Arcangelo Arias For Benucci

Matthew Rose, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arias for Benucci (2015)

Matthew Rose, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arias for Benucci (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:06 | 382 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68078

The program on this release by baritone Matthew Rose is innovative and useful in a couple of different ways. First, although performers have sometimes tried to bring 18th century opera to life by programming arias written for specific singers, this has usually been applied to countertenors. They were generally the stars, it's true, but they weren't the only ones. The Italian comic baritone Francesco Benucci was one of the leads of Joseph II's Italian opera company, the original Figaro, and the original Leporello in Don Giovanni in the Vienna premiere (the second production).
Christopher Purves, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - George Frideric Handel: Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)

George Frideric Handel - Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)
Christopher Purves, bass; Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67842 | Time: 01:10:53

The magnificent Christopher Purves performs a recital of Handel’s bass arias. This unique collection demonstrates the range and brilliance of Handel’s writing for this voice, featuring a selection from Italian and English operas, English classical drama, Biblical oratorios, literary odes and a masque. Handel’s endlessly imaginative gift for characterization is fully explored here, with Purves commanding an extraordinary emotional and technical range from the buffo blustering of Polyphemus in Acis and Gatalea to the loving musings of Abinoam in ‘Tears, such as tender fathers shed’ from the oratorio Deborah.
Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)

Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 382 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67924

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas, he returns for a second solo album with Hyperion, a selection of arias written for Gaetano Guadagni. Italian-born Guadagni was the first ‘modern’ castrato, famed all over Europe for the lyric purity of his voice and his powerful, naturalistic acting style. Not only did he enjoy a close artistic relationship with Handel, who nurtured Guadagni’s voice to fit the alto roles in his English oratorios, but he effectively created the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, an opera he thoroughly made his own. Here, Iestyn Davies is joined again by the renowned period-instrument band Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen.

Ave Sol - Arias for All (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 8, 2017
Ave Sol - Arias for All (2017)

Ave Sol - Arias for All
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 43:18 min | 182 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 12 | 2017

Ave Sol is acknowledged as one of the most versatile and innovative choirs in the world. For over 45 years this ensemble has championed contemporary composers and performed the great choral repertoire to huge acclaim. The members come from all walks of life and are united by their intense love of music and the sheer joy of singing together. This unique album features many of the greatest opera arias and duets, but these immortal melodies have been given a unique twist in stunning new choral arrangements. For the first time these world famous pieces are performed not by great sopranos and tenors of our day, but by the dedicated members of the chorus; performers who ordinarily would never get to display their special affinity with this music.
Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.
Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017)

Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:15 min | 292 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | 2017

The creator of the title roles of Handel's Rinaldo and Amadigi, Nicolò Grimaldi (Naples, 1673 Naples, 1732), known as Nicolini, was the leading castrato of his time, an outstanding artist praised as a fine actor as well as a singer. A generation older than Carlo Broschi (Farinelli),Gaetano Majorano (Caffarelli) and Giovanni Carestini, he possessed exceptional vocal agility and virtuosity, contributing significantly to the establishment of the legend of the castratos virtuosity.
Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017)

Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:26 | 143 MB
Label: Arcana | Release Year: 2017

Nicolò Grimaldi (1673-1732) war einer der gefeiertesten Kastraten der Generation vor Farinelli. Für ihn kreierte Händel beispielsweise die Titelpartien seiner Londoner Erfolgsopern Rinaldo und Amadigi. Der junge Countertenor Carlo Vistoli spürt hier, begleitet von Talenti Vulcanici unter Stefano Demicheli, den verschiedenen Stationen der Karriere dieses barocken Superstars nach.
Filippo Mineccia, Ensemble Odyssee & Andrea Friggi - Ariosti: London – Arias for Alto (2016)

Filippo Mineccia, Ensemble Odyssee & Andrea Friggi - Ariosti: London – Arias for Alto
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:30 min | 374 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 17 | 2016

With his London album for Glossa, Florentine countertenor Filippo Mineccia has constructed a compelling survey of arias written for the European stage by the colourful and much-travelled Attilio Ariosti. Mineccia has quickly become one of the exciting young talents revelling in the vocal demands called for from opera seria, whether in live performance – he has been much in demand for roles in Handel; or on record – he appeared as Tamerlano on the recent Gasparini Bajazet on Glossa release and has also recorded with the likes of Antonio Florio and Alan Curtis.
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti & Il Basilico - Arias for Domenico Annibali (2016)

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti & Il Basilico - Arias for Domenico Annibali (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:17 min | 156 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pan Classics

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, one of today s key countertenors for Italian baroque, pays homage to the once-admired but often underestimated castrato Domenico Annibali, who was greatly appreciated in a time when Senesino, Farinelli, Caffarelli or Carestini were fighting for supremacy on Europe s stages. His 25-year career had him traveling between Italy, England, Germany and Poland, singing for composers such as Handel, Porpora, Zelenka but, most importantly, for Hasse, with whom he premiered most of his operatic roles together with the great prima donna Faustina Bordoni. In this exciting and varied recital, half of the programme is brand new to disc, including some rare gems such as Feo s 'Andromaca', Latilla s 'Romolo' or Porpora s 'Filandro'.
Dmitry Egorov: Il primo uomo - arias for Nicolini (Scarlatti Alessandro, Handel) [2011]

Dmitry Egorov: Il primo uomo - arias for Nicolini (Scarlatti Alessandro, Handel) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 272.72 MB
Classical | Label: DHM (Sony Music) | Catalog Number: 88697 816252

Es ist üblich geworden, dass aufstrebende Countertenöre versuchen, mit dem Repertoire berühmter Kastraten des 18. Jahrhunderts auf sich aufmerksam zu machen. Der aus St. Petersburg stammende Dmitry Egorov hat sich dafür Nicolo Grimaldi alias Nicolini ausgesucht: ein Sänger, der seine Karriere als Sopranist unter Alessandro Scarlatti in Neapel startete und seine nachhaltigsten Erfolge als Altist und Hauptdarsteller in Händels Londoner Opern feierte…