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Hesperion XXI & Jordi Savall - Ostinato (2002) {Alia Vox AV 9820}

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Hesperion XXI & Jordi Savall - Ostinato (2002) {Alia Vox AV 9820}

Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall - Ostinato (2002) {Alia Vox AV 9820}
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© 2002 Alia Vox | AV 9820
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Renaissance

Ostinato is an anthology which brings together the most representative works of the art of improvisation and of a musical form based on a unique concept of the basso, which is repeated sequentially throughout the compositions.

Vivaldi, Tartini & Leclair - The Four Seasons, The Devil's Trill, Tambourin Sonata - James Ehnes (2015) {ONYX Classics 4134}

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Vivaldi, Tartini & Leclair - The Four Seasons, The Devil's Trill, Tambourin Sonata - James Ehnes (2015) {ONYX Classics 4134}

Vivaldi, Tartini & Leclair - The Four Seasons, The Devil's Trill, Tambourin Sonata - James Ehnes (2015) {ONYX Classics 4134}
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© 2015 ONYX Classics | ONYX 4134
Classical / Baroque / Violin

Violinist James Ehnes has firmly established himself as a master of the modern repertoire and to a lesser extent, the Romantic, so his album of Antonio Vivaldi's perennial violin concertos, The Four Seasons, Giuseppe Tartini's "Devil's Trill" Sonata, and Jean-Marie Leclair's "Tambourin" Sonata is an unexpected detour into the Baroque. The fame and popularity of these pieces guarantees Ehnes an audience, and he, like everyone else, shouldn't be criticized for recording them, though his choice of the modern Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the Vivaldi, and Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of the Tartini for violin and piano, suggests that he isn't really trying to compete with most contemporary recordings, least of all the various period-style releases.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly, Danielle De Niese) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 227 min | 42,6+39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 227 min | 19,0 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

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London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD428 | Time: 00:48:16

London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1) with a treasure trove of music by George Frideric Handel (as well as his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden) centered on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years. The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

Simone Kermes - Best Of (2011) (Repost)

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Simone Kermes - Best Of (2011) (Repost)

Simone Kermes - Best Of (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:50 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697975852

Simone Kermes erhält den Echo Klassik 2011 als Sängerin des Jahres. Die aus Dresden stammende Sängerin wurde für ihre CD "Colori d´amore" ausgezeichnet, die Publikum und Presse gleichermaßen begeisterte: "eines der besten Volkalrecitals der letzten Jahre", urteilte Fono Forum. Die "Best of Simone Kermes" zeigt die "Queen of Baroque" in der gesamten Bandbreite ihres Könnens - mit entdeckenswerter Musik von Händel, Bononcini, Hasse, Haydn, Scarlatti, Pergolesi u. a. - lauter entdeckenswerte, oft völlig zu Unrecht vergessene Arienperlen.

Bladline Verlet - François Couperin: Barricades Mystérieuses, Pièces de Clavecin (2003)

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Bladline Verlet - François Couperin: Barricades Mystérieuses, Pièces de Clavecin (2003)

Bladline Verlet - François Couperin: Barricades Mystérieuses, Pièces de Clavecin (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:18:23 | 920 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: E 3003

As the foremost representative of one of the most illustrious musical dynasties in history, Francois Couperin achieved distinction in every contemporary genre except opera. But it was in his pieces for the harpsichord that he revealed his personality – La Couperin, from the 21st Ordre, is a witty self-portrait (marked "with moderate vivacity"!).

Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009) (Repost)

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Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009) (Repost)

Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:37:18 | 774 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Andromeda | Catalog: ANDRCD 5123

Albert Schweitzer was a German (writing in French also) theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. As well as his important theological work (he depicted Jesus as literally believing the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime), he developed various theories on music, in particular the work of J.S. Bach. He explained figures and motifs in Bach’s Chorale Preludes as painter-like tonal and rhythmic imagery illustrating themes from the words of the hymns on which they were based.

European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman - Rameau: Pigmalion, Platee and Dardanus Ballet Suites (2005)

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European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman - Rameau: Pigmalion, Platee and Dardanus Ballet Suites (2005)

European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman - Rameau: Pigmalion, Platee and Dardanus Ballet Suites (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:46 | 438 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.557490

Glorious music brilliantly played and vividly recorded, this recording of suites from three of Jean-Philippe Rameau's operas by Roy Goodman and the European Union Baroque Orchestra is as fine a disc of French Baroque orchestral music as has ever been issued. The wit and élan that Goodman and his Orchestra bring to Rameau is infectious. The listener finds himself smiling at Pigmalion's Les différence caractéres de la danse and laughing at Platée's Air pour des fous gais et de fous trietes.

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)

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Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:19:13 | 565 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4763016

Dantone interpretation is easily one of the best I have heard in recent years, and I consider it among the elite harpsichord recordings of the Goldbergs in the catalogs. His interpretations feature a compelling mix of power/energy, rhythmic lift, sharply etched phrasing, poignant refrains, playful episodes, bleak terrains and totally satisfying conversations from Bach's contrapuntal musical lines. I think it is fair to say that Dantone gives us the full measure of Bach's soundworld in excellent sonics that are crisp as well as well as abundantly rich.

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Fiorenza, Mele, Galuppi, Geminiani [2016]

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Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Fiorenza, Mele, Galuppi, Geminiani [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Fiorenza, Mele, Galuppi, Geminiani [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 57.14+60.24+54.32+53.35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.12 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!

Pieter-Jan Belder - Jacques Duphly: Complete Pièces de clavecin (2014)

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Pieter-Jan Belder - Jacques Duphly: Complete Pièces de clavecin (2014)

Pieter-Jan Belder - Jacques Duphly: Complete Pièces de clavecin (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:40:37 | 1,53 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94999

Although now faded into obscurity, Jacques Duphly was one of the most prominent French harpsichordists of his time, famed for his excellent teaching skills and known for his enviable connections with the French aristocracy. His keyboard works are a veritable treasure trove of music for harpsichord lovers; despite having been an organist in his youth, he soon realised that his talents lay with the smaller keyboard instrument, and he moved from Rouen to Paris to make best use of his skills.

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003) (Repost)

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Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003) (Repost)

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:43:33 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCA SA 19503

A long time ago, back in the 1970s, period instrument performances mostly sounded sweet and low down. Part of the reason for this was the catgut strings and the lower tuning, and part of the reason was that players seemed to prefer a mellower and rounder tone. But time passed and period instrument performances became more and more strident until they became nearly painful to listen to by the late '80s. Violinist Rachel Podger has recaptured the mellow sounds of yesterday by producing a warm and almost human sound with her 1739 Persarinius instrument.

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.

Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}

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Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}

Uri Caine - The Goldberg Variations (2000) {2CD Winter & Winter 910 054-2 rec 1999-2000}
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© 2000 Winter & Winter | 910 054-2
Jazz / Classical / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Baroque / Post Modern / Turntables / Electronic

In the 21st century, it's easy to take technology for granted and forget that in the time of Johann Sebastian Bach (b. 1685, d. 1750), there were no cars, busses, airplanes, TVs, radios, movies, tape recorders, electric lights, or computers. People used candles to light their homes, and horses were the fastest way to get around. There were excellent plays and opinionated theater critics to review them, but no cameras to film the actors and actresses. Recording technology had yet to be invented, so the only way to hear classical musicians was to hear them performing live. Although the classical artists of Bach's time could not be recorded, they left behind their compositions, and today's classical musicians continue to keep them alive.

Cyprien Katsaris, Yoon K. Lee - Bach and Sons: 5 Piano Concertos (2003)

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Cyprien Katsaris, Yoon K. Lee - Bach and Sons: 5 Piano Concertos (2003)

Cyprien Katsaris, Yoon K. Lee - Bach and Sons: 5 Piano Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:19:38 | 416 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Piano 21 | Catalog: 13

A tireless seeker of unfairly neglected works, Katsaris here offers an original programme on disc. This brings together for the first time five of the most beautiful concertos of the Bach family: Johann Sebastian, the famous father, and his sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Carl Philipp Emanuel. Cyprien is here accompanied by the Echternach Festival Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the Korean conductor Yoon K. Lee.