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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.

Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra - Zelenka: Complete Orchestral Works (2001)

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Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra - Zelenka: Complete Orchestral Works (2001)

Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra - Zelenka: Complete Orchestral Works (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 896 Mb | Total time: 177:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 897-2 | Recorded: 1996, 1998, 1999

We badly need a complete set of Zelenka's orchestra works, as Arkiv's edition has long vanished into the remainder bins, and this one (previously issued as three separate CDs) fits the bill nicely. Although the players use "authentic instruments", their sound is comparatively warm and gentle, though this doesn't mean that they don't handle with aplomb the insanely virtuosic horn parts in the Capriccios, or the bubbling wind writing in the Concerto. The inclusion of the overture from Melodrama de S. Wenceslao makes an interesting bonus, with its fascinating opposition of simultaneous duple and triple rhythms.

Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)

Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 65:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Concerto | 2101 | Recorded: 2009

The main theme of this work of the Ensemble Chiaroscuro follows closely that of the first disc (also produced by Concerto Classics, “Baroque Enchantment”): the proposal is to collect a series of pieces to form a sort of concert program, in order to tell a true story in music, hence the title “Cello Tales”. The listener will in fact be led, through the notes of Antonio Fantinuoli cello, in a journey of rediscovery of the great masters and pioneers of the leading instrument of this recording, unearthed by a careful research of ancient manuscripts done by the same artist.

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

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Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 867 Mb | Total time: 177:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 483 0004 | Recorded: 2015

New love, position, power, revenge, disguise, mistaken identity, complications and passionate devotion – the full spectrum of baroque opera seria is here in this new recording of Pergolesi’s ‘Adriano In Siria’. Franco Fagioli leads the cast, alongside Romina Basso, Yuriy Mynenko, Dilyara Idrisova, Juan Sancho and Cigdem Soyarslan, accompanied by the exuberant Polish orchestra Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus. Famed for his Stabat Mater, Pergolesi died aged just 26 but had already completed four opera seria; ‘Adriano in Siria’ is the third of these and has a libretto by Metastasio.

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

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Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 616 Mb | Total time: 79:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar ‎| RIC 269 | Recorded: 2008

Henri IV of France married Maria de' Medici in 1600. A new art-form - opera - played an important role in the wedding celebrations in Florence, with Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice being performed on 6 October at the Palazzo Pitti. Giulio Caccini, however, was clearly in some opposition to his illustrious colleague and beat him to publication; his own version of the same Rinuccini libretto appeared in print in December of the same year. Caccini's lyricism, emotion and skilled vocal writing show clearly that his L'Euridice is the true forerunner of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Ricercar now proudly presents this world premiere recording of Caccini's masterpiece.

Duo Coloquintes - Couperin en tête à tête (2020)

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Duo Coloquintes - Couperin en tête à tête (2020)

Duo Coloquintes - Couperin en tête à tête (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 54:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Référence | SEC01 | Recorded: 2018

Après un premier disque consacré à Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667), le Duo Coloquintes s’intéresse à Louis Couperin (1626-1661) et enregistre cinq suites extraites des manuscrits pour clavier, transcrites ici pour violon et viole de gambe. On y trouvera des danses aux côtés de pièces d’orgue ou encore de la Piémontaise, et de quelques Fantaisies. Les œuvres de ce programme sont extraites des manuscrits de Parville, Bauyn, et Guy Oldham.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 60:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B885 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | 09026 61205 2 | Recorded: 1991

The contralto Nathalie Stutzmann was not yet 30 years of age when she made this extraordinarily dramatic recording of arias from Handels Italian operas. It showcases her impressive depth of tone, a voice of tremendous indeed, in these days, almost unrivalled projection that inevitably brings to mind the great contraltos of yore from Clara Butt to Marian Anderson. Stutzmann was, and remains, however, an entirely modern artist, who has continued to innovate in her choice of repertoire and musical partners.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 64:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B857 | Recorded: 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology. The main aim of the J.S. Bach Foundation's ambitious project is to provide a living Bach experience for today's listeners and to deepen our understanding of the great composer's works.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 49:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B672 | Recorded: 2011, 2018, 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)

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Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)

Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 62:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029590599 | Recorded: 2004, 2005

Richly colourful in Mozart and Vivaldi: Her velvety, versatile timbre makes mezzo-soprano Elına Garanča one of the outstanding singers of the present day, of that there can be no doubt. She followed up her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Festival with two celebrated CD releases in 2005 that laid the foundation of her rich discography: a Mozart recital and the world premiere of Vivaldi’s opera Bajazet. The present album combines the loveliest moments from these recordings.

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

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Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.

Daniel Stepner - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (2013)

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Daniel Stepner - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (2013)

Daniel Stepner - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 707 Mb | Total time: 137:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur Records‎ | CRC3283-84 | Recorded: 1989-2012

Daniel Stepner, a specialist in early music, whose positions have included concertmaster of Boston Baroque, Concertmaster of the Boston Handel and Haydn society, and violinist for the Boston Museum Trio, among others, turns in great performances.

Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)

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Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)

Estévan Velardi, Camerata Ligure - Alessandro Stradella: Il Barcheggio (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 476 Mb | Total time: 49:15+49:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB2102/03 | Recorded: 1990

Alessandro Stradella was an important early composer of trumpet music. Like Melani, he worked in Rome for much of his career, though by 1681, when he wrote the wedding cantata Il barcheggio, he was living in Genoa; he was murdered in a Genoese street the following February and Il barcheggio is said to have been his last work.

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

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Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Artwork included | 01:00:40
Classical | Label: Animus Cristofori

The harpsichord by Thomas Culliford (Longman & Broderip) from 1785 is one of the very few remaining English harpsichords in Italy. It is the only harpsichord by Culliford with a single manual, with its original registers and jacks and especially with its unchanged Machine stop. The restoration included a thorough cleaning and consolidation of unglued components, especially the cleaning of the soundboard and the consolidation of the inlay work on the front board. Some of the strings which were identified as being original were carefully documented and examined.