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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.
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 | Rls.date: 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…
Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi; Hasse, Vinci, Leo, Porpora, Pergolesi, Leo, Cafaro, Sarro, Manna)

Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo D’Oro; Hasse, Vinci, Leo, Porpora, Pergolesi, Leo, Cafaro, Sarro, Manna)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 378 MB
Classical | Naive 2013 | V5333 | CD 78'34

Caffarelli, castrato assoluto, was a famed rival to the more famous Farinelli. Born Gaetano Majorano in Bitonto in 1710 - he was to die in Naples in 1783 - he studied with his rival’s teacher, Nicola Porpora. He travelled across Europe, singing in the most prestigious opera houses, earning huge amounts and behaving exceptionally badly. His one season in London in 1737-38 singing for Handel was, however, a resounding failure and it’s to the repertoire of the Naples School that this disc turns in order to present arias most associated with this most touchy, querulous and downright rude castrato of the eighteenth-century.
– Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International.
Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Arias For Anna De Amicis (2011)

Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Arias For Anna De Amicis (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 80:33 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This pre-classical programme is dedicated to Anna de Amicis, the famous soprano who first created the role of Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla. Besides works by the young Mozart the programme comprises arias by N. Jommelli, JC Bach, C.W. Gluck and others.
Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo D’Oro) (2013)

Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo D’Oro) (2013)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Tracks: 11 | Covers | 194.01 MB
Label: Naïve | Catalog N.: V5333 | TT - 77’18

Naples in 1750 was one of the ten biggest cities in the world, and it spawned two of the biggest musical stars of the era: the castrati Farinelli and the much lesser known Caffarelli, whose real name was Gaetano Majorano. This release consists of arias written for Caffarelli, and you might treasure it for the flamboyant, high-volume singing of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who arguably comes as close as any of his contemporaries to conveying what the high-powered sound of the castrati was like (in the understandable absence of the genuine article).
Rivals, Arias for Farinelli (David Hansen, Alessandro de Marchi) (2013)

Rivals, Arias for Farinelli (David Hansen, Alessandro de Marchi) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 446.95 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | TT: 76:36

‘Rivals’ - David Hansen’s debut recording for SONY / DHM explores and celebrates the music of Farinelli and his castrato rivals: Caffarelli, Carestini, Bernacchi and others. These singers dominated the stages of Europe and it was not always Farinelli who reigned supreme… David Hansen’s album features nine world premiere recordings. He is accompanied by Alessandro de Marchi and his orchestra Academia Montis Regalis.
Recorded at the famous Academia at Mondovì in Piemont with Alessandro de Marchi and the musicians of the prestigious Academia Montis Regalis, the choice of arias demonstrates the remarkable breadth of David Hansen’s phenomenal technique, his musical versatility and expression