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Giuseppe Nalin, Ensemble Barocco Padovano Sans Souci - Antonio Caldara: Cantate d'Amore (1996)

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Giuseppe Nalin, Ensemble Barocco Padovano Sans Souci - Antonio Caldara: Cantate d'Amore (1996)

Giuseppe Nalin, Ensemble Barocco Padovano Sans Souci - Antonio Caldara: Cantate d'Amore (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 64:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 166 | Recorded: 1996

Early in 1709 Antonio Caldara became maestro di cappella to the Marchese Francesco Maria Ruspoli in Rome. If the appointment brought new stability to his personal life, it also inspired him to remarkable creative effort. The two cantatas recorded here afford only a brief glimpse into a veritable musical treasure chest, the legacy of the seven years he held sway over an array of entertainments given by one of Rome's most lavish patrons of the arts.

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0035 | Recorded: 2019

The Stabat Mater by the Italian late baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710- 1736) invariably holds the number one position in many western classical music charts. In Pergolesis own era, his composition received enormous acclaim and was frequently a source of inspiration for the many tone poets who wanted to follow in his footsteps. For this version, we brought together two wonderful vocalists who are symbiotic and complementary both in terms of personality and musical interpretation: soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens and countertenor Clint van der Linde.

Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)

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Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)

Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 66:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics ‎| 6 26864 2 | Recorded: 2009

John Beard, Francesco Borosini, Annibale Fabri: these three men helped to revolutionized music in the 18th century. Their voices moved the greatest composers of the time to increasingly write for tenors, a move from the Castrati, which had dominated opera since 1600. Now, three centuries since this trio’s brilliance encouraged a surge of new repertoire for the vocal range, world renowned tenor Ian Bostridge celebrates their legacy with his stunning new release, Three Baroque Tenors.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,16 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 8099 | Recorded: 2014

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers; audiences have always been fascinated by both musical prowess and behind the scenes goings-on. The battle for prestige and fame was heated and passionate in the Baroque era, with legendary rivalries. Fiercely competitive, Cuzzoni and Bordoni were among the most acclaimed divas of the age, resorting to fisticuffs on stage. Present-day prima donnas Genaux, Prina, Nesi and Basso now follow in the footsteps of their fervid predecessors, presenting on disc a tongue-in-cheek survey of standout arias for mezzo soprano and contralto.

Simone Kermes, Amici Veneziani - Inferno e Paradiso (2020)

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Simone Kermes, Amici Veneziani - Inferno e Paradiso (2020)

Simone Kermes, Amici Veneziani - Inferno e Paradiso (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 418 Mb | Total time: 76:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 886447709429 | Recorded: 2019

"Lava", "La Diva", "Bel Canto" - these are the names of some of Simone Kermes' highly praised and successful albums. Their new album "Inferno e Paradiso" is thematically about "Heaven and Hell" about "Virtues and Deadly Sins" - musically illustrated with 14 titles from four centuries from baroque to rock, from Bach to Sting, from Vivaldi to Led Zeppelin.

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 409 Mb | Total time: 75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 485 0214 | Recorded: 2017

Renowned for portraying the music of the baroque like no one else, Cecilia Bartoli presents her new recording of arias famously performed by legendary castrato, Farinelli. Exploring the complex gender roles of the world of baroque opera, and highlighting the phenomenon of the castrati, a horrifying practice which led to some of the most celebrated work of the period. Featuring works by Farinelli’s brother, Riccardo Broschi, and his mentor, Nicola Porpora, as well as Hasse, Caldara and Giacomelli. Including two new world premiere recordings, from Porpora’s Polifemo and Broschi’s La Merope.

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

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Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 71:50| Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985305382 | Recorded: 2017

Concerto Köln – the silver-toned Rolls-Royce of period ensembles – handles this journey with suave style and flawless control…Valer Sabadus makes for a refined Farinelli, and where his smoky voice lacks in power, it gains in agility. He breezes through the coloratura arias, with their virtuoso roulades and vertiginous leaps…He really shines, though, in the more intimate arias.

Sergio Foresti, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Caldara: Brutus - Cantatas for Bass (2018)

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Sergio Foresti, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Caldara: Brutus - Cantatas for Bass (2018)

Sergio Foresti, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Caldara: Brutus - Cantatas for Bass (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 66:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classic | PC10389 | Recorded: 2018

With this album, Stile Galante continues its work in the world of the Italian solo chamber cantata - here Stefano Aresi’s ensemble joins forces with baritone Sergio Foresti in order to bring us a selection of cantatas by Antonio Caldara (1670 - 1736) for bass. These unusual pieces are preserved in precious manuscripts in Bologna and Vienna and are extremely demanding for the singer, asking for great skills (both vocal and theatrical). The seven cantatas recorded here offer a welcome, unusual view on Italian vocal chamber music, especially as linked to the Viennese court.

Stephen Alltop, The Queen’s Chamber Band - Caldara: Il giuoco del Quadriglio / The Card Game (2004)

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Stephen Alltop, The Queen’s Chamber Band - Caldara: Il giuoco del Quadriglio / The Card Game (2004)

Stephen Alltop, The Queen’s Chamber Band - Caldara: Il giuoco del Quadriglio / The Card Game (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 65:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Albany Records | TROY 705 | Recorded: 2004

Interesting, off-the-beaten-path items like Antonio Caldara's Il Giuoco del quadriglio (The Card Game) are great attention-getters. After all, who with even a passing interest in early music wouldn't be curious about a chamber opera from the 1730s consisting of nothing but contentious women playing cards? But if there's magic to be found in the piece – a beauty, energy, or comedy to make it something of more than academic interest – you are unlikely to find it in this recording, which is hampered by cautious vocalism and a lack of expressive imagination.

Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: Oratorio di Santo Stefano primo re dell'Ungheria (2011)

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Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: Oratorio di Santo Stefano primo re dell'Ungheria (2011)

Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: Oratorio di Santo Stefano primo re dell'Ungheria (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 78:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD 32690 | Recorded: 2011

Hungarian conductor Pál Németh seems to be starting a series of larger-sacred works by Viennese composer Antonio Caldara. Coming on the heels of his Paschal work La passion di Gesù Cristo , likewise on Hungaroton, this particular oratorio features something that should resonate in Budapest, since it focuses on King Stephen, the country’s patron saint. Regardless of the subject matter, however, the work conforms to the typical Italian oratorio of the early 18th century, that is to say, a sacred mirror of the opera seria consisting of a series of da capo arias following recitatives.

Tomáš Hanzlík, Ensemble Damian - Antonio Caldara: L'Amor non ha legge (2019)

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Tomáš Hanzlík, Ensemble Damian - Antonio Caldara: L'Amor non ha legge (2019)

Tomáš Hanzlík, Ensemble Damian - Antonio Caldara: L'Amor non ha legge (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.02 Gb | Total time: 67:24+76:11+67:01+87:27 (bonus dvd) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arta | F102040 | Recorded: 2019

Antonio Caldara’s (1670-1736) pastoral fable L’Amor Non Ha Legge (Love has no laws) was a commission by the wealthy Johann Adam Questenberg. Its characters portray shepherds, nymphs, fantasy figures and gods. Although written for a local cast, the music looks forward to the more complex structures and musical technicalities of Mozart. It took Caldara two weeks to compose this extraordinary work. It occupies three CDs and Arta add a bonus All Region DVD with highlights from Caldara’s opera and other recent productions at Questenberg’s Baroque mansion.

Thibault Noally, Les Accents - Venezia 1700: Tartini, Bonporti, Caldara, Dall’Abaco, Vivaldi, Albinoni (2016)

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Thibault Noally, Les Accents  - Venezia 1700: Tartini, Bonporti, Caldara, Dall’Abaco, Vivaldi, Albinoni (2016)

Thibault Noally, Les Accents - Venezia 1700: Tartini, Bonporti, Caldara, Dall’Abaco, Vivaldi, Albinoni (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 68:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP 128 | Recorded: 2015

Thibault Noally and Les Accents present a celebration of the Venetian Sonata. The term sonata was first coined at the end of the 16th century by Giovanni Croce and Andrea Gabrieli but it was Tartini, born and active in the Venetian Republic, who created some 200 sonatas for violin, the largest body of work in the form, followed by Vivaldi with 80. If Vivaldi borrowed from all an sundry [Caldara, Corelli, Matteis, Bonporti, Albinoni] then others were quick to borrow from him too and the Venetian sonata spread through competing musicians to Germany, via Pisendel and the Dresden court; France with Leclair and Guignone; and Russia with the Venetians Madonis and Dall'Oglio. Thibault Noally is a recognised name on the international baroque stage. He best-known as the solo violin of Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble with Marc Minkowski, with the Concerto Köln, Pulcinella or the Ensemble Matheus.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)

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Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC902095 | Recorded: 2010

Alongside the famous Quattro Stagioni, La Notte, and so on, Vivaldi wrote no fewer than 27 concertos for the cello – an instrument which at the time was generally limited to playing basso continuo. With the genuine virtuosi he had available to him at the Ospedale della Pietà, the Red Priest played a key role in the emancipation of the cello, which so readily inspired him to invent varied figuration. The musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have chosen to add highly expressive pieces by Caldara to punctuate the sumptuous feast of sound offered by maestro Queyras.

La Fidelíssima - Antonio Caldara: Sonate a tre (2003)

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La Fidelíssima - Antonio Caldara: Sonate a tre (2003)

La Fidelíssima - Antonio Caldara: Sonate a tre (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 58:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | ARN 68601 | Recorded: 2002

Venice was one of the most fertile centres of Italian Baroque music. The serenity of its inhabitants and their immoderate taste for celebration, carnivals, entertainment and pleasure were the envy of the whole of Europe, as were the beauty of the city and its fine situation, its prestige and its magnificence. In the City of the Doges music was a necessity. ‘There are concerts somewhere almost every evening,’ wrote the French scholar and politician Charles de Brosses in 1740.