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I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth & The 24 - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers (2017)

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I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth & The 24 - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers (2017)

I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth & The 24 - Monteverdi: The Other Vespers
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:11 min | 336 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth. To celebrate I Fagiolini are celebrating Monteverdi's works, along with their 30th anniversary, with a new authentic vespers setting.

Mikko Franck - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live) (2017)

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Mikko Franck - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live) (2017)

Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live)
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 88:37 min | 382 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017

Recorded live in Paris, two contrasting music dramas on the theme of an errant child, written by two supreme French composers and performed by a starry line-up of francophone singers. Mikko Franck, in his role as Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducts Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, starring Roberto Alagna and Karina Gauvin, and Ravel’s L'Enfant et les sortilèges, with Nathalie Stutzmann and Sabine Devieilhe among the singers surrounding Chloé Briot in the role of the Child.

VA - Les grandes eaux musicales de Versailles (2017 Edition) (2017)

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VA - Les grandes eaux musicales de Versailles (2017 Edition) (2017)

VA - Les grandes eaux musicales de Versailles (2017 Edition)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:37 min | 383 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Alpha invites you to prolong the pleasure of your visit to Versailles with this recording of the music you heard in the gardens : A selection of great works played by some of the finest musicians of today. Almost two centuries of music, reviving the fabulous history of the palace up to mid-eighteen century and representing opera, ballet, the air de cour and other genres, are performed here by Le Poème Harmonique (conductor Vincent Dumestre), Pygmalion (conductor Raphaël Pichon), Le Concert Spirituel (conductor Hervé Niquet), Capriccio Stravagante Orchestra (conductor Skip Sempé), les Nouveaux Caractères (conductor Sébastien d Hérin, l Orchestre des Temps présents (conductor Olivier Schneebeli). You'll also discover some excerpts from Campra's Tancrède and Leclair's Scylla & Glaucus.

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

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Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia Plays Komitas, B.Kanachyan, M.Ekmalyan, A.Babadganyan, H. Purcell, J.S. Bach, G. Handel, A. Vivaldi (L. Zakaryan)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans (jpg) | CD1-50:54, CD2-48:02 | 2CD. 424.7 MB
Classical | 2003 | Armenia TV | no

The origin of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (NCOA) dates back to the Soviet era. It was founded by the violinist Zareh Sahakiants as the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra in 1961. In 1997 it was merged with the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra to form the new NCOA. As of September 2010 the Principal Conductor and Music Director is Vahan Mardirossian.
In April 1997, Armenia’s Ministry of Culture extended a special invitation to American-Armenian conductor Aram Gharabekian and appointed him as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the newly formed National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. The twenty-five members of the NCOA exemplify the finest chamber music players in Armenia who are all graduates of the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan.

Mission: Cecilia Bartoli sings the music of Agostino Steffani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Mission: Cecilia Bartoli sings the music of Agostino Steffani (2012) [Blu-Ray]

"Mission": Cecilia Bartoli sings the music of Agostino Steffani (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 60 min | 16,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 60 min | 3,29 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

This is undoubtedly the best film of Cecilia Bartoli in performance allowing fans to see the astounding Mezzo-soprano at her dazzling best, performing the spectacular music of themulti-faceted Agostino Steffani. Cecilia Bartoli is accompanied by the leading Baroque ensemble I Barrochisti, directed by Diego Fasolis. She is also joined on screen and in duet with guest star, countertenor Philippe Jarrousky.

Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets (2017)

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Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets (2017)

Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60:40 min | 141 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Lassus five-part setting of the Requiem is rarely heard; here it is recorded with brass for the firsttime, the sombre colors of the sackbuts further darkening the tone. The recording interweaving a number of motets, some also receiving first recordings, and amadrigal on death by one of Lassus contemporaries in an organ transcription prepared for thisoccasion. This innovative recording thus takes the listener on a spiritual journey, through the darkness ofbereavement to the elevation of the Christian soul after death. The booklet notes are by Lassus expert Barbara Eichner and by the conductor of Girton College Choir, Gareth Wilson, who explains the thinking behind the programme.

Pavol Breslik & Robert Pechanec - Dvořák: Songs - Cypresses, Evening Songs, Gypsy Songs (2017)

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Pavol Breslik & Robert Pechanec - Dvořák: Songs - Cypresses, Evening Songs, Gypsy Songs (2017)

Pavol Breslik & Robert Pechanec - Dvořák: Songs - Cypresses, Evening Songs, Gypsy Songs
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:57 min | 152 MB
Label: Supraphon | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Imagine a young lad in love that is what the piece is about! This is how Dvorák himself characterised The Cypresses, a work he composed at the age of twenty-three when he fell for the young actress Josefina ermáková (who was later to become his sister-in-law). Regardless of the fact that it is a juvenile and in many ways imperfect composition, Dvorák kept returning to it, exploiting its motives as material for his later opuses.

The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]

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The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]

The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]
Classical | DECCA 478 5827 | TT: 80.28+72.40+75.09 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The triumphant release of Mission in autumn 2012 drew rave reviews and was followed up in September 2013 with Steffani’s Stabat Mater, alongside his greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, and a further disc of dances and overtures with the celebrated I Barrochisti conducted by Diego Fasolis. On the Stabat Mater, Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. The final album of the collection is Danze & Ouvertures’, contains 43 great tracks of enchanting early-baroque music.

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)

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Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:27 | 476 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4605026712164

Don't hate this album because it has been beautifully marketed, for if you do you'll miss out on something extraordinary. Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli reportedly worked on it for three years, even suggesting a mystery-novel tie-in, and her label, Decca, kept the contents under wraps until the album's release, dropping hints via Internet videos. When the album appeared, it was issued in a limited-edition hardbound package including numerous essays covering aspects of the life of the composer involved, Agostino Steffani.

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Cleopatra

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - Cleopatra

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Cleopatra
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans (jpg) | 66:16 | 1CD. 345.3 MB
Classical | 2004 | Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; CA | SMCD 5233

In 2002, the beautiful Canadian-Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian scored a major success when she appeared as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, in Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare for the Canadian Opera Company. As one critic observed at that time, "Cleopatra is one of Handel’s most superb, and psychologically intricate, creations. The luminous Bayrakdarian has made a wonderful beginning in a role she will surely take to the great stages of the world—at first childishly seductive, then calculating, and ultimately revealing a profound nobility and vulnerability." For her third CD for CBC Records, Ms. Bayrakdarian has chosen arias from four works focusing on the Egyptian femme-fatale..

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016)

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Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016)

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Buxtehude and his Circle (2016)
Dietrich Buxtehude - Christian Geist - Nicolas Bruhns - Franz Tunder - Kaspar Förster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220634 | Time: 01:15:31

Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s.

Barbara Hendricks - Mozart: Airs De Concert & d'Operas (1984) (Repost)

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Barbara Hendricks - Mozart: Airs De Concert & d'Operas (1984) (Repost)

Barbara Hendricks - Mozart: Airs De Concert A d'Operas (1984)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:16 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 47122

Two arias include obbtigato instruments. The violin version of the better known setting of the same text with piano obbligato k505. It is the soprano version of the long aria sung by an mezzo or tenor Idamante in Idomeneo. While not quite as phenomenally beautiful as k505, it is both lively and demanding, requiring virtuoso contributions from conductor, orchestra, violinist and soprano. For k505, best that I have heard is Ameling/Dalton Baldwin/Edo de Waart (see my review). Hendricks/Tate/Jose Luis Garcia and the ECO are equally good in the violin setting.

William Jewell College Concert Choir & Anthony Maglione - The Trumpet Sounds (2015/2017)

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William Jewell College Concert Choir & Anthony Maglione - The Trumpet Sounds (2015/2017)

William Jewell College Concert Choir & Anthony Maglione - The Trumpet Sounds
Classical, Sacred, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 62:12 min | 147 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2015/2017

Kansas City based William Jewel College Concert Choir led by Dr Anthony Maglione is known for its imaginative concert repertoire that ranges from Baroque to Contemporary musics. The Trumpet Sounds figures heavily in the contemporary classical choral tradition with an impressive diversity in the featured composers including those not frequently found in contemporary choral repertoire. Dr. Magliones eight movement cantata for voices and trumpet, based on Walt Whitman's poem The Mystic Trumpeter closes this intrepid release with its world premiere debut recording.

Amy Pfrimmer & Dreux Montegut - Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Arias (2017)

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Amy Pfrimmer & Dreux Montegut - Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Arias (2017)

Amy Pfrimmer & Dreux Montegut - Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Arias
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:04 min | 112 MB
Label: MSR Classics | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory [Psalm 98:1]. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before His presence with singing [Psalm 100:1-2]. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord [Ephesians 5:19].

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 382.7 MB
Classical | Musica Viva, Australia | MYCD 1164

Although she's making a major name for herself on the world's opera stages, Armenian/Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has chosen her solo-recital repertoire for her two CBC recordings from decidedly non-opera material. The first, Joyous Light (type Q4974 in Search Reviews), featured contemporary arrangements of traditional Armenian liturgical music; now this one focuses on songs from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. All of the things I said in the earlier review regarding Bayrakdarian's vocal quality, musicianship, and star-bound credentials hold true here: she is a world-class singer, a performer with prodigious communicative instincts and superlative technical ability. In these wonderfully colorful and evocative songs, many of which are rarely heard on concert stages or on recordings, she displays a commanding presence, using her considerable dramatic skills to enliven each song with appropriately varied personalities and moods, from playful to passionate to wistful to sultry to melancholy–whatever is required to convey sense and spirit of music and text.
–David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com