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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.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Pergolesi: Septem verba a Christo (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Pergolesi: Septem verba a Christo (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:19 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Now attributed to Pergolesi on the basis of recent research, the ‘Seven Words of Christ’ has been regarded as ‘one of the most heartfelt works of art, full of profound tenderness and an all-conquering sense of beauty’ [Hermann Scherchen, on its discovery in 1930]. However, his judgment has remained unheeded and only the discovery of two more manuscripts in the abbeys of Kremsmünster and Aldersbach, by the musicologist Reinhard Fehling, prompted the firm of Breitkopf & Härtel to publish a critical edition.
René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011) [Official Digital Download]

René Jacobs & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Agrippina (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 202:39 minutes | 1.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After his acclaimed explorations of such Handel operas as Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, René Jacobs now tackles the first great operatic success of the ‘caro Sassone’ (Venice, 1710), the climax of his Italian period. This version reconstructs the work in its original conception, the only one to combine explosive topicality with extreme dramatic cogency. As a result, this tale of amorous intrigues against a background of Roman history, the ‘prequel’ to Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, emerges more fascinating than ever.
René Jacobs - Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

René Jacobs - Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 92:33 minutes | 1.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Composed at a time when neither oratorio nor opera existed, this Rappresentatione premiered in February 1600 is a magisterial musical drama. In its dialogue between Soul and Body – an emblematic theme of the Counter-Reformation – it employs singers, chorus, and an extensive orchestra whose varied timbres both accompany and characterise the soloists. At the dawn of the Baroque revolution, song, stage action, dance, and instrumental music combine in perfect harmony.

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…

Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Nov. 27, 2013
Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]

Blow - Venus & Adonis (Rene Jacobs) [1999]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 212.4 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: HMC 901684 | TT: 51'00

John Blow described Venus and Adonis as a masque, but for all intents and purposes, it's an opera, as fully as Dido and Aeneas is, and it should make anyone who considers the Purcell the first English opera think again. The two works have much in common in their dramatic structure, subject matter, length, and level of musical expressiveness. Based on the quality of Blow's work, it's surprising that the piece isn't frequently programmed on a double bill with Dido and Aeneas…
Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas & Music for The Gordian Knot Unty'd  (1994)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas & Music for The Gordian Knot Unty'd (1994)
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 254,93 MB
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan | Released: 1994 | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Performing Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' is a task that has made conductors very curious - the many and varied recordings and performances of it prove it. The circumstances in which the work was originally performed is somewhat vague, the manner of performing Purcell generally is not very clear, the scores found are varied (no manuscript was ever found) and there are two missing parts - the prologue and probably a ballet or choir section at the end of the second act. I have heard several recordings of the work, however, I feel McGegan has done it in a way which sounds just right, as if this is how ot should have been done. First of all, the choice of basing the performance on a couple of the scores found seems to be appropriate, and in my opinion the right mix was done here. Lorraine Hunt makes a brilliant Dido, she has a very dramatic power mixed with a pure voice and a great sense of the time. Lisa Saffer is the most wonderfull Belinda I have ever heard, singing softly and sweetly and expressing the character very strongly.
La aventuras de Blake, Mortimer y Jacobs - El teatro del misterio

La aventuras de Blake, Mortimer y Jacobs - El teatro del misterio
Spanish | CBR | 16 páginas | 13.9 MB
Creadas por Edgar P. Jacobs