Antonio Bertali

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (newfocusrecordings.com) -> 349 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Olde Focus Recordings / New Focus Recordings | FCR901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

ACRONYM is pleased to present the first recordings here of six sonatas by Antonio Bertali, and the first recordings in their present orchestrations of several more. Antonio Bertali was born in 1605 in Verona. In 1624 he moved to Vienna, where he was hired as a violinist and composer at the Habsburg Court and eventually served as Supremus Musices Praefectus of the Imperial orchestra. Following the death of Giovanni Valentini in 1649, King Ferdinand III appointed Bertali Kappellmeister—then the highest musical position in German-speaking lands—a post which he held until his death in 1669.
Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten - Antonio Bertali: La Maddalena (2016)

Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten - Antonio Bertali: La Maddalena (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 367 | Time: 01:07:48

Through the combination of sacred and profane that she embodies, the profoundly human personality of Mary Magdalene greatly inspired artists of the Baroque era, whether painters, poets or composers. It was in the sphere of influence of Italian oratorios, highly prized at the court of Vienna, that Antonio Bertali devoted a most moving sepolcro to her in 1663, a genre traditionally played during Holy Week. In 1617, in Mantua, it was in the form of theatrical interludes that she was honoured by court composers such as Salomone Rossi, Muzio Effrem and Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the prologue for this other Maddalena.
Antonio Bertali - Freiburger Barockorchester  Consort - Tausend Gülden (2000)

Antonio Bertali - Freiburger Barockorchester Consort - Tausend Gülden. Sonatas from the Habsburg Court
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 295 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Carus # 83.303 | Country/Year: Germany 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…The playing is superb, the intonation impeccable, the interpretation brilliantly original. Technically, these sonatas are well-done, with a live acoustic, but plenty of recorded detail to capture the clean playing by the FBO Consort.

Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 30, 2014
Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)

Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 434 MB
Label: Mirare | Catalog N.: MIR 9969 | TT: 79:18

Bertali’s life seems to embody the typical experiences that top-notch musician would expect during the seventeenth century: his playing and composing centered around court life. Bertali served under the Habsburgs of Austria. The program notes point out that, although he was mainly a composer of oratorio and opera, his instrumental works still merit attention. This point is made best by giving this disc a thorough hearing. The sonatas which make up the majority of the repertoire here are delightful miniatures. Highly sectional and often inspired by dance rhythms, these pieces sometimes feel like dance suites.
Scherzi Musicali & Nicolas Achten - Bertali: La Maddalena (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Scherzi Musicali & Nicolas Achten - Bertali: La Maddalena (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:32 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Through the combination of sacred and profane that she embodies, the profoundly human personality of Mary Magdalene greatly inspired artists of the Baroque era, whether painters, poets or composers. It was in the sphere of influence of Italian oratorios, highly prized at the court of Vienna, that Antonio Bertali devoted a most moving sepolcro to her in 1663, a genre traditionally played during Holy Week. In 1617, in Mantua, it was in the form of theatrical interludes that she was honoured by court composers such as Salomone Rossi, Muzio Effrem and Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the prologue for this other Maddalena.
Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antoni Bertali: Valoroso [2004]

Antoni Bertali - Valoroso (Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort) [2004]
Classical | Mirare MIR 9969 | TT: 79.12 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 433 Mb

Bertali’s life seems to embody the typical experiences that top-notch musician would expect during the seventeenth century: his playing and composing centered around court life. Bertali served under the Habsburgs of Austria. The program notes point out that, although he was mainly a composer of oratorio and opera, his instrumental works still merit attention. This point is made best by giving this disc a thorough hearing. The sonatas which make up the majority of the repertoire here are delightful miniatures. Highly sectional and often inspired by dance rhythms, these pieces sometimes feel like dance suites.
ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 366 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ACRONYM / New Focus Recordings | FCR906
Classical / Baroque / Early Music / Chamber Music

In seventeenth-century Germany, a Wunderkammer (typically translated as “Cabinet of Curiosities”) was a type of private museum collection in the home of an aristocrat. Always in search of the most fascinating music from this era, ACRONYM has unearthed a large number of previously unrecorded manuscript sonatas written by long-forgotten composers. Some of these pieces contain harmonic eccentricities, rhythmic or metric irregularities, or structural curiosities. This disc includes ten such works, ACRONYM's own musical Wunderkammer. The composers are Samuel Capricornus, Adam Drese, Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Oswald, Antonio Bertali, Daniel Eberlin, Philipp Jakob Rittler, Georg Piscator, Alessandro Poglietti, and Clemens Thieme.
Schmelzer & Co: Music at the Habsburg Court - Caecilia-Concert

Schmelzer & Co: Music at the Habsburg Court - Caecilia-Concert
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | scans | 381 MB | RS
Recorded: 15-17/1 2009, Laurentiuskerk, Mijnsheerenland, NL
Released: 2009 | Label: Challenge Classics CC72339 | TT: 75:45

Caecilia-Concert (Kathryn Cok - harpsichord & organ,
Wouter Verschuren - dulcian, Adam Woolf - trombone)

The versatile ensemble Caecilia-Concert, a group which specialises in the interpretation of 17th century music for instruments and voices, here perform pieces by a range of German and Italian Baroque composers who worked at the Habsburg Court including Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Joseph Fux, Marco Antonio Ferro, and Antonio Bertali. The works included on this CD are among the last, highly virtuosic compositions for a range of period instruments like the cornetto and the dulcian.
Georg Kallweit, Bjorn Colell - Passaggio: A Baroque Alpine Crossing (2017)

Georg Kallweit, Björn Colell - Passaggio: Eine Barocke Alpenüberquerung (2017)
works by Schmelzer, Piccinini, Marini, Bartolotti, Vilsmayr, Pandolfi Mealli, Muffat

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 540 | Time: 01:06:43

For several years now, the guitarist and lutenist Björn Colell and the Baroque violinist Georg Kallweit, Konzertmeister of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, have formed a noted duo called Ombra e Luce: ‘With only two musicians and two instruments, we aspire to a perfect rapport and a permanent dialogue. We have access to a rich repertory of original pieces from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries for violin and lute/theorbo: this was a widespread combination, essentially before 1700. We work a great deal on tone colours and nuances, spontaneity and improvisatory playing – a flexible and sensual interpretation of the works we perform, giving full value to chiaroscuro: ombra e luce! We are convinced that, played in this way, our “early music” can speak directly to the hearts even of listeners who are hearing it for the first time. This new recording, “Passagio”, is the result of our recent musical journeys. Setting out from Italy to go farther north, we have virtually and musically crossed the Alps with our instruments. The works on this recording shed a different light on the music of the courts of Modena, Bologna and Venice.’
Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, Roland Wilson - Giovanni Gabrieli: Christmas in Venice (2012)

Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, Roland Wilson - Giovanni Gabrieli: Christmas in Venice (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:17 | 397 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88691944742

This instrumental ensemble is appreciated for its dynamic vivacity, virtuosic precision, and the historical accuracy of its performance practices. The ensemble has been invited to many of the most important festivals, including the Prague Spring, Flanders Festival, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (Ancient Music Festival of Utrecht), Bach Tage Berlin (Berlin Bach Days), Ansbacher Bachwoche (Ansbach Bach Week), the York Early Music Festival, and Wratislavia Cantans.