Armonia Musical

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015) [24/48]

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:32 minutes | 781 MB
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The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers. Audiences have always been fascinated by the musical highlights and the goings-on behind the scenes alike. The battle for prestige and fame was particularly passionate during the Baroque age.
Peter Kooij, Mieneke van der Velden & L' Armonia Sonora - Telemann: Solo Cantatas for Bass (2018)

Peter Kooij, Mieneke van der Velden & L' Armonia Sonora - Telemann: Solo Cantatas for Bass (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 312 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 26 | Time: 73:27 min

Peter Kooij is one of the leading bass singers in the early music scene, which becomes even clearer on his new CD Die stille Nacht (The silent night) with Passion cantatas for solo bass by Telemann. His agile voice, the simple, yet rich timbre, the well-dosed expressive power: All of this shows Kooijs elegant musicality and makes him an ideal baroque singer, especially for the atmospheric cantatas by Telemann. The Dutch bass, Peter Kooij, started his musical career at the age of six as a choirboy and sang many solo soprano parts in concerts and on records.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:50 minutes | 1.40 GB
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Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora’s death.
Angela Metzger & L'armonia del Belcanto - Laudazioni alla Vergine Maria (2018)

Angela Metzger & L'armonia del Belcanto - Laudazioni alla Vergine Maria (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 218 MB
Label: Rondeau | Tracks: 11 | Time: 60:47 min

Ensemble L'armonia del Belcanto has dedicated itself to the sacred aspect of bel canto and presents musical renditions of Salve Regina and Ave Maria from this great era. The CD, which includes numerous world premiere recordings, features Heidemarie Roettig, soprano, and Angela Metzger, organ, performing sensitively the touching romantic works from the American-Italian opera scene of the 19th century by Ettore Barili, Maurizio Giannetti and Giuseppe Nicolao. The program is rounded off by the famous Italian opera composers Vincenzo Bellini and Saverio Mercadante.
Concentus Vocum, Michelangelo Gabbrielli & Marco Rossi - Reina: Armonia Ecclesiastica, Op. 5 (2016)

Concentus Vocum, Michelangelo Gabbrielli & Marco Rossi - Reina: Armonia Ecclesiastica, Op. 5 (2016)
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 364 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 13 | Time: 74:48 min

Two fantastic performers - Rocco Filippini and Andrea Bacchetti - here offer to us a compelling interpretation of rare works from the historical Italian Novecento by Guido Alberto Fano, pianist, composer, conductor and favorite pupil of Giuseppe Martucci, and by Silvio Omizzolo, esteemed pianist and composer appreciated by some greats such as Gian Francesco Malipiero, Luigi Dallapiccola and Giorgio Federico Ghedini.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 166:01 minutes | 3.02 GB
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The world-premiere recording of Siroe re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse, whose music encapsulates the refined aristocratic cultural tastes of the European Ancien Régime. Offering true musical fireworks and delights, Siroe is led by Max Cencic in the title role with the vital orchestra of Armonia Atenea and their high-powered conductor, George Petrou: the same vibrant partnership which saw their first album on Decca, Handel’s Alessandro, win a clutch of top awards. Renowned for his gifts as a melodist, in Siroe Hasse offers a feast of rare vocal delights in the telling of a vivid story of passion, jealousy and intrigue.
La Divina Armonia - Bach: Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

La Divina Armonia, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Jan De Winne, Mayumi Hirasaki - Bach: Concertos (BWV 1042,1044, 1052) and Cantata 'Non sa che sia Dolore' (BWV 209) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.43 GB
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With its recording of Handel organ concertos Op.4 (PAS944), the ensemble La Divina Armonia under Lorenzo Ghielmi impressively demonstrated that they can add new tunes to well-known standard repertoire, which requires interpretative taste, superior technology and exceptional natural musicality. The musicians prove that they have all of this in abundance with their recording of three Bach concertos which experienced a makeover by the performers, without distorting the works.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.36 GB
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Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck’s lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 0289 478 6758 6

Christoph Willibald Gluck has a place in the history books for a few big hits and for the idea of reforming the ornate style of opera seria serious opera in the 18th century, replacing it with a more natural ideal of melody. This reputation has rested on a very few pieces, and both bibliographic control and recorded explorations of Gluck's music are perhaps more sparse than for any other major composer.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Karina Gauvin - Handel: Alessandro (2012)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Karina Gauvin - Handel: Alessandro (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 967 Mb | Total time: 78:07+66:04+45:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 4699 | Recorded: 2011

Handels ninth major opera for London, Alessandro was written as a showcase for the Rival Queens, the two famous Italian sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni whose supposed enmity, both personal and professional, not only generated good publicity for Handels latest opera but also added extra dramatic frisson to the two divas jealous clashes on stage.