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Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 85 'La Reine', 86 & 87 (1990)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 85 'La Reine', 86 & 87 (1990)

Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 85 'La Reine', 86 & 87 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 78:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 90844-2 | Recorded: 1989

This two discs dedicated to the great Paris Symphonies that Haydn composed for Count D'Ogny in the mid-1780s. These were designed for a large and talented ensemble, and the atmospheric, clear and balanced sound achieved by the recording engineers allows for plenty of impact whenever it is required.

Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82 'L'Ours', 83 'La Poule' & 84 (1989)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82 'L'Ours', 83 'La Poule' & 84 (1989)

Sigiswald Kuijken, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82 'L'Ours', 83 'La Poule' & 84 (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 78:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 90793-2 | Recorded: 1988

This two discs dedicated to the great Paris Symphonies that Haydn composed for Count D'Ogny in the mid-1780s. These were designed for a large and talented ensemble, and the atmospheric, clear and balanced sound achieved by the recording engineers allows for plenty of impact whenever it is required.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.70 + 6.19 Gb (2xDVD9) | 230 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Jonathan Kent's spectacular production of Purcell's huge semi-opera is joyous, imaginative and witty Glyndebourne, with its intimate auditorium, provides the perfect setting for a drama which is partly spoken and partly sung. Based on an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the story is lavished with a brilliance that justifies this production's acclaim. Paul Brown's inventive designs, Kim Brandstrup's exquisite choreography, an excellent cast of actors and singers and outstanding playing by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under William Christie combine to make a seamless theatrical experience, here recorded in High Definition and true surround sound.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly, Danielle De Niese) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 227 min | 42,6+39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 227 min | 17,1 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.

Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)

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Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)

Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 353 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 187 MB | 73:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

This cd contains one of the best performances of Telemann's well-known A Minor Suite for recorder and strings. Sarah Cunningham is a fine recorder player, and Monica Hugget plays first violin and directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who play on period instruments. The strings play with very little or no vibratto, which might sound a bit dry to some listeners, but the elegance and precision of this band will win over many others. The A Minor Concerto for recorder is also given an enjoyable performance, but the remaining pieces, a Suite in D for Viola da gamba, and a Sinfonia in F for recorder and gamba are less pleasing, mainly because the gamba playing of Marion Verbruggen is somewhat less than exciting.

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 & A Midsummer Night's Dream (1988)

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Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 & A Midsummer Night's Dream (1988)

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 & A Midsummer Night's Dream (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 90725-2 | Recorded: 1987

If there is one Mendelssohn symphonic recording that makes the case for a more favorable reassessment [of the composer], it's this pairing of the Italian Symphony and some of the Midsummer Night's Dream music by Sir Charles Mackerras…. The clarity of texture here [in the Symphony] is extraordinary, even when the brass and winds add their clout. As a result, every line of Mendelssohn's orchestration comes through clearly, leaving a listener with a renewed respect for this composer's inventiveness…. The Midsummer Night's Dream music is even more miraculous….

Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

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Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 69:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 0757 | Recorded: 2009

Chandos’ featured release is a new recording of the first English operatic masterpiece, Purcell’s tragedy Dido and Aeneas. Starring Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, with the Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, it is released to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000) [Re-Up]

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000) [Re-Up]

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 151 | Time: 01:14:03

The popular Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a fantastic and exuberantly played selection of Vivaldi. Named a ‘Choice' recording by Gramophone upon release, the OAE joyfully celebrate some of Vivaldi's finest instrumental writing. The soloists are drawn from within the distinguished ranks of the OAE including Anthony Robson (oboe), Andrew Clark (horn), Roger Montgomery (horn), David Watkin (cello), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and Catherine Mackintosh (viola). The concertos assembled on this disc afford the listener a glimpse of Vivaldi's originality, not only as a sensitive colourist and master of form, but also as a felicitous melodist whose harmonies and phraseology are charged with heady atmosphere. The dancing rhythms and distinctive characters of these concerti together with the variety of instrumental combinations and sparkling performances make this a fresh and constantly engaging listen.

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

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Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 57:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 466 196-2 | Recorded: 1998

Compact disc buyers who purchased Andreas Scholl's disc of Handel arias on Harmonia Mundi barely a month before HEROES was released may wonder why they might need the present recital, with its further helping of Handel. One listen will stop the wondering! The key is the non-Handel portion of the program. That Scholl is excellent in baroque music is well-established by his recordings for Harmonia Mundi. But with selections by Hasse, Gluck, and a young Mozart, he demonstrates his talent for later music as well.

Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]

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Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]

Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.46 Gb+6.20 (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

For this 2010 production, the first new staging of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne welcome back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown with Festival Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Set at a time of seismic social and cultural change - in a Fellini-esque vision of post-war life - Jonathan Kent's urgently propulsive production offers a 'white-knuckle rollercoaster ride' through the events of the Don's last day as they unfold in and around Paul Brown's magical 'box of tricks' set.

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

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Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]

Ivor Bolton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Saul (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 8,13 Gb
Audio: English / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Glyndebournes Saul stole the summer and had critics raving. The Guardian (****) applauded virtuoso stagecraft from director Barrie Kosky in his debut production there, calling the show a theatrical and musical feast of energetic choruses, surreal choreography and gorgeous singing. For The Independent, which ranked it amongst five top classical and opera performances of 2015, there was no praise too high for the cast. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Ivor Bolton sparkles from the pit with period panache, and designer Katrin Lea Tags exuberant costumes (The Times ****) set the Old Testament story in Handels time, with a witty twinge of the contemporary.

Sarah Connolly, OAE, Vladimir Jurowski - Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)

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Sarah Connolly, OAE, Vladimir Jurowski - Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)

Gustav Mahler - Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2012)
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:38:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD259

In this live recording from the Royal Festival Hall the OAE shines its musical torch into the realms of some later repertoire, shedding new light on the music of Mahler. Conducted by Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski, this album includes the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), written in the wake of an unhappy affair with a soprano, and the extraordinarily exciting and powerful Totenfeier, Mahler’s first foray into orchestral music, and later reworked into the opening movement of his second symphony.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 67:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 477 5799 | Recorded: 2005

Magdalena Kožená's first all-Mozart album–and her first album in collaboration with partner Sir Simon Rattle–stands out as one of the highlights of 2006's Mozart Anniversary celebrations. Magdalena is a natural Mozart singer, garnering rave reviews and enchanting audiences wherever she performs Mozart on stage. Recent performances in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Berkeley and New York (Carnegie Hall) have brought her glowing praise.

Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)

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Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)

Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Nicholas Kraemer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Great Oratorio Duets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS ‎| # BIS-1436 SACD | Recorded: 2005

Pure delight: two of Britain’s most exciting singers together with one of the most vibrant of the English period bands, in a collection of wonderful duets from Händel’s English oratorios and odes. Both Carolyn Sampson and Robin Blaze collaborate with Masaaki Suzuki in his recordings of Bach Cantatas, for which they are receiving high praise. ‘Sampson's rounded, lyrical, glowing tone is just what I want to hear in the warm-hearted soprano cantata O holder Tag’ said the critic in International Record Review about BIS-CD-1411, whereas The Times, UK, has described Robin Blaze as being ‘blessed with a most alluring countertenor – creamy in tone, naturally expressive, exquisitely controlled…’.