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.
Kevin Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Caldara: Vaticini di Pace, Sinfonias Nos.5 & 6 (1996)

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Caldara: Vaticini di Pace, Sinfonias Nos.5 & 6 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 65:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553772 | Recorded: 1996

This cantata was commissioned by Ruspoli and performed in his palace; it's likely that the cantata performed for the Pope's Christmas celebration the following year was in fact this same composition. It's a joyful, blissful work, full of flowing arias that provide opportunities for great singers, such as the Roman elite supported in numbers, to show off. The four soloists of Aradia Baroque Ensemble (two sopranos, one mezzo, and one tenor) rise brilliantly to the occasion, with beautiful nuanced voices and bravura technique. The large string ensemble, led by Kevin Mallon, supports the four singers as gently yet firmly as a calm sea supports a floating gull.
Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano - Bach: Variations on Variations (Arr. for Baroque Ensemble) (2017) [24/88]

Rinaldo Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano - Bach: Variations on Variations (Arr. for Baroque Ensemble) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 61:13 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this programme entitled Variations on Variations, Rinaldo Alessandrini, one of the today’s references on Baroque music, has chosen to adapt the Goldberg Variations and the Aria variata alla maniera italiana - initially composed for the keyboard - for small string ensemble, from duo to quartet.
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
Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Ryden - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)

Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Ryden - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 916 Mb | Total time: 57:00+65:17+64:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503041 | Recorded: 1995,1996

The Swedish trumpet-player Niklas Eklund, born in Göteborg (Gothenburg) in 1969, trained at the School of Music and Musicology of Göteborg University. Further studies took place under the tutelage of Edward H. Tarr at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. After five years as solo trumpet with the Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra, he left the orchestra in the autumn of 1996 to further his career as a soloist. Since then he has appeared with leading ensembles and conductors such as Zubin Metha, John Eliot Gardiner, Heinz Holliger, András Schiff, Robert King, Eric Ericson, Reinhard Goebel, Gustav Leonhardt, the London Baroque, the Bach Ensemble (New York), the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the English Baroque Soloists. In 1996 he was the first-prize winner of the first Altenburg International Baroque Trumpet Competition, in Bad Säckingen. He participated in Sir John Eliot Gardner’s Bach Pilgrimage performances and recordings in 2000, appearing in concerts throughout the world.
Christophe Coin, Les Chantres de la Chapelle, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges - Mondonville: Grand Motets (1997)

Christophe Coin, Les Chantres de la Chapelle, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges - Mondonville: Grand Motets (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:09 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Auvidis Astree | Catalog: E8614

Perhaps the leading post-Harnoncourt cellist in the early music movement, Christophe Coin has developed a particular interest in music of late eighteenth century Vienna. He began studying the cello as a child in Caen, then enrolled in the Paris Conservatory, where his principal teacher was André Navarra. After taking first prize in a conservatory competition, Coin moved to Vienna where, at the Academy for Music, he became a disciple of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and performed in the latter's Concentus Musicus.

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.

Antonio Vivaldi - The Masterworks  Music

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…