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Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

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Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,56 Gb | Total time: 10:04:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691955112 | Recorded: 1981-1993

10 CDs mit Passionen, Messen und Motetten passend zur Osterzeit . Neben den beiden berühmten Passionen von Bach - der Johannes- und Matthäuspassion - sind weitere hörenswerte Aufnahmen enthalten. Die Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi von de Rore oder den Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae von Zelenka sind hervorragende und selten aufgenommene Werke, interpretiert von herausragenden Künstlern.

Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)

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Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)

Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 75:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia Classics | # ELECLA 19074 | Recorded: 2019

Born in Palermo in 1660, Alessandro Scarlatti led a very itinerant life. His activity as a musician, officially begun in 1679, and took him to the most important Italian cultural centres, including Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice. Traditionally the beginnings of his musical training dates back to the roman meeting of a twelve-year-old Scarlatti with Giacomo Carissimi, the undisputed father of the cantata genre, and from whom it acquired its final form, given by the alternation of the recitativo and arioso styles, the latter resulting in the Aria.

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

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Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | ARN68812 | Recorded: 2009

This disc brings together two composers from Naples, albeit from different generations. They are also different in that Scarlatti was an important contributor to the genre of opera, whereas Durante never composed anything for the theatre. They have also something in common: both were considered rather conservative - Scarlatti in particular towards the end of his career - and in the oeuvre of both the traditional counterpoint plays an important role.

Estévan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: Serenate (2018)

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Estévan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: Serenate (2018)

Estévan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: Serenate (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 466 Mb | Total time: 94:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Concerto Classics | CD21072 | Recorded: 2011

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) was the prolific composer of more than 800 cantatas. However, the majority of these compositions are unpublished and preserved in manuscript copy only. In this context, Maestro Estévan Velardi and Alessandro Stradella Consort will give life and exposure to two of Alessandro Scarlatti’s repertoire gems: the Serenatas “Al fragor di lieta tromba” and “Bel piacere ch’è la caccia”, First World recorded in this release on period instruments. The clamshell box with contains 2 CDs and a 100 pages volume edited by musicologists and Alessandro Scarlatti’s music scholars including the late Maestro Roberto Pagano, to whose memory the release is dedicated.

Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique - Alessandro Scarlatti: Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa (1993)

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Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique - Alessandro Scarlatti: Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa (1993)

Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique - Alessandro Scarlatti: Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa (1993)
Classical | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 72:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus111 | # OPS 30-66 | Recorded: 1992

Lamentations or tenebrae were composed for the Matins services of Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Holy Week but were sung on the preceding evening. Each service consisted of three nocturnes and each nocturne was divided into three lessons. The Lamentations of Jeremiah were always sung during the three lessons of the first nocturne of each service. That makes nine tenebrae in all. Scarlatti however, set to music only six of them, all of which are sung on this new release. Five of the Lamentations are for soprano and the remaining one for tenor.

Matthew White, Les Voix Baroques - Alessandro Scarlatti: Disperato Amore (2005)

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Matthew White, Les Voix Baroques - Alessandro Scarlatti: Disperato Amore (2005)

Matthew White, Les Voix Baroques - Alessandro Scarlatti: Disperato Amore (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 67:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | AN 2 9904 | Recorded: 2004

The booklet for this fine disc from Montreal includes a wonderful characterization of Alessandro Scarlatti's music, especially of the cantatas recorded here. "His music's eloquence," wrote French pedagogue Ennemond Trillat, "does not implore; it stems from that spiritual intoxication which is the very essence of the Baroque. And this music sings without phraseology. It is free of all extrinsic intent, and its lyricism produces perfect forms. Its fluid grace is essentially melodic, but without a trace of exuberance."

Daniela Dolci, Musica Fiorita - Alessandro Scarlatti: Rosinda ed Emireno (2014)

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Daniela Dolci, Musica Fiorita - Alessandro Scarlatti: Rosinda ed Emireno (2014)

Daniela Dolci, Musica Fiorita - Alessandro Scarlatti: Rosinda ed Emireno (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Track (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 60:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # 10303 | Recorded: 2012

In the year 2009 Daniela Dolci discovered an interesting opera with obbligato cornett arias in the Austrian National Library that had been listed as a work by Giacomo Perti; with her ensemble Musica Fiorita, she gave concertante performances of the arias of the protagonists Rosinda and Emireno. After this, it turned out that not Perti, but Alessandro Scarlatti is the composer of this opera. The opera, premiered in Naples in 1697, is set in the city of Memphis in an idealised Egypt. The plot - as is usual for operas of this period - is quite intricate and complicated. Various love relationships and hardships connect the protagonists, with the conflict over the Egyptian throne being argued out at the same time. The arias are musically appealing, especially due to the use of a cornett (played by Bork-Frithjof Smith with virtuosity and beauty of tone).

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Annunziata (2010)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Annunziata (2010)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Annunziata (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 420 Mb | Total time: 79:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Misteria Paschalia Collection | MPC 002 | Recorded: 2007

La Santissima Annunziata est un oratorio d'Alessandro Scarlatti, écrit pour solistes (SSSAT) cordes et basse continue, créé à Rome au Palazzo della Cancelleria en 1700 ou 1703, sur un livret italien de Pietro Ottoboni.
Présenté pour la première fois le 3 avril 1700 au Palazzo della Cancelleria de Rome (résidence du cardinal) et repris postérieurement, au moins dans autres deux occasions : le 1er avril 1703 et le 25 mars 1708 (palazzo Ruspoli). Le fait qu'une annonce de la représentation de 1700 attribue la responsabilité de la musique à Giovanni Lorenzo Lulier, musicien attaché à Ottoboni, a fait douter sur le véritable auteur de celle-ci.

Thurston Dart, Boyd Neel Orchestra - Mr Bach at Vauxhall Gardens: Johann Christian Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti (2017)

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Thurston Dart, Boyd Neel Orchestra - Mr Bach at Vauxhall Gardens: Johann Christian Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti (2017)

Thurston Dart, Boyd Neel Orchestra - Mr Bach at Vauxhall Gardens: Johann Christian Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 79:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Eloquence | ELQ 482 5387 | Recorded: 1956, 1957

The soprano Jennifer Vyvyan was taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London by Roy Henderson, coach of Kathleen Ferrier. With Henderson’s help she formed a secure technique, and quickly won acclaim for both operatic and oratorio roles in a wide variety of repertoire. Best known now as a singer favoured by Benjamin Britten, Vyvyan was also a leading figure in the revival of Baroque repertory: a celebrated interpreter of Purcell, Rameau, Bach and Handel who starred in landmark 1950s/60s reappraisals of the Handel operas at Sadlers Wells, Covent Garden and elsewhere.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 59:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 5 65558 2 | Recorded: 1982-1984

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959 by Sir Neville Marriner and a group of London’s leading orchestral players. Originally formed as a small conductorless string group, it spearheaded the 1950’s Baroque revival.

Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)

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Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)

Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 64:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi ‎| 75605 51293 2 | Recorded: 1997

Alessandro Scarlatti wrote a huge number of chamber cantatas – about 600, in fact – most of which are, like the five delightful examples on this disc, for solo voice. These ones are sung by countertenor Brian Asawa with stylish support from members of the Arcadian Academy, who provide varying types of accompaniment, sometimes with continuo alone, at other times with a larger instrumental colloquium. Only one of the five cantatas here, Clori vezzosa, e bella, is written for voice and basso continuo throughout, the others calling for two violins and, on occasion, viola. The first work in the programme is the most elaborate of the group with its three-movement instrumental introduction and four each of alternating recitatives and arias.

Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; A. Scarlatti: Salve Regina (2019)

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Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; A. Scarlatti: Salve Regina (2019)

Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; A. Scarlatti: Salve Regina (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 57:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia | 327912 | Recorded: 2018

Seux génies du baroque italien à la filiation évidente et dont la musique emplit églises, palais et théâtres du Royaume napolitain au début du XVIIIè siècle sont ici réunis : Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) et Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736).

The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)

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The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)

The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.25 Gb | Total time: 04:52:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BISCD1734/35 | Recorded: 1999-2008

With her almost supernaturally clear and agile soprano, Emma Kirkby has enchanted audiences ever since she first appeared on the Early Music scene in the 1970s. And as the art of historically informed performance has become more and more widely appreciated, so has her style of singing, to the extent that she in 2007 was included in a listing of ‘the 20 greatest sopranos ever’ made by the BBC Music Magazine. Throughout her career, Emma Kirkby has made a large number of recordings of a wide range of music. Released on the occasion of her 60th birthday, the present collection celebrates her collaboration with BIS, which has resulted in ten discs to date.

Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)

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Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)

Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 386 Mb | Total time: 73:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 74321 935812 | Recorded: 1998

By the eighteenth century, Palermo-born Alessandro Scarlatti was the most widely performed Italian composer of vocal music having written more than sixty operas and well over a hundred cantatas. The cantata, more concentrated than opera, was considered at that time as the higher artistic form. Scarlatti was extremely prolific and many of his works including cantatas still remain unrecorded.

Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)

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Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)

Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 72:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Conifer Classics ‎| 75605 51293 2 | Recorded: 1997

These performances received Gramophone's "Recording of the Month" award for June 1997, as well as a 1998 Gramophone "Critic's Choice" award.
"…The instrumental ensemble is very fine, and Christine Brandes has a lovely, fresh soprano that sails through this music with melting ease….The sound is warm and congenial…"
–American Record Guide