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)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 316 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 12 | Time: 60:38 min

Frank Peter Zimmermann is widely regarded as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He has performed with all the major orchestras in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, with whom he made his debut in 1985 with Daniel Barenboim; the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he played for the first time in 1983 with Lorin Maazel in Salzburg; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of the London orchestras, as well as all the renowned American orchestras.

Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Jan. 17, 2018
Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703

Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703 By Carl A. Hanson
English | PDF | 1981 | 372 Pages | ISBN : 1349058807 | 33.85 MB

"Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668 1703 " was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The late seventeenth century in Portugal was a period of apparent calm, and few historians have given it much attention. Portugal's Golden Age of worldwide expansion had made sixteenth-century Lisbon a great commercial center, but other European nations with more advanced economies surpassed Portugal's achievement, and during the seventeenth century agricultural, economic, and political problems all contributed to Portugal's decline.

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 5  Graphics

Posted by posterb at Jan. 3, 2018
Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 5

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 5
3 AI | +TIFF Preview | 38 Mb
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015) [24/48]

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:32 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers. Audiences have always been fascinated by the musical highlights and the goings-on behind the scenes alike. The battle for prestige and fame was particularly passionate during the Baroque age.
Benoît Laurent, Lingua Franca - German Baroque Oboe Sonatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Benoît Laurent, Lingua Franca - German Baroque Oboe Sonatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:26 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After the fine recording made by Lingua Franca Ensemble of German music for oboe ensemble (RIC304: Lustige Feldmusik), Benoît Laurent now presents a fascinating survey of the baroque oboe repertoire. The French oboe enjoyed considerable success in church music, opera and chamber music from the moment of its arrival in Germany, for the instrument’s charms seduced every composer of the period.

Morgana D. Baroque - Tra gli artigli del lupo  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Dec. 28, 2017
Morgana D. Baroque - Tra gli artigli del lupo

Morgana D. Baroque - Tra gli artigli del lupo
Italian | 2017 | 408 pages | ASIN: B0787JTHJG | EPUB | 0,4 MB
Oxford Baroque, Christ Church Cathedral Choir & Stephen Darlington - Francesco Durante: Requiem (2016) [24/96]

Oxford Baroque, Christ Church Cathedral Choir & Stephen Darlington - Francesco Durante: Requiem (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:02 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

An exciting new collaboration between some of the UK’s most eminent musical ensembles sees Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir, one of the world's oldest and best-known cathedral choirs, joins forces with soloists from The Sixteen and Oxford Baroque on this new recording of Francesco Durante’s Requiem Mass in C minor.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Veracini, Vitali, Vivaldi, Zuccari [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Veracini, Vitali, Vivaldi, Zuccari [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 71.10+60.04+54.49+47.43+65.38+64.26 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.91 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!
Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice - Vivaldi: Rosmira Fedele (2003)

Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice - Vivaldi: Rosmira Fedele (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 854 Mb | Total time: 76:19+61:40+31:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 437/1-3 | Recorded: 2003

In collaboration with the Opéra de Nice and with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Dynamic releases a Vivaldian rarity, Rosmira Fedele, first staged at Venice’s Teatro Sant’Angelo on 27th January 1738. Written on a libretto by Silvio Stampiglia, Rosmira Fedele is the last opera by Vivaldi that has come down to us. Written three years before the composer’s death, this work heralds the end of one of the most fertile theatrical careers in the history of music.
On the model of Dorilla in Tempe (1734) and Bajazet (1735), and unlike the compilations of fashionable arias which were mechanically produced, then, by many composers, Rosmira is a pastiche - a wide-spread practice in that day, and one which was considered artistically valid, according to Vivaldi’s own words; many parts, however, were written ex novo, with the Venetian composer keeping for himself the best passages of the opera, from a musical and dramatic point of view.