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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)

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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 64:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67714 | Recorded: 2008

The banning of opera performances during Lent in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Rome meant that composers had to turn their attention to biblical subjects. However there is no sense that either composer or librettist felt at all limited in their subject matter, judging from the extraordinarily inventive oratorios that were produced during this time. Scarlatti’s work tells the dramatic story of David and Goliath. Whilst the biblical account relays the story in a few sentences, the anonymous librettist of Davidis pugna et victoria expands upon these to create an extensive libretto, with the characters fully developed and explored.

Mike Fentross, La Sfera Armoniosa - Francesco Cavalli: L'Ipermestra (2019)

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Mike Fentross, La Sfera Armoniosa - Francesco Cavalli: L'Ipermestra (2019)

Mike Fentross, La Sfera Armoniosa - Francesco Cavalli: L'Ipermestra (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 61:18+57:22+47:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC 72774 | Recorded: 2006

Working in 17th-century Venice soon after the worlds first public opera houses opened there, composer Francesco Cavalli had no tradition to follow. He gave his fertile imagination free rein, tinkering with the brand-new art form to create the lively Venetian style of opera, with its melodious arias, sprightly dance rhythms, free-wheeling mythological or historical plots and generous dollops of comedy. Like most of Cavallis operas, Ilpermestra wasnt performed between the late 17th century and recent years. Ilpermestra was written on the occasion of the birth of King Philip IV of Spains first son in 1658. It was one of the most magnificent operas to have ever been staged. This is the world premiere recording of the opera, made after a live stage performance in Utrecht in 2006.

Chris Benstead - Wrath of Man Soundtrack (2021)

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Chris Benstead - Wrath of Man Soundtrack (2021)

Chris Benstead - Wrath of Man Soundtrack (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:17:53 | 333 Mb
Genre: Classical Soundtrack / Label: Sony Classical

Chris Benstead has composed the score to the new Miramax/MGM film ‘Wrath of Man’ directed by Guy Ritchie. The film will premiere in cinemas on the 7th May and the cast includes Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, with Eddie Marsan and Scott Eastwood. Guy Ritchie directed the movie from the screenplay written by him with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies.

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich Plays Mozart (2021)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich Plays Mozart (2021)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich Plays Mozart (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 4:44:40 | 1,01 Gb / 648 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Argerich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her paternal ancestors were Spaniards from Catalonia based in Buenos Aires since the 18th century. Her maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire, who settled in Colonia Villa Clara in the Entre Ríos province, one of the colonies established by Baron de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association. The provenance of the name Argerich is Catalonia.

Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)

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Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)

Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 81:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2592 | Recorded: 2016, 2018

The Finnish-American composer Alex Freeman has been described as being ‘as comfortable in the realm of the pop ballad as in that of the concert hall’ and yet his songs ‘are imbued with the craftsmanship and care one would expect of a composer of his formidable academic training, just as his concert works carry the emotional immediacy of popular music.’ Himself a choral singer, Alex Freeman has written a number of works for choir: music that aims to be sonorous and melodic, but is carefully crafted to avoid the clichés that can burden conventional tonality.

Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

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Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 56:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Atma Classique | # ACD2 2797 | Recorded: 2019

Canadian ensemble Notturna offers a charming instrumental version of the opera L'Amant jaloux (the jealous lover) by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). This anonymous arrangement for flute, oboe, violin, viola, and bass was found in the Biblioteca Estense di Modena. Though undated, it was likely transcribed in 1778, the year Grétry composed the opera. Founded in 2006 and directed by oboist Christopher Palameta, Notturna is a chamber collective whose spirited and sensitive playing (Early Music America) draws on the transparency and expressiveness of early wind instruments to paint fresh pictures of an unexplored historical repertoire.

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

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Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 611 Mb | Total time: 62:42+66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697855712 | Recorded: 1965

Shirley Verrett makes a deeply impressive Orfeo, firm and pure in sound, classically restrained in expression; and her "Che farò", at a moderate, beautifully judged speed, is very finely sung, poised and quietly moving. The set is conducted by Renato Fasano, whose pacing of the score shows a very sure touch. The dance music has a grace and lightness, and a stylistic command, that one might not have expected from an orchestra which in those days seemed to be fed chiefly on a diet of Vivaldi.

Hanna Husáhr, Olle Persson, Christoffer Holgersson - Uppbrott (2021)

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Hanna Husáhr, Olle Persson, Christoffer Holgersson - Uppbrott (2021)

Hanna Husáhr, Olle Persson, Christoffer Holgersson - Uppbrott (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 51:18 | 117 / 190 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos Sweden - Daphne

Swedish soprano Hanna Husáhr studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and continued as a trainee at the Finnish National Opera. With repertoire ranging from Händel and Mozart to Donizetti’s Lucia and Adams’ Pat Nixon she has sung with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.

Célia Oneto Bensaid - Metamorphosis (2021)

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Célia Oneto Bensaid - Metamorphosis (2021)

Célia Oneto Bensaid - Metamorphosis (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:13:50 | 179 / 168 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: NoMadMusic

Surrounded by art since her childhood, especially of the theater and dramatic arts, Célia Oneto Bensaid decided that she will tell stories on the piano, this rich instrument allowing to interpret so many repertories!Celia studies at the National Conservatory in Paris where she obtains five diploma and prizes with the best honors : piano (Claire Désert), accompaniment (direction of singing with Erika Guiomar, vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec and piano accompaniment with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger ) and chamber music (Claire Désert and Ami Flammer).Celia also studies with Rene Shereshevskaya since 2010 and continues at Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot, where she graduated as a concert pianist in 2018. Following many masterclasses, she also studied with Anne Queffelec, Maria-Joao Pires and Jean-Claude Pennetier.

Eberhard Waechter - J. Strauss II: Ritter Pásmán, Op. 441 (Excerpts) [Live] (2021)

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Eberhard Waechter - J. Strauss II: Ritter Pásmán, Op. 441 (Excerpts) [Live] (2021)

Eberhard Waechter - J. Strauss II: Ritter Pásmán, Op. 441 (Excerpts) [Live] (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:14:15 | 679 / 307 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orfeo

When the Court Opera Director Wilhelm Jahn commissioned the by no means unvain Johann Strauss Jr. to write a ‘genuine’ opera, he readily accepted. So, he wrote Ritter Pásmán, a work the Waltz King himself regarded as his only one in this genre, although the plot is basically like an operetta. The source was the narrative Pázmán lovag by the Hungarian writer János Aranyi (1817-1882). It deals with jealousy and a kind of tit-for-tat. The premiere of the comic opera at the Vienna Court Opera on New Year’s Day 1892 was a major society event, but its artistic success lagged somewhat behind. The reviewers of the premiere were distanced towards the work. On the one hand, they unanimously elevated the ballet music at the beginning of Act III to the status of an absolute masterpiece. (By the way, this was the first time that a cimbalom could be heard in the orchestra of the Court Opera). The present live recording was captured at the Vienna Musikverein on 27 October 1975, with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Heinz Wallberg, Eberhard Waechter as Ritter Pásmàn, Sona Ghazarian as Queen, Josef Hopfwieser as Hungarian King, and Truedeliese Schmidt as Eva as main cast. The recording includes the complete ballet music as bonus tracks, performed by the Slovac State Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Alfred Walter.

Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)

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Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)

Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 71:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC10307 | Recorded: 2014

Naples was famous throughout Europe in the 17th century for the variety of musical performances that took place during the course of the church year. Christmas was one of the feasts that was celebrated with particular splendour. On the present CD, the Ensemble Odyssee under the direction of Andrea Friggi introduces Nocturnes and Pastorals composed by Gaetano Veneziano (1656-1716) for the liturgy of Christmas services.

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian & Tonkünstler-Orchester - Glinka, Rimski-Korsakow & Borodin: Orchestral Works (2021)

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Emmanuel Tjeknavorian & Tonkünstler-Orchester - Glinka, Rimski-Korsakow & Borodin: Orchestral Works (2021)

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian & Tonkünstler-Orchester - Glinka, Rimski-Korsakow & Borodin: Orchestral Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:28
Classical | Label: Tonkünstler-Orchester

The musicians of the Tonkunstler Orchestra – and especially their concertmaster Kirill Maximov in soloist mode – want to tell you some fabulous stories. There can be few other orchestral pieces that capture the imagination as directly as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical tales from the «Thousand and One Nights». Violin concerto? Symphonic poem? Or suite? «Scheherazade», written in the summer of 1888, has a little of each, or even better: everything in one! The four movements have names like «The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship» and «Festival at Baghdad»; the musical bor- rowings come from Persia, India and the Caucasus. Emmanuel Tjeknavorian chose this work for his first ever CD production as conductor of a full symphony orchestra because he has an emo- tional connection to it. He explains why in his deeply personal message in the booklet. The young violinist, now increasingly making a name for himself as a conductor, has complemented «Scheherazade» with other showpieces of the Russian orchestral repertoire by Mikhail Glinka and Aleksandr Borodin.

Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)

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Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)

Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 398 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:38
Classical, Vocal | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung

For once, a recitative is the focus of a cantata. In BWV 47, the opening chorus, two arias, and the final chorale are grouped around the central statement "Mankind is dirt, stench, earth and ashes," which can hardly be surpassed in clarity. It takes a soloist with a powerful voice and experience of life to get the message across credibly!

Lionel Monnet - Envolées lyriques (2021)

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Lionel Monnet - Envolées lyriques (2021)

Lionel Monnet - Envolées lyriques (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:50
Classical | Label: Label G

The virtuoso pianist Lionel Monnet has recorded Stenheim’s second Acoustic Session at the Espace Consonance in Switzerland where he is the artist in residence. Once again Stenheim was able to call on the talents of Jean-Claude Gaberel to engineer the session. Lionel Monnet has won numerous prizes for his playing and has been invited to perform at venues throughout Europe and beyond. This session showcases his talents brilliantly, as well as the exceptional acoustics of the venue.

Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)

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Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)

Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 194 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:47:37
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

Throughout his life, Felix Mendelssohn harboured a strong love-hate relationship with the Berlin Sing-Akademie, where, as a singer and student of the director Carl Friedrich Zelter, he got to know important works of Italian vocal polyphony of the 16th and 17th centuries.