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Roberto Solci, Orchestra barocca I Concertanti - Francesco Cavalli: Eliogabalo (2005)

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Roberto Solci, Orchestra barocca I Concertanti - Francesco Cavalli: Eliogabalo (2005)

Roberto Solci, Orchestra barocca I Concertanti - Francesco Cavalli: Eliogabalo (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 790 Mb | Total time: 72:14+72:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Recording Arts | # R2CD 70-01 | Recorded: 1999

Eliogabalo (Heliogabalus) is an opera by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus. The author of the original libretto is unknown but it was probably reworked by Aurelio Aureli [it]. The opera was composed in 1667 and was intended to be premiered during the Venetian Carnival season of 1668. In fact, it was never staged and was replaced by another opera of the same name by Giovanni Antonio Boretti, perhaps because Cavalli's style was considered too old-fashioned. Eliogabalo was first performed in 1999, in Crema, Italy.

Antonio Greco, OIDI Festival Baroque Ensemble - Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Stradella: ll Novello Giasone (2014)

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Antonio Greco, OIDI Festival Baroque Ensemble - Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Stradella: ll Novello Giasone (2014)

Antonio Greco, OIDI Festival Baroque Ensemble - Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Stradella: ll Novello Giasone (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 743 Mb | Total time: 70:52+49:56+47:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni ‎| # GB2464/66 | Recorded: 2011

Cavalli/Stradella's "Il Novello Giasone" was revived for the Valle d'Itria Festival in 2011 and provides us with an illuminating example of the workings of Italian baroque opera on the cusp between the first and second generation of the great composers in the genre during the mid 17th century.

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

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Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 66:03+65:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD 321 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

Some of the connections with Venice may be a little tenuous, and this particular Winged Lion even circles over Spain clutching a Venetian guitar. The Palladian Ensemble's debut disc was called An Excess of Pleasure; the sequal offers nothing less! From two gutsy Vivaldi concertos via the dashing caprice of Santiago de Murcia's La Jota to a canzon by Cavalli which discharges itself in a haunting echo of Monteverdi's Lamento della Ninfa, the programme continually surprises and enchants. The playing too.

Antonio Florio, Cappella de’ Turchini - Cavalli: Statira, Principessa di Persia (2004)

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Antonio Florio, Cappella de’ Turchini - Cavalli: Statira, Principessa di Persia (2004)

Antonio Florio, Cappella de’ Turchini - Cavalli: Statira, Principessa di Persia (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 70:49+67:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30382 | Recorded: 2003

In this very appealing perfomance, Roberta Ivernizzi is in lovely form as Statira, shaping her music with with expressive detail and Dionisia di Vico brings a clarion mezzo with pungent low notes to Cloridaspe's music…Antonio Florio leads the able period-instrument ensemble Capella de'Turchini with style and verve.

Françoise Lasserre, Akademia - Cavalli: Requiem, Antiennes a la Vierge (1993)

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Françoise Lasserre, Akademia - Cavalli: Requiem, Antiennes a la Vierge (1993)

Françoise Lasserre, Akademia - Cavalli: Requiem, Antiennes a la Vierge (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 51:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | PV793052 | Recorded: 1993

Francesco Cavalli’s musical production is dominated by his forty or so operas (some of which are still of doubtful authenticity). Cavalli’s apparent nonchalance no doubt helped to foster the legend of a person who seemed to be constantly hesitating between the security of a post at St Mark’s and the attraction of melodrama. Moreover, his functions as singer and organist in Venice did not stipulate that he was to compose religious music; his priveleged position at the basilica, which was synonymous with social success, nevertheless encouraged him to leave his mark. When he was appointed maestro di cappella on Rovetta’s death, he devoted himself to enriching a corpus of new music destined for the repertory of St Mark’s.

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.

Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - Ombra mai fu: Francesco Cavalli Opera Arias (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - Ombra mai fu: Francesco Cavalli Opera Arias (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - Ombra mai fu: Francesco Cavalli Opera Arias (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 65:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029549347 | Recorded: 2017

The French countertenor leads Artaserse in a kaleidoscopic survey of the many and varied operas by the seventeenth-century Italian composer, shot through with the spirit of Venetian carnival.
New album of opera arias and symphonies by Francesco Cavalli, the prolific 17th century Venetian composer with 41 operas to his name, who was Handel’s predecessor in Hannover. Featuring Erato label mates Emőke Baráth and Marie-Nicole Lemieux , this is the first time Philippe has recorded Cavalli since his guest appearances on Christina Pluhar’s album dedicated to Cavalli, L’Amore innamorato.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Cavalli: Salve Regina; Gesualdo: Ave, Dulcissima Maria; Jacques Clément: O Maria, Vernans rosa (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 190 Mb | Total time: 46:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45219-2 | Recorded: 1984

These works by Scarlatti, Cavali, Gesualdo and Clément form a posy in honour of the Virgin, a reflection and echo of the abundant wealth of Western polyphony. The pieces recorded here share an undoubted Roman Catholic identity. They are, as it were, witnesses, each in its own way, of the ever-renewed adventure of discovery of choral singing, and they illustrate the idea of a Marian liturgy that is both a source of beauty and emotion and a spiritual guide to the faithful.

Bruno Gini, Coro Claudio Monteverdi, Quoniam Ensemble - Cavalli: Vespero delli cinque Laudate (2006)

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Bruno Gini, Coro Claudio Monteverdi, Quoniam Ensemble - Cavalli: Vespero delli cinque Laudate (2006)

Bruno Gini, Coro Claudio Monteverdi, Quoniam Ensemble - Cavalli: Vespero delli cinque Laudate (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 63:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | CDS 520 | Recorded: 2006

Pier Francesco Caletti Bruni 'Francesco Cavalli' lived in Venice under the protection of the nobleman Federigo Cavalli, whose surname he adopted in gratitude. The musician dedicated his life as a composer to two musical forms: music theatre, for which he was appreciated throughout Europe and the sacred repertoire. Following his maestro Monteverdi, he composed sacred music in the Concertato style for double choir until near the end of his life when he published the three Vespers, among which the Vespers of the cinque Laudate ad uso della Cappella di S. Marco stands out as a work in its own class.

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Alexander Schneider, Ensemble Polyharmonique - Cavalli: Requiem; Grandi: Motets (2019)

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Alexander Schneider, Ensemble Polyharmonique - Cavalli: Requiem; Grandi: Motets (2019)

Alexander Schneider, Ensemble Polyharmonique - Cavalli: Requiem; Grandi: Motets (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 56:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Raumklang ‎| # RK3601 | Recorded: 2015

When Venetian opera experienced its true blossoming in the mid seventeenth century, Cavalli’s works numbered among the main attractions. Indeed, he was one of the most productive composers in the city on the lagoon, and his works greatly influenced the still young genre. However, apart from his almost thirty preserved operas, he was also prolific in the area of church music. As a singer, organist, and, from 1668, maestro di capella, he remained closely linked to Saint Mark’s Basilica his entire life, composing Masses, vesper cycles, and oratorios.
Cavalli left behind precise instructions for the organization of his funeral ceremony. The work was to be performed by an opulent ensemble and repeated twice a year in honor of his memory. However, his Missa de profundes soon fell into oblivion. On this touching recording, Ensemble Polyphonique, under the direction of Alexander Schneider, has complemented Cavalli’s Requiem with motets and sacred concertos by Alessandro Grandi, who was likewise active at Saint Mark’s in Venice. The innovation and theological-philosophical sophistication of Cavalli’s Requiem endures in its epoch-spanning impact.

Jerome Correas, Les Paladins - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (2006)

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Jerome Correas, Les Paladins - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (2006)

Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 653 Mb | Total time: 55:34+75:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # 10196 | Recorded: 2006

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) was a worthy successor to Monteverdi on the Venetian musical scene, and while his operas may not sustain the level of exalted musical inspiration and psychological depth of Monteverdi's, they come close enough to fully deserve the recognition they are beginning to receive. Like Monteverdi, Cavalli was a master dramatist, and his operas bristle with theatrical energy and vivid musical characterizations. L'Ormindo (1644), the first of his operas to be rediscovered (by Raymond Leppard, who conducted it at Glyndebourne in 1967), was written just two years after L'incoronazione di Poppea, and shares some of its attributes, most notably a remarkably expressive use of recitative, intriguing characters, and a dramatically arresting intermingling of comic and serious elements.

Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (1995)

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Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (1995)

Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Cavalli: L'Ormindo (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 656 Mb | Total time: 133:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 444 529-2 | Recorded: 1968

Francesco Cavalli's ''L'Ormindo'' is not the oldest opera in existence - in fact, Monteverdi was already dead when it was first produced in Venice in 1644. Still, this 338-year-old work stands far enough from us in the operatic distance to make any production of it an automatically controversial event. As with all works of opera's early decades, ''L'Ormindo'' is in many respects a blank page, on which modern producers are free to write, or perhaps scribble. Cavalli's score, for instance, gives few hints as to orchestration: history tells us that opera orchestras in the early 17th century were pretty much made up of whatever instruments happened to be at hand.

Ivor Bolton, Concerto Koln - Francesco Cavalli: Ercole Amante (2010)

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Ivor Bolton, Concerto Koln - Francesco Cavalli: Ercole Amante (2010)

Ivor Bolton, Concerto Köln - Francesco Cavalli: Ercole Amante (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 198 min | 6,38 + 7,77 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Nederlands | Recorded: 2009

This hilarious contemporary version of Francesco Cavalli's baroque opera Hercules in Love was commissioned on occasion of the marriage of Louis XIV, the Sun King, to Maria Theresa of Spain. The original production took two years to complete and was at the time the greatest show ever performed in Europe. Directed by David Alden, this surreal production is a triumph of commedia buffa resplendent with decorative and symbolic elements, and complemented by Constance Hoffman's exceptional costumes. Led by Ivor Bolton, a master of baroque music, the chorus of De Nederlandse Opera and Concerto Köln give a sublime performance. With Luca Pisaroni's (Ercole) singing being heroic and melodious in turn, and Veronica Cangemi as a splendid Iole, this is an outstanding production by the DNO.

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)

Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse - Stabat Mater: Motets to the Virgin Mary (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 693907 2 | Recorded: 2005

Unsurprisingly, it is in the music of the Baroque era – the heyday of the castrato – that French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has captured the attention of music-lovers lovers around the world. The ethereal, but sensuous beauty of his voice, his virtuosity and his sense of style have brought him critical praise, a number of major awards – including, in 2008, Germany’s prestigious Echo-Klassik prize for Male Singer of the Year.