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Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

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Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 71:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C998201 | Recorded: 2019

Venezuelan born male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel. Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this release, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano. This album is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing.

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 77:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chateau de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS033 | Recorded: 2020

Two countertenors for Pergolesis Stabat Mater: this is the resurrection of the first performance in France of this work, introduced by two Italian Castratos from the Royal Chapel of Louis XV, who were enthusiastic propagators of it both at Court and at the Concert Spirituel. Paris was conquered and saw in it the revolutionary mark of a Neapolitan genius, who alas passed away so young. Pergolesi, shortly before his death at the age of 26 and affected by illness, expressed the Virgins suffering with the language of passion more typical of opera.

Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Samuel Mariño, Filippo Mineccia, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolèse & Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:31
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

These Stabat maters represent a deep-rooted exploration of the solemnity of the sacred and the operatic aspect of musical writing, both in the sombre and plaintive tonality of F minor. Comparing these masterpieces, that of Antonio Vivaldi (1712) and that of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1736), allowing them to resonate in the acoustics of the Royal Chapel of the Château de Versailles, just as they could have been heard in the 18th century, inspires and awakens a desire for balance between internalised faith – spirituality, and externalised faith – splendour. Pergolesi's work was very popular in France. Given on the occasion of the feast of the Virgin, the Stabat mater dolorosa is based on a 13th century liturgical text by Jacopone da Todi, reintroduced by Pope Benedict XIII in 1727.