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29 June 2012

Song of Songs


EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Covers | 401 Mb

Date CD: April 14, 2009 | Harmonia Mundi | 77:42



Stile Antico's third recording won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music, reached the top of the US Classical Chart and was named in Amazon's Best of 2009 list. The beautiful and erotic texts of the Song of Songs, a love-poem traditionally attributed to King Solomon, inspired the great composers of the Continental Renaissance to some of their most ardent music. This rich selection traces an emotional arc from the intensity of the Flemish masters to the most vivid, madrigialian motets by Vivanco and Victoria.

British vocal ensemble Stile Antico are the polished and stylish vehicle for transmitting this beauty and truth to our ears, and they do this consistently throughout a program that will intrigue and entice all Renaissance choral music fans... Victoria's huge Vadam et circuibo [has been] recorded many times by others but never better than here. You get a good feeling listening to this recording: good energy, good sound, good music, good sense of style and of the music's underlying emotional and spiritual context. What more is there to say, except "Happy listening!" 10/10 (David Vernier, Classics Today, 28.4.09)

Stile Antico's reading... is magnificently intelligent, enlivening every page with a jubilation appropriate to the theme. When we add to these qualities a truly rare coherence of sound, and a togetherness perhaps explained by the lack of a musical director, it will confirm that Stile Antico is one of today's finest mixed-voice ensembles. (Sophie Roughol, Classica CHOC, 5.5.09) 

This ensemble, its members still in their 20s and just a dozen beautifully blended voices singing a cappella, has emerged as one of the best and freshest early music choirs around... Palestrina's flowing lines... blur the boundaries of sacred and profane to sumptuous effect. (Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 3.5.08)


tracklist:

1. Clemens non Papa: Ego Flos Campi
2. Palestrina: Osculetur me
3. Plainchant: Dum esset rex
4. Guerrero: Surge, propera amica mea
5. Gombert: Quam pulchra es
6. Plainchant: Nigra sum
7. Lassus: Veni, dilecte mi
8. Victoria: Vadam et circuibo
9. Plainchant: Alleluia, tota pulchra es
10. Guerrero: Ego flos campi
11. Lheritier: Nigra sum
12. Plainchant: Laeva eius
13. Ceballos: Hortus Conclusus
14. Palestrina: Nigra sum
15. Plainchant: Speciosa facta es
16. Vivanco: Veni, dilecte mi
17. Guerrero: Trahe me post te
18. Plainchant: Iam hiems transiit
19. Victoria: Vidi speciosam


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28 June 2012

Vivica Genaux: Bel Canto Arias


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Date CD: September 16, 2003 | Virgin | 68:17



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This charming disc showcases Vivica Genaux doing what she does best: tearing through highly florid music, often at breakneck speed, without seeming to break a sweat. Even Cecilia Bartoli -- arguably the reigning queen of fioritura -- has never handled the dizzying twists and turns of Rossini so gracefully. Of course, there is more to bel canto music than fireworks, and Genaux's singing occasionally lacks the focus and tonal variety to sustain interest during more lyrical passages; but it is hard to resist the urge to play certain tracks, like the opening "Nacqui all' affanno...Non più mesta" from La cenerentola, many times over just to enjoy the ride. Genaux's treatment of ornamentation, style, and the Italian language are world-class. John Nelson and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris deliver a sharp, colorful performance that brings the different sounds and styles of Rossini and Donizetti, the two featured composers, into relief. The varied program includes one especially rare number: "Popolo, amici...Ah! Sì, da tanti affani" from Donizetti's early Alahor in Granata, which only received its first modern performance in 1998. Other highlights include "Il segreto per esser felici" from Lucrezia Borgia, which is just a great tune, and of course Rosina's "Una voce poco fa" from Il barbière di Siviglia; it would be hard to find a better performance of that favorite anywhere.


tracklist:


Gioachino Rossini
La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno
L`Italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno
L`Italiana in Algeri: Pensa alla patria
Gaetano Donizetti
Lucrezia Borgia: Nella fatal di Rimini
Lucrezia Borgia: Il Segreto per esser felici
Alahor in Granada: Popolo, amici, sanguinosi allori...Ah si, da tanti affani
Anna Bolena: E sgombro il loco...Un bacio ancora
Gioachino Rossini
La Donna del lago, '(The) Lady of the Lake': Mura felici
Semiramide: In si barbara sciagura...Ah Quel giorno ognor rammento
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa

Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
John Nelson


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27 June 2012

Jessye Norman: Classics


EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Front Cover | 252 Mb
Date CD: April 14, 1992 | Philips | 66:59



tracklist:


Giuseppe Verdi - Il Corsaro
(Egli non riede ancora! Non so let tetre immagini)
Francis Poulenc - Les chemins de l'amour
("Les chemins qui vont")
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
(E Susanna non vien! Dove sei i bei momenti)
Georges Bizet - Carmen
(Non! tu ne m'aimes pas!)
Richard Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a)
(Es gibt ein Reich)
Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626/37
(Thy Hand Belinda- When I am laid in Earth) - 5:29
Franz Schubert - Auf dem See ("Und frische Nahrung"), D. 543 (Op. 92/2)
Hector Berlioz - Les Nuits d'été, H. 81 (Op. 7)
(L'ile inconnue)
Johannes Brahms - Songs for voice & piano, Op. 43
(No 1, Von ewiger Liebe)
Gustav Mahler - Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen in E flat major
(Kindertotenlieder No. 4)
Richard Strauss - Frühling ("In dämmrigen Grüften träumte ich lang"), o.Op. 150/1
George Gershwin - Love Is Here to Stay
Franz Schubert - Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
Charles Gounod - Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile in G major (Sanctus)



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26 June 2012

Kopatchinskaja | Say




EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 312 Mb

Date CD: October 28, 2008 | Naive | 67:21

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With a repertoire heavily centered on twentieth and twenty first century composers, Patricia Kopatchinskaja definitely does not play your grandmother's Beethoven. Actually, the first-movement Presto of her performance of the Op. 47 sonata is downright startling at first. Extremely aggressive and energetic, Kopatchinskaja's playing lives up to her stated desire to perform Beethoven in a more "excessive manner." Despite the initially jarring verticality of her playing, the spontaneity and excitement that she brings to the "Kreutzer" Sonata is quickly engaging and infectious. The remainder of the program is more in line with Kopatchinskaja's affinity for twentieth century works: Ravel's G major Sonata, Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances, and Fazil Say's Op. 7 Sonata. This far-reaching program is greatly enhanced by Kopatchinskaja's brilliant technique, near-flawless intonation, crystal-clear tone, impressive dynamic palate, and keen sense of pacing. Her musical understanding of the scores at hand is profound and instantly captures the listener's interest and attention, holding it for the duration of the album. Dialogue between Kopatchinskaja and pianist (and composer) Fazil Say is equally engaging and dynamic, filled with controlled spontaneity. Naïve's sound is wonderfully clear and well-balanced. This is absolutely an album worth considering for listeners in the market for some intense, take-no-prisoners playing.

tracklist:


Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 9 in A major ('Kreutzer'), Op. 47
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major
Béla Bartók - 7 Romanian Folk Dances
Fazil Say - Sonata for violin & piano



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25 June 2012

Brahms: Complete Symphonies


EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Covers | 858 Mb

Date CD: June 11, 2002 | Philips | 216:00

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Brahms is not a composer one associates Riccardo Muti with as readily as with, say, Verdi, but in fact Brahms' symphonic works have been an integral part of the maestro's repertory throughout his career.

He recorded a notable set of the Brahms symphonies during his tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra during the 1980s, while his 40-year relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic has brought him into intimate contact with that orchestra's rich Brahmsian tradition.

tracklist:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Anthony Variations on a Theme of Haydn in B flat major
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80 in C minor
Tragic Overture, in D minor, Op. 81
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Philadelphia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor




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24 June 2012

Arvo Part: Fratres


EAC | FLAC, tracks, Log | Covers | 295 Mb
1995 | Telarc | 68:57


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1 - Fratres (For Strings And Percussion)
2 - Fratres (For Violin, Strings And Percussion)
3 - Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten (For Strings And One Bell)
4 - Fratres (For Wind Octet And Percussion)
5 - Fratres (For Eight Cellos)
6 - Summa (For Strings)
7 - Fratres (For String Quartet)
8 - Festina Lente (For Strings And Harp Ad Libitum)
9 - Fratres (For Cello And Piano)
I Fiamminghi
The Orchestra of Flanders
Rudolph Werthen (conductor)
Violin – Peter Manning
Piano – Mireille Gleizes
Cello – France Springuel

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23 June 2012

Strauss: Elektra [Böhm]



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Covers | 585 mb | TT 01:40:11
Released: 1994 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon


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Elektra is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted from his drama of 1903—the first of many such collaborations between composer and librettist. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25, 1909.

The plot of Elektra is based upon the great Greek tragedy of the same name by the tragedian Sophocles. The unrelenting gloom and horror that permeate the original play produce, in the hands of Hofmannsthal and Strauss, a drama whose sole theme is revenge. Klytaemnestra (Clytemnestra), helped by her paramour Aegisth (Aegisthus), has secured the murder of her husband, Agamemnon, and now is afraid that her crime will be avenged by her children, Elektra (Electra), Chrysothemis, and their banished brother Orest (Orestes). Elektra, who is the personification of the passionate lust for vengeance, tries to persuade her timid sister to kill Klytaemnestra and Aegisth. Before the plan is carried out, Orest, who had been reported as dead, arrives, determined upon revenge for his father's death. He kills Klytaemnestra and Aegisth; Elektra, in an ecstatic dance of triumph, falls dead in front of her horror-stricken attendants. ---Wikipedia


Sieglinde Wagner, Renate Reinecke, Gerda Scheyrer
Inge Borkh, Gerhard Unger, Siegfried Vogel, Cvetka Ahlin
Ilona Steingruber, Margarete Sjösted, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Fritz Uhl, Marianne Schech, Fred Teschler, Judith Hellwig
Hermi Ambros, Jean Madeira
Dresden Staatskapelle
Dresden State Opera Chorus
Karl Böhm (conductor)

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22 June 2012

Strauss: Capriccio



EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 2 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs
Covers | 658 mb | TT 02:22:23
Released: 1994 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon


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This recording is perhaps Bohm's greatest studio effort. Certainly he was best live--for example his Bayreuth 'Tristan' and 'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' at the Vienna Opera. But this opera never seems to lose pace, and the modest tempi work quite well.

The cast features several of the same performers as the 1968 Figaro, a masterful recording in its own right. Hermann Prey and Fischer-Dieskau are wonderful (ironically, Diskeau is again playing a count) with the wonderful Janowitz and Troyanos filling in the female roles. Both of these recordings benefit most from this fantastic ensemble, and Bohm continued to enjoy the work of these great talents in his Mozart and Strauss performances throughout the 50's and 60's. The tone of this opera is very conversational, and their is a greater emphasis on ensemble than solos (again, like Figaro). --Amazon customer

Peter Schreier, Gundula Janowitz, Karl Ridderbusch, Anton de Ridder
Hermann Prey, Tatiana Troyanos, Karl Christian Kohn
Arleen Auger, David Thaw, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Karl Böhm (conductor)
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21 June 2012

Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier [Böhm]

EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 3 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs
Cover | 878 mb | TT 03:06:27

Released: July 1, 1994 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: 1969, Salzburger Festspiel

Alfred Pfeifle, Klaus Hirte, Siegfried Rudolf Frese
Gerhard Unger, Cvetka Ahlin, Tatiana Troyanos
Ljubomir Pantscheff, Theo Adam, Otto Wiener
Edith Mathis, Christa Ludwig, Anton de Ridder
Robert Licha, Kari Lovaas 
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm (conductor)

Der Rosenkavalier (Op. 59) (The Knight of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière’s comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on 26 January 1911 under the direction of Max Reinhardt. Until the premiere, the working title was Ochs von Lerchenau. (The choice of the name Ochs is not accidental, for in German Ochs is translated as ox, which depicts the character of the Baron throughout the opera.) The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Octavian Rofrano, a part sung by a woman, her coarse, philandering country cousin Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau, and his young prospective fiancée Sophie von Faninal, the lovely daughter of a rich Viennese bourgeois. Baron Ochs, having arranged with Sophie's father Faninal to combine his noble rank with Faninal's money by marrying Sophie, asks the Marschallin to suggest an appropriate young man to be his Knight of the Rose, who will present a silver rose to Sophie on his behalf as a traditional symbol of courtship. She recommends Octavian. When Octavian delivers the rose, he and Sophie fall in love on sight, and must figure out how to prevent Baron Ochs from marrying Sophie. They accomplish this in a comedy of errors that is smoothed over with the help of the Marschallin. There are many recordings of the opera, and it is regularly performed. -- Wikipedia

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A.Vivaldi: Concerti per Viola d'Amore

Easy CD-DA, APE, CUE, Log | 1 CD, Covers | 348 MB
CD Date: 12-14 Feb. 1995 | Hyperion



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The instrument was distinguished by its wide compass, its use of sympathetic strings (not bowed but allowed to resonate), and the fact that it lent itself to playing the lyra way (as with the bass viola da gamba), facilitating the use of multiple stopping and contrapuntal textures. Vivaldi was obviously no less attracted by it; six concertos are a lot for such an unusual instrument, and it is fair to say that they represent some of the most beguiling music he wrote. I make no apology for using the word once more, to describe these performances by Catherine Mackintosh and the OAE.



Tracks :

Concerto in D major RV 392
Concerto in D minor RV 395
Concerto in D minor RV 393
Concerto in A minor RV 397
Concerto in D minor RV 394
Concerto in A Major RV 396



Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conductor: Catherine Mackintosh 

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20 June 2012

A.Vivaldi: 7 Concerti for Woodwind and Strings

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305 Mb | Date CD: Jul, 1995



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This hourlong CD features Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert performing the following concerti on authentic instruments:

1. Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156
2. Concerto for Oboe in C major, Op. 8 no 12/RV 449
3. Concerto for Bassoon in F major, RV 485
4. Concerto for Strings in B flat major, RV 166
5. Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Recorders and Bassoon in G minor, RV 577
6. Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444
7. Concerto for 2 Violins and 2 Cellos in G major, RV 575

Performer: Paul Goodwin, Alberto Grazzi, Catherine Latham, Peter Hanson, Lorraine Wood, Peter Holtslag, David Watkin, Walter Reiter, Jane Coe

Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

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19 June 2012

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - I Musici

Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | Cover, LQ | 232 MB CD Date: October 25, 1990 | Philips



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You have reached the peak of excellence for Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' with this performance. The previous reviewer is right in more ways than one: Vivaldi and I Musici can certainly bring one's soul closer to God as they are both divine, but so are the Stradivarius strings played to perfection by I Musici. This rendition of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" directed by Vittorio Negri and performed by Pina Carmirelli is truly the most divine in its fluid and passionate performance.


TRACKS
01 - Concerto No.1 'La Primavera' RV269 in E Spring Allegro
02 - Concerto No.1 'La Primavera' RV269 in E Spring Largo
03 - Concerto No.1 'La Primavera' RV269 in E Spring Allegro (Danza Pastorale)
04 - Concerto No.2 'L'Estate' RV315 in G Minor Summer Allegro Non Molto - Allegro
05 - Concerto No.2 'L'Estate' RV315 in G Minor Summer Adagio - Presto - Adagio
06 - Concerto No.2 'L'Estate' RV315 in G Minor Summer Presto (Tempo Impetuoso d'Es...
07 - Concerto No.3 'L'Autunno' RV293 in F Autumn Allegro (Ballo, e Canto de 'Villa...
08 - Concerto No.3 'L'Autunno' RV293 in F Autumn Adagio Molto (Ubriachi Dormienti)
09 - Concerto No.3 'L'Autunno' RV293 in F Autumn Allegro (La Caccia)
10 - Concerto No.4 'L'Inverno' RV297 in F Minor Winter Allegro Non Molto
11 - Concerto No.4 'L'Inverno' RV297 in F Minor Winter Largo
12 - Concerto No.4 'L'Inverno' RV297 in F Minor Winter Allegro


I Musici, Pina Carmirelli

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18 June 2012

R.Strauss: Salome [Böhm]



EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 2 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs
No scans | 516 mb | TT 01:36:45
Released: August 16, 1994


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"Salome is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde.

The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its Dance of the Seven Veils. It is now better known for the more shocking final scene (often a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos), where Salome declares her love to the severed head of John the Baptist.

It was first performed at the Hofoper in Dresden on December 9, 1905. Salome is a well-established part of the operatic repertoire; there are numerous recordings of it. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer. -- Wikipedia


Franz Grundheber, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Mignon Dunn
Richard Cassilly, Ursula Boese, Willy Hartmann
Dame Gwyneth Jones, Kurt Moll, Wieslaw Ochman
Carl Schultz, Hans Sotin, Horst Wilhelm
Hamburg State Opera Orchestra
Karl Böhm (conductor)


Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: November 4th, 1970

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17 June 2012

R.Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie; Horn Concerto No. 1


351 Mb | Date CD: 27th Oct 2008 | Testament | 65:42

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There have been other magnificent performances of Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie -- Böhm's, Karajan's, Haitink's, and Previn's leap immediately to mind -- but none has ever surpassed this performance by Rudolf Kempe and the Royal Philharmonic for sheer aural opulence. Taped in 1966 by producer Charles Gerhardt for Reader's Digest records, the stereo sound here is ravishingly beautiful with giddy highs, abysmal lows, endless depths, and staggering immediacy. And that's just the sound; the performance is even better.

Kempe, of course, is a master Strauss conductor whose opera and orchestral recordings have been accepted as canonical for almost half a century, and this Alpensinfonie is as superbly conducted, incredibly colorful, and richly detailed as the rest, but, best of all given the picture-postcard aspects of the work, musically utterly convincing. With the super-virtuoso Royal Philharmonic as his instrument, Kempe creates an Alpensinfonie with the thrills of Karajan and Previn's accounts, with far more integrity plus the cohesion of Böhm and Haitink's readings but with far more energy. Coupled with Alan Civil's robust interpretation of Strauss' first Horn Concerto, this Alpensinfonie deserves to be heard by anyone who enjoys the work or the composer.

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Alan Civil (horn)
Royal Philharmonic
Rudolf Kempe

Recorded 13 April 1967, Kingsway Hall, London

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15 June 2012

Richard Strauss: Arabella [Böhm]

EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 3 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs
Cover | 596 mb | TT 02:39:09 Released: August 23, 1994
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1947



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Josef Witt, Rosette Anday, Herma Handl, Julius Patzak
Horst Taubmann, Franz Szkokan, Hans Hotter
Maria Reining, Lisa Della Casa, Alfred Poell
Ruth Michaelis, Georg Hann 


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl Böhm (conductor)


Arabella is a lyric comedy or opera in 3 acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, their sixth and last operatic collaboration. It was first performed on 1 July 1933, at the Dresden Sächsisches Staatstheater. The opera made its United States debut at the Metropolitan Opera on February 10, 1955 with Eleanor Steber in the title role. -- Wikipedia

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13 June 2012

Richard Strauss: Daphne

EAC | Classical (opera) | 2 CD | FLAC + CUE + logs | Scans
RAR | 480 mb | FSonic + FServe | TT 01:34:21
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: 1964. Live Theater an der Wien, Vienna


Böhm's Daphne recording, made at a festival performance in Vienna in 1964, is another Strauss classic and here, in the opera dedicated to him and of which he conducted the first performance in 1938, he is peerless. The EMI/Haitink of a few years ago (nla) came nowhere near it, even though Böhm makes some irritating cuts. Yes, there are the inaccuracies inseparable from live recording, balance is not as it would be (or should be) in the studio, and there are stage noises, but what a performance, that's what counts, and it sounds much better on CD than on the LPs many of us have treasured for years.
This is Strauss's most lyrical opera and occupies a special place in the affections of his admirers. 13Ohm's unfolding of the marvellous orchestral score, from that first oboe melody to its final metamorphosis, is the work of a master-interpreter—one has only to hear his majestic phrasing of the cellos' Peneios melody (full score, page 90) to recognize that. Hilde Gueden's Daphne is a lovely performance, sung with an engaging innocence, as befits this mysterious heroine, but also with the soaring richness that the part requires in its most dramatic passages, such as the duet with Apollo, sung by James King with power and conviction. He has never possessed a voice notable for its tonal beauty, but he is really rather impressive here.
For tonal beauty, however, there is Wunderlich as Leukippos, making something exceptionally expressive out of every phrase. Schafler's Peneois must have been better a few years earlier, but it has a noble dignity one would be hard-pressed to equal today, and Vera Little copes well with all but the lowest notes of the Erda-like part of Gaea.
-- Gramophone [10/1988]
Tracklisting
Disc 1
1. Orchestereinleitung / Kleontes! / Adnrast!
2. O bleib, geliebter Tag!
3. Leukippos, du?
4. Daphne! / Mutter! / Wir warten dein
5. Ei, so fliegt sie dahin
6. Seid ihr um mich, ihr Hirten alle?
7. Ich grüße dich, weiser, erfahrener Fischer
8. Was führt dich her im niedern Grewand
Disc 2
1. Dieser Kuß - dies Umarmen
2. Trinke, du Tochter!
3. Furchtbare Schmach dem Gotte!
4. Zu dir nun, Knabe!
5. Jeden heiligen Morgen
6. Unheilvolle Daphne!
7. Was erblicke ich?
8. Daphnes verwandlung / Ich komme - ich komme - grünende Brüder
9. Mondlichtmusik

Harald Pröglhöf, Hilde Güden, Ludwig Welter, Rita Streich
Kurt Equiluz, Hans Braun, Fritz Wunderlich, Paul Schöffler
Vera Little, Erika Mechera, James King

Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Karl Böhm (conductor)



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12 June 2012

J.D.Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Classical | APE & CUE | 1 CD, Covers, Book | 339 MB
Date: April 2002



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Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) 
Performer: The Chandos Baroque Players
Michael George (bass), Michael Chance (countertenor)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Michael George (bass)
Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto 'Lamentations for Maundy Thursday' 


1 Lamentation 1 Part 1: Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae [4'48] 
2 Lamentation 1 Part 2: Omnes amici eius spreverunt eam [4'47] 
3 Lamentation 1 Part 3: He. Facti sunt hostes eius in capite [2'04] 
4 Lamentation 1 Part 4: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [3'36] 
5 Lamentation 2 Part 1: Vau. Et egressus est a filia Sion [1'13] 
6 Lamentation 2 Part 2: Zain. Recordata est Jerusalem [2'49] 
7 Lamentation 2 Part 3: Ipsa autem gemens conversa est retrorsum [2'14] 
8 Lamentation 2 Part 4: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [2'58] 
Lamentationes pro die Jovis Sancto 'Lamentations for Good Friday' 
09 Lamentation 1 Part 1: Heth. Cogitavit Dominus dissipare murum filiae Sion [1'32] 
10 Lamentation 1 Part 2: Teth. Defixae sunt in terra portae eius [1'47] 
11 Lamentation 1 Part 3: Yod [1'26] 
12 Lamentation 1 Part 4: Sederunt in terra [1'48] 
13 Lamentation 1 Part 5: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [3'43] 
14 Lamentation 2 Part 1: Lamed [1'20] 
15 Lamentation 2 Part 2: Matribus suis dixerunt [4'11] 
16 Lamentation 2 Part 3: Samech. Plauserunt super te manibus [3'37] 
17 Lamentation 2 Part 4: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [3'24] 
Lamentationes pro die Veneris Sancto 'Lamentations for Easter Eve' 
18 Lamentation 1 Part 1: Heth [1'57] 
19 Lamentation 1 Part 2: Misericordiae Domini quia non sumus consumpti [2'16] 
20 Lamentation 1 Part 3: Teth. Bonus est Dominus sperantibus in eum [3'17] 21 Lamentation 1 Part 4: Yod. Sedebit solitarius, et tacebit [4'07] 
22 Lamentation 1 Part 5: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [2'43]
23 Lamentation 2 Part 1: Aleph [2'05] 
24 Lamentation 2 Part 2: Quomodo obscuratum est aurum [1'59] 
25 Lamentation 2 Part 3: Daleth [1'22] 
26 Lamentation 2 Part 4: Adhaesit lingua lactentis ad palatum eius in siti [2'00] 
27 Lamentation 2 Part 5: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum [3'46]

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11 June 2012

C.Monteverdi - Second Vespers for the Feast of Santa Barbara

Classical | APE, CUE | 2 CD, covers, Booklet | 494 Mb
Date: September 9, 1997


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Composer: Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Performer: Paul Nicholson Orchestra: Sixteen Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Christophers


Tracks
CD1


01 - Chapter - Chant: Confitebor tibi Domine Rex
02 - Hymn - Chant: Excultet celebres virginis
03 - Response - Chant:Ora pro nobis
04 - Antiphon - Chant:Hodie beata Barbara
05 - Magnificat: Magnificat anima mea Dominum
06 - Chant: Deus, cuius delectionem
07 - Motet - Palestrina: Gaue Barbara beata
08 - Blessing - Chant: Sit nomen Domini
09 - Substitute for Marian Antiphon: Audi caelum verba
10 - Response/Collect: Angelus Domini nunciavit
11 - Sonata: Sancta Barbara
12 - Hymn: Ave maris stella
CD2
01 - Organ Inprovisation
02 - Chant: Deus in adiutorium
03 - Antiphon - Chant: Angelicam vitam eligens
04 - Psalm: Dixit Dominus Domino meo
05 - Antiphon substitute: Pulchra es
06 - Antiphon - CHant: In Dei orta
07 - Psalm: Laudate pueri Dominum
08 - Antiphon substitute - Sonata
09 - Antiphon - Chant: Paterni oblita amoris
10 - Psalm: Laetatus sum in his
11 - Antiphon substitute: Nigra sum, sed formosa
12 - Antiphon - Chant: In Sancte Trinitatis
13 - Psalm: Nisi Dominus aedificaverit
14 - Antiphon substitute - Sonata
15 - Antiphon - Chant: Trinitatem venerata
16 - Psalm: Lauda Jetusalem Dominum
17 - Antiphon substitute: Duo Seraphim clamabant

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10 June 2012

Vivaldi, Il Furioso! - Best of Vivaldi Edition

Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC (tracks), CUE, Log | 413 MB
1 CDs, Covers HQ | CD date: Nov 21, 2006 | NAIVE


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Performers: Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Sara Mingardo, Sonia Prina, Nicola Ulivieri, Alberto Grazzi, Lorenzo Regazzo, Nathalie Stutzmann, Christian Senn, Gemma Bertagnolli, Enrico Onofri, Philippe Jaroussky, Sergio Azzolini, Gottfried Von der Goltz, Marina Comparato, Magdalena Kozená, Sandrine Piau, Alfredo Bernardini, Sébastien Marq
Conductors: Ottavio Dantone, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alessandro De Marchi, Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Giorgio Fava, Gottfried Von der Goltz, Giorgio Tabacco
Orchestras/Ensembles: Accademia Bizantina, Ensemble Matheus, Concerto Italiano, Academia Montis Regalis, Zefiro Ensemble, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Le Concert D'Astrée, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus

Track Listings

01. Tito Manlio : Sinfonia (Allegro) Accademia Byzantina 1:58
02. Orlando furioso : 'Nel profondo' Marie-Nicole Lemieux 4:00
03. In furore iustissimae irae (Allegro) Sandrine Piau 4:29
04. Concerto RV 433 La tempesta di mare (Allegro) Sébastien Marq 2:20
05. L'Olimpiade : 'Gemo in punto e fremo' Sara Mingardo 3:18
06. Juditha triumphans : 'Arma, caedes, vindictae, furores' Coro Giovanile 3:41
07. Sonate a 2 RV 86 (Allegro) L'Astrée 2:19
08. L'Olimpiade : 'E troppo spietato il barbaro fato' Sonia Prina 2:32
09. Concerto RV 156 (Allegro) Concerto Italiano 2:45
10. Tito Manlio : 'Se il cor guerriero' Nicola Ulivieri 2:58
11. Orlando finto pazzo : 'Anderò, volerò, griderò' Sonia Prina 1:47
12. Concerto RV 208 Grosso Mogul (Grave) Enrico Onofri 2:57
13. Orlando furioso : 'Come l'onda' Philippe Jaroussky 3:03
14. Concerto RV 497 (Allegro molto) Alberto Grazzi 3:38
15. Semiramide : 'Con la face di Megera' Lorenzo Regazzo 2:34
16. Concerto RV 481 (Allegro) Sergio Azzolini 3:39
17. La verità in cimento : Sinfonia (Allegro) Ensemble Matheus 1:40
18. La verità in cimento : 'Se l'acquisto di quel Soglio' Nathalie Stutzmann 3:33
19. Concerto RV 454 (Allegro) Various Artists 2:58
20. Tito Manlio : 'Rabia che accendesi' Christian Senn 1:49
21. Concerto RV 577 (Allegro) Gottried von der Goltz 3:24
22. Orlando finto pazzo : 'Lo stridor, l'orror' Gemma Bertagnolli 3:33
23. Orlando finto pazzo : Sinfonia (Allegro) Academia Montis Regalis 1:53
24. Orlando furioso : 'Dove il valor combatte' Lorenzo Regazzoi 2:00
25. Juditha triumphans : 'Armatae face, et anguibus' Maria Comparato 3:19
26. Juditha triumphans : 'In somno profundo' Magdalena Kozena 5:05

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