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Sara Mingardo - Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (arr. Henze), Siegfried Idyll, Träume; Sciarrino: Languire a Palernmo (2021)

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Sara Mingardo - Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (arr. Henze), Siegfried Idyll, Träume; Sciarrino: Languire a Palernmo (2021)

Sara Mingardo, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto & Marco Angius - Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (arr. Henze), Siegfried Idyll, Träume; Sciarrino: Languire a Palernmo (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | 01:00:36
Classical, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

Richard Wagner began composing his Wesendonck Lieder during a stay in Zurich between November and December 1857. Originally conceived for female voice and piano alone, the five songs were later orchestrated, first by the Austrian conductor and composer Felix Mottl in 1893, and then later in 1976 by the German composer Hans Werner Henze, in a chamber setting. In fact Wagner had already orchestrated a version of "Träume” to be performed by chamber orchestra (with violin playing the voice part) on the occasion of his wife Minna’s birthday in 1857. Later, in 1870, for his second wife Cosima’s 33rd birthday, he enacted a similar gesture. Mixing new motifs with themes from his Ring cycle, he composed the Siegfried Idyll and had it performed by a small orchestra as a birthday surprise.

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: L'incoronazione di Dario (2014)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: L'incoronazione di Dario (2014)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: L'incoronazione di Dario (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 769 Mb | Total time: 64:34+68:57+43:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30553 | Recorded: 2013

'L’incoronazione di Dario' must be considered one of Vivaldi’s most successful operas. Immediately opening with exceptional arias, it moves at a rapid pace, holding the listener’s attention throughout. Recitatives are interspersed with arioso interludes and there no less than eight 'big' numbers sure to join the ranks of 'Vivaldi’s best opera arias'. The excellent cast acts out this drama with conviction: Anders Dahlin’s sings Dario, with impeccable intonation and stunning coloratura passages; Sara Mingardo, as Statira, brings great depth and beauty, most especially in her Act 2 solo Cantata accompanied only by viola da gamba.

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 22939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Latin, Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: Latin, Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbados successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a 'tribute to Claudio', the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbados unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.

Silvia Frigato, Sara Mingardo, Gambe di Legno - Al Cielo: Duetti da Camera di Benedetto Marcello (2012)

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Silvia Frigato, Sara Mingardo, Gambe di Legno - Al Cielo: Duetti da Camera di Benedetto Marcello (2012)

Silvia Frigato, Sara Mingardo, Gambe di Legno - Al Cielo: Duetti da Camera di Benedetto Marcello (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 443 Mb | Total time: 77:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo | # fb 1210192 | Recorded: 2012

Before the early 20th century, any list of significant Western composers would have included Benedetto Marcello. Through his advocacy of a return to the proportional values and simplicity of ancient Roman civilization, he helped set the stage for the Classical era in Western music, soon to unseat the aesthetic norms of the Baroque in which he lived.

Andrea Marcon, Orchestra Barocca di Venezia - Francesco Cavalli: L'Orione (2001)

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Andrea Marcon, Orchestra Barocca di Venezia - Francesco Cavalli: L'Orione (2001)

Andrea Marcon, Orchestra Barocca di Venezia - Francesco Cavalli: L'Orione (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 816 Mb | Total time: 53:35+43:37+58:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mondo Musica | MFON 22249 | Recorded: 1998

Cavalli composed more than 40 operas. Less than a dozen have been recorded. L'Orione an opera in three acts and a prologue is about No. 27 and was first heard in Milan in 1653 to celebrate the election of Ferdinand IV as King of the Romans. This September 27, 1998 performance (in a new critical edition by Andrea Marcon derived from the manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice) in Venice is the first in the modem era. The plot is derived from the ancient Greek legend of the giant Orion told in Ovid's Fasti, rewritten in Natale Conte's Mythologiae, and finally dramatized in Francesco Meloslo's libretto for Cavalli. The libretto takes the opportunity for humor, using the plight of the blind Orion to make fun of the gods, as was common in so many Venetian librettos of the time.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Riccardo Primo (1996)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Riccardo Primo (1996)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Riccardo Primo (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 998 Mb | Total time: 73:48+56:05+67:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre ‎| # 452 201-2 | Recorded: 1995

Rescue operas are not what one is used to associating with Handel, yet that, in a sense, is what this is. Costanza, a princess of Navarre, has been shipwrecked on Cyprus, where she now awaits the arrival of her betrothed, Richard the Lionheart (yes, the same). The island's tyrannical ruler, Isacio, fancies her for himself, however, and spends the entire opera trying to prevent the intended union from going ahead, first by sending Riccardo his daughter Pulcheria instead, and, when that has failed thanks to Pulcheria's brave entreaties, by imprisoning Costanza and declaring war. Only with his final defeat by Riccardo's army, aided by Pulcheria's own fiancé Oronte, do things finally turn out happily.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

On July 16, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic paid tribute to their late maestro, playing within the confines of the imposing Salzburg Cathedral in von Karajans hometown of Salzburg. Among other works, the orchestra performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626, featuring soprano Karita Mattila, contralto Sara Mingardo, tenor Michael Schade and bass baritone Bryn Terfel as soloists. Soprano Rachel Harnisch appeared as soloist on the two complementing arias Betrachte dies mein Herz und frage mich and Laudate Dominum.

Alan Curtis, IL Complesso Barocco - Handel: Lotario (2004)

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Alan Curtis, IL Complesso Barocco - Handel: Lotario (2004)

Alan Curtis, IL Complesso Barocco - Handel: Lotario (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 837 Mb | Total time: 79:30+77:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 82876 58797 2 | Recorded: 2004

First performed in 1729 and quickly forgotten, Lotario is a worthy work with plenty of effective arias and a duet, with characters and intrigues that demand attention. Conductor Alan Curtis explains in the liner notes that he has cut the recitatives and an aria or two in order to get the work onto two CDs. I can’t argue with his decision, and it’s good to have such a fine performance of this unknown work available. Curtis breathes life into each aria and paces the recitatives wisely. He takes time over the warm, loving arias and doesn’t give in to the temptation to rip into the allegros.

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)

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Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d’Astrée - Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Linear PCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 3 ch) | 138 min | 7,62 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, English | Recorded: 2016

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has firmly established itself as France’s preeminent summer festival and is a key fixture on the international festival calendar. It is particularly in the field of opera that the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence continues to break new ground and this release from the 2016 festival demonstrates that. In this new staging – a coproduction with the Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen – Emmanuelle Haïm directs Le Concert d’Astrée with a star-studded cast including Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, Michael Spyres, and exclusive Erato artist Sabine Devieilhe.

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.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater; Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11] - Stabat Mater;  Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Gloria (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 11]: Antonio Pappano, Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Stabat Mater, Petite Messe solennelle, Messa di Gloria; Georges Cziffra - Improvisations & Transcriptions (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 891 Mb | Total time: 65:27+75:49+81:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1957, 1959, 1992, 2010, 2012

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

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Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma: Handel, Stradella, Muffat, Scarlatti, Corelli (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 70:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30565 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

Handel, Scarlatti, Corelli, Stradella, Muffat … From 1650 to the beginning of the eighteenth century, Rome exercised an immense power in attracting composers from all over Europe and experienced an intense moment of musical activity, because of - or in spite of - the papal administration. It was a prosperous period with a melting pot of influences. The programme devised here by the Roman conductor, Rinaldo Alessandrini, offers a complete and personal vision of the time, passionate and secular, lyrical (made sublime by Sandrine Piau) and orchestral, romantic in every way. Rinaldo Alessandrini is one of the leading figures in the international early music scene.

Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)

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Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)

Sara Mingardo sings Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 65:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OP 30373 | Recorded: 1997-2002

Italian singer Sara Mingardo is considered among the more important contraltos of her generation. Her repertory is broad, encompassing works by composers from Monteverdi to Britten, though she has scored some of her greatest successes in operas and sacred music of the Baroque.

Peter Kopp, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus; Galuppi: Laetatus sum, Nisi Dominus (2006)

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Peter Kopp, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus; Galuppi: Laetatus sum, Nisi Dominus (2006)

Peter Kopp, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert, Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus; Galuppi: Laetatus sum, Nisi Dominus, Lauda Jerusalem (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 68:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 6145 | Recorded: 2006

Vivaldi discoveries are not infrequent. …a third D major setting by the composer of the Vespers psalm Dixit Dominus, appears here on disc for the first time. It is a splendid piece: with scoring including woodwind and trumpet, it begins with a brief but dazzling chorus and concludes with a rewardingly worked fugue. Among the several intervening sections, a duet for two tenors, highly ornamented and vivaciously sung by Paul Agnew and Thomas Cooley, the chorus 'Juravit Dominus' and a contralto aria… sung with sensibility by Sara Mingardo.

Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2003)

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Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2003)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (2003)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 456 Mb | Total time: 53:23+45:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 45557 2 | Recorded: 2002

This is an excellent recording of Handel's "other" Acis – an Italian cantata he composed during a visit to Naples ten years before he wrote the more famous English masque Acis and Galatea. Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée play with pathos, imagination, and impeccable style, never forgetting that, in a work for such intimate forces, maintaining musical momentum and variety is the key to success. Sandrine Piau (Aci), Sara Mingardo (Galatea), and Laurent Naouri (Polifemo) are perfectly cast; Piau's crystalline soprano and Mingardo's warm, full-bodied mezzo blend wonderfully in their duets, sounding as if they have sung together for years, and both of them deliver spectacular solo moments.