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John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [2007]

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John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [2007]

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloisits, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [2007]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Total time: 412:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69838-5 | Recorded: 1980-83

John Eliot Gardiner and his period instrument ensemble produce a lovely, smooth sound in these very well played performances, which use Handel's versions for strings and winds. Balances are fine; playing and recording collaborate to produce a treasurable clarity in which every line registers. –Leslie Gerber … Handel's epic oratorio, Israel in Egypt, here in a gripping performance by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, was a failure during Handel's lifetime. This was perhaps because of its immense variety of compositional techniques and forms. It is a virtual catalog of choral compositional methods, and thus stands outside the genre of 18th-century oratorio as such. Now, of course, it is recognized as what it is, a unique, dazzling work. –Joshua Cody … Although he billed this piece as an oratorio, it's really an opera–the first ever in English, and one of the finest too. Handel's audience wasn't fooled for a minute, and a successful performance needs a dazzling cast of singers, just as in the composer's Italian operas. Good as John Eliot Gardiner's singers are, they don't surpass John Nelson's cast on DG, nor does Gardiner's direction offer much competition. Had the DG not existed this would be perfectly recommendable, but life is cruel, and you deserve the best.
(David Hurwitz)

Thomas Hengelbrock, NGR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Thomas Hengelbrock, NGR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Thomas Hengelbrock, North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28506 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 112+52 (bonus) min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3918 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 112 min | 6,05 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub.: German, English, French, Korean, Japanese

The Elbphilharmonie, the “hall of wonders” (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentation the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists explores in the opening concert the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and ist acoustics with an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm.

Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage - Vivaldi - String Concertos, Vol.1: The Paris Concertos (1999) (Repost)

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Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage - Vivaldi - String Concertos, Vol.1: The Paris Concertos (1999) (Repost)

Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage - Vivaldi - String Concertos, Vol.1: The Paris Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:08 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 0647

This is a highly distinctive album in the mountain of Vivaldi CDs. The works come from a manuscript in the library of the Paris Conservatory that is thought to have been originally presented to a French nobleman. It is thought that only two of the concertos were new, while the other 10 were chosen from those Vivaldi had on hand. Whatever the truth of this, this set of concertos represents a highly winning, perhaps more subtle aspect of Vivaldi's style than one usually comes in contact with.

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)

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Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:19 | 435 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 469

Given the considerable number of recordings that have tried to place Renaissance compositions within the context for which they were written, it is odd that the same has so rarely been done for Bach. After all, most of Bach's output consists of Gebrauchsmusik, music written for daily use. This release by Scotland's historical-instrument Dunedin Consort and its leader John Butt shows the possibilities of this approach.

Mstislav Rostropovich - Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2004/1991)

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Mstislav Rostropovich - Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2004/1991)

Mstislav Rostropovich - Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2004/1991)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.15 Gb+7.15 Gb (2xDVD9) | 231 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

“Rostropovich's performances are masterly and all-involving, drawing distinctions between each work in his spoken introductions, although one can choose to hear the music without the commentaries. Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.” (The Penguin Guide)

Münchner Cammer-Music - Telemann: XII Solos à Violon ou Traversiere avec la Basse Chiffrée (2005)

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Münchner Cammer-Music - Telemann: XII Solos à Violon ou Traversiere avec la Basse Chiffrée (2005)

Münchner Cammer-Music - Telemann: XII Solos à Violon ou Traversiere avec la Basse Chiffrée (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:03:18 | 648 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: New Classical Adventure | Catalog: 60145-314

The XII Solos à Violon où Traversiere avec la basse chiffrée were published by Telemann in 1734. These 12 works conform to the church sonata pattern of four movements in slow-fast-slow-fast pattern. The works are carefully written so that either violin or flute could take the solo role in any of them. The movements are varied in Telemann’s usual mixture of French, Italian, and German styles, with the occasional Polish-inspired movement thrown in for good measure.

Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock - Lotti, Zelenka, Bach (2009) [Repost, New Rip]

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Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock - Lotti, Zelenka, Bach (2009) [Repost, New Rip]

Antonio Lotti - Jan Dismas Zelenka - Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # DHM88697-59423 | 01:16:00

Gramophone Awards 2010 Best of Category - Baroque Vocal. "The Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and Choir perform with full-blooded tension; Hengelbrock makes the fullest possible use of the plangent oboes and pulsating string chords but also ensures that the music-making never loses its focused precision…This is nothing short of revelatory."

Jordi Savall - Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Et Amorosi, Libro Ottavo (1995) {Astree-Auvidis E 8546}

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Jordi Savall - Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Et Amorosi, Libro Ottavo (1995) {Astree-Auvidis E 8546}

Jordi Savall - Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Et Amorosi, Libro Ottavo (1995) {Astrée-Auvidis E 8546}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 133 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Auvidis / Astrée | E 8546
Classical / Baroque / Renaissance

Monteverdi's madrigals were the laboratory in which he sought the connections between music and the emotions, and none are more moving and evocative than those of his eighth and final book, the "Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi," (1638). This release offers only a selection, but puts the music's drama in gratifyingly high relief. It's a beautifully sung, ravishingly played and lushly recorded collection, "Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi," by Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Astree E 8546). Dynamics are supple, coloration is flexible and expressive dissonances are pointed up in a way that gives works like "Lamento della Ninfa" and "Gira il nemico" an unusually vivid edge.

Mela Tenenbaum, Richard Kapp - The Devil's Thrill (2002)

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Mela Tenenbaum, Richard Kapp - The Devil's Thrill (2002)

Mela Tenenbaum, Richard Kapp - The Devil's Thrill (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:49| 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ESS.A.Y. Records | Catalog: 1078

No matter how you cut it, this is terrific violin playing. And the best–somewhat ironically, considering the disc’s title–comes after the program’s opening Tartini (“Devil’s Trill”) sonata. Mela Tenenbaum is a staunchly confident violinist who projects assured technique and a thorough grasp of the exhibitionistic aspects of the works she presents here. Behind these sonatas, each of which is marked by formidable technical demands, is the work of a composer who was intimately acquainted with the violin (all were acknowledged virtuosos) and who knew how to structure a work for maximum dramatic impact.

Ricardo Vines - The Complete Recordings (2007)

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Ricardo Vines - The Complete Recordings (2007)

Ricardo Vines - The Complete Recordings (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:08:41 | 166 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Marston Records

Although Ricardo Viñes (1875—1943) was active during the “golden age” of pianism, he deliberately pursued an entirely different musical path from his fellow practitioners. He is perhaps best categorized with the Catalan school of pianists, a group of formidable players that included Albéniz, Granados, Malats, Mompou, and de Larrocha. It goes without saying that Viñes became one of the leading interpreters of the Spanish piano literature.

Italian Classical Consort, Luigi Magistrelli - C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet (2016)

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Italian Classical Consort, Luigi Magistrelli - C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet (2016)

Italian Classical Consort, Luigi Magistrelli - C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:08 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95307

The ever-expanding catalogue of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach on Brilliant Classics (most of it contained in a 30-CD box, 94640), now reaches his music for clarinet, which has received much less attention on record than his orchestral or keyboard works but is no less melodically fertile and formally inventive than his better?known music.

Hopkinson Smith - Johann Sebastian Bach: L'Oeuvre De Luth (Works for Lute) (1987) 2CDs

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Hopkinson Smith - Johann Sebastian Bach: L'Oeuvre De Luth (Works for Lute) (1987) 2CDs

Hopkinson Smith - Johann Sebastian Bach: L'Œuvre De Luth (1987) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 526 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 7721 | Time: 01:41:18

The American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith, began as a teenager he began to study the classical guitar and in his early 20's, he became acquainted with the lute which he started to learn by himself. He majored in musicology at Harvard and graduated with honors in 1972. In 1973, Hopkinson Smith came to Europe to devote himself to the lute in earnest. He worked in Catalonia with Emilio Pujol, a profound pedagogue in the 19th century tradition who instilled in him a sense for higher artistic values, and in Switzerland with Eugen Dombois whose sense of happy organic unity between performer, instrument and historic period has had a lasting effect on him. From the mid 1970's, he was involved in various ensemble projects including the founding of the ensemble Hespèrion XX and a ten-year collaboration with Jordi Savall. This collaboration led to important experiences in chamber music which were a creative complement to his work as a soloist.

Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pascal Monteilhet - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un gout etranger (1998)

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Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pascal Monteilhet - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un gout etranger (1998)

Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pascal Monteilhet - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un gout etranger (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:36 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 458 144-2

French composers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries delighted in adorning their pieces with foreign, in particular, Italian, elements, often calling attention to them in the titles. Among the most subtle transalpine stylists was Francois Couperin, who was refining the ‘French style’ and publishing his legacy in the form of harpsichord and chamber music. His contemporary, Marin Marais, contributed his own subtle essay in the exotic, a “Suitte d’un gout etranger” published in his Fourth Book of Pieces de une et a trois viole (1717), nearly 30 years after his First Book (the epitome of French viol playing) had appeared.

Duo Ahlert & Schwab – Weiss, Hoffmann: Sonatas for Lute and Mandolin (2007)

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Duo Ahlert & Schwab – Weiss, Hoffmann: Sonatas for Lute and Mandolin (2007)

Duo Ahlert & Schwab – Weiss, Hoffmann: Sonatas for Lute and Mandolin (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:55 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8557716

Duo Ahlert & Schwab have dedicated themselves, through their choice of instruments, to one of the smallest repertoires to be found in the classical music pantheon, that for guitar and mandolin. On this Naxos' effort, Daniel Ahlert plays the mandolin, and Birgit Schwab takes Baroque guitar and archlute parts in works of Sylvius Leopold Weiss and Giovanni Hoffmann. Being German, they identify Giovanni Hoffmann under the wholly inauthentic name of "Johann Hoffmann," which can lead to some confusion.

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

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Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs
Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor)
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale; Nicholas McGegan, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 648 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque | Label: philharmonia BAROQUE | # PBP09 | 02:18:32

The San Francisco Chronicle called Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra” after Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan presented acclaimed western hemisphere premiere performances in October 2015. PBO and McGegan are delighted to be the first to record this newly-discovered 300 year old serenata. After Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI acquired the kingdom of Naples in a treaty, the Neapolitans commissioned their court composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, to compose a grand serenata to celebrate the birth of Charles VI’s son, prince John Leopold. Scarlatti wrote the piece within a few weeks and it was performed to audiences in Naples immediately following the birth. Unfortunately, just months after La Gloria di Primavera premiered, the celebrated infant died and the incredible work was forgotten.