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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.

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| # 50999 9341302 2 | Recorded: 2012

Italian composer Nicola Porpora is mainly a footnote in the history books these days, noted as Haydn's teacher, but in his day he was a rival to Handel and wrote a good deal of music for the celebrated castrato Carlo Broschi, aka, Farinelli. That music is sampled here by the startlingly soprano-like French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, and listeners are likely to feel that it's been unjustly neglected. Jaroussky sounds great, his creamy voice sailing through the mostly tuneful pieces. There are also a few big showpieces of the sort that Renée Fleming and others have recorded on their Baroque aria albums.

Elena Cecchi Fedi, Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Nicola Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore - Cantatas for Soprano (2008)

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Elena Cecchi Fedi, Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Nicola Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore - Cantatas for Soprano (2008)

Elena Cecchi Fedi, Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Nicola Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore - Cantatas for Soprano (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 55:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67621 | Recorded: 2006

Porpora is best known for his open rivalry with Handel on the London operatic scene, and is remembered more for the ferocious controversies that raged between the two men than for his music. But this dazzling new disc from Auser Musici shows the composer to be a profound musician with a rich and wide-ranging output, a mastery of compositional technique and a keen sense of theatre and dramatic pacing. Stylishly performed and recorded, this disc will surely force a reappraisal of Porpora’s artistry and reawaken interest in this great composer.

Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Porpora: Cantatas (2011)

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Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Porpora: Cantatas (2011)

Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Porpora: Cantatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 78:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67894 | Recorded: 2010

Young countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his highly anticipated Hyperion solo debut with an enchanting disc of cantatas by the Italian composer Nicola Porpora. Porpora s ability to set the Italian language to music was widely acknowledged during his lifetime and his music is full of imaginative word painting. Davies luminous tone has a celestial purity and he performs with prodigious technical assurance. His astonishing breath control creates a seamless melodic line. Davies is accompanied by the ensemble Arcangelo in interpretations that go far beyond mere historical understanding.

Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)

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Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)

Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Farinelli: A Portrait (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 412 Mb | Total time: 79:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP117 | Recorded: 2011

With more than a million copies sold, the soundtrack of Gérard Corbiau's film 'Farinelli' contributed considerably to the international renown of Les Talens Lyriques, in 1994. Back then the voice of the castrato Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli (1705-1782), was created using a computer to mix the voices of countertenor Derek Lee Ragin and soprano Ewa Mallas-Godlewska. On stage, in 2011, rather than a falsettist, world-renowned mezzo Ann Hallenberg, was chosen by Christophe Rousset to portray the first rock star in the history of music.

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)

Cecilia Bartoli, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Farinelli: Porpora, Broschi, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 409 Mb | Total time: 75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 485 0214 | Recorded: 2017

Renowned for portraying the music of the baroque like no one else, Cecilia Bartoli presents her new recording of arias famously performed by legendary castrato, Farinelli. Exploring the complex gender roles of the world of baroque opera, and highlighting the phenomenon of the castrati, a horrifying practice which led to some of the most celebrated work of the period. Featuring works by Farinelli’s brother, Riccardo Broschi, and his mentor, Nicola Porpora, as well as Hasse, Caldara and Giacomelli. Including two new world premiere recordings, from Porpora’s Polifemo and Broschi’s La Merope.

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

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Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)

Valer Sabadus, Concerto Köln - Caro Gemello: Farinelli and Metastasio (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 71:50| Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985305382 | Recorded: 2017

Concerto Köln – the silver-toned Rolls-Royce of period ensembles – handles this journey with suave style and flawless control…Valer Sabadus makes for a refined Farinelli, and where his smoky voice lacks in power, it gains in agility. He breezes through the coloratura arias, with their virtuoso roulades and vertiginous leaps…He really shines, though, in the more intimate arias.

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.

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi -The 5 countertenors: Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Mysliveček, J.C. Bach, Gluck, Bertoni, Hasse (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8094 | Recorded: 2013

Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.

Giovanni Guglielmo, Piero Bosna, Andrea Coen - Porpora: Sonate XII di violino e basso (1754) (1998)

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Giovanni Guglielmo, Piero Bosna, Andrea Coen - Porpora: Sonate XII di violino e basso (1754) (1998)

Giovanni Guglielmo, Piero Bosna, Andrea Coen - Porpora: Sonate XII di violino e basso (1754) (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 670 Mb | Total time: 129:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 202/1-2 | Recorded: 1997

Nel 1752 per la terza volta, Porpora rivide la capitale dell'Austria.
Vi trascorse diversi anni e fu proprio in quel terzo soggiorno che Haydn lo conobbe e ne ricevette dei consigli. Fu senza dubbio grazie alla generosità dell'ambasciatore di Venezia che Porpora ebbe i mezzi per pubblicare le sue Sonate XII di violino e basso (dedicate a S.A.R. la principessa elettorale di Sassonia Maria Antonia Walpurga di Baviera da Niccolò Porpora maestro di cappella di S.M. il re di Polonia. In Vienna d'Austria, 1754. Si vendono dal signor Frederico Bernardi, libraro della corte imperiale.) Nell'epistola dedicatoria di quest'opera il compositore dice di aver fatto uso dei generi diatonico, cromatico ed enarmonico.

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Ensemble Il Profondo - Passo di pena in pena: Scarlatti, Bononcini, Locatelli, Porpora, Vivaldi (2012)

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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Ensemble Il Profondo - Passo di pena in pena: Scarlatti, Bononcini, Locatelli, Porpora, Vivaldi (2012)

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Ensemble Il Profondo - Passo di pena in pena: A. Scarlatti, G.B. Bononcini, Locatelli, Porpora, Vivaldi (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 68:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus Records | C9636 | Recorded: 2011

As the rather extensive booklet notes by countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti state, the Italian secular cantata was a byproduct of the so-called focus of the early 18th-century intellectual circles on good poetry based generally on classical themes. The result was a veritable torrent of smaller chamber works meant to highlight this literary genre, which had the effect of establishing it as one of the preferred vocal formats of the period. The settings were generally for voice and continuo, but here one finds a selection of works that include a full four-part accompaniment of strings. This allows for a fuller texture, making them more akin to brief opera scenes.

Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)

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Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)

Peter Kopp, Vocal Concert Dresden - Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 445 Mb | Total time: 72:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | CARUS83264 | Recorded: 2009

Sacred music written for female singers and instrumentalists of the Ospedali became celebrated during the 18th century. This unique musical tradition became widely famous largely through the works of such notable composers as Vivaldi, Hasse, Porpora and Galuppi, who were active as teachers at the four "Ospedali grandi".

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Porpora: L’amato nome. Cantatas opus 1 (2018)

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Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Porpora: L’amato nome. Cantatas opus 1 (2018)

Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Porpora: L’amato nome. Cantatas opus 1 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 73:50+74:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923513.2 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

Nicola Porpora’s Op 1 set of Italian chamber cantatas receive a new and striking reading directed by Stefano Aresi, a leading interpreter of the Late Baroque composer. Neapolitan-born Porpora brought his nuove musiche with him in the early 1730s when he had set out for London (with his pupil Farinelli) to take advantage of the perceived wavering of Handel’s operatic fame there. Porpora, espying an opportunity there just as Handel himself had done before, quickly ingratiated himself with the nobility in Britain and his 12 cantatas, though probably written in Naples, were published under the patronage of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales of Great Britain. They enjoyed substantial success at the time, and reflecting the primacy of Italian music across Europe, not least through Porpora’s masterly settings of Pietro Metastasio’s texts extolling Arcadian tastes and ideals.