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Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

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Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Fedora Barbieri, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 157:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Myto | MCD00159 | Recorded: 1958

Jerome Hines, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Franco Corelli star in this recording from La Scala of Handel’s “Eracle” (Hercules) recorded live on the 29th December 1958.

Mikko Ikäheimo - Per Brahe's Lute Book: Dowland, Vallet, Bocquet, Bacheler, Mercury (2021)

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Mikko Ikäheimo - Per Brahe's Lute Book: Dowland, Vallet, Bocquet, Bacheler, Mercury (2021)

Mikko Ikäheimo - Per Brahe's Lute Book: Dowland, Vallet, Bocquet, Bacheler, Mercury (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 58:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pilfink | # JJVCD 237 | Recorded: 2021

Pietari Brahe nuorempi (1602 – 1680), Suomen kenraalikuvernööri, on maamme historiankirjoituksen lempilapsi. Hänen hallintokautensa katsotaan olleen poikkeuksellisen edistyksellistä aikaa. Tuolloin perustettiin mm. maamme ensimmäinen yliopisto, Turun Akatemia, kymmenen uutta kaupunkia ja postilaitos sekä alueen hallintoa kehitettiin.
Vähemmän tunnettua on, että Brahe soitti luuttua, ja että hän kirjoitti luuttumusiikkia sisältävän kokoelman. Tätä Per Brahe lutbokia, säilytetään Skoklosterin kirjastossa Uppsalassa Ruotsissa, ja se sisältää viitisenkymmentä luuttusävellystä tabulatuureina kirjoitettuna.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (2000)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 675 Mb | Total time: 63:35+51:40+40:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1019-2 | Recorded: 2000

Written in the summer of 1749, Theodora was premiered in London at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750. This work, which Handel considered his finest oratorio, was a failure at first - Handel said bitterly that the hall was so empty that "there was room enough to dance there." Part of this failure could be explained by the earthquake that hit London in February of the same year and caused the upper classes to flee the city, but another possibility is that the subject matter of the oratorio - the rebellion of a woman against the power of the state - was a bit ahead of its time.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam te, Domine" (1990)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam te, Domine" (1990)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam Te, Domine" (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 56:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Adda | # 581221 | Recorded: 1990

After receiving his musical training as a choirboy at the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence, he succeeded his teacher Guillaume Poitevin as music master there. After moving on several times, he became music master at the Cathedral of St Etienne at Toulouse in 1697, as the successor of Andre Campra. His musical style was influenced by Campra, as were most musicians of his day. He composed motets and a famous requiem, which was performed for the first time at his own funeral (because the original commissioner thought it too expensive to perform), but was later sung at the funeral services for the King of Poland in 1736, Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1764, and Louis XV in 1774. His motets were played frequently from 1728-1771 at the Concert Spirituel.

Trevor Pinnock - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier II (2022)

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Trevor Pinnock - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier II (2022)

Trevor Pinnock - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier II (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 844 Mb | Total time: 67:50+74:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 0771 | Recorded: 2021

Following the enthusiastic reception of Book 1, Trevor Pinnock continues with the recordings of the second book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, exploring the summit of Bach’s intellectual and contrapuntal mastery.

Antoine Tamestit, Bernhard Forck, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Viola Concertos, Overtures, Fantasias (2022)

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Antoine Tamestit, Bernhard Forck, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Viola Concertos, Overtures, Fantasias (2022)

Antoine Tamestit, Bernhard Forck, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Georg Philipp Telemann: Viola Concertos, Overtures, Fantasias (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 68:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902342 | Recorded: 2020

A precursor in this field as in so many others, Telemann gave the viola its very first masterpieces, immediately establishing it as a solo instrument in its own right. Alongside Sabine Fehlandt and the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Antoine Tamestit pays splendid tribute to this pioneering music, which blends melodic charm and contrapuntal rigour into an organic whole.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Susanna (1999)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Susanna (1999)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Susanna (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 680 Mb | Total time: 60:06+51:39+46:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 0945-2 | Recorded: 1999

The story of the innocent Susanna–whose nude bathing in a stream so excited two elders in her community that they charged her with all sorts of dirty things–is from the Apocrypha. Near the story's close, the young Israelite Daniel, clearly a budding lawyer, disproves the elders' claims by having each explain certain details without the other in the room. (In the Carlisle Floyd version, there's a twist, and the ending is horrifyingly different.) The story, as Handel and his unknown librettist tell it, takes more than two and a half hours. What we get in place of nail-biting drama is a marvelous portrait of the chaste Susanna, her trusting husband, Joacim, and the lascivious elders. There's also a great concentration on the plot's rural setting. Arias are filled with nature–Handel offers us a lovely pastoral setting, with a could-be-tragic story at its core; but neither Nature nor Susanna's good nature wind up sullied.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Athalia (2004)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Athalia (2004)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - George Frideric Handel: Athalia (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 567 Mb | Total time: 56:49+65:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1276-2 | Recorded: 2003

This is the third English Oratorio by Handel, composed in 1733 for the graduation ceremony at Oxford. It is in 3 acts to a libretto by Samuel Humphreys after the stage drama Athalie by Jean Racine. Incidentally, this was Racine's last tragedy penned in 1691. This biblical account taken from Kings 2, centres on the theme of the triumph of God through the revenge performed by his followers on those who blaspheme and oppose him.

Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

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Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

Giacomo Carissimi - Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs
Ensemble Seicentonovecento; Flavio Colusso, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94808 | 03:04:52

One of the most significant musical figures in mid-17th-century Rome, Giacomo Carissimi was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas, who also greatly influenced the developments of the Latin oratorio. This set brings together his 28 motets that were published under the title Arion Romanus by Giovanni Battista Mocchi, a student and loyal admirer of Carissimi. Arion was an ancient Greek bard and musician, who, in Greek and Roman mythology, was thrown overboard by pirates and rescued by a dolphin. In the liner notes that accompany this collection, the authors draw fascinating parallels between Arion and Carissimi himself: both were accomplished, charismatic and influential artists and musicians, and just as Arion was plunged into the depths of the sea, Carissimi explored the depths of the sacred music tradition to create a perfect synthesis of spiritual contemplation and intense emotional expression. The motets from the Arion Romanus collection also showcase his mastery of a wide range of formal structures, from the concertato to the madrigal.

Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Giuseppe Tartini: Concerti (1995)

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Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Giuseppe Tartini: Concerti (1995)

Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Giuseppe Tartini: Concerti (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 383 Mb | Total time: 73:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901548 | Recorded: 1994

Chiara Banchini plays a sweet-toned Amati from 1651, predating Tartini (1692-1770) himself. His mercurial style seems ideally attuned to the ebb and flow of the music: largos are wistful and sad, allegros darting and fanciful with the florid ornamentation tossed off like birdsong. The carefully inflected performances of Ensemble 415 make plain the "affetti" (state of emotions) that inform Tartini's work. The Italian violin virtuoso made frequent use of poetry to inspire his composing, sometimes even recording the affecting epigram in the score.

Wieland Kuijken, Les Agrémens, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Antonio Caldara: Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Missa Dolorosa (2000)

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Wieland Kuijken, Les Agrémens, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Antonio Caldara: Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Missa Dolorosa (2000)

Wieland Kuijken, Les Agrémens, Chœur de Chambre de Namur - Antonio Caldara: Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Missa Dolorosa (2000)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 55:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arsis Classics | # AS-00-A-64002-C | Recorded: 2000

Today Antonio Caldara is not a name many would recognise let alone regard as one of the 'great' composers of the Baroque, yet during his own lifetime and long after his death he was held in high esteem by composers and theoreticians alike. Johann Sebastian Bach, for example is known to have made a copy of a Magnificat by Caldara to which he added a two-violin accompaniment to the "Suscepit Israel" section. According to Mattheson, Georg Philipp Telemann in his early years took Caldara as a model for his church and instrumental music. Franz Joseph Haydn, who was taken to Vienna by Georg Reutter, one of Caldara's pupils, sang many of his sacred works when he was a choirboy at St. Stephens and possessed copies of two of Caldara's Masses.

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

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Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - André Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 405 Mb | Total time: 76:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CYPRES | # 0640-2 | Recorded: 2005

“A history of the Requiem” takes the music-lover on a journey through the very varied history of the requiem. Presenting one work per century seemed to be just right for illustrating the evolution of this, one of the most significant musical forms in the history of music. The first part of the series, devoted to Ockeghem and Lassus, was awarded a ‘5’ by the prestigious magazine Goldberg, and here now is the second part, presenting the requiems of André Campra and Michael Haydn, recorded on period instruments. A worthy successor to Lully and an admitted model for Rameau, Campra gives us with his Requiem, an ideal gateway for entering into a musical world of unquestioned emotional depth. Michael Haydn, the brother of Joseph, is one of the most remarkable composers of sacred music from the classical period.

Michel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne - Alessandro Scarlatti: Missa ad Usum Cappellae Pontificiae, 6 Motets (2006)

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Michel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne - Alessandro Scarlatti: Missa ad Usum Cappellae Pontificiae, 6 Motets (2006)

Michel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne - Alessandro Scarlatti: Missa ad Usum Cappellae Pontificiae, 6 Motets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 51:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 60522-2 | Recorded: 1965

There are some real injustices in the business of recorded music and this disc brings one of them very much to light. The opening lines of the liner notes say, "Until relatively recently, the reputation of Alessandro Scarlatti – the son, brother, father and uncle of other illustrious musicians – was overshadowed by that of his son Domenico." It is not stated on this disc whether the notes were written to go with this Apex re-issue or whether they date from the same period as the recording, but Alessandro’s reputation, if he has one, is still very much under his wonderful son’s shadow. It is an indication of a massive injustice, that this re-issue goes some small way to correcting.

Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)

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Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)

Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0825646011360 | Time: 01:01:36

Their Warner Classics debut makes clear that Christina & Michelle Naughton show great imagination in their programming: Messiaen's mystical and epic Visions de l'Amen, composed during World War II, appears alongside John Adams' boisterous and percussive Hallelujah Junction, inspired by a truck stop on the border of Nevada and California. The CD is completed with J.S. Bach's serenely moving Gotttes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, in an arrangement by the contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag.

Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)

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Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)

Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 76:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # MDG 309 0632-2 | Recorded: 1995

Alessandro Scarlatti’s 600-plus cantatas make him one of the more prolific exponents of a form that flourished in Italy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Though he’s generally credited with standardising cantata form, his early essays in the genre were often imaginatively varied, as is shown by the delectable Arcadian Academy disc. Rather than the usual two or three da capo arias alternating with recitatives, the four secular cantatas here boast opening sinfonias, closing ariosos, large numbers of movements and a range of aria-types. Bella madre dei fiori, for example, experiments with a mix of poetic strophes and instrumental ritornelli. Even so, this formal ingenuity would be of limited interest were it not for Scarlatti’s gifts for attractive melody and sensitive illustration of his texts.