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George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Max Emanuel Cencic - George Frideric Handel: Ottone (2017)

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George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Max Emanuel Cencic - George Frideric Handel: Ottone (2017)

George Petrou, Il Pomo d'Oro, Max Emanuel Cencic - George Frideric Handel: Ottone (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 972 Mb | Total time: 203:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 483 1814 | Recorded: 2016

After a long period of neglect, Handel's 1719 opera Ottone has attracted renewed attention from historical-performance groups. The opera deals with episodes from the life of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor in the 10th century, a topic so obscure that even for an 18th century audience an "argument" had to be attached to the libretto by way of background information. The opera was highly successful in Handel's own time, perhaps less for its musical value than for the always fun news stories about the stars in Handel's orbit; this time the feature was soprano Francesca Cuzzoni, who refused to sing the aria "Falsa imagine" until Handel threatened to throw her out a window.

Joyce DiDonato - EDEN (Deluxe Edition) (2022)

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Joyce DiDonato - EDEN (Deluxe Edition) (2022)

Joyce DiDonato - EDEN (Deluxe Edition) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:16:21
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

EDEN is an invitation to return to our roots.It is an overture to engage with the sheer perfection of the world around us,to consider if we are connecting as profoundly as we can to the pure essence of our being.It is a clarion call to contemplate if our collective suffering isn’t perhaps linked to the aching separation from something primal within and around us. This is a vivid musical exploration through the centuries to remember and to create a new EDEN from within.

Kathryn Lewek, John Chest, Il Pomo d'Oro, Francesco Corti - Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122; Armida abbandonata, HWV 105 (2022)

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Kathryn Lewek, John Chest, Il Pomo d'Oro, Francesco Corti - Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122; Armida abbandonata, HWV 105 (2022)

Kathryn Lewek, John Chest, Il Pomo d'Oro & Francesco Corti - Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122 & Armida abbandonata, HWV 105 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 361 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:25
Classical, Vocal | Label: Pentatone

Il pomo d’oro and Francesco Corti present Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and Armida abbandonata, together with two outstanding vocalists: soprano Kathryn Lewek (Armida & Dafne) and baritone John Chest (Apollo). Handel composed these two cantatas shortly after his Italian sojourn (1706-1709), and they demonstrate his acquaintance with and aptitude for Italian operatic music. Compared to opera, supporting roles are left out of these relatively compact cantatas, increasing the focus on the main characters, and heightening the expressive depth of their music. Il pomo d’oro performs these pieces with historically-informed ears, lively and colourful. The cantatas alternate with several delightful orchestral pieces by Handel, including several movements from his Almira Suite.

Max Emanuel Cencic, Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev - Arie Napoletane (2015)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev - Arie Napoletane (2015)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev - Arie Napoletane (2015)
Alessandro Scarlatti - N.Porpora - Leonardo Leo - D. Auletta - Leonardo Vinci - G.B. Pergolesi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | # 478 8422 DH | Time: 01:15:28

Countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic has emerged as a new star of the specialty partly through fearless programming, and this collection of Arie Napoletane, Neapolitan arias or arias from Naples, is no exception. There really isn't a "Neapolitan school." Rather, Naples was on the musical cutting edge in the second quarter of the 18th century, and the arias here represent both a classic opera seria style, in the pieces by the massively prolific Alessandro Scarlatti, and music by the composers who pointed the way toward the melodically simpler future of Gluck and eventually Mozart, like Leonardo Leo and Leonardo Vinci. These latter are hardly household names, and Cencic, offering several recorded premieres, renders a valuable service simply by finding and choosing the deliberate and sensuous arias heard here. Moreover, the album's stylistic contrasts play to Cencic's strengths.

Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2021)

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Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2021)

Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 61:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186889 | Recorded: 2020

Francesco Corti and il pomo d’oro continue their acclaimed series of Bach harpsichord concertos with a recording of the concertos BWV 1044, 1054, 1056 and 1057. This completes the cycle of seven “official” harpsichord concertos that Bach composed. Many of them are masterful reworkings of existing material, either own compositions or works by contemporaries, showing Bach’s exceptional skill to present musical ideas in a different light. For their second Bach recording, Corti and il pomo d’oro have chosen to work with a relatively small ensemble, in order to bring out the individuality of each melodic line.

Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2020)

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Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2020)

Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 410 Mb | Total time: 64:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186837 | Recorded: 2019

Bach’s harpsichord concertos are arguably the first in the history of music designed specifically for this instrument. Composing them, Bach aimed to adapt the string writing of Italian instrumental concertos to a keyboard instrument, while simultaneously enriching this style with typically-German traits such as counterpoint and motivic development. Francesco Corti and il pomo d’oro present concertos BWV 1052, 1053, 1055 and 1058 as the first volume of what should become a cycle spanning four albums.

Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)

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Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)

Jakub Józef Orliński, Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Facce d'Amore (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 422 Mb | Total time: 76:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029542338 | Recorded: 2019

Facce d’amore, ‘Faces of love’ follows Jakub Józef Orliński’s first solo album, Anima Sacra, which moved Gramophone magazine to announce that “This is a voice with a big future.” It brings a switch from the sacred to the personal and passionate. As the Polish-born, New York-trained countertenor says, the programme – which includes eight world premiere recordings – comprises “operatic arias that tell a story, showing a musical picture of a male lover in the baroque era – not only the positive side, like joyful or reciprocated love, but also anger or even madness.” Spanning some 85 years of the baroque period, the arias on Facce d’amore are by Handel, Cavalli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Bononcini, Conti, Hasse, Orlandini, Predieri and Matteis. Orliński is again partnered by the instrumentalists of Il Pomo d’Oro and their Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Franco Fagioli, Zefira Valova, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci (2020)

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Franco Fagioli, Zefira Valova, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci (2020)

Franco Fagioli, Zefira Valova, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 426 Mb | Total time: 71:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 8358 | Recorded: 2019

Franco Fagioli lavishes his "extraordinary agility and richly upholstered voice" (Gramophone) on Leonardo Vinci, the Neapolitan composer who influenced Handel and many later masters of Italian opera. Fagioli is joined again by Il Pomo d'Oro led by Zefira Valova, the superb period-instrument ensemble on his previous album. Veni, Vidi, Vinci features seven world premiere recordings from the Neapolitan composer, unearthed for this great recording.

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro, Karina Gauvin, Philippe Jaroussky - Handel: Partenope (2015)

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Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro, Karina Gauvin, Philippe Jaroussky - Handel: Partenope (2015)

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro, Karina Gauvin, Philippe Jaroussky - Handel: Partenope (2015)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 74:31+62:48+66:07 | Covers | 1,07 Gb
Classical | Erato | # 0825646090075 | Rec: 2015

Handel’s sparkling opera Partenope reunites countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Karina Gauvin, who both made such an impact in the recording of Steffani’s rediscovered Niobe – released by Erato in early 2015 and welcomed by Gramophone as “a landmark event”. Every moment of Partenope’s comedy, romance and drama is captured by the dynamic conductor Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro.

Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro - Virtuosissimo: Locatelli, Pisendel, Leclair, Tartini, Telemann (2019)

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Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro - Virtuosissimo: Locatelli, Pisendel, Leclair, Tartini, Telemann (2019)

Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro - Virtuosissimo: Locatelli, Pisendel, Leclair, Tartini, Telemann (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 415 Mb | Total time: 77:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve classique ‎| OP 30576 | Recorded: 2016

Dimitry Sinkovsky is a dazzlingly multi-talented artist a brilliant violinist, countertenor, conductor, and founder in 2011 of the ensemble La Voce Strumentale. In Virtuosissimo, his fifth venture with Naïve, he has teamed up again with the ensemble Il Pomo dOro, his partners in numerous recordings and concerts, to cast more light on Pisendel, a celebrated violinist and composer who led the prestigious Dresden Court Orchestra, and a Vivaldi devotee who copied out several of the Venetian masters concertos for performance in Dresden.

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Handel: Tamerlano (2014)

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Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Handel: Tamerlano (2014)

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Handel: Tamerlano (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,00 Gb | Total time: 62:50+61:49+68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 5373 | Recorded: 2013

Following the recording of several complete Baroque operas: Faramondo, Farnace, Artaserse, Alessandro, all received with unrestrained critical enthusiasm eg Gramophone Editor's Choice, BBC Music Magazine CD of the Month, Handel Recording Prize, Max Emanuel Cencic once again brings together a fine group of singers and orchestra for the rarely recorded Handel opera, 'Tamerlano'. The title role is taken by the exceptional counter-tenor, Xavier Sabata.

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Catone in Utica (2015)

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Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Catone in Utica (2015)

Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Leonardo Vinci: Catone in Utica (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.19 Gb | Total time: 78:45+76:16+78:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8194 | Recorded: 2015

Star countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic steps into new musical territory with the world premiere recording of Catone in Utica by Leonardo Vinci, a forgotten genius of Italian opera. The opera tells a powerful tale of Julius Caesar’s defeat of the Republican forces led by Marcus Porcius Cato in 46 BC, exploring the eternal themes of love, duty and honor. Featuring five countertenors along with conductor Riccardo Minasi who leads il pomo d’oro.

Andrea De Carlo, Il Pomod'Oro - Alessandro Stradella: La Doriclea (2018)

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Andrea De Carlo, Il Pomod'Oro - Alessandro Stradella: La Doriclea (2018)

Andrea De Carlo, Il Pomod'Oro - Alessandro Stradella: La Doriclea (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 963 Mb | Total time: 188:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 454 | Recorded: 2017

Alessandro Stradella’s place in the annals of the history of music is not only due to the adventurous circumstances that marked his brief existence, but also to the reputation as a opera composer he has acquired since the 18th century. Inaccessible for many decades to specialists and scholars, La Doriclea is definitely the least known of all Stradella’s operas. However, it constitutes a particularly significant chapter in his overall output: composed in Rome during the early 1670s, to our knowledge La Doriclea represents the first opera entirely composed by Stradella.

Ann Hallenberg, Riccardo Minasi, Il pomo d’Oro - Agrippina: Graun, Handel, Perti, Porpora (2015)

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Ann Hallenberg, Riccardo Minasi, Il pomo d’Oro - Agrippina: Graun, Handel, Perti, Porpora (2015)

Ann Hallenberg, Riccardo Minasi, Il pomo d’Oro - Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Perti, Porpora (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 442 Mb | Total time: 74:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88875055982 | Recorded: 2014

The programme presented by Ann Hallenberg for DHM is a homage to the historical roman figure of Agrippina, one of the earliest historical women to inspire the fantasy of librettists and composers. Ann Hallenberg and a team of musicologists researched the musical archives to unearth all surviving operatic manuscripts containing the figure of Agrippina. Twelve of the arias are WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS. Apart from Handel’s famous opera ‘Agrippina’ and Telemann’s ‘Germanicus’, all music on this album has been recorded for the first time. This album is also a fascinating journey through the history of baroque opera. The earliest piece, Legrenzi’s ‘Germanico sul Reno’ dates from 1676 and is a typical example of early baroque style. The latest work, Graun’s ‘Britannico’ from 1752, was written only four years before the birth of Mozart, at the very end of the musical baroque period.

Emőke Baráth, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Voglio cantar: Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula (2019)

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Emőke Baráth, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Voglio cantar: Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula (2019)

Emőke Baráth, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Voglio cantar: Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 439 Mb | Total time: 80:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029563221 | Recorded: 2018

Voglio cantar – ‘I want to sing’ – is Emőke Baráth’s first solo album for Erato. The young Hungarian soprano has built a special reputation in Baroque music and the prime focus here is on Barbara Strozzi, who made her name as a composer in 17th century Venice. “She must have been quite a revolutionary personality,” says Emőke Baráth. “Her music is improvisational, intuitive, even rhapsodic … She was clearly a passionate woman with a strong dramatic sense.” Baráth is joined by Il Pomo d’Oro, conducted by Francesco Corti.