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Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)

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Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)

Andrea Friggi, Ensemble Odyssee - Gaetano Veneziano: Christmas in Naples (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 71:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC10307 | Recorded: 2014

Naples was famous throughout Europe in the 17th century for the variety of musical performances that took place during the course of the church year. Christmas was one of the feasts that was celebrated with particular splendour. On the present CD, the Ensemble Odyssee under the direction of Andrea Friggi introduces Nocturnes and Pastorals composed by Gaetano Veneziano (1656-1716) for the liturgy of Christmas services.

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 77:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chateau de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS033 | Recorded: 2020

Two countertenors for Pergolesis Stabat Mater: this is the resurrection of the first performance in France of this work, introduced by two Italian Castratos from the Royal Chapel of Louis XV, who were enthusiastic propagators of it both at Court and at the Concert Spirituel. Paris was conquered and saw in it the revolutionary mark of a Neapolitan genius, who alas passed away so young. Pergolesi, shortly before his death at the age of 26 and affected by illness, expressed the Virgins suffering with the language of passion more typical of opera.

Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:31
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

These Stabat maters represent a deep-rooted exploration of the solemnity of the sacred and the operatic aspect of musical writing, both in the sombre and plaintive tonality of F minor. Comparing these masterpieces, that of Antonio Vivaldi (1712) and that of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1736), allowing them to resonate in the acoustics of the Royal Chapel of the Château de Versailles, just as they could have been heard in the 18th century, inspires and awakens a desire for balance between internalised faith – spirituality, and externalised faith – splendour. Pergolesi's work was very popular in France. Given on the occasion of the feast of the Virgin, the Stabat mater dolorosa is based on a 13th century liturgical text by Jacopone da Todi, reintroduced by Pope Benedict XIII in 1727.

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 752 Mb | Total time: 57:45+49:31+48:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 7080 | Recorded: 2020

Thanks to this tenth recording by Accademia Bizantina in the central core of the Vivaldi Edition, Il Tamerlano can now take its justly earned place in the Vivaldi catalogue, helping to renew the name and reputation of Timur, the Tartar emperor whose memory was later overshadowed by the Ottoman sultan. Vivaldi's opera was first performed during the Venice Carnival of 1735, and resurrected in 2005 under the title Bajazet. Here, under the musical direction of Ottavio Dantone, we have a sextet of dramatically engaged virtuoso soloists, and an orchestra that is perfectly aware of Vivaldi's musical dialectic. All the soloists are superbly well equipped to deal with the Red Priest's acrobatic and inventive writing here seen in the context of several of his contemporaries.

Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)

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Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)

Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 70:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923523 | Recorded: 2019

En 1516 Ludovico Ariosto publicó su poderosa epopeya Orlando furioso, una secuencia de aventuras heroicas entrelazadas. La historia del caballero Orlando, enloquecido por un amor decepcionado por la princesa Angélica, sirve a toda la gama de emociones y rápidamente alcanzó un gran éxito en toda Europa. Se crearon decenas de óperas en torno a Orlando y otros personajes de la epopeya de Ariosto. El contratenor Filippo Mineccia ha reunido un variado programa de arias de óperas de Steffani, Porpora, Vivaldi, Handel, Mele, Wagenseil y Millico en torno a la figura de "Roland el Furioso", en el que despliega brillantemente todas las facetas creativas de su voz.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2012)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2012)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Total time: 77:55+74:08+68:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30536 | Recorded: 2011

This exciting studio recording is the second project resulting from the collaboration between Marie-Nicole Lemieux Karina Gauvin and conductor and harpsichordist Alan Curtis' award winning Complesso Barocco. Giulio Cesare is one of Handel's most renowned operas and the role of Giulio Cesare is considered to be one of the most beautiful roles in the baroque opera. The full vocal cast is stunning and Alan Curtis shows once again why he is considered one of the world's leading Handel specialists.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 136 min | 6.67 GB (DVD9)
Classics | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Ercole su’l Termodonte was Vivaldi’s 16th opera, appearing in 1723 in Rome. There was a Papal ban on women appearing on stage at the time and so the opera was sung by seven castrati and a male tenor, the latter singing the title role, Hercules. Portraying either the Amazons of myth or Greek warriors, the castrati must have been quite a scene and made quite a sound. Conducted by a Catholic priest–Vivaldi himself–with red hair, the entire proposition boggles the mind.