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Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)

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Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)

Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 63:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Atma Classique | # ATMA 22808 | Recorded: 2020

For her first solo album with ATMA Classique, the celebrated Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet has chosen baroque and classical arias that have always been part of her life and for which she feels a deep affinity. Under the direction of Eric Milnes, the period ensemble L'Harmonie des saisons accompanies her in this program featuring music by Bach Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Leonardo Vinci, whose two arias are recorded here as world premieres. I remember being completely enamored, at fifteen, with Vivaldis famous aria Nulla in mundo pax sincera, attempting head voice singing for the first time and discovering the peculiar lightheaded effects of this new vocal technique.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 68:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295037079 | Recorded: 2020

With the 10 arias on Tormento d'amore, Ian Bostridge demonstrates the important place that the tenor voice held in Italian opera from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century - often thought of as the era of the castrato. At this time, there were two main centres of opera in Italy: Venice, where such composers as Cavalli, Vivaldi, Cesti, Stradella, Sartorio and Legrenzi were active, and Naples, home to Provenzale, Caresana, Vinci and Fago. In addition to arias - two of them in world premiere recordings - the album offers five instrumental sinfonie and a traditional Neapolitan song, 'Lu cardillo', or 'The Goldfinch', a songbird closely associated with Naples. Bostridge is partnered by conductor Antonio Florio and his ensemble Cappella Neapolitana.

Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)

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Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)

Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 417 Mb | Total time: 78:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5333 | Recorded: 2012

Naples in 1750 was one of the ten biggest cities in the world, and it spawned two of the biggest musical stars of the era: the castrati Farinelli and the much lesser known Caffarelli, whose real name was Gaetano Majorano. This release consists of arias written for Caffarelli, and you might treasure it for the flamboyant, high-volume singing of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who arguably comes as close as any of his contemporaries to conveying what the high-powered sound of the castrati was like (in the understandable absence of the genuine article). Or, you might be grateful to hear the music associated with Caffarelli, who in his own time had a reputation for being troublesome and has generally ignored by the historical opera revival movement.

Michael Schneider, Cappella Academica Frankfurt - The Virtuoso Recorder II: Concertos of the Italian Baroque (2013)

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Michael Schneider, Cappella Academica Frankfurt - The Virtuoso Recorder II: Concertos of the Italian Baroque (2013)

Michael Schneider, Cappella Academica Frankfurt - The Virtuoso Recorder II: Concertos of the Italian Baroque (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 371 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 316-2 | Recorded: 2011

Following our collection of German baroque virtuosic recorder concertos two years ago, Michael Schneider now turns to baroque Italy. Schneider shows just what wonderful recorder discoveries can be made in Italy in addition to Vivaldi's works, which he has also presented on cpo.

Pino De Vittorio, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Il Canto della Sirena: Cantate napoletane dell’età barocca (2011)

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Pino De Vittorio, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Il Canto della Sirena: Cantate napoletane dell’età barocca (2011)

Pino De Vittorio, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Il Canto della Sirena: Cantate napoletane dell’età barocca (2011)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.97 Gb | Total time: 73:59+74:56+62:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 922603. 3 | Recorded: 1991, 1994, 1996

During the early 1990s Antonio Florio (together with Dinko Fabris) was making substantial discoveries in the field of Baroque repertory from Naples for performance and recording, and now that Florio and I Turchini are making new recordings for Glossa (Caresana’s Tenebrae and L’Adoratione de’ Maggi), we are delighted to be bringing back into circulation some of those earlier ground-breaking recordings, signed by Roberto Meo and Sigrid Lee, focusing here – with Il Canto della Sirena – on Neapolitan chamber cantatas from the 17th and early 18th centuries.

Antonio Florio, Cappella de' Turchini - Vinci: Li Zite 'ngalera (1999)

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Antonio Florio, Cappella de' Turchini - Vinci: Li Zite 'ngalera (1999)

Antonio Florio, Cappella de' Turchini - Vinci: Li Zite 'ngalera (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 764 Mb | Total time: 54:34+77:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-212/213 | Recorded: 1999

Ce Vinci-là est un maître de l'opera buffa napolitain et, pour le Carnaval de 1722, excelle à emmener ces «Fiancés en galère» sur les flots de la pétulance dialectale et macaronique la plus débridée. Musique de lumière et de bonne humeur, nouvelle réussite de la série «Tesori di Napoli» que mène Antonio Florio, avec la verve irrésistible de toute son équipe chantante et violinante.

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque

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Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 78:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 485 1275 | Recorded: 1991-2017

A collection of the very best of Bartoli's treasured recordings of musical delights and discoveries of the 17th and 18th century. Featuring two previously unreleased world premiere recordings of forgotten jewels by Leonardo Vinci and Agostino Steffani. With guest appearances from Philippe Jaroussky, June Anderson, Franco Fagioli and Sol Gabetta.

Martyna Pastuszka, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna - Leonardo Vinci: Gismondo, Re di Polonia (2019)

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Martyna Pastuszka, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna - Leonardo Vinci: Gismondo, Re di Polonia (2019)

Martyna Pastuszka, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna - Leonardo Vinci: Gismondo, Re di Polonia (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 217:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Parnassus Arts | 912010487001 | Recorded: 2018

Unlike today, neither George Frideric Handel nor Antonio Vivaldi was the most famous and most performed opera composer in the first third of the 18th century, but rather Leonardo Vinci (ca. 1696-1730). Educated in Naples, he was successful there from 1719, initially with several operas buffe before he turned to the more prestigious opera seria in 1722 with immediate success. As one of the most important representatives of the Neapolitan School, he left his mark on the Italian and soon also the European opera scene. Even Handel in faraway London could not avoid his music: in order to satisfy the public's taste, he put several pasticcios with their arias on the repertoire of his failing opera company. In 1730 Vinci died suddenly after colicky pains, and it was soon rumored that he had been the victim of a poison attack.

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.

Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)

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Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)

Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 71:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30274 | Recorded: 2001

For more than two centuries Naples was a province of Spain, and after this ended in 1707 the remarkable cross-fertilisation of culture between them did not stop. Much of the Italian music featured here has been edited from sources in Spanish collections. The vast bulk of it is devoted to Leonardo Vinci (one of the most celebrated Italian opera composers of the 1720s). Only one short piece tacked onto the end is actually Spanish: a colourful fandango from José de Nebra's zarzuela Vendado es amor,no es ciego (1744) in which three singers mockingly compare the squabbling goddesses of classical antiquity to bickering mothers-in-law.

Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)

Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 66:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD922606 | Recorded: 2012

With I Viaggi di Faustina Glossa is launching a new collection focusing on famous Italian singers from the 17th and 18th centuries, whose travels bear witness to the intense level of artistic activity then taking place in the major cities of Europe. Faustina Bordoni, the brilliant diva with whom we begin this series pursued her career mainly in Naples (the principal focus of this CD) and Venice, but also in cities such as Bologna, Parma, Dresden and London. These were cities hosting – with great success – operas by Johann Adolph Hasse (Bordoni’s husband), Nicola Popora, Leonardo Vinci, Francesco Mancini and Domenico Sarro; most of these composers are represented on this first selection of wonderful arias.

Antonio Florio, Cappella de'Turchini - Vinci • Leo: L'Opera buffa napoletana (1997)

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Antonio Florio, Cappella de'Turchini - Vinci • Leo: L'Opera buffa napoletana (1997)

Antonio Florio, Cappella de'Turchini - Vinci • Leo: L'Opera buffa napoletana (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 78:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-184 | Recorded: 1997

Everything is done with affection and great character as well as technical finesse. Such music demands innate timing, and these musicians, under Antonio Florio's direction, have it.

Magdalena Kožená, Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Il Giardino dei sospir (2019)

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Magdalena Kožená, Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Il Giardino dei sospir (2019)

Magdalena Kožená, Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Il Giardino dei sospir (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 410 Mb | Total time: 81:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | PTC 5186 725 | Recorded: 2018

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená hasn't often sung Baroque music. Thus, it is all the more impressive that when she does, she devises really innovative programs with unusual music. Her enthusiasm for the project may be gauged by her comment here: "I could hardly imagine more passionate, savage, uninhibited yet loving and caressing companions for these desperate heroines than Vaclav Luks and the musicians of Collegium 1704." She's right about the musicians, yet the real spotlight is on Kožená herself. The program consists of secular cantatas from the first half of the 18th century; this genre has been neglected amidst the general rediscovery of Baroque opera.

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.

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)

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Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 67:26+65:46+54:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5099960286925 | Recorded: 2011

No less than five brilliant countertenors – including Max Emanuel Cencic and Philippe Jaroussky – join conductor Diego Fasolis and Concerto Köln for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). In early 18th century Italy, the Neapolitan-born composer was one of the brightest stars in opera, and Artaserse is considered his masterpiece.