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Nicola Bolaffi - La sottile armonia degli opposti  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at June 6, 2017
Nicola Bolaffi - La sottile armonia degli opposti

Nicola Bolaffi - La sottile armonia degli opposti
Italian | 2017 | 312 pages | ASIN: B071XW2V6W | EPUB | 0,4 MB

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

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

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

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.
Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:15:20 | 173 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers. Already, in the Baroque era, the role of the "primo uomo" could be entrusted to a woman if we did not have the proper castrato.
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012, MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum
Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)
Peter Kooij, bass; L'Armonia Sonora; Mieneke van der Velden, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0604 | Time: 01:06:20

This is a gem of a CD. It's a well-chosen, well-performed and well-presented anthology of mid-Baroque German sacred cantatas. Bass Peter Kooij and the seven-person L'Armonia Sonora are directed by gambist Mieneke Van der Velden. They have a close and warm affinity not only with one another, but also for the music; it's music as varied as it's beautiful. Its rich, sustained sonorities will stay with you long after you have finished the uplifting experience of listening to the CD. Released on the enterprising Ramée label De profundis clamavi comprises seven sumptuous examples of the music written in the north German Länder in the period after the Thirty Years War. It's music which not so much 'reflects' that profound conflict, as is 'affected' by it – weighed down with detached regret and unselfconscious resignation.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic - Handel: Arminio [2016]

Handel - Arminio (George Petrou, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2016]
Classical | DECCA 028947887645 | 2016 | TT: 150.36 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 818 Mb

An heroic story, based on historical events occurring on the Germanic fringes of the Roman Empire, Arminio is now being revived in a new and ravishing production by Parnassus Arts under their artistic director Max Emanuel Cencic: a combination with an unequalled track record in Handelian opera seria, as witnessed by their multiple-award-winning staging and recording of Alessandro (from 2012 to date). Countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic takes the title role of Arminio, surrounded by a superb cast featuring Layla Claire (Tusnelda), Ruxandra Donose (Ramise), Vince Yi (Sigismondo), Juan Sancho (Varo), Xavier Sabata (Tullio) and Petros Magoulas (Segeste). Joined by the dynamic Armonia Atenea under the baton of George Petrou, Arminio is sure to join a fast-growing collection of acclaimed Baroque opera recordings. In recent years Max Emanuel Cencic has become recognised as one of the world’s supreme countertenors: “Mr. Cencic is blessed with the finest countertenor voice of our day” (Opernwelt)
Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Italiani - Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op.8  (1986, reissue 2004)

Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Italiani - Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op.8
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 692 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Denon "Crest 1000" # COCO-70722-23 | Country/Year: Japan 2004, 1986
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Chamber Music

…I Solisti Italiani continues, both spiritually and sonically, where the original Virtuosi di Roma left off, with creamy, expert, middle-of-the-road performances of Baroque and Classical period music, and occasional 20th-century pieces as well. The ensemble is small - only 12 players, without conductor - but the sound is full and caloric, the playing dapper and disciplined.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Beethoven: Prometheus (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 4, 2014
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Beethoven: Prometheus (2014)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Beethoven: Prometheus (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002099302

As part of a major partnership with Parnassus Arts (which previously brought Handel’s Alessandro and ROKOKO, the January 2014 solo album from Max Emanuel Cencic), this is the first album from the Athens-based orchestra and their conductor.
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012)

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum
M.E.Cencic - Rokoko, Armonia Atenea - Hasse - Operas Arias - 2014

M.E.Cencic - Rokoko, Armonia Atenea - Hasse - Operas Arias - 2014
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 376 MB
Label: Decca | TT: 64:25

Cencic gehört unbestritten zu den führenden Countertenören im weltweiten Music Business. Eben wurde seine Decca-Aufnahme von Händels Alessandro erneut mit einem renommierten internationalen Musikpreis ausgezeichnet. Der Spezialist für virtuosen Barockgesang ist vor allem für seine Interpretationen der Werke von Vivaldi und Händel bekannt, leistet aber auch immer wieder Pionierarbeit im Aufspüren neuer Partituren und der Wiederentdeckung vergessener Komponisten und Werke. Sein aktuelles Album widmet sich daher auch einem weniger bekannten deutschen Komponisten, Johann Adolf Hasse, der zu seiner Zeit eine anerkannte Größe im europäischen Musikbetrieb darstellte – weit über seine Geburtsstadt bei Hamburg hinaus. Auf dem Album Rokoko stellt Cencic virtuose Arien aus Opern von Hasse in den Mittelpunkt und leistet damit einen entscheidenden Beitrag zur Rehabilitierung und Neubewertung dieses noch immer weithin unterschätzten Komponisten..