Orchestra Age Enlightenment

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op.7 (2013)

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op.7 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 76:40+76:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 912 5612 | Recorded: 1996

Bob van Asperen's recording of Handel's Organ Concertos Op.7 is the newest addition to the Veritas x2 series. Veritas x2 is a series from Virgin Classics devoted to landmark recordings of early Baroque music. Handel's Organ Concertos contain six organ concertos for organ and orchestra. They were written for performance during Handel's oratorios and contain almost entirely original material. Bob van Asperen leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in this recording.
Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018) [24/96]

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:30 minutes | 2.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following much-praised accounts of the St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Stephen Layton now turns to the B minor Mass. With Trinity College Cambridge forces and a fine roster of soloists, the results are guaranteed to prove equally spectacular.
Emmanuelle Haim, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2009)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 193 min+41 min (bonus) | 7,55+7,36 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 2008

The major debut on Decca DVD of Danielle de Niese. Returning to the opera house where she sang her sensational Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, Danielle performs the title role in Monteverdi's great opera of lust and power, in Robert Carsen's new, modern-dress staging. De Niese is perfectly cast as the beautiful and seductive Poppea who ruthlessly grabs power as Nero's lover but, in this production, is doomed from the moment of her coronation. De Niese's performance is vocally and dramatically powerful, perfectly complemented by Alice Coote as Nero. The two are supported by an outstanding cast, together with period-performance stars Emmanuelle Haïm conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Carsen creates an intelligent and visually-strong production, focusing on the personal side of the story. At times the action is violent and shocking, but this is juxtaposed with episodes of lightness and humour.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 151 | Time: 01:14:03

The popular Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a fantastic and exuberantly played selection of Vivaldi. Named a ‘Choice' recording by Gramophone upon release, the OAE joyfully celebrate some of Vivaldi's finest instrumental writing. The soloists are drawn from within the distinguished ranks of the OAE including Anthony Robson (oboe), Andrew Clark (horn), Roger Montgomery (horn), David Watkin (cello), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and Catherine Mackintosh (viola). The concertos assembled on this disc afford the listener a glimpse of Vivaldi's originality, not only as a sensitive colourist and master of form, but also as a felicitous melodist whose harmonies and phraseology are charged with heady atmosphere. The dancing rhythms and distinctive characters of these concerti together with the variety of instrumental combinations and sparkling performances make this a fresh and constantly engaging listen.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller - C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies (2015)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Symphonies (2015)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Rebecca Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD395 | Time: 00:56:33

Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary. No marketing hyperbole - this is how the players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music. One of the many children of JS Bach, CPE Bach always lived in his father’s shadow, and now is an almost unknown figure at least beyond the classical cogniscenti. How can such an unknown be considered a gamechanger? A listen to his music reveals just why – it constantly shifts, wrongfooting the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of direction and colour – it is bright, effervescent, and is a fascinating link between the music of his father (and the Baroque era) and Joseph Haydn (and the Classical era).
Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]

Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gerald Finley, Luca Pisaroni - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2011]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.46 Gb+6.20 (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

For this 2010 production, the first new staging of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne welcome back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown with Festival Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Set at a time of seismic social and cultural change - in a Fellini-esque vision of post-war life - Jonathan Kent's urgently propulsive production offers a 'white-knuckle rollercoaster ride' through the events of the Don's last day as they unfold in and around Paul Brown's magical 'box of tricks' set.
William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly, Danielle De Niese) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 227 min | 42,6+39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 227 min | 19,0 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.
William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Theodora (2013) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Theodora (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 207 min | 43,7 Gb
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | KULTUR | Sub: English, French, German

For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars takes George Frideric Handel’s penultimate English oratorio – a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch – and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Monica Huggett - Brandenburg & Violin Concertos (2003) REPOST

Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg & Violin Concertos
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Monica Huggett
EAC+LOG+CUE | 4xWV: 1,12 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin Classics # 724356228122 | Country/Year: Europe 2003, 1989, -96
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach: Violin Concertos (1999)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach: Violin Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 700 Mb | Total time: 62:46+67:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61558 2 | Recorded: 1993, 1996

The violin concertos here are not the familiar pair in A minor and E. Bach composed a number of concertos for orchestral instruments and later transcribed them as keyboard concertos. Reversing Bach’s procedure, Wilfried Fischer has taken the harpsichord versions and from them has reconstructed the originals. BWV 1056 is a transposed transcription of the Keyboard Concerto in F minor (though New Grove identifies the outer movements as being from a lost oboe concerto). The D minor work is also usually heard in its keyboard adaptation. The concerto in C minor for two harpsichords appears in its original instrumentation for violin and oboe, the soloists here being perfectly balanced for clarity of line. It was Tovey who suggested that the A major concerto may have been intended for the oboe d’amore, an instrument pitched between the oboe proper and the cor anglais.