Bartoli Handel

William Christie, Orchestra “La Scintilla”, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Orchestra “La Scintilla”, Cecilia Bartoli - Handel: Semele (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24988 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 36,3 Gb
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

‘Semele’ is presented in Robert Carsen’s stylish modern dress production, originally seen in London, and most recently staged at the Zurich Opera in 2007. The drama tells of the ambition of the beautiful mortal, Semele, who, not satisfied with being Jupiter’s mistress, strives with fatal results to supplant Jupiter’s wife, Juno. Conceived as an oratorio but nowadays presented as a stage drama, it is a superb vehicle for all the principals, not least the substantial title role, which includes such popular arias as ‘Endless pleasure’ and ‘Myself I shall adore’.
Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:40 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta – two of the most captivating women in classical music – are joining together for a new album ‘Dolce Duello’ to be released on Decca Classics on 10th November. It is a collection of Baroque masterpieces which showcase the stunning combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias. To coincide with the release, Bartoli and Gabetta will be performing on a European tour with Cappella Gabetta and conductor and violinist Andrés Gabetta.

Cecilia Bartoli &‎ Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Nov. 9, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli &‎ Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017)

Cecilia Bartoli &‎ Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 329 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:39 | MB
Classical | Label: Decca (UMO)

Dolce Duello – “Sweet Duel” – brings together two of the brightest stars in classical music for the most harmonious of musical duels. From the dawn of the Baroque the voice and violoncello were inseparable companions. Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta together intertwine the most beautiful melodies of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Handel and others: a century of baroque masterpieces and featuring 3 world premiere recordings.
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 249 min | 45,7 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 248 min | 5,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

inaugurated Cecilia Bartoli’s first season as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in 2012. “Bartoli’s Dream Start with Dream Voices” wrote the Vienna Kurier of this uproarious Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier in which Bartoli heads a hand-picked cast including Andreas Scholl, Philippe Jaroussky and Anne Sofie Von Otter with Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini. “[Andreas Scholl’s] coloratura is note perfect, he phrases recitatives with as much musicianship as arias, and the steadiness and purity of his voice are remarkable.” The Financial Times
Cecilia Bartoli, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Opera proibita (2005)

Cecilia Bartoli, Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Opera proibita (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 71:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7029 | Recorded: 2005

Cecilia Bartoli's new CD features a collection of music that could not be heard in her native Rome at the start of the 18th century due to Papal censorship. Theaters, the Church felt, were places of evil and corruption and operas led people to immorality. But some music-loving senior members of the priesthood asked composers to write oratorios and cantatas–indeed, operas without staging, essentially–for their own private entertainment. Call it what you will, the music is sensational–by turns virtuosic, gentle, and playful–and always expressive: just right, it seems, for Cecilia Bartoli's temperament. The opening aria on the CD, a call for peace in the name of Jesus, is, in fact, a dazzling martial air with trumpets blaring and the voice going through an amazing array of coloratura fireworks. It shows Bartoli at her most aggressive. The listener is practically hurled back from the speakers when she begins, with rapid-fire runs and trills and cascades of notes, all perfectly in place. Showy arias are offset by several tender ones ("Lascia la spina" from Handel's Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno returns in the composer's Rinaldo, four years later, as the now-famous "Lascia ch'io pianga"), and Bartoli exhibits again, her many, many levels of pianissimo and sensitive phrasing. Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens are just right for this repertoire and back Bartoli up superbly. This is a fascinating project, rivetingly performed and presented.
–Robert Levine
B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

B'Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs - Handel: Orlando (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 159:39 minutes | 3.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Making his Archiv opera debut, celebrated Handelian and Grammy award winner René Jacobs, the most exciting opera conductor of the day (Münchner Merkur), leads his dynamic, exquisitely honed B Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent and an outstanding cast in one of the composer s most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations recorded at Concertgebouw Brugge in summer 2013.
Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Scala di Seta (2002)

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Scala di Seta (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 488 Mb | Total time: 49:12+44:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Fonit | # 0927 43307-2 | Recorded: 1988

"La scala di seta" is an operatic farsa comica in one act by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. It was first performed in Venice, Italy, at the Teatro San Moisè on 9 May 1812. The overture has been frequently recorded and continues to be featured in the modern concert repertoire.
From 1810 to 1813, the young Rossini composed four Italian farse, beginning with La cambiale di matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage), his first opera, and ending with Il Signor Bruschino. These types of short pieces were popular in Venice at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The pieces were intimate, with a cast of five to seven singers, always including a pair of lovers, at least two comic parts, and one or two other minor roles. The style called for much visual comedy improvised by the players. As compared to many genres of opera, acting and comedic talent is more important relative to the required singing ability. Rossini’s farces also have a significant sentimental element.
Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 77:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6767 | Recorded: 2014

For the later part of her career, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has apparently settled on a campaign of major conceptual releases covering all-but-unknown repertory, and St. Petersburg fits right in. It's a collection of arias from operas written in the second half of the 18th century for the Russian imperial court, which had imported the best Italian and German composers money could buy. The names of all but Mozart's contemporary Domenico Cimarosa are unknown today. Most of the arias are in Italian, but a couple are in Russian, and to untutored ears Bartoli brings her trademark passion to them. This is the kind of release where one can quibble with any number of details. Bartoli sounds thick in some places, strained in others. The material is a bit uneven, with especially the last two pieces creating a bit of a letdown, although much of it does indeed live up to major-forgotten-works billing. The booklet brings up the Catherine the Great horse legend for no very good reason. Yet, as so often with Bartoli, the whole adds up to so much more than the sum of the objections. She is fearless in many ways here, not just in convincingly bringing home repertory her listeners will never have heard, but in blowing past classifications of vocal range: Bartoli may conventionally be seen as a mezzo, but the material here ranges from full-blown opera seria soprano almost down to contralto in a few cases, where Bartoli's voice takes on a lovely burnished tone. Whatever faults you might find, this is tremendously exciting stuff, not boring for a second. (James Manheim)
Cecilia Bartoli - Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti & Diego Fasolis - Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:25 minutes | 1.41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cecilia Bartoli’s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording 'Mission' with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani’s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani’s sacred choral music. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien.
Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kolner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Handel: Theodora (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 63:35+51:40+40:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 1019-2 | Recorded: 2000

Written in the summer of 1749, Theodora was premiered in London at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750. This work, which Handel considered his finest oratorio, was a failure at first - Handel said bitterly that the hall was so empty that "there was room enough to dance there." Part of this failure could be explained by the earthquake that hit London in February of the same year and caused the upper classes to flee the city, but another possibility is that the subject matter of the oratorio - the rebellion of a woman against the power of the state - was a bit ahead of its time.