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George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.52 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190 | Recorded: 1959-2002

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.

Vittorio Negri, Kammerorchester Berlin - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans RV 644 (2002)

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Vittorio Negri, Kammerorchester Berlin - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans RV 644 (2002)

Vittorio Negri, Kammerorchester Berlin - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans RV 644 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 724 Mb | Total time: 153:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Altaya | # 4411892-2 | Recorded: 1974

Vivaldi wrote Juditha Triumphans for the musically talented women of the Ospedale della Pieta, the Venetian orphanage with which he was associated on and off throughout most of his working life. The librettist, Giacomo Cassetti, described the work as a ''sacred military oratorio performed in times of war by the chorus of virgin singers, to be sung in the church of the Pieta''. The war was that into which Venice had entered against the Ottoman Empire and to which reference is made both in the body of the Latin text and in a ''Carmen Allegoricum'' which accompanied the text of the work's first performance.

Vittorio Negri, Kenneth Sillito - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)

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Vittorio Negri, Kenneth Sillito - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)

Vittorio Negri, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Kenneth Sillito, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 77:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 0289 442 6572 9 | Recorded: 1969, 1986

Early in December 1787 Catherine II of Russia invited the famous composer to her court at St Petersburg where Italian opera was all the rage. A few days after his arrival the wife of the ambassador of Naples and Sicily died and Cimarosa was asked by him to compose a Requiem Mass for the funeral. Composers did not need to bother about being original in those days and Cimarosa could draw easily on a common stock of melodic ideas, but, nevertheless, his Mass is well shaped and certainly not a mere puce d'occasion.

Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)

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Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)

Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 1 Gb | 05:33:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

Ameling, one of the world's most beloved recitalists is captured here in a 5 CD collection offering some of her most beautiful recordings of song. While we are used to her perfection in songs of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Faure and Hahn, an added joy is her "pop" side, tackling - without a whiff of pretension, Porter, Kern, Gershwin, Ellington, et al. What an absolute joy it is listening to this amazing artist sing these songs with an almost uncanny natural ease. There is no resorting to a "pop" voice and yet most of these pop standards songs sound as though they could have been written for her. Clean attacks, sometimes a bit of the pop technique of hanging on to a consonant longer than a classical artist normally would shows an appreciation and understanding of the style. Still, there is never once a compromise of her vocal beauty.

Elly Ameling, Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Franz Schubert: Rosamunde (1985)

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Elly Ameling, Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Franz Schubert: Rosamunde (1985)

Elly Ameling, Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Franz Schubert: Rosamunde (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 60:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 432-1 | Recorded: 1983

"Rosamunde" is, simply ravishing, one exquisite melody after another, and this performance and recording do it full justice. It well deserves pride-of-place in the collection of any classical music lover.

Helmut Winschermann, Deutsche Bachsolisten - Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas [5CDs] (1996)

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Helmut Winschermann, Deutsche Bachsolisten - Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas [5CDs] (1996)

Helmut Winschermann, Deutsche Bachsolisten - Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas [5CDs] (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Total time: 5:52:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 346-2 | Recorded: 1968-1972

Winschermann's approach to the cantatas is conservative; his tempos are usually well chosen, though sometimes a little on the slow side, and his phrasing inclines towards that smooth legato so much favoured by Helmuth Rilling… Cantatas Nos. 147 and 74…were issued in 1972 and I think, on balance, they are the two which best illustrate the strong points of Winschermann's approach. In Cantata No. 74, especially, there is some fine obbligato playing from the violinist, Saschko Gawriloff, from Don Smithers (trumpet), and from Winschermann himself (oboe da caccia). The soprano, Ileana Cotrubas, has a vocal colour which suits the music very well…

Gerald Moore, Dame Janet Baker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elly Ameling - Schubert: Duets, Trios, Quartets (2007)

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Gerald Moore, Dame Janet Baker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elly Ameling - Schubert: Duets, Trios, Quartets (2007)

Gerald Moore, Dame Janet Baker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elly Ameling - Schubert: Duets, Trios, Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:02:34 | 596 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435596

"In the typically genial 2 CD collection of Schubert duets, trios and quartets are resurrected golden age stereo analogue recordings made in 1973. These come to 25 works, all piano accompanied. The artists are the elite of the day. The only name unfamiliar to me was the tenor Horst R Laubenthal. No corners are cut with the notes which have been freshly penned by Malcolm Macdonald. On the other hand there are no texts or translations.