Armonico Tributo

Armonico Tributo, Lorenz Duftschmid - Georg Muffat: Nobilis Juventus (1999)

Armonico Tributo, Lorenz Duftschmid - Georg Muffat: Nobilis Juventus (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:34 | 400 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 635-2

Emotions ruffle the elegant surface of these instrumental suites by Georg Muffat - caprice, melancholy, martial fervor, amorous longing - and like ripples on a moonlit pond, they shimmer and are gone. They're only ripple deep, these musical evocations, easily recognized but not sustained. Even the titles are stylized - "Indissoluble Friendship", "Noble Youth", Chaconne of the "Lucky Stars", "Quis Hic?".. Who's There? Who indeed? The dancing master, of course! The five suites are composed of the familiar courtly dances of the 17th Century: minuets, bourees, gigues, sarabandes, gavottes, all so exquisitely graceful that one can easily visualize the dancers in their brocades and lace.
Georg Muffat - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Armonico Tributo (1996, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 901581)

Georg Muffat - Armonico Tributo
Ensemble 415 / Jesper Christensen / Chiara Banchini
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 315 MB | Full Artwork: 63 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 901581 | Country/Year: France 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"
Muffat - Armonico Tributo (Roy Goodman, Peter Holman) (2005)

Muffat - Armonico Tributo (Roy Goodman, Peter Holman) (2005)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 340 MB
Label: Hyperion | Catalog N.: CDH55191 | TT: 59:05

Label Hyperion has created one of the finest recordings of Muffat's instrumental music ever made: the Parley of Instruments' Muffat: Armonico Tributo. Beautifully recorded at St. Jude-on-the-Hill in London, the Parley of Instruments is jointly led by Peter Holman and Roy Goodman, neither of whom allow any whiny string playing or desultory tempi; the playing is as crisp as the music is fresh.
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - La Margarita: Music for the Court of Vienna & Prague - Armonico Tributo Austria

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - La Margarita: Music for the Court of Vienna & Prague
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 335 MB | TT: 70:00 | Rapidshare
Armonico Tributo Austria, Lorenz Duftschmid | Recording: 27-30 June & 10-11 Sept. 1995 St. Ulrichskirche, Stanz | Released: 1996 | Label: Arcana A 33

Schmelzer's many-sided musical talent gives us a detailed glimpse of court life in Vienna and Prague under his imperial employers Ferdinand III (1637-1657) and Leopold I (1657-1705).
Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704): Armonico Tributo, 1682 (Ars Antiqua Austria, dir. Gunar Letzbor) (P) 2005

Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704): Armonico Tributo, 1682 (Ars Antiqua Austria, dir. Gunar Letzbor)
Classical - Old Music - Chamber Music | 1CD | FLAC + Cover + Booklet, 4 parts 348 MB ***new scanned ***
(P) 2005, Symphonia, Sycat 00183

Biber & Muffat - Sonatas - Freiburger Barockorchester Consort  Music

Posted by zamorna at Dec. 16, 2009
Biber & Muffat - Sonatas - Freiburger Barockorchester Consort

Biber & Muffat - Sonatas
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 326 MB | RS
Recorded: Jan. & Apr. 1993, Church of Maria Minor, Utrecht, Netherlands
Released: 2002 [1994] | Label: DHM 05472 77844 2 | TT: 59:00

Freiburger Barockorchester Consort

This is wonderful music and the Freiburger Barockorchester Consort play it with a rhythmic vitality and elasticity that is at times toe-tappingly infectious. Their performances of the Biber sonatas have a verve and energy and combined with an admirable rhythmic flexibility, so that each of the varied short sections moves naturally into the next. Part of their secret is to give each little section its full due, irrespective of length. This makes for a lively but coherent performance of each sonata. And in the slower sections they are able to thin their tone down to a wonderful transparency. The Muffatt sonatas are rather more robust but here also, the group shines. (Robert Hugill, musicweb-international.com, 2003)

Schmelzer & Muffat - Sonatas - London Baroque  Music

Posted by zamorna at Dec. 8, 2009
Schmelzer & Muffat - Sonatas - London Baroque

Schmelzer & Muffat - Sonatas
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 336 MB | RS
Recorded: Oct. 1985 | Released: 1992 [1986] | Label: HMA 1901220 | TT: 61:29
London Baroque (dir. Charles Medlam)

One of London Baroque's first recordings, this 1986 issue of chamber sonatas by Schmelzer and Muffat retains its power to charm, move, and thrill. (James Leonard, All Music Guide)
Ensemble is crisp and well balanced and intonation is excellent. […] The two violinists are beautifully matched but special praise must go to Ingrid Seifert for her passionate account of the Sonata a tre to which the designation Lament has speculatively been appended. […] All in all then, a fine release of interesting sonatas, imaginatively performed and beautifully recorded. (Gramophone, Nov. 1986)
I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)

I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch & 6 ch
Progressive Rock / RPI | AMS | Scans | 01:59:25 | ~ 4.37 Gb

Franco Battiato is one of the most successful singers in Italy. He began his career as a "light" singer, recording a few singles. In 1971 he started his particular journey through experimental music, recording his proggiest issues: "Fetus", "Pollution", "Sulle corde di Aries". Some very atmospheric parts and some very melodic songs make these records worthwhile, along with musical references to the arabic culture and italian folk that will surface from time to time in all of his following output…
Julia Lezhneva, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Handel (2015)

Julia Lezhneva, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Handel (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:50 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 6766

The athletic Italian- (and Latin-) language arias of the young Handel, almost unknown to general audiences a few decades ago, have become almost a rite of passage for young sopranos, so it's no surprise to see the highly praised soprano Julia Lezhneva come along with a collection of them for her second solo album. It's an attractive set showing that Lezhneva knows how to play to her strengths. There are just enough of the big showpieces to prove that she can acquit herself fine in them (and indeed she has done the likes of Vivaldi very well in the past), but the majority of the program is devoted to displaying her rather uncanny silvery sound.
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 1: La Passione (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 1: La Passione (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:41 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

‘Symphony No. 49 is of dramatic inspiration, as is the finale of the 39th (with four horns!) in a fairly “Gluckist” style. We are at the beginnings of Sturm und Drang.