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John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)

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John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)

John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 641 Mb | Total time: 72:49+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 73842 2 | Recorded: 1963, 1967

This performance from the 1950s sounds surprising after decades of authentic performance. The instruments are modern, the forces large and the style of singing rich, full and almost romantic. Yet the effect is electrifying. All the performers sing with such conviction that this Poppea moved me and it makes some authentic performances sound thin and academic by comparison.

Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1986)

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Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1986)

Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 44:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton| # HCD 12732-2 | Recorded: 1986

Scarlatti composed his Stabat mater for the Neapolitan brotherhood of the Cavalieri della Vergine dei dolori. He scored it for two solo voices, soprano and mezzo-soprano with an orchestra of strings. The Stabat mater text prevented him from adopting the 'recitative-aria' patter of the cantata and so he alternated solo and duet numbers almost throughout, introducing two short arioso sections towards the conclusion of the work. scarlatti, like Pergolesi, shows remarkable resourcefulness in the achievement of variety within what, on the face of it, looks like a restricted pattern. Pergolesi, incidentally, composed his Stabat mater for the same Neapolitan brotherhood and must certainly have takne Scarlatti's setting as his model since the similarities are too numerous and too close to be merely accidental.

Laurence Dreyfus, Phantasm - Matthew Locke: Consorts Flat and Sharp (2024)

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Laurence Dreyfus, Phantasm - Matthew Locke: Consorts Flat and Sharp (2024)

Laurence Dreyfus, Phantasm - Matthew Locke: Consorts Flat and Sharp (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 57:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 737 | Recorded: 2023

In this recording, the expert violists of Phantasm return to the unconventional yet brilliant polyphonist Matthew Locke. Under the guidance of Laurence Dreyfus, Phantasm presents the second half of Locke's Little Consort, composed for treble, tenor and bass viol, and pairs it with three suites from the Flat Consort for my cousin Kemble whose unusual grouping comprises treble and two bass viols. Both sets are accompanied by a chordal bass instrument, in this instance the leading theorbo player Elizabeth Kenny. Locke's experimental, not to say libertarian, impulse pervades the works, and yet the composer remains grounded in the traditional ethos of strict counterpoint, standing as one of the last champions of the once treasured great polyphonic tradition. More than 400 years later, his music remains as fresh as ever.

Guadalupe Lopez Iniguez - Domenico Gabrielli & Alessandro Scarlatti: Complete Cello Works (2018)

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Guadalupe Lopez Iniguez - Domenico Gabrielli & Alessandro Scarlatti: Complete Cello Works (2018)

Domenico Gabrielli & Alessandro Scarlatti - Complete Cello Works (2018)
Guadalupe López Íñiguez, baroque cello; Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Olli Hyyrynen, baroque guitar, archlute; Lauri Honkavirta, harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba | # ABCD412 | Time: 01:14:53

Guadalupe López Íñiguez’s debut recording includes complete cello works from Gabrielli and Scarlatti, Recorded with the best baroque musicians in Finland. "I have included music that played an important role in my desired transformation from a “contemporary-trained” cellist to a “historically inspired” one. The reasons for such a desire are numerous and span several years and different experiences in my life,” (Guadalupe). Doctor of Psychology and Master of Music Guadalupe López Íñiguez is a Spanish academic– musician based at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. Guadalupe has performed as a soloist on period cellos in different festivals. She is especially grateful for the encouragement received from artists Rafael Ramos, Markku Luolajan- Mikkola, and Ciro Rodríguez Perelló. Her artistic and scientific research comprises all her areas of expertise—namely psychology, sociology, research methodology, education, and musicology—in understanding the holistic performance of classical music.

The Aulos Ensemble - The Bach Family Album (2010)

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The Aulos Ensemble - The Bach Family Album (2010)

The Aulos Ensemble - The Bach Family Album (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 63:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur Records | CRC 3068 | Recorded: 2009

Founded in 1973, the Aulos Ensemble is one of America’s oldest period-instrument chamber groups, if not the oldest. The same five musicians have been with the group since the beginning: Christopher Krueger, Baroque flute; Marc Schachman, Baroque oboe; Linda Quan, Baroque violin; Myron Lutzke, Baroque cello; and Arthur Haas, harpsichord. Their Bach Family Album contains an Clavier-Büchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach , arranged to suit the personnel. The famous Aria that begins the Goldberg Variations , for example, is presented here as a cello solo, expressively played by Myron Lutzke. All the other numbers are performed en symphonie with each member given a solo turn.

Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs - Soave e virtuoso: Tartini, Vivaldi, Sammartini (2017)

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Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs - Soave e virtuoso: Tartini, Vivaldi, Sammartini (2017)

Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs - Soave e virtuoso: Tartini, Vivaldi, Sammartini (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 408 Mb | Total time: 82:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | AP156 | Recorded: 2017

For his new album 'Soave e virtuoso', Alexis Kossenko went on the trail of rare scores from the baroque era, reminding us that Italian repertory might give pride of place to the the violin and voice, but doesn’t forget wind instruments. At the head of his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs, the conductor and flautist Alexis Kossenko performs concertos by Tartini, Vivaldi and Sammartini: often voluptuous, sometimes dreadfully acrobatic, these scores require technique and sensitivity from the soloist. With a jubilant virtuosity, at the service of expressiveness, Alexis Kossenko, multi-skilled musician as at ease with flute as with recorder, brings new life to the works of the three Italian masters.

María Cristina Kiehr, Jean-Marc Aymes, Concerto Soave - Il Canto delle Dame (2010)

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María Cristina Kiehr, Jean-Marc Aymes, Concerto Soave - Il Canto delle Dame (2010)

María Cristina Kiehr, Jean-Marc Aymes, Concerto Soave - Il Canto delle Dame (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambronay Éditions | # AMY025 | Recorded: 2010

L'apparition de compositrices en Italie au Seicento, siècle d'un extraordinaire bouillonnement musical, est un phénomène unique par son ampleur et la qualité des musiques qui nous sont parvenues. Qui ne connaît la compositrice et cantatrice virtuose Barbara Strozzi, ou encore Francesca Caccini, première femme a avoir composé des opéras ? De même, les œuvres de Caterina Assandra et Isabella Leonarda, empreintes d'un réel mysticisme, sont saisissantes. La cantatrice Maria-Cristina Kiehr, à la voix d'une extrême sensualité, accompagnée du Concerto Soave de Jean-Marc Aymes, nous plongent au cœur de la vitalité artistique de l'Italie du Seicento.

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

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Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:30 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026-63610-2

That's all that needs to be said! You should buy this album if you like bach, if you like brass, if you like piano. This is a magnificant performance of an excellent transcription. It explores the rich warm textures of the Canadian Brass without compromising the original ideas that bach wrote. It was recorded in a huge church, so at the very end the last full chord seems to drift upward until it completely fades! If you like classical transcriptions and arrangements for brass quintet, you more than likely have a lot of exciting, fast-paced albums in your collection. For a change of pace, buy this album - you won't be disappointed.

Jürgen Jürgens, Concerto Amsterdam, Monteverdi Chor Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 158 & 198 (1994)

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Jürgen Jürgens, Concerto Amsterdam, Monteverdi Chor Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 158 & 198 (1994)

Jürgen Jürgens, Concerto Amsterdam, Monteverdi Chor Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 158 & 198 "Trauer-Ode" (1994)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 66:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | 93687 | Recorded: 1967

Everything about this 1967 recording is promising. Highly acclaimed Austrian soprano Rotraud Hansmann, the regal contralto Helen Watts, the effortless legato singing of tenor Kurt Equiluz, the equally wondrous baritone Max van Egmond. Famed for helping pave the way to informed historical performance practice, these excellent singers are joined by Concerto Amsterdam as Early Music performance pioneers often conducted by Frans Brüggen in the 1960s.

Joël Suhubiette, Ensemble Jacques Moderne - Vêpres Romaines: P.P. Bencini, A. Scarlatti (2023)

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Joël Suhubiette, Ensemble Jacques Moderne - Vêpres Romaines: P.P. Bencini, A. Scarlatti (2023)

Joël Suhubiette, Ensemble Jacques Moderne - Vêpres Romaines: P.P. Bencini, A. Scarlatti (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 76:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR602 | Recorded: 2021

From the mid-seventeenth century to the first two decades of the eighteenth century, Rome experienced one of the most brilliant musical periods in its history. In this recording, the Ensemble Jacques Moderne works composed for a Vespers service, one of the principal moments of the Liturgy of the Hours, which consisted of a sequence of psalms and antiphons concluding with a Magnificat.

The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)

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The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)

The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:39:32
Classical | Label: Move Records

Building on their decade-long commitment to performing and recording Scandinavian baroque and folk music, The Marais Project is proud to announce a new collaboration with leading Swedish artists, Duo Langborn/Wendel with a Sydney and regional NSW tour in February 2023.

Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

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Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 77:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45423-2 | Recorded: 1984, 1985

Ross's playing is fully worthy: he is lively, technically assured, rhythmically resilient and, above all, he conveys his enjoyment of the music, without eccentricity.

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)

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György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 868 Mb | Total time: 74:32+71:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 924007 | Recorded: 2018

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles-Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi.

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 468 Mb | Total time: 80:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029500899 | Recorded: 2020

Melancholy Grace is a poetic collection of keyboard music from the 16th and 17th centuries by composers from Italy, the Netherlands, England and Germany, including Frescobaldi, Luigi Rossi, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Sweelinck, Dowland, Bull and Gibbons. The French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau has conceived the album as a sombre, but eloquent dialogue between two contrasting voices: melancholy conveyed through chromaticism and melancholy conveyed through the musical expression of tears and weeping. Each voice finds expression through a different instrument: a 16th century Italian virginal (a compact harpsichord) for the ‘tears’ and a modern replica of an 18th century harpsichord for the ‘chromatic’ pieces.

Tabea Schwartz, Daniel Rosin, Thomas Leininger - The Parensi Manuscript: Sinfonie di Varij Autori (2020)

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Tabea Schwartz, Daniel Rosin, Thomas Leininger - The Parensi Manuscript: Sinfonie di Varij Autori (2020)

Tabea Schwartz, Daniel Rosin, Thomas Leininger - The Parensi Manuscript: Sinfonie di Varij Autori (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 10421 | Recorded: 2019

The Parensi manuscript from the Biblioteca Nazionale Palatina in Parma is an exceptional historical document full of wonderful music. The name Paolo Parensi is mentioned on the title page it could have been the owner, copyist or player of this collection. The composers of the individual works, on the other hand, are not mentioned and can only partly be determined by comparing them with other sources; often the authorship remains only conjecture or completely in the dark. "The Parensi Manuscript" is thus an approach to the unknown a snapshot of a hitherto anonymous recorder repertoire from 18th century Italy. With this recording, the young recorder player Tabea Schwartz presents a fantastic debut CD.