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Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Handel: Rinaldo (2000)

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Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Handel: Rinaldo (2000)

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Handel: Rinaldo (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 870 Mb | Total time: 76:52+51:38+45:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 467 088 2 | Recorded: 1999

On February 24 1711, the curtain at the Haymarket theater went up for 'Rinaldo,' the first opera George Frideric Handel produced for London. It had a libretto by Giacomo Rossi, based on a somewhat mangled outline of Tasso's epic poem of the Crusades, 'Gerusalemme Liberata,' which had been prepared by impresario Aaron Hill with the aim of allowing for as many special machinery effects as possible. Handel clearly wanted to impress London, for his sparkling music contained liberal borrowings from some of his best recent scores. While many changes and cuts were made up to the time of Handel1s final revision in 1731, this recording attempts as much as possible to return to the version that would have been heard in the first London production.

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

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100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.40 Gb | Total time: 05:28:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6001 | Recorded: 1961-2017

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 366 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca Classics

A collection of the very best of Bartoli's treasured recordings of musical delights and discoveries of the 17th and 18th century. Featuring two previously unreleased world premiere recordings of forgotten jewels by Leonardo Vinci and Agostino Steffani. With guest appearances from Philippe Jaroussky, June Anderson, Franco Fagioli and Sol Gabetta.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (1991)

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (1991)

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (1991)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 2h 54 | Covers | 717 Mb
Classical | Erato | # 2292-45501-2 | Rec: 1990

"Barenboim continues to favour a forceful, big-scale reading with often deliberate speeds for the slower numbers, a musically accomplished, thought-through account of the crucial finales to Acts 2 and 4, lively treatment of the recitative, finely-honed playing of the wind, alert rhythms and an avoidance for the most part of appoggiaturas…John Tomlinson is much better suited by Figaro than he was by Alfonso, but still wants in tonal focus…but he does at all times create a lively personality, a force to be reckoned with…" (Gramophone)

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 2h 57 | Covers | 670 Mb
Classical | Erato | # 2292-45475-2 | Rec: 1989

In the early 1990s Daniel Barenboim recorded the three Da Ponte operas with the Berlin Philharmonic. The BPO had played "Figaro" and "Don Giovanni" many times, but this was the first time that the group had ever tackled "Cosi fan tutte." Perhaps that is why they sound so fresh and energized under the thoughtful baton of Barenboim. Mozart's operas are usually performed with a small chamber or opera house orchestra, but this time the score of "Cosi" (which has so many beautiful, subtle touches, and is almost a celebration of beauty itself) is given the full treatment of perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world. While the resulting sound is somewhat "bigger" and more "lush" than is usual, Barenboim does manage to keep things appropriately light and "classical," just as he has so successfully done in the piano concertos which he is recording with the BPO.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli - Mozart: Mitridate [1999]

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli -  Mozart: Mitridate [1999]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli - Mozart: Mitridate [1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 789 Mb | Total time: 174:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 460 772-2 | Recorded: 1998

This full-length opera seria–written by Mozart at age 14–has had some strong recorded exposure in the past, but this set may bring it to a broader public than ever before. Now that Handel's operas in the same genre are much more in evidence, what once might've seemed like the work of an underdeveloped dramatist is only Mozart maintaining the status quo, which is a long, expository, musically conservative first act followed by two shorter acts with much more individualistic arias, some of them exquisite and among the composer's very best. Conductor Christophe Rousset is perfect for finding the dramatic center of every moment.

Cecilia Bartoli ‎– A Portrait: Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, Pergolesi, Caccini, Giordani (1995)

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Cecilia Bartoli ‎– A Portrait: Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, Pergolesi, Caccini, Giordani (1995)

Cecilia Bartoli ‎– A Portrait: Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, Pergolesi, Caccini, Giordani (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 76:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 448 300-2 | Recorded: 1989-1993

This radiant and nostalgic portrait at the same time constitutes a precious testimony on the art of a great lady of the song on the dawn of a career which one guesses already prestigious.

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| # 50999 9341302 2 | Recorded: 2012

Italian composer Nicola Porpora is mainly a footnote in the history books these days, noted as Haydn's teacher, but in his day he was a rival to Handel and wrote a good deal of music for the celebrated castrato Carlo Broschi, aka, Farinelli. That music is sampled here by the startlingly soprano-like French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, and listeners are likely to feel that it's been unjustly neglected. Jaroussky sounds great, his creamy voice sailing through the mostly tuneful pieces. There are also a few big showpieces of the sort that Renée Fleming and others have recorded on their Baroque aria albums.

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.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 9,59 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Unitel Edition | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese

“The role of Isabella is sung to perfection by Cecilia Bartoli – a clever, independent woman with an adventurous streak” (New York Times). Bartoli’s superb performance in Gioachino Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) at Salzburg Festival, directed by the BAFTA-winning stage director duo Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, is a highlight among the Rossini celebrations on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death. The DVD captures Bartoli’s excellent performance in a rare audiovisual recording of the Italian superstar, who is one of the most successful opera singers of our time. In this vibrant comedy, every look, every hand gesture brings Isabella to life: Bartoli presents the spirited Italian woman with fire, finesse and extraordinary acting abilities – “a Rossini masterclass” (Bachtrack).

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)

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Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli - Bellini: Norma (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 593 Mb | Total time: 143:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6018 | Recorded: 2011, 2013

For generations Bellini’s “Norma” has been looked at from the vantage point of the Verismo era at the beginning of the 20th century. Now Cecilia Bartoli unveils the opera’s original pre-romantic style and colour by taking Norma back to its roots. For the first time ever the entire music is recorded with period instruments from Bellini’s time. Traditional cuts are reinstated. Keys and tonalities are put back into place and the music is executed according to Bellini’s own tempo indications.

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium: The Music of the Castrati (2010)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium: The Music of the Castrati (2010)

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium: The Art of the Castrati (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 60 min + 22 min (bonus) | 4,21 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2009

A beautiful scenic film by Olivier Simonnet. Filmed in high-definition widescreen. Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her Sacrificium album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy, just outside of Naples. This unique film shows Cecilia Bartoli in full costume singing a selection of showpiece arias written for the castrato stars of the Neapolitan school. Ravishing locations including the Court Theatre, the stunning Vestibule and the Palace Gardens. Arias include Handel's "Ombra mai fu" and Broschi's "Son qual nave"–previously only available in the deluxe version of the album.

Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung - Voices from Heaven (1998)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung - Voices from Heaven (1998)

Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Voices from Heaven (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 59:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 459 156-2 | Recorded: 1998

This is a beautiful anthology of sacred liturgical music. Chung coordinates his forces in larger choral pieces with power and vertical balance. Contributions by Cecilia Bartoli find the mezzo in top form, and Bryn Terfel brings charismatic presence to “Pie Jesu” from the Fauré Requiem. Also included are the interminable "Song for Athene" by John Taverner and a great performance by Andrea Bocelli in Eric Levi's hymn for the world, "I Believe".

Semyon Bychkov, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1990)

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Semyon Bychkov, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1990)

Semyon Bychkov, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 65:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 426 312-2 | Recorded: 1989

Rossini's Stabat Mater was performed publicly in its final form in Paris on January 7, 1842. The first six sections of this ten-movement work had been composed earlier, on commission from Don Francesco de Varela, for an 1833 Good Friday performance in Madrid (with the last four movements written by Giuseppe Tadolini). The work was received enthusiastically in both of its incarnations and has remained a core piece of the choral repertory ever since.

Bruno Campanella, Houston Symphony, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1996)

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Bruno Campanella, Houston Symphony, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1996)

Bruno Campanella, Houston Symphony, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1996)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 164 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the Houston audience in this exuberant Bologna production, recorded live in November 1995.