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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas (2008)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas (2008)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas [6CDs] (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.45 Mb | Total time: 05:24:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69564-1 | Recorded: 1999, 2003

William Christie’s account on Erato is probably now a first recommendation… he has marshalled expert singers; Alan Ewing’s Polyphemus is particularly good, well characterized and spirited. Indeed, the whole performance is full of life and personality, and Christie holds everything together with finesse and grace.

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 10: Les heures du jour (2021)

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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 10: Les heures du jour (2021)

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 10: Les heures du jour (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:18:34
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The HAYDN2032 edition celebrates the release of the tenth volume in the complete recording of Haydn’s 107 symphonies. Entitled ‘The Times of Day’, this programme is devoted to Symphonies nos. 6, 7 and 8, whose individual names translate as ‘Morning’, ‘Noon’ and ‘Evening’. Prince Paul Anton Esterházy, who commissioned the work, is said to have wanted to show his guests that his orchestra was of excellent quality and that ‘his’ Haydn was highly inventive. Giovanni Antonini’s orchestra, Il Giardino Armonico, once again rises to the challenge! This triptych following the sun’s course is prolonged into the night by the work of another composer: Mozart’s Serenade in D major, nicknamed Serenata notturna, probably written for a masked ball at Salzburg Town Hall in February 1776. Jérôme Sessini of the Magnum agency, who has won awards for his work on the cartel wars in Mexico and the opioid crisis in the United States, took the photographs featured in this volume.

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)

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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:33
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This ninth volume of the Haydn2032 series focuses on the composer’s psychological subtlety in its focus on a central work: his Symphony no.45, known as the ‘Abschieds-Symphonie’ (‘Farewell’ Symphony), composed in 1772. It is said to have got its nickname from a symbolic message Haydn conveyed to Prince Esterházy when he and his orchestra were required to stay longer than planned in the Prince’s summer residence. On the occasion of the symphony’s first performance, Haydn had arranged for the musicians to leave their places one by one during the final Adagio. The day after the concert, all the musicians were able to return to their families and bid farewell to the Prince, who had obviously taken the point of this poetic request for ‘liberation’ expressed in music. The programme is completed by Symphonies nos. 15 and 35 and a cantata sung by Sandrine Piau, the heart-rending ‘Berenice, che fai?’ on a text by Metastasio that was a real ‘hit’ of the eighteenth century, set by some forty composers.

Isabelle Faust, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs

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Isabelle Faust, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs
Isabelle Faust, violin; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Artwork included | 02:09:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902230.31

For her first collaboration with the period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, violinist Isabelle Faust performs the five Violin Concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with three shorter concertante works. This is an extraordinary set, for the historically informed performances, the polished sound of the group, the almost palpable presence of the players, which Harmonia Mundi has captured with superior engineering, and for the unrepressed joy in the music. Faust is the center of attention, naturally, and her refined and expressive playing immediately pulls the listener in. These are far from the most demanding concertos in the repertoire, so Faust is less concerned with technical execution than with conveying the pure feeling of the music, which is delightfully buoyant and uplifting. Under the direction of Giovanni Antonini, the group provides warm and sparkling accompaniment that gives Faust all the support she needs, but there's no doubt that she sets the emotional tone for these exquisite recordings. Highly recommended, especially for devotees of Classical style at its finest.

Giovanni Antonini, Bavarian Radio Chorus & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032: Die Schöpfung (2020)

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Giovanni Antonini, Bavarian Radio Chorus & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032: Die Schöpfung (2020)

Giovanni Antonini, Bavarian Radio Chorus & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032: Die Schöpfung (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 441 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 232 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:40:15
Classical, Opera | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Giovanni Antonini has been recording the complete symphonies of Joseph Haydn with the Alpha label for more than five years. Now the series is enriched by another monument by the Austrian composer: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), recorded in 2019 with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and his own orchestra, Il Giardino Armonico. This great oratorio was inspired by those of Handel, which Haydn heard performed by very large forces during his visits to England. The Creation, composed between September 1796 and April 1798, demanded such a colossal effort of him that he even fell ill just after its first performance; but the work enjoyed immense success. The marriage between the Bavarian chorus, so familiar with this masterpiece, and the period-instrument musicians of Il Giardino Armonico works perfectly, with a vocal trio composed of leading soloists: Anna Lucia Richter, Maximilian Schmitt and Florian Boesch.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 374 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:54
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Giovanni Antonini and his ensemble Il Giardino Armonico celebrate the composer who made them famous: Antonio Vivaldi. Their recordings of The Four Seasons and Cecilia Bartoli's famous first Vivaldi recital left an indelible mark on the discography of the Red-haired Priest! Their musical fireworks display continues with a programme of concertos that is bound to provoke strong reactions, since it is the result of a meeting with a musician who is equally adept at shifting boundaries, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Together they have devised a programme entitled WHAT'S NEXT VIVALDI?, which interweaves ultra-virtuosic concertos by Vivaldi (Il Grosso Mogul RV 208, La Tempesta di Mare (for violin!) RV 253, and RV 157, 191, 550 among others) with, between each concerto, short pieces written by much more recent composers, Luca Francesconi, Simone Movio, Giacinto Scelsi, Aureliano Cattaneo and Giovanni Sollima, and mostly commissioned by Patricia Kopatchinskaja especially for this programme.

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)

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Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 73:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics ‎| Alpha 450 | Recorded: 2017

The senses reign, and Reason now is dead (Petrarch). Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which its author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: a sweet illusion of the spirit, and a negative form, one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell…

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.

Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol I [6CDs] (2012)

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Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol I [6CDs] (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol I [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,75 Gb | TT: 6h 06m | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30542 | Recorded: 2002-2010

Fireworks, virtuosity and bravura pieces are essential ingredients of Vivaldi’s concerto oeuvre. Discover or rediscover Vivaldi’s concertos played by the most prestigious artists.

Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol II [6CDs] (2013)

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Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol II [6CDs] (2013)

Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos Vol II [6CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,85 Gb | TT: 6h 41m | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30556 | Recorded: 1994-2011

Fireworks, virtuosity and bravura pieces are essential ingredients of Vivaldi’s concerto oeuvre. Discover or rediscover Vivaldi’s concertos played by the most prestigious artists.

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.