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Sophie Karthäuser, Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge - Haydn: L'Impatiente (2019)

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Sophie Karthäuser, Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge - Haydn: L'Impatiente (2019)

Sophie Karthäuser, Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge - Haydn: L'Impatiente (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 61:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP 210 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

The Haydn series continues with the Paris Symphony no 87. Julien Chauvin and his orchestra keep shaking us up with historical instruments listening Haydn’s works and several other forgotten scores from the same period. All of them were commissioned for the Concert de la Loge Olympique - ancestor and model for Julien Chauvin and his musicians - and all of them sank into oblivion during the 19th century, except for Haydn’s symphonies. The release offers an opportunity to experience some rare works of Grétry, Lemoyne and Ragué and to revive the success that they once knew.

René Jacobs, B'Rock Orchestra Ghent - George Frideric Handel: Orlando (2014)

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René Jacobs, B'Rock Orchestra Ghent - George Frideric Handel: Orlando (2014)

René Jacobs, B'Rock Orchestra Ghent - George Frideric Handel: Orlando (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 952 Mb | Total time: 77:15+82:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 479 2199 | Recorded: 2013

Celebrated Handelian René Jacobs, 'the most exciting opera conductor of the day' (Münchner Merkur), leads the dynamic, exquisitely honed Ghent ensemble and an outstanding cast in one of the composer's most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations. The title role, written for the legendary Senesino, is sung by its finest modern exponent, Bejun Mehta, 'one of the most commanding, exhilarating countertenors of the modern era' (New York Times).

Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)

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Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)

Sophie Karthäuser, Stéphane Degout, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Debussy: Harmonie du soir: Mélodies (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 421 Mb | Total time: 125:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902306.07 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

This generous song recital of Debussy Mélodies features soprano Sophie Karthäuser and baritone Stéphane Degout, accompanied by pianists Eugene Asti and Alain Planès. Drawing on Symbolist and Impressionist poets, this program, including Trois Ballades de François Villon and Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire, showcases some of the composer's finest cycles. For Debussy, the artistic journey is first and foremost a matter of color.

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

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Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, Gérard Lesne, Christina Pluhar - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,74 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Armide | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch | Recorded: 2003

Studio Armide represents magnificent documentary film Olivier Simonnet «Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles». Marc-Antoine Charpentier never had an official function at the court of Louis XIV. In 2004 Versailles finally opened its doors to him for the tercentennial commemorations of his death. The finest performers of baroque music, from Jordi Savall to Christophe Rousset, played the most important works of the time in the Royal Chapel opera house, as well as in the chateau salons and galleries: from instrumental music (Lully’s Alceste) to vocal music (Actéon), from lyric tragedy (Médée) to sacred music (Missa assumpta est Maria). The life of this collaborator of Molière’s and cultural life under Louis XIV are enriched by the participation of conductors and musicians.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: Faramondo (2009)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: Faramondo (2009)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: Faramondo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 894 Mb | Total time: 65:59+48:52+51:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 2 16611 2 9 | Recorded: 2008

Until it was revived in the late twentieth century, Handel's opera Faramondo was performed just eight times in London in 1738 and then fell into obscurity. According to the conventions of Italian opera of the period, men's roles were often written for women, in spite of the lack of dramatic realism, and the use of castrati was common, so higher voices strongly predominate. Handel wrote the title role, which would have gone to a castrato, usually a male alto, for Cafarelli, who had the range of a mezzo-soprano.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo (2013)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo (2013)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 80:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902155 | Recorded: 2013

This Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente proloata (The Seven Words of the Dying Christ on the Cross) was rediscovered nearly a century ago, and scholars down through the years have reached differing conclusions as to whether or not the work was really by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, as one manuscript claimed. More and more copies surfaced, and finally the discovery by musicologist Reinhard Fehling of a new set of parts at an Austrian monastery in 2009 showed that the work was at the very least popular over a good part of Europe, and the forces represented here gave the work its modern-day premiere performance and first recording.