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Purcell - Dido & Aeneas (Rene Jacobs) [2003]  Music

Posted by Aregak at April 18, 2017
Purcell - Dido & Aeneas (Rene Jacobs) [2003]

Purcell - Dido & Aeneas (Rene Jacobs) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 244.30 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMX 2901683

Henry Purcell's oft-recorded opera, "Dido and Aeneas", is in fact the only one he ever composed, and renowned Baroque specialist René Jacobs turns out to be an ideal interpreter of this seminal 17th-century musical allegory. Not even an hour in length, the opera is an ideal introduction to this period of classical music, as Purcell melds a tragic love story with Shakespearean-level theatricality and surprising comedy elements. This 2006 reissue of a 1998 performance doesn't have quite the dramatic vibrancy of Emmanuelle Haïm's 2004 six-instrument ensemble, but it compensates with scope and polish…
Vivica Genaux, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Vivica Genaux, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:33 minutes | Scans & Digital booklet | 3,77 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans & Digital booklet | 1,43 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Harmonia Mundi #– HMC 801778

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own.
B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 159:39 minutes | 3.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Making his Archiv opera debut, celebrated Handelian and Grammy award winner René Jacobs, the most exciting opera conductor of the day (Münchner Merkur), leads his dynamic, exquisitely honed B Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent and an outstanding cast in one of the composer s most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations recorded at Concertgebouw Brugge in summer 2013.
René Jacobs & Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

René Jacobs & Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 169:54 minutes | 3.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

'La finta giardiniera' has long been one of the lesser-known operas of the young Mozart, perhaps because the original Munich version, sung in Italian, quickly disappeared from the repertoire until it was revived in German from 1779 onwards.
NYCS, Gerard Schwarz; Paul Jacobs; Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish - Elliott Carter: The Minotaur, Piano Sonata, Two Songs (2015)

Elliott Carter: The Minotaur, Piano Sonata, Two Songs (2015)
New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz; Paul Jacobs; Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb | Time: 01:01:57
Genre: Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch | # 9 79248-2

Commissioned by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society, The Minotaur is an exploration of the neo-classical style that marked the last traditional narrative Carter composed. It is joined on this album by settings of two poems by Robert Frost and the Piano Sonata, together illuminating the composer’s oft-overlooked early works; the details of these early pieces are at once complex, immediately graspable, and immensely powerful.

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Jan. 25, 2018
Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, 2nd Edition

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, 2nd Edition by Ellen T. Harris
English | December 5, 2017 | ISBN: 0190271663, 0190271671 | PDF | 272 pages | 25.3 MB
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017)

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 220 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi – 902291 | Tracks: 15 | Time: 45:55 min
Classical, Choral, Vocal

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration. In 2016 a young French composer, Pierre-Henri Dutron, persuaded René Jacobs to perform his own revision of the Requiem completed by Süssmayr. This new version was created with great success in a series of five concerts around Europe in November 2016. We now present its first studio recording, released exclusively on harmonia mundi.

Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Dec. 14, 2017
Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)

René Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) | 232 min | 7.19+6.11 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Nederlands | Recorded: 1996

Cavalli was the leading composer of opera in Venice during the 1650s, and Calisto (which premiered in November 1651) finds him at the height of his powers. Giovanni Faustini’s mythologically based libretto for Calisto tells the story of the amorous trials of two couples: Calisto, a female devotee of the goddess Diana, and her pursuer, Jove; and Diana herself, and the shepherd Endymion. As a follower of Diana, Calisto has rejected carnal relations with men; as a result, in order to win her affection, Jove disguises himself as Diana, and Calisto willingly follows him in that guise to enjoy carnal pleasure. Calisto’s actions invoke the wrath of both Diana herself, and of Jove’s wife Juno. According to the myth, Calisto is transformed into a bear, and will later ascend to the firmament as the constellation Ursa Minor. Diana, in Faustini’s version, finally admits to loving Endymion; they remain devoted to each other, but their relationship remains unconsummated.
Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1994)

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:32 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 436 992-2

Christopher Hogwood has found himself a dream cast here, with even the smallest roles taken by big names. There are a couple of surprises along the way, such as the underage First Sailor (sung by a slightly quavery treble) and the cross-dressing Sorceress, here taken by a bass. Still David Thomas cackles and machinates with the best of them, so don't let that put you off.
English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1986)

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:10 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 299-2

At under an hour this mini-masterpiece should be in every opera-lover's collection. There are scores of versions available but I tend to favour those with a Dido of really starry vocal quality given that her torments lie at the heart of the opera and all other considerations are secondary: Purcell and his librettist Nathum Tate make little of Aeneas's psychology and the other roles are all supplementary, reflecting upon Dido's plight, even to the extent of some suggesting that the Sorceress is her alter ego.