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Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra & Volker Hartung - Telemann: Baroque Concertos (2021)

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Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra & Volker Hartung - Telemann: Baroque Concertos (2021)

Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra & Volker Hartung - Telemann: Baroque Concertos (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:53:43 | 145 Mb
Classical | Label: JPK Musik

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist.Telemann was one of the most prolific major composers of all time: his all-encompassing oeuvre comprises more than 3,000 compositions, half of which have been lost, and most of which have not been performed since the 18th century. This album consists of some of his most beautiful works: The rarely performed concerto for 2 flutes, violin, cello and orchestra, the sonata for trumpet and strings and the fabulous suite in A minor for flute and orchestra played by the soloists of the Cologne New Philharmonic under the direction of Volker Hartung.

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 | Scans included | Time: 00:47:10
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: ACC Accent | # 10069

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.

Roberto Alonso Trillo, Aglaya González & Brais González - Semina Rerum: Italian Baroque Violin Sonatas (2021)

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Roberto Alonso Trillo, Aglaya González & Brais González - Semina Rerum: Italian Baroque Violin Sonatas (2021)

Roberto Alonso Trillo, Aglaya González & Brais González - Semina Rerum: Italian Baroque Violin Sonatas (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 420 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:24
Classical | Label: IBS Classical

This recording charts a path through the sonatas for violin and basso continuo composed by eight composers born in Italy, the epicentre of the genre’s experimentation at the time. Most of these composers were also violin virtuosos, true explorers and connoisseurs of their instrument, and several enjoyed an international career that led them to publish beyond the Alps. One of the recording’s key unifying elements is the exploration of the D minor key, with the only exception of two sonatas in the neighboring D major and A major keys, three particularly idiomatic tonalities that favor the instrument’s natural resonance.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 795 Mb | Total time: 76:37+62:22+42:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901805.07 | Recorded: 2002

This is the first authoritative recording of Alessandro Scarlatti's Griselda, rendered with exquisite beauty by René Jacobs, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and an outstanding cast led by Dorothea Röschmann in the title role. Warming to the story of Griselda (originally by Boccaccio) – the low-born woman who endures a string of indignities as the king, Gualtiero, tests her suitability to be the mother of his heir – is not easy. But the added humanity of Apostolo Zeno's libretto, which invests Griselda with more backbone, and Gualtiero with more sympathy, than they had in Boccaccio's original, and the emotional immediacy of the performances, Röschmann's in particular, make this recording go down smoothly. It is also an abundantly melodic and beautifully orchestrated score, representing Scarlatti at the height of his powers.

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.

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais; Alcione (2021)

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Jordi Savall - Marin Marais; Alcione (2021)

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais; Alcione (2021)
FLAC tracks | 2:55:44 | 851 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alia Vox

En faisant représenter son opéra Alcione en 1706, Marin Marais livrait la dernière grande « tragédie en musique » du règne finissant de Louis XIV. Composé comme il se devait à la gloire du souverain, le chef-d’œuvre de Marais combinait à merveille le livret d’Antoine Houdar de la Motte, la danse, la mythologie, le chant et l’action scénique.

Duo Pleyel - Dussek: Complete Original Works for Piano Four-Hands (2021)

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Duo Pleyel - Dussek: Complete Original Works for Piano Four-Hands (2021)

Duo Pleyel - Dussek: Complete Original Works for Piano Four-Hands (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:19:59 | 228 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Linn Records

Après des interprétatations saluées d’œuvres de Schubert (BBC Music Magazine), le Duo Pleyel publie son deuxième album chez Linn Records. Richard Egarr et Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya proposent l’intégralité des œuvres originales pour piano à quatre mains du compositeur injustement oublié Jan Ladislav Dussek.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 768 Mb | Total time: 03:07:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.

Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda (1997)

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Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda (1997)

Elena Cecchi Fedi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Le Cantate Parte seconda: RV 669, 655, 657, 658, 659, 660 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 61:49 | Scans included
Classical | Tactus | TC.672208 | Recorded: 1997

This series of CDs by Tactus and Modo Antiquo represents the first complete recording of the cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi. Up until now, these works have appeared only sporadically on record, yet they constitute quite an important body of works in Vivaldi’s total production. Dedicated exclusively to female voices, the cantatas have here been divided according to the classifications used in the Ryom catalogue: cantatas for soprano and continuo, cantatas for contralto and continuo, cantatas for soprano and instruments, cantatas for contralto and instruments. Modo Antiquo has approached this first complete recording of the cantatas by Vivaldi with full respect for the original texts and the performance practices of the period.

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)

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Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Total time: 03:29:19 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMM 902457.59 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his ‘early maturity’, in which his formal and expressive experiments reflect a significant interest in French music and ‘la belle danse’. The close intertwining of French and German styles is the dominant feature of this third volume in Benjamin Alard’s recording of the complete organ and harpsichord works.

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - Gesualdo: Dolcissima mia vita. Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro quinto (1611) (2021)

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Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - Gesualdo: Dolcissima mia vita. Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro quinto (1611) (2021)

Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe - Gesualdo: Dolcissima mia vita. Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro quinto (1611) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:55:06
Classical, Vocal | Label: Phi, Outhere Music

Philippe Herreweghe records his third disc devoted to a controversial figure in the world of music and art in general: Carlo Gesualdo, who had his wife murdered and is suspected of having his son smothered. This time Collegium Vocale Gent performs his fifth book of madrigals (1611), published two years before his death. A collection that even today contributes to the eternal debate: to what extent does art become impregnated with reality, and how can it be appreciated when it emanates from a mind living so close to horror? Here the bold dissonances and sometimes tortured expressiveness that can be perceived in his harmonic language offer food for thought. Can we speak of redemption through art for a murderous composer in the twilight of his life?

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)

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Kevin Mallon,  Aradia Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 725 Mb | Total time: 65:17+64:21+39:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660211-13 | Recorded: 2006

Vivaldi’s Griselda, one of more than twenty operas, is based on a story retold in Boccaccio’s Il decamerone about the testing of Griselda’s patience and virtue by her royal husband through a series of cruel trials. The sense of drama that permeates many of Vivaldi’s more programmatic works, such as the Four Seasons, is very naturally carried over into his operas, especially with the use of so-called ‘simile’ arias, in which an emotional state is compared with various natural phenomena. Several very fine examples can be heard in Griselda, including Costanza’s extraordinary ‘Agitata da due venti’ in Act Two; the text compares love and duty with two contrary winds, and the setting is correspondingly wild, with fierce fioriture and wide leaps.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Palatino - Johann Rudolf Ahle: "Neu-gepflanzte Thüringische Lust-Garten" (1997)

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Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Palatino - Johann Rudolf Ahle: "Neu-gepflanzte Thüringische Lust-Garten" (1997)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Palatino - Johann Rudolf Ahle: "Neu-gepflanzte Thüringische Lust-Garten" (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 56:10 | Scans included
Classical | BIS | BIS-CD-821 | Recorded: 1996

This truly international ensemble drawn from Japan, Germany and the USA discloses a Newly Planted Thuringian Pleasure Garden virtually unknown on disc. Johann Rudolf Able (1625-73) worked at St Blasius Church in Muhlhausen (a predecessor there of JS Bach), but his stylistic lineage is clearly from Venice and Gabrieli, via Schiitz. Into his ‘garden’ Ahle ‘transplanted… new spiritual musical plants with three to ten and more parts’. The selection here uses four lucid voices, a cornetto and four trombones, a pair of violins and continue organ.

Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Maria Keohane, Joanne Lunn, Alex Potter, Jan Kobow, Peter Harvey
Concerto Copenhagen, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | Time: 01:43:32
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 851-2

The sound world of Bach’s last great Mass has changed radically in recent decades; one-to-a-part performance practice is, as conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen puts it, “changing our entire notion of Bach’s acoustic universe”. This bold claim is amply proven in an account of dazzling transparency, dance-like rhythms and utter clarity. Sometimes the balance seems not quite right, for example when organ continuo dominates, but some superb ensemble numbers pit voices against virtuosic instruments so each seems to outdo the other in joyous exuberance. The five soloists complement each other well, and the addition of just five extra singers is all that is needed to explode Bach’s universal vision into life.