Baroque Duet

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 23, 2017
Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 300 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: SK 46672 | TT: 65’22"

Jazz buffs are very familiar with Wynton Marsalis and his trumpet. Opera lovers know the quality voice of lyrical soprano Kathleen Battle. A perfect blending of these two performers, in the Baroque music, has been acheived in this CD. The match of human voice and trumpet seems to us, at the end of the Twenth Century, a mismatch. But to quote Ellen T. Harris, who wrote the liner notes, "The real and sympolic power of the trumpet makes its combination with the quieter instruments and voice seems, at first, imbrobable, but a softer sweeter style of playing in the high ("clarino") register was typical in art music for the trumpet…". Sounds simple enough, but Wynton is one of the few players who can do it well. So well in fact, that at several points Kathleen's voice and Wynton's trumpet blend into one voice, a balanced singularity, even duplicating each others vibrato exactly. A truely amazing accomplishment, which can only be fully appreciated by listening; but once you hear this glorious sound, you'll want to upgrade your stero system to capture its fullness…
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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Handel: Israel in Egypt, Zadok the Priest, The King shall rejoice (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Israel in Egypt, Zadok the Priest, The King shall rejoice (2008)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 419 Mb | Total time: 103:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1374 | Recorded: 1990, 1993

Handel's epic oratorio, Israel in Egypt, here in a gripping performance by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, was a failure during Handel's lifetime. This was perhaps because of its immense variety of compositional techniques and forms. It is a virtual catalog of choral compositional methods, and thus stands outside the genre of 18th-century oratorio as such. Now, of course, it is recognized as what it is, a unique, dazzling work.
(Joshua Cody)

VA - Baroque Masterpieces 60 CD Box Set Part 2 (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 6, 2015
VA - Baroque Masterpieces 60 CD Box Set Part 2 (2008)

VA - Baroque Masterpieces 60 CD Box Set Part 2 (2008)
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,20 Gb | E-Booklet - 71 Mb
Label: Sony Bmg | Release Year: 2008

Baroque Masterpieces - collection of Baroque music in the best performance in the company Sony BMG DHM Artenova. One of the best collections of Baroque music! The greatest works - the legendary performance! Baroque music is a style of European classical music in the period from about 1600 to 1750. The Baroque era follows the Renaissance and the Classical period precedes. The main in this music was an expression of emotions. Baroque music - this violence and ecstasy, in contrast to the confidence and independence of the Renaissance.
Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Berenice [1995]

Rudolph Palmer, Brewer Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel: Berenice [1995]
Classical | Newport Classic NPD 85620 | TT: 57.52+44.10+47.44 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 670 Mb

Every child who ever learnt the recorder or played in a school orchestra will probably know the famous ‘Minuet’ included in the Overture, but they can be forgiven for knowing little else from the work since it is so rarely performed. That its premiere in London in 1737 was a failure had little to do with Handel’s score but more with a growing public indifference to Italian opera. The music, as seasoned Handelians will not need to be told, is of high quality (though not perhaps at once among his most alluring scores), and Antonio Salvis’s libretto, concerned with politics and romance, provides the composer with opportunity for lively duets and evocative ‘simile’ arias. The cast is strong, though not uniformly so, with soprano Julianne Baird in the title role. Her passionate and unusually constructed ‘Chi t’intende?’ (Act III), with its notably elaborate oboe obbligato, and her duet with soprano Jennifer Lane (Demetrio) at the end of Act I are two of the highlights of opera and performance alike, while mezzo D’Anna Fortunato’s ‘Tortorella’ aria (Selene, Act III) is another. Rudolph Palmer sets effective tempi and the Brewer Chamber Orchestra of period instruments (woodwind and strings), though responsive to his direction, is on occasion lacking in tonal warmth. (Nicholas Anderson)

VA - Baroque Masterpieces [60 CD Box Set - Part V - 41-50] (2008)  Music

Posted by luckburz at April 27, 2013
VA - Baroque Masterpieces [60 CD Box Set - Part V - 41-50] (2008)

VA - Baroque Masterpieces Part V - 41-50
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 3,55 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info | 60 CD Box
Label/Cat#: Sony BMG # 88697303862 | Country/Year: Europe 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
VA - Baroque Masterpieces [60 CD Box Set - Part IV - 31-40] (2008)

VA - Baroque Masterpieces Part IV - 31-40
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 3,30 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info | 60 CD Box
Label/Cat#: Sony BMG # 88697303862 | Country/Year: Europe 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 3, 2010
Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete

Baroque Trumpet - Festlich Barocktromplete (Niklas Eklund)
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans | CD1:57’29; CD2:65’15; CD3:64’25 | 881 MB
Classical | Released: 1998 | Label: Naxos

Niklas Eklund, the baroque trumpet phenomenon returns with another superb representation of the baroque sound of the trumpet. He is here accompanied by the lovely singing of soprano Susanne Rydén whose voices weaves in and out with both the trumpet sound of Niklas Eklund and the ensemble playing of the London Baroque.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 158:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 0398 | Recorded: 1988

John Eliot Gardiner’s recording was made live at the Göttingen Festival in 1988 … the exhilaration and intensity of the performance come over vividly, with superb singing from both chorus and an almost ideal line-up of soloists … as for the Monteverdi Choir, their clarity, incisiveness and beauty are a constant delight.
(Penguin Guide)
Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori (2008) (Repost)

Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:53 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Amadeus | Catalog: AM 221-2

Despite the use of period instruments, including some fine blaring natural horns, this couldn't be called a historically informed performance of Handel's Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351. The work was not composed for a pleasant onboard afternoon musicale like the Water Music, but instead was part of an event that would have been one of the top items on CNN Headline News for 1749: the celebration of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, brokered by King George II.

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4  Graphics

Posted by posterb at Dec. 11, 2017
Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4
4 AI | +TIFF Preview | 45 Mb