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)
Brecon Baroque & Rachel Podger - Grandissima Gravita (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:46 minutes | 2.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This CD brings together the compositions by four violinist- composers. United by a reverence for Arcangelo Corelli (1653- 1713), and in particular his Opus 5, these works explore the imagination of form that was the Sonata for violin and continuo. Weaving together stylised dances and the preludic tradition, we are transported to a world of musical alchemy - the violinist creating ex nihilo textures and melodies that entrance and amaze.

Aspects of the Secular Cantata in Late Baroque Italy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Oct. 21, 2017
Aspects of the Secular Cantata in Late Baroque Italy

Michael Talbot, "Aspects of the Secular Cantata in Late Baroque Italy"
English | ISBN: 0754657949 | 2009 | 452 pages | PDF | 14 MB
XVIII-21 Le Baroque Nomade - D'or et de lumiere (Music for Celebrations) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

XVIII-21 Le Baroque Nomade - D'or et de lumiere (Music for Celebrations) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 68:22 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the 15th century, when the catholic Kings banished the Jews from Spain, “ladino” meant… crafty ! Because only the foxiest (« like the devil … ») spoke that language ! It lived on until nowadays in the Jewish communities, which were built up after that disaster, in Istanbul, Thessaloniki and in Tangier or Tetouan, Morocco. Ladino or Judaeo-Spanish, crossed the Mediterranean sea and took away with it marvelous melodies that sing the bright love, the exile or tell the story of Jewish people.
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:55 | 169 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Soli Deo Gloria

A new live recording of Bach’s Lutheran Mass in F Major (BWV223), Cantata "Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (BWV 151) and Magnificat in E flat (BWV243a), recorded in London at the end of a European tour in December 2016.

VA - 100 Best Baroque (2007)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 11, 2017
VA - 100 Best Baroque (2007)

VA - 100 Best Baroque
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 07:40:29 | 2.08 GB
Label: EMI Classics – 94636527857 | Tracks: 100 | Rls.date: 2007
Classical, Baroque

This 6CD set provides a comprehensive overview of Baroque music and serves as an excellent introduction for someone who would like to hear more of the Baroque style beyond "Spring" from "The Four Seasons" or "Canon" by Pachelbel. Each piece has been expertly played and recorded reflecting the best that Baroque music has to offer, including music from Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Pachelbel, Telemann and Boccherini amongst others… look no further for a wonderful Baroque musical experience.
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.
Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)

Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 81:35 min | 321 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute by Sixtus Rauwolf heard on this recording was probably built in the last decade of the sixteenth century. Some hundred years later, in 1715, it was converted to suit the musical tastes and demands of the baroque period. For this disc, Jakob Lindberg has chosen works that could have formed part of the repertory of the presumably German owner of the instrument at around the time of its final conversion.
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Performed on Period Instruments) (1996)

Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Performed on Period Instruments) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:32:53 | 482 Mb
Classical | Label: Telarc International Corporation

Boston Baroque and Martin Pearlman recorded a splendid set of the Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments in 1993 and 1994. Made entirely in the US, these snappy, crisply articulated, and fluent performances rely heavily on the talents of violinist Daniel Stepner (who doubles as one of the two solo violists in Concerto No. 6). Among the highlights are the joyous finale to Concerto No. 4 and the superb cembalo cadenza in No. 5, played by Pearlman. Along with outstanding sound, there's a winning sense of freshness and discovery in these performances.