Albinoni Magnificat

MAGNIFICAT  Music

Posted by alekhno at Feb. 1, 2008
MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat Vivaldi, Albinoni, Sammartini, Caldara
Budapest Madrigal Choir The Budapest Strings

Classical | FLAC & CUE | 1 CD | Covers | 363 Mb | rs.com
La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler - The Italian Job: Caldara, Corelli, Tartini, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Torelli (2017)

The Italian Job: Caldara, Corelli, Tartini, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Torelli (2017)
La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler, violin & direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:22
Classical, Baroque | Label: Avie Records | # AV2371

The English, historical-instrument, Baroque ensemble La Serenissima (the term was a nickname for the city of Venice) has specialized in somewhat scholarly recordings that nevertheless retain considerable general appeal, and the group does it again with this release. The program offers some lesser-known composers, and some lesser-known pieces by famous composers like the tiny and fascinating Concerto alla rustica for two oboes, bassoon, strings, and continuo, RV 151. What ties the program together formally is that it covers a range of Italian cities that were becoming cultural centers as they declined in political power: not only Venice (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Caldara), but also Padua (Tartini), Bologna (Torelli), and Rome (Corelli). There are several works by composers known only for one or two big hits, and these are especially rewarding. Sample the opening movement of Tartini's Violin Concerto E major, DS 51, with its unusual phrase construction and daringly chromatic cadenza passage: it has the exotic quality for which Tartini became famous, but it does not rely on sheer virtuosity. That work is played by leader Adrian Chandler himself, but he also chooses pieces for a large variety of other solo instruments: the Italian Baroque was about more than the violin. Each work on the album has something to recommend it, and collectively the performances may make up the best album of 2017 whose booklet includes footnotes.
Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Albinoni: 12 Concerti a cinque Op. 5 (2000)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Albinoni: 12 Concerti a cinque Op. 5 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 76:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN0663 | Recorded: 2000

Albinoni might be described as a specialist in the medium of the Concerto a cinque, of which he composed 54, published at intervals during almost half his productive life. The first six appeared in his Op 2 (1700), together with six sonatas from which they inherited some structural features, and were followed in 1707 by the 12 of Op 5. They were 'halfway houses' on the road to the violin concerto per se as we know it – and as Vivaldi established it four years later.Virtuoso passages for a solo violin appear only en passant in flanking movements and 'symmetrically' in the Adagios of Nos 3, 6, 9 and 12. Each Concerto is in three-movement form and all the finales are fugal, as they are in the Op 2, though in their simplicity they sound rather like rondos.
George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger, Wren Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 57:44+68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 455-2 | Recorded: 1976, 1981, 1986

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.
Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 50:19 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Since 1987, the year he founded Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet has been a major figure in musical life, but he is also an actor in a class of his own. Major because it is thanks to his love of French music, the grands motets, large forms, and works both known and less known, that we have discovered or rediscovered treasures by Campra, Boismortier, Charpentier, Lully, Handel, Striggio, Offenbach, Grétry… Major because he is respected and loved by a great number of singers and stage directors with whom he has collaborated… And in a class of his own because he has an uncommon (or even unique, in the current musical landscape!) capacity for sharing his music directly with the audience.

Gary Karr - Adagio D'Albinoni (1982) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at March 26, 2018
Gary Karr - Adagio D'Albinoni (1982) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Gary Karr - Adagio D'Albinoni (1982) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 874 MB

Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist", is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky. Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents. Gary Karr performs on this release with Harmon Lewis on pipe organ for a group of classical pieces by Beethoven, Bach, and more.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir and Players - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (1994)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Choir and Players - Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 67:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7 59326 2 | Recorded: 1992

Parrott's decision to perform this selection of Vivaldi's sacred music with sopranos and altos shows how the all-female forces of La Pietà might have coped with tenor and bass lines. Delectable performances in superior sound.
— BBC Music Magazine
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier, artistic direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 370 | Time: 01:01:19

The Belgian early music group Vox Luminis has made several wonderful recordings of lesser-known Baroque repertory. They cultivate a distinctive sound with ten or 15 singers (here there are ten) and a small instrumental group, diverging completely from the general Italianate-operatic trend toward brisk tempos, sharp accents, and dramatic conceptions. Here they take on two very familiar works and meet the challenge of creating unique interpretations. Even in the splendid Bach Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (sample one of the big choruses, perhaps "Fecit potentiam"), they are smooth and even delicate. The sound is all the more impressive in that leader Lionel Meunier does not really conduct; he sings in the choir itself. Yet the carefully burnished sound is extremely coherent. The effect is to deliver a personal aspect even to these highly public works. In this kind of reading there is the necessity for the performers to deliver text intelligibility and for the instrumentalists to deliver balance, and all succeed nicely, as do Alpha Classics' engineers, working in a pair of churches (Belgian for the Handel, Dutch for the Bach). This is a beautifully rendered representation of standard repertory that draws you into entirely new ways of looking at the music.
Anabel Pérez Real, Raul Jaurena & International Festival Choir C.H.O.I.R. - Fischer: Missa latina & Magnificat (2018)

Anabel Pérez Real, Raul Jaurena & International Festival Choir C.H.O.I.R. - Fischer: Missa latina & Magnificat (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 307 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 17 | Time: 64:31 min

Ever since the International Choir Festival C.H.O.I.R. was founded, there has been the tradition of regularly commissioning compositions for the festival choir. These works always display an interrelationship between traditional and modern, between classical musical language and popular elements, between the regional and the universal, between the cultivation of culture and a view into the future.
Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 ABC Classics | ABC4765255
Classical / Vocal Music / Choral / Baroque

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.