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I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone - Tomaso Albinoni's Adagios (1999)

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I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone - Tomaso Albinoni's Adagios (1999)

I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone - Tomaso Albinoni's Adagios (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-15681-2 | Time: 01:11:48

This compilation is a perfect work/study/contemplation CD, when you want to reduce the hum and din of modern life. It's wonderfully played, and has 23 tracks for a total of 72:45 minutes of melodic, serene music. The famous Adagio in G minor, so often heard in films, etc., is here given a lovely rendition. Played a little faster than most other versions, with the individual instruments (especially the harpsichord) being heard clearly. It's not as lush and smooth as some recordings, but crisper, and to my ears, absolutely delightful. It's hard to pick favorites among the other selections…each piece is a baroque beauty that flows well from one track to the next. I'm sure this CD will please most people who like 18th century music.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Concerto Köln - Antonio Salieri: Concertos for Fortepiano, Flute & Oboe (2004)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Concerto Köln - Antonio Salieri: Concertos for Fortepiano, Flute & Oboe (2004)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Concerto Köln - Antonio Salieri: Concertos for Fortepiano, Flute & Oboe (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 75:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elite Classic | # AS-401-a | Recorded: 1983, 1994

Salieri's own autograph work-list contains the following entry: 'Two concertos for the pianoforte, written for two ladies." Unfortunately we do not know who these two ladies were. All that we can say for certain is that they must both have been technically accomplished and trained to the highest musical standards. Salieri's demanding concertos are distinguished in the main by their middle movements, traditionally the genre's most fertile field of experimentation.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Corelli: Concerti Grossi (2008/1986)

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Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Corelli: Concerti Grossi (2008/1986)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Corelli: Concerti Grossi (2008/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9) | 106 min
Classical | Medici arts

As a genre, the concerto grosso is virtually unique in its ability to capture the verve and elegance of baroque music. Its most outstanding exponent was Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), whose principal concerti grossi are brought together in the present release. Recorded in the magnificent antique Basilica di San Marco in Rome, whose Baroque style dates back to the restorations of the 17th and 18th centuries, this DVD recreates a wonderful historical atmosphere. Played by I Solisti Veneti under their founder and director Claudio Scimone, this DVD also provides for an unforgettable musical experience thanks to the performers’ eminence in this repertory.

Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas [6CDs] (2008)

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Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas [6CDs] (2008)

Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.06 Gb | Total time: 7h 30'33'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 2564 69568-6 | Recorded: 1974, 1978, 1982, 1994

The performance here of Samson is definitive. It is lively, colourful and highly dramatic. There is no comparison with the tedious performance by the Sixteen on Coro. The performance of the Messiah with limited modern instrumental forces of the English Chamber Orchestra and Chorus with very good soloists doesn't sacrifice grandeur nor does it go to the other extreme of over-blown pomp. It is a very good performamce on modern instruments under the direction of the Baroque music specialist conductor Raymond Leppard.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Tomaso Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Tomaso Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Tomaso Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 10 (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 600 Mb | Total time: 52:08+54:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0630-11222-2 | Recorded: 1979

This is a fine recording of the complete set of concertos for strings with solo violin and harpsichord by Tomaso Albinoni, performed by I Solisti Veneti directed by Claudio Scimone. Albinoni was a contemporary of the better-known Antonio Vivaldi and wrote concertos in a similar style. String instruments much as we know them today were developed in Cremona in the 17th and 18th centuries by three families in particular - Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari - to replace the viols that had been used in the previous centuries. As a result there were several composers, in Italy especially but also elsewhere in Europe, who composed works for these exciting new-sounding instruments.

Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)

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Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)

Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 203 Mb | Total time: 43:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | ECD 88034 | Recorded: 1982

"Arias for mezzo soprano", it says, and authentically minded readers may already have noted that most of them would be sung by a countertenor these days, being originally for castrati. A little while ago I reviewed a record, "Arias for Farinelli", by Vivica Genaux, which came with a fascinating essay by René Jacobs in which he argued that the nearest we can get these days to the sound of the castrati is not the countertenor, which he rudely says should really be called a "falsettist", but the mezzo soprano, who is able to reproduce the strong, warm chest tones in her lower range which contemporary commentators tell us were at the base of the castrato voice production, the voice becoming sweeter and softer as it goes into the higher range.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 12] - 6 Sonate a quattro; La Boutique fantasque; Flute Quartets (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 12] - 6 Sonate a quattro;  La Boutique fantasque; Flute Quartets (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 12]: Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - 6 Sonate a quattro; Eugene Goossens, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - La Boutique fantasque; Aldo Ciccolini - Péché de vieillesse; Jean-Pierre Rampal - Flute Quartets; Sabine Meyer, Franz Welser-Möst - Variations for Clarinet & Orchestra (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 963 Mb | Total time: 73:04+78:28+80:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1957, 1963, 1970-72, 1987, 1996

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater; Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater;  Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11]: Antonio Pappano, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Stabat Mater, Petite Messe solennelle, Messa di Gloria; Georges Cziffra - Improvisations & Transcriptions (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 891 Mb | Total time: 65:27+75:49+81:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1957, 1959, 1992, 2010, 2012

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco; Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco;  Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10]: Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz - Giovanna d'Arco et Ariette rare; Lella Cuberli, Luciana Serra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Samuel Ramey, Lawrence Brownlee, Max Emanuel Cencic, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Larmore, Thomas Hampson, Gerald Moore, Bruno Bartoletti, Alberto Zedda, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Claudio Scimone, Michael Hofstetter, Lamberto Gardelli, Jörg Faerber, Enrique Mazzola, Gabrile Ferro, Giuliano Carella - Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 77:06+65:42+70:09+79:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956-2015

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8] - Guillaume Tell, Edipo a Colono (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8] - Guillaume Tell, Edipo a Colono (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 8]: Lamberto Gardelli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Gedda - Guillaume Tell; Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Edipo a Colono (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,16 Gb | Total time: 66:34+73:00+58:00+74:59+40:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1979, 1982

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

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Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)

Claudio Scimone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers - Puccini: Messa di Gloria (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 47:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45197-2 | Recorded: 1983

Opera composer Puccini was a young man when he crafted this splendid work. Its text is the old-fashioned Roman Catholic Latin Mass. The title of the work derives from its longest component, the "Gloria." Youthful exuberance and optimism underlie the work.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6] - Zelmira, Semiramide (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6] - Zelmira, Semiramide (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6]: Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Cecilia Gasdia - Zelmira; Alberto Zedda, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Iano Tamar, Gloria Scalchi - Semiramide (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,47 Gb | Total time: 80:47+73:06+78:31+79:03+77:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1989, 1992

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 5] - Ermione, Bianca e Falliero (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 5] - Ermione, Bianca e Falliero (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 5]: Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Cecilia Gasdia - Ermione; Donato Renzetti, London Sinfonietta Opera Orchestra, Katia Ricciarelli, Marilyn Horne - Bianca e Falliero (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,20 Gb | Total time: 65:44+57:00+76:51+52:16+47:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1986, 1988

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 3] - L'Italiana in Algeri, Il Turco in Italia (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 3] - L'Italiana in Algeri, Il Turco in Italia (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 3]: Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Marilyn Horne - L'Italiana in Algeri; Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Maria Callas - Il Turco in Italia (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 982 Mb | Total time: 71:30+69:21+77:09+35:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1954, 1980

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)

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Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 65:40+56:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # ECD 75336 | Recorded: 1986

Ermione is one of Rossini's greatest operas. The libretto by Andrea Tottola based on the tragedy by Racine, Andromaque, is one of the richest Rossini ever set, for Tottola in boiling down Racine retained the essence of the play without producing the silliness which so often characterizes bel canto librettos. Possibly, it was the atrength of the libretto that inspired Rossini to write his most profound and innovative opera. He is uncompromising on his demands on the singers. The opera also makes huge demands on the producer since there are major roles for at least three first-class tenors as well as extremely demanding music for a soprano, a contralto or mezzo soprano and a bass. The orchestral and chorus demands are also very high.