Bartoli Handel

Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli [2010]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 5, 2017
Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli [2010]

Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli [2010]
Classical | DECCA 478 2249 | TT: 77:39+30:16 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 421 Mb

This compilation of selections from a number of Cecilia Bartoli's recitals from between 1994 and 2009, plus several newly released tracks, is unified by the theme of sighs, "sospiri." The music expresses a variety of moods, including sighs of resignation, relaxation, grief, ecstasy, and romantic pleasure. The first of the two CDs is devoted to secular music, much of it operatic, and the second to sacred pieces. The album should offer few surprises to anyone who has a preconceived opinion of Bartoli's vocalism. Fans of her exuberant personality and dramatic temperament will find just what they would expect, as will detractors who are put off by what they feel to be her excessive flamboyance. In any case, whatever one's opinion of the outcome, there's no denying that Bartoli throws herself into all her projects with absolute abandon. She is so deeply invested in wringing the emotional truth out of a piece that she is not afraid to let her voice stray from the principles of bel canto singing that require that tonal beauty be maintained at all times.

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 27, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:27 | 476 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4605026712164

Don't hate this album because it has been beautifully marketed, for if you do you'll miss out on something extraordinary. Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli reportedly worked on it for three years, even suggesting a mystery-novel tie-in, and her label, Decca, kept the contents under wraps until the album's release, dropping hints via Internet videos. When the album appeared, it was issued in a limited-edition hardbound package including numerous essays covering aspects of the life of the composer involved, Agostino Steffani.

Handel - Rinaldo (Hogwood)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at April 2, 2011
Handel - Rinaldo (Hogwood)

Handel - Rinaldo (Hogwood)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | 770.28 MB
CD1:76’52; CD2:51’38; CD3:45’09 | October 10, 2000 | Decca

This is a magnificent recording with an absolute dream cast. Despite its historical context within the late 11th century battles between the Crusades and the Saracens, Handel's "Rinaldo", written in the early 18th century, is actually a fanciful tale of love, devotion and betrayal populated by kings and warriors, fair maidens and sorcerers. It has all the elements of a great period action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer…

Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (Prestige Edition)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Oct. 20, 2010
Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (Prestige Edition)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri (Prestige Edition) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 450 MB | Full booklet scans
Classical | Decca | Total Playing Time: 1:17:38 + 30:16

Cecilia Bartoli is loved the world over for vocal fireworks and spectacular coloratura, but she is also adored for her spine-tingling pianissimi and her ability to shape endless, velvety phrases. For the first time, this product will focus on the irresistibly sensual side of Cecilia Bartoli's art.

The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 27, 2017
The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]

The Steffani Project (Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis) [2013]
Classical | DECCA 478 5827 | TT: 80.28+72.40+75.09 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The triumphant release of Mission in autumn 2012 drew rave reviews and was followed up in September 2013 with Steffani’s Stabat Mater, alongside his greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, and a further disc of dances and overtures with the celebrated I Barrochisti conducted by Diego Fasolis. On the Stabat Mater, 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. The final album of the collection is Danze & Ouvertures’, contains 43 great tracks of enchanting early-baroque music.

Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:09 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The discovery of a forgotten Master, Cecilia Bartoli's new album showcases music by Agostino Steffani. This deluxe product includes a 174 page booklet which contains articles on Agostino Steffani alongside exclusive, full colour photos of the Mission project, a project with international politics, religious conflict, diplomatic secrecy, spying and sensational music at its heart.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 99:06 min | 566 MB
Label: Decca Records - 478 1522 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2009
Classical, Opera, Baroque

A work dedicated to "castratos" and the music that their magic voices inspired to a lot of composers. The title of the album refers to the sacrifice castratos did for the sake of music.

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 19, 2017
Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.

Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg (2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg (2014) [TR24][OF]

Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:52 min | 1.48 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

Bartoli returns with a majestic new album of world premiere recordings. For the very first time she explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album is mostly sung in Italian, though also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian.
Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 139:22 | 637 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: B000009DG1

Classical music is one of the greatest joys in life. Opera on the other hand, is often too melodramatic to stomach. But there is nothing more enchanting than an Aria. On this 2 CD set, Emma Kirkby sings in sweet exultation. Her voice expresses power and agility yet a limpid tranquility. Clarity is the greatest achievement of any musician. With the aid of precision accompaniment on period instruments, shameless perfection is delivered. She soothes the soul longing for beauty. Her marvelous Soprano is rendered on 25 tracks in this eclectic ensemble. If you are a champion of Handel or a devotee of Mozart, you should not hesitate to purchase this CD. Emma Kirkby will have you beaming with delight and pining for more. Surely it will be one of the brightest of your collection.