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27 December 2012

Hélène Grimaud: Chopin & Rachmaninov


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Date CD: March 8, 2005 | Deutsche Grammophon | 61:54


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Hélène Grimaud's releases on DG have each been built around a "concept." Here, it's death and transcendence. The philosophically bent can get Grimaud's explanation in the booklet notes, while the musical among us can just listen to a stimulating program of standard repertory freshened by one of today's outstanding younger pianists. In the Chopin Sonata, Grimaud's volatile first movement and delicately colorful finale provide the tone and resolution required by both composer and her own philosophical outlook. The latter, though, means a dry-eyed Funeral March shorn of any trace of sentimentality yet not lacking power, more a contemplation of mourning rather than the thing itself. The Rachmaninov Sonata is his 1931 revision with Grimaud's restoration of sections of the 1913 original. As in the Chopin, Grimaud's gorgeous tone and the clarity of her articulation help make this an outstanding performance. The program closes with a pair of Chopin's most affecting works, the Berceuse and the Barcarolle, both beautifully played. --Dan Davis

tracklist:


Chopin - Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35
Rachmaninov - Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36
Chopin - Berceuse in D flat, Op.57
Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60


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25 December 2012

La Monarcha (Spanish 17th century music)


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 291 Mb

Date CD: November 09, 2012 | Brilliant | 55:54


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A new and innovative concept by Erik Bosgraaf and his friends: dance music from the Spanish territories in the 17th century, by famous and anonymous composers, constantly crossing the borders between the serious and the playful, between art music and light music. Listening to this wonderful program, played with such obvious fun, zest and drive, one feels that music has this eternal quality of uplifting one's soul, spirit and body, whether written 400 years ago or right at this moment. Erik Bosgraaf, Izhar Elias and Alessandro Pianu play on original instruments or copies thereof. Their earlier releases on Brilliant Classics have gained international praise for their originality and dedication, resulting in important prizes such as the Prize from the Borletti Buitoni Trust. This collection draws directly from the works of Italian and Spanish guitarists Girolamo Montesardo, Carlo Calvi, Gaspar Sanz, Santiago de Murcia and Francesco Corbetta, keyboard players Antonio de Cabezón, Bernardo Storace, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Pieter de Vois, and authors of solo and chamber music for a variety of other instruments, Andrea Falconieri, Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde and Jacob van Eyck. Emblem and ambassador of Spanish culture, it is the guitar that threads the story together, intrinsically intertwined with the Spanish fondness for variation sets on harmonic grounds. Spain's imperial history explains the wide geographical variety of composers, though even the Dutch Sweelinck seeks to bring local colour to his sober Low Countries aesthetic in his Pavana Hispanica. Elsewhere there are variations on the perennially popular La Follia , jolly Correntes and tarantellas, and more sinuous diferencias and intabulations of love-songs. They are all performed by a trio of young and talented musicians who bring great rhythmic vitality and a freshly imaginative approach to this inventive act of reconstruction. 

tracklist:


Andrea Falconieri ca. 1585–1656
1 Corriente dicha la Cuella
2 La Suave Melodia, y su corrente
3 Il Rosso, brando

Francesco Corbetta 1615–1681
4 Sinfonia a due

Santiago de Murcia 1673–1739
5 Tarantelas

Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde ca. 1605–ca. 1650
6 Canzon terza

Pieter de Vois ca. 1580–1654
7 Pavane de Spanje

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 1562–1621
8 Pavana hispanica

Andrea Falconieri
9 Corrente dicha l’Avellina
10 Il Spiritillo, brando
11 Alemana dicha Villega

Francesco Corbetta
12 Follie in G.sol.re.ut

Andrea Falconieri
13 La Monarcha

Bernardo Storace fl. 1664
14 Follia

Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde
15 Corrente

Jacob van Eyck 1589–1657
16 Repicavan

Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde
17 Canzon seconda

Antonio de Cabezón ca. 1510–1566
18 Diferencias sobre la pavana italiana

Gaspar Sanz 1640–1710
19 La Esfachata de Nápoles
20 La Cavalleria de Nápoles, con dos clarines

Andrea Falconieri

21 La Benedetta
22 La Prudenza, corrente
23 Corriente dicha la Mota, echa para D. Pedro dela Mota
24 Brando dicho el Melo 1' 16

Girolamo Montesardo fl. 1606–ca. 1620
Carlo Calvi fl. 1646
25 Pavaniglia



Cordevento

Erik Bosgraaf - recorders
Izhar Elias - baroque guitars
Alessandro Pianu - harpsichord & organ


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20 December 2012

Flauto Veneziano


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 364 Mb
Date CD: March 27, 2012 | Harmonia Mundi | XX:XX


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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in F major op. 10 no. 1 “La Tempesta di Mare” RV 433 
GIORGIO MAINERIO
Schiarazula marazula
La lavandara gagliarda
GIOVANNI BATTISTA SPADI
Diminution on “Anchor che col partire”
GIOVANNI BATTISTA RICCIO
Sonata a 4
DARIO CASTELLO
Sonata prima
MASSIMILIANO NERI
Sonata a 8 no. 10
DARIO CASTELLO
Sonata quarta
GIOVANNI BASSANO
Ricercata quarta
BENEDETTO MARCELLO
Sonata in F major op. 2 no. 12
ANTONIO CALDARA
Gavotta from "Suonata da camera a tre op. 2 no. 2"
ALESSANDRO MARCELLO
Concerto di flauti
ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in e minor per flautino rv 445
PHILIPPE VERDELOT
Madrigal "Benche´l misero cor", entablature by Adrian Willaert


Dorothee Oberlinger, blockflöte
Lorenzo Cavasanti, blockflöte
Manuel Staropoli, blockflöte
Philipp Spätling, blockflöte & orgelpositiv
Fabio Dalla Vedova, percussioni

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca



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18 December 2012

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Nutcracker


EAC | APE + CUE | Covers | 308 Mb
Date CD: September 25, 2007 | Telarc | 73:02

As popular performers of classical music's greatest hits, it seems strange that Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops had not recorded Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker until 2007. The recording is subtitled "Favorite Selections," implying that it's more than just the suite (parts of which they have done on Tchaikovsky and ballet samplers), but less than the full ballet. Actually, all that's missing here is the "Grandfather's Dance" and the "Battle and Transformation" scene, which then begs the question of why not stretch the recording another 10 minutes to fit these in? Regardless, it really is a treat to hear more than just the suite since there are parts that are just as great as what's in the suite and are heard all too infrequently, such as the "Pas de deux Coda" and the "Final Waltz." The "Waltz of the Snowflakes" is another one of those, and here it's done with appropriate feathery lightness by the orchestra and the Cincinnati Children's Choir, which has excellent intonation, tone, and ensemble work. The waltz has its dramatic moments, but like all the dramatic moments in the score, Kunzel keeps it exciting and grand without being overly intense. The whole performance has a constancy and consistency of delivery that give the impression of childlike wonder and magic, but isn't at all too sugary. Similarly, the dancing momentum is maintained without being too athletic or too indulgent, as in the case of the "Arabian Dance." Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops have come through with a truly reliable and enjoyable performance of the Nutcracker, presented in Telarc's well-known deep sound quality.


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Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 1. The Christmas Tree
Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 2. March
Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 3. Children's Galop and Arrival of the Guests
Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 4. Pas de deux (Doll and Toy Soldier) Tempo di Valse
Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 6. Magic Spell Begins
Act 1. Tableau 2. Scene 8. Scene in the Pine Forest (Journey through the Snow)
Act 1. Tableau 2. Scene 9. Waltz of the Snowflakes
Act 2. Scene 10. The Magic Castle
Act 2. Scene 11. Clara and the Prince
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Chocolate: Spanish Dance
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Coffee: Arabian Dance
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Tea: Chinese Dance
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Trepak: Russian Dance
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Dance of the Mirlitons
Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Mother Gigone and Her Little Clowns
Act 2. Scene 13. Waltz of the Flowers
Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Dance of the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Variation 1. Tarantella
Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Variation 2. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Coda
Act 2. Scene 15. Final Waltz and Apotheosis


It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, 18 December 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky's opera, Iolanta.

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Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, etc.


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Date CD: May 15, 2001 | Teldec | 65:00


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Sergei Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 
Etudes-tableaux Op. 33 no 1 in F minor
Etudes-tableaux Op. 33 no 2 in C major
Etudes-tableaux Op. 33 no 9 in C sharp minor
Prelude Op. 32 no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42


Piano: Hélène Grimaud
Philharmonia Orchestra London 
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy


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17 December 2012

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Il serpente di bronzo


EAC | APE, CUE | Covers | 331 Mb
Date CD: May 11, 2004 | Archiv Produktion

The CD of Jan Dismas Zelenka´s Il serpente di bronzo is sure to become a tidbit for all those in search of rediscovered compositions by the giants of Baroque music, for all those in search of intelligent period-style rendering, for all those in love with the world of Baroque oratorios and operas. The recording was made by world-acclaimed specialists in Baroque music using authentic period instruments. The record is a world premiere.

Alex Potter, alto
Petra Noskaiová, alto
Hana Blažíková, soprano
Peter Kooij, bass
Jaroslav Brezina, tenor
Ensemble Inégal
Adam Viktora, direction


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15 December 2012

Wilhelm Furtwangler 1942-1944 (I & II, 9 CDs)


EAC | APE + CUE | Covers | 2.29 Gb

Date CD: October 2002 | Deutsche Grammophon


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Vol I.

CD 1: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543
1. 1. Adagio - Allegro
2. 2. Andante con moto
3. 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. 4. Finale (Allegro)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
5. Overture "Coriolan", Op.62

Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60
6. 1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
7. 2. Adagio
8. 3. Allegro vivace
9. 4. Allegro ma non troppo

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 2: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
1. 1. Allegro con brio
2. 2. Andante con moto
3. 3. Allegro
4. 4. Allegro

Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92
5. 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
6. 2. Allegretto
7. 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
8. 4. Allegro con brio

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 3: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
1. 1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. 2. Larghetto -
3. 3. Rondo (Allegro)

Erich Roehn, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Concerto grosso in D minor, Op.6, No.10
4. 1. Ouverture
5. 2. Allegro
6. 3. Air (Lento)
7. 4. Allegro
8. 5. Allegro moderato

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 4: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 - "The Great"
1. 1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. 2. Andante con moto
3. 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. 4. Allegro vivace

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Overture Der Freischütz
5. Adagio - Molto vivace

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler


Vol II.

CD 1: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944, Vol.2

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
1. 1. Allegro affettuoso
2. 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
3. 3. Allegro vivace

Walter Gieseking, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129
4. 1. Nicht zu schnell
5. 2. Langsam
6. 3. Sehr lebhaft

Tibor de Machula, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 2: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944, Vol.2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83
1. 1. Allegro non troppo
2. 2. Allegro appassionato
3. 3. Andante - Più adagio
4. 4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto

Edwin Fischer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arthur Troester(track 3)

CD 3: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944, Vol.2

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.5 in B flat major, Edition: Robert Haas
1. 1. Introduction. Adagio - Allegro
2. 2. Adagio. Sehr langsam
3. 3. Scherzo. Molto vivace (Schnell) - Trio im gleichen Tempo
4. 4. Finale. Adagio - Allegro moderato

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 4: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944, Vol.2

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Sinfonia Domestica, Op.53
1. Part 3: Adagio (Langsam)
2. Part 4: Finale (Sehr lebhaft)
3. Wiegenlied. Mässig langsam und sehr ruhig
4. Adagio. Langsam
5. Finale. Sehr lebhaft
6. Don Juan, Op.20

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD 5: Wilhelm Furtwängler - Recordings 1942-1944, Vol.2

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
1. En Saga, Op.9

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
2. Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche), Op. 28

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
3. Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2

Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler



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14 December 2012

Handel - Semele [Curnyn]


(first complete recording on period instruments)
3 CD | EAC | FLAC tracks+CUE+LOG | Booklet | 783 MB | TT 169:35
Recorded: 16-20 April 2007, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London
Released: 2007 | Label: CHANDOS

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CD 2
CD 3
scans
Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Hilary Summers (mezzo soprano),
Richard Croft (tenor), Stephen Wallace (counter-tenor),
Brindley Sherratt (bass), Gail Pearson (soprano),
Early Opera Company (on period instruments), Christian Curnyn (conductor)

'Chandos’s new entrant is the first early-instrument Semele to be recorded absolutely complete… Thanks no doubt to stage experience as Semele, Rosemary Joshua brings irresistible unforced charm to her every scene. There is character in even the smallest phrases…Chandos provides clear, natural sound.' (International Record Review)

'Christian Curnyn understands the unique tinta of this gorgeous score, and directs his spruce period band with a nice blend of nonchalant elegance and dramatic energy. Tempi are shrewdly judged, rhythms light and supple, and recitatives tumble inevitably into arias…. As at the English National opera, rosemary Joshua, radiant of tone, dazzling coloratura, makes Semele far more than an over-sexed airhead… this becomes a clear fist choice for an ever enticing work.' (Gramophone)

'In the title role, soprano Rosemary Joshua applies light and graceful tone and conveys Smemle’s willful, pleasure-seeking nature. As her immortal lover Jupiter, tenor Richard Croft is equally lucid and nimble.' (BBC Music Magazine)

'It is superbly sung by the tenor Robert Croft, easily the most sensuous of all recorded Jupiters, while Rosemary Joshua is captivating as Semele – her diamaninte tone and dazzling coloratura technique making nimble work of her gorgeous arias… A must for Handelians, and anyone who doesn’t know one of his most life-enhancing masterpieces.' (The Sunday Times)

'With Rosemary Joshua’s enchantingly ditzy heroine, Richard Croft’s romantic Jupiter and Hilary Summers as Ino/Juno, this is the most complete and idiomatically sung account on disc of Handel’s closet English Opera' (Sunday Times ‘Disc of the Year 2007’)

'Rosemary Joshua has established herself as one of the foremost interpreters of the role of Semele, the charming, dizzy-headed mortal who falls in love with the king of the gods. She excels at the fearsome coloratura, the warm lyricism, and the sheer fizz of the role. All this comes across in conductor Christian Curnyn’s recording, and there‘s some beautiful support from Richard Croft as Jupiter and counter tenor Stephen Wallce as Semele’s financé Athamus' (Classic FM)

'An obligatory set for Handelians' (Goldberg 50)

'…this new recording becomes the prime recommendation for Handel’s hedonistic masterpiece.' (Telegraph Classical CD of the Week)


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13 December 2012

Zelenka: Requiem & Miserere


EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Covers | 235 Mb
September 19, 1995 | Supraphon

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tracklist:

Requiem in D minor, ZWV 48
Miserere (Psalm 50) in C minor, ZWV 57


Anna Hlavenková
Magdalena Kozená
Helena Pellarova
Michal Pospisil
Ladislav Richter

Czech Chamber Choir
Ensemble Baroque 1994
Roman Valek

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O Fortuna. Glück und Unglück in Liedern und Texten des Mittelalters


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 342 Mb

Date CD: November 24, 1997 | Glasn | 62:43


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1 - O Varium Fortune Lubricum
2 - Tempus Transit Gelidum
3 - Exiit Diluculo
4 - Sic Mea Fata
5 - Ich Was Ein Chint So Wolgetan
6 - Alte Clamat Epicurus
7 - Vite Perdite
8 - Bache Bene Venies
9 - Lamento Di Tristano / La Rotta
10 - Willekomen Si Der Sumer Schoene
11 - Gelück Und Hail
12 - Under Der Linden An Der Heide
13 - Ce Fu En Mai
14 - La Tierche Estampie Roial
15 - Saltarello

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11 December 2012

Harmonia Mundi Kalender 2007 (Sampler)


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Date CD: August 18, 2006 | Harmonia Mundi | 71:14


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1. Britten - Ein Neujahrslied
2. Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien op. 26 - Finale
3. Dvorak - Frühling 
4. Wolf - Zitronenfalter im April (Grausame Frühlingssonne) (Mörike)
5. De Monte - Der erste Tag des Monats Mai
6. Purcell - Hail! Bright Cecilia!
7. Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez - 2. Adagio
8. Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten Hob. XXI:3 - Ach, das Ungewitter naht!
9. Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten Hob. XXI:3 - Juhe! Juhe! Der Wein ist da
10. Debussy - Feuilles mortes
11. Ingalls - Thanksgiving: Der Apfelbaum
12. Corelli - Concerto grosso g-moll op. 6 Nr. 8 "Fatto per la notte di Natale"



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09 December 2012

Sweelinck: Psaumes francais and Canciones Sacrae


EAC | FLAC, CUE | 61:33 | 347 MB
Harmonia Mundi |Nov 10, 2009 | Cover

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Composer, organist, organ builder and teacher of international renown, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was known in his own time as the ‘Orpheus of Amsterdam'. Among his significant contributions to Franco-Flemish polyphony, one finds both psalms in French which closely follow the dictates of the Reformation and sacred vocal works in Latin, among which the Magnificat is outstanding.
The program is divided evenly between Calvinist psalms in French and Catholic motets in Latin. The former were polyphonic elaborations of Louis Bourgeois’ tunes for the Genevan metrical psalms of Marot and de Bèze. The French translations were already familiar, since the settings of Goudimel and Lejeune were known in Amsterdam, while the Dutch translations made poor poetry and hence were not favored for singing. Six of these psalms are sung here, mingled with four Latin motets (only one of them a psalm) published in Antwerp in 1619. We hear groups of psalms, then cantiones, then more psalms, concluding with a Te Deum, the longest work on the program.
The annotator suggests that, after Sweelinck converted to Calvinism, he had no hard feelings toward his former faith. This program shows how sensitively he could set the Latin texts, for the penitential De profundis and the ecstatic Magnificat exemplify an awareness of the varied moods, even down to details of text setting. For the French psalms, he respected the Calvinist emphasis on simple text declamation, preserving not only the Bourgeois tunes but also clarity in their polyphonic elaboration. Richard Marlow recorded the complete Cantiones sacrae (23:1), as did Timothy Brown at the same time, but his collection of psalms (16:2) included none of these selections. It would seem that someone might record the complete psalms, published in four books between 1604 and 1621 (the last posthumously). Would it fill as many as a dozen CDs?
Reuss, who is better known on this label with the RIAS Kammerchor, has spent much more time with the present ensemble than in Berlin, nearly two decades during which this ensemble, already two decades old, achieved professional status. Its 18 members demonstrate fine ensemble and tonal suavity. The choice of works offers a broad perspective on the composer’s choral music, still less familiar on records than his keyboard music. As a sampler, then, this is an excellent start toward familiarity with the “Orpheus of Amsterdam.”

tracklist:

Psalm 33, "Resveillez vous, chascun fidele"
Psalm 91, "Qui en la garde du haut Dieu"
Psalm 130, "Du fonds de ma pensee"
De profundis clamavi ad te Domine
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Beati pauperes spiritu
Psalm 77, "A Dieu ma voix j'ay haussee"
Psalm 42, "Ainsi qu'on oit le cerf bruire"
Psalm 146, "Sus mon ame, qu'on benie le Souverain"
Te Deum laudamus

Cappella Amsterdam
Conductor: Daniel Reuss


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08 December 2012

Wagner: Parsifal


EAC | APE + CUE | Covers | 1.04 Gb
Date CD: October 25, 1990 | (Russian?) | XX:XX


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Fantastic recording of Wagner's final music drama. Emphasis is on the orchestra but the cast is first rate too. The atmosphere is full of mystery. The performance of the orchestra is haunting. Karajan's conducting is spellbounding! Much of the beauty of Wagner's score blooms under Karajan's baton. The music suits perfectly Karajan's unique sound. One of the best Wagner recordings ever!!! 


Amfortas - Jose van Dam
Titurel - Victor von Halem
Gurnemanz - Kurt Moll
Parsifal - Peter Hofmann
Klingsor - Siegmund Nimsgern
Kundry - Dunja Vejzvic


Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Chorus master: Walter Hagen-Groll


Berliner Philharmoniker
cond. Herbert von Karajan



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06 December 2012

Duo Varino: Classical Oboe & Biedermeier Guitar


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 288 Mb

Date CD: November 19, 2010 | Spektral | 58:52


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Oboe and guitar—is there even a repertoire? When Almute Zwiener and Kathrin Redlich were asked to play a concert in this unusual combination in 2003, they started digging. They soon located the few existing original compositions by Napoleon Coste, Karl Pilss, and Tom Eastwood. But their research also showed that up to and including the nineteenth century it was common pract ice to adapt music for such combinations. In addition, it was an obvious choice to play on period instruments, since both musicians had already mastered the entire range of instruments from the baroque period to the twenty-first century. From these beginnings, a remarkable and unique ensemble was founded that convinced the jury at the eleventh ‘Alte Musik Treff des Berliner Musikinstrumentenmuseums’ (Early Music meeting of the Berlin Museum of Musical Instruments) in 2006 and won a prize. Duo Varino creates programs from the baroque and classical periods in the spirit of the times, but also plays original compositions from more recent centuries and from the present. This is the ensemble’s first CD.

CD tracklist:

L. van Beethoven: Variationen über "La ci darem la mano"
aus "Don Giovanni" von W.A. Mozart WoO 28
J.C.M. Widerkehr, Duo-Sonate e-Moll: Allegro
W.A. Mozart: Andante KV 315
F. Devienne, Sonate Nr. 5 d-Moll
L. van Beethoven: Adagio für die Flötenuhr aus WoO 33/1

Almute Zwiener (Oboe)
Kathrin Redlich (Gitarre)



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05 December 2012

Handel: Messiah


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October 25, 1990 | Archiv Produktion



This is a terrific performance of Messiah. Not only are the soloists all superb, but Trevor Pinnock completely contradicts the image of many period instrument performances as small-scale, scrappy affairs. Indeed, he invests the choruses with as much genuine Handelian pomp as Beecham at his most extravagant. The trumpets really blaze, and the timpani thunder, and everyone simply has a great time. A joyous performance, just right for the holiday season.
David Hurwitz



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04 December 2012

Verdi: Cori da opere


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Date CD: 1985? | Deutsche Grammophon | 46:00


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tracklist:


  from Nabucco
Gli Arredi Festivi
Va Pensiero

  from Il Trovatore
Vedi, Le Fosche Notturne Spoglie

from Otello
Fuoco Di Gioia

  from Ernani
Si Ridesti Il Leon Di Castiglia

  from Aida
Gloria All' Egitto

  from MacBeth
Patria Oppressa

  from I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Jerusalem!
O Signore

  from Don Carlos
Spuntato Ecco Il Dì d'Esultanza


Coro e Orchestra del Teatro Alla Scala di Milano
conducted by Claudio Abbado

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03 December 2012

Cecilia Bartoli: Mission


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Date CD: September 24, 2012 | Decca | 80:26

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One of Italy’s greatest composers between Monteverdi and Vivaldi, Agostino Steffani (1654–1728), is the unsung master of early Baroque opera. As an Italian who spent most of his life in Germany, he has been largely ignored by musicologists from both countries, so his music has fallen between the cracks of history. Yet his contribution to the development of opera can be compared to that of Lully in France or Purcell in England, and his fluent synthesis of the then-rival Italian, German and French styles paved the way for the cosmopolitan new musical language of Handel, Bach and Telemann.
But besides being a busy composer and court musician, Steffani was many other things as well: a high-ranking cleric, jet-setting diplomat, art collector, linguist, dynastic matchmaker, international peacemaker and probably spy. Personally involved in many of the major political upheavals and scandals of his day – often pointedly reflecting them in the plots of his operas.
Autumn 2012 marks the release of Mission, a sensational new album from the world’s best-selling classical artist, Cecilia Bartoli, and a project with international politics, religious conflict, diplomatic secrecy, spying and sensational music at its heart.
The album showcases the music of a little-known Italian composer and will include solo arias of various moods and styles, several duets, solo numbers with chorus – all sung in Italian – and instrumental interludes that create an organic transition from one piece to the next and an arc that reaches from the beginning to the end of the album.
Among the distinguished names appearing on Mission is star French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky who features in a first-time collaboration with Cecilia on a selection of duets, alongside the Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, the period orchestra I Barocchisti from Lugano, Switzerland, and conductor Diego Fasolis.
A cinematographic vision of the album directed by Olivier Simonnet and filmed in the historic Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) and in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles will be available on DVD later in the year.


tracklist:

Works by Agostino Steffani:

1 Schiere invitte, non tardate (Alarico)
da Alarico il Baltha, cioè L’audace re de’ Gothi

2 Ogni core può sperar* (Tanaquil)
da Servio Tullio

3 Ove son? Chi m’aita? In mezzo all’ombre … Dal mio petto* (Anfione)
da Niobe, regina di Tebe

4 Più non v’ascondo (Rotrude)
da Tassilone

5 Amami, e vederai* (Niobe)
da Niobe, regina di Tebe
with Rosario Conte lute

6 T’abbraccio, mia Diva … Ti stringo, mio Nume* (Creonte, Niobe)
da Niobe, regina di Tebe
with Philippe Jaroussky

7 Mie fide schiere, all’armi!* (Iarba, Ufficiali di Iarba)
da I trionfi del fato
Suoni, tuoni, il suolo scuota* (Erta)
da Arminio

8 Sposa, mancar mi sento … Deh non far colle tue lagrime* (Tassilone)
da Tassilone

9 Non prendo consiglio* (Ermolao)
da La superbia d’Alessandro

10 Sì, sì, riposa, o caro … Palpitanti sfere belle* (Sabina)
da Alarico il Baltha

11 Notte amica al cieco Dio* (Alcibiade)
da La libertà contenta

12 Combatton quest’alma* (Enea, Lavinia)
da I trionfi del fato
with Philippe Jaroussky

13 A facile vittoria (Sigardo)
da Tassilone

14 Tra le guerre e le vittorie* (Alessandro, Coro)
da La superbia d’Alessandro

15 Foschi crepuscoli* (Aspasia)
da La libertà contenta

16 Dell’alma stanca a raddolcir le tempre … Sfere amiche, or date al labbro* (Anfione)
da Niobe, regina di Tebe

17 La cerasta più terribile (Alcide)
da La lotta d’Hercole con Acheloo

18 Serena, o mio bel sole … Mia fiamma … Mio ardore* (Anfione, Niobe)
da Niobe, regina di Tebe
with Philippe Jaroussky

19 Dal tuo labbro amor m’invita* (Tassilone)
da Tassilone

20 Deh stancati, o sorte* (Aspasia)
da La libertà contenta

21 Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda* (Alcibiade)
da La libertà contenta

22 Padre, s’è colpa in lui* (Rotrude)
da Tassilone

23 Timori, ruine* (Atalanta, Meleagro, Coro)
da Le rivali concordi
with Philippe Jaroussky

24 Morirò fra strazi e scempi (Henrico)
da Henrico Leone

25 Non si parli che di fede* (Coro)
da Marco Aurelio

*World premiere recording on CD  


Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera
I Barocchisti
Diego Fasolis, conductor




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Telemann: La Bizarre. Suites


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Date CD: May 1, 2001 | Harmonia Mundi | 71:05


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tracklist:


1. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Ouverture
2. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Menuet I, Menuet Il
3. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Gavotte En Rondeau
4. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Passacaille
5. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Air
6. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Les Postillons
7. Suite En Ré Majeur, Twv55 D:18 : Fanfare
8. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Ouverture
9. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Menuet I, Menuet Il
10. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Turcs
11. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Suisses
12. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Moscovites
13. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Portugais
14. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Boiteux
15. Ouverture "Les Nations", Twv55 B:5 : Les Coureurs
16. Concerto Pour Violon "Les Rainettes", Twv51 A:2 : !!!
17. Concerto Pour Violon "Les Rainettes", Twv51 A:2 : Adagio
18. Concerto Pour Violon "Les Rainettes", Twv51 A:2 : Menuet Alternativement
19. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Ouverture
20. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Courante
21. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Gavotte En Rondeau
22. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Branle
23. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Sarabande
24. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Fantaisie
25. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 : Menuet I, Menuet Il
26. Ouverture "La Bizarre", Twv55 G:2 :Rossignol 

Academie für Alte Musik Berlin

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