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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000) [Re-Up]

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000) [Re-Up]

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 151 | Time: 01:14:03

The popular Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a fantastic and exuberantly played selection of Vivaldi. Named a ‘Choice' recording by Gramophone upon release, the OAE joyfully celebrate some of Vivaldi's finest instrumental writing. The soloists are drawn from within the distinguished ranks of the OAE including Anthony Robson (oboe), Andrew Clark (horn), Roger Montgomery (horn), David Watkin (cello), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and Catherine Mackintosh (viola). The concertos assembled on this disc afford the listener a glimpse of Vivaldi's originality, not only as a sensitive colourist and master of form, but also as a felicitous melodist whose harmonies and phraseology are charged with heady atmosphere. The dancing rhythms and distinctive characters of these concerti together with the variety of instrumental combinations and sparkling performances make this a fresh and constantly engaging listen.

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

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Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 57:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 466 196-2 | Recorded: 1998

Compact disc buyers who purchased Andreas Scholl's disc of Handel arias on Harmonia Mundi barely a month before HEROES was released may wonder why they might need the present recital, with its further helping of Handel. One listen will stop the wondering! The key is the non-Handel portion of the program. That Scholl is excellent in baroque music is well-established by his recordings for Harmonia Mundi. But with selections by Hasse, Gluck, and a young Mozart, he demonstrates his talent for later music as well.

Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]

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Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]

Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.46 Gb+6.20 (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

For this 2010 production, the first new staging of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne welcome back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown with Festival Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Set at a time of seismic social and cultural change - in a Fellini-esque vision of post-war life - Jonathan Kent's urgently propulsive production offers a 'white-knuckle rollercoaster ride' through the events of the Don's last day as they unfold in and around Paul Brown's magical 'box of tricks' set.

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

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Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 8,13 Gb
Audio: English / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Glyndebournes Saul stole the summer and had critics raving. The Guardian (****) applauded virtuoso stagecraft from director Barrie Kosky in his debut production there, calling the show a theatrical and musical feast of energetic choruses, surreal choreography and gorgeous singing. For The Independent, which ranked it amongst five top classical and opera performances of 2015, there was no praise too high for the cast. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Ivor Bolton sparkles from the pit with period panache, and designer Katrin Lea Tags exuberant costumes (The Times ****) set the Old Testament story in Handels time, with a witty twinge of the contemporary.

Sarah Connolly, OAE, Vladimir Jurowski - Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)

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Sarah Connolly, OAE, Vladimir Jurowski - Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)

Gustav Mahler - Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:38:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD259

In this live recording from the Royal Festival Hall the OAE shines its musical torch into the realms of some later repertoire, shedding new light on the music of Mahler. Conducted by Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski, this album includes the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), written in the wake of an unhappy affair with a soprano, and the extraordinarily exciting and powerful Totenfeier, Mahler’s first foray into orchestral music, and later reworked into the opening movement of his second symphony.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 67:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 477 5799 | Recorded: 2005

Magdalena Kožená's first all-Mozart album–and her first album in collaboration with partner Sir Simon Rattle–stands out as one of the highlights of 2006's Mozart Anniversary celebrations. Magdalena is a natural Mozart singer, garnering rave reviews and enchanting audiences wherever she performs Mozart on stage. Recent performances in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Berkeley and New York (Carnegie Hall) have brought her glowing praise.

Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)

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Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)

Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS ‎| # BIS-1436 SACD | Recorded: 2005

Pure delight: two of Britain’s most exciting singers together with one of the most vibrant of the English period bands, in a collection of wonderful duets from Händel’s English oratorios and odes. Both Carolyn Sampson and Robin Blaze collaborate with Masaaki Suzuki in his recordings of Bach Cantatas, for which they are receiving high praise. ‘Sampson's rounded, lyrical, glowing tone is just what I want to hear in the warm-hearted soprano cantata O holder Tag’ said the critic in International Record Review about BIS-CD-1411, whereas The Times, UK, has described Robin Blaze as being ‘blessed with a most alluring countertenor – creamy in tone, naturally expressive, exquisitely controlled…’.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller - C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies (2015)

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller - C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies (2015)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Symphonies (2015)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Rebecca Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:33
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD395

Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary. No marketing hyperbole - this is how the players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music. One of the many children of JS Bach, CPE Bach always lived in his father’s shadow, and now is an almost unknown figure at least beyond the classical cogniscenti. How can such an unknown be considered a gamechanger? A listen to his music reveals just why – it constantly shifts, wrongfooting the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of direction and colour – it is bright, effervescent, and is a fascinating link between the music of his father (and the Baroque era) and Joseph Haydn (and the Classical era).

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 202 min | 7,15 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues | Recorded: 1998

Rodelinda is a tale of unrequited love steeped in jealousy, treachery and grief. Jean-Marie Villegier's stylish production of Rodelinda sets Handel's tale of royal exile and fidelity in this silent movie era. The composer's ravishing music is perfectly set off by the sophisticated glamour and visual daring that characterized the birth of cinema.

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)

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Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 71:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 45174 2 6 | Recorded: 1996

Handel’s successful blend of new composition and arrangements of existing pieces in his Op. 4 organ concertos is winningly conveyed by this excellent recording. Van Asperen’s stylish playing and appropriate registration, aided by sensitive orchestral support, emphasise this music’s startling diversity. No. 1’s improvisatory organ solos; the expressive contrast between violin and cello concertino and organ in No. 3, and the enchanting atmosphere of the more delicately scored No. 6 are notable highlights.
– Nicholas Rast

Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)

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Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)

Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 65:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 382243-2 | Recorded: 2006

Bostridge is sharply attuned to the subtlety of Handel's work setting, colouring his sound with a rich palette of timbres and effects: sonorous and sensuous in 'Ombra mai fù', hauntingly stark in 'Total eclipse'. …Harry Bicket's direction is sensitive and unfussy - tempos are well-judged, allowing him to shape Handel's long-breathed melodic lines with supple grace.
— BBC Music Magazine

Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)

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Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)

Anthony Halstead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Johan Helmich Roman: Solo Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 438 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Sveciae | # MSCD 405 | Recorded: 1992

Johan Helmich Roman (born 26 October 1694 in Stockholm, died 20 November 1758 on the Haraldsmåla estate in Småland) is one of Sweden’s most important composers of all time. He has been called ‘the father of Swedish music’, and with good reason. As chief conductor of the Royal Court Orchestra, composer, musician and teacher, Roman laid the ground for an increasingly rich music scene in 18th century Sweden. He was also the first Swedish composer to attain international status, and had a prolific musical output covering most of the genres of his time, instrumental and vocal, with the exception of opera and oratorios.

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2016) [BDRip]

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Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2016) [BDRip]

Robin Ticciati, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 166 min | 9,05 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean

Director David McVicar's original-period vision for this Mozartian gem allows its genius to speak for itself, offering a mesmerising, sensitive outstanding portrayal of Enlightenment-era fascination with the East that is both exquisitely acted and sung, featuring a Konstanze and a Belmonte sung with finesse and bravura and a sensationally voiced Osmin (The Guardian *****). Comic relief in Glyndebourne's brilliant production is provided by beautifully sung live-wire performances of Pedrillo and Blonde, and Robin Ticciati leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment through a restored, authentic rendition of the critical score with lovely fizz and poignant gravitas (The Independent).

Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)

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Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Sturm & Drang, Paris, London Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,15 Gb | Total time: 16 h 15'18'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 480 228 2 | Recorded: 1992-2000

The crowning glory of this collection rests in Frans Brüggen’s marvelous set of the 12 “London” Symphonies. These, along with some of the lesser-known late works, such as Symphonies Nos. 86 and 90 (with its thrilling horn writing), alone justify purchase of this inexpensive 13-disc collection–but really it’s all pretty fine. One of the more anachronistic aspects of the “authentic-instrument” movement has been that works written to be performed without conductor at all (or in collaboration between concertmaster and players) receive the loving ministrations of “specialists” such as Brüggen (and Harnoncourt, for example) whose inclinations in terms of tempo manipulation and expressive phrasing could make a Stokowski blush. And so we find a finale of Symphony No. 88 that’s even slower than Karl Böhm’s, and when you come right down to it, it’s none the worse for the experience: it makes up in charm what it lacks in sheer energy.