Herbert Von Karajan - Albinoni, Pachelbel, Corelli & Manfredini, Vivaldi (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 345 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 199 mb | Scans included | 60 min
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Rel: 1987
It has been said that "the man of the Baroque loves unrest and tension and the overwhelmingly pathetic". In some ways the remark seems odd: after all, is it not the Baroque era, say from 1600 to 1750, that produced the stately court music of Purcell, the dignified oratorios and anthems of Handel, and the triumphant intellectual achievement of Bach's Art of Fuguel Of course it is. Yet on actually experiencing these works as a listener, one realizes that music did not have to wait until Beethoven and the Romantic period for strong feelings to be expressed. The beginning of the 17th century, indeed, saw the birth - or, after the ancient Greeks, the rebirth - of the music drama or opera. This happened in Italy, with Monteverdi among the early operatic masters. And in instrumental music, too, Italian composers learned how to move a listener to sweet emotions that purged the soul and refreshed the heart.