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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino, vol. VII 'Per il castello' (2019)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino, vol. VII 'Per il castello' (2019)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino, vol. VII 'Per il castello' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 75:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 7078 | Recorded: 2019

This sixty-second volume of the epic Vivaldi Edition is also the seventh volume of the flamboyant Red Priests violin concertos. Here we see the ageing composer more full of life than ever, adapting to the demands of the galant style in vogue since 1725, while losing nothing of his verve and imagination. These are the sole surviving concertos of the fifteen that, during his fateful last year in Viennese exile, Vivaldi sold for a pitifully small sum to Count Vinciguerra Tommaso Collalto, a Venetian nobleman then residing in his castle at Brtnice, Moravia (the castello of this volumes title). With solo writing of extreme refinement, these works fully exploit the whole range of violinistic expression and phrasing, displaying a wealth of ornamentation and a lavishly inventive sense of lyrical cantabile virtuosity.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino VI 'La boemia' (2018)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino VI 'La boemia' (2018)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino VI 'La boemia' (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 379 Mb | Total time: 68:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30572 | Recorded: 2017

Vivaldi wrote hundreds of violin concertos, yet even this tiny sample of six, written during the composer’s visit to Prague between 1730 and 1731, demonstrates in every movement his genius of harmonic and dramatic surprise. Each concerto is startlingly original, from the opening movement of the E Minor RV 278 that pits daring solo passages against a hypnotic, pulsing orchestra, while the same concerto’s Largo even feels modern in its angularity. A more familiar Vivaldi can be heard in the C Major RV 186, with its Italianate innocence and winsome middle Largo. But whatever the composer’s mood, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante thrill to his ingenuity at every step.

Iestyn Davies, Fretwork - If: Michael Nyman & Henry Purcell (2019)

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Iestyn Davies, Fretwork - If: Michael Nyman & Henry Purcell (2019)

Iestyn Davies, Fretwork - If: Michael Nyman & Henry Purcell (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 67:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD586 | Recorded: 2018

When Michael Nyman started reinventing the English baroque back in the 1980s, one critic described the result as pump- action Purcell. This recording combines these two singular musical styles through the stunning voice of countertenor Iestyn Davies and viol consort Fretwork, serving as the bridge across three centuries. The programme combines bold harmonies, wondrous inventions, and melodies that will haunt your dreams whether from the 17th century or the 21st. Recorded following a concert tour of the programme, the release includes the premiere recording of a new commission from Michael Nyman, Music after a While based upon Purcells song, or more particularly upon its strikingly original bass-line, with its insidious rising chromatics.

Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)

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Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)

Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 134:20+152 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | ORF CD 3112 | Recorded: 2009

This 2009 live performance by German-based chamber ensemble Musica Saeculorum under the direction of Philipp von Steinaecker is a pure, polished recording; sharply defined and alternately musical and muscular in it's sensibility. Despite their German origin, this is a English language performance, with nary a hint of accent detectable; indeed, this is a sparkling performance from all involved, with crisp diction, razor-sharp attacks and both the orchestral and choral forces moving as one. Tenor Daniel Johannsen is electrifying in his solos, with crystal-clear singing and a heroic tone. Bass Dominik Wörner is similarly potent in his arias, bringing high drama and technique to his arias.

Les Accents - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Martirio di Santa Teodosia (2020)

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Les Accents - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Martirio di Santa Teodosia (2020)

Les Accents, Anthea Pichanick, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Emmanuelle de Negri, Renato Dolcini & Thibault Noally - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Martirio di Santa Teodosia (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 434 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:56
Classical, Opera | Label: Aparté

Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio is an exciting drama of life, love and death, set in the 4th century Roman Empire. Preferring to devote her life to God, Teodosia rejects the love of Arsenio, the son of the Roman governor, and welcomes death. St. Theodosia of Tyre died at the age of 18, in the year 308. One cannot help but be struck by the dramatic strength and the vocal beauty of this work, performed here by a very talented cast, including Emmanuelle de Negri, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Anthea Pichanick, Renato Dolcini and the fiery orchestra, Les Accents, led by Thibault Noally.

Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)

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Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)

Heinz Ferlesch, Barucco, Wiener Singakademie - Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 680 Mb | Total time: 127:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | ORF SACD 478 | Recorded: 2006

Cet oratorio postérieur au Messie passe pour avoir conservé les faveurs du public depuis sa création en 1747. Pourtant il n’existe actuellement que deux versions enregistrées disponibles, dont une seule sur instruments baroques. La sortie de cet enregistrement live de 2006, avec toute la technique la plus sophistiquée du moment, fait donc figure d’événement.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)

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Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 600 Mb | Total time: 52:08+54:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0630-11222-2 | Recorded: 1979

This is a fine recording of the complete set of concertos for strings with solo violin and harpsichord by Tomaso Albinoni, performed by I Solisti Veneti directed by Claudio Scimone. Albinoni was a contemporary of the better-known Antonio Vivaldi and wrote concertos in a similar style. String instruments much as we know them today were developed in Cremona in the 17th and 18th centuries by three families in particular - Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari - to replace the viols that had been used in the previous centuries. As a result there were several composers, in Italy especially but also elsewhere in Europe, who composed works for these exciting new-sounding instruments.

Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990/2007) [Re-Up]

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Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990/2007) [Re-Up]

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; João Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990)
Vocal And Instrumental Ensemble 'Currende'; Erik Van Nevel, direction

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: ACC Accent | # 10069 | Time: 00:47:10

As the old saying goes, "the third time's the charm." This is indeed the third time the German label Accent has issued this coupling of Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater with João Rodrigues Esteves' Missa a oito voces. The first time was in 1990, when the recording by Currende under the leadership of Erik van Nevel was new, and the second in 1998 as part of a box set containing this and several recordings by Concerto Palatino. No complaints here, though, as this is one of the finest discs Accent has to offer.

Nuria Rial, Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Roma l'anno 1707 (2007)

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Nuria Rial, Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Roma l'anno 1707 (2007)

Nuria Rial, Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Roma l'anno 1707 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 77:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | SACD 3001 | Recorded: 2006

Haendel n’a que 21 ans lorsqu’il quitte l’Allemagne pour l’Italie. C’est pour répondre à l’invitation du prince Jean Gaston de Medicis qu’il arrive à Rome en 1706 possédant déjà une culture musicale influencée par les courants italiens. Ces années en Italie seront des années de pur bonheur, il y fera la connaissance de Corelli et des Scarlatti, n’hésitant pas à se mesurer à Domenico dans une joute musicale dont il triomphera.

Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009) [Re-Up]

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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009) [Re-Up]

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them.

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)

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Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 67:26+65:46+54:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5099960286925 | Recorded: 2011

No less than five brilliant countertenors – including Max Emanuel Cencic and Philippe Jaroussky – join conductor Diego Fasolis and Concerto Köln for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). In early 18th century Italy, the Neapolitan-born composer was one of the brightest stars in opera, and Artaserse is considered his masterpiece.

Dietrich Buxtehude - Complete Works for Organ, Volume 3 - Bine Bryndorf (2005) {Dacapo 8.226023}

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Dietrich Buxtehude - Complete Works for Organ, Volume 3 - Bine Bryndorf (2005) {Dacapo 8.226023}

Dietrich Buxtehude - Complete Works for Organ, Volume 3 - Bine Bryndorf (2005) {Dacapo 8.226023}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Dacapo | 8.226023
Classical / Baroque / Organ

Dietrich Buxtehude's organ works are today in the standard repertoire for organists all over the world, but this is the first time an organist has engaged so intimately with Buxtehude by using the very instrument on which the works were composed. Dacapo Records' new Buxtehude series will consist of a total of six CDs, and besides the St. Mary's Church in Elsinore they will be recorded in the other two churches where the composer was employed, the S:ta Maria Church in Helsingborg and the Marienkirche in Lübeck.

V.A. - Music of the Enlightenment, Lumieres: La Musique Du XVIII Siecle [30CD Box Set] (2011)

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V.A. - Music of the Enlightenment, Lumieres: La Musique Du XVIII Siecle [30CD Box Set] (2011)

V.A. - Music of the Enlightenment, Lumieres: La Musique Du XVIII Siecle [30CD Box Set] (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 33:49:44 | 4,47 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since Antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age– every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the Revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follow in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century.

Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicæ - Francesco Gasparini: Sonate e Cantate (2006)

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Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicæ - Francesco Gasparini: Sonate e Cantate (2006)

Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicæ - Francesco Gasparini: Sonate e Cantate (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 418 Mb | Total time: 78:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | PC 10189 | Recorded: 2006

Francesco Gasparini was active in Italy during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries; he served for a time at the Venetian orphanage called the Ospedale della Pietà, where he hired the young violinist Antonio Vivaldi. His music has been mostly unheard for several centuries, and this high-quality revival will be welcomed by Baroque vocal fans and those interested in Vivaldi and his world. Included are a quartet of cantatas, two for soprano and alto, and two solo cantatas, mostly with a pair of violins and continuo. Despite the plural "sonate" promised by the disc title, there is only one sonata, placed in the middle of the program as a kind of intermission.

Wolfgang Rübsam - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas BWV 528, 529 and 530; Prelude & Fugue BWV 547 (1993)

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Wolfgang Rübsam - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas BWV 528, 529 and 530; Prelude & Fugue BWV 547 (1993)

Wolfgang Rübsam - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas BWV 528, 529 and 530; Prelude & Fugue BWV 547 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 54:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.550653 | Recorded: 1989

The six Trio Sonatas for organ seem to belong to the earlier years of Bach's period in Leipzig, dated conjecturally to 1727, apparently devised for the use of the composer's eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann, who became one of the most distinguished organists of his generation in Germany. The sonatas demand clarity of performance and distinct enunciation of the two melodic lines and bass pedal part.