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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtu de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtu de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Cavalli: La virtù de strali d'Amore (2011/2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 2.83+6.21 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

La virtù de’ strali d’Amore was the first of ten operas Cavalli wrote with librettist Giovanni Faustini. Set in Cyprus, the plot involves enchanted and pastoral elements, love and its thwarting, the counterpointing of Man and God, sorcery, revelation and ultimate resolution, all accomplished in a brilliant series of scenes. A follower of Monteverdi, Cavalli reveals the influence of the older man but also his own pronounced independence. Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have become one of the most admired partnerships in the history of baroque music performance.

Gemma Bertagnolli, Collegium Pro Musica, Stefano Bagliano - Telemann: Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013) [Re-Up]

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Gemma Bertagnolli, Collegium Pro Musica, Stefano Bagliano - Telemann: Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013) [Re-Up]

Georg Philipp Telemann - Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013)
Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano; Collegium Pro Musica; Stefano Bagliano, concert master

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:37
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94334

Gemma Bertagnolli is widely considered one of the leading sopranos in Early Music. Her voice is powerful, lyrical and passionate, always conveying the emotional message of the text. On this recording she joins Collegium Pro Musica and Stefano Bagliano in Cantatas for soprano, recorder and continuo, brilliant works displaying vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

Fabio Neri, Orchestra del Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi di Bolzano - Paisiello: Il Mondo della Luna (1993)

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Fabio Neri, Orchestra del Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi di Bolzano - Paisiello: Il Mondo della Luna (1993)

Fabio Neri, Orchestra del Conservatorio Monteverdi di Bolzano - Paisiello: Il Mondo della Luna (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 42:19+41:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2173/74-2 | Recorded: 1993

“Il mondo della luna” fu scritto da Paisiello durante il suo soggiorno in Russia, ospite a San Pietroburgo della zarina Caterina II che lo impiegò a corte come maestro di cappella. L’opera, su un testo di Carlo Goldoni, venne rappresentata nel 1783, per l’apertura del nuovo Imperial Teatro di pietra per festeggiare il giorno dell’incoronazione di S.M.I. Caterina II.

Gemma Bertagnolli, Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro - Handel: Venus & Adonis - Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)

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Gemma Bertagnolli, Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro - Handel: Venus & Adonis - Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)

Gemma Bertagnolli, Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro - Handel: Venus & Adonis - Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 75:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697630232 | Recorded: 2008

This disc presents three vocal pieces for soprano with oboe and basso continuo, interspersed between four trio sonatas for 2 oboes & basso continuo.The first cantata "Mi palpita il cor" was written in England - there are four existing variants, but this presented here is probably the earliest, the date given here as 1717. The theme is typically pastoral, with the singer's amorous affliction, the sorrow and hope of being in love with Chloris. The second vocal piece "Meine Seele hort im Sehen" is one of Handel's nine German da capo arias written around 1724/25 which were never published; they were songs of spiritual devotion rejoicing in God's creation as manifested in the beauty of nature, and not intended for concert performance.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2005)

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2005)

Daniel Oren, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.69 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

TDK presents a remarkable staging of one of Bellini’s opera masterpieces on DVD: The wonderful singer-actor and coloratura soprano Eva Mei presents one of her showpieces - Amina, the sleep-walking heroine. She has sung the role all over Italy, from Palermo to Turin and has been loved by audiences all over the world for her clear voice and her stage personality. Beside her, the Catalan tenor José Bros, a renowned Bellini specialist, repeats what Il giornale della musica described as his “secure and committed” performance in the role of Amina’s fiancé Elvino. But the show belongs to the heroine, and Eva Mei was praised in the same periodical for her “bel canto skill, her pure, radiant top notes and the resolute, yet unaffected and elegant way she dominates the stage.” This performance at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2004 is lead by the superb opera conductor, Daniel Oren, who has a long alliance with Italian opera houses and regularly conducts at the Arena di Verona.

Fabio Neri, Orchestra dei giovani del Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" di Bolzano - Cimarosa: Amor rende sagace (1992)

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Fabio Neri, Orchestra dei giovani del Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" di Bolzano - Cimarosa: Amor rende sagace (1992)

Fabio Neri, Orchestra dei giovani del Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" di Bolzano - Cimarosa: Amor rende sagace (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 532 Mb | Total time: 64:03+43:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB 2126/27-2 | Recorded: 1991

Amor rende sagace è il tipico caso di settecentesca strategia promozionale. L' operina della ditta Bertati/Cimarosa nacque per sfruttare lo storico successo ottenuto qualche mese prima dal Matrimonio segreto (fu bissata per intera la sera della prima), di cui riflette qualche soluzione espressiva ma non l' inimitabile impasto di comicità e patetismo. Di ciò è consapevole il poeta che così si scusa nella premessa al libretto: "dove gioca in principalità la buffoneria, non può aver gran luogo quello che interessa il cuore". In effetti, dal punto di vista strutturale e narrativo Amore rende sagace, titolo di felice sintesi comportamentale, scorre entro binari prevedibili e solerti: non frenato da smancerie sentimentali.

Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2012)

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Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2012)

Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 425 Mb | Total time: 48:27+41:33 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94345 | Recorded: 2011

The revival of that most original and fascinating Baroque composer Alessandro Stradella on Brilliant Classics continues with the issue of his substantial Oratorio La Susanna. The story is based on an apocryph bible book, and tells about the virtuous and beautiful Susanna who is wrongly accused of adultery, but is ultimately saved from her execution by the prophet Daniel. This juicy story inspired Stradella to composing dramatic and effectful arias and (instrumental) ensembles, full of burning emotions.

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

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Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi - Sacred Music [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,87 Gb | TT: 6h 36' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30541 | Recorded: 2001-2009

A Naïve boxed set that gathers the finest sacred works composed by Antonio Vivaldi and performed by some of the most recognized artists in this wonderful repertoire, including Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky, Sara Mingardo, and Rinaldo Alessandrini.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Handel: Alessandro Severo; Manzaro: Don Crepuscolo (2011)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Handel: Alessandro Severo; Manzaro: Don Crepuscolo (2011)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Handel: Alessandro Severo; Manzaro: Don Crepuscolo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 898 Mb | Total time: 78:38+78:52+29:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1674-2 | Recorded: 2010

These are world premiere recordings and these Handel specialists have once again scored a major coup. Alessandro Severo is based on the life of a Roman emperor of the third century and is in the form of a pasticcio. Manzaro composed the Greek national anthem and the discovery of an opera by him was a major find by the Greek conductor George Petrou. Armonia Atenia perform on period instruments.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi, A.Scarlatti, Leo: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio (2010)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi, A.Scarlatti, Leo: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio (2010)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio; A.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, Messa per il Santissimo Natale; Leo: Salve Regina (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 884 Mb | Total time: 79:39+58:39+58:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30507 | Recorded: 1995, 1998, 2008

The legendary Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was born 300 years ago, in 1710. To mark the anniversary, Naïve re-issues three renowned recordings to feature his choral music, in a specially-priced box set, headed by the Gramophone award-winning version of his Stabat Mater by Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, considered one of the best ever recorded…
Also featured in the bargain “3 for the price of 1” set are other short pieces by Pergolesi, plus more by Alessandro Scarlatti and Leonardo Leo.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine (2008)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine (2008)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 725 Mb | Total time: 76:42+76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30543 | Recorded: 2003

This isn't the 'Vivaldi Vespers', or even a reconstruction of a specific event, but a kind of 'sacred concert' in Vespers form, of the sort that Venetian churches in Vivaldi's time would mount in the name of worship.
Whether he ever supplied all the music for any such occasion isn't clear, but he certainly set plenty of Vespers texts, enough at any rate for Rinaldo Alessandrini and scholar Frédéric Delaméa to put together this rich programme.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Motezuma (2011)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Motezuma (2011)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Motezuma (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 153 min | 4,22+7,45 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2008

Motezuma is Vivaldi’s only opera set in the New World. The manuscripts for this rarely performed and rarely heard opera were only rediscovered in 2002 and currently only one CD version exists recorded by Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. Of the CD recording, BBC Music Magazine wrote: “The instrumentalists of Il Complesso Barocco are on excellent form as indeed is Vivaldi himself in a rewarding score”.