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Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 28, 2017
Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song (2017)

Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:18 min | 356 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Author of more than 120 works, Thierry Escaich is one of the leading figures in contemporary musical creation. His works, in the repertoire of such prestigious orchestras as the Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, are defended by personalities such as Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, and Olivier Latry. The winner of, amongst others, three 'Victoires de la musique' awards, his career as a creator is indissociable from his activity as an organist, having become one of the principal ambassadors of the French improvisation school throughout the world.
Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.

Victoria Charles, Klaus H. Carl, "L'Art baroque"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at April 12, 2017
Victoria Charles, Klaus H. Carl, "L'Art baroque"

Victoria Charles, Klaus H. Carl, "L'Art baroque"
Parkstone | 2015 | ISBN: 1906981515 | French | PDF | 200 pages | 51.05 MB

La période baroque s'étend du début du XVlle siècle au milieu du XVllle siècle. Réponse des artistes à l'exigence de grandeur solennelle prônée par l'Eglise catholique de l'après concile de Trente, l'art baroque, par sa monumentalité et son emphase, séduisit les grandes cours européennes. L'architecture est, sans aucun doute, parmi les arts, celui qui laissa le plus de traces dans toute l'Europe, parsemant le continent de magnifiques églises et palais baroques, à la hauteur de la puissance de ses commanditaires. …
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)

Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:29 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 0810

This programme completes the Comédie et Tragédie project with Tempesta di Mare, and consists of suites made up of orchestral excerpts from three dramatic works of the French stage, spanning seventy-three years, all highlighting the importance of dance as a part of drama.
Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)

Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:13 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553414

When contemplating the baroque period in French music in connection with the flute, it would probably be names such as Hotteterre, Blavet or Mondonville which would first come to mind. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was something of a mass-market composer whose many works served as much to earn his keep as to supply the amateur music market with fairly playable pieces. But his six sonatas (opus 91), although in many ways conventional, do require some very good playing from both performers and are distinguished by having the harpsichord part fully notated.

A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 24, 2017
A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works

A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works by Jonathan D. Green
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0810886499 | 284 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 23, 2017
Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 300 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: SK 46672 | TT: 65’22"

Jazz buffs are very familiar with Wynton Marsalis and his trumpet. Opera lovers know the quality voice of lyrical soprano Kathleen Battle. A perfect blending of these two performers, in the Baroque music, has been acheived in this CD. The match of human voice and trumpet seems to us, at the end of the Twenth Century, a mismatch. But to quote Ellen T. Harris, who wrote the liner notes, "The real and sympolic power of the trumpet makes its combination with the quieter instruments and voice seems, at first, imbrobable, but a softer sweeter style of playing in the high ("clarino") register was typical in art music for the trumpet…". Sounds simple enough, but Wynton is one of the few players who can do it well. So well in fact, that at several points Kathleen's voice and Wynton's trumpet blend into one voice, a balanced singularity, even duplicating each others vibrato exactly. A truely amazing accomplishment, which can only be fully appreciated by listening; but once you hear this glorious sound, you'll want to upgrade your stero system to capture its fullness…
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Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 22, 2017
Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016)

Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:37 min | 356 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

The great Johann Sebastian Bach was the first who arranged famous baroque organ concertos (for example by Vivaldi) for solo organ. Kei Koito’s album “Baroque Organ Concertos” presents a selection of famous baroque organ concertos in transcriptions for organ alone.

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 18, 2017
Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts, Book 42) by Lilian H. Zirpolo
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0810861550 | 642 pages | PDF | 106 MB
Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi, Locatelli, Tartini: Concerto Veneziano (2005) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi, Locatelli, Tartini: Concerto Veneziano (2005)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.25GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv

This disc is really something special. Collectors are so spoiled for choice in the baroque repertoire at present, particularly on period instruments, but even in a glutted market this disc stands out for imaginative repertoire selection and outstanding interpretation. Its particularly gratifying, in these days of complete editions of everything, to see a discerning artist like Giuliano Carmignola choose four remarkably diverse works by three different composers, and simply play the living daylights out of them. The result roundly disproves the notion that Italian baroque violin concertos all sound the same, a point made even more forcefully by imaginative continuo work (on harpsichord, lute, and organ) by the Venice Baroque Orchestra that helps to emphasize each pieces individual character. The two Vivaldi concertos, for example, couldnt be more different.