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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Florio, Cappella Neapolitana - Tormento d'amore (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 68:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295037079 | Recorded: 2020

With the 10 arias on Tormento d'amore, Ian Bostridge demonstrates the important place that the tenor voice held in Italian opera from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century - often thought of as the era of the castrato. At this time, there were two main centres of opera in Italy: Venice, where such composers as Cavalli, Vivaldi, Cesti, Stradella, Sartorio and Legrenzi were active, and Naples, home to Provenzale, Caresana, Vinci and Fago. In addition to arias - two of them in world premiere recordings - the album offers five instrumental sinfonie and a traditional Neapolitan song, 'Lu cardillo', or 'The Goldfinch', a songbird closely associated with Naples. Bostridge is partnered by conductor Antonio Florio and his ensemble Cappella Neapolitana.

Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Acide - Festa teatrale (2010)

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Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Acide - Festa teatrale (2010)

Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Acide - Festa teatrale (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 63:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1815 | Recorded: 2009

We often think of Haydn as a composer of symphonies, string quartets and piano sonatas – that is, of instrumental music in various forms. But in fact, he probably wrote as much vocal music, in a variety of genres. The late, great oratorios are still justly famous – The Creation and The Seasons – but he also composed twelve large-scale Masses, a number of cantatas and other sacred works, as well as songs, concert arias and as many as 21 operas and Singspiele. Some of these have been lost, but the majority still exist in more or less complete form. The earliest of these is Acide, the fragment of an opera composed for the celebrations of the wedding of Count Anton Esterházy and Countess Maria Theresia Erdödy, and performed at the Esterházy residence at Eisenstadt on 11th January 1763.

Arianna Savall, Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Sopra la Rosa (2002)

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Arianna Savall, Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Sopra la Rosa (2002)

Arianna Savall, Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Sopra la Rosa (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 52:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9931 | Recorded: 2002

There’s no way around it. Arianna Savall sounds exactly like a young Emma Kirkby, and if you like that straight-toned, sharply focused soprano quality, with just the bare hint of a vibrato at the very ends of phrases, then you’ll find Savall very satisfying and you’ll easily appreciate her superb interpretations of these rarely heard vocal works from 17th-century Italy. She begins with a magnificent cantata by Marco Marazzoli that sets the tone for the whole program–a “moral canzona” that focuses on the “literary theme of the rose”–and her vocal prowess is evident in her ability to lend enough dramatic force to the work to keep us interested for its entire 13 minutes. She lends a particularly warm and ingratiating quality to the beautifully wrought final minutes of the same composer’s “moral cantata” O mortal, whose text refers to the fate of the Biblical Samson, and repeatedly urges, “Do you desire even greater glories? Then learn how to conquer yourself.”

Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)

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Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)

Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 417 Mb | Total time: 78:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5333 | Recorded: 2012

Naples in 1750 was one of the ten biggest cities in the world, and it spawned two of the biggest musical stars of the era: the castrati Farinelli and the much lesser known Caffarelli, whose real name was Gaetano Majorano. This release consists of arias written for Caffarelli, and you might treasure it for the flamboyant, high-volume singing of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who arguably comes as close as any of his contemporaries to conveying what the high-powered sound of the castrati was like (in the understandable absence of the genuine article). Or, you might be grateful to hear the music associated with Caffarelli, who in his own time had a reputation for being troublesome and has generally ignored by the historical opera revival movement.

Robert King, The King's Consort - Domenico Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve Regina; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas & Motets (1996)

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Domenico Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve Regina; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas & Motets (1996)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Domenico Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve Regina; Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas & Motets (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 77:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66875 | Recorded: 1996

In the eighteenth century the cantata was considered to be the supreme challenge for a composer's artistry. Here are recorded three fine examples from the enormous corpus of such works by Alessandro Scarlatti, two for solo voice with continuo, and one which includes a particularly demanding part for obbligato trumpet, faultlessly played by Crispian Steele-Perkins.

Jonathan Tetelman, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon - Arias (2022)

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Jonathan Tetelman, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon - Arias (2022)

Jonathan Tetelman, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon - Arias (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 251 MB | Cover | 56:39 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 130 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

With his agile technique, dramatic eloquence and rich palette of vocal colours, Jonathan Tetelman here inhabits a range of roles from the French and Italian repertoire. Recorded at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus with the Orquesta Filarm¢nica de Gran Canaria and its Chief Conductor, Karel Mark Chichon, this collection shows the strong and powerful voice of the tenor in a selection of popular and rather unknown arias.

Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)

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Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)

Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 75:44+79:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Andromeda | ARN 2509/10 | Recorded: 1956

This opera semiseria is late Donizetti, composed a good ten years after the popular L’elisir d’amore, a work whose charm it emulates, though its score is less consistently inspired. A huge success at its 1842 premiere in Vienna, Linda never completely disappeared from the international repertoire, and ought to be seriously considered by British opera houses. Serafin conducts a great performance, with a first-rate all-Italian cast of Fifties favourites.

Rinaldo Alessandini, Concerto Italiano - Monteverdi: Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (2021)

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Rinaldo Alessandini, Concerto Italiano - Monteverdi: Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (2021)

Rinaldo Alessandini, Concerto Italiano - Monteverdi: Daylight. Stories of Songs, Dances and Loves (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 7366 | Recorded: 2020

This new recording is like an insert between the books of madrigals that mark the course of Rinaldo Alessandrini’s discography, in his long-term progress towards a complete recorded edition. Daylight is a continuation of Night, which appeared on the occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the composer’s birth. Not only do we have the same thematic, non- chronological concept - a sort of ‘Best Of’ Monteverdi’s nine books of madrigals and opera arias, augmented by instrumental pieces by Falconieri and Marini - but it also has its own discrete dramaturgy, from dawn to the full sunlight of day, a scenario conceived by the Italian conductor and harpsichordist.

Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

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Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Fedora Barbieri, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 157:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Myto | MCD00159 | Recorded: 1958

Jerome Hines, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Franco Corelli star in this recording from La Scala of Handel’s “Eracle” (Hercules) recorded live on the 29th December 1958.

Il Bacio Della Medusa - 3LP Collection (2004 - 2012) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Il Bacio Della Medusa - 3LP Collection (2004 - 2012) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Il Bacio Della Medusa - 3LP Collection (2004 - 2012)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 981 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 355 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 168 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 5.26 Gb
Black Widow, AMS | Progressive Rock, RPI

~ 2004 - Il Bacio Della Medusa (The Kiss of the Medusa) [Black Widow, BWR 101], 2008 - Discesa Agli Inferi Di Un Giovane Amante [Black Widow, BWR 102] & 2012 - Deus Lo Vult [AMS Records, AMS LP 127] ~

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)

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50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 02:34:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1961

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time.

Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Opera at Eszterháza: Arias; La Circe (2009)

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Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Opera at Eszterháza: Arias; La Circe (2009)

Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien - Joseph Haydn: Opera at Eszterháza: Arias; La Circe (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-1811 SACD | Recorded: 2008, 2009

Haydn composed more than twenty operas, mainly for the sumptuous theatre at Eszterháza, the palace of his long-time employers, the princes of Esterházy. Even so, his work in the operatic field remains largely neglected. This disc focuses on an even more closely guarded secret: the so-called 'insertion arias' that Haydn wrote for inclusion in operas by other composers. The rarely, if at all, recorded music includes Haydn's three contributions to La Circe, an opera pasticcio which combined music by several composers, and six of the surviving insertion arias. Among these is Infelice sventurata, written for an opera by Cimarosa, and one of Haydn's finest arias, here movingly performed by Miah Persson. The Swedish soprano shares the greater part of the programme with the Swiss tenor Bernard Richter.

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

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Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gioachino Rossini (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5681 | Time: 01:15:21

Countertenor performances of 19th century opera are a historical and, ultimately, true novelty. This said, for those who love the sound of the countertenor voice and want to give it a try, there are several factors that recommend this release by countertenor Franco Fagioli, with the small orchestra Armonia Atenea under George Petrou. First is that castrati were still around in Rossini's time, although on the decline, and the composer was reportedly intrigued by their voices. Second, Fagioli, unlike the vast majority of other countertenors, studied bel canto singing rather than Baroque repertory exclusively, and a certain distance present in the work of other countertenors is absent here. And third, and most important, is Fagioli's voice itself. Of the countertenors active today, he's the one with the range, the power, the attitude to make you suspend disbelief and think for a moment that you're actually listening to a castrato. He enters into the various Rossini roles represented on this recording, several of which were mezzo-soprano "pants" roles; this adds to the layers of identity-switching happening, and the parts hit Fagioli's vocal sweet spot. A bonus is that several of these are from Rossini opere serie that are little played or recorded.

Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}

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Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}

Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans ~ 173 Mb | 01:00:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Sugar S.r.l. / Philips #289 470 400-2

Though Andrea Bocelli kicks off SENTIMENTO with a 20th Century piece, the stately setting of Rodrigo's "En Aranjuez con tu amor," the balance of the album wisely focuses on one of the renowned vocalist's greatest strengths, the Romantic period, as Rodrigo quickly gives way to the more sprightly feel of Leoncavallo's "Mattinata." After moving arrestingly through similar fare, Bocelli bookends things nicely by closing with a pair of canzonas from Tosti; the passionate, poignant "'A vucchella" and the quietly elegant "Vorrei morire," followed immediately by Donaudy's "Vaghissima sembianza," which ends things on a fulsome, appropriately romantic (with a small "r") note. Throughout SENTIMENTO, the sympathetic accompaniment of the London Symphony Orchestra, masterfully conducted by Lorin Maazel, provides the perfect instrumental setting for Bocelli's evocative voice.

Monica Boschetti - Lirica da camera sui testi di Pascoli, Carducci, Panzini & Moretti (2022)

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Monica Boschetti - Lirica da camera sui testi di Pascoli, Carducci, Panzini & Moretti (2022)

Monica Boschetti, Omar Montanari, Andrea Jin Chen & Pia Zanca - Lirica da camera sui testi di Pascoli, Carducci, Panzini & Moretti (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:59
Classical, Vocal | Label: Tactus

The pieces recorded here have a common characteristic: they are all inspired by lines of poets who were born in Romagna or attracted by this enchanted land. On the one hand Pascoli and Moretti, on the other Panzini, who was practically a citizen of Rimini, and Carducci, who was an enthusiastic visitor in the countryside of Cesena. Romagna is the place where their respective memorial buildings stand, ranging from those in San Mauro Pascoli and Cesenatico to the Casa Rossa in Bellaria and Villa Silvia in Lizzano, above Renato Serra’s Cesena. These four houses actually have been united by a strong project, whose goal was to give rise to a musical competition under the aegis of the four illustrious men of letters. This was the origin of the “Primo Concorso internazionale di composizione lirica da camera su testi di poeti e scrittori di Romagna”, organised by n.o.t.a. Music, a cultural association that is quite zealous and innovative in the sphere of didactic and productive activities.