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Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

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Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs
Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor)
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale; Nicholas McGegan, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 648 Mb | Artwork included | 02:18:32
Classical, Baroque | Label: philharmonia BAROQUE | # PBP09

The San Francisco Chronicle called Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra” after Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan presented acclaimed western hemisphere premiere performances in October 2015. PBO and McGegan are delighted to be the first to record this newly-discovered 300 year old serenata. After Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI acquired the kingdom of Naples in a treaty, the Neapolitans commissioned their court composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, to compose a grand serenata to celebrate the birth of Charles VI’s son, prince John Leopold. Scarlatti wrote the piece within a few weeks and it was performed to audiences in Naples immediately following the birth. Unfortunately, just months after La Gloria di Primavera premiered, the celebrated infant died and the incredible work was forgotten.

]Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Héloïse Gaillard, Ensemble Amarillis - Portraits de la Folie (2020)

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]Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Héloïse Gaillard, Ensemble Amarillis - Portraits de la Folie (2020)

Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Héloïse Gaillard, Ensemble Amarillis - Portraits de la Folie (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 67:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM902646 | Recorded: 2019

Having been relegated to a moral space of exclusion and fear in the Middle Ages, madness subsequently became a major social phenomenon. Brought under control and personified as 'Folly' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it provided scope for social and moral criticism, leading composers and librettists to give it a prominent place on the operatic stage. Here Stphanie d'Oustrac and the Amarillis ensemble present its multiple facets, from seduction to passionate love, from despair to joy, revealing the underlying truths of humanity in the Baroque era.

The New World Ensemble, Ettore Stratta - Hooked On Classics 4: Baroque (1982) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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The New World Ensemble, Ettore Stratta - Hooked On Classics 4: Baroque (1982) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

The New World Ensemble, Ettore Stratta - Hooked On Classics 4: Baroque (1982) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical Crossover | Label: Digimode | # HD 2004 | Time: 00:47:10

Hooked on Classics 4: Baroque is an album by the New World Ensemble, published as part of the Hooked on Classics series. Hooked on Classics 4 - Baroque differs from the previous three Hooked on Classics albums in that it is not performed by the same group or conductor. The first three were released by RCA Records and performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Louis Clark, conductor).

Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (1982)

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Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (1982)

Joshua Rifkin, The Bach Ensemble - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 462 Mb | Total time: 106:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nonesuch | 9 79036-2 | Recorded: 1981, 1982

When Joshua Rifkin began recording Bach vocal works to demonstrate his one-singer-per-part thesis, he started not with the lightly scored early cantatas but rather with the Holy of Holies–the B-Minor Mass. (Don't accuse the man of starting small.) Predictably, outrage ensued: detractors far outnumbered supporters at the time (though this seems to be gradually changing). Musicology or not, Rifkin's approach works. Bach's florid vocal parts are far more negotiable for soloists than for chorus; period instruments never overwhelm the voices. Certainly the standard of baroque- instrument playing, particularly brass, has improved since 1980; but Rifkin's instrumentalists, especially woodwinds, are quite listenable.

Stéphanie Paulet & Elisabeth Geiger - J.S. Bach: Intuitions (2021)

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Stéphanie Paulet & Elisabeth Geiger - J.S. Bach: Intuitions (2021)

Stéphanie Paulet & Elisabeth Geiger - J.S. Bach: Intuitions (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:22
Classical | Label: Paraty Records

Exploring J.S. Bach’s works with new eyes, chamber music, intuition and reinterpretation: Our duo aims to shine a light on the lively and improvised elements of baroque music. Through modulations of speed and pressure on its strings, the violin brings into play its own colours, adding the presence of string instruments to the existing organ register. The unique design of Charolles’ organ (see Quentin Blumenroeder’s text) renders the blend of these sound-textures beautifully.

Elinor Frey - Antonio Vandini: Complete Works (2021)

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Elinor Frey - Antonio Vandini: Complete Works (2021)

Elinor Frey - Antonio Vandini: Complete Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:16
Classical | Label: Passacaille

Cellist Elinor Frey and Passacaille Records will announce the release of the new album, Antonio Vandini: Complete Works, presenting the six sonatas and one concerto of one of the most noteworthy and fascinating Italian cellist-composers of the 18th century, to be released on the Passacaille label in Europe on January 4th and worldwide on February 1st.

Wolfgang Helbich, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - The Apocryphal Bach Motets, BWV Anh. 159-165 (1994)

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Wolfgang Helbich, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - The Apocryphal Bach Motets, BWV Anh. 159-165 (1994)

Wolfgang Helbich, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - The Apocryphal Bach Motets, BWV Anh. 159-165 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:72 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 235-2 | Recorded: 1993

This release offers four works [by] Johann Ernst Bach (1722-77), Johann Christoph Altnikol (1719-59), Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749), and Georg Gottfried Wagner (1698-1756)…The level of craftsmanship in these works is indicative of Bach's art. Stylistically, they range from the foursquare formality of the baroque to the charm of the emerging rococo…The singing is light-toned and agile, with proper weight of emotion and excellent dynamic range…

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

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Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambronay | # AMY002 | Time: 01:05:13

Reflecting the exceptional sound-world of Ambronay Abbey, Ambronay's CDs initiate musical experiences opening up a world of imagination and emotions. 'A new invention for Maria Barbara? The Queen of Spain and Portugal ordered from Bratolomeo Cristofori, creator of the pianoforte, five of his percious instruments for her music master, Domenico Scarlatti. Denzil Wraight, pre-eminent specialist of early Italian keyboards, has built the magnificent 56-note single-manual Cristofori-Ferrini instrument used on this recording - from which Aline Zylberajch unfolds a wealth of colours and shades hitherto unknown. An aesthetic, emotional revelation.

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}

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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}

Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.5 - English, French and Italian Madrigals (2006) {6CD Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.94 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.99 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Vanguard Classics / Musical Concepts | MC 196
Classical / Choral / Vocal Music / Madrigals

I grew up listening these recordings in LP. I always loved these charming performances of selected English, French, and Italian madrigals. At last we have these musical treasures in six Vanguard boxes. The dean of the countertenors, Alfred Deller, didn`t have a beautiful voice, but, as Callas among the sopranos, was instead, a very great singer and performer. Everything he and the ensemble sing is witty or moving. Not all the voices singing in the Deller Ensemble were really fine, but there is an outstanding unity in every piece and in the whole thing.

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

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Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Johann Sebastian - Carl Philipp Emanuel - Wilhelm Friedemann - Johann Christian

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295888466

With his 2017 release on Erato, Jean Rondeau illustrates the beginnings of the harpsichord concerto, which can be traced from the Baroque masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach through the early Classical period, represented here by works of his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Johann Christian Bach. While this celebrated musical dynasty contributed to many forms in the 18th century, the keyboard concerto was given a special, innovative treatment by the Bachs, who effectively put the genre on the map.

Michel Godard - Castel del Monte (2000) {Enja}

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Michel Godard - Castel del Monte (2000) {Enja}

Michel Godard - Castel del Monte (2000) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 491MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Baroque

The Castel del Monte near Ruvo di Puglia, Southern Italy, was the last and most beautiful building of Frederick II (1194-1250), Roman emperor and King of Sicily. It dominates the Apulian landscape like a white crystal, a fata morgana beyond time and space whose original purpose will probably be a mystery forever. When German producer Achim Hebgen and French musician Michel Godard visited the castle together, they felt there should be music created in and for the building - music that is simultaneously in the past, the present and the future. Cooperating with some of the finest musicians from Italy, France and Switzerland (most of them known from the project La Banda), they imagined a timeless musical synthesis based on old forms (e.g. chaconne, folia, tarantella), yet open to the inspiring eternal atmosphere of the mysterious Castel del Monte.

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

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Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 76:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC72737 | Recorded: 2016

Fabio Bonizzoni, one of Baroque music performance leading conductors of our time, and his group La Risonanza make their debut on Challenge Classics with Dido and Aeneas, Purcell's operatic masterpiece. It is coupled with The Love of Mars and Venus by John Eccles and Gottfried Finger, Purcell's near contemporaries. Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, composed in the 1680s, is arguably the most beloved and best-known opera in English. Bonizzoni says: "The charm of this opera is in that it contains everything, like Cervantes' Don Quixote: any life experience is within it. Love, hate, death, dream, despair, the innocent and the wicked play.

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais - Suitte D'un Gout Etranger, Pieces De Viole Du IV Livre, 1717 (2006) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA 9851}

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Jordi Savall - Marin Marais - Suitte D'un Gout Etranger, Pieces De Viole Du IV Livre, 1717 (2006) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA 9851}

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais - Suitte D'un Gout Etranger, Pieces De Viole Du IV Livre, 1717 (2006) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA 9851}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 576 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 257 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 630 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Alia Vox | AVSA 9851 A+B | DSD mastering
Classical / Chamber Music / Baroque

French composer Marin Marais (1656-1728) was remarkably prolific, writing nearly 600 compositions for viola da gamba, as well as many operas. One of his major collections of music for the gamba is Suitte d'un Gôut Etranger, a collection of 33 short works written, according to the composer, "to stretch the skill of those who do not like easy pieces." Jordi Savall, the most acclaimed gamba player of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries, who is responsible for bringing many of Marais' works to light, plays with extraordinary virtuosity and expressiveness.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner - William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner - William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017

William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Capriccio (Encore Series) | # C8006 | 01:01:42

Capriccio Encore is a series of re-releases of the most famous recordings from Capriccio’s back catalogue, fully re-mastered and competitively priced. The legendary recordings of artists such as Sandor Végh, Ton Koopman, Sir Neville Marriner and the Vienna Boys’ Choir also contain repertoire highlights that have a particularly special appeal, from the baroque to the present day. This Encore release features William Boyce's 8 Symphonies, performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, lead by Sir Neville Marriner.