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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik - Telemann: Orpheus (1998)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik - Telemann: Orpheus (1998)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik - Telemann: Orpheus (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 2h39'24'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901618.19 | Recorded: 1997

In this premiere recording, René Jacobs leads a cast of outstanding singers and musicians in a grand production of Georg Philipp Telemann's 'Orpheus.' The manuscripts of this operatic drama were only recently rediscovered and because of some missing material, the version presented here cleverly interpolates other music by Telemann (and his contemporaries) to complete the story.

Sergio Vartolo - Girolamo Frescobaldi - Keyboard Music: Fantasie, Book 1; Ricercari; Canzoni Francesi (2002) 2CDs

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Sergio Vartolo - Girolamo Frescobaldi - Keyboard Music: Fantasie, Book 1; Ricercari; Canzoni Francesi (2002) 2CDs

Sergio Vartolo - Girolamo Frescobaldi: Keyboard Music (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Naxos | # 8.553547-48 | Time: 02:12:00

This is a significant recording for several reasons. Sergio Vartolo has now recorded all of Frescobaldi’s keyboard music (the other issues were on the Tactus label). The Fantasie (1608) and Ricercari (1615) are the earliest of Frescobaldi’s keyboard publications (the latter being issued in the same year as the more famous first book of Toccatas), and as far as I’m aware neither had been issued complete before; so to get both together, and at super-budget price, is treasure-trove indeed. Frescobaldi fanatics need read no further. (Gramophone)

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015) 2CDs

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Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015) 2CDs

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:46:55
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02397

Equally adept with both the cello and organ, Alexander Knyazev, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory specializing in cello and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory specializing in organ has long focused on the organ and cello repertory of J.S. Bach. Lauded for his innate musicality and interpretative skills, Knyazevs first public acclaim came as a cellist. This collection presents the rarely performed chorale preludes composed by Bach during his stay in Leipzig in the last decade of his life and not published until after his death. Recorded in 2012 in the Riga Cathedral in Latvia renowned for its historic pipe organ.

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2013)

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Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2013)

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 427 Mb | Total time: 45:10+45:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 921515 | Recorded: 2012

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel’s 'Aci, Galatea e Polifemo'. Who better to team up with Bonizzoni, performing the role of the luckless shepherd Aci, than scintillating soprano Roberta Invernizzi. Her captivating contributions to Glossa's Handel series with La Risonanza as well as her 'I Viaggi di Faustina' have drawn powerful critical plaudits, including more than one disc of the Month.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.

Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)

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Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)

Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 415 Mb | Total time: 70:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires ‎| ZZT 050302 | Recorded: 2004

When one speaks today of the history of the Italian solo concert, one thinks first of Bologna (Torelli, Corelli) and Venice (Albinoni, Vivaldi). It is sometimes overlooked that important impulses for the further development of the genre also emanated from Naples. In addition, cellists in particular owe a lot to the Neapolitans, which this CD aims to clarify. The best known are probably the six concertos by Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) with their light, sometimes gallant tone; of them the A major concerto is represented here along with four individual works by Nicola Fiorenza (died 1764), Nicola Porpora (1686–1768) and Nicola Sabatino (approx. 1705-1796).

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005) [Re-Up]

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Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005) [Re-Up]

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

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Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | CVS008 | Recorded: 2018

The Sun King’s Mass was without doubt one of the privileged rites for the standing glory of the sovereign, as much because of its splendour, as for its ceremonial aspect, which brings time to a halt, solidifying the eternal image of royal power. The greatest composers of the kingdom distinguished themselves by making the holy service a veritable heavenly concert. The bell rang, the fifes and drums announced the arrival of the king in the gallery, the organ burst forth, the Grands Motets by Lully and Delalande enthralled under the golden vaults, the delicate and intimate petits motets by Couperin appear with grace in the alcoves of the Royal Chapel…

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Le Tombeau de Marc-Antoine Charpentier (2005)

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Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Le Tombeau de Marc-Antoine Charpentier (2005)

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Le Tombeau de Marc-Antoine Charpentier (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Latin | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 75 min | 5,47 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Armide | Recorded: 2004

En co-production avec le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. Enregistré en concert le Samedi 16 octobre 2004 - 18 h 00 à la Chapelle royale à l'occasion des Grandes Journées Marc-Antoine Charpentier du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (Automne 2004).

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 545 | Recorded: 2018

With a title like Time & Eternity and graphics featuring the disembodied head of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, you know you're in for an ambitious program. Kopatchinskaja's albums have been getting increasingly experimental as her career has developed, and this one is at no time boring, whatever you may think of the overall concept. Sample Crux, by Lubos Fiser, for violin, timpani, and bells, with the timpani pounding away as a kind of avatar of dread. This said the structure of the program is not quite as unconventional as it may at first appear to be.

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - The Queen's Delight (2020)

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Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch -  The Queen's Delight (2020)

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - The Queen's Delight (English Songs and Country Dances of the 17th and 18th Centuries) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:18
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This programme reflects the full flavour and richness of English music and the instrumental and vocal repertory it inspired in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The rhythmic impulse of this repertory sometimes making use of ostinato culminates in the grounds, jigs, contredanses and so on that were all the rage at the time and led to the publication of John Playford's collection The English Dancing Master in 1651. Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, showing their familiarity with early sources from England, Scotland and Ireland, also emphasise the melodic aspect of these dances, which in the course of time became sung airs the soprano Fiona McGown and the baritone Enea Sorini complete a colourful instrumentarium. Finally, the light-hearted dimension of entertainment is present everywhere in this repertory, which was popular in the sense that it was universally practised at the time, achieving a fame that spread far beyond the British Isles.

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)

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Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 66:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 5099946454928 | Recorded: 2012

Christina Pluhar and l'Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece, and Italy, caressed by the rocking of the waves and the captivating dialogue between traditional plucked instruments of the Mediterranean region the qanun, saz, Greek lyre and lavta, the oud and Portuguese guitar and the Baroque strings of l'Arpeggiata.

Phantasm - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort - I (2020)

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Phantasm - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort - I (2020)

Phantasm - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort - I (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 66:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD 618 | Recorded: 2019

In this new recording Phantasm make no excuses for arranging some of Bach’s remarkable keyboard music for a consort of viols. Led by director Laurence Dreyfus they go on a conscious mission to uncover the hidden riches concealed behind the more neutral resources of the harpsichord and organ so as to liberate the fascinating characters lurking in the shadows and behind the scenes within Bach’s individual polyphonic lines. In the process of fugal confrontation among three to six musicians, they come face to face with the astounding psychological insights of Bach’s most radical inventions.

Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009] Re-up

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Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009] Re-up

Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 66.40 | Scans | 317 Mb
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697483932 | Rec: 2009

Nuria Rial "has a timbre that is almost addictive" and "beguilingly beautiful", so the critics judge her voice. No wonder that the Catalan-born singer was awarded the Echo Klassik Newcomer of the Year award in 2009. On her new CD she has sung Handel's wonderful "German Arias", settings of sensitive poems of the romanticism of a Hamburg poet, Barthold Brockes. Nuria Rial, together with the Austrian Baroque Orchestra under the baton of the Michael Oman's direction the right, light, graceful and rapturous tone. The CD is complemented by a rarely heard chamber music version of Handel's famous fireworks music with the Austrian Baroque Company.

Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)

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Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)

Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 61:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD 32765 | Recorded: 2015

Even three centuries after his death, Arcangelo Corelli remains a well-known composer. His students who knew him and could hand his style down first hand, however, have not stood the test of time as well. On this recording, a sonata by the Master is featured. In addition, three compositions have been selected from the excellent violinists who studied under Corelli. Aside from the Corelli sonata, the other works are world premiere recordings. Artists are Szabolcs Illes (baroque violin), Dalibor Pimek (baroque cello), and Ondrej Macek (harpsichord).