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Myrna Herzog - Choose Life: Music For Solo Viola Da Gamba (2022)

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Myrna Herzog - Choose Life: Music For Solo Viola Da Gamba (2022)

Myrna Herzog - Choose Life: Music For Solo Viola Da Gamba (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | 01:10:50
Classical | Label: Tratore

Myrna Herzog is a well-known figure in the Early Music world, internationally praised as a viola da gamba performer, conductor and researcher in the field of viols. Her ground-braking articles on the Quinton, the English Division Viol, Stradivari's viols and viols in general have appeared in important journals (such as Early Music and the Galpin Society Journal) and books (The Italian Viola da Gamba; Across Centuries and Cultures); she is a contributor to the New Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. She studied cello with Iberê Gomes Grosso, viola da gamba with Judith Davidoff and Wieland Kuijken, and was mentored in conducting by Doron Salomon.

Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)

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Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)

Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 379 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:13
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

In 1743, two years before Rameau's Platee, Boismortier created an extraordinarily modern and madcap "comic ballet", Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse. As the exuberant plot unfurls, Cervantes' hero encounters monsters, enchanters, princesses and people from Japan, making for plenty of offbeat and audacious dances and choruses. Musical beauty rubs shoulders with satirical and irreverent comedy. A choice work for Herve Niquet, who leads his Concert Spirituel with unparalleled energy!

Vito Paternoster, Leonardo Leo Orchestra - Leonardo Leo: Diana Amante (2001)

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Vito Paternoster, Leonardo Leo Orchestra - Leonardo Leo: Diana Amante (2001)

Vito Paternoster, Leonardo Leo Orchestra - Leonardo Leo: Diana Amante (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 570 Mb | Total time: 56:11+57:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 10019/20-2 | Recorded: 1988

Leo was born in San Vito degli Schiavoni (current San Vito dei Normanni, province of Brindisi), then part of the Kingdom of Naples.
He became a student at the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini at Naples in 1703, and was a pupil first of Francesco Provenzale and later of Nicola Fago. It has been supposed that he was a pupil of Pitoni and Alessandro Scarlatti, but he could not possibly have studied with either of these composers, although he was undoubtedly influenced by their compositions. His earliest known work was a sacred drama, L'infedelta abbattuta, performed by his fellow-students in 1712.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (2013)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (2013)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 602 Mb | Total time: 60:06+59:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.395 | Recorded: 2012

Even though it has hardly been performed and rarely recorded “L’Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato” has to be counted as one of Handel’s most beautiful and musically valuable oratorios. Its lack of popularity is solely due to the complexities of performance and the un-dramatic subject matter. In so doing, Handel bestowed some of his best music upon Charles Jennen’s reworking of John Milton’s text. With this recording, Peter Neumann together with the Cologne Chamber Choir and the Collegium Cartusianum have brought this wonderful work to life, guaranteeing that it will sit proudly amongst the other oratorio works of Handel.

Spiritato & Kinga Ujszászi - 17th-Century Sonatas from the Düben Collection (2022)

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Spiritato & Kinga Ujszászi - 17th-Century Sonatas from the Düben Collection (2022)

Spiritato & Kinga Ujszászi - 17th-Century Sonatas from the Düben Collection (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 385 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:28
Classical | Label: Delphian Records

Between 1640 and 1720 the immigrant German Düben family produced three generations of Capellmeisters at Sweden’s wealthy and fashionable Royal Court, where they amassed a huge collection of printed music and manuscripts.The meticulous cataloguing of this collection at Uppsala University has allowed Spiritato’s Kinga Ujszászi to fulfil the ensemble's avowed aim of exploring a vast and little-known repertory. Of particular interest to the group was music that appears to show the first collaborations of the royal Capelle with the separate trumpet corps, bringing trumpets into the context of courtly music and allowing the players to push the boundaries of their instruments and skills.

Lodestar Trio - Bach to Folk (2022)

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Lodestar Trio - Bach to Folk (2022)

Lodestar Trio - Bach to Folk (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:52:53
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Lodestar Trio blaze a trail with their unprecedented ‘baroque meets folk’ repertoire. With renewed interpretations of baroque classics (Bach, Lully, Couperin…), folk tunes and new compositions, they push the boundaries of their mystical and magical Scandinavian string instruments. With Max Baillie on violin, Olav Luksengård Mjelva on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Erik Rydvall on Swedish nyckelharpa, they skilfully showcase the dexterity of each instrument, bringing out new qualities, whilst paying tribute to the roots of a much-honoured musical period.

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

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Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 70:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 694577 | Recorded: 2009

2009 release from L'Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar. L'Arpeggiata has made a speciality of exploring and exploiting the close links between Baroque repertoire and the traditional music of the Latin world and its characteristic forms such as the tarantella, the folia or the canario. On Via Crucis, 'the way of the Cross', the focus is on the pervasive presence of religious feeling in Southern Europe. The Passion of Christ evokes the same fervour in composers such as Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) or Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665) - both active in northern Italy – as it does in the streets of Naples or the villages of Corsica. The two main works in the collection are Sance's extraordinary Stabat Mater and Merula's Hor ch'e tempo di dormire, in which the Virgin Mary lulls her baby to sleep while weeping for his future suffering and both enthrall the listener with a basso ostinato and hypnotic swaying rhythms.

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Baldassare Galuppi: La Caduta di Adamo; Concertos (2008)

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Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Baldassare Galuppi: La Caduta di Adamo; Concertos (2008)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Baldassare Galuppi: La Caduta di Adamo; Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 736 Mb | Total time: 151:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 69616-5 | Recorded: 1977, 1985

Galuppi was a very accomplished composer and harpsichord player by the age of twenty with a reputation in both Venice and Florence. He was a pupil of Marcello and played for Vivaldi. He composed many serious and comic operas as well as much sacred and keyboard music. During his 79 years he travelled to St Petersburg and was well-known to the Tsar‘s family. He collaborated with the famous Italian playwright Goldoni in many projects. Goldoni‘s epigram on Galuppi: “What music! What style! What masterworks!”

Les Paladins & Jérôme Correas - Vivaldi: Tempesta di mare (Live at Fondation Singer - Polignac) (2022)

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Les Paladins & Jérôme Correas - Vivaldi: Tempesta di mare (Live at Fondation Singer - Polignac) (2022)

Les Paladins & Jérôme Correas - Vivaldi: Tempesta di mare (Live at Fondation Singer - Polignac) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:23
Classical | Label: B Records

Jerome Correas and Les Paladins invite you to listen to this new disc on b.records where you travel to the court of Mantua when Vivaldi was composing the Concerto da Camera. The works that make up the Tempesta di Mare are extremely virtuoso and expressive and were written at the time in the composers career when he explored timbres and rhythms resulting in an explosion of colour. To consumer without moderation!

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Locke: Psyche (2022)

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Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Locke: Psyche (2022)

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Locke: Psyche (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 537 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 249 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:47:37
Classical, Opera | Label: harmonia mundi

Inspired by the Psyché created collectively by Lully, Molière, Corneille and Quinault, Locke’s Psyche was a veritable artistic firework display: seeking to vie in splendour with the operas of continental Europe, it luxuriously combined theatre, song, dance, and spectacular machines and scenery. Sébastien Daucé here offers us his splendid reconstruction of this key masterpiece in the history of early English opera.

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

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Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - George Frideric Handel: Organ Concertos Op.7 (2013)

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Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - George Frideric Handel: Organ Concertos Op.7 (2013)

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - George Frideric Handel: Organ Concertos Op.7 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 686 Mb | Total time: 76:40+76:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 912 5612 | Recorded: 1996

Bob van Asperen's recording of Handel's Organ Concertos Op.7 is the newest addition to the Veritas x2 series. Veritas x2 is a series from Virgin Classics devoted to landmark recordings of early Baroque music. Handel's Organ Concertos contain six organ concertos for organ and orchestra. They were written for performance during Handel's oratorios and contain almost entirely original material. Bob van Asperen leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in this recording.

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Antonio Vivaldi: Vespers (1994)

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Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Antonio Vivaldi: Vespers (1994)

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Antonio Vivaldi: Vespers (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 69:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gaudeamus | # CD GAU 137 | Recorded: 1991

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) remains best known as a composer of virtuosic instrumental music, particularly in the form of concertos like The Four Seasons. This CD, first released in 1991, demonstrates that Vivaldi’s large-scale sacred choral music is equally stunning.

Julie Scolnik & Sophie Scolnik-Brower - J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas for Flute & Piano (2022)

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Julie Scolnik & Sophie Scolnik-Brower - J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas for Flute & Piano (2022)

Julie Scolnik & Sophie Scolnik-Brower - J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas for Flute & Piano (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 420 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 205 Mb | 01:29:31
Classical | Label: Navona Records

When Johann Sebstian Bach composed his flute sonatas, the flute was in it's infancy as a replacement for the popular recorder. Nevertheless, his musical genius rings out as richly layered harmony and emotions exude from each fluently written piece on J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas for Flute & Piano. On this two-disc recording, the mother-daughter duo of flutist Julie Scolnik, lauded by the Boston Globe for her "urgency full of fire that melts into disarming delicacy," and pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower further amplify Bach's expressiveness, swapping the usual harpsichord for piano to deepen the dynamics and phrasing throughout the compositions.

Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - George Frideric Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" Opera Arias (2010)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - George Frideric Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" Opera Arias (2010)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - George Frideric Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" Opera Arias (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 64:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 6945740 1 | Recorded: 2009

Max Emanuel Cencic accurately describes himself as a mezzo-soprano rather than a counter tenor. His tone, while pure, is colorfully nuanced, nothing like the blanched purity that was once (but is thankfully no longer) stereotypical of counter tenors. A lifetime of singing the most advanced repertoire has given him a confident technique, exceptionally sure intonation, astonishing vocal power, and an effortless-sounding flexibility; at the age of six he sang the Queen of the Night's "Der Hölle Rache on Zagreb" television, and he went on to become a soloist with the Vienna Boys' Choir. On this album he tackles some of Handel's most virtuosic and demanding mezzo arias, most of them relatively unfamiliar. /quote]