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London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)

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London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)
Albinoni, Bonporti, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Porpora, Sammartini, Locatelli, Gallo, Tartini

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-2015 | Time: 01:17:14

London Baroque offers another installment in its ongoing European Trio Sonata series, this time devoted to 18th-century Italy; as with the ensemble’s previous efforts the program features generally excellent performances of lesser-known repertoire. Ten years ago I reviewed a similar 18th-century Italian program by this same group titled “Stravaganze Napoletane”, also on BIS, and was generally impressed with the performances–except for one piece: Domenico Gallo’s Sonata No. 1 in G major.

Federica Napoletani, Cristina Corrieri, Ensemble Imaginaire - Leo, Pergolesi, Porpora: Salve Regina (2020)

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Federica Napoletani, Cristina Corrieri, Ensemble Imaginaire - Leo, Pergolesi, Porpora: Salve Regina (2020)

Federica Napoletani, Cristina Corrieri, Ensemble Imaginaire - Leo, Pergolesi, Porpora: Salve Regina (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 266 Mb | Total time: 61:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 96092 | Recorded: 2018

The four Salve Regina recordings presented on this uniquely compiled new album cross the boundary between opera house and church a boundary that in 18th-century Naples was never very forbidding to begin with. In fact, Leo, Pergolesi and Porpora are all fine examples of composers who moved with unselfconscious facility between sacred and secular genres, between old counterpoint and the Monteverdian stile concertato that caressed each word with sensuous melismas and velvet harmonies. Porpora was a noted singing teacher of his day, intimately familiar with everything that a voice can do, and possessing a melodic skill that spins long and ornate vocal phrases of almost instrumental effect.

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.

La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

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La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

La Tempestad, Olalla Alemán, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 57:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Antigua Aranjuez | # MAA 006 | Recorded: 2007

La Tempestad se ha presentado al público en Festivales como los de Aranjuez, Cádiz, Sevilla, Marbella, Murcia, Santillana del Mar, Valladolid, Almería, Daroca, Zaragoza, etc. Sus miembros, formados en importantes conservatorios europeos (Toulouse, Viena, Amsterdam, La Haya), han formado parte de Al Ayre Español, La Real Cámara, El Concierto Español, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the XVIII Century, European Union Baroque Orchestra, La Stravaganza, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, etc., con quienes han actuado por España, Europa, Israel y China.

Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Porpora: Vêpres Vénitiennes; Vivaldi: Concertos (2007)

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Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Porpora: Vêpres Vénitiennes; Vivaldi: Concertos (2007)

Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions - Porpora: Vêpres Vénitiennes; Vivaldi: Concertos (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 68:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | # 0202185-07 | Recorded: 2007

Nicola Porpora was a Napolitan composer of Baroque operas and singing teacher, whose the most famous singing student was the castrato Farinelli. Besides some four dozen operas, there are oratorios, solo cantatas with keyboard accompaniment, motets and vocal serenades. Among his larger works, his 1720 opera Orlando, his Venetian Vespers, and the opera Arianna in Nasso have been recorded.

Stefano Demicheli, La Stagione Armonica, Dolce & Tempesta - Porpora: Notturni per i Defunti (2007)

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Stefano Demicheli, La Stagione Armonica, Dolce & Tempesta - Porpora: Notturni per i Defunti (2007)

Stefano Demicheli, La Stagione Armonica, Dolce & Tempesta - Porpora: Notturni per i Defunti (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | FUG 526 | Recorded: 2006

An outstanding Italian musican, Stefano Demicheli has been René Jacobs' closest assistant for many years and with him has performed on Europe's main opera stages. A distinguished harpsichordist, who studied with Ottavio Dantone, he is now the leader of the Dolce & Tempesta ensemble, consisting of the best soloists from the European period instrument ensembles.This new recording on Fuga Libera gives us the world première of the three Notturni composed c.1740 by Porpora, Handel's strongest rival in London, for the All Souls Day in Naples. Carried by one of the most powerfully expressive texts in the Christian canon, this is an opportunity to hear two stunning soloists: Monica Piccinini and Romina Basso and also the Stagione Armonica of Padova.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 419 Mb | Total time: 72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923401 | Recorded: 2013

Abandoned at the age of two months and taken in by the Ospedale della Pietà, Chiara (or Chiaretta) rose – within that enclosed charitable institution in Venice – to become one of the leading European violinists of the middle of the 18th century. No stranger to such acclaim himself from two and a half centuries later, Fabio Biondi, on his first release for Glossa, has devised a programme drawing on the personal diary of this remarkable musician – taught by Antonio Vivaldi, and later a virtuoso soloist on the violin as well as the viola d’amore – of concertos and sinfonias by composers who, like the prete rosso, taught at the Pietà: Porta, Porpora, Martinelli, Latilla, Perotti and Bernasconi are all musicians whose compositions charm and delight as much today as they will have done in the time of Chiara.

Werner Ehrhardt, L’arte del mondo - Assisi: Christmas Cantatas (2008)

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Werner Ehrhardt, L’arte del mondo - Assisi: Christmas Cantatas (2008)

Werner Ehrhardt, L’arte del mondo - Assisi: Christmas Cantatas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 67:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Phoenix Edition | 149 | Recorded: 2008

The convent of St Francis in Assisi is a place of pilgrimage and the founding location of the Franciscan order. In the baroque period novices hoping to enter the order were trained in music, and there is a long musical tradition there. Most of the performances here are world premiere recordings of baroque vocal compositions from the library of the convent of St Francis in Assisi. All the vocal pieces are for soprano solo (combined with solo alto in Finale's `Oh Quam Jubilat'), and it is thought that the solos may have been sung by young men. Here they are taken by very fine female singers, and the accompanying ensemble is made up of top players.

Martin Haselbock, Wiener Akademie - Nicola Porpora: Il Gedeone (1999)

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Martin Haselbock, Wiener Akademie - Nicola Porpora: Il Gedeone (1999)

Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Nicola Porpora: Il Gedeone (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 479 Mb | Total time: 111:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 615-2 | Recorded: 1998

With a libretto based on the Old Testament account of Gideon and his non-violent triumph over the Midianites, the Neapolitan composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) produced a score which, though far from consistent, has moments of great beauty. Among them are Gideon’s aria ‘Cadranno i lupi’; a sublime Sinfonia at the opening of Part Two; a couple of fine choruses and, above all, beautifully wrought recitatives. These apart, don’t expect a forgotten masterpiece. This performance – the first in modern times – boasts competent and well-matched soloists.

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.

Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)

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Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)

Filippo Mineccia, The New Baroque Times - Orlando: amore. gelosia. follia. (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 70:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923523 | Recorded: 2019

En 1516 Ludovico Ariosto publicó su poderosa epopeya Orlando furioso, una secuencia de aventuras heroicas entrelazadas. La historia del caballero Orlando, enloquecido por un amor decepcionado por la princesa Angélica, sirve a toda la gama de emociones y rápidamente alcanzó un gran éxito en toda Europa. Se crearon decenas de óperas en torno a Orlando y otros personajes de la epopeya de Ariosto. El contratenor Filippo Mineccia ha reunido un variado programa de arias de óperas de Steffani, Porpora, Vivaldi, Handel, Mele, Wagenseil y Millico en torno a la figura de "Roland el Furioso", en el que despliega brillantemente todas las facetas creativas de su voz.

Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)

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Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)

Gaetano Nasillo, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Concerti Napoletani per Violoncello (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 415 Mb | Total time: 70:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires ‎| ZZT 050302 | Recorded: 2004

When one speaks today of the history of the Italian solo concert, one thinks first of Bologna (Torelli, Corelli) and Venice (Albinoni, Vivaldi). It is sometimes overlooked that important impulses for the further development of the genre also emanated from Naples. In addition, cellists in particular owe a lot to the Neapolitans, which this CD aims to clarify. The best known are probably the six concertos by Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) with their light, sometimes gallant tone; of them the A major concerto is represented here along with four individual works by Nicola Fiorenza (died 1764), Nicola Porpora (1686–1768) and Nicola Sabatino (approx. 1705-1796).

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arias for Senesino: Handel, Albinoni, Lotti, A.Scarlatti, Porpora (2005)

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Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arias for Senesino: Handel, Albinoni, Lotti, A.Scarlatti, Porpora (2005)

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arias for Senesino: Handel, Albinoni, Lotti, A.Scarlatti, Porpora (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 65:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 475 6569 | Recorded: 2004

Senesino, the voice that inspired Handel's greatest operas showpiece arias by Handel, Lotti, Albinoni, Porpora and Scarlatti. One of the truly outstanding voices of today, star countertenor Andreas Scholl celebrates one of the 18th Century's greatest vocal superstars, the remarkable male alto known as Senesino. Senesino's place in history was secured by his extraordinary association with Handel, who after travelling to Dresden to hear him, brought him to London to join his Italian Opera Company, where he was greatly celebrated by the public, and much admired by the ladies.

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)

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Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Bridget Cunningham, London Early Opera - Handel's Queens: Cuzzoni & Faustina (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 638 Mb | Total time: 127:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD579 | Recorded: 2019

Handels Queens features some of the most exquisite pieces of music written by G.F. Handel and his contemporaries for the two finest singers of the eighteenth century, Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Often wrongfully framed as rivals, these dazzling new recordings with Mary Bevan and Lucy Crowe reveal the distinctive yet versatile talent of the Italian vocalists. Led by London Early Opera Director, Bridget Cunningham, Handels Queens serves an example of the groups dedication to imaginative programming and outstanding period performance, placing them at the forefront of baroque research.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,16 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.