Baroque Aria

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Arias for Farinelli by Nicola Porpora [2013]

Philippe Jaroussky - Arias for Farinelli by Nicola Porpora [2013]
Classical | Erato 50999 9341302 2 | TT: 71.11 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Cover | 313 Mb

Italian composer Nicola Porpora is mainly a footnote in the history books these days, noted as Haydn's teacher, but in his day he was a rival to Handel and wrote a good deal of music for the celebrated castrato Carlo Broschi, aka, Farinelli. That music is sampled here by the startlingly soprano-like French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, and listeners are likely to feel that it's been unjustly neglected. Jaroussky sounds great, his creamy voice sailing through the mostly tuneful pieces. There are also a few big showpieces of the sort that Renée Fleming and others have recorded on their Baroque aria albums. Jaroussky is not quite as powerful here, but there are some real finds in the music like the gripping soprano-and-trumpet cadenza in "Nell'attendere il mio bene," from Polifemo (track 8). All the way through the music is like that: it's recognizably part of the same world as Handel's arias, but it's full of original touches unrelated to Handel. Porpora's most famous piece, the atmospheric "Alto giove" (again from the opera Polifemo) is here, as are a couple of duets in which Jaroussky is joined by no less than Cecilia Bartoli. These fall easily into the classification of rare treat. Throw in sensitive accompaniment from the Venice Baroque Orchestra and conductor Andrea Marcon for an extremely worthwhile Baroque aria recital. (James Manheim)

American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at April 21, 2018
American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press) by Molly A. Warsh
2018 | ISBN: 1469638975 | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 13 MB

Nils Monkemeyer - Baroque (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 13, 2018
Nils Monkemeyer - Baroque (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Nils Monkemeyer - Baroque (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 73:42 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

April 2018: Sony Classical releases the tenth solo album of Nils Mönkemeyer, with a very special program – works of German and French Baroque, with chamber music partners like the soprano Dorothee Mields and the lute player Andreas Arend, with whom he has collaborated since many years.

Nils Mönkemeyer - Baroque (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 13, 2018
Nils Mönkemeyer - Baroque (2018)

Nils Mönkemeyer - Baroque (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:13:52 | 337 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Nils Mönkemeyer takes Bach’s love of the viola as his starting point for a daring, inventive and colourful album. The viola is shown to be the cello’s equal in an elegantly shaped performance of the composer’s Suite No. 5—Mönkemeyer juxtaposes each movement with a hybrid viola and theorbo arrangement which, if not authentic, is nevertheless stunning. Elsewhere, French music is explored through a world premiere recording of an 18th-century Suite by Robert de Visée and a beautiful ensemble piece by the 17th-century Michel Lambert. An exquisite version of one of Bach’s chorale preludes “Nun Komm” finishes this album in style.
Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)

Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:08:21 | 330 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Though Bach’s set of six Sonatas and Partitas represents the pinnacle of writing for the solo violin, the Baroque repertoire was rich in compositions for the unaccompanied violin, much of which remains little explored. On this recording Augusta McKay Lodge, hailed as ‘the real thing, a true virtuoso’ (Seen and Heard), explores masters of the genre such as Biber, Locatelli and Pisendel but delves deeper to include the impassioned works of Nicola Matteis, the Franco-Italian warmth of Thomas Baltzar and a series of other long-overshadowed works by their contemporaries.
Fabio Pirona, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Baldassare Galuppi: Gustavo Primo, Re di Svezia (2003)

Fabio Pirona, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Baldassare Galuppi: Gustavo Primo, Re di Svezia (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 621 Mb | Total time: 66:41+69:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 32103-04 | Recorded: 2003

Gustavo primo, re di Svezia (Gustavus the First, King of Sweden) is a three act opera seria by Baldassare Galuppi, with a libretto by Carlo Goldoni, fictionalising events in the life of Gustav I of Sweden. Composed in honour of the Genoese nobleman marchese Giovanni Giacomo Grimaldi, it premiered on 25 May 1740 at Venice's Teatro San Samuele. It was first recorded in 2003 by Karoly, Gonzalez, Cecchetti and the Capella Savaria Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Fabio Pirona.
Ensemble Antiphona & Rolandas Muleika - L'Occitanie baroque de Pénitents Noirs (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble Antiphona & Rolandas Muleika - L'Occitanie baroque de Pénitents Noirs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:51minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Villefranche de Rouergue’s ‘Pénitents Noirs’ (Black Penitents) treasure is also a ‘musical treasure’. It includes a collection of handwritten scores along with musical instruments – among which a remarkable serpent - which testify to the pomp of the great ceremonies and processions throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Long silenced but now restored thanks to the work of Jean-Christophe Maillard, the late Toulouse musicologist, and of the conductor Rolandas Muleika, the chosen motets have been given a new life.
Pal Nemeth, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesu Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)

Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesù Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 573 Mb | Total time: 58:30+65:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 31862-63 | Recorded: 1998

This the work was first given in Vienna during Holy Week, 1729, the first of many collaborations between Caldara and Metastasio. Mention of the great librettist provides a prompt that my original review failed to stress the outstanding qualities of the text. Divided into two halves, the first part of the oratorio relates the story of the crucifixion as witnessed through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, John, and Joseph of Arimathea, who respond to the eager questioning of the remorseful Peter. The second part consists of philosophical commentary on the meaning of the crucifixion. Particularly in Part I, Metastasio draws on vivid imagery to convey the full horror of the event. Here, for example, is John describing the nailing to the cross: "… and some hardened, loutish men, sweating as they worked, bathed his face with their foul perspiration."
Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:55 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Un « twitter » n’est pas seulement le réseau où les messages se limitèrent un temps durant à cent quarante caractères seulement, c’est aussi – surtout même, à la base – un gazouillis, plus particulièrement aviaire ; et d’innombrables compositeurs, bien avant Messiaen, se sont penchés sur la stylisation des chants d’oiseaux dans leurs œuvres.

Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 6, 2018
Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018)

Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 397 MB
Label: deutsche harmonia mundi | Tracks: 18 | Time: 68:55 min

Un « twitter » n’est pas seulement le réseau où les messages se limitèrent un temps durant à cent quarante caractères seulement, c’est aussi – surtout même, à la base – un gazouillis, plus particulièrement aviaire ; et d’innombrables compositeurs, bien avant Messiaen, se sont penchés sur la stylisation des chants d’oiseaux dans leurs œuvres.