Baroque

Cirque Du Soleil: Baroque Odyssey (1994)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 9, 2016
Cirque Du Soleil: Baroque Odyssey (1994)

Cirque Du Soleil: Anniversary Collection. Baroque Odyssey (1994)
DVD Video | Video_ts | 0hr 55mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 2.97 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Show | Musical | Fantasy

Cirque du Soleil's Anniversary Collection 1984-2005 is a 12-disc retrospective of the Canadian troupe's distinctive brand of performance, involving the fantastic feats of acrobatics and athleticism, balance and contortion; the single-ring techno circus; the multicolored lights and costumes; the abstract story lines of fantasy and self-discovery; the music that fuses rock, New Age, and various world influences; and the madcap clowns that prey on their live audiences.
English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)

English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 + 51:36 | 619 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 98532

It is only a short while since I reviewed a suite of dances from Rameau's opera, Nais. Now, hard on the heels of that disc (also conducted by McGegan, Harmonia Mundi, 7/95) comes a reissue of the entire work, albeit with judicious cuts. Nais was commissioned to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and first performed the following year. Thus it was a vocal counterpart to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, both pieces marking the conclusion of the War of the Austrian Succession. The present recording was made in 1980 following performances at London's Old Vic Theatre and at Versailles under the auspices of Lina Lalandi's enterprising English Bach Festival.
Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought)

Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Jane O. Newman
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0801476593 | 264 Pages | PDF | 714.72 KB
Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Susanna (1990)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Susanna (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:58:22 | 970 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi France | Catalog: 907168

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Susanna. Oratorio. First performed 1749. Complete version including all the music that Handel later deleted. Performed by Lorraine Hunt and Jill Feldman, soprano, Drew Minter, countertenor, Jeffrey Thomas, tenor, David Thomas and William Parker, bass; the U.C. Berkely Chamber Choir; the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco, conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Recorded live in September, 1989, at the Hertz Hall at the University of California.

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 18, 2017
Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:54 | 147 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Release Year: 2017

Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Montreal based Infusion Baroque has produced a much anticipated debut album featuring five trio sonatas by CPE Bach. Infusion Baroque is in high demand among early music concert presenters throughout North America. They maintain a busy touring schedule, and plan to release many albums following the present release. Their performances have been described as "dynamic and alive" with a stage presence that is "poised and elegant." Infusion Baroque is flutist Alexa Raine-Wright, violinist Sallynee Amawat, cellist Andrea Stewart, and harpsichordist Rona Nadler.

Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 17, 2017
Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271)

Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271) by Margaret Elizabeth Colvin
English | 2005 | ISBN: 9042018380 | 177 Pages | PDF | 784.97 KB

Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 17, 2017
Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities

Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities by David Castillo
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0472117211 | 204 Pages | PDF | 1.57 MB

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2017
London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 70:58 | 425 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1765

The London Baroque's traversal of the Baroque trio sonata across its various developments over time and into diverse national styles enters somewhat arcane territory here with a program of English trio sonatas of the 18th century. The program is chronological, at least by publication (the Op. 5 set of trio sonatas by Handel, though published in 1759, was assembled from earlier music from a variety of genres), and the pieces represented run from one of the first English examples of the trio sonata to Classical-style music in which the harpsichord continuo is almost superfluous.
Holland Baroque Society meets Eric Vloiemans - Old, New & Blue (2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Holland Baroque Society meets Eric Vloiemans - Old, New & Blue (2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 63:06 minutes | 1,73 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 63:06 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is the traditional English bridal rhyme, ending with and a silver sixpence in her shoe. Five little things, often pieces of clothes, small presents or even heirlooms to bring good luck to the bride. Something old stands for tradition and family, something new for a hopeful future and forthcoming happiness, something borrowed reminds the bride of all her friends, always ready to advise and assist, and something blue symbolises the love and fidelity of the new couple. And finally a silver sixpence to bring wealth.
Quatuor Mosaïque, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin - Boely - Musique de chambre (2009)

Quatuor Mosaïque, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin - Boely - Musique de chambre (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:26 | 406 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LABORIE Records | Catalog: 5

Alexandre Boely (1785-1858) was a French organist, pianist, and composer. Born into a musical family that worked in Paris and Versailles, he apparently never got the classical style out of his blood, even as Romantic music overtook Europe. His comparatively conservative tastes and distain for mainstream trends seems to have hindered his career and and relegated him to obscurity. However, one thing is certain from this recording, the man knew how to write interesting and even stirring chamber music.