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Vivaldi - Concertos for the Court of the Elector of Saxony - Virtuosi Saxoniae (1993)

Vivaldi - Concertos for the Court of the Elector of Saxony
Virtuosi Saxoniae (1993)
Classical | FLAC | 330 MB | 63’19 | No cover
Giorgio Sasso - Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco: Sonate Op. 1 & 3 (2006)

Giorgio Sasso - Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco: Sonate Op. 1 & 3 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:43 | 426 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Stradivarius | Catalog: W 138097

The name of violinist and conductor Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco does not necessarily spring to one's lips when significant figures of the late Baroque period are under consideration. To summarize, he was a contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi and the Veronese-born master of music attached to the court of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria. As such, Dall'Abaco spent the first 11 years of his tenure in exile with the Elector in the Netherlands, and later, in France.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.5, BWV 213 and 214 (2015)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.5, BWV 213 and 214 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 369 Mb | Total time: 73:17 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2161 | Recorded: 2014

Continuing their exploration of Bach’s vocal music, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have now reached the fifth volume of secular cantatas, with the previous instalment being ‘urgently recommended’ by the reviewer in Fanfare, and its contents described as ‘unusually colourful and vivid performances, even by the standards so far set by Suzuki’s Collegium Japan’ (International Record Review). Both cantatas on the present disc were first performed in 1733 by Bach and his Collegium Musicum at public concerts in Leipzig.

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 24, 2017
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 75:31 min | 281 MB
Label: Mirare ‎– MIR321D | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

With this programme of four sonatas, the young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection that enables listeners to enter the exceptional world of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists, the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavie.

Concerto Con Voce - Bella fiamma del mio cor (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 14, 2018
Concerto Con Voce - Bella fiamma del mio cor (2012)

Concerto Con Voce - Bella fiamma del mio cor (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:31 | 291 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: New Classical Adventure | Catalog: 60253

Saxony's Court Orchestra was for many years the working sphere of influential composers known far beyond her borders. Maria Antonia Walpurgis, wife of Friedrich Christian, Elector of Saxony was especially active during the years of her regency with generous and skillful sponsoring of the arts and artists. Works by Ferrandini, her teacher for composition, harpsichord and singing, or Porpora (teacher of Carlo Broschi, the castrato better known as Farinelli), whom she engaged as a second singing teacher at the Dresden Court, convey a lively impression of those times.
Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)

Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 694 Mb | Total time: 65:31+55:42+41:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 309 1566-2 | Recorded: 2008

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was the most important composer ever to be appointed by the Duchy of Hannover. At the end of the 17th century this noble family embarked on a cultural offensive with the objective of having Duke Ernst August become a prince elector. To this end, the Welph dynasty obtained the services of Steffani, a master choice in itself as his works are still performed to this day in the majestic gardens of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her husband, the current Ernst August of Hannover.
Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute - Telemann: Les Gitans Baroques (2009)

Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute - Telemann: Les Gitans Baroques (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:51 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | Catalog: AN 2 9919

As mentioned in his autobiographies, Telemann's encounters with Eastern European gypsy music influenced his own compositions. The young composer must have been enthralled by the wonderful inventiveness of this music, as typified in this recording with the last movements of the Caprice Symphony and the Concerto in e minor for recorder and flute.

The Politics of the Prussian Army 1640-1945 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at March 25, 2018
The Politics of the Prussian Army 1640-1945 (Repost)

G. A. Craig - The Politics of the Prussian Army 1640-1945
Oxford University Press | 1964 | ISBN: 0195002571 | English | 538 pages | PDF | 167.99 MB
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.6, BWV 198, 1083 (2015)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.6, BWV 198, 1083 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 368 Mb | Total time: 78:55 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2181 | Recorded: 2015

Although Bach's sacred cantatas span a huge expressive range and display a striking stylistic diversity, they were all composed for performance during a church service. In the case of the secular cantatas, on the other hand, their respective purpose is as varied as their subject matter and emotional content. They were usually commissions intended for occasions such as weddings, funerals and birthdays. As such they were sometimes performed in churches, and some of them have religious texts, but as the works gathered here exemplify, they were not related to the particular theme of the church service on a certain day.

Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 11, 2018
Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Szymon Paczkowski, "Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach"
2017 | ISBN-10: 0810888939 | 418 pages | PDF | 10 MB