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Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2011)

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Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2011)

Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 57:01+64:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 476 1923 | Recorded: 2003

The Orchestra of the Antipodes' 2011 set of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos is certainly worth having for its exquisite period performances of these perennial favorites, but it is even more attractive for offering eight popular sinfonias from the cantatas, thereby giving listeners added value in an already excellent set. The Australia-based ensemble plays original instruments, and the performances are appropriate in textures, tempos, and ornamentation, so everything a fan of Baroque performance practice could want can be found here. The pacing is fleet and efficient, the counterpoint is transparent, and the sonorities are bright, so the combination will certainly excite even the most experienced devotees of these works.

Josetxu Obregón, La Ritirata - Alessandro Scarlatti: Quella pace gradita: The recorder and violin cantatas (2019)

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Josetxu Obregón, La Ritirata - Alessandro Scarlatti: Quella pace gradita: The recorder and violin cantatas (2019)

Josetxu Obregón, La Ritirata - Alessandro Scarlatti: Quella pace gradita: The recorder and violin cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 66:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923107 | Recorded: 2018

In a new recording of music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Josetxu Obregóns La Ritirata parades its dazzling vocal and instrumental talents in presenting the four cantatas which involve recorders and violins, together with an additional standalone soprano aria, for a further Glossa Neapolitan-flavored release. Drawn from his well over 800 secular cantatas these works combine fully-integrated, imaginative recitatives, expressive and dramatic arias and colorful and exacting instrumental sinfonias and ritornelli into elegant and compact wholes, and featuring poetic texts which typically followed the aspirations of the Accademia degli Arcadi literary circle initiated in Rome around the turn of the eighteenth century.

Michael Hofstetter, Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006)

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Michael Hofstetter, Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006)

Michael Hofstetter, Orquestra Simfónica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 216 min | 6,30+7,70 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Catalan, Italiano | Recorded: 2004

“Giulio Cesare” is one of Handel’s most fascinating and exquisite works. It was brought to Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu under the direction of Herbert Wernicke, who produced a new adaptation including fragments of other Handel operas such as “Rinaldo”, “Orlando” and “Tolomeo”. This freely-interpreted and updated version does not seek to set the opera in a contemporary context but rather to reveal hidden aspects of the work: its psychology, its history and politics. The orchestra is conducted by Michael Hofstetter and the title role is sung by the Italian-Spanish countertenor Flavio Oliver, who is one of the leading male sopranos in the world today.

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

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Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 665 Mb | Total time: 74:49+62:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accentus Music | ACC30499 | Recorded: 2019

Handel's 'Messiah' is one of the most sung oratorios in the world and its great choruses and arias can be heard on countless classical collections. From its premiere to the present day, this great sacred work enjoys almost unbroken popularity and has always fascinated audiences and musicians alike. In the chapter "Resurrection of George Frideric Handel" of his book "Decisive Moments in History", Stefan Zweig provides a particularly colourful description of Handel’s "Messiah". Starting from the fresh spirit of the work, he creates a lively story that lets the reader look over his shoulder as he composes the work. In it, he illustrates the timelessness and special position of this great composition in the context of music history.

Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)

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Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)

Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 422 Mb | Total time: 76:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029542338 | Recorded: 2019

Facce d’amore, ‘Faces of love’ follows Jakub Józef Orliński’s first solo album, Anima Sacra, which moved Gramophone magazine to announce that “This is a voice with a big future.” It brings a switch from the sacred to the personal and passionate. As the Polish-born, New York-trained countertenor says, the programme – which includes eight world premiere recordings – comprises “operatic arias that tell a story, showing a musical picture of a male lover in the baroque era – not only the positive side, like joyful or reciprocated love, but also anger or even madness.” Spanning some 85 years of the baroque period, the arias on Facce d’amore are by Handel, Cavalli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Bononcini, Conti, Hasse, Orlandini, Predieri and Matteis. Orliński is again partnered by the instrumentalists of Il Pomo d’Oro and their Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Complete Erato Recordings Vol I. 1954-1963 (2015) {10CD Box Set Erato-Warner Classics 0825646190447}

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Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Complete Erato Recordings Vol I. 1954-1963 (2015) {10CD Box Set Erato-Warner Classics 0825646190447}

Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Complete Erato Recordings Vol I. 1954-1963 (2015) {10CD Box Set Erato-Warner Classics 0825646190447}
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© 2015 Erato / Warner Classics | 0825646190447
Classical / Chamber Music / Flute

Ushering in a new golden era for the flute as solo instrument, Jean-Pierre Rampal secured his place in the classical music firmament as the greatest flautist of the modern era. Over 25 years (1954-1982), the French virtuoso’s fruitful collaboration with Erato grew into a truly exceptional achievement in recording history: an encyclopedia of flute music in vital performances that have remained the benchmark for generations. The first complete reissue of these recordings represents the most important collection ever dedicated to a single flautist. After all, it was Jean-Pierre Rampal that taught us to love the flute.

Jordi Savall - Harmonie Universelle II (2004) {Alia Vox ‎AV9839}

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Jordi Savall - Harmonie Universelle II (2004) {Alia Vox ‎AV9839}

Jordi Savall - Harmonie Universelle II (2004) {Alia Vox ‎AV9839}
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© 2004 Alia Vox | AVSA 9839
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque

Harmonie Universelle II illustrates the great historical diversity and range of repertory (from the 15th century to the beginning of the 21st century, in both thematic albums and recordings of works from the great repertory) as well as the wide range of musical formations (solo viol, small instrumental ensemble, solo vocalist, solo orchestra, orchestra and choir, opera) to be found on Alia Vox, an artists’ label created in 1998 by the two great early music exponents: Jordi Savall and Montserrat Figueras. Also featured in this new portrait is an extract from an opera by Vicente Martín y Soler on a libretto by Da Ponte, Il Burbero di buon cuore, recorded in Montpellier in 1995 – a rare opportunity to hear a performance not available on disc.

London Baroque - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts (2003)

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London Baroque - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts (2003)

London Baroque - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 425 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1385 | Time: 01:07:00

Vivaldi, Handel, Purcel, J.S. Bach and now Rameau: London Baroque is proceeding through the Baroque Masters at an impressive pace. After acclaimed recordings of the Fantazias of Purcell and Bach's trio sonatas the turn has come to Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, Jean-Philippe Rameau's important collection of chamber music works. The title (Concert pieces for harpsichord) is actually misleading, for although the harpsichord does play an important role throughout, the violin and viola da gamba are indispensable. Here London Baroque members Ingrid Seifert, Charles Medlam and Terence Charlston again prove their almost uncanny ability to play as one. Being mainly famous for his operas and stage works, Rameau in his Pièces has created a series of character pieces of which many are portraits of friends and acquaintances of the composer. Among the titles are the names and colleagues such as Marais and Forqueray but there is also a delightful self-portrait in La Rameau. A kaleidoscopic journey through the artistic circles of Paris in 1740, which can only be recommended.

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

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Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari: Violin sonatas in 18th-century Italy (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 62:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923412 | Recorded: 2019

In the course of his illustrious career, Fabio Biondi has nurtured a remarkable empathy with Italian music from across many centuries, but strikingly so with the early Baroque violin sonata repertory, the development of which was dramatically propelled into the future by Arcangelo Corelli with his Op 5 collection. It is this empathy possessed by Biondi which has inspired the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (from its bowed instrument collection) to make him a loan of the precious 1690 “Tuscan” violin made by Antonio Stradivari, for this Glossa recording.

Marcel Worms - J.S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 (2020)

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Marcel Worms - J.S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 (2020)

Marcel Worms - J.S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 390 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 252 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:48:57
Classical | Label: Zefir Records

The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1) contains 24 preludes and 24 fugues, each piece a personality with its own unique character. A prelude is always followed by a fugue in the same key. With an endless fantasy Bach lets the different voices speak, each for itself yet also in dialogue with and attuned to each other. A perfect technical mastery of the form goes hand in hand with the ability to translate all conceivable human emotions into sound.

Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Giovanni Battista Ferrandini: Catone in Utica (2004)

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Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Giovanni Battista Ferrandini: Catone in Utica (2004)

Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Giovanni Battista Ferrandini: Catone in Utica (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 867 Mb | Total time: 63:37+60:57+63:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | OC 901 | Recorded: 2003

When in 2003 the 250th anniversary of the Residenz-Theater in Munich was to celebrated, it was decided to perform the same opera which was performed at the opening of the theatre in 1753: Catone in Utica by Giovanni Battista Ferrandini. That was a bold decision, as Ferrandini is not exactly a household name in our time. He isn't a completely unknown quantity, though; his lamento 'Pianto di Madonna' was once attributed to Handel. It is perhaps due to this misattribution that it was ever recorded.

Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)

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Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)

Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 51:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777811-2 | Recorded: 2013

The Swedish Ensemble Villancico under its conductor Peter Pontvik guide us through the world of Latin American baroque music. This music is a merging of cultures and traditions - Indian, Spanish, and African. The Ensemble Villancico is currently regarded worldwide as one of the most important interpreters of early music from Latin America, uniting Nordic voices and the spirit of Latin American baroque music.

Isabel Bayrakdarian - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian & Jory Vinikour - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Artwork included | 01:04:04
Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos Music

Yes, there was another Cleopatra! She was married to Tigranes the Great, King of Armenia, and together they created an Armenia that reached from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The resplendent and regal voice of soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is perfectly suited to the role of Cleopatra. Bayrakdarian shines in arias from three rarely heard operas about King Tigranes and his queen. Bayrakdarians multi-hued voice relates the passion, drama, and fervor of the love story of Tigranes and Cleopatra. Bayrakdarian sparkles in five arias from Il Tigrane by Baroque master Johann Adolph Hasse, famous in his day as one of the foremost composers of opera. Arias by Vivaldi and Gluck add further excitement to the album.Bayrakdarian is supported by the Grammy-nominated team of Constantine Orbelian the singers dream collaborator (Opera News) and his marvellous Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra.

Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)

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Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)

Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 49:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | A 377 | Recorded: 2013

Following four successful recordings released on the Ricercar, Alpha and Arcana labels, Rome-based Andrea De Carlo and his Ensemble Mare Nostrum continue their exploration of the Roman repertoire and inaugurate here a new series of recordings, with its own distinctive artwork, devoted to the vast and multifaceted musical heritage of the Eternal City.

Marko Ylönen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello (2019)

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Marko Ylönen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello (2019)

Marko Ylönen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 143:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | ABCD444 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

Cellist Marko Ylönen has recorded a beautiful double album containing Bach’s six suites for solo cello. On the album, Ylönen wants to emphasize the way in which the different series work together in a dialogue. That is why he does not play them in their numerical order, but creates an experience that takes the listener from the world of passion in the fifth series to the joyful tones of the last sixth series. The clear musical structure and the affect of the musical characters and gestures combine in Ylönen’s performance. His interpretation of the Bach suites tells the listener something invaluable, touching and timeless.