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Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)

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Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)

Paul Daniel, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Mitridate, Re di Ponto (2002/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.74 Gb (DVD9) | 177 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: English

Mozart's fourth opera - written when he was only 14 - displays all the hallmarks of the fresh, inventive writing that was to flourish into extraordinary genius in his later works and, with a cast as good as this, The Royal Opera's production takes Mitridate, re di Ponto to the highest levels of operatic achievement. Based on a play by Jean Racine, it is a story of jealous love and political intrigue.

Ann Hallenberg, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: New Discoveries II ( (2012)

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Ann Hallenberg, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: New Discoveries II ( (2012)

Ann Hallenberg, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Vivaldi: New Discoveries II ( (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 58:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30534 | Recorded: 2011

This is the 45th title in the Vivaldi Edition, 3 years after the first recording dedicated to Vivaldi scores discovered in Europe between 2000 and 2007, now in its 12th year. This second volume features the most recent discoveries in world premiere recordings and will further contribute to complete one of the most fascinating jigsaw puzzles in musical history Federico Maria Sardelli is a member of the musicological committee of the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, for which he has published numerous scholarly essays. In July 2007 Peter Ryom chose him to continue his monumental work of cataloguing the music of Antonio Vivaldi; since then, Sardelli has been the editor of the Vivaldi Werkverzeichnis (RV).

Elisabeth Scholl, Echo du Danube - Giovanni Ferrandini: Cantate per passione (2006)

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Elisabeth Scholl, Echo du Danube - Giovanni Ferrandini: Cantate per passione (2006)

Elisabeth Scholl, Echo du Danube - Giovanni Ferrandini: Cantate per passione (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 73:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | ACC 24181 | Recorded: 2005

Giovanni Ferrandini seems to have been something of a child prodigy. By the time he was 12 he had left his home town of Venice to take up a paid court appointment as oboist in Munich. What should be remarked upon is not just his age but that the Elector of Bavaria was paying him; this was an age when young people could be expected to take on the role of assistant or student without salary.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra & Chorus of the Arena di Verona - Antonio Salieri: Il mondo alla rovescia (2010)
Classical | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 622 Mb | Total time: 76:21+62:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 655/1-2 | Recorded: 2009

Since (at least) the Greeks, humorists, moralists and satirists have been fascinated by the artistic game of inversion, of “the world turned upside down”, which is how one might translate the title of this largely forgotten opera by Salieri. It here gets its first ever recording. Present an image of society turned on its head and you enable your audience/reader/viewer to see the actual way of things in a whole new light. Your aims may be to expose the follies and errors of the actual, to propose a better way of doing things, or simply to get some laughs from the resulting improbabilities and surprises - or, of course, a mixture of all these motives and more.

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

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Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs
Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor)
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale; Nicholas McGegan, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 648 Mb | Artwork included | 02:18:32
Classical, Baroque | Label: philharmonia BAROQUE | # PBP09

The San Francisco Chronicle called Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra” after Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan presented acclaimed western hemisphere premiere performances in October 2015. PBO and McGegan are delighted to be the first to record this newly-discovered 300 year old serenata. After Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI acquired the kingdom of Naples in a treaty, the Neapolitans commissioned their court composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, to compose a grand serenata to celebrate the birth of Charles VI’s son, prince John Leopold. Scarlatti wrote the piece within a few weeks and it was performed to audiences in Naples immediately following the birth. Unfortunately, just months after La Gloria di Primavera premiered, the celebrated infant died and the incredible work was forgotten.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2011/1997)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chenier (2011/1997)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Guleghina - Giordano: Andrea Chénier (2011/1997)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.90 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

In continuing the great tradition of Decca's magnificent Met Opera DVDs, Giordano's Andrea Chénier is captured here in excellent quality, showcasing Luciano Pavarotti, the premiere opera star of his day in one his most memorable performances, alongside Maria Guleghina and Juan Pons, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine. One of the great verismo operatic dramas, Andrea Chénier is notable for the title role's two great solo arias, 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' (also known as 'L'improvviso') and 'Come un bel di di maggio', as well as the overwhelming final duet, 'Vicino a te'. Truly a legendary and unique performance from the great tenor.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}

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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.94 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.99 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Vanguard Classics / Musical Concepts | MC 196
Classical / Choral / Vocal Music / Madrigals

I grew up listening these recordings in LP. I always loved these charming performances of selected English, French, and Italian madrigals. At last we have these musical treasures in six Vanguard boxes. The dean of the countertenors, Alfred Deller, didn`t have a beautiful voice, but, as Callas among the sopranos, was instead, a very great singer and performer. Everything he and the ensemble sing is witty or moving. Not all the voices singing in the Deller Ensemble were really fine, but there is an outstanding unity in every piece and in the whole thing.

PFM + Pagani - Piazza Del Campo (2004) [2014, Vivid Sound Japan, VSCP-4243]

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PFM + Pagani - Piazza Del Campo (2004) [2014, Vivid Sound Japan, VSCP-4243]

PFM + Pagani - Piazza Del Campo (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Vivid Sound Japan, VSCP-4243 | ~ 540 or 186 Mb | Scans(png) -> 207 Mb
Progressive Rock / RPI

~ Recorded at Piazza Del Campo in Siena, Italy, on August 29, 2003. ~

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.37 Gb | Total time: 15:30:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)

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Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Oper Zürich, Nina Stemme, Luciana D'Intino, Salvatore Licitra - Verdi: Aida (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 5.83 Gb+6.75 Gb (2xDVD9) | 217 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

This 2006 production from the Zurich Opera is a traditional one by Nicolas Joël in veteran Ezio Frigerio's wonderfully evocative, highly coloured sets. Then Adám Fischer in the pit leads a remarkably strong yet subtle account of the score, which – when played and sung like this – is once more revealed as one of Verdi's greatest masterpieces. Four of the principals easily surpass their DVD rivals. Stemme offers a deeply considered, expressive and superbly sung Aida, one for whom the work's vocal perils do not seem to exist. Add to that acting that goes to the heart of the matter, and one is left breathless in admiration after so many sopranos not truly fitted to the part. Licitra has done nothing better than his Radames here. At last fulfilling his potential, he sings the role with an open-hearted sincerity and a heroic voice up to the part's exigent demands.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Argippo (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 2h 03' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 7079 | Recorded: 2019

With this second contribution to the Vivaldi Edition, Fabio Biondi and his ensemble Europa Galante sign here the recording of the twentieth opera of the collection - a pasticcio in which Vivaldi ‘recycles’ hit tunes from the ‘World of Warcraft’ operas of his contemporaries.

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

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Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 185:15 | Covers | 826 Mb
Classical | Decca | # B0006859-02 | Rec: 2004

Premiered in 1821, Matilde di Shabran was Rossini's 32nd opera. It is a semi-serious work, with a plot that concerns a woman-hating, militaristic, hypochondriacal Lord (Corradino) whose doctor (Aliprando) tries to get him to fall in love with his ward, the sharp-witted Matilde, in order to make him happy. There are buffo characters and Corradino, after falling for Matilde, almost has her executed when he's duped by a Countess who loves him into thinking Matilde loves another. But a comic character, Isidoro, the court poet, saves the day and all ends happily.

Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Montserrat Caballé - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 643 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 74321 63464 2 | Time: 02:33:02

Double disc anthology of the best recordings of the late great Spanish soprano. She had one of the most unique voices that ever recorded opera and her legacy lives on with this beautiful compendium of her most famous arias and performances.

Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano - Dedicato a... (1967) [Reissue 1999]

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Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano - Dedicato a... (1967) [Reissue 1999]

Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano - Dedicato a… (1967) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Akarma (AK 1008)

Mario Schifano was a leading Italian pop artist, and a friend of The Rolling Stones and other prominent 1960s countercultural figures. Inspired by Andy Warhol's association with The Velvet Underground, in 1967 he decided to sponsor a band. The album that resulted combines a lengthy improvisation with five shorter, psychedelic-influenced tracks, and is a landmark in the development of Italian rock. Pressed in tiny quantities, it was released in November 1967 (with artwork designed by Schifano), and original copies have sold for thousands of Euros, making this long-awaited CD reissue especially welcome. Includes background notes.