Barbara Strozzi

La Venexiana - Barbara Strozzi: Primo Libra de' Madrigali (1997)

La Venexiana - Barbara Strozzi: Primo Libra de' Madrigali (1997)
Baroque | EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Covers | TT 62’00 | 258.45 MB
La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina
Released: 1997 | Label: Cantus

The members of the ensemble La Venexiana won in 1994 the Gramophone Award for Early Music under the name Concerto Italiano. They are some of the most experienced European performers in the early music field, and have been singing together for many years, establishing a new style in Italian early music performances: a warm, truly Mediterranean blend of textual declamation, textural color and harmonic refinement. This repertoire seems to be created as if to let them fully show their expressive powers. Barbara Strozzi's talent shines in this pieces, designed to show her excepcional dramatic powers and unique gifts for musical imaginery. Many of these madrigals have the appearance of a succession of operatic scenes in miniature, each with its particular dramatic atmosphere and with the participation of several soloists.
Barbara Strozzi - Diporti di Euterpe - Emanuela Galli - Paul Beier - Ensemble Galilei

Barbara Strozzi - Diporti di Euterpe - Emanuela Galli - Paul Beier - Ensemble Galilei
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 240Mb
Classical | Stradivarius STR 336087

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 8, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:57 minutes | 753 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honour in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. Among the featured artists are three world-famous actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin.
Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon - Strozzi: Virtuosissima Compositrice (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon - Strozzi: Virtuosissima Compositrice (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:54 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The virtuoso Venetian diva of the 17th century, Barbara Strozzi, Monteverdi's heiress, journeys the passions of the soul through a daring mosaic of styles and rhythms. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, who is one of the rising generation of baroque conductors, is leading a major research project on the specific parameters which make up musical performance, paying particular attention to improvisation techniques and the relationship between text and music. His work at the Ambronay Festival has focused on the performance of 17th-century Italian music including rich and little-known repertoire of motets and madrigals by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and Antonia Bembo.

Strozzi: Vocal Works / Ens Poïésis  Music

Posted by knmn at Jan. 26, 2008
Strozzi: Vocal Works / Ens Poïésis

Strozzi: Vocal Works / Ens Poïésis
Baroque | 2006 | 1 CD | 307 Mb | APE/CUE/LOG/SCANS | Rs.Com
Magdalena Kozena, Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl - Lettere Amorose (2010)

Magdalena Kožená, Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl - Lettere Amorose (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8764 | 01:01:34

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's collection of vocal solos (plus a few instrumental tracks) from the early Baroque, Lettere Amorose, "Love Letters," is a delight. The recital includes some familiar pieces like d'India's Cruda Amarilli, Monteverdi's Sì dolce è il tormento, and Sanz's giddy dance, Canarios, but consists largely of repertoire that's more obscure but no less engaging. Merula's lullaby chaconne Hor ch'è tempo di dormire is a jewel, gorgeously idiosyncratic and deeply emotional. Caccini's erotic Odi, Euterpe, 'I dolce canto could be mistaken for mature Monteverdi at his most mischievous, but it dates from 1601 or 1602, when Monteverdi was at an early stage in his career. A real standout of the album is Strozzi's L'Eraclito amoroso: Udite amanti, which alternates sections of extravagantly expressive recitative with a ravishingly lyrical chaconne. Kozená easily has the technique to make the music glow and the dramatic gifts to bring it movingly to life. Her sharply characterized interpretations of the songs make each of them seem as fully realized and potent as a short operatic scene. Her voice has the burnished warmth of a mezzo, but can gleam when she soars into her upper register, and throughout she maintains an exquisite purity.

Roberta Mameli & Luca Pianca - Anime Amanti (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 29, 2017
Roberta Mameli & Luca Pianca - Anime Amanti (2017)

Roberta Mameli & Luca Pianca - Anime Amanti
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:06 min | 260 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

A voice, a lute, a sigh. Nothing could be simpler and more immemorial. This expression of sentiments and emotions, of the intermittencies of the heart and the shadows of the soul, is of course as old as the world. Yet it was truly a reconquest of the Renaissance.

VA - Udite, amanti! (2017) (Serena Jansen)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 11, 2017
VA - Udite, amanti! (2017) (Serena Jansen)

VA - Udite, amanti! (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 300 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Self-released

Serena along with Regina Albanez on theorbo and baroque guitar and Pauline Schenk on harpsichord recorded the CD "Udite, amanti" (Listen, dear ones!). The CD is an anthology of early Baroque songs by composers such as Monteverdi, Merula, Strozzi, Caccini and Lambert. Inja Botden accompanies three songs along on baroque cello and guest tenor Georgi Sztojanov will sing two duets with Serena.
Marco Beasley - Accordone - Il sogno d'Orfeo (Monteverdi, Purcell, Calestani, Strozzi, Pagano) [2000]

Marco Beasley - Accordone - Il sogno d'Orfeo (Monteverdi, Purcell, Calestani, Strozzi, Pagano) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 264 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD247 | TT: 54’18

Live record from a concert in the "Resonanzen 1999" series, Wiener Konzerthaus 1999.

Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 1, 2016
Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simone Kermes, La Magnifica Comunita, Enrico Casazza - Love (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:23 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A collection of beautiful baroque and renaissance love songs that reflect the versatility of love – passionate, dramatic and addictive by the most popular composers of this time, from Monteverdi, Purcell, Cesti to Merula and Dowland. The arrangement, cast of instruments, and recording set up is as such that the “pop song” quality, the contemporary and eternal spirit, the immediacy of these compositions is revealed. All sung with the unique legato, pure, and silver quality that makes Simone Kermes' voice so special. This is Simone Kermes' most intimate and personal album yet.