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Rossana Bertini, Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana - George Frideric Handel: Duetti Italiani (2002)

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Rossana Bertini, Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana - George Frideric Handel: Duetti Italiani (2002)

Rossana Bertini, Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana - George Frideric Handel: Duetti Italiani (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 66:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus Records | # C 9620 | Recorded: 1997

Composed in three different moments (in Italy, Hanover and London), these delicious duets contain a lot of music that Handel later reused in great works like The Messiah, The Passion of Brockers, Solomon, Jubilate de Chandos, Alcina, Aquatic Music, Esther, Belshazzar , Judas Macabeo, Deborah or the Jubilate of Utrecht, to name a few. Technically very difficult, these jewels contain movements of great beauty and passages of enormous virtuosity that demonstrate not only the brilliance of Handel's vocal writing, but its insurmountable melodic sense and musical imagery. Rossana Bertini and Claudio Cavina, founders of Concerto Italiano, demonstrate the reason why they are considered among the most important specialists in baroque singing.

Freiburger Barockorchester - Georg Philipp Telemann: "Musique de table" The Complete Tafelmus (2010)

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Freiburger Barockorchester - Georg Philipp Telemann: "Musique de table" The Complete Tafelmus (2010)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz, Petra Müllejans - Georg Philipp Telemann: "Musique de table" The Complete Tafelmusik (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,25 Gb | Total time: 242:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902042.45 | Recorded: 2009

Tafelmusik (table music) is a term used since the mid-16th century for music played at feasts and banquets. Some of the most significant composers of Tafelmusik included Johann Schein and Michael Praetorius, who wrote about the genre in his Syntagma musicum of 1619. Composed in 1733, Telemann s Tafelmusik has been compared as a collection to the renowned Brandenburg Concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach in clearly demonstrating the composer s supreme skill in handling a diversity of musical genres and a variety of instruments. Played here by the Freiburger Barockorchester under the direction of their leader Gottfried von der Goltz, these Baroque gems shine as never before.

Kenneth Weiss - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas (2001)

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Kenneth Weiss - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas (2001)

Kenneth Weiss - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 886 Mb | Total time: 67:33+69:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Satirino Records | # SR011 | Recorded: 1999

This Bach stretches, overflows, dares unexpected slow tempi and explores new territory. the first Partitas are exceptionally poetic. The fourth explodes in a multi-coloured fireworks display.. The sixth reaches zeniths of inspiration.

Beatrice Palumbo, Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Cantate 03 (2019)

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Beatrice Palumbo, Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Cantate 03 (2019)

Beatrice Palumbo, Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Cantate 03 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 63:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ayros | # AYHC03 | Recorded: 2017

Marco Vitale continues his thrilling project to record the complete cantatas by Handel, many of which have never before been recorded in their entirety or indeed at all, together with ensemble Contrasto Armonico and here featuring the Italian soprano Beatrice Palumbo. Six cantatas are presented in this third volume of the series, grouped together by the common theme of unrequited love, including "Chi rapì la pace", one of the earliest of Handel's Italian works.

Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)

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Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)

Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,84 Gb | Total time: 55:04+65:49+64:43+65:45+60:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 309 0681/0685 | Recorded: 1995-1999

Musica Alta Ripa was founded in 1984. The recorder player Danya Segal, two violinists Anne Röhrig and Ursula Bundies, cellist Juris Teichmanis, and harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, all outstanding, sought-after musicians in their fields, joined forces to form an ensemble that owes its special aura to the commingling of their individual personalities.

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)

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Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:59 | 590 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777550

The playing of many professional classical guitarists leaves me cold. Where they flawlessly execute a score, Bream has spaciously conceived the music using something it seems is in short supply- a disciplined imagination. Each note, instead of sounding like part of an automatic process, sounds conceived and executed deliberately. Bream attended conservatory, where he was told not to bring his "gypsy instrument".

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

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Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:23 | 356 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550274

Over the last 20 years, the Naxos label has done a great deal to obtain its reputation as one of the leading classical guitar labels. Its very first guitarist was Gerald Garcia, who was not slow to show the way forward by extending the rather limited guitar repertoire by making arrangements of pieces originally written for other instruments. This is what he has done here, too: None of the music on this disc was written for guitar, it is all arranged by Garcia himself, who plays a modern guitar and definitely not a baroque instrument.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare (2007)

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Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare (2007)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 3h 36 min | 4,32+7,55 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2005

Here is what is probably Handel’s most accomplished opera: the heir to L’incoronazione di Poppea with respect to the villainy of some of its characters, but also the Baroque ancestor of certain Romantic operas! Scrupulously based on historical characters, this work illustrates many different facets of the human soul, and also boasts perhaps the most sumptuous orchestral textures Handel ever conceived, magnificently brought out by Lars Ulrik Mortensen in this production from the Copenhagen Opera. Francisco Negrin’s transposition of the opera to the universe of modern war and Anthony Baker’s refined designs place Andreas Scholl (Giulio Cesare) and the other soloists in an unsettling, crepuscular atmosphere that is highly contemporary.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Georg Philipp Telemann: Tafelmusik (1989)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Georg Philipp Telemann: Tafelmusik (1989)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Georg Philipp Telemann: Tafelmusik (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,29 Gb | Total time: 67:07+58:10+59:52+68:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 427 619-2 | Recorded: 1988

“…The precision of ensemble, the crisp articulation and the clarity of texture which Goebel achieves, not perhaps without considerable effort, are admirable features of the Archiv Produktion set and, for sheer efficiency and dependability in such matters, these artists have few rivals…Telemann published his Musique de table in Hamburg in 1733. Each of its three parts or ''Productions'', as he called them, is laid out identically, embracing the principal orchestral and instrumental forms of the late-baroque: French overture and dance suite, quartet, concerto, trio solo sonata and a little orchestral coda, so to speak, which Telemann simply and practically called ''Conclusion''.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Mr de Mauroy; Leçons de Ténèbres & Méditations (2003)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Mr de Mauroy; Leçons de Ténèbres & Méditations (2003)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Mr de Mauroy; Leçons de Ténèbres & Méditations (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 890 Mb | Total time: 180:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GSP 98003 | Recorded: 1999-2001

Niquet’s performances of Charpentier with Le Concert Spirituel are generally characterised by their liveliness. Niquet uses quite small forces, which emphasises the chamber nature of much of Charpentier’s writing, even in his grandest works. Niquet’s version of the Te Deum is one of the bounciest that I have heard. Crisp and lively playing from the instrumentalists emphasises the work’s dance-like qualities in a charming way. The faster sections are taken with remarkable speed and dexterity, but never feel rushed and they contrast admirably with the slower movements.

Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolo Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)

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Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolo Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)

Massimiliano Carraro, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona - Nicolò Porpora: Arianna in Nasso (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 706 Mb | Total time: 74:42+72:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB2250/51 | Recorded: 1999

Speaking in general about Porpora, and in particular his Ariadne, in 1910 the French musicographer Romain Rolland wrote ""Histor didn't do him justice. He was fit to compete with Handel, and the comparison between Handel's Ariadne and Porpora's, staged a few weeks apart, is not at all in favour of the former. Handel's music is elegant; but doesn't have the strength of certain arias in Porpora's Ariadne in Naxos. These arias' form has an excessively classical regularity; but powerful inspiration circulates through these Roman temples."" The common place of Porpora, a singing teacher ready to subordinate everything to his pupils' voices, must be reflected upon in the light of the vocal writing in these pages: in which belcanto flourishes are generally administered abundantly and in each case almost always justified by musial and expressive reasons and immersed in the character's specific dimension.

Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Johann Joseph Fux: La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesù Cristo (1992)

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Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Johann Joseph Fux: La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesù Cristo (1992)

Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Johann Joseph Fux: La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesù Cristo (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 416 Mb | Total time: 46:00+61:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Novalis | # 150 089-2 | Recorded: 1992

Fux was a prolific composer of vocal and instrumental music. His works include 19 operas, of which Costanza e fortezza (1723) is notable; 29 partitas, including the Concentus musico-instrumentalis (1701); 10 oratorios; and about 80 masses, of which the Missa canonica, (1708), written in canon. His book Gradus ad Parnassum" (1725; Steps to Parnassus) attempted to systematize contrapuntal practices. It was long the standard textbook on counterpoint and was studied by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and other 18th-century composers.

Luca Franco Ferrari, Il Concento Ecclesiastico - Carlo Sturla: Passio di Venerdì Santo (2011)

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Luca Franco Ferrari, Il Concento Ecclesiastico - Carlo Sturla: Passio di Venerdì Santo (2011)

Luca Franco Ferrari, Il Concento Ecclesiastico - Carlo Sturla: Passio di Venerdì Santo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 51:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94184 | Recorded: 2006

We don’t know much about Carlo Sturla, not even the dates of his birth and death, and he is absent from Google – quite an achievement! The sole reference to him is in the register of the Convent of Santa Brigida belonging to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Sturla worked here, but apparently his assiduous attendance upon and training of the young women under his tutelage was viewed with some suspicion.

Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)

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Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)

Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 64:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 1039 | Recorded: 2018

The vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem and is based in Basel, Switzerland, where its members undertook further studies of early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The ensemble focuses on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th Centuries. From its core of five male singers, the ensemble collaborates regularly with instrumentalists and additional singers.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus musicus Wien - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (1991)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus musicus Wien - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (1991)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus musicus Wien - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 588 Mb | Total time: 62:43+67:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-46497-2 | Recorded: 1990

Theodora was Handel's last oratorio but one. He composed this large-scale work in just over a month in the summer of 1749 and it was premiered in March the following year in the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. Only Jephtha was to follow two years later. Handel valued Theodora very highly and stated that the chorus that ends act II, He saw the lovely youth, was the favourite among his own compositions.