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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.

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.

Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

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Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,61 Gb | Total time: 625:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1982, 1990, 1992, 2002

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.

Benjamin Chenier, Galilei Consort - Cavalli: Missa 1660 (2019)

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Benjamin Chenier, Galilei Consort - Cavalli: Missa 1660 (2019)

Benjamin Chénier, Galilei Consort - Cavalli: Missa 1660 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 395 Mb | Total time: 69:05 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles | # CVS006 | Recorded: 2018

Mazarin managed to sign the Treaty of Paris which validates the future Peace of the Pyrenees, and therefore the marriage of Louis XIV with the Infanta of Spain in 1660. In the context of these celebrations, the French ambassador in Venice, commissions a mass from Cavalli the greatest composer of his time. He thus composed this sumptuous Missa performed in January 1660 in the Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo and brought together the best voices and most famous musicians around viols, violins, cornets and trumpets in a spatialization in the Venetian custom. In this recording, Benjamin Chénier takes on this chef doeuvre which celebrates France and Louis XIV with brilliant soloists and a strategy of spatialization in the Royal Chapel which recreates the splendid sound of 1660.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La Didone (2010)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La Didone (2010)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La Didone (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 75:12+65:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS537 | Recorded: 2006

Didone is an opera, set to a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello (later librettist for Claudio Monteverdi). The opera was first performed at Venice's Teatro San Cassiano during 1641.
The plot is based on Virgil's Aeneid (Book 4 in particular), though Busenello, in his second libretto for Cavalli, replaces Dido's tragic suicide of Virgil with a happy ending in which Dido marries Iarbas, King of the Getuli, who saves Dido from herself after Aeneas abandons her. The action is divided into a prologue and 3 acts.
"This opera smacks of modern opinions. It is not made in respect of the ancient rules; […]." Thus begins the composer in the "Argomento" that precedes the libretto of Didone for performance at the San Cassiano Theatre in Venice in 1641 and immediately delineates the new direction given to the original story by the librettist Gian Francesco Busenello, noble amateur.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Francesco Cavalli: La Didone (2007)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Francesco Cavalli: La Didone (2007)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Francesco Cavalli: La Didone (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 173 min | 4.13+7.27 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2006

Preceded by a solemn prologue in which Iride admonishes mortals that they should not offend the gods, the story of Cavalli’s Didone comes to life thanks to numerous solo passages of highly varied character and structure, designed both for simple basso continuo support and for a more complex instrumental accompaniment, for five real parts which enjoy some independent moments and which create a diversion from the action or blend in with it in a wholly logical way, intensifying it in a studied, evocative manner.

Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)

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Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)

René Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) | 232 min | 7.19+6.11 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Nederlands | Recorded: 1996

Cavalli was the leading composer of opera in Venice during the 1650s, and Calisto (which premiered in November 1651) finds him at the height of his powers. Giovanni Faustini’s mythologically based libretto for Calisto tells the story of the amorous trials of two couples: Calisto, a female devotee of the goddess Diana, and her pursuer, Jove; and Diana herself, and the shepherd Endymion. As a follower of Diana, Calisto has rejected carnal relations with men; as a result, in order to win her affection, Jove disguises himself as Diana, and Calisto willingly follows him in that guise to enjoy carnal pleasure. Calisto’s actions invoke the wrath of both Diana herself, and of Jove’s wife Juno. According to the myth, Calisto is transformed into a bear, and will later ascend to the firmament as the constellation Ursa Minor. Diana, in Faustini’s version, finally admits to loving Endymion; they remain devoted to each other, but their relationship remains unconsummated.