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Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 63:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099946454522 | Recorded: 2012

For today s audiences, Vivaldi s name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive musical aesthetic of the great trading city known as La Serenissima. In this release of arias by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic further explores Venice s contribution to world s rich store of Baroque opera. Cencic recreates the Venetian ambiance with the support of Italian violinist/conductor Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble Il Pomo d Oro.

Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)

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Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)

Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 412 Mb | Total time: 79:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP117 | Recorded: 2011

With more than a million copies sold, the soundtrack of Gérard Corbiau's film 'Farinelli' contributed considerably to the international renown of Les Talens Lyriques, in 1994. Back then the voice of the castrato Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli (1705-1782), was created using a computer to mix the voices of countertenor Derek Lee Ragin and soprano Ewa Mallas-Godlewska. On stage, in 2011, rather than a falsettist, world-renowned mezzo Ann Hallenberg, was chosen by Christophe Rousset to portray the first rock star in the history of music.

Ann Hallenberg, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - The Farinelli Manuscript (2019)

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Ann Hallenberg, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - The Farinelli Manuscript (2019)

Ann Hallenberg, Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - The Farinelli Manuscript: Broschi, Latilla, Conforto, Giacomelli, Mele (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 72:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923521 | Recorded: 2019

With The Farinelli Manuscript Ann Hallenberg, accompanied by Stefano Aresi and Stile Galante, offers a scintillating reading of the music known to have been sung by the castrato Carlo Broschi during his 23-year stay in Spain (and sent as a present to the Empress Maria Theresa). Described as “a force of nature”, displaying flawless coloratura and a purity of timbre, the Swedish mezzo follows her previous appearance on Glossa with Aresi (a disc devoted to music associated with the later castrato Luigi Marchesi) with a spirited demonstration of the musicality which so attracted Farinelli to listeners at the Spanish court.

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.

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

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Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 71:50| Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985305382 | Recorded: 2017

Concerto Köln – the silver-toned Rolls-Royce of period ensembles – handles this journey with suave style and flawless control…Valer Sabadus makes for a refined Farinelli, and where his smoky voice lacks in power, it gains in agility. He breezes through the coloratura arias, with their virtuoso roulades and vertiginous leaps…He really shines, though, in the more intimate arias.

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.

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

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Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 77:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901778 | Recorded: 2002

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own. She reveals a voice capable of dizzying speed and agility, and a refreshing ability to find in the highly ornamented, expression-through-excess style that typified opera seria of the time a sincerity and musical integrity that makes a case for its wider exploration.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (2010)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (2010)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 421 Mb | Total time: 77:39+30:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 2249 | Recorded: 2001-2009

This compilation of selections from a number of Cecilia Bartoli's recitals from between 1994 and 2009, plus several newly released tracks, is unified by the theme of sighs, "sospiri." The music expresses a variety of moods, including sighs of resignation, relaxation, grief, ecstasy, and romantic pleasure. The first of the two CDs is devoted to secular music, much of it operatic, and the second to sacred pieces. The album should offer few surprises to anyone who has a preconceived opinion of Bartoli's vocalism.

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium (2009)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium (2009)

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Sacrificium: Porpora, Caldara, Araia, Graun, Leo, Vinci, Broschi, Giacomelli, Handel (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 542 Mb | Total time: 77:55+21:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1521 | Recorded: 2009

"The age of the castratos was one of the most dazzling and remarkable in European music history. Seldom has there ever been such a complete fusion of sensuousness and splendor, form and content, poetry and music, and, above all, such a perfection of vocal virtuosity, as was achieved in the glory days of the Baroque era. The legendary art of the castratos continues to exert its fascination even today, and despite the great human sacrifice it exacted, a new assessment of this extraordinary period is surely justified." - Cecilia Bartoli Cecilia Bartoli uncovers the extraordinary and cruel world of the `Castrati' and sings the glorious music they inspired. The all-new album consists almost entirely of world-premiere recordings of some of the most virtuosic music ever written for the human voice.