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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)

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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 64:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67714 | Recorded: 2008

The banning of opera performances during Lent in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Rome meant that composers had to turn their attention to biblical subjects. However there is no sense that either composer or librettist felt at all limited in their subject matter, judging from the extraordinarily inventive oratorios that were produced during this time. Scarlatti’s work tells the dramatic story of David and Goliath. Whilst the biblical account relays the story in a few sentences, the anonymous librettist of Davidis pugna et victoria expands upon these to create an extensive libretto, with the characters fully developed and explored.

Alessandro De Marchi. Academia Montis Regalis - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2016)

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Alessandro De Marchi. Academia Montis Regalis - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2016)

Alessandro De Marchi. Academia Montis Regalis - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 751 Mb | Total time: 142:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 870-2 | Recorded: 2013

During the early nineteenth century the new 1804 Viennese version of La Clemenza di Tito, was Mozart's most popular opera in Europe. However, in keeping with the practice during that period, it was performed in versions adapted to the times and the taste of the opera public and this is precisely the starting point for our recording's conductor Alessandro De Marchi. He would like to present Tito in the form in which it was staged and acclaimed in great houses from the Vienna Court Opera to the Milan Scala and from Dresden and Hamburg to Paris during the early years of the nineteenth century. Our recording is based on the acclaimed production at the Innsbruck Festival Weeks 2013 with the Academia Montis Regalis performing on historical instruments.

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Mercadante: Didone abbandonata (2019) [BDRip]

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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Mercadante: Didone abbandonata (2019) [BDRip]

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Mercadante: Didone abbandonata (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 3,30 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 480 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: Italian, English, German, Japanese, Korean

Giuseppe Saverio Mercadante was a contemporary of Donizetti and Rossini, and his prolific output of operas proved influential in founding dramatic techniques that were taken on by Verdi. Set in the ancient and besieged city of Carthage, Didone abbandonata is the dramatic and tragic tale of ill-starred lovers whose decisions ultimately place an entire populace in peril. A genuine rarity in the theatre, Didone has strong ties to the 18th century but also points towards the bel canto innovations that were to come. This carefully researched and critically acclaimed production presents the work in the sound and playing style of Mercadante’s time.

David Hansen, Allessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Rivals: Arias for Farinelli & Co. [2013]

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David Hansen, Allessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Rivals: Arias for Farinelli & Co. [2013]

David Hansen - Rivals: Arias for Farinelli & Co. [2013]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 76.36 | Scans | 455 Mb
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88883744012 | Rec: 2013

Australian countertenor David Hansen became a hot new presence on the scene in the mid-2010s with a startlingly clear, powerful soprano voice. He's become enough of a phenomenon that skeptics have come out of the woodwork, pointing out flaws in his armor like the relative weakness of his middle register. It's true enough, and on Rivals there is a slight tend to wait for the big fast numbers while the more sedate scenes play out. But such cavils essentially miss the point. As the title suggests, Rivals: Arias for Farinelli & Co. explores not only music written for the 18th century castrato Farinelli (Carlo Broschi), which has been done before, but also for other singers of the time.

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]

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Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Donizetti: Enrico di Borgogna (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 7,34 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Enrico di Borgogna is a melodramma per musica that was premiered in Venice in 1818, marking Donizettis stage debut. The plot of this rarely performed opera follows a rather traditional scheme: Enrico wants to defeat the son of the villain who usurped his fathers throne and is about to marry his beloved Elisa. Fortunately, he succeeds in stopping the marriage and regaining his inheritance. This release is a world première video recording of the 2018 Donizetti Opera Festival performance, which received excellent reviews for its brilliant staging.

Davide Amodio, Gli Strali di Cupido - Alberti: Sonate per violino e basso continuo (2000)

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Davide Amodio, Gli Strali di Cupido - Alberti: Sonate per violino e basso continuo (2000)

Davide Amodio, Gli Strali di Cupido - Alberti: Sonate per violino e basso continuo (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 503 Mb | Total time: 48:22+43:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB 5604/5-2 | Recorded: 1999

Quando ancora l'attività compositiva solitamente portava con sé precisi caratteri stilistici tipici della cultura cittadina in cui i compositori - quanto meno - operavano, l'eccellente violinista Giuseppe Matteo Alberti (1685-1751) guardò oltre la siepe e oggi gli è riconosciuto il merito di avere per primo adottato alcuni stilemi del linguaggio vivaldiano al di fuori dell'ambiente veneziano. I dati anagrafici di Alberti sono sovrapponibili, come si vede, a quelli di J.S. Bach, ma a lui non arrise la grandezza creativa e la fortuna (tarda) del Cantor: Bologna, S. Petronio, l'Accademia Filarmonica della sua città - di cui per qualche anno fu "Principe" - le sale del conte Orazio Bargellini per il quale curò l'attività musicale, furono lo scenario che egli calcò da protagonista, in una tranquilla gestione della vita musicale bolognese dalla quale trasse qualche gratificazione, qualche onore, ma pochi quattrini, se è vero che morì rispettato ma povero, anzi "miserabile", secondo Giacomo A. Perti.

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

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Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Giorgio Tabacco, Alfredo Bernardini, Gottfried von der Goltz - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 394 Mb | Total time: 77:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30432 | Recorded: 2000-2006

This disc is a sampler of Vivaldi discs released by France's Naïve label, and it's highly recommended to listeners who haven't yet given these recordings a try. The group of performers is pan-European, with French singers and Italian instrumentalists especially strongly represented, but a compilation like this brings home how well this label has done at forging a unified artistic vision. Its Vivaldi indeed tends toward "furious," as the title proclaims; it is also garish, energetic, dynamically extreme, and in every way devoted to making Vivaldi out as a rebel in his time.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 1 (2004)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 1 (2004)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 1 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 63:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30401 | Recorded: 2000, 2002, 2003

The most beautiful arias from the Vivaldi Edition: La verità in cimento, Juditha Triumphans, L'Olimpiade, Orlando finto pazzo. The album includes outstanding singers and arias that were sensational discoveries when first introduced in this series.

Alessandro de Marchi, Czech Chamber Soloists Brno - Rossini: Torvaldo e Dorliska (2006)

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Alessandro de Marchi, Czech Chamber Soloists Brno - Rossini: Torvaldo e Dorliska (2006)

Alessandro de Marchi, Czech Chamber Soloists Brno - Rossini: Torvaldo e Dorliska (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 597 Mb | Total time: 73:20+67:47 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660189-90 | Recorded: 2003

Torvaldo e Dorliska was Rossini's 16th opera, premiered in Rome in December, 1815, two months after Elisabetta… and two months before Barbiere. It has an odd tone–it's a so-called "rescue opera". The plot concerns the eponymous hero and heroine, who are married. The evil Duke loves Dorliska and attacks the couple on their wedding day and leaves Torvaldo for dead. Dorliska runs away but winds up (unknowingly) taking refuge at the Duke's castle and is imprisoned. When Torvaldo finds his way there he attempts to rescue her, but he also is taken prisoner. The Duke's embittered henchman, Giorgio (a comic role), helps the couple. The villagers rise up and the Duke is punished, while our heroes live happily.

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

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Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,87 Gb | TT: 6h 36' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30541 | Recorded: 2001-2009

A Naïve boxed set that gathers the finest sacred works composed by Antonio Vivaldi and performed by some of the most recognized artists in this wonderful repertoire, including Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky, Sara Mingardo, and Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Robin Johannsen, Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Caldara: In dolce amore (2014)

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Robin Johannsen, Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Caldara: In dolce amore (2014)

Robin Johannsen, Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Caldara: In dolce amore (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 417 Mb | Total time: 72:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843011692 | Recorded: 2013

CANTATAS AND OPERAS – the twin pillars of secular vocal music of the baroque period. Few composers – though there are some notable exceptions – eschewed these genres if only because a set of cantatas, engraved or copied professionally and strategically dedicated, could be a comparatively inexpensive starting point for a career while opera lured with prospects of fame and fortune.
The Venetian-born Antonio Caldara (1670–1736) certainly was no exception. His set of twelve cantatas (Op. 3) appeared in 1699; his operas had been staged in theatres in Venice before his move to the court at Mantua in 1700. But with his appointment as maestro da cappella to Francesco Maria Ruspoli, prince of Cerveteri, in Rome from mid-1709 and then as vice-Kapellmeister to the imperial court at Vienna from June 1716, he encountered environments that required intense concentration on the cantata in one and on opera in the other.

The Vivaldi Edition Operas [27CDs] (2008)

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The Vivaldi Edition Operas [27CDs] (2008)

The Vivaldi Edition Operas: L'Orlando finto pazzo; Juditha triumphans; Tito Manlio; La verità in cimento; Orlando furioso; L'Atenaide; Il Farnace; L'Olimpiade; Griselda [27CDs] (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8,79 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30470 | Recorded: 2000-2007

Since 2001, beginning with Juditha Triumphans, eight operas by Vivaldi have been released in the Vivaldi Edition, each one an event, either the first complete recording (or the first recording!) by first-rate conductors, soloists and orchestras specializing in Baroque. Acclaimed by the press (numerous awards), and by the public (more than 150,000 copies sold since 2001), these recordings have succeeded at last in rehabilitating Antonio Vivaldi, known always for his brilliant concertos, as one of the greatest operatic composers of all time.

Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008)

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Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008)

Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra of the Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 132 min | 4,89+4,47 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

This new Dynamic opera, Elisir d’amore was performed in Donizetti’s native city of Bergamo, during the most important world festival dedicated to the Italian composer. The opera is set in a rural environment and the action takes place in a country farm. It is a brilliant comedy with many points of contact with semi-serious operas. The choice of this subject must have been strongly influenced by the successes of Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula.

Alessandro de Marchi, Berliner Barock Akademie - Niccolo Jommelli: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (1996)

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Alessandro de Marchi, Berliner Barock Akademie - Niccolo Jommelli: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (1996)

Alessandro de Marchi, Berliner Barock Akademie - Niccolò Jommelli: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 79:04+46:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617063 | Recorded: 1996

Niccolò Jommelli is a composer whose significance in his own time has strangely not endured. His importance as an innovator in the field of opera is probably as significant as that of Gluck, in the generation immediately following. He was particularly important in the development of orchestrally accompanied recitative, a feature that is apparent throughout this oratorio. Indeed, the orchestral importance is one of the highlights of the disc, for, while the singing is excellent, the playing of the Berliner Barock Akademie is outstanding. There are also several excellently played aria obbligatos. This is the second feature of Jommelli’s writing that comes across as reason for surprise at his neglect. The writing in his arias is both melodically beautiful and extensively developed; many of the arias are seven or eight minutes long, yet with no padding of sequences. The demands that this places on the soloists is considerable, and they are a uniformly excellent group, Anke Herrmann and Jeffrey Francis in particular rising to the challenge of some exceptional demands with panache.