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)

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
Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque - J. S. Bach: Double & Triple Concertos (2013) [24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque - Bach: Double & Triple Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 65:24 minutes | 2,23 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Digital booklet

The dynamic ensemble Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 by violinist and director Rachel Podger as resident ensemble at her annual Brecon Baroque Festival. Experience Rachel Podger's unique brand of Baroque music as she tackles Bach's Double and Triple violin concertos with the Brecon Baroque ensemble.

Antonio Vivaldi - The Masterworks  

Posted by Bibixy at Sept. 3, 2013
Antonio Vivaldi - The Masterworks

Antonio Vivaldi - The Masterworks
Brilliant | 2004 | 40 CD | 40 RAR | 4.30Gb
Lame encoded | MP3 VBR 260Kbs | Covers | Tracks

A good choice of the Red Priest's works performed by The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock - Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble- Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini- Il Giardino Armonico- Musica ad Rhenum- I Filarmonici- English Chamber Orchestra- Holland Boys Choir- Clemencic Consort- Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra…

Haydn - Complete Works for Lute & Strings  Music

Posted by alekhno at Nov. 24, 2009
Haydn - Complete Works for Lute & Strings

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete Works for Lute and Strings
Classical | X Lossless Decoder | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 350 Mb | rs.com | 1994
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Jakob Lindberg, lute
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin
Lars Brolin, viola
Olof Larsson, cello

Bach - Cantatas BWV 54, 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Orchestral Suite BWV 1067 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) (2011)

Bach - Cantatas BWV 54, 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Orchestral Suite BWV 1067 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) (2011)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 350.79 MB
Label: Analekta | Cat. N.: AN 2 9878 | TT - 68:47

Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the Suite in A minor, a violin-and-strings transcription (and according to musicologist Joshua Rifkin a reconstruction of an original version) of the Suite in B minor for orchestra, BWV 1067; you couldn't call it gutsy, but the degree of control and consistency is impressive.

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 29, 2016
Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:05 | 136 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monteverdi was a pioneer of the musical style we now call Baroque, but the Mass on this record is in classic Renaissance style and the music might have been written in the 1500s rather than the 1600s.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 497 MB | 01:11:56
Classical, Folk, World | Label: Masterworks | Release Year: 2016

The new album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy®-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more.