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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vivaldi: Four Seasons (1999)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vivaldi: Four Seasons (1999)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vivaldi: Four Seasons (1999)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:50 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 289 463 259-2

We've grown so accustomed to seeing violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gracing album covers in her flowing formal gowns that this recording of Vivaldi's masterpiece may come as a shock to her fans, at least at first glance. Mutter, it appears, has been influenced by Gap culture, looking relaxed and appearing in jeans on the album cover. To coincide with this release, she even released a music video, featuring the Trondheim Soloists and herself performing the glorious work and looking like they're having a blast. Is this the shape of classical music to come?

Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)

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Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 548 Mb | Total time: 102:38 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM90228687 | Recorded: 2016

Late sixteenth-century Florence was a theatre: first and foremost a political one, in the eyes of the dynasties that wished to use the arts to display their power. A humanist one too, as is shown by these intermedi (interludes) that sought to achieve the perfect blend between music and poetry, the ideal of a certain Renaissance. Inserted into plays imitating the ancient writers, these entertainments were presented with lavish visual and musical resources. After reaching an initial peak in 1589 with the intermedi composed for Bargagli’s La pellegrina, this tradition was prolonged in the burgeoning genre of opera by such composers as Peri, Caccini (Euridice, 1600) and, very soon, Monteverdi (L’Orfeo) and Gagliano (Dafne).

Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

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Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Raphaël Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 675 Mb | Total time: 139:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902212.13 | Recorded: 2014

At the height of the famous Querelle des Bouffons (1754), the elderly Rameau yielded to insistent requests from the Académie Royale de Musique for a major revision of Castor and Pollux, 17 years after the lukewarm reception of its premiere. He deleted the Prologue and made substantial modifications to the dramatic structure, with a completely new first act! But the original has continued to overshadow the revision, unjustly so when one considers the modernity of its orchestration. The inspired direction of Raphaël Pichon shows the extent to which this music heralds the Classical orchestra.

Glenn Gould Live in Leningrad 1957 - Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Beethoven: Piano Concerto Op.19 (1993)

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Glenn Gould Live in Leningrad 1957 - Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Beethoven: Piano Concerto Op.19 (1993)

Glenn Gould Live in Leningrad 1957 - Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Beethoven: Piano Concerto Op.19 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 53:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 7464-52686-2 | Recorded: 1957

The "Fourth Programme" of Sony Classical's Glenn Gould Edition contributes to the Beethoven deluge with a swift and nimble account of the Second Concerto, recorded live in Leningrad in 1957 (SMK52686). Ladislav Slovak conducts, and the coupling is a fiery Bach D minor Concerto—which is far more animated than Gould's studio version under Bernstein.
– Gramophone

Glenn Gould: The Complete Bach Collection [38CDs & 6DVDs] (2012)

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Glenn Gould: The Complete Bach Collection [38CDs & 6DVDs] (2012)

Glenn Gould: The Complete Bach Collection [38CDs & 6DVDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 15,9 Gb | Total time: 28 h (CD) + 7 h 30 min (DVD) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classics | # 88691961142 | Recorded: 1952-1981

Although Glenn Gould embraced a wider repertoire than most music lovers realize, his reputation primarily rests with Bach, and in particular, the 1955 and 1981 Goldberg Variations recordings that essentially demarcate his international recording career. To honor what would have been Gould’s 80th birthday in 2012, along with the 30th anniversary of his untimely death in 1982 at age 50, Sony/BMG releases its most comprehensive Gould/Bach collection to date. Its 38 CDs and six DVDs include just about every studio or live Bach recording by Gould previously issued under the Sony Classical banner.

Louis Kaufman - Vivaldi: 12 Violin Concertos Op. 8, The Four Seasons (2005)

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Louis Kaufman - Vivaldi: 12 Violin Concertos Op. 8, The Four Seasons (2005)

Louis Kaufman - Vivaldi: 12 Violin Concertos Op. 8, The Four Seasons (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:10 | 538 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.110297-98

Issued in 1947, this is the very first recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. It won violinist Louis Kaufman (1905-1994) the Grand Prix du Disques, was introduced into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and has been credited with reviving interest in Vivaldi's music. Kaufman discovered the other eight concertos in Op. 8, then unknown, in Brussels, and recorded them, plus a two-violin concerto, in Zurich in 1950.

Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Koln - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2014) (Repost)

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Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Koln - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2014) (Repost)

Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Koln - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:42 | 484 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 2695 |A|H|

This release of Bach's well-explored violin concertos (plus a couple of arranged keyboard concertos) by Italian violinist Giuliano Carmignola delivers truth in advertising on its back cover: the violinist, playing a 1739 Guidantus and leading the historical-instrument ensemble Concerto Köln, "seems to cast fresh light on these much-loved masterpieces by imbuing them with all the joyfulness of his Venetian sound."

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vivaldi: Il Farnace (2015)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vivaldi: Il Farnace (2015)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vivaldi: Il Farnace (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 704 Mb | Total time: 69:40+74:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS7670/1-2 | Recorded: 2013

Il Farnace is the most re-written and re-proposed of Vivaldi’s operas, it’s like a beloved child who worries his father, and to whom the parent always wants to give the best. Versions of Farnace, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, had been conceived and adapted to the different circumstances for Venice, Prague, Pavia and Mantua, always with a cast to Vivaldi’s satisfaction and with the composer in control of the production.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova - Handel: Alcina (2011)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova - Handel: Alcina (2011)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anja Harteros, Vesselina Kasarova - Handel: Alcina (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 205 min | 6,79+6,49 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean | Recorded: 2010

Handels operas are now so thoroughly a part of modern musical life that you might think every major opera house welcomes them. But until November 2010, when it introduced an absorbing new production of Alcina, the Vienna Staatsoper resisted them, not having done a Baroque opera since Monteverdis Poppea in the 1960s. The present production boasted an all-star cast of Baroque specialists, a former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble, the highly-acclaimed conductor Marc Minkowski and his Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble in the pit. Adrian Noble places his Alcina into a framework which begins in the magnificent ballroom of the Devonshire-House in London Piccadilly. The legendary Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, stages a play in which she is acting together with her friends, a stage on the stage. Alcina is a great musical experience geared to the Baroque curiosity. Marc Minkowski revives Handels music in an outstanding way.

Joseph Payne - Johan Helmich Roman: Twelve Suites for Harpsichord (1994)

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Joseph Payne - Johan Helmich Roman: Twelve Suites for Harpsichord (1994)

Joseph Payne - Johan Helmich Roman: Twelve Suites for Harpsichord (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 853 Mb | Total time: 138:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD 669/70 | Recorded: 1994

Johan Helmich Roman is said to be "the father of Swedish music", and "the Swedish Handel". His music is seen as the foundation of Swedish classical music. Well-known for his Drottingholmsmusiken, he also wrote hundreds of other works, including some 120 instrumental works and 200 vocal works. This recording contains 12 suites for harpsichord, which, like most of his music, was not published during his lifetime.

Ulf Bjorlin, Cappella Coloniensis - Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholm-Musik; Concerto Grosso (1992)

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Ulf Bjorlin, Cappella Coloniensis - Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholm-Musik; Concerto Grosso (1992)

Ulf Björlin, Cappella Coloniensis - Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholm-Musik; Concerto Grosso (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 209 Mb | Total time: 48:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 10 624 | Recorded: 1984

Johan Helmich Roman (born 26 October 1694 in Stockholm, died 20 November 1758 on the Haraldsmåla estate in Småland) is one of Sweden’s most important composers of all time. He has been called ‘the father of Swedish music’, and with good reason. As chief conductor of the Royal Court Orchestra, composer, musician and teacher, Roman laid the ground for an increasingly rich music scene in 18th century Sweden. He was also the first Swedish composer to attain international status, and had a prolific musical output covering most of the genres of his time, instrumental and vocal, with the exception of opera and oratorios.

Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)

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Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)

Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 438 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Sveciae | # MSCD 405 | Recorded: 1992

Johan Helmich Roman (born 26 October 1694 in Stockholm, died 20 November 1758 on the Haraldsmåla estate in Småland) is one of Sweden’s most important composers of all time. He has been called ‘the father of Swedish music’, and with good reason. As chief conductor of the Royal Court Orchestra, composer, musician and teacher, Roman laid the ground for an increasingly rich music scene in 18th century Sweden. He was also the first Swedish composer to attain international status, and had a prolific musical output covering most of the genres of his time, instrumental and vocal, with the exception of opera and oratorios.

Jaap Schroder, Johann Sonnleitner - Johan Helmich Roman: Sonatas and Assaggi (1987)

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Jaap Schroder, Johann Sonnleitner - Johan Helmich Roman: Sonatas and Assaggi (1987)

Jaap Schröder, Johann Sonnleitner - Johan Helmich Roman: Sonatas and Assaggi (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 56:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Sveciae | # MSCD 406 | Recorded: 1987

Johan Helmich Roman (born 26 October 1694 in Stockholm, died 20 November 1758 on the Haraldsmåla estate in Småland) is one of Sweden’s most important composers of all time. He has been called ‘the father of Swedish music’, and with good reason. As chief conductor of the Royal Court Orchestra, composer, musician and teacher, Roman laid the ground for an increasingly rich music scene in 18th century Sweden. He was also the first Swedish composer to attain international status, and had a prolific musical output covering most of the genres of his time, instrumental and vocal, with the exception of opera and oratorios.

Ruggiero Ricci - The Art of Ruggiero Ricci (5CD) (2003)

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Ruggiero Ricci - The Art of Ruggiero Ricci (5CD) (2003)

Ruggiero Ricci - The Art of Ruggiero Ricci (5CD) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:33:04 | 1,8 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: VOX | Catalog: 3611

There are certain violin soloists who have adopted their instrument as a real extension of his soul. This is - nor more neither less- the case of Ruggiero Ricci a virtuosi who seems to be cold at the first bars of every piece ( as a matter iof fact I had the chance to watch him four times between 1976 and 1985 in Caracas), but once you are involved in the mood of the piece he conveys us to new horizons, thanks his amazing technique and voluptuous sensibility.

Ulrich Stotzel, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Collegium vocale Siegen - Telemann: Christmas Cantatas II (2017)

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Ulrich Stotzel, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Collegium vocale Siegen - Telemann: Christmas Cantatas II (2017)

Ulrich Stötzel, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Collegium vocale Siegen - Telemann: Christmas Cantatas II (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 54:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 166-2 | Recorded: 2017

The three cantatas brought together here are from Telemann’s last printed annual cycle, which was published in Hermsdorf (near Hirschberg), Silesia, in 1749. Each cantata has a title page indicating the particular Sunday, registering the ensemble parts under it, and displaying a decorative figure modeled on a putto as an ornament on the lower half of the page. Since the putto was also understood as an angel, the cycle came to be known as the »Engel-Jahrgang« (Angel Cycle). In addition, the title contains a pithy motto that seems to be referring to Telemann: »You glorify the sweet harmony of the art of music and sanctify it.« As in his other annual cycles issued in printed form, the compositions were presented in Hamburg churches prior to their publication or along with it. These are joyful works of dancy verve to which Telemann supplied additional splendor in many movements through the use of trumpets.