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Maria João Pires, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Corboz - J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1056 (2014)

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Maria João Pires, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Corboz - J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1056 (2014)

Maria João Pires, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Corboz - J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1056 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:51 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 25646334759

Maria João Pires (b. 1944) recorded this recital some years ago; it is thankfully back in the catalog now, finally available again after so many years, thanks to Apex. There are many aspects of the recording which show their age considering the general approach to Bach on the piano in the year 2013—the slower tempos in the fast movements, the thicker orchestral textures, the expressive use of rubato, the numerous hairpin phrasings, especially in the strings. Yet the performances hold up well simply because Pires and Corboz are so in tune with the characters of each of these individual works.

Patricia Petibon, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias (2010)

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Patricia Petibon, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias (2010)

Patricia Petibon, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 415 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 195 MB | 01:15:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Rosso, soprano Patricia Petitbon's collection of Italian Baroque opera arias, may well be one of the most fun Baroque vocal recitals a listener is likely to encounter because Petitbon is so obviously having the time of her life. The arias, some familiar and some genuine rarities, from operas and oratorios by Handel, Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Stradella, Porpora, and Sartorio, express a broad range of emotion, including overwhelming grief, delight and wonder, seductive innuendo, and explosive rage. Petitbon, a spectacular singing actress, throws herself into them with such unselfconscious abandon and such interpretive insight that the listener, even without looking at the texts, is left with no doubt about the specific, sometimes evolving, emotional states of the characters.

Sonia Prina, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Arie ritrovate (2008)

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Sonia Prina, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Arie ritrovate (2008)

Sonia Prina, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Arie ritrovate (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:26 | 418 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naïve | Catalog: OP 30443

Part of the fun of following developments in Baroque music is that, while the press is reduced to trying to work up excitement for the merest scrap of music potentially by Mozart or Beethoven, unknown masterpieces by the likes of Vivaldi are still surfacing with regularity. This release by the energetic French label Naïve (check out the wild cover photo, apparently of contralto Sonia Prina) is a case in point. Conductor Ottavio Dantone and his Accademia Bizantina ensemble, prime exponents of the rocking and rolling school of Italian Baroque interpreters, here uncover a dozen arias drawn from little-known Vivaldi manuscripts, or inserted as alternate numbers into existing operas.

Kammerorchester Basel, Julia Schröder - Bologna 1666 (2017)

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Kammerorchester Basel, Julia Schröder - Bologna 1666 (2017)

Kammerorchester Basel, Julia Schröder - Bologna 1666 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:35 | 418 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi ‎| Catalog: 88985315592

Established in 1666, the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna was one of the most influential music schools in Italy, and after four and a half centuries, its membership has included some of the greatest Italian composers and musicians. This 2017 Deutsche Harmonia Mundi release by Julia Schröder and the Kammerorchester Basel presents music from the academy's archives, much of which hasn't been performed since the Baroque era. The names of Giuseppe Torelli, Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, and Giuseppe Matteo Alberti may be familiar to dedicated classical listeners, though even they may not recognize Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Giacomo Antonio Perti, or Girolami Nicolò Laurenti, even though the style of their works is wholly familiar and appealing.

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

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

Patricia Petibon, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Andrea Marcon - Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias And Songs (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 355 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 174 MB | 01:07:45
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The program for this release by French soprano Patricia Petibon is insanely ambitious, but she pulls it off brilliantly. The "nouveau monde" of the title refers not only to the Americas but to other overseas (from Europe) lands and even, Petibon says in the interview-style booklet, to the new world '"revealed to me by [early music pioneers] William Christie, Jordi Savall, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt when they revolutionized the approach to style and sound." But, Petibon goes on, this new world "is one that always has to be expanded with new explorations and new conquests."

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (2006)

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Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (2006)

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 70:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557764 | Recorded: 2005

Kevin Mallon leads a Toronto-based, 34-person group of period instrumentalists called the Aradia Ensemble on this new, bargain issue, and it's a terrific, ear-opening show. The music is, above all, joyful, with dance movements galore and plenty of giddy pomp. Mallon has rethought the tempos, almost all of which, he feels, should be quicker than we're accustomed to hearing. If you listen to the Air, the fourth movement to Suite No. 1, you'll be surprised at how good it sounds played without the usual serious "aura" that drags it down. Mallon writes in the accompanying notes that he looked at an 18th-century score for the piece and discovered it was marked "presto".

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Music in Europe 1550-1650 [5CDs] (2004)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Music in Europe 1550-1650 [5CDs] (2004)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Music in Europe 1550-1650 [5CDs] (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,15 Gb | Total time: 4:25:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 4 82025 2 | Recorded: 1977-1986

Jordi Savall is among the leading instrumentalists and conductors of the European early music scene, specializing in Renaissance, Baroque, and Medieval music. He took an interest in early music, and began learning the viola da gamba. He studied the gamba and early music research and practice with Wieland Kuijken in Brussels and August Wenzinger at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1968, Savall married the soprano Montserrat Figueras, who shared his interest in early music. With Figueras and other musicians interested in early Spanish music, he founded the ensemble Hespèrion XX in 1974. The ensemble took its name from an ancient name for the Western European region from Italy to Iberia. At the turn of the 21st century, the group changed its name to Hespèrion XXI.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - España Antigua [8CDs] (2001)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - España Antigua [8CDs] (2001)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - España Antigua [8CDs] (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,81 Gb | Total time: 6:59:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 61964 2 | Recorded: 1975-1983

Between 1975 and 1983 Jordi Savall and the vocal and instrumental ensemble Hespèrion XX made a dozen recordings which remain indispensable to our knowledge of the richness and vitality of early Spanish music. They include performances not only of art music from the courts of Ferdinand and Isabella, and later Charles V and Philip II, but songs by women troubadours of the early 13th century, Sephardic romances and a justly famous recording of 14th-century pilgrim songs from the Llibre Vermell of Montserrat. Eight of these recordings were subsequently remastered for CD and are now brought together in this budget-priced Black Box.

Christian Senn, Ruben Jais, laBarocca - Bach: The Solo Cantatas for Bass, BWV 56, 82, 158 (2018)

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Christian Senn, Ruben Jais, laBarocca - Bach: The Solo Cantatas for Bass, BWV 56, 82, 158 (2018)

Christian Senn, Ruben Jais, laBarocca - Bach: The Solo Cantatas for Bass, BWV 56, 82, 158 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 288 Mb | Total time: 54:38 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 924102 | Recorded: 2017

With a new disc given over to three cantatas for bass by JS Bach, Christian Senn gives valid voice to that ever-continuing need of bringing the Kantor’s scores alive in fresh recordings. The career of the Chileanborn baritone Senn currently sees him having a strong – and much-applauded – affinity for music of the Baroque, be it in Vivaldi operas, or the Passions and other choral masterpieces by Bach; this is in addition to him impressing greatly in bel canto repertory – notably in Mozart.

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Vivaldi: Concert for the Prince of Poland (1997) (Repost)

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Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Vivaldi: Concert for the Prince of Poland (1997) (Repost)

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Vivaldi: Concert for the Prince of Poland (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:20 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907230

Here, at a bargain price, is a real treat: the lively, elegant, musically alert Andrew Manze leading and playing a handful of wonderful Vivaldi concerti preceded by a little Sinfonia. The concerti, all backed up by the usual strings, are for various combinations of instruments. Two are straight violin concerti (playful and bright). One is for violin and three echo violins that repeat what the lead violin has done, but at a distance from the other performers (very entertaining). The most beautiful is for lute and viola d'amore (a gentle, dark texture).

Dieter Kurz, Wurttemberg Chamber Choir - Heinrich Schütz: St. Matthew Passion, SWV 479 (1994)

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Dieter Kurz, Wurttemberg Chamber Choir - Heinrich Schütz: St. Matthew Passion, SWV 479 (1994)

Dieter Kurz, Wurttemberg Chamber Choir - Heinrich Schütz: St. Matthew Passion, SWV 479 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 56:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Point Classics | # 2650172

Heinrich Schütz (1585 -1672) is often considered the most important German composer prior to J.S. Bach. He composed pieces in the secular and the sacred areas, including the first German opera, 'Dafne', which is unfortunately lost. A contemporary of Monteverdi, he also exists in the period of transition from medieval polyphony and Renaissance styles and the emerging Baroque era.

Karl Kaiser, Musica Alta Ripa - J.S. Bach: Complete Flute Sonatas (1999)

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Karl Kaiser, Musica Alta Ripa - J.S. Bach: Complete Flute Sonatas (1999)

Karl Kaiser, Musica Alta Ripa - J.S. Bach: Complete Flute Sonatas, Vol. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:12 + 65:51 | 649 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: 3090931 / 3090932

This first installment in a complete recording of Bach’s flute sonatas (which includes both authenticated and attributed works) is successful in every respect. The diffuse recording has spaciousness and warmth, the period instruments sound beautifully, and the performers play with character and sensitivity. Reasonable choices of tempos, detailed articulation, and varied continuo (harpsichord, cello, theorbo, organ, and even fortepiano contribute in turn to its realization) constantly help to maintain interest and liveliness.

Italian Baroque Music Edition [10CDs] (2011)

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Italian Baroque Music Edition [10CDs] (2011)

Italian Baroque Music Edition [10CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,40 Gb | Total time: 09:47:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697974502 | Recorded: 1984-2001

The recordings are typical DHM with superb clarity and dynamic range. The mastering to digital is excellent, and the booklet accompanying the series, while brief, is informative. The only unifying these here is baroque Italian composers, but it's extremely easy to fill a collection ten times this size with material from that category. What we end up with in these ten discs is a lovely mix of known and unknown, each pleasant to listen to and discover, and there's no listener fatigue at all working through these discs.

Pavlo Beznosiuk, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Vivaldi: 6 Violin Concertos op. 12 (1997) (Repost)

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Pavlo Beznosiuk, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Vivaldi: 6 Violin Concertos op. 12 (1997) (Repost)

Pavlo Beznosiuk, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Vivaldi: 6 Violin Concertos op. 12 (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 443556

Vivaldi’s last two printed collections of concertos, Opp. 11 and 12 were issued in 1729. Each set contained six works rather than the customary 12 and each, to some extent, is representative of Vivaldi’s mature concerto style. If Op. 11 contains, in the concerto Il favorito (RV277), one of the finest works of its kind that Vivaldi ever wrote, Op. 12 can boast the composer’s only published concerto for orchestral strings without solo violin; for though he wrote some 40 such pieces all but this one remained unpublished until the present century.

Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music For Trumpets (1988) {CBS Masterworks} **[RE-UP]**

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Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music For Trumpets (1988) {CBS Masterworks} **[RE-UP]**

Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music For Trumpets (1988) {CBS Masterworks}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 222 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 113 mb
Genre: classical, baroque, jazz

Baroque Music For Trumpets is a 1988 album by American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. Combining jazz with classical baroque, this was released on CBS Masterworks.