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Telemann - Flavius Bertaridus (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]

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Telemann - Flavius Bertaridus (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]

Telemann - Flavius Bertaridus (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88691926052 | TT: 76.13+75.27+68.15 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 980 Mb

This live recording of Georg Philipp Telemann's "Flavius 'Bertaridus" is a rarity: The performance at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been hailed by critics and frenetic. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described this world premiere recording under the direction of Alessandro di Marchi - one of the leading specialists in historical performance practice. As "a milestone in German music history," "Not a single scene, no aria want to miss it," the Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes to di Marchis spectacular interpretation with orchestra and chorus of the Academia Montis Regalis. The opera is entirely filled with wonderful singers like Maite Beaumont, Ann-Beth Solvang and Nina Bernstein.

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Monteverdi - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2016)

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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Monteverdi - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2016)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Monteverdi - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:46:34 | 788 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 5063456

Back another two centuries, to 1640 and a late masterpiece by the first great figure in opera history: Claudio Monteverdi and his Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria – “The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland”. Raymond Leppard conducted a production at Glyndebourne in the early 1970s, based on his own edition of the textually problematic work – there are gaps in the only surviving score. Revived in 1979, the production – which has gone down in the annals of opera legend – was recorded by CBS. Gramophone’s reviewer declared the performance “gloriously vivid in humanity and splendour.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 99:06 min | 566 MB
Label: Decca Records - 478 1522 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2009
Classical, Opera, Baroque

A work dedicated to "castratos" and the music that their magic voices inspired to a lot of composers. The title of the album refers to the sacrifice castratos did for the sake of music.

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

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Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 58:38 | 243.00 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics - Virgin Classics Angel Records (London), EU

Kathleen Battle (born August 13, 1948, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA) is an American soprano known for her agile and light voice and her silvery, pure tone. Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid 1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into light lyric soprano and lyric coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s. Although she no longer appears in operas, Battle remains active in concert and recital performances.

Handel - Partenope (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2009/1979]

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Handel - Partenope (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2009/1979]

Handel - Partenope (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2009/1979]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697529972 | TT: 192.20 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 846 Mb

This is the best recording so far of Partenope. Krisztina Laki is splendid in the lead role as is Helga Muller-Molinari as Rosmira and John York Skinner as Armindo. Rene Jacobs in the counter-tenor role of Arsace does a fine job considering the date of this recording. The orchestra plays with great vitality. This is the recommended recording of this opera.

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

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Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 331 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, #: 252 | 2016 | 01:09:57

It is impossible to overstate the profundity with which Bach has probed the secret inner recesses of the human heart – quite the opposite from the ‘divine sewing machine’ that Colette saw in his work. He was really an opera composer, showing great psychological penetration, not only spiritually but in basic human terms, from the tenderness of love to the terror felt when confronting death. Separated from any liturgical or musicological context, this programme aims to stress Bach’s genius for expressing human passions in all their diversity. –GILLES CANTAGREL

La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys (2010)

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La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys (2010)

La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:47:45 | 900 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Musiques a la Chabotterie | Catalog: 605008

Lully's tragedie en musique, Atys, with a text by his favored librettist, Philippe Quinault, was one of his greatest operatic successes and was significant for setting a new standard for a distinctively French approach to opera. While Lully's operas have not entered the repertoire, they have fared well on record thanks to the efforts of some top-notch early music ensembles, and this 2010 performance of Atys featuring Hugo Reyne leading La Simphonie du Marais and Le Choeur du Marais is a superb addition to the composer's discography.

Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]

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Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]

Handel - Alessandro (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2011/1985]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697856552 | TT: 207.03 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 927 Mb

A hit in its first run in 1726, in London and elsewhere, Alessandro has had less success in our day. It is a demanding and lengthy work. The story moves quickly and is fairly silly, and meant to be. This Alexander conquers Ossidraca during the overture, but manages to bungle his subsequent amatory assaults, which constitute the rest of the opera. All manages to end well for him in the nick of time, however, as a good lieto fine requires. The performance takes just over three hours, though Bernd Feuchtner, the author of the notes, claims that London audiences in 1726 were in the theater for five.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"

Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]

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Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]

Handel - Alcina (Ferdinand Leitner) [2008/1959]
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon 002894778017 | TT: 73.35+78.18 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 729 Mb

This recording is the first official release in any format of this once-in-a-lifetime concert performance featuring Dame Joan Sutherland and Fritz Wunderlich. In 1959 performances of Handel were just beginning to embrace the original instrument movement making this recording an invaluable historic record of performance practice. In addition to musicological interest, the CDs present Joan Sutherland at the beginning of her illustrious career in the full bloom of youth. She was flown in as a last minute replacement for the scheduled soprano and proceeded to give a virtuoso performance of the demanding title role. Full of Handel's gorgeous melodies and with vocal fireworks in bountiful supply, it is no wonder that Sutherland completely awed the German public. She is joined by Fritz Wunderlich, the acclaimed German tenor, in their one-and-only collaboration. He as well was a last minute replacement and rises to the exacting demands of Handel. His rich and pliant tone is perfectly suited to the technical and dramatic demands of the opera.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bouzignac: Te Deum, Motets (1993)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bouzignac: Te Deum, Motets (1993)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bouzignac: Te Deum, Motets (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 63:27 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901471

Guillaume Bouzignac (1690?-1743?) was not attached to the French Royal Court. His music was not published by Ballard, who held a royal monopoly on musical publication. He MAY have been a choirboy in Narbonne, a master of the choirboys in Grenoble, a musical servant of Henri Montmorency, governor of Languedoc at the time of the wars against the Huguenots, and a person of musical importance in the city of Tours, where the manuscript of these motets was discovered in 1905. That covers almost everything that's known about the composer outside of the very specific information about his musical thought contained in his works.

(Arte) J.S. Bach par Nemanja Radulovic au Théâtre des Champs Elysées (2017)

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(Arte) J.S. Bach par Nemanja Radulovic au Théâtre des Champs Elysées (2017)

(Arte) J.S. Bach par Nemanja Radulovic au Théâtre des Champs Elysées (2017)
Webrip | 1h11min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2330 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,23 GB
Genre : Classical music

Le violoniste le plus rock de l'Hexagone pose ses valises au Théâtre des Champs Elysées ! Lors cette date parisienne, Nemanja Radulovic et son ensemble Double Sens nous embarquent pour un concert dédié entièrement à Johann Sebastian Bach.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:10 | 433 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 0927-44655-2

This superb recording of the compositions of Lully for the court of Louis XIV is almost perfect in delivery; evoking the sophistication, wit, grandeur, humor that would be required to entertain the most demanding of monarchs amidst the most sophisticated court in Europe. The character of Lully is fascinating. Lully was an Italian actor, dancer and musician who becomes the central creative force in music theatre in the court of the Sun King. However it is the flawless music that is contained in this recording that should be heard. With use of period instruments William Christie and Les Arts Florissants paint a range of compositions from various operas and periods in Lully's career in the court of the Sun King.

Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)

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Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)

Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:15 | 447 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA1951746

Years before J.S. Bach paved the way toward what is now largely considered the height of the German Baroque, Dietrich Buxtehude was hard at work in northern Germany on his own individual union of the Italian and French Baroque styles. His Op. 1 is a sumptuous, dynamic set of seven sonatas scored for violin, gamba, and continuo (played here by cello and harpsichord). Unlike composers both before and after him, Buxtehude was far from formulaic when it came to the organization of his sonatas, each one having its own unique combination and sequence of movements.

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

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Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 300 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: SK 46672 | TT: 65’22"

Jazz buffs are very familiar with Wynton Marsalis and his trumpet. Opera lovers know the quality voice of lyrical soprano Kathleen Battle. A perfect blending of these two performers, in the Baroque music, has been acheived in this CD. The match of human voice and trumpet seems to us, at the end of the Twenth Century, a mismatch. But to quote Ellen T. Harris, who wrote the liner notes, "The real and sympolic power of the trumpet makes its combination with the quieter instruments and voice seems, at first, imbrobable, but a softer sweeter style of playing in the high ("clarino") register was typical in art music for the trumpet…". Sounds simple enough, but Wynton is one of the few players who can do it well. So well in fact, that at several points Kathleen's voice and Wynton's trumpet blend into one voice, a balanced singularity, even duplicating each others vibrato exactly. A truely amazing accomplishment, which can only be fully appreciated by listening; but once you hear this glorious sound, you'll want to upgrade your stero system to capture its fullness…
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