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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas (2008)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas (2008)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas [6CDs] (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.45 Mb | Total time: 05:24:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69564-1 | Recorded: 1999, 2003

William Christie’s account on Erato is probably now a first recommendation… he has marshalled expert singers; Alan Ewing’s Polyphemus is particularly good, well characterized and spirited. Indeed, the whole performance is full of life and personality, and Christie holds everything together with finesse and grace.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Niccolo Jommelli: Armida abbandonata (2005)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Niccolo Jommelli: Armida abbandonata (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Niccolò Jommelli: Armida abbandonata (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 928 Mb | Total time: 61:04+66:40+44:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # AMB 9983 | Recorded: 1994

Armida abbandonata is one of Niccolo Jommelli's finest operas. It was the first he composed after returning to Naples from his triumphant years in Stuttgart (1754-1769), receiving its first performance at the Teatro San Carlo on May 30, 1770. Among those who attended was the 14-year old Mozart, whose report that Armida was "beautiful, but too serious and old-fashioned for the theater," has been frequently quoted and almost as frequently misunderstood. "The theater" almost certainly refers specifically to the San Carlo, which did indeed find Armida "too serious," in the sense of its harmonic and orchestral complexity, ironically a criticism Mozart himself would later encounter in Vienna.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 3 [5CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 3 [5CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 3 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,47 Gb | Total time: 05:31:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Adam Fischer, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Adam Fischer, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Adam Fischer, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23932 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 191 min | 44,3 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3837 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 191 min | 13,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanis, Japanese

The classy interpretation of Mozart's Così fan tutte concluded Claus Guth's Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival. Hosted in the intimate surroundings of the Haus für Mozart, the comic tale of fi ancée-swapping is fl irtatiously retold by a dynamic cast and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Adam Fischer. Guth's imaginative production maintains the opera's musical drama and humour in a contemporary setting, where young men test their lovers in an entertaining game of seduction and temptation.

]William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Divertissements, Airs et Concerts (1999)

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]William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Divertissements, Airs et Concerts (1999)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Divertissements, Airs et Concerts (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 73:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 3984-25485-2 | Recorded: 1998

This is a mixed bag, but it is a mixture of wonderful stuff put together with considerable expertise. Marc-Antoine Charpentier was a major composer of the French Baroque, served at the Sainte-Chappelle in Paris, and wrote much music of solemnity and grandeur, but was also principal composer for the Comedie Française where he wrote music of a lighter nature. What we get here is mainly the latter, more directly entertaining Charpentier, and we get it in the forms of airs serieux, which are refined songs intended for court circles, and airs a boire, in a more popular style.

Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)

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Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)

Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 68:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon| 477 7468 | Recorded: 2008

Petibon has established herself as one of the most interesting and versatile sopranos of our day and has been widely acclaimed for her outstanding acting abilities that make her merge completely with whatever role she sings and represents on stage.

Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)

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Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)

Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 62:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 475 090-2 | Recorded: 2002

French Touch is soprano Petibon's 2003 release which features the works of such French composers for example Delibes, Massenet and Offenbach to mention a few. Petibon sings with much enthusiasm and joy which makes it a very enjoyable recording. Yves Abel leads the national orchestra and choir of Lyon. On track she sings duet with mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1998)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1998)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 47:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-17067-2 | Recorded: 1996

It figures that the ensemble most responsible for the French Baroque revival is the one to outdo Nelson and Kirkby's legendary recording of these lamentation settings. Sophie Daneman and Patricia Petibon don't have the earlier pair's gorgeous, distinctive voices (both occasionally wobble above the staff), but they sound plenty beautiful. More importantly, they've managed to make these major-key pieces sound like lamentations. Twenty years ago, Kirkby and Nelson were pioneers: merely singing with their white tone was risky; they couldn't take many chances with rhythmic freedom.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Landi: Il Sant' Alessio (1996)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Landi: Il Sant' Alessio (1996)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Landi: Il Sant' Alessio (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 554 Mb | Total time: 76:42+67:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0630-14340-2 | Recorded: 1995

Stefano Landi, who was Monteverdi's junior by about 20 years, was active in Rome, whereas Monteverdi was based in Venice. Landi spent two formative years in Venice, though, and absorbed the progressive musical ideas of Monteverdi and other seconda prattica composers. That contact would explain why Il Sant'Alessio (1632) sounds like a Monteverdi opera. Its expressive recitatives, melodically gratifying set pieces, mixture of serious and comic elements, and the complex psychology of its characters make it a piece that should appeal to opera fans who love L'incoronazione di Poppea.

Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff - L'amour, la mort, la mer (2020)

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Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff - L'amour, la mort, la mer (2020)

Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff - L'amour, la mort, la mer (2020)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:15 | 399 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 19439719552

With her new programme "L'amour, la mort, la mer" Patricia Petibon flies freely from one register to another, from one language to another, and from one style to its exact opposite. However, she does base her repertoire around her own personal journey. This is what grants her seemingly eclectic style the consistency of an unparalleled performance. It is less a recital than a story that unfolds from one composer to the next—a secret story of grief, travel, and solitude. In this way, she echoes the idea underpinning Saint- John Perse’s poem, Amers: “The tragedians came down from the quarries.

Patricia Petibon, Jean-Francois Novelli, Ensemble Amarillis - Amour & Mascarade (2009)

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Patricia Petibon, Jean-Francois Novelli, Ensemble Amarillis - Amour & Mascarade (2009)

Patricia Petibon, Jean-Francois Novelli, Ensemble Amarillis - Amour & Mascarade (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:41 | 409 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naïve | Catalog: AM 187

There is little in the way of a clear theme tying together this collection of Baroque works, which includes music by English and Italian composers, instrumental and vocal, secular and sacred, performed by the French group Ensemble Amarillis with soprano Patricia Petibon and tenor Jean-François Novelli. For the listener looking for a general assortment of pieces from the Baroque era, performed with lively energy, this could be just the thing. Outstanding are the vocal tracks featuring Petibon and Novelli. Petibon, whose jewel-like high soprano shines in the music of Purcell and Francesco Mancini, is a pleasure.

Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)

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Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)

Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:29 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 7243 62294 2 6

Patricia Petibon is equally at home in the music of Rameau and Caldara as she is in the humorous works of Bernstein. One of the more exciting singers of the day, this recording gives us a new insight into her huge talent. The recitals of this witty and talented French soprano have received great acclaim around the world. This new compilation serves as a great introduction to her unique talent and also demonstrates her great versatility. For versatility alone this collection is worth adding to the library - and that saying nothing about the aplomb she uses to carry off these pieces.

Patricia Petibon, Andrea Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel - Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs (2012)

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Patricia Petibon, Andrea Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel - Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs (2012)

Patricia Petibon, Andrea Marcon, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel - Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 412 Mb | Total time: 67'53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophone | # 479 0079 | Recorded: 2012

Admired for her remarkable creative imagination and exemplary musicianship, soprano Patricia Petibon, in her newest album for Deutsche Grammophon, offers a treasure-trove of fascinating Baroque curiosities guaranteed to enthral both the Baroque aficionado and the casual listener.

Christoph Konig, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2003)

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Christoph Konig, Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2003)

Christoph König, Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2003)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 143 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Bel Air Classiques | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 2003

Nous ne sommes pas certains que les spectateurs de l’Opéra de Zurich aient éprouvé tout à fait le même plaisir que nous à la vue de cette production de Jonathan Miller. Car la réussite de cette captation doit beaucoup au travail de la réalisatrice vidéo Chloé Perlemuter qui, avec un dispositif volontairement réduit, a décidé d’épouser le regard du spectateur, furtif, parfois inquisiteur et parfois distrait. Quelques regards sur les chanteurs en coulisses, des cadrages audacieux, rompent la monotonie d’un spectacle assez statique où l’investissement se lit presque exclusivement sur les visages, ce que soulignent parfaitement de pertinents gros plans. La captation offre donc au travail minimaliste et pudique de Jonathan Miller une profondeur supplémentaire, comme elle offre d’autres perspectives au décor d’une sobriété monacale d’Isabella Bywater, également signataires de costumes chatoyants qui nous renvoient directement au siècle des Lumières.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Pastoraletta (1996)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Pastoraletta (1996)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Pastoraletta (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 52:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-14774-2 | Recorded: 1996

Charpentier (1643-1704) is best known for his religious works and the opera "Medée". He also wrote a number of chamber music works (instrumental and vocal) of which three were released on CD. "Les plaisiers de Versailles H.480" is described as an opera-like divertimento. Actually an opera with only one act that takes about half an hour. This work was intended for performance in Versailles within the palace to entertain the king. "Airs sur les stances du cid H.457-459" are three 'airs sérieux', songs for solo voice with basso continuo accompaniment. These airs are set on texts from Corneille's drama "Le cid". "Amor vince ogni cosa H.492" is a dramatic pastoral; a small cantata with a pastoral character for five voices that mainly function as a shepherd's chorus and comment on the events. They have not inherited their own character yet. The accompaniment is Italian as well: two violins and basso continuo. Of course, the love between shepherds and shepherdesses plays the most important role, assisted by Pan, god of the shepherds.