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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 05 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 05 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD), Part 05 - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice [2011]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 40.10+50.34 | Scans | 363 Mb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | 2908601.30 | Rec: 2001

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2014/1999) [Blu-ray]

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John Eliot Gardiner,  English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2014/1999) [Blu-ray]

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2014/1999) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28749 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 146 min | 40.7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2027 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 8,20 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 5,16 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

In the historic Weimar Herder Church Sir John Eliot Gardiner finds the perfect setting for his recording of the Bach Christmas Oratorio. Against the backdrop of the dramatic altar and Lucas Granach paintings, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists perform Gardiner's new interpretation of this classic piece. With this interpretation of the Christmas Oratorio, Gardiner shows himself once again to be an incontestible specialist of Bach's music.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2008)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien & Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 77:08+72:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 7333212 | Recorded: 2006-07

Christine Schäfer models the notes in a sovereign and refreshingly light manner: Werner Güra not only convinces as an evangelist, but also proves his class in the arias." The two bassists intone a hearty-bawdy, sometimes very soft and gentle tone There is nothing wrong with Harnoncourt's portrayal of the opening movement of the Third Cantata, where the music explodes in a way that has not been heard before.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 01 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 01 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD), Part 01: Couperin, Rameau, Campra, Pergolesi, Handel [2011]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 81.16+77.59+80.11+74.50 | Scans | 1.52 Gb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | 2908601.30 | Rec: 1987-2010

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

Michel Corboz conducts Bach - Excerpts: Weihnachtsoratorium, Magnificat, Matthäus-Passion, Johannes-Passion, Mass (2022)

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Michel Corboz conducts Bach - Excerpts: Weihnachtsoratorium, Magnificat, Matthäus-Passion, Johannes-Passion, Mass (2022)

Michel Corboz conducts Bach - Excerpts: Weihnachtsoratorium, Magnificat, Matthäus-Passion, Johannes-Passion, Mass in B Minor; Concertos BWV 1052, 1055 & 1056 (2022)
WEB FLAC | Tracks ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 4 h 5 min | Cover included
Classical | Label: Erato

Nurtured by Sunday radio broadcasts of cantatas in his youth, Michel Corboz very soon developed a deep admiration for Bach, whose music was the guiding thread of his career. He approached every major sacred work, some more than once, always questioning the score and exploring new interpretive options. This album is a selection of the best moments from the passions, masses and oratorios, featuring beautiful vocal soloists such as José van Dam, Sandrine Piau and more. It also includes some instrumental tracks with keyboard concertos by Maria João Pires.

Rene Jacobs, Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Antonio Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (2002)

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Rene Jacobs, Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Antonio Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (2002)

René Jacobs, Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Antonio Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 126:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # 905221.22 | Recorded: 1995

The oratorio as a musical form emerged toward the end of the seventeenth century as a kind of "spiritual exercise" encouraged by the Congregazione dell'Oratorio in Rome. The performances took place in oratories (prayer halls) constructed above church naves and were intended to be attractive but edifying entertainments. Then as later, oratorios generally reflected the popular forms and styles of secular music – and in late Renaissance and Baroque Italy, this meant opera, though based on religious rather than mythological and heroic themes. The most prolific composer in this genre was Antonio Caldara (c1670-1736); New Grove lists 43 oratorios (in addition to many operas) and there are probably more that have been lost, written for patrons in his native Venice, Rome, Florence, Mantua, and Vienna.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2011)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2011)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 808 Mb | Total time: 56:05+57:13+54:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 9393 | Recorded: 1994

Hippolyte et Aricie was Rameau's first surviving lyric tragedy and is perhaps his most durable, though you wouldn't know it from the decades we had to wait for a modern recording. Now there are two: this one, conducted by Marc Minkowski, and William Christie's version on Erato. Choosing between the two is tough. Minkowski uses a smaller and probably more authentic orchestra, and with the resulting leaner sound, the performance has more of a quicksilver quality accentuated by Minkowski's penchant for swift tempos. His cast is excellent. The central lovers in the title are beautifully sung by two truly French voices, soprano Véronique Gens and especially the light, slightly nasal tenor of Jean-Paul Fourchécourt. In the pivotal role of the jealous Phèdre, Bernarda Fink is perfectly good but not in the exalted league of Christie's Lorraine Hunt. So there's no clear front-runner, but anyone interested in French Baroque opera must have at least one.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 64:58+61:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 5321 | Recorded: 1993

In 1789, a performance of "Messiah" that was to have a radical effect on the course of the oratorio's performance history was given in Vienna. Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, who later translated and edited the text for Haydn's "Creation", had, as a diplomat in London during the late 1760s, become an ardent Handelian. Among other Handel scores, he took back to Austria a copy of the first edition of the full score of "Messiah", published by Randall and Abell in 1767. Beginning with "Judas Maccabaeus" in 1779, he introduced works by Handel into the annual oratorio series given for the benefit of the Tonkunstler Society, a Viennese musical charity. In 1789, he presented "Messiah" and, for this Viennese premiere, commissioned Mozart to fill out the accompaniments, largely dispensing with keyboard continuo and replacing the tromba parts practically unplayable for late 18th century trumpeters.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (2007)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (2007)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 71:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 6730 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

During this visit, these young ladies were so obliging as to sing me a salve regina, lately set by their father, in duo. It is an exquisite composition, full of grace, taste and propriety.” So wrote the english traveller charles burney in 1772. The “father” was Johann Adolf Hasse, one of the 18th century’s most famous composers – and here he is in “a delightful programme, thoughtfully put together and very well executed.

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

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Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,85 Gb | Total time: 11:25:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7161 | Recorded: 1982-2006

This 10 CD-Set offers a collection of the most popular Mass compositions from the Viennese Classics up to the romantic period. It includes famous masterpieces like Mozart’s „Coronation Mass“, Beethoven Missa solemnis, Haydn „Harmony Mass“, Gounod St. Cecilia Mass but also rarities like „Missa Sancti Joannis Nepomuceni“ by Michael Haydn, the „Coronation Mass“ by Cherubini, „Missa sacra“ by Robert Schumann and the „Misa solemnis“ of the german romantic composer Friedrich Kiel. Performed by well known artists like the Vienna Boys’ Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, Tölzer Boys’ Choir, Wiener Akademie and last but not least also includes the spectacular recording of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with conductor Michael Gielen.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 825 Mb | Total time: 71:36+76:11+43:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 088-2 | Recorded: 1993

The central question was always about how much needs to be added to the surviving notes in order to make Poppea viable on stage. Gardiner and his advisers believe that nothing needs adding and that the 'orchestra' played only when explicitly notated in the score and was a very small group.

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.04 Gb | Total time: 238:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 101-2 | Recorded: 1997, 1998, 2001

Die Kombination hat sich bewährt. Joseph Haydn hat in Sir John Eliot Gardiner einen Interpreten gefunden, der mit dem nötigen Ernst und der fachlichen Kompetenz seinen geistlichen Werken nachzuspüren vermag. “Seine Darbietungen haben eine bewegende Stärke und Energie. Die Solisten sind ausgezeichnet. An keiner Stelle zweifelt man an Haydns wahrer Größe”, urteilte die BBC über Gardiners Messen-Projekt.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio (1998)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio (1998)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 687 Mb | Total time: 65:58+72:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901649.50 | Recorded: 1997

The slaying of Abel by his brother Cain was one of the favourite subjects of the 18th century Italians, at the time when the oratorio was having a phenomenal success in Rome and Venice. It was most probably in one of the palaces of the “Serenissima”, and not a church, that Scarlatti first performed this astonishing “sacred entertainment”, worthy of a “verismo” opera, in 1707… God and Lucifer confront each other in the very soul of Cain, his brother’s voice is heard from heaven, and the “spatial” treatment of the tonal levels all contribute to the effectiveness of what is almost expressionistic music – there is nothing left out of this incredible Baroque Biblical “thriller”!

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Griselda (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 795 Mb | Total time: 76:37+62:22+42:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901805.07 | Recorded: 2002

This is the first authoritative recording of Alessandro Scarlatti's Griselda, rendered with exquisite beauty by René Jacobs, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and an outstanding cast led by Dorothea Röschmann in the title role. Warming to the story of Griselda (originally by Boccaccio) – the low-born woman who endures a string of indignities as the king, Gualtiero, tests her suitability to be the mother of his heir – is not easy. But the added humanity of Apostolo Zeno's libretto, which invests Griselda with more backbone, and Gualtiero with more sympathy, than they had in Boccaccio's original, and the emotional immediacy of the performances, Röschmann's in particular, make this recording go down smoothly. It is also an abundantly melodic and beautifully orchestrated score, representing Scarlatti at the height of his powers.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.01 Gb | Total time: 202:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 952088.90 | Recorded: 2010

Continuinghis exploration of Handel operas, maestro René Jacobs now turns his attention to Agrippina the first great operatic success of the composer s Italian period. Composed in 1709, Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts on a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. The opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani s libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is full of topical political allusions. Some believe that it reflects the rivalry between Grimani and Pope Clement XI. From its opening night, the work was given a then- unprecedented run of 27 consecutive performances and received much critical acclaim.