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Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini - Veracini: Complete Overtures and Concertos, Vol. 1 (1995)

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Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini - Veracini: Complete Overtures and Concertos, Vol. 1 (1995)

Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini - Veracini: Complete Overtures and Concertos, Vol. 1 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:16 | 387 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553412

Here one finds an historically informed and wholly satisfying approach that has spring in its step in the exuberant allegros and beguiling grace and tenderness in the slow movements. Again, Naxos has mounted a formidable challenge to the full-price competition with a well-recorded release that is a steal at the price.

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

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Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 579 Mb | Total time: 128:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 30009 | Recorded: 1979, 1991

Germany's Accent label has released a series of twin-CD sets featuring the Baroque flute recordings made by Barthold Kuijken, sometimes (as here) accompanied by his cello-playing brother Wieland. The originals date back to the late '70s, when Kuijken was one of the Dutch specialists who brought historical performance out of the too-precious phase, and they still sound good. This release pairs a 1979 set of French flute sonatas from the middle eighteenth century with a 1991 group of Italian works of the same period. The two discs, both recorded in Belgian churches, don't have exactly the same ambiance, but the pairing is an intelligent one, making this a good pick from among the various discs available.

La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

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La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

La Tempestad, Olalla Alemán, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 57:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Antigua Aranjuez | # MAA 006 | Recorded: 2007

La Tempestad se ha presentado al público en Festivales como los de Aranjuez, Cádiz, Sevilla, Marbella, Murcia, Santillana del Mar, Valladolid, Almería, Daroca, Zaragoza, etc. Sus miembros, formados en importantes conservatorios europeos (Toulouse, Viena, Amsterdam, La Haya), han formado parte de Al Ayre Español, La Real Cámara, El Concierto Español, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the XVIII Century, European Union Baroque Orchestra, La Stravaganza, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, etc., con quienes han actuado por España, Europa, Israel y China.

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

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Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari: Violin sonatas in 18th-century Italy (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 62:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923412 | Recorded: 2019

In the course of his illustrious career, Fabio Biondi has nurtured a remarkable empathy with Italian music from across many centuries, but strikingly so with the early Baroque violin sonata repertory, the development of which was dramatically propelled into the future by Arcangelo Corelli with his Op 5 collection. It is this empathy possessed by Biondi which has inspired the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (from its bowed instrument collection) to make him a loan of the precious 1690 “Tuscan” violin made by Antonio Stradivari, for this Glossa recording.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 8099 | Recorded: 2014

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers; audiences have always been fascinated by both musical prowess and behind the scenes goings-on. The battle for prestige and fame was heated and passionate in the Baroque era, with legendary rivalries. Fiercely competitive, Cuzzoni and Bordoni were among the most acclaimed divas of the age, resorting to fisticuffs on stage. Present-day prima donnas Genaux, Prina, Nesi and Basso now follow in the footsteps of their fervid predecessors, presenting on disc a tongue-in-cheek survey of standout arias for mezzo soprano and contralto.

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco feat. Federico Guglielmo - Veracini: Overtures & Concerti, Vol. 2 (2020)

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Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco feat. Federico Guglielmo - Veracini: Overtures & Concerti, Vol. 2 (2020)

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco feat. Federico Guglielmo - Veracini: Overtures & Concerti, Vol. 2 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 359 MB | Tracks: 22 | 56:17 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

Gugliemo and his ensemble L'Arte dell'Arco ("The Art of the Bow") devoted to the Florentine violinist-composer Franceso Maria Veracini considered in the 18th century as the greatest violinist of his time, even before Corelli, Tartini or Vivaldi. It was in London that Veracini had his most resounding successes as a violinist at the Queen’s Theather. We then find him in Dresden where his talent was questioned by rivals who put him in a real rage to the point of throwing himself from the top of a window. Lame, he settled in Prague before leaving for London, but his boat sank during the crossing of the English Channel.

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

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Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 79:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV 2257 | Recorded: 2011

Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima s 10th release for Avie coinciding with the label s 10th anniversary has all the hallmarks that have made the Vivaldi specialists one of the best-selling and acclaimed period-instrument bands performing today. As with the chart-topping French Connection 2 (AVR 2218), which featured the world-premiere recording of the flute concerto Il Gran Mogol, Adrian has once again unearthed numerous works from this period, recorded for the first time.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 70:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45588 2 | Recorded: 2002

One tends to associate the virtuoso violin repertoire with the 19th century, but in their own way these five sonatas, written between 1714 and 1743, offer an equally dazzling display of speed, facility, bow control and tonal variety. No wonder: the composers were among the foremost violin virtuosos of their time, as well as tireless innovators of technique and style; several even wrote treatises on violin playing. The earliest, and least familiar, is Michele Mascitti, a Neapolitan who moved to Paris when he was 30. His "Psyché," the program's only piece in a major key, is a divertissement in ten short "tableaux" on the theme of Cupid and Psyche, with the violin and continuo as the two protagonists. Refined and elegant, varied in texture, expression and character, it ranges from tender love songs to slow and fast dances, including a wild Badinage.