Baroque

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Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, Op. 9 (1987) 2CDs
Monica Huggett (violin); Raglan Baroque Players; Nicholas Kraemer, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
Classical | Label: EMI | # CDS 7 47829 8 | Time: 01:56:39

For all the charges of unacceptable schematicism levelled at Vivaldi and his kind, Monica Huggett, as supremely imaginative as well as technically and stylistically accomplished an exponent of the baroque violin as any, demonstrates clearly that this music benefits from the guiding hand of a charismatic interpreter: her delivery of Vivaldi’s exuberant, even manic, inspiration is never less than involving and, in the slow movements, never less than touching.
Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 72:37 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The great Johann Sebastian Bach was the first who arranged famous baroque organ concertos (for example by Vivaldi) for solo organ. Kei Koito's album 'Baroque Organ Concertos' presents a selection of famous baroque organ concertos in transcriptions for organ alone.
Patricia Petibon - Nouveau monde - Baroque Arias and Songs (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Patricia Petibon - Nouveau monde - Baroque Arias and Songs (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:37 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Admired for her remarkable creative imagination and exemplary musicianship, soprano Patricia Petibon, in her newest album for Deutsche Grammophon, offers a treasure-trove of fascinating Baroque curiosities guaranteed to enthral both the Baroque aficionado and the casual listener.
Regula Mühlemann - Cleopatra - Baroque Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Regula Mühlemann - Cleopatra - Baroque Arias (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:51 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For her first Sony Classical album of Mozart arias, the young Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann received fantastic reviews all over the world. She was introduced to an audience of millions in 2016 at the ZDF Advent Concert from the Frauenkirche in Dresden, where she conquered the audience along with the second soloist of the evening, Sonya Yoncheva.
Musica Sequenza - Sampling Baroque - Handel (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Musica Sequenza - Sampling Baroque - Handel (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:21 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„The deaf have found their ears, -their eyes the blind“. It was with these words that an unnamed English poet hymned George Frideric Handel in 1724, hailing his unparalleled impact on London’s musical scene. Handel had first come to the English capital in 1710, at a time when Italian opera was largely neglected in Britain. Not until 1719 did the city’s nobility establish the first operatic venture, the Royal Academy of Music. It lasted for only nine seasons. Within the space of three decades Handel wrote almost forty operas, founding his own opera companies and often suffering financial ruin in consequence. The market for opera in 18th-century London was volatile.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Giovanni Battista & Giuseppe Sammartini, Sardelli, Alessandro Scarlatti [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Giovanni Battista & Giuseppe Sammartini, Sardelli, Alessandro Scarlatti [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 58.43+53.51+69.49+69.30+44.32+44.15 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.74 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!
Bernhard Hofstötter - Campion: Music for Baroque Guitar (2017)

Bernhard Hofstötter - Campion: Music for Baroque Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:50 min | 259 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

A distinguished addition to the extensive Brilliant Classics catalogue of guitar music brings yet another new name to the catalogue, that of François Campion. Born in Rouen around 1685, Campion published an influential teaching method for the guitar but his own music is far more than merely academic. Here are Gavottes, fugues, preludes and ‘tombeaux’ (written in memory of contemporaries) that exploit and stretch his instrument’s potential for polyphonic complexity to a degree unprecedented for his time. The album closes with a wonderfully elaborate passacaglia with 36 variations.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora,  Platti [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora, Platti [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 66.28+68.40+60.40+56.36+63.23+65.38 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.98 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!
John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 473 Mb | Total time: 58:20+59:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 806-2 | Recorded: 1990

Listening to this work so soon after hearing Zauberflote one is amazed anew that Mozart could write two such totally contrasted pieces within months of each other. Here, in the composer's last opera seria, we are in another world, one of formality tempered by the deep emotions engendered by love and jealousy. Instead of birdcatchers and Masonic rights we are dealing with historic figures in a supposedly historic context with down-to-earth feelings. For each Mozart finds precisely the appropriate music.
John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo[1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 832 Mb | Total time: 78:02+70:45+61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 674-2 | Recorded: 1990

“This is unquestionably the most vital and authentic account of Idomeneo to date on disc. We have here what was given at the work's first performance in Munich plus, in appendices, what Mozart wanted, or was forced, to cut before that premiere and the alternative versions of certain passages, so that various combinations of the piece can be programmed by the listener. Gardiner's direct, dramatic conducting catches ideally the agony of Idomeneo's terrible predicament – forced to sacrifice his son because of an unwise row. This torment of the soul is also entirely conveyed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson in the title role to which Anne Sofie von Otter's moving Idamante is an apt foil. Sylvia McNair is a diaphanous, pure-voiced Ilia, Hillevi Martinpelto a properly fiery, sharp-edged Elettra.