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Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

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Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 63:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090402 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Troubadours songs; laude to the Virgin and estampies from trecento mingle with Sephardic lullabies and folksongs collected in Italy. They tell the stories of simple men and women of the Mediterranean world. Languages and music have survived to the din of the wars, religious conquests, political dominations between North and South… This record is an intimate compilation which raises from the old village song telling the cycle of life, the redemption sought with the Virgin, the curtly love of the Countess of Die, Tarentella or the famous separdic lullaby Nani, Nani for the beloved son…« Ever since antiquity, the shores of the Mediterranean have assembled men and women who share a cultural heritage with multiple resonances. (religious and cultural : christians, jews, arabs, languages : castillan, occitan, florentin, napolitain, sarde…).

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)

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Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.98 Gb | Total time: 3:41:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.573755-58 | Recorded: 2005

The Eighth Book of Madrigals, subdivided into a substantial series of vocal and instrumental partbooks, contains some of Monteverdi’s greatest music. In this sumptuous collection the material is carefully arranged by category into madrigals of war, love and those for the stage, with a wide array of human passions and compositional styles. This is the first recording to present Book Eight in its original, uncut form, also incorporating instrumental sinfonias and dances by Biagio Marini (1594-1663) to round off Monteverdi’s design. In keeping with seventeenth-century practice, the madrigals are performed entirely by male voices, including a boy soprano in the role of Cupid.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco; Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco;  Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10]: Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz - Giovanna d'Arco et Ariette rare; Lella Cuberli, Luciana Serra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Samuel Ramey, Lawrence Brownlee, Max Emanuel Cencic, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Larmore, Thomas Hampson, Gerald Moore, Bruno Bartoletti, Alberto Zedda, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Claudio Scimone, Michael Hofstetter, Lamberto Gardelli, Jörg Faerber, Enrique Mazzola, Gabrile Ferro, Giuliano Carella - Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 77:06+65:42+70:09+79:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956-2015

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

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Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:52:28 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 64074

She sang all the major mezzo roles, and also some in the dramatic soprano repertory, notably Leonora in Fidelio, Lady Macbeth and the Marschallin. Her voice is a rich, expressive mezzo capable of dramatic incisiveness and even throughout its considerable range. Her upper register in mezzo music is excintingly projected. Although this compilation is composed of different recordings in different settings in different years, all of them show a young Ludwig when she had not yet acquired her prime and her status of, arguably, the best mezzo of the world, which would arrive in the years to come.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 9] - Rossini Gala; Colbran, the Muse; The Rossini Tenor; Encore: Rossini (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 9] - Rossini Gala; Colbran, the Muse; The Rossini Tenor; Encore: Rossini (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 9]: Roger Norrington, Orchestra of St. Luke's - Rossini Gala; Joyce DiDonato - Colbran, the Muse; Rockwell Blake - The Rossini Tenor; Encore: Rossini; Rossini: Mélodies, Songs (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,42 Gb | Total time: 58:43+59:42+72:05+46:58+65:13+72:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1987, 1989, 1992, 1995, 2009

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.
It includes thirteen complete operas, the Rossini Gala - the legendary concert given at the Lincoln Center in 1992, five complete recitals including the recent recording with Joyce DiDonato or the famous Rockwell Blake.

Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

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Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

Olga Peretyatko, Gomez-Martinez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 70:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697785442 | Recorded: 2010

Operatic powerhouse Olga Peretyatko is accompanied by the Munchner Rundfunkorchester (Munich Radio Orchestra) conducted by Miguel Gomez-Martinez on this high-quality album of (coloratura) soprano favorites. With an able, keen orchestra behind her, Peretyatko is free to demonstrate her considerable talents. Two arias are by opera legend Rossini. One, his "Non si dà follia maggiore," begins the album, and Peretyatko interprets it in a way that leaves the listener entranced. Peretyatko's voice is clean, bright, and full of vibrato. Her interpretation is also highly dramatic.

Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)

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Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)

Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Purcell: Theatre Music [6CDs] (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,00 Gb | Total time: 06:50:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 893-2 | Recorded: 1974-1983

One of the leading experts in early music, Christopher Hogwood, leads the way as you hear the beautiful 17th-century theatre music of British composer Henry Purcell. The Academy of Ancient Music and the Taverner Choir perform Abdelazer; The Married Beau; Bonduca; Circe; Don Quixote; The Double Dealer; The Rival Sisters , and much more!

Mandy Patinkin - Oscar & Steve (1995)

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Mandy Patinkin - Oscar & Steve (1995)

Mandy Patinkin - Oscar & Steve (1995)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 306 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | 58:05
Genre: Traditional Pop, Vocal, Musical | Label: Nonesuch

The relationship between Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim is among the most confounding in the American musical theater. On the one hand, Hammerstein was Sondheim's spiritual father, the guiding force who led him to become a writer of theater songs. On the other, the optimistic, wholesome attitude expressed in Hammerstein's lyrics and librettos could not be more different from the skeptical, subversive wit of Sondheim. Mandy Patinkin confronted this dichotomy head-on in his fourth album, alternating songs by the two, following Hammerstein's "If I Loved You" with Sondheim's "I Wish I Could Forget You," Hammerstein's "Honey Bun" with Sondheim's "Not a Day Goes By." Those juxtapositions emphasized the differences, but Patinkin also found similarities in some pairings.

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

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Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma (2018)

Sara Mingardo, Sandrine Piau, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Un Viaggio a Roma: Handel, Stradella, Muffat, Scarlatti, Corelli (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 70:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30565 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

Handel, Scarlatti, Corelli, Stradella, Muffat … From 1650 to the beginning of the eighteenth century, Rome exercised an immense power in attracting composers from all over Europe and experienced an intense moment of musical activity, because of - or in spite of - the papal administration. It was a prosperous period with a melting pot of influences. The programme devised here by the Roman conductor, Rinaldo Alessandrini, offers a complete and personal vision of the time, passionate and secular, lyrical (made sublime by Sandrine Piau) and orchestral, romantic in every way. Rinaldo Alessandrini is one of the leading figures in the international early music scene.

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

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Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)

Luciano Pavarotti - The Pavarotti Story (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 568 MB | 03:55:05
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

One of the most successful and admired opera singers of all time, Luciano Pavarotti was king among tenors from the late 1960s through the 1990s. His voice was noted for its exciting upper register, and tailor-made for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Puccini, and as it darkened slightly over the years, for the verismo composers as well. His vocal longevity, which kept him singing youthfully well into his sixties, and still beautifully after that, was a credit to his commanding technique and artistry, and remarkable considering his nearly 40 years of performing.

Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)

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Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)

Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Lieder (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:35 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 413 311-2GH

Taken from Jessye Norman’s contribution to the Lieder volume of Deutsche Grammophon’s complete Brahms Edition (alongside Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), this CD presents many favourite Brahms songs including the gypsy-influenced Zigeunerlieder. The singer is caught in her absolute vocal prime. Sung texts and translations are included.

Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

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Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Metamorphoses Fidei (2006)

Metamorphoses Fidei (Metamorfosis De La Fe - Métamorphoses De La Foi) (2006)
Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial De Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Vocal, Choral | Label: Alia Vox | # AV 9849 | 01:12:14

This disc of Iberian and Latin American Renaissance music is a reissue cleverly disguised as a new release. It compiles music from several recordings by Catalonian visionary Jordi Savall, his luminous-voiced collaborator Montserrat Figueras, and his Hesperion XXI and Capella Reial de Catalunya ensembles, dressing them up with a new set of rather philosophical booklet notes on themes of change, of intercultural tolerance, and of the evolving nature of Christianity in the Iberian realm and in New Spain. Some might call this a cynical ploy, but actually Savall has always been moving in a circle, so to speak, spiraling inward toward a deeper musical understanding of the historical themes touched on here: the lingering effects of the legacy of medieval Iberia and its "mestissage" or mixture of cultures, the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Carlos) V (did you know that he was both the first monarch to be called "His Majesty" and the first to be honored with the claim that the "sun never set" on his empire?), and the relationships between cultivated and popular styles, both in Iberia and the New World.

Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)

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Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)

Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King, Hille Perl - Il Zazzerino: Music of Jacopo Peri (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 73:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU907234 | Recorded: 1998

Jacopo Peri, Medici court musician and famed tenor, was among the earliest of opera composers. “Il Zazzerino” (the blond one) was also a pioneer in the popularization of the “new style” solo song, and with the 1609 publication of his collection La varie musiche he demonstrated his versatility as a composer, creating new music for a new age.

Christian Gerhaher, Rosamunde Quartett - Othmar Schoeck: Notturno (2009)

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Christian Gerhaher, Rosamunde Quartett - Othmar Schoeck: Notturno (2009)

Christian Gerhaher, Rosamunde Quartett - Othmar Schoeck: Notturno (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 179 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2061, 476 6995 | 00:42:55

Although being generally acknowledged as one of the leading composers of his native Switzerland, Othmar Schoeck (1886–1957) has never acquired a stable reputation outside the German-speaking world. This is partly due to his strong focus on the sung word: His output comprises eight operas, some 400 songs and a couple of smaller works for instrumental forces. Moreover, Schoeck’s essentially late-romantic style was considered démodé after the second world war when the avant-garde was arguing for a more rational and emotionally restricted approach to composition. One of his most personal works is the “Notturno” for baritone voice and string quartet. Written between 1931 and 1933 it served as a personal confession after an unhappy extra-marital love affair. Its five movements set verses by German 19th-century-poet Nikolaus Lenau and by the great Swiss writer Gottfried Keller. The highly differentiated interpretation by baritone Christian Gerhaher – one of the most distinguished young German “Lied” singers and a former disciple of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – and the Rosamunde Quartett offers a strong plea for Schoeck’s expressive music and sheds an exciting light on his artistic preoccupation with the dark abysses of human existence.

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Luigi Boccherini: Arie da Concerto (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 65:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0023 | Recorded: 2016

On this recording of Boccherini’s Arie da Concerto, the Belgian ensemble Capriola di Gioia defies the stubborn stereotyping of Boccherini as the gallant master of unsurpassable but insignificant melodies. Close listening to this marvellous music reveals a genius with a profound understanding of human psychology, and a rich harmonic palette to paint the smallest affective nuances. In these arias, Boccherini is rehabilitated as a true heir of Händel, a worthy contemporary to Haydn, and an early precursor of the belcanto of Bellini.