Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble

Nils-Erik Sparf, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1985)

Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op.8 (1985)
Nils-Erik Sparf, baroque violin; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-275 | Time: 00:39:58

If listeners had to commit to a single version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for the rest of their lives, this 1984 BIS recording would be thoroughly satisfying choice. Superbly played, brilliantly recorded period instrument performances of this perennial masterpiece are all but a dime a dozen, and the differences between Hogwood's and Pinnock's and Harnoncourt's readings don't begin to make up for the fatal boredom of their performances. This version with Nils-Erik Sparf and the Drottningholm Court Baroque Ensemble would be an ideal choice because theirs is the freshest performance of the piece. Beyond their excellent technique and impeccable sense of style, Sparf and the Swedish musicians bring joy and enthusiasm to the music, and sound like they are in turn receiving happiness and energy from the music. There's real pleasure here, and real affection, as if the concertos were newly composed and these were their world premieres. Filled out with witty accounts of Vivaldi's F major Concerto for Bassoon and his G minor Concerto for Flute and Bassoon, this disc is a delight.
Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004)

Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:11 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Cantata, Opera | Label: Caprice Records | Catalog: 21734

That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.

Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Purcell: The Tempest (2000)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 28, 2015
Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Purcell: The Tempest (2000)

Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Purcell: The Tempest (2000)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 345 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 184 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8554262

The period instruments of the Toronto-based Aradia Baroque Ensemble provide spry, vibrant accompaniment…The voices sing with relish, fluency and refined inflection of the words, and Kevin Mallon directs with a good rhythmic bounce and an acute ear for apt phrasing.
Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (The Scholars Baroque Ensemble, David van Asch / Naxos 1994)

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (The Scholars Baroque Ensemble, David van Asch / Naxos 1994)
1 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 255 MB in 3 parts | TT 57:48 | Covers, Complete Booklet, Bonus Material
Classical | Baroque Opera | Label: Naxos | Cat.Nr: 8.553108 | RAR 3% Rec. | Sharebee = Megaupload + DepositFiles + zSHARE + Badongo (NO Rapidshare)
Recording: All Saints Church, East Finchley, from 16th to 18th October, 1994

Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 3, 2010
Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete

Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete (Niklas Eklund)
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans | CD1:57’29; CD2:65’15; CD3:64’25 | 881 MB
Classical | Released: 1998 | Label: Naxos

Niklas Eklund, the baroque trumpet phenomenon returns with another superb representation of the baroque sound of the trumpet. He is here accompanied by the lovely singing of soprano Susanne Rydén whose voices weaves in and out with both the trumpet sound of Niklas Eklund and the ensemble playing of the London Baroque.

Vivaldi - The Concerto Collection (8 CD Box set) 2006  Music

Posted by toma80 at April 12, 2016
Vivaldi - The Concerto Collection (8 CD Box set) 2006

Vivaldi - The Concerto Collection (8 CD Box set) 2006
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 137 | 08:29:39 | 1,14 Gb
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics

There is no composer whose music was as direct and immediate as the music of Vivaldi, and listen to her is not difficult. The style of Vivaldi clear, simple and melodic. Despite the accusations that his music is too repetitive, and one piece is very similar to another, listen carefully - and you immediately become visible the subtle differences in melody, texture and mood.

Joseph Martin Kraus - Funeral Music for Gustav III  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Jan. 28, 2011
Joseph Martin Kraus - Funeral Music for Gustav III

Joseph Martin Kraus - Funeral Music for Gustav III
EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 261MB
CD | Classical | 1992 | Musica Sveciae | Playing Time: 64'46"

The assassination of Gustav III, Sweden's "theatre king", ended one of the most brilliant periods in the country's culture. And it was followed by a ceremony fully on a par with the tragic event itself: a kind of heroic opera about the Third of the Gustavs, staged in the royal burial church, Riddarholmskyrkan. Joseph Martin Kraus, the greatest of the Gustavian composers and royal Kapellmeister, conducted his Funeral Cantata. Strongly personal in its despair, wrath, and grief, this highly dramatic creation was the joint work of three of the age's leading minds, in music, poetry and décor.
Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias (2017)

Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:46 min | 345 MB
Label: Klanglogo | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Georg Frederic Handel was a true cosmopolitan: in Italy, he gained a familiarity with opera; in London, he himself stood in the limelight. Texts in Handel's native language, in contrast, feature only very sparsely within his oeuvre. Among these, the Neun Deutsche Arien are his last settings of German texts. Handel did not specify the instrumentation for these pieces, allowing modern-day performers to forge musical partnerships at their leisure: the inspiring cooperation between the young countertenor Fritz Spengler and the Baroque ensemble Contrapunctus has resulted in an album that aims to underline the importance of the German aria in the Baroque age.
Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jonas Nordberg - Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jonas Nordberg - Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:53 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings on BIS, ranging from a nine-disc set with 17th-century composer Jacob van Eyck's complete Der Fluyten Lust-hof to the recent Rock that Flute, with music for recorder and strings written in 2013 by the Dutch composer Chiel Meijering. During a recording career that stretches over almost 30 years, Laurin keeps returning to one particular set of works, however: the concertos by Antonio Vivaldi.
Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set) {Brilliant Classics}

Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | covers | 11105 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 5438 mb
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics / 92389

This 40 CD box set complete works of Antonio Vivaldi is one in a series of ten entitled `The Masterworks' issued on the Brilliant Classics label.