Alessandro Scarlatti

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010)

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 200 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | # A323 | Time: 01:13:23

The music for harpsichord has been considered an inexplicable chance occurrence in Alessandro Scarlatti's output, and in assessing it, we should avoid unfair and unappropriate comparisons with the work of his exceptionally gifted son. Alessandro's cultural background was quite different and very precise in the way it affected keyboard music: Frescobaldi was the first in a series of figures who are known to a greater or lesser extent today and whose teaching came down to Scarlatti in a solid stylistic tradition. Pasquini, his extremely diligent and prolific contemporary, the last of the line, was strongly motivated by his patron, the Prince Borghese in writing harpsichord music. Alessandro also wished to try his hand in this area. 250th Anniversary Release. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Alessandro Scarlatti's birth (Palermo, 2 May 1660), Arcana is re-releasing this anthology of toccatas and fugues by the elder Scarlatti, father of the better-known Domenico.

Alessandro Scarlatti - San Filippo Neri  

Posted by Kushami at Oct. 25, 2010
Alessandro Scarlatti - San Filippo Neri

Alessandro Scarlatti - San Filippo Neri
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans | 680mb
Brilliant Classics | Recorded: 2006 | Released: 2010
Alessandro Stradella Consort - Estevan Velardi

An important release for the recognition of the historical importance of Alessandro Scarlatti, the father of the (still more famous) Domenico Scarlatti.
Alessandro Scarlatti formed the bridge between the rich vocal style of the Italian Baroque masters of the 17-th century and the gallant style of Mozart and his contemporaries.
San Filippo Neri is grand and Oratorio in Handelian style, full of dramatic arias and striking instrumental effects.
Excellent performance on authentic instruments by the specialist group Alessandro Stradella Consort, conducted by Estevan Velardi.
Alessandro Scarlatti - Il Martirio di Sant'Orsola (Franck-Emmanuel Comte) [2006]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Il Martirio di Sant'Orsola (Franck-Emmanuel Comte) [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 250.16 MB
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog Number: Lidi 0202176-07

Per la musicologia italiana Il martirio di Sant'Orsola di Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) – il grande padre del grandissimo Domenico – questo Oratorio è degno di due soli dati, relativi alla (prima) esecuzione: il luogo, Lione, e l'incerta data, 1695-1700. È poco, ma è quello che passa il convento. Le ragioni di questa bella registrazione consistono nella presenza del manoscritto della partitura nella Biblioteca municipale di Lione, che conserva l'Oratorio con il congenere Davidis pugna et victoria di poco posteriore.Lasciata la natia Palermo da ragazzo…
Umberto Padroni
Alessandro Scarlatti - Con voce festiva (Isabelle Poulenard, Les Passions) [2006]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Con voce festiva (Isabelle Poulenard, Les Passions) [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 333.04 MB
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog Number: Lidi 0202167-06

Scarlatti's cantatas are veritable miniature operas in which his writing for the voice highlights the expressive powers of the various affects of love: love the pleasure-seeker, love the tyrant, love the traitor and love the combatant. Voice and instruments unite in an inventive spirit of virtuoso rivalry, laying bare the passions of the soul.
Alessandro Scarlatti - Ensemble Aurora / Gatti – Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa (1992, Reissue 2011)

Alessandro Scarlatti – Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa
Cristina Miatello - Ensemble Aurora / Enrico Gatti
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 550 MB | Artwork: 22 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Glossa # GCD 921205 | Country/Year: Europe 2011, 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Vocal

"…This is the only complete recording that I know of this work. It was recorded in 1992 for Symphonia, and probably did not have a great deal of circulation on that less well-known label. (…) If you don’t have the original release in your collection, this is definitely the one you should get. It is an outstanding recording that has certainly stood the test of time." ~Fanfare
Alessandro Scarlatti - Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina - Concerti Grossi & Cello Sonatas (2001) [Repost, new rip]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerti Grossi, Cello Sonatas
Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina / Ottavio Dantone
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 330 MB | Full Artwork: 130 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Arts Music "authentic" # 47616-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"The Accademia Bizantina under conductor and keyboardist Ottavio Dantone is one of a number of young Italian historical-instrument groups that have been revolutionizing the world of Baroque instrumental music performance. (…) The fugues are fast, intense, and dramatic, with wide dynamic range gaining momentum toward a climax. Perhaps the most satisfying of all are the cello sonatas under the care of Baroque cellist Mauro Valli, you get the feeling in the slow movements that you're hearing the Baroque cello, still an acquired taste for many listeners, take on its proper sound as its bendable tones connect with highly expressive lines. An excellent release…" ~AMG
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Alessandro Scarlatti - Salve Regina (Charles Dutoit) (1999)

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Alessandro Scarlatti - Salve Regina (Charles Dutoit) (1999)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 300 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 436 209-2 | TT: 69:15

This is luxury casting for Pergolesi’s oft-recorded Stabat Mater, but with very mixed results. The text may speak of the grief of Jesus’ mother standing at the foot of the cross, but there is undeniably an element of comic opera in Pergolesi’s uninhibitedly tuneful setting.
Alessandro Scarlatti - 6 sinfonie di concerto grosso - I Musici {Philips Digital Classics} (1981)

Alessandro Scarlatti - 6 sinfonie di concerto grosso - I Musici {Philips Digital Classics} (1981)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 1 CD | RAR size: 245 MB | scans @ 600dpi | TT 45:32 | 5% recovery | FP/UL
Classical/ Baroque | Philips Digital Classics | Released 1981 | Catalog # 400 017-2

One of the foremost musical artists performing today, William Bennett has raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal colours, dynamics, and expression, giving it the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the voice or a string instrument.

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). Opera Arias  

Posted by pretku at May 26, 2011
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). Opera Arias

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). Opera Arias
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 392 Mb
Recorded: 2011 DDD | DHM | Megaupload

The project for this recording was conceived on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Alessandro Scarlatti; its aim is to exemplify the composer’s vast opera production through a selection of arias taken from his last six titles: three – Telemaco (1718), Marco Attilio Regolo (1719) and Griselda (1721) – originally commissioned for Rome, more specifically for the Teatro Capranica; three – Tigrane (1715), Carlo re d’Allemagna (1716) and Cambise (1719) – first staged in Naples, in the seasons of the Teatro San Bartolomeo. La virtù trionfante dell’Odio e dell’Amore (1716) would be added to these but only the libretto has come down to us. Finally we deliberately chose not to consider another opera written in the same period for Naples, Il trionfo dell’Onore (1718) since it is a comedy.
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). Euridice dall'Inferno

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725). Euridice dall'Inferno (World Première Recording). Ars Lyrica Houston.
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans HQ | 300 Mb | TT: 57:41 | RS
Recorded: 2006 | Naxos 8.570950

For its Naxos début Ars Lyrica presents première recordings of two of Alessandro Scarlatti’s vocal works: Euridice dall’Inferno and La concettione della Beata Vergine. The Houston-based early music ensemble has gained praise for its “zestful music-making” (Houston Chronicle). Its period instrument performances reveal the brilliance and depth of Scarlatti’s expressive and highly theatrical music, which is enjoying renewed interest as the composer becomes increasingly recognised as the peer of Baroque masters such as Handel and Vivaldi. Supplementing these are two equally accomplished instrumental pieces.