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Wu Wei, Holland Baroque - Silk Baroque (2019)

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Wu Wei, Holland Baroque - Silk Baroque (2019)

Wu Wei, Holland Baroque - Silk Baroque (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 68:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186 800 | Recorded: 2019

Silk Baroque presents a musical encounter between Wu Wei and Holland Baroque, performing a programme that ranges from Baroque greats such as Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Rameau to Chinese traditional tunes, all tied together by the musicians’ openness to improvisation, experimentation and cultural exchange. Wu Wei plays the sheng, an extraordinary ancient Chinese mouth organ, which looks like a bundle of bamboo reeds cased in a metal bowl. It is a miracle of harmony, melody and rhythmic possibilities, and Wu Wei’s abilities fully bring out the sheng’s beauty: whispering, charming, and compelling. Age-old traditions come together in performances that sound fresh and contemporary. Silk Baroque carries listeners into a lively, enticing and fascinating sound world.

Tone Wik, Barokkanerne - Antonio Vivaldi: Bellezza Crudel (2009)

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Tone Wik, Barokkanerne - Antonio Vivaldi: Bellezza Crudel (2009)

Tone Wik, Barokkanerne - Antonio Vivaldi: Bellezza Crudel (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 64:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Lindberg Lyd AS | 2L56SACD | Recorded: 2008

The title of this CD Bellezza Crudel means ‘beautiful cruelty’ and the music reflects the Venetian tradition of masquerade and intrigue. This is undoubtedly Vivaldi’s world, one of heartfelt, musical intensity ably realised by Tone Wik on this delightful collection of four Cantatas, interspersed with two Concertos.

L'Astrée - Antonio Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)

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L'Astrée - Antonio Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)

L'Astrée - Antonio Vivaldi: Sonate da camera, RV 68, 86, 77, 70, 83, 71 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 62:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve / Opus 111 | OP30252 | Recorded: 2003

Vivaldi’s lively and engaging earlier works need virtuoso playing – and here receive it… Like most composers of his time, Vivaldi began his publishing career with sonatas. His sonatas, although just as strongly marked by his distinctive musical personality, are played much less today than his admittedly more numerous concertos. The six here, not in fact from the published sets, are utterly unlike the familiar Corelli sonata model: no serene, rationally worked-out counterpoint, but brilliant violinistic gestures and capricious changes of texture, pace and mood…What they need is two violinists who are lively virtuosos, able to imitate each other closely, match exactly in articulation (or inexactly, if they choose) and frolic happily in thirds or sixths high on the E string (as required a good deal in the finales of RV68 and 70). Certainly that’s what they get here.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: La Senna Festeggiante (2002)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: La Senna Festeggiante (2002)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Antonio Vivaldi: La Senna Festeggiante (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 72:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve / Opus 111 | OP30339 | Recorded: 2001

Three serenatas by Vivaldi survive (he is known to have composed at least eight)‚ of which La Senna festeggiante is by far the most enjoyable…One of the work’s most interesting features is Vivaldi’s deliberate use in places of elements of French style‚ for instance in the solemn ‘ouvertur’ which opens Part 2 and the courtly minuet of The Golden Age’s second aria‚ thereby adding to the richness of a work which for the most part is vintage Vivaldi at his most buoyant and irresistible.

Bruno de Sá, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Roma Travestita (2022)

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Bruno de Sá, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Roma Travestita (2022)

Bruno de Sá, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Roma Travestita (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 368 Mb | Total time: 73:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190296619809 | Recorded: 2021

“Roma travestita” è il titolo dell’album di debutto discografico per il sopranista Bruno de Sá con l’etichetta Erato. Il repertorio esplorato dal giovane cantante brasiliano corrisponde al periodo storico in cui alle donne era proibito calcare i palcoscenici teatrali a Roma ed erano gli uomini ad interpretare ruoli operistici femminili. Otto delle tredici arie dell’album vengono presentate in prima registrazione assoluta. Il progetto vede la collaborazione dell’orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro diretta da Francesco Corti per l’esecuzione di arie del XVIII secolo di Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Vinci, Galuppi e Piccinni, e di autori meno frequentati come Capua, Arena, Cocchi, Conforto e Garcìa Fajer. In scena Bruno de Sá ha già cantato in ruoli come Sesto nel Giulio Cesare di Händel e ne La clemenza di Tito di Mozart, Barbarina ne Le nozze di Figaro di Mozart e La Sirenetta nell’adattamento operistico della favola di Hans Christian Andersen composto da Jherek Bischoff.

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

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Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)

Ottavio Dantone, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alessandro De Marchi, Giorgio Tabacco, Alfredo Bernardini, Gottfried von der Goltz - Vivaldi, Il Furioso! (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 394 Mb | Total time: 77:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30432 | Recorded: 2000-2006

This disc is a sampler of Vivaldi discs released by France's Naïve label, and it's highly recommended to listeners who haven't yet given these recordings a try. The group of performers is pan-European, with French singers and Italian instrumentalists especially strongly represented, but a compilation like this brings home how well this label has done at forging a unified artistic vision. Its Vivaldi indeed tends toward "furious," as the title proclaims; it is also garish, energetic, dynamically extreme, and in every way devoted to making Vivaldi out as a rebel in his time.

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Arie e cantate per contralto (2019)

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Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Arie e cantate per contralto (2019)

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Arie e cantate per contralto (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 57:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30584 | Recorded: 2018

Vivaldi, the Venetian, master of the whole palette of human emotions. From the church to the opera house, from tragedy to joy, the immediately-recognisable sensibility, the expressiveness, the inimitable colours and an unbeatable talent to say so much in just a few notes.

Adèle Charvet, Le Consort - Vivaldi, Chelleri, Ristori: Teatro Sant'Angelo (2023)

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Adèle Charvet, Le Consort - Vivaldi, Chelleri, Ristori: Teatro Sant'Angelo (2023)

Adèle Charvet, Le Consort - Vivaldi, Chelleri, Ristori: Teatro Sant'Angelo (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 66:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classique | # ALPHA938 | Recorded: 2022

During the Carnival of Venice in 1637, a play ‘rappresentata in musica’ was opened to the public for the first time – a success. Opera was born and spread like wildfire. Venice had the largest number of theatres in the world. In 1677, the Teatro Sant’Angelo opened its doors on the campo of the same name. Tiny, chaotic, cheap and extremely productive, it was renowned for its musicians and its sets. This effervescence owes much to the figure of Vivaldi who, from 1705 onwards, regularly premiered his operas there and acted (with his father) as impresario.

Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte - Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2022)

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Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte - Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2022)

Roberto Zarpellon, Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte - Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 687 Mb | Total time: 129 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo | # FB2242327 | Recorded: 2016

Vivaldi's oratorio Juditha triumphans is not just a musical military exercise (it is indeed explicitly called "Sacrum militare oratorio") during the Turkish siege of Corfu in 1716. This was 'delicate' for Venice, but also an impressive performance show of the vocal and instrumental possibilities of the Ospedale della Piet.

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)

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Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)

Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Antonio Vivaldi: Musica sacra per alto (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 59:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP30569 | Recorded: 2018

Vivaldi, the Venetian: master of the whole palette of human emotions. From the church to the opera house, from tragedy to joy, the immediately recognizable sensibility, the expressiveness, the inimitable colors and an unbeatable talent to say so much in just a few notes. The contralto Delphine Galou (who recently won a Gramophone Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the classical music world) and Ottavio Dantone's Accademia Bizantina have created two recitals of sacred music and of opera that illustrate the incomparable richness of Vivaldi’s body of work and establish the emotional connections between the two repertoires.

Baroque [25CDs] (2020)

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Baroque [25CDs] (2020)

Baroque [25CDs] (2020)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,63 Gb | Total time: 24:47:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95886 | Recorded: 1977-2015

This 25CD set presents the most famous, iconic and best-loved works from the Baroque Era, works which are part of our common musical heritage and conscience, eternally young and cherished for their charm, beauty and deeply human emotions, shared by audiences all over the world.
Played by specialized Early Music Groups like L’Arte Dell’arco, Musica Amphion, Violini Capricciosi, Musica ad Rhenum and many others.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Antonio Vivaldi: Il Giustino (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 655 Mb | Total time: 56:41+79:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45518 2 | Recorded: 2001

Supreme master of the Baroque concerto and one of the finest composers of sacred music, Vivaldi is now also being rediscovered as an opera composer of genius. Some credit for this must go to Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, whose performances of Giustino since 1985 have made this colourful and dramatic work the most widely played of Vivaldi's operas in modern times. Giustino contains an endless flow of Vivaldian melodic inspiration and inventive orchestration; the score calls for a psaltery and for birdsong, while the goddess Fortune descends to the tune of Spring from the Four Seasons. This first recording is based on a concert performance in Rotterdam in 2001; the fine cast is headed by Dominique Labelle as the empress Arianna and Francesca Provvisionato as the plough-boy emperor Giustino.

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

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Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)

Julia Lezhneva, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Alleluia: Vivaldi, Handel, Porpora, Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 5242 | Recorded: 2012

The young Russian soprano makes her solo debut on Decca with cantatas by Handel, Mozart, Porpora and Vivaldi which showcase her scintillating coloratura, tonal clarity and warmth, and radiant middle register; Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini accompany with panache.

Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)

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Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)

Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 - Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 238 Mb | Total time: 52:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901571 | Recorded: 1995

“Here's a very attractively prepared menu whose main course is the Stabatmater for countertenor and strings. Hors-d'oeuvres and side-dishes consist of a ripieno concerto (RV114), a chamber cantata for countertenor and strings (RV684), a string sonata in E flat (RV130) and an introductory motet to a lost Miserere (RV638). Taken together, the pieces demonstrate something of Vivaldi's diverse style as a composer. The chamber cantata, if closely related to the two sacred vocal items on the disc in respect of tonal colour, differs from them in character.

Alessandra Visentin, Luca Oberti, Ensemble Pietro Antonio Locatelli - Antonio Vivaldi: Motets & Stabat

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Alessandra Visentin, Luca Oberti, Ensemble Pietro Antonio Locatelli - Antonio Vivaldi: Motets & Stabat

Alessandra Visentin, Luca Oberti, Ensemble Pietro Antonio Locatelli - Antonio Vivaldi: Per la Sig.ra Geltruda - Motets & Stabat Mater (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 63:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 10414 | Recorded: 2019

The autograph reference “Per la Sig.ra Geltruda” on the manuscript of Vivaldi’s motet “Clarae stellae, scintillate” has long aroused the curiosity of researchers. By years of research around the Vivaldi expert Michael Talbot is now revealed who this “Signora Geltruda” is: Geltruda della Violetta was a girl from the Venetian orphanage La Piet , where Vivaldi worked for over a decade. Geltruda probably had an exceptionally beautiful voice that quickly attracted the interest of important personalities.