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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.

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

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Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 77:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901778 | Recorded: 2002

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own. She reveals a voice capable of dizzying speed and agility, and a refreshing ability to find in the highly ornamented, expression-through-excess style that typified opera seria of the time a sincerity and musical integrity that makes a case for its wider exploration.

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

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Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 5242 | Recorded: 2012

The young Russian soprano makes her solo debut on Decca with cantatas by Handel, Mozart, Porpora and Vivaldi which showcase her scintillating coloratura, tonal clarity and warmth, and radiant middle register; Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini accompany with panache.

Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Porpora: Dorindo, dormi ancor? (1996)

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Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Porpora: Dorindo, dormi ancor? (1996)

Estévan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Porpora: Dorindo, dormi ancor? (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 387 Mb | Total time: 50:19+35:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2181-2 | Recorded: 1995

Nicola Porpora is a mostly forgotten figure in composition today; however, he exerted considerable influence as a teacher in his day, and much of his own compositional output is of exceptional quality. He made his chief contribution in the vocal realm, having written many worthwhile secular and sacred operas, oratorios, serenatas, and cantatas. Porpora helped to enrich the melodic qualties of vocal music by drawing on greater technical resources – which he understood as well as any contemporary.

Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Nicola Antonio Porpora: Passio (2011)

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Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Nicola Antonio Porpora: Passio (2011)

Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante - Nicola Antonio Porpora: Passio (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 72:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 10243 | Recorded: 2010

Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768) was a celebrated composer and singing teacher, his ability to set the Italian language to music was internationally acknowledged during his lifetime. In a career that spanned almost 70 years Porpora worked in Naples, Rome, Venice, London, Dresden and Vienna. As a singing teacher he created stars such as Farinelli, Caffarelli and Porporino. Much of his compositional output is of exceptional quality. He made his chief contribution in the vocal realm, having written many worthwhile secular and sacred operas, oratorios, serenatas and cantatas, as well as various lamentations and duets.

Gianfranco Cosmi, Orchestra "Citta Lirica" - Porpora: Messa a 4 voci, Sinfonia, Duetto, Dixit (2002)

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Gianfranco Cosmi, Orchestra "Citta Lirica" - Porpora: Messa a 4 voci, Sinfonia, Duetto, Dixit (2002)

Gianfranco Cosmi, Orchestra "Città Lirica", Cappella "S.Cecilia" della Cattedrale di Lucca - Porpora: Messa a 4 voci, Sinfonia, Duetto, Dixit (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 53:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2330-2 | Recorded: 2001

Porpora was born on August 17, 1686, in Naples. He showed talent early in his childhood, and at the age of ten was placed in the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesu Cristo. Not much is known about his teachers there, but upon his departure he was well-grounded in voice and composition. His first opera, Agrippina, came in 1708, though he took three years to produce his next significant work in any genre.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 550 Mb | Total time: 125:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617177/2 | Recorded: 2005

'Orlando' is an operatic masterpiece by the Neapolitan Composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) who left an indelible mark on the 18th century and the careers of its greatest masters, from Hasse, Jommelli and Handel to Joseph Haydn, who was his pupil in Vienna. Against the background of the old Carolingian epic, the valiant knight Roland is transformed here into a lover before becoming 'Orlando furioso' in this encounter of three mythical figures: Ariosto, Metastasio and Porpora. The gamut runs from epic to tragedy in this vibrant, crackling performance under the inspired direction of Juan Bautista Otero.

Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)

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Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)

Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 79:29 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2590 | Recorded: 2008

With her enchanting voice, profound musicality and extraordinary vocal range, the Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has been seducing audiences and critics around the world. Following the immense success of her CD Handel Arias, she returns with a new recording of arias, most never recorded, from the operas of Nicola Porpora (1686-1768).

Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)

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Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)

Antonio Florio, La Capella de'Turchini, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Stéphanie d'Oustrac - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater & Salve Regina; Porpora: Salve Regina (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 63:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Eloquentia | # EL0505 | Recorded: 2005

At the end of a brief but brilliant career - his compositions cover a period of just over six years - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi worte his last two works, the 'Stabat Mater' and the 'Salve Regina' in C minor. Nicola Porpora's 'Salve Regina' for solo voice and instruments, recorded here for the first time, was probably written during the composer's stay in Venice as 'maestro di cappella' of the Ospedale degli Incurabili, from 1726 to 1733, no doubt for one of the young ladies attending the musical establishment.

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 429 Mb | Total time: 75:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 483 3235 | Recorded: 2017

THE ILLUSTRIOUS Neapolitan singing teacher Nicola Porpora (1686–1768) was also a notable composer. The core of his output consisted of more than fifty opere serie,with texts by the best-known librettists of the day. Live performances of these works remain rare, but we can rejoice in all-Porpora CDs by a number of virtuoso countertenors, among them this one by Max Emanuel Cencic. Even if his disc hadn’t included seven world-premiere recordings, it would still merit significant attention, thanks to his exceptional vocalism.

Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolo Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)

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Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolo Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)

Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolò Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 706 Mb | Total time: 74:42+72:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB2250/51 | Recorded: 1999

Speaking in gneral about Porpora, and in particular his Ariadne, in 1910 the French musicographer Romain Rolland wrote ""Histor didn't do him justice. He was fit to compete with Handel, and the comparison between Handel's Ariadne and Porpora's, staged a few weeks apart, is not at all in favour of the former. Handel's music is elegant; but doesn't have the strength of certain arias in Porpora's Ariadne in Naxos. These arias' form has an excessively classical regularity; but powerful inspiration circulates through these Roman temples."" The common place of Porpora, a singing teacher ready to subordinate everything to his pupils' voices, must be reflected upon in the light of the vocal writing in these pages: in which belcanto flourishes are generally administered abundantly and in each case almost always justified by musial and expressive reasons and immersed in the character's specific dimension.

Jerome Correas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Lecons de Tenebres (2008)

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Jerome Correas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Lecons de Tenebres (2008)

Jérôme Corréas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Leçons de Ténèbres (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 310 Mb | Total time: 66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN48690 | Recorded: 2004

«A most famous composer in London at the time of Haendel and a great protagonist of the Ospedali musicali in Venice, Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768) is nevertheless forgotten gloomily of our musical culture. To the rare discographic recordings dedicated to his music, we can add this one, conducted magnificently by Jérôme Correas. (…) Correas interpretation is sensitive, vivid and it stands like a mirror of Porpora's vocal vuirtuosity ; this exaggerated virtuosity is here a natural and vital component of the score, fostering an atmosphere of fervent mysticism (…) that arouse emotions.»
Massimo R.Zegna, Amadeus

Les Passions, Jean-Marc Andrieu - Porpora, Vivaldi: Vepres Venitiennes (2007)

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Les Passions, Jean-Marc Andrieu - Porpora, Vivaldi: Vepres Venitiennes (2007)

Les Passions, Jean-Marc Andrieu - Porpora, Vivaldi: Vêpres Vénitiennes (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.