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Roy Goodman, Peter Holman, The Parley of Instruments - Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (1984)

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Roy Goodman, Peter Holman, The Parley of Instruments - Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (1984)

Roy Goodman, Peter Holman, The Parley of Instruments - Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 172 Mb | Total time: 42:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66021 | Recorded: 1981

There are few records of Monteverdi's solo vocal music as persuasive as this…the performances are outstanding, with the edge of Emma Kirkby's voice attractively presented in an aptly reverberant acoustic.

Diego Fasolis Ensemble Vanitas - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)

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Diego Fasolis Ensemble Vanitas - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)

Diego Fasolis, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana, Ensemble Vanitas - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Dettingen Te Deum (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 72:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47560-2 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

Conductor Diego Fasolis and his Coro della Radio Svizzera always can be counted on for a very good show, and this one, featuring two well-known if not necessarily top-drawer Handel works, is no exception. The early Dixit Dominus, with its Vivaldian "De torrente in via" movement and other Italian stylistic elements, is appropriately lively and crisply articulated in the fast sections and fully indulgent of the slow passages, allowing us to hear in gorgeous detail the promising signs of Handel's germinating genius.

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)

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Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 651 Mb | Total time: 214:37 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C351943D | Recorded: 1965

It is usually the big nineteenth-century opera sets that are bought for their singers; but with a line-up of principals such as we have here Handel too is swept into the golden net. Lucia Popp, two years into her career after her Vienna debut, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry: that is a quartet which in its time may have seemed no more than standard stuff, but at this date looks starry indeed. […] The Orfeo, for one thing, is sung in German instead of Italian; it has cuts, though many fewer than the Mackerras recording in English with Dame Janet Baker; it has the solo voices recorded very close indeed (those that are supposedly off-stage are just about where many modern recordings would have them except when off-stage); and the orchestra sounds, to our re-trained ears, big and thick, with the heavy bass-line that used to seem as proper to Handel as gravy from the roast was to Yorkshire pudding.

Les Dominos; Les Agremens - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noels sur les instruments; Sonate a huit (2013) [Re-Up]

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Les Dominos; Les Agremens - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noels sur les instruments; Sonate a huit (2013) [Re-Up]

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noëls sur les instruments; Sonate à huit (2013)
Les Dominos; Les Agrémens; Florence Malgoire, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC338 | Time: 01:14:54

The instrumental works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier are familiar to very few people. A large number of them were composed for use in churches, the most famous of these being the Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues that has already been recorded by Jean Tubéry and La Fenice for Ricercar (RIC 245). Charpentier composed the Sonate à huit around 1685, at a time when various private musical societies were exploring the Italian sonata style. Charpentier discovered this style at the same time as François Couperin, who also set about composing sonatas in the Italian style. Charpentier’s Sonate à huit blends the Italian style with the French suite of dances and as such is one of the masterpieces of instrumental music of the French baroque. The symphonies Pour un Reposoir were intended to accompany an outdoor procession, an organ naturally not being available. The greater part of the CD, however, is taken up by the Noëls pour les Instruments which Charpentier set for instrumental ensemble and organ. We have also recorded the original versions of the above-mentioned Christmas carols, complete with their many verses as they appeared in French collections published at the beginning of the 18th century. This recording of Christmas music can be enjoyed throughout the year!

Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)

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Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)

Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 595 Mb | Total time: 40:53+55:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | # ZZT302 | Recorded: 2011

To mark her return to the recording studio after CDs of Tartini and Albinoni (both awarded a Diapason d’Or), Chiara Banchini joins forces with Jörg Andreas Bötticher to present her version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas for obbligato harpsichord and violin BWV 1014-1019. This interpretation is notable, among other features, for the use of a German harpsichord with the disposition 16', 8', 8', 4', freely reconstructed by Matthias Kramer (Hamburg, 2006) after Christian Zell.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 655 Mb | Total time: 56:41+79:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45518 2 | Recorded: 2001

Supreme master of the Baroque concerto and one of the finest composers of sacred music, Vivaldi is now also being rediscovered as an opera composer of genius. Some credit for this must go to Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, whose performances of Giustino since 1985 have made this colourful and dramatic work the most widely played of Vivaldi's operas in modern times. Giustino contains an endless flow of Vivaldian melodic inspiration and inventive orchestration; the score calls for a psaltery and for birdsong, while the goddess Fortune descends to the tune of Spring from the Four Seasons. This first recording is based on a concert performance in Rotterdam in 2001; the fine cast is headed by Dominique Labelle as the empress Arianna and Francesca Provvisionato as the plough-boy emperor Giustino.

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

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Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 5242 | Recorded: 2012

The young Russian soprano makes her solo debut on Decca with cantatas by Handel, Mozart, Porpora and Vivaldi which showcase her scintillating coloratura, tonal clarity and warmth, and radiant middle register; Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini accompany with panache.

Marianne Muller - Tobias Hume: Poeticall Musicke; Éric Fischer: Topographic Long-Range (2010)

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Marianne Muller - Tobias Hume: Poeticall Musicke; Éric Fischer: Topographic Long-Range (2010)

Marianne Muller - Tobias Hume: Poeticall Musicke; Éric Fischer: Topographic Long-Range (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 72:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 100501 | Recorded: 2009

Marianne Muller - fierce player of viola da gamba, recently applauded for her outstanding interpretation of Folies d’Espagne of Marin Marais on Zig-Zag Territoires - brings us solo and consort pieces of Tobias Hume - captain and eccentric English composer of XVIIe century. Committed to her instrument, Marianne Muller commissions to contemporary composers new pieces for viola di gamba… Eric Fischer created a piece dedicated to Tobias Hume.

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock - Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (2004)

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The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock - Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (2004)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock - Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:09:41 | 846 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 4749072

The re-release of The English Concert’s award-winning recording of Corelli’s Op 6 concertos offers a welcome opportunity to reflect on some of the changes in taste that have emerged since 1989. Two competing recordings, by groups led by Italians – that of Ensemble 415 and Europa Galante – oblige with two quite different approaches to this most quintessential of Baroque music.

Harmonia del Parnàs & Marian Rosa Montagut - 15: Spanish Baroque Music (2019)

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Harmonia del Parnàs & Marian Rosa Montagut - 15: Spanish Baroque Music (2019)

Harmonia del Parnàs & Marian Rosa Montagut - 15: Spanish Baroque Music (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 360 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:05
Classical | Label: Tempus

As part of their commitment to reviving and restoring unknown or forgotten music scores, Hamonia del Parnàs is presenting a program of music by Spanish composers from the XVII and XVIII centuries. This music that is seldom heard live, is a sample of the extensive heritage of music of Hispanic origin from Europe and the Americas.

Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Bach: Three Weimar Cantatas BWV 182, 12, 172 (1996)

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Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Bach: Three Weimar Cantatas BWV 182, 12, 172 (1996)

Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Bach: Three Weimar Cantatas BWV 182, 12, 172 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 73:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DOR-93231 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

On 2 March 1714, barely three weeks before his twenty-ninth birthday, the Weimar court organist Johann Sebastian Bach received "the title of Concertmaster." Shortly before he had turned down an important organist's position in Halle; the promotion to concertmaster, granted "at his most humble request," clearly represented a quid pro quo on the part of his employer, Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar. As the principal condition of his new post Bach had the obligation "to perform new pieces every month"—in today's parlance, to produce a new cantata on a monthly basis.

Aris Christofellis, Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Farinelli et son temps (1994)

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Aris Christofellis, Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Farinelli et son temps (1994)

Aris Christofellis, Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Farinelli et son temps (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:37 | 366 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics ‎| Catalog: 7243 5 55250 2 4

This CD will be best appreciated by those who admire the 'authentic performance movement' in baroque music. Christofellis's voice isn't what I call beautiful, but their is no denying that his ability is extraordinary, if not bizarre. The highlight for me is the sublime 'Lieto cosi tal volta' from Pergolesi's little-known opera Adriano in Siria and I recommend buying the CD for this aria alone. Christofellis is also a musicologist and it is interesting to hear an informed take on musical issues such as ornamentation. Anyone wondering what the castrati may have sounded like can get a pretty good idea from this recording.

Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)

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Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)

Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)
Works by J.S. Bach, Gaspar Cassadó, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré
Anton Webern, Franz Liszt, Sulkhan Tsintsadze

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1914, 476 3022 | Time: 00:56:53

Chonguri is the name of the traditional long neck lute from Georgia which inspired Georgian composer and cellist Sulkhan Tsinzadze to write an atmospheric all-pizzicato piece. Its exotic plucked sound marks the eastern starting point of a journey that alights on many European places before finishing off with an equally evocative scene from New York composed by Demenga himself. The Swiss cellist revitalizes the 19th century practice of arranging diverse music for one's own instrument, thus adopting two Chopin Nocturnes and four Bach Chorales (in Demenga's own transcriptions) for this CD recital. Demenga's panorama of poetic miniatures, with Webern's two sets of Kleine Stücke at its centre, features a mix of popular and more abstract musical idioms, blending humour and nostalgia in an entertaining programme.

Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}

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Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}

Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 376MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 179MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque, Contemporary

Together and separately these Swiss musicians, violinist Paul Giger and harpsichordist Marie-Louise Dähler present a symbiosis of old and new music that spans Bach, pulsating improvisation and strikingly original compositions. In all, a journey through musical and personal history which also, in “Bombay II”, reflects upon Giger’s years traveling in Asia. A sixth remarkable ECM album from Giger, a distinguished label debut for Dähler, and an important New Series release.

London Baroque - Johann Pachelbel: Musique De Chambre (1995)

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London Baroque - Johann Pachelbel: Musique De Chambre (1995)

London Baroque - Johann Pachelbel: Musique De Chambre (1995)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:20 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi France | Catalog: HMC 901539

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), was better-known as an organist than an important Baroque composer during his life time, though he was a prolific and influential composer. It is said that his organ chorales preludes and his fugues had an influence on Johann Sebastian Bach. Pachelbel held the position of organist in several churches and cathedrals in Austria and Germany. While most of his compositions were for the organ, he also wrote some chamber and vocal music.