Armida Miserere

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014) [24/88]

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today.
Ora - Refuge from the Flames, Miserere and the Savonarola Legacy (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ora - Refuge from the Flames, Miserere and the Savonarola Legacy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:47 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following the stunning success of their best-selling debut, Suzi Digby’s crack vocal ensemble ORA presents their new album: ‘Refuge from the Flames’. Dedicated to the legacy of Girolamo Savonarola, 15th century Dominican and religious reformer, this new CD further showcases ORA's commitment to bringing together Renaissance choral masterpieces and commissioned reflections from contemporary composers. ORA bring a wealth of experience that gilds these pieces, both new and old, into the lustrous works of art they truly are.

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 6, 2017
Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)

Franz Hauk - Mayr: Miserere & Litaniae lauretanae (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 254 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 11 | Time: 57:35 min

Mayr had already earned esteem in Venice for his church music when, in 1802, he assumed the post of maestro di cappella at the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. With a modest orchestra at his disposal he soon composed a Miserere in G minor, in which solo orchestral instruments often carry on a dialogue with the vocal soloists in a succession of powerful, descriptive and beautiful arias and choruses. The Litaniae Lauretanae, cast in three parts, features wide leaping figures and sighing melodies. Conductor Franz Hauk has been responsible for re-establishing the music of Johann Simon Mayr, one of the most significant operatic and vocal composers resident in Italy before the rise of Rossini.
Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 65:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.175 | Recorded: 2005

The two Johann Adolf Hasse compositions recorded here are proof of the both high quality of his music and the broad range of styles which he had at his disposal. Once again Hans-Christoph Rademann offers an exemplary interpretation of music from the Court of Dresden, to which he has often dedicated his musical efforts.
“Under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann the Dresdner Barockorchester and the superb Chamber Choir bring a homogeneous, lean performance which follows integrally the gesture of the text and provides many moving moments. Thus with its penetrating tone language this live recording brings to life two unjustly forgotten masterworks of the 18th century.”
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)

Come il vento / Like the Wind (2013)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 26, 2016
Come il vento / Like the Wind (2013)

Come il vento (2013)
720p BluRay Rip | MKV | 1280 x 536 | x264 @ 4671 | 112 min | 4,59 Gb
Audio: Italian DTS 5.1 @ 768 Kbps | Subs (embedded in MKV): English, Italian
Genre: Crime, Drama

Inspired by a true story LIKE THE WIND narrates 15 years of Armida Miserere's life, a woman who with determination and grit, but also personal suffering, was one of the first woman to become governor of prison. Armida Miserere, after suffering the loss of her loved one, found herself on the front line in the fight against crime, governing the most dangerous jail in Italy, while struggling to find the truth and to get justice. The film is conceived as long flashback that highlights the most important moments of her life in the attempt to unveil her mystery.

Eric Hull - Cimarosa: Armida Immaginaria (1996)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 4, 2011
Eric Hull - Cimarosa: Armida Immaginaria (1996)

Eric Hull - Cimarosa: Armida Immaginaria (1996)
Classical | EAC | Flac+Cue+Log+ Scans | CD1: 60’53, CD2: 54’45 , CD3: 48’08 | 765.04 MB
Released: March 26, 1996 | Label: Dynamic Italy

Cimarosa was an expert at writing lighthearted opera buffa that zipped along. Much of this music sounds very much like his better known IL Matrimonio Segreto, coming clearly out of the same stable, but it has its distinctive elements. Here the forces of the Festival Valle D'Itria come up with a sparkling production. The singing and the orchestra come across as excellent, the conductor Eric Hull keeping things moving with a light touch that keeps it all together. The singers keep the music zipping along, and when it turns more serious, Alla Simonischvili, the lead soprano, and the others handle it well. Well recorded, especially considering that apparently we have some sort of mixture of only two straight-through live performances, and well performed this set offers a good deal of pleasure if not any profound musical experience. I found it worth hearing and having . The booklet gives the libretto with English translation and a useful essay.
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli - Joseph Haydn: Armida (2000)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli - Joseph Haydn: Armida (2000)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 54:34+74:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 85738 11082 | Recorded: 2000

Thanks to his omnivorous curiosity, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt has revived an authentic masterpiece. Several opera composers–Lully, Handel, and Gluck–had already availed themselves of the amorous and stormy adventures of the knight Rinaldo and the enchantress Armida, drawn from Tasso's Jerusalem Liberated. Composed in 1784, Haydn's Armida was his the final opera he wrote for his patron Prince Esterházy, but it was also the composer's debut opera seria. Even so–and just like Mozart–Haydn knew how to free himself from the rigid and monotonous alternation of aria and recitative that customarily governed this genre. Thus the final act, which unfolds in an enchanted forest, offers us a half-hour of nearly uninterrupted music, even prefiguring the romantic shape of things to come in the 19th century. This recording was made from a concert performance in June 2000 in Vienna's sumptuous Musikverein under the blazing baton of Harnoncourt. The cast is impeccable–including Christoph Prégardien and Patricia Petibon and dominated by the stunning Cecilia Bartoli, who can swerve within a few bars from boiling anger to the most overwhelming amorous pleading.
(Franck Erikson)

Franz Hauk - Johann Simon Mayr: Miserere (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Dec. 1, 2017
Franz Hauk - Johann Simon Mayr: Miserere (2017)

Franz Hauk - Johann Simon Mayr: Miserere (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:41 | 132 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Naxos Records

Mayr had already earned esteem in Venice for his church music when, in 1802, he assumed the post of maestro di cappella at the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. With a modest orchestra at his disposal he soon composed a Miserere in G minor, in which solo orchestral instruments often carry on a dialogue with the vocal soloists in a succession of powerful, descriptive and beautiful arias and choruses. The Litaniae Lauretanae, cast in three parts, features wide leaping figures and sighing melodies. Conductor Franz Hauk has been responsible for re-establishing the music of Johann Simon Mayr, one of the most significant operatic and vocal composers resident in Italy before the rise of Rossini.
Alberto Zedda, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Opera Vlaanderen - Rossini: Armida (2017)

Alberto Zedda, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Opera Vlaanderen - Rossini: Armida (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.44 Gb+3.46 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 164 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Korean, Japanese

Antwerp's Opera Vlaanderen continues its Rossini opera cycle with this production of his rarely performed Armida, conducted by Alberto Zedda. The work features no less than four tenors in the leading roles, taken here by the commanding voices of Enea Scala, Robert McPherson, Dario Schmunck and the young rising star, Adam Smith.
Stage director Mariame Clément teams up once more for Opera Vlaanderen with set designer Julia Hansen, building on their successful production of Cavalli's Il Giasone. Here they take a critical look at the world of the Crusades. Clément sees Armida as the incarnation of the magical concept of ‘love’, for which noble and heroic knightly ideals are cast aside, turning love into a destructive frenzy.