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Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Duetti (2011)

Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Duetti (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 74:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099907094323 | Recorded: 2011

This album of Baroque cantatas and chamber duets grew out of a 2007 performance of Stefano Landi's 1631 opera Il Sant'Alessio starring Philippe Jaroussky and Max Emanuel Cencic (among the eight countertenors in the cast) with William Christie conducting Les Arts Florissants. Christie was so impressed with the blend of Jaroussky and Cencic's voices that he brought them together to explore the vast and rarely performed repertoire of late 17th and early 18th century Italian duets for equal voices.
Handel – Duetti Italiani (Rossana Bertini, Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana)

Rossana Bertini, Claudio Cavina, La Venexiana - Handel: Duetti Italiani (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 66:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus Records | # 311 0640-2 | Recorded: 1997

La Venexiana (founded 1995) is an Italian early music ensemble founded and led by Claudio Cavina, an Italian countertenor and conductor. Cavina studied in Bologna with the American singer and musicologist Candace Smith, and then with the Swiss baritone Kurt Widmer and Belgian countertenor and conductor René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, then appeared regularly as a countertenor soloist and in choral works. La Venexiana, taking its name from an anonymous comedy La Venexiana (play) ("The Venetian Girl" c.1537) was created to focus on the core 4 and 5 voice madrigal repertory of Sigismondo d'India, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Barbara Strozzi, Gesualdo da Venosa and Claudio Monteverdi. The ensemble has later broadened to be the base of Cavina's productions and recordings of operas by Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli. With Cavina's increasing focus on opera, members of the ensemble have concurrently formed La Compagnia del Madrigale which has continued the Gesualdo series on Glossa.
Roberta Invernizzi, Silvia Frigato, Thomas Bauer, La Risonanza - Bonizzoni - Handel: Duetti e Terzetti italiani (2015)

Roberta Invernizzi, Silvia Frigato, Thomas Bauer, La Risonanza - Bonizzoni - Handel: Duetti e Terzetti italiani (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:44 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 921517

Handel composed his chamber duets and trios – nine of them presented here – at various times in his career: some during his crucial period in Italy, when he imbibed the latest Italian style at its source (1707-9); some during his period in Hanover (1710-12); and some during his London years (in 1720, then again in 1740-5). Their demands are often virtuosic: here sopranos Roberta Invernizzi and Silvia Frigato share the honours with tenor Krystian Adam and baritone Thomas Bauer, and they are all up to the pieces’ demands, even if occasionally, when the semiquavers come thick and fast, the result feels a little dogged.
Sara Mingardo, Cenacolo Musicale - Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani: Se con stille frequenti. Duetti da camera (2016)

Sara Mingardo, Cenacolo Musicale - Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani: Se con stille frequenti. Duetti da camera
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:39 min | 309 MB
Label: Outhere / Arcana | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

In the Baroque period, the duetto da camera, usually conceived for two equal voices and continuo, was an important form of vocal chamber music, of which innumerable examples are found in the works of composers associated with Venice, the leading protagonist in the history of this genre.
Hopkinson Smith & Paul O’Dette - Duetti Italiani (1979) EMI Electrola - 1st DE Pressing- LP In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Hopkinson Smith & Paul O’Dette - Duetti Italiani
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: EMI Electrola/1C 065-45 642 | Release: 1979 | Genre: Ancient Music

Essential: a masterpiece of ancient music
Here is a dream gem for those who like the lute music, Hopkinson Smith (UK) and Paul O’Dette (US), together!
Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie (cond.) - "Duetti" - 2011

Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, William Christie (cond.) - "Duetti" - 2011
Classical | EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG (separate files) | cover+booklet | 1 CD | 370Mb
22/11/2011 | Virgin classics | Filepost + Megaupload

Based on concerts presented in Spain and France countertenors Philippe Jaroussky and Max Emanuel Cencic have joined with William Christie and the Les Arts Florissants to produce this CD of duets written for countertenors.

D'India, Cesti - Duetti Lamenti Madrigali (1999)  Music

Posted by shofar at Nov. 16, 2011
D'India, Cesti - Duetti Lamenti Madrigali (1999)

D'India, Cesti - Duetti Lamenti Madrigali (1999)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 283 Mb
Label: harmonia mundi - Date: 1999

René Jacobs (born 30 October 1946, Ghent) is a Belgian (Flemish) musician. He came to fame as a countertenor but in recent years has become renowned as a conductor of Baroque and early Classical opera….

Hopkinson Smith & Paul O'Dette - Duetti Italiani (LP / FLAC)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Fran Solo at Dec. 15, 2010
Hopkinson Smith & Paul O'Dette - Duetti Italiani (LP / FLAC)

Hopkinson Smith & Paul O'Dette - Duetti Italiani
FLAC | NO LOG | CUE | Full LP Cover (1:1) | 288MB
Genre:Renaissance | Label: EMI "Reflexe" 1C 065 45 642 | Original vinyl release: 1979

Here's a dream gem for those who like the lute, Hopkinson Smith and Paul O'Dette, together!
Luciano Berio - Duetti per due violini - Edison Denisov - Sonata for Two Violins (2001)

Luciano Berio - Duetti per due violini - Edison Denisov - Sonata for Two Violins (2001)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 219 Mb
Classical | BIS-CD-1047
Rene Jacobs - Handel : Rinaldo; Flavio; Giulio Cesare; Duetti e cantata da camera (2008)

René Jacobs - Handel : Rinaldo; Flavio; Giulio Cesare; Duetti e cantata da camera (2008)
Baroque | 9 CD | EAC | APE+CUE, LOG | Covers | TT 10h 35’ | 2,59 GB
Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble 415, Concerto Köln, Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs
Recirding: 1978, 1990, 1991, 2003 | Released: 2008 | Label: Harmonia Mundi

The real prize in this jam packed nine-CD set is of course the incandescent recording of Giulio Cesare with some of the most phenomenal singing on record by Larmore, Schlick, and Fink. When this came out it created quite a stir, given it is about as complete as it ever has been, and filled with Jacob’s searching and trend-setting conducting. While it won’t displace favorites of yesteryear, those recordings are of a different era and style altogether, and here the opera comes together in a manner fully redolent of what Handel must have envisioned.