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Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 390 MB | 01:42:02
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The billed recital was the Bach-Busoni transcription, the Beethoven Sonata Op 111 and the Chopin Scherzos, and the rest – five items on a ‘bonus’ CD, finishing with Balakirev’s Islamey – amount nearly to a half-programme on top. The recording comes with buckets of applause, linking every item, and by the end of Islamey the audience is in a state of near frenzy (and the piano beginning to complain).

Andrea Bacchetti - Scarlatti: Sonatas (2013)

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Andrea Bacchetti - Scarlatti: Sonatas (2013)

Andrea Bacchetti - Scarlatti: Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:19:24 | 307 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 8765417242

Like Angela Hewitt, Andrea Bacchetti has carved something of a reputation for performing Bach on the piano, but whereas Hewitt’s Baroque ‘byways’ have headed to France for Couperin and Rameau, Bacchetti has returned to his Italian roots and now adds Domenico Scarlatti to sonata discs of Galuppi and Marcello. Not for him, however, an essay in cherry-picking some of the Neapolitan’s tastiest morsels. In collaboration with Mario Marcarini, Bacchetti has created new editions of Scarlatti’s works from manuscripts housed in Venice.

Luca Guglielmi - Frescobaldi, Buxtehude: Works for Organ & Harpsichord (2014)

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Luca Guglielmi - Frescobaldi, Buxtehude: Works for Organ & Harpsichord (2014)

Luca Guglielmi - Frescobaldi, Buxtehude: Works for Organ & Harpsichord (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:07 | 480 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777930-2

Luca Guglielmi is an Italian conductor, keyboardist, and composer. He taught himself to conduct, and assisted Antoni Ros-Marbà, Victor Pablo Pérez, Giovanni Antonini, Gottfried von der Goltz, and Jordi Savall. He graduated from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin with degrees in composition, choral music, and choral conducting. He studied organ with Vittorio Bonotto, harpsichord with Patrizia Marisaldi, and piano accompaniment with Eros Cassardo.

Robert King, The King’s Consort - Handel: The Occasional Oratorio (1995)

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Robert King, The King’s Consort - Handel: The Occasional Oratorio (1995)

Robert King, The King’s Consort - Handel: The Occasional Oratorio (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 144:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66961/2 | Recorded: 1994

You'll find no stereotypical Biblical characters in The Occasional Oratorio; there are no characters at all. This work is nothing but a blood- and-glory martial celebration Handel hastily threw together to raise London's spirits in a crisis. (The "occasion" was the English counterattack against Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion.) Handel composed almost no original music for this work, instead lifting choice bits from Judas Maccabeus, Comus, Athalia, Israel in Egypt–he even closes the work with Zadok the Priest! Handel aficionados will have great fun picking out which numbers originated where. In fact, pretty much everyone will have fun listening to this music (gloriously performed by Robert King and his regulars); it is–as it were–a blast.
–Matthew Westphal

Monica Huggett, London Vivaldi Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1993)

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Monica Huggett, London Vivaldi Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1993)

Monica Huggett, London Vivaldi Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 43:44 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | Catalog: CD GAU 195

Vivaldi's violin concertos, of which some 500 appear to be extant, were first written to showcase the composer's virtuosity on the violin, and so it is no wonder that this small selection of four concertos puts Monica Huggett in the limelight, her sweet violin tone generally dominating proceedings, although not altogether to the exclusion of the London Vivaldi Orchestra and its leader Roy Goodman.

Murray Perahia - Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti (1997)

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Murray Perahia - Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti (1997)

Murray Perahia - Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:59 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 62785

This disc received the 1998 Cannes Classical Music Awards for "Record of the Year" and "Best Instrumental Solo or Chamber Performance - 17th/18th Centuries." It also received the 1997 Gramophone magazine award for "Best Instrumental Recording," was Gramophone's "Recording of the Month" for May 1997, and was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)."

Alexis Weissenberg - Scarlatti: Sonaten (1986)

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Alexis Weissenberg - Scarlatti: Sonaten (1986)

Alexis Weissenberg - Scarlatti: Sonaten (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:54 | 216 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 511-2

Alexis Weissenberg is the ultimate shaker and mover of pianists, a Tamburlaine of the keyboard who deploys his force and cunning with a hypnotic verve and controlled fury… Weissenberg’s Scarlatti is superb. His musical quality may be less apparent when the virtuoso heat is on yet there is no denying his strikingly inflected brilliance… he remains among the most powerful and compulsive voices in twentieth-century pianism.

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Partenope (2001)

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Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Partenope (2001)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Partenope (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 978 Mb | Total time: 79:14+58:10+55:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Göttinger Händel-Gesellschaft | Recorded: 2001

…Meredith Hall, eine bildhübsche kanadische Sopranistin mit herrlicher Stimme und ausserordentlicher Bühnenpräsenz, war eine Partenope, wie sie im Buche steht. Ihr nahm man jede Äusserung und jede Aktion ab, sei es als furchtlose Regentin, als ständig umworbene, aber stets treu zu ihrem Liebhaber stehende Frau, oder als von Arsace arglistig getäuschte Geliebte.

Hana Blazikova, L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Francesco Cavalli: L'Amore innamorato (2015)

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Hana Blazikova, L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Francesco Cavalli: L'Amore innamorato (2015)

Francesco Cavalli - L'Amore innamorato (2015)
Hana Blažíková, soprano; L'Arpeggiata; conducted by Christina Pluhar

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:52
Classical, Baroque Opera | Label: Erato | # 0825646166428

With L’Amore innamorato – ‘Love in love’ – Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata return to their own first great love, Italian music of the 17th century, and specifically to composer Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676). A luminary of the glamorous and innovative world of Venetian opera, Cavalli was a protégé of Claudio Monteverdi – the composer around whom L’Arpeggiata built Il teatro d’amore, the ensemble’s first Warner Classics album, which was released in early 2009. “Cavalli’s music excites my passions”, says Christina Pluhar. He composed some 40 operas, some of which have achieved new currency since the 1960s, such as La Calisto, Il Giasone, L’Egisto and L’Ormindo and La Didone. Arias and instrumental numbers from six of his operas feature in L’Amore innamorato. The instrumentalists of L’Arpeggiata are joined for the album – which also includes pieces by two of Cavalli’s contemporaries, Girolamo Kapsperger and Andrea Falconieri – by two sopranos, the Catalan Núria Rial and the Czech Hana Blažíková.

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 37,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: IDTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4174 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 10,3 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

For the festivities marking the Pergolesi’s tercentenary in his native Jesi, Ignacio García created a new staging of the imperial drama Adriano in Siria. His staging in Jesi’s exquisite 18th-century Teatro Comunale Pergolesi includes the delightful comic intermezzo Livietta e Tracollo, thus following the precedent set at the premiere in 1734. A fine Italian cast and the distinguished Accademia Bizantina are led by the Accademia’s director, Ottavio Dantone.

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000) [Re-Up]

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Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000) [Re-Up]

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango | Label: Nonesuch | # 79568-2 | 01:03:54

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer's 2000 release Eight Seasons is a conceptual masterwork. Kremer, long known for his skillful interpretations of Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean tangos, had the brilliant idea of matching four of the Latin master's tone poems of the seasons in his native Buenos Aires with Antonio Vivaldi's conceptually similar masterpiece "The Four Seasons," alternating seasons between the two works. Besides the conceptual perfection of the idea, the performances are exquisite. Kremer and his conservatory orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, do a particularly masterful job with the Vivaldi, avoiding the ornate bloat that affects so many recordings of this work. Their performances are brisk and to-the-point, with bright tempos that add a vitality not often found in this rather shopworn old standard. As always, Kremer's solos in the Piazzolla works are absolutely superb, with the dramatic flourishes of the massed string section providing startling counterpoint, especially on the breathtaking "Verano Porteno". Eight Seasons is a truly remarkable work by an underrated performer.

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali, Deborah Cachet - Alessandro Scarlatti: O penosa lontananza (2018)

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Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali, Deborah Cachet  - Alessandro Scarlatti: O penosa lontananza (2018)

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali, Deborah Cachet - Alessandro Scarlatti: O penosa lontananza (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 379 Mb | Total time: 70:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercars | # RIC 396 | Recorded: 2018

In this new recording, Scherzi Musicali explores the fascinating world of Alessandro Scarlatti s Arcadian cantatas: the six mostly unpublished cantatas selected here sublimate the affects of nymphs and shepherds far from their beloved. Both the arias and the recitatives are exceptionally beautiful, varied and colorful: the accomplished theatrical sense of these cantatas has stimulated the soprano Deborah Cachet, the baritone Nicolas Achten and the abundant instrumental forces that provide a setting for their voices to a passionate and captivating realization, in which poetry, rhetoric, inventive ornamentation and opulence of sound reign supreme. In about 10 years, Scherzi Musicali has become one of the brightest stars in the early music cosmos, and is renowned for its dynamic interpretations of seventeenth and eighteenth century repertoire which its musicians explore with insatiable appetite and zeal. Whether uncovering lost gems of a forgotten musical heritage or revisiting staples of the baroque repertoire, the musicians of Scherzi Musicali apply the same exacting approach to all of the works they interpret, using philological research and reflection to guide them in their never-ending quest for the most accurate and historical performance style.

Robert King, The King’s Consort, Choir of New College Oxford - Handel: Joshua (1991)

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Robert King, The King’s Consort, Choir of New College Oxford - Handel: Joshua (1991)

Robert King, The King’s Consort, Choir of New College Oxford - Handel: Joshua (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 124:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66461/2 | Recorded: 1990

'With first-rate casts and careful attention to Handel's original texts, King has blown the dust off some magnificent music’
–BBC Record Review

‘This recording gets to the very heart of Handel in a most human and convincing way. All the soloists are excellent, needless to say’
–CDReview

Alexander Korneyev - G.F. Handel, F. Schubert & W.A. Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)

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Alexander Korneyev - G.F. Handel, F. Schubert & W.A. Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)

Alexander Korneyev (flute) - Handel, Schubert & Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)
Emil Gilels, piano; Dmitry Tsiganov, violin; Fyodor Druzhinin, viola; Sergey Shirinsky, cello
Olga Erdeli, harp; Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolph Barshai, conductor

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01015 | 01:12:38

Melodiya presents recordings by Alexander Korneyev, (1930-2010) was an outstanding flutist, People's Artist of the RSFSR and laureate of the State Prize of Russia. A world famous soloist, Korneyev won recognition primarily as a concert musician. He has performed with well-known Russian musicians such as Lev Oborin, Ivan Kozlovsky, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich and the Beethoven Quartet. A soloist of the Large Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio for many years, he played under the leadership of some of the most prominent maestros and at times performed as a symphony and chamber conductor himself. Also, he realized performing versions of a number of flute compositions.

Tempesta di Mare - Comedie et Tragedie, Vol. 1: Lully, Marais, Rebel - Orchestral Music For The Theatre (2015)

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Tempesta di Mare - Comedie et Tragedie, Vol. 1: Lully, Marais, Rebel - Orchestral Music For The Theatre (2015)

Comédie et Tragédie, Vol. 1: Lully, Marais, Rebel - Orchestral Music For The Theatre (2015)
Tempesta di Mare - Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0805 | Time: 01:07:06

The first volume of Tempesta di Mare's series on Chandos, Comédie et Tragédie, offers period-style performances of orchestral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Féry Rebel, and Marin Marais. The orchestral suites drawn from Lully's music for Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Rebel's symphonie nouvelle Les élémens, and Marais' suite from the tragédie en musique Alcyone give a taste of theater music in the court of Louis XIV and Louis XV, and these pieces show how inventive composers were with instrumentation and their combinations of dances with dramatic scene painting. Tempesta di Mare, which is also known as the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, gives bright and energetic performances, and the musicians have a fine sense of the swung rhythms, distinctive tone colors, and lively ornamentation in French Baroque music. The recording is clear and well-balanced, though the percussion in Lully's March for the Turkish Ceremony (track 4) is a bit startling, and the dissonant opening of Rebel's Le Chaos (track 13) has its own shock value. Highly recommended.