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Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)

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Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)

Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 409 MB | 01:17:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The giant Sony Classical label was an odd home for this 2007 recording of cello concertos of the 18th century, but that in no way diminishes its quality. Cellist Jan Vogler plays four concertos that span the second half of the century, and three of them are world premieres; even the sole item existing on recordings, the Cello Concerto in A major, Wq 172, of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, is by no means a common item.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Concerto Köln, Shunske Sato - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016)

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Concerto Köln, Shunske Sato - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016)

Concerto Köln, Shunske Sato - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 297 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 135 MB | 51:04
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

“Something new every moment.” If we are to believe Shunske Sato, leader of Concerto Koln and soloist on this sparkling new release of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” what is at the heart of this recording is the idea of freedom. Freedom, too, in more ways than one. True to the principles of historical performance practice, the ensemble delivers the vitality of spontaneous playing in Vivaldi’s music.

Lawrence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Gottingen - Handel: Faramondo (2014)

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Lawrence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Gottingen - Handel: Faramondo (2014)

Lawrence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Göttingen - Handel: Faramondo (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 782 Mb | Total time: 66:44+51:40+57:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC26402 | Recorded: 2014

Laurence Cummings leads the FestspielOrchester Gottingen and a cast of superb soloists in a performance of Handel's opera Faramondo. The work was first performed in London in 1738. There were only eight performances and it was never revived during the composer's lifetime. The first modern production was in Halle in 1976, and several recordings have been made. Its convoluted plot is a story of revenge, intrigues, love and jealousy, backed by some of Handel's most sublime music.

Francois Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}

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Francois Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}

François Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.99 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 940 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 50 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Brilliant Classics | 92178
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Thinking of Baroque music our minds turn nearly automatically to the German giants Bach, Handel, Telemann and the like, or to sunnier parts in Italy where Vivaldi, Corelli and Albinoni wrote their concertos: but one nearly forgets that also in France great music was composed in the Baroque! One of the most important composers was Francois Couperin (1668-1733), imperial court composer of the most charming, graceful music: look at the French pictures of that time and you can imagine what kind of music.

Karl Munchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Lubecker Kantorei - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium/Christmas Oratorio (1997)

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Karl Munchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Lubecker Kantorei - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium/Christmas Oratorio (1997)

Karl Münchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Lübecker Kantorei - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium/Christmas Oratorio (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 771 Mb | Total time: 79:53+79:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 455 410-2 | Recorded: 1966

Previous recordings allotted the words of the angel in the Evangelist's narration of No. 13 to the tenor, but Münchinger rightly, in my view, gives them to the Angel. His direction is more lively and, where called for, more dramatic than in the competing version under Richter, and the Decca recording has, also, an extra brightness and clarity lacking in the DGG. The soloists are admirable in both versions, and in both, also, the Pastoral Symphony is beautifully played.
– Gramophone

Jurgen Budday, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Maulbronner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2005)

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Jurgen Budday, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Maulbronner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2005)

Jürgen Budday, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Maulbronner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 665 Mb | Total time: 147:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K&K | # KuK 67 | Recorded: 2004

Handel’s spectacular oratorio Belshazzar was composed in 1744, from a libretto by Charles Jennens that describes the fall of Babylon. Less successful in it’s day than the popular Italian opera, Belshazzar is a work on an imposing scale — dramatic, passionate, full of stirring choruses and solos, and a piece which Handel himself described as ‘very grand and uncommon’. The oratorio is full of invention, energy and drama with the Jewish, Babylonian Persian and Medes masses having their own distinctive musical styles that were juxtaposed to create a tense dramatic conflict. Composed in the same year as the splendid Hercules the two oratorios represent the peak of Handel’s dramatic writing. Belshazzar was a failure at the time of its first performance in 1745—contemporary reports speak of a disastrously bad performance—and the oratorio never gained popularity in Handel’s lifetime.

Thomasorganist Ullrich Bohme - The Organs of St Thomas, Leipzig (2017)

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Thomasorganist Ullrich Bohme - The Organs of St Thomas, Leipzig (2017)

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme - Die Orgeln der Thomaskirche zu Leipzig (2017)
works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Krebs, Piutti, Mendelssohn, Boellmann

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Classical, Organ | Label: Rondeau | # ROP6117 | Time: 01:10:57

St. Thomas, dating back to the twelfth century, is a musical landmark for the city of Leipzig, in which renowned composers like Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelsson Bartholdy worked. Johann Sebastian Bach was the Thomaskantor here from 1723 to 1750, the world-famous Thomanerchor sings motets here every Saturday, and here resounds the wonderful music played on the instrument Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once declared the "Queen of Instruments" and about which the poet Honore de Balzac said, "The organ is without a doubt the greatest, boldest and most magnificent of all instruments. It is an entire orchestra form which a skilled hand can demand everything." St. Thomas houses not one but two organs wtihin its walls. In 1889 Wilhelm Sauer built the organ, named after him, in the west choir loft. On the north gallery, the Bach Organ has stoody since 2000. The Sauer Organ has over 88 stops, and the Bach Organ, whose facade is adorned with the seal of the famous Thomakantor, has 61 stops. "Soli Deo Gloria" - Glory to God alone - is the motto by which Bach wrote his music.

The Hilliard Ensemble, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen - Bach, Webern: Ricercar (2003)

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The Hilliard Ensemble, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen - Bach, Webern: Ricercar (2003)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen - Bach, Webern: Ricercar (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 309 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 147 MB | 01:09:00
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

The conceit that informs this disc is that Bach and Webern's meditations of life, death, and eternity are essentially complementary, that Bach's Lutheran faith and Baroque aesthetic and Webern's Catholic faith and Modernist aesthetic speak of a shared belief in the luminous and the numinous. Indeed, so pervasive is the conceit that complementary performances of Webern's orchestration of Bach's Ricercata in six voices from The Musical Offering opens and closes the disc. And so successful is the conceit that this otherwise tired trick is incredibly effective.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2001)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2001)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Belshazzar (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 771 Mb | Total time: 65:57+66:22+31:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1079-2 | Recorded: 2001

Belshazzar is one of Handel’s works that could be called a total failure at the time of its first performance. Premiered in 1745 to a nearly empty house, contemporary reports say that it was a disastrously bad performance. This oratorio never gained popularity in Handel’s lifetime, and he only performed it twice after the first performance. Yet this is no minor work. Full of great Handelian arias, and stirring choral movements, this oratorio deserves to stand among his greatest works. Drama and energy play like a flame through the pages of this work. It has everything a Handel oratorio needs: tension, excitement, and attractive melodies.

Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradic, Federico Maria Sardelli - Cavalli: Il Giasone (2012)

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Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradic, Federico Maria Sardelli - Cavalli: Il Giasone (2012)

Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradic, Federico Maria Sardelli - Cavalli: Il Giasone (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:42 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Dynamic | Catalog: CDS663

Francesco Cavalli was the most successful Venetian opera composer of the mid-seventeenth century. This new production is orchestrated and conducted by the internationally reputed baroque specialist Federico Maria Sardelli. It is directed by the young Frenchwoman Mariame Cl+ªment, who is currently making a name for herself with her infectious directing in German and French opera houses. The title role is sung by the promising counter-tenor Christophe Dumaux.

Marie-Louise Duthoit, Le Concert Calotin, Fabien Armengaud - Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pieces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)

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Marie-Louise Duthoit, Le Concert Calotin, Fabien Armengaud - Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pieces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)

Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pièces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)
Marie-Louise Duthoit, soprano; Le Concert Calotin; Fabien Armengaud, clavecin & direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Arion | # ARN 68559 | Time: 01:00:37

Dornel’s imaginative and dynamic compositional style was perfectly suited to the lively and ever-changing musical environment of Paris in the first decades of the eighteenth century. The glorious years of Louis XIV’s reign were coming to a close, and with it the Sun King’s uncompromising grip on permitted musical taste was beginning to weaken. As musical life at the royal court began to decline so the hub of French musical life shifted from Versailles to Paris, and a strong sense of new found freedom prevailed in the city’s cultured circles. The relative merits of French and Italian musical styles were hotly debated, and works by the likes of Corelli and Vivaldi became well known and were eagerly consumed. In addition, a tradition of public concerts (including Philidor’s famous Concert Spirituel) began in Paris, giving visiting artists from far afield a chance to demonstrate their skills as well as giving composers a chance to air new works. Dornel’s Pièces de clavecin were published in 1731. His keyboard pieces were highly praised in the Mercure de France, and are notable for how little they owe to Rameau’s seminal 1724 collection. Instead the influence of François Couperin’s Ordres from fifteen years or so before is much more strongly discernible.

Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)

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Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)

Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 364 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 193 MB | 01:14:13
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Despite the severely modern appearance of this 2006 ECM New Series album, from the abstract cover art to the booklet's somber black and white landscape photos, this is really a collection of early music by Arcangelo Corelli, Giulio Caccini, Maurizio Cazzati, and other less familiar composers of the Baroque era. Stephen Stubbs and his brilliant ensemble Teatro Lirico are masters of their period instruments, and their historically informed performances – in many cases, revivals – of obscure Baroque repertoire have garnered attention worldwide.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 470 Mb | Total time: 53:25+53:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 5317 | Recorded: 2008

Like many renditions of Bach's monumental B Minor Mass, this one puts forward a musical argument: in this case, for the use of a vocal ensemble made up of ten soloists rather than a choir. Minkowski's approach may be historically aggressive, but the sound is unstintingly lovely and the pared-down arrangements shed an interesting and unusual light on this most familiar of the baroque masterworks. Highly recommended to most classical collections and all period-instrument collections.
–Rick Anderson

Elyma Ensemble; Coro Antonio Il Verso Choir; Gabriel Garrido, Soloists - Bonaventura Aliotti: Il Sansone (2001)

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Elyma Ensemble; Coro Antonio Il Verso Choir; Gabriel Garrido, Soloists - Bonaventura Aliotti: Il Sansone (2001)

Bonaventura Aliotti: Il Sansone (2001)
Francesc Garrigosa (Tenor), Adriana Fernández (Soprano), Claudio Cavina (Alto)
Claudine Ansermet (Soprano), Iván García (Bass)
Elyma Ensemble; Coro Antonio Il Verso Choir; Gabriel Garrido, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Oratorio | Label: K617 | # K617133 | Time: 01:07:44

Bonaventura Aliotti‚ unrepresented in the CD catalogues until now‚ was a Sicilian composer of the middle Baroque‚ born in Palermo around 1640‚ dying some 50 years later. A Minorite friar‚ he worked as organist in Padua and various other Italian cities‚ ending up as maestro di cappella in Palermo. His oratorios‚ of which only four survive‚ seem to have been greatly admired in his time. Il Sansone‚ first performed in Naples in 1686‚ tells the central part of the familiar story of Samson – his seduction and betrayal by Delilah‚ at the bidding of the Philistine Captain and with the help of the allegorical character Inganno (‘Treachery’) and Morpheus‚ god of sleep. It was revised two years later for performance in Modena‚ and the choral music was added; the Modena score‚ as the only surviving source for the work‚ is used here.