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Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

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Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 70:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia | # 19075 | Recorded: 2019

The brothers Marcello, Alessandro and the more famous Benedetto, were born into an illustrious patrician family in Venice in 1684 and 1686 respectively. The eldest, with his eclectic talent, proved to be attracted to both the arts and the sciences from an early age; the youngest, better known as the “prince of sacred music”, was about to study the violin very young. According to legend, still children, Alessandro mocked him for his lack of talent in front of the princess of Brunswick, which made him swear to devote himself to musical studies in a zealous manner.

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.

Sabrina Frey - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)

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Sabrina Frey  - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti,  Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)

Sabrina Frey - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: TYXArt | # TXA15063 | Recorded: 2014

A delightfull combination of well chosen program materials and expert recording techniques. Sabrina Frey and her companion musicians are top notch performers that serve a concert with well worked ensemble and group interplay.
I found the playing of Sabrina Frey most interesting. She commands her recorder with consumate skill. The works played (including 2 premières) are by Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, Bononcini, and Marcello. Masters of the baroque form.

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Christoph Hammer, Concerto Stella Matutina - Et in Arcadia Ego (2014)

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Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Christoph Hammer, Concerto Stella Matutina - Et in Arcadia Ego (2014)

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Christoph Hammer, Concerto Stella Matutina - Et in Arcadia Ego (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 410 Mb | Total time: 79:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo | fb 1312333 | Recorded: 2013

They consider themselves the oldest tribe of ancient Greece. Their territory is a place from the eternal Golden Age, where peaceful shepherds, unhindered by hard work, can pursue their pleasures and passions. A blissful, perfect country life: Arcadia, the ideal place for ancient mythology, for nymphs and shepherds, heroes and gods. It needn’t worry us that Arcadia was transported from its original location in the heart of the Peloponnese to Sicily in classical Latin literature.

Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)

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Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)

Ensemble Benedetto Marcello - Concerti: Dall'Abaco, Bonporti, Albinoni, Benedetto Marcello, Vivaldi, Pergolesi (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI-Bovema Holland | GL 50006 | Recorded: 1986

Costituita nel 1984, l'Orchestra da Camera "Benedetto Marcello'' ha tenuto numerosi concerti in Italia a all'Estero con riconoscimenti lusinghieri da parte della critica. Interessata al recupero delta musica strumentale italiana del XVIII secolo, soprattutto inedita, ha revisionato ed inciso per I'etichetta Bongiovanni i Concerti per flauto, archi e cembalo di G.B. Sammartini, L. Leo, N. Porpora, G. Sammartini, G.B. Martini, I'Intermezzo "Traccollo" di G.B. Pergolesi e i concerti per pianoforte a orchestra di Dussek; per I'etichetta Mondo Musica ? Emi i Concerti di Quantz, Pergolesi a Piacentino per flauto, archi e cembalo e brani di Monteverdi per soprano, archi e cembalo, collaborando con direttori e solisti di livello internazionale. I CD sono stati recensiti positivamente dalle più importanti riviste di musica. L'Orchestra ha partecipato a diversi Festivals italiani e stranieri anche con prime esecuzioni assolute in tempi moderni e inediti del '700 italiano ed ha curato l'allestimento degli Intermezzi Livietta a Traccollo, Il Maestro di Musica La Serva Padrona di G.B. Pergolesi e dell'opera Il Matrimonio Segreto di D. Cimarosa in occasione del bicentenario della sua prima esecuzione.

Fabrizzio Ghiglione - Benedetto Marcello: Pianto e il Riso delle Quattro Stagioni dell'Anno (1994)

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Fabrizzio Ghiglione - Benedetto Marcello: Pianto e il Riso delle Quattro Stagioni dell'Anno (1994)

Fabrizzio Ghiglione, Orchestra dell' Associazione Culturale Don Milani, Schola Cantorum G.B. Trofello - Benedetto Marcello: Pianto e il Riso delle Quattro Stagioni dell'Anno (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 620 Mb | Total time: 53:27+50:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB 2159/60-2 | Recorded: 1992

Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739), remembered best today for some attractive instrumental music, including some virtuosic works for oboe, and his satire of the opera house, Il teatro alla moda, also wrote a small group of oratorios, including a pair of allegorical pieces for the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin at Macerata. One of these was Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni from 1733. It has been described as a "highly poetic, generally mellow, faintly comic" work, in which Marcello employed "the whole arsenal of techniques he had mastered over a quarter-century"; in fact, not only is there amazing attention to detail in the string articulation, but it also provides an important record of a composer's expectations of his string orchestra. Few oratorios from this locale and period are available in modern editions, and this example has all the formal characteristics associated with the genre of oratorio in the first half of the eighteenth century.

Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo Da Ponte - Benedetto Marcello: Il Pianto e il Riso delle quattro stagioni (2015)

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Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo Da Ponte - Benedetto Marcello: Il Pianto e il Riso delle quattro stagioni (2015)

Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo Da Ponte - Benedetto Marcello: Il Pianto e il Riso delle quattro stagioni (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 692 Mb | Total time: 122:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo | FB1503177 | Recorded: 2013

Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni dell'anno per la morte, esultazione e coronazione di Maria Assunta in Cielo, written in 1731, is the second last of the four oratorios by Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739). As a member of the Venetian aristocracy he didn‘t have to consider the musical conventions as much as his professional contemporaries. Thanks to his unconventional style he is one of the most interesting Italian baroque composers.

Silvano Frontalini, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra - Benedetto Marcello: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 1 (2000)

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Silvano Frontalini, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra - Benedetto Marcello: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 1 (2000)

Silvano Frontalini, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra - Benedetto Marcello: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 1 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 530 Mb | Total time: 54:49+55:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 5550/51-2 | Recorded: 1997

Wherever the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra comes from, they are excellent in the Baroque repertory – possessing a fine sense of nobilmente mixed with a lively sense of rhythm. The Marcello Concert Grossi may not be quite as fine as Corelli's or Handel's opp. 6, but it is certainly the equal of Torelli's op. 8, Avison's Scarlatti-inspired or Geminiani's opp. 2-5.

Ewa Podles, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Patrick Peire - Recital: Airs Celebres (1990)

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Ewa Podles, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Patrick Peire - Recital: Airs Celebres (1990)

Ewa Podles, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Patrick Peire - Récital: Airs Célèbres (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 59:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Forlane classique | # UCD 16620 | Recorded: 1990

Ewa Podles is a rarity: a true contralto with thrilling high and low notes, not to mention everything in between. Unlike Horne, whose lower register occasionally sounds baritonal, Podles is feminine throughout her estimable range. This recording of 18th-century arias exploits every aspect of this wonderful artist, including firm, beautiful tone and awesome coloratura. All of the selections, from the familiar Purcell and Gluck to the less recognizable arias from Vivaldi, Handel, and Marcello, are sung with brio and/or firm legato. Excellent period accompaniment by Patrick Peire and the Collegium Instrumental de Bruges.
–William S. Levison

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)

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Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Arianna (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 821 Mb | Total time: 61:42+67:13+55:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0656(3) | Recorded: 1999

Any recording of an opera by Benedetto Marcello will, for many, bring to mind his literary satire, IL TEATRO ALLA MODA, subtitled "a safe and easy method of properly composing and producing Italian operas according to modern practice." Within its pages, no one involved in the creation of opera-librettist, composer, singers, impresario-is spared. In one passage, the composer is admonished to "oblige the impresario to provide a great number of violins, oboes, horns, etc., preferring to let him economize on double basses, for these should not be used except in the preliminary tuning."

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia: Scarlatti, Marcello, Gasparini, Pasquini (2003)

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Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia: Scarlatti, Marcello, Gasparini, Pasquini (2003)

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia: Scarlatti, Marcello, Gasparini, Pasquini (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 78:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 296-02 | Recorded: 2003

Countertenor Andreas Scholl's new CD is devoted to little-known, late-17th- and early-18th-century cantatas whose subject matter is Arcadia, a real region in Greece, but more frequently evoked as an idyllic place filled with innocent, simple shepherds and shepherdesses. Scholl employs a more operatic tone and attitude than we're accustomed to from countertenors. Not only does he use vibrato and "lean" on the voice, but he dips down, as in the final moments of a cantata by Marcello, into a deep, dark baritone range. The effect is dramatic and apt. Elsewhere his tone is just gorgeous and always expressive, he pays attention to the text of these works and captures the theatrical moment in each. The last movement of a work by Francesco Gasparini is excitingly acrobatic. The Accademia Byzantina is a remarkable "backup" group and they get to play some purely orchestral works as well. This disc is a knockout; enjoy it.
–Robert Levine

Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Benedetto Marcello: Joaz (2008)

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Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Benedetto Marcello: Joaz (2008)

Christoph Hammer, Neue Hofkapelle München - Benedetto Marcello: Joaz (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 786 Mb | Total time: 141:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | # SACD3035 | Recorded: 2008

Franz Szabo schrieb über diese Aufführung: »… Was Christoph Hammer und seine ›Neue Hofkapelle München‹ am Abend des Pfingstsonntags […] im Kolomanisaal darbrachten, kann man schlichtwegs nur als sensationell bezeichnen. Benedotto Marcellos Oratorium ›Joaz‹ bescherte zweieinhalb Stunden hochdramatischer, intelligenter, spannender und differenzierter Barockmusik, deren Schönheit alle Anwesenden restlos in ihren Bann schlug. […] Der österreichische Tenor Daniel Johannsen überzeugte als stimmprächtiger und wortdeutlicher böser Berater mit aufflackernd schlechtem Gewissen. […] Kaum zu glauben und ein weiterer Beweis für die höchste Qualität dieses Ensembles, daß die Künstler nur wenige Tage an der Erprobung des Stückes arbeiten konnten. […] Beruhigend zu wissen, dass dieses Oratorium zum oftmaligen Nachhören vom ORF aufgenommen wurde.«