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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2006)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2006)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 530 Mb | Total time: 99:29 | Scans included
Classical | Naïve | OP 30412 | Recorded: 2005

If you're familiar with Alessandrini and his sparkling period instrument ensemble you expect interpretations featuring rhythmic drive, colorful playing, and original insights. Those characteristics are what help make this version of Bach's perennial and oft-recorded Brandenburg Concertos so compelling. Tempos are generally on the fast side, but never overly swift, while slow movements have just the right touch of soulfulness. Virtually without exception, the solo bits are done with imaginative, fluent expertise, and Gabriele Cassone's rendition of the famous trumpet part of the Second Brandenburg provides musical thrills, as well as virtuoso ones. Alessandrini himself takes us on a wild ride through the Fifth Concerto's brilliant harpsichord cadenza.

Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate per viola da gamba e basso continuo (2007)

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Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate per viola da gamba e basso continuo (2007)

Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate per viola da gamba e basso continuo (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 379 Mb | Total time: 67:18 | Scans included
Classical | Tactus | TC 71020501 | Recorded: 1989

C.P.E. Bach's music often has a bizarrely experimental quality mixed incongruously but fascinatingly with a conservatism born of his father's influence, and this program of early works, dating from the 1740s and 1750s, offers good examples.

Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Antonio Maria Bononcini: Messa; Stabat Mater (2012)

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Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Antonio Maria Bononcini: Messa; Stabat Mater (2012)

Antonio Maria Bononcini: Messa; Stabat Mater (2012)
Concerto Italiano, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naive | # OP 30537 | Time: 01:19:56

This disc is a tour de force, a world premiere recording of stunning music splendidly performed. The unjustly obscure Antonio Maria Bononcini was appointed late in life to be maestro di cappella in Modena, a post which allowed him to pour his store of invention into two grand sacred works, a Mass and a Stabat Mater. Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini engages deeply with the composer’s imagination, opening up his dense counterpoint and delicately binding together his vocal and obbligato lines. The musical rhetoric of the Concerto Italiano is spellbinding, particularly when band and singers heighten gestures to surge powerfully towards a passage’s final cadence. However heated their delivery becomes – and the Stabat Mater does sizzle – the artists never rush. This is particularly crucial for bringing out Bononcini’s modulations and textures, which, because they shift rapidly, need space to breathe.

Fabio Biondi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Maurizio Naddeo, Pascal Monteilhet - Jean-Marie Leclair: Premier Livre de Sonates (1992)

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Fabio Biondi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Maurizio Naddeo, Pascal Monteilhet - Jean-Marie Leclair: Premier Livre de Sonates (1992)

Fabio Biondi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Maurizio Naddeo, Pascal Monteilhet - Jean-Marie Leclair: Premier Livre de Sonates (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 64:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 39 | Recorded: 1992

A shadowy, unstable and misanthropic character, died mysteriously from a knife wound inflicted by an unknown assailant, Jean-Marie Leclair is the real creator of the French violin school and one of the greatest violinists of the Eighteenth Century. His prolific output, almost exclusively devoted to the violin, consists of a series of collections of sonatas published throughout his lifetime, in which stand out 48 sonatas for violin and bass (four volumes). The First Book of Sonatas for Solo Violin with Basso Continuo dates from 1723 and represents Leclair’s first publication. Four sonatas are performed here by Fabio Biondi, one of the most authoritative Baroque performers, joined by an all-star continuo group featuring Rinaldo Alessandrini, Pascal Monteilhet and Maurizio Naddeo.

Boris Begelman, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino IX "Le nuove vie" (2021)

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Boris Begelman, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino IX "Le nuove vie" (2021)

Boris Begelman, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano - Vivaldi: Concerti per violino IX "Le nuove vie" (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 393 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:16
Classical | Label: naïve

Boris Begelman, the highly acclaimed leader of Concerto Italiano, frequently takes on the role of soloist in the many concerts that Rinaldo Alessandrini’s celebrated orchestra devotes to the music of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. High time then for Begelman to take centre stage in one of the Vivaldi Edition’s solo violin recordings. This ninth concerto volume sees the welcome return of Rinaldo Alessandrini’s ensemble, which already features in thirteen albums of the Vivaldi collection. In this purely instrumental repertoire they excel as much as they do in vocal music, deploying generously sweeping melodic lines, inspired dynamics, and a musical language already mastered to perfection yet always interpreted anew.

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010) [Re-Up]

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Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010) [Re-Up]

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 190 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | # A323 | Time: 01:13:23

The music for harpsichord has been considered an inexplicable chance occurrence in Alessandro Scarlatti's output, and in assessing it, we should avoid unfair and unappropriate comparisons with the work of his exceptionally gifted son. Alessandro's cultural background was quite different and very precise in the way it affected keyboard music: Frescobaldi was the first in a series of figures who are known to a greater or lesser extent today and whose teaching came down to Scarlatti in a solid stylistic tradition. Pasquini, his extremely diligent and prolific contemporary, the last of the line, was strongly motivated by his patron, the Prince Borghese in writing harpsichord music. Alessandro also wished to try his hand in this area. 250th Anniversary Release. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Alessandro Scarlatti's birth (Palermo, 2 May 1660), Arcana is re-releasing this anthology of toccatas and fugues by the elder Scarlatti, father of the better-known Domenico.

Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)

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Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)

Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:54
Classical | Label: Glossa Music

The musical partnership of violinist Enrico Gatti and harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini now goes back a number of decades to when this pair of Italians, both with a voracious appetite for early music, were setting out on their careers. The years pass and both artists make fabulous recordings, often directing their own ensembles.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - 1600: Bononcini, Castello, dall'Abaco, Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Legrenzi (2011)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - 1600: Bononcini, Castello, dall'Abaco, Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Legrenzi (2011)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - 1600: Bononcini, Castello, dall'Abaco, Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Legrenzi, de Macque, Marini (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 66:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30531 | Recorded: 2011

The programme chosen for this CD by the eminent early music specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini and performed by members of his hand-picked ensemble Concerto Italiano illustrate most of the forms that instrumental music adopted in the course of the seventeenth century. Amongst the composers featured are Giovanni Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Zanetti, and Torelli, as well as lesser known figures of the period including Giovanni de Macque, Evaristo dall’Abaco, and Giovanni Bononcini.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Giovanni Antonini, Jordi Savall - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 2 (2013)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Giovanni Antonini, Jordi Savall - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 2 (2013)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Giovanni Antonini, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Vivaldi Operas Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 75:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30547 | Recorded: 2004-2012

The most beautiful arias from the Vivaldi Edition: Orlando Furioso, Atenaide, Farnace, Teuzzone, Armida, La Fida Ninfa, Orlando 1714, Griselda, Ottone in villa and much more. The album includes outstanding singers and arias that were sensational discoveries when first introduced in this series.

Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)

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Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)

Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 58'03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30472 | Recorded: 2008

Two musical titans in the classical world, award-winning Italian bass Lorenzo Regazzo and Italian conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini, are brought together once again to record the greatest operatic arias by George Frederic Handel. Handel, one of the most celebrated operatic composers of the eighteenth century, always remained out of step with the preferences of his era - notably his attachment to the 'natural' male voice in a time when the high voices of women or castratos triumphed everywhere.

Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates et suite pour viole de gambe et clavecin (2002)

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Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates et suite pour viole de gambe et clavecin (2002)

Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates et suite pour viole de gambe et clavecin (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 68:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1955218 | Recorded: 1993, 1994

A challenge to the virtuoso. While they belong to the German tradition, in these sonatas Bach invented a curious division of the parts in which the viola da gamba lies midway between the bass and the principle voice (the treble) of the harpsichord. This particularity in the writing and their exceptional ingenuity place these works among the great masterpieces in the viola da gamba repertoire, both fascinating and terrifying to performers…

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per archi II (2014)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per archi II (2014)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per archi II (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 51:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30554 | Recorded: 2013

The concertos for strings are a very special genre in Vivaldi's output. Contrary to the concertos for solo instruments, those offer a real balance and amazing range of colours between all the intruments concerned. Following a very successful first volume, released in 2004, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano offer a new milestone recording in Vivaldi's instrumental music, full of colours and refinement.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Luca Marenzio: Madrigali a quattro voci, Libro Primo 1585 (1994)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Luca Marenzio: Madrigali a quattro voci, Libro Primo 1585 (1994)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Luca Marenzio: Madrigali a quattro voci, Libro Primo 1585 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 62:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 ‎| OPS 2-117 | Recorded: 1994

Italian Renaissance composer Luca Marenzio was internationally recognized as the leading composer of madrigals at the height of his career, in the last two decades of the sixteenth century. He was so popular (and the sales of his music so lucrative) that within years of his death, both Flemish and German publishers had issued volumes of his complete five and six part madrigals, an honor almost unheard of at the time. Marenzio's madrigals, while anticipating the songlike lyricism of monody that would come to dominate vocal music of the early Baroque, made full use of the textural and expressive qualities of Renaissance polyphony.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Striggio: La Caccia (2000)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Striggio: La Caccia (2000)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Adriano Banchieri: Il Festino del Giovedì Grasso; Alessandro Striggio: La Caccia (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 60:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OP30137 | Recorded: 1995

This talented Italian vocal ensemble, under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini, has already proved its excellence in previous discs of Monteverdi madrigals. In this engaging new release the artists turn their attention to ‘madrigal comedies’ by 16th-century Alessandro Striggio and his younger contemporary, Adriano Banchieri. These are highly entertaining, often witty pieces, with a strong onomatopoeic element and a profusion of vividly depictive images running through them.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Armida al campo d'Egitto (2010)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Armida al campo d'Egitto (2010)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: Armida al campo d'Egitto (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 693 Mb | Total time: 62:09+67:01+41:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30492 | Recorded: 2009

Armida is the tenth opera in the Vivaldi Edition; it's the second one to be recorded by Rinaldo Alessandrini (their first was L’Olimpiade). It's a great success. Marking the end of Vivaldi's first period in Venice, it lacks music for Act II. Alessandrini has reconstructed it here using carefully chosen existing music of the composer with the assistance of the musicologist Frédéric Delaméa.