Monteverdi 24

Karim Sulayman, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Songs Of Orpheus (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Karim Sulayman, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Songs Of Orpheus (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:19 minutes | 1,3 GB
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Karim Sulayman is a Lebanese-American tenor pays tribute to his favorite myth " Orpheus" on this debut album. He brings to life Orpheus's character through his sensitivity to dynamics and emotional delivery of this beautifully composed music. Sulayman is accompanied by leading baroque interpreters Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo's Fire.
Roberta Mameli & Luca Pianca - Anime Amanti (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Roberta Mameli & Luca Pianca - Anime Amanti (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 68:06 minutes | 2.07 GB
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A voice, a lute, a sigh. Nothing could be simpler and more immemorial. This expression of sentiments and emotions, of the intermittencies of the heart and the shadows of the soul, is of course as old as the world. Yet it was truly a reconquest of the Renaissance.
Zachary Wilder & Josep Maria Martí Duran - Eternità d'amore (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Zachary Wilder & Josep Maria Martí Duran - Eternità d'amore (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:56 minutes | 973 MB
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On Eternità d’amore, Josep María and I assembled a collection of vocal chamber music by Monteverdi and his musical inheritors as a point of departure. The music and decadent history of Venice of the 17th century seemed the perfect subject for the culmination of our respective musical experiences thus far as well as a base to cultivate our ideas. In our quest for repertoire, we opted for works that lend themselves idiomatically to the archlute (and tenor), seeking out exceptional pieces of music best served by performances that are very direct, rich, and detailed.
Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nuria Rial & Maurice Steger - Baroque Twitter (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:55 minutes | 1.37 GB
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Un « twitter » n’est pas seulement le réseau où les messages se limitèrent un temps durant à cent quarante caractères seulement, c’est aussi – surtout même, à la base – un gazouillis, plus particulièrement aviaire ; et d’innombrables compositeurs, bien avant Messiaen, se sont penchés sur la stylisation des chants d’oiseaux dans leurs œuvres.
VA - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650 Volume II (2018)

VA - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650 Volume II (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 293 MB
Label: Coro | Tracks: 14 | Time: 67:14 min

Click here to listen to a sample track Monteverdis sacred vocal compositions introduced the expression of powerful and personal emotions to the world of church music. Whilst it took him a number of years to find fulfilment in his work, Monteverdi was a revered composer within his lifetime and his music is regarded as revolutionary, marking the change from the Renaissance style to that of the Baroque. This album comprises some of the finest works from Monteverdis years as director of music at St Marks in Venice, published posthumously in 1650 as the Messa a quattro voci et salmi.
Marco Beasley - Cantate Deo: A voce sola, in dialogo (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marco Beasley, Guido Morini & Accordone - Cantate Deo: A voce sola, in dialogo (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:56 minutes | 1.13 GB
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Marco Beasley offers us an original way to discover the Italian religious repertoire for two tenors of the nascent Baroque. In fact, his fantastic experience as a singer allowed him to record these ‘sacred concerts for two voices’ alone, thanks to the technique of re-recording. A new dimension opens up to the listener thanks to the astonishing artistic coherence offered by this technique. And beyond technique, this disc attests to the emotion, both double and unique, guiding the musical gesture.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 180 min | 4,83+6,12 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2010

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Réal, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus.
William Christie, who most recently started 2012 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, conducting The Enchanted Island, is joined by the Les Arts Florissants as he evokes a veritable orgy of nuances, subtly creates atmosphere and shows a perfect sense for the accents of the piece. It took Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi three years to mount Monteverdi's three operas together. The result was a production full of elegance and beauty.
Robert Mehlhart & Vokalkapelle der Theatinerkirche München - Selva morale e spirituale (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Robert Mehlhart & Vokalkapelle der Theatinerkirche München - Selva morale e spirituale (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:38 minutes | 599 MB
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Aufgenommen wurde die Debüt-CD unter der musikalischen Leitung von Pater Robert Mehlhart OP in der erhebenden Atmosphäre der Theatinerkirche. Am 9. März 2018 erscheint „Selva morale e spirituale“ beim Label „resonando“.
Emmanuelle Haim, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2009)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 193 min+41 min (bonus) | 7,55+7,36 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 2008

The major debut on Decca DVD of Danielle de Niese. Returning to the opera house where she sang her sensational Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, Danielle performs the title role in Monteverdi's great opera of lust and power, in Robert Carsen's new, modern-dress staging. De Niese is perfectly cast as the beautiful and seductive Poppea who ruthlessly grabs power as Nero's lover but, in this production, is doomed from the moment of her coronation. De Niese's performance is vocally and dramatically powerful, perfectly complemented by Alice Coote as Nero. The two are supported by an outstanding cast, together with period-performance stars Emmanuelle Haïm conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Carsen creates an intelligent and visually-strong production, focusing on the personal side of the story. At times the action is violent and shocking, but this is juxtaposed with episodes of lightness and humour.
Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:52:21 | 271 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

A new instalment of the Monteverdi XL project, the recording of the complete Madrigals by Le Nuove Musiche conducted by Krijn Koetsveld. The preface suggests that Monteverdi himself compiled the 9th Book of Madrigals. He called it “Madrigali e canzonette a due e tre voci”. It is a mixture of the olden time madrigals with their equality of voices and the Canzonettas, with their predominance of one solo voice (like an opera aria), and which were all the rage by then.