Baroque Adagio

Pal Nemeth, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesu Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)

Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesù Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 573 Mb | Total time: 58:30+65:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 31862-63 | Recorded: 1998

This the work was first given in Vienna during Holy Week, 1729, the first of many collaborations between Caldara and Metastasio. Mention of the great librettist provides a prompt that my original review failed to stress the outstanding qualities of the text. Divided into two halves, the first part of the oratorio relates the story of the crucifixion as witnessed through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, John, and Joseph of Arimathea, who respond to the eager questioning of the remorseful Peter. The second part consists of philosophical commentary on the meaning of the crucifixion. Particularly in Part I, Metastasio draws on vivid imagery to convey the full horror of the event. Here, for example, is John describing the nailing to the cross: "… and some hardened, loutish men, sweating as they worked, bathed his face with their foul perspiration."
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2018) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD-ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2018)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 74:07 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,66 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/192 or 88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2,36 or 1,39 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound / Channel Classics # CSS SA 40318

After the volumes dedicated to Vivaldi's great instrumental cycles, La Stravaganza (2004), La Cetra (2012) and L’Estro armonico (2015), English violinist Rachel Podger continues her work with her Brecon Baroque ensemble to bring out this version of the Four Seasons, which is rounded off with three violin concertos. A passionate fan of the music of Vivaldi and Biber, Rachel Podger, who studied in Germany, demonstrates through her performances just how much the Red Priest's music (and her herself, following Biber) can cloak itself in the mysterious and bizarre, to the point that Vivaldi appears here as a distant descendant of the mannerists from the late Renaissance and early Baroque period. This is a particularly interesting and successful take.
Il Suonar Parlante Orchestra & Vittorio Ghielmi - Gypsy Baroque (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Il Suonar Parlante Orchestra & Vittorio Ghielmi - Gypsy Baroque (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 48:54 minutes | 422 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The word "gypsy" carries the full weight of a history filled with ostracism and deadly hate. However, the word "gypsy music" has always been a promise of happiness. And it still is: it sounds so wild and spicy, it sounds like blazing minstrelsy, melodic blessedness and a rousing passion for dancing. In their search for 18th century "gypsy music" the musicians around Vittorio Ghielmi found not only rare manuscripts but also pieces by master composers, which were inspired by travelling musicians.

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 21, 2018
VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 508 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 102:05 min

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music era, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2018
Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included | 00:52:28
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.

Isbin Sharon - Baroque Favorites for Guitar (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 23, 2018
Isbin Sharon - Baroque Favorites for Guitar (2003)

Isbin Sharon - Baroque Favorites for Guitar (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:07 | 197 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 45312

The "Baroque Favorites for Guitar" title of this CD implies that it might be a greatest-hits compilation or a collection of tunes aimed at newcomers to classical music, and the presence of the not-really-Albinoni Adagio among the contents reinforces this impression. In fact, it is nothing of the sort. It is the product of a long study on Isbin's part (of course, this isn't the kind of detail the marketing department is looking for!), study that has resulted in quite distinctive music making. The album includes mostly transcribed concertos, with a few solo works.
Benoît Laurent, Lingua Franca - German Baroque Oboe Sonatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Benoît Laurent, Lingua Franca - German Baroque Oboe Sonatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:26 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After the fine recording made by Lingua Franca Ensemble of German music for oboe ensemble (RIC304: Lustige Feldmusik), Benoît Laurent now presents a fascinating survey of the baroque oboe repertoire. The French oboe enjoyed considerable success in church music, opera and chamber music from the moment of its arrival in Germany, for the instrument’s charms seduced every composer of the period.

VA - Baroque Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 26, 2017
VA - Baroque Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2017)

VA - Baroque Gold: 100 Great Tracks
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 423:15 min | 1.97 GB
Label: Decca Records – 4832158 | Tracks: 100 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Baroque

Decca presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful Baroque moments with the greatest period performers of the music of the era. 6 CDs presented in a capbox with gold foil. Includes Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Handel's Messiah, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Tartini's 'Devil's Trill' Sonata, and much more! Performed by superstars Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner, as well as more recent releases by Lucie Horsch & Janine Jansen.
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Performed on Period Instruments) (1996)

Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Performed on Period Instruments) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:32:53 | 482 Mb
Classical | Label: Telarc International Corporation

Boston Baroque and Martin Pearlman recorded a splendid set of the Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments in 1993 and 1994. Made entirely in the US, these snappy, crisply articulated, and fluent performances rely heavily on the talents of violinist Daniel Stepner (who doubles as one of the two solo violists in Concerto No. 6). Among the highlights are the joyous finale to Concerto No. 4 and the superb cembalo cadenza in No. 5, played by Pearlman. Along with outstanding sound, there's a winning sense of freshness and discovery in these performances.
Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)

Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:08:21 | 330 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Though Bach’s set of six Sonatas and Partitas represents the pinnacle of writing for the solo violin, the Baroque repertoire was rich in compositions for the unaccompanied violin, much of which remains little explored. On this recording Augusta McKay Lodge, hailed as ‘the real thing, a true virtuoso’ (Seen and Heard), explores masters of the genre such as Biber, Locatelli and Pisendel but delves deeper to include the impassioned works of Nicola Matteis, the Franco-Italian warmth of Thomas Baltzar and a series of other long-overshadowed works by their contemporaries.