Duetti Profani

Alexandr Bulov, Ilya Gringolts - Berio: Duetti per due violini, Denisov: Sonata For Two Violins (2001) (Repost)

Alexandr Bulov, Ilya Gringolts - Berio: Duetti per due violini, Denisov: Sonata For Two Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:21 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1047

34 short pieces to be quite delightful and intriguing. They play off against each other by their variety. Yes, some are simple, some more complex or virtuosic; the cumulative effect, given a reasonable level of attention, is certainly better than implied by either of the dismissive reviewers. Further, the Denisov sonata, while not a great work (who would expect it from Denisov?), is nonetheless genuinely enjoyable to hear and provides an interesting conclusion to the musical experience this disc offers. I certainly would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the violin.
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:47 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: CBC | Catalog: 5239

The choice of repertoire is more or less predictable. There are no lesser known arias, and Gott sei Dank they have been grouped by opera but, within the operas, not in the order of appearance. The ordering of the operas seems haphazard, too. "What an ungrateful nit-picker!" I can hear readers mumble. "Of course they have decided the order to achieve as much variety as possible". But I am not so sure. Why, in that case, start the recital, after the Zauberflöte overture with two arias in a row sung by Russell Braun?
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.
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!
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.