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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015) [24/48]

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:32 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers. Audiences have always been fascinated by the musical highlights and the goings-on behind the scenes alike. The battle for prestige and fame was particularly passionate during the Baroque age.
Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:30 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.
Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:30 min | 405 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.
Christiane Karg - Mitologia - Handel: Arias & Duets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christiane Karg - Mitologia - Handel: Arias & Duets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:06 minutes | 1.31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Arias & Duets from Semele, Partenope and other Handel Masterpieces. One of the very last recordings of Alan Curtis, an authority on Early Music and a profound musician who pioneered the revival of Baroque opera. With Christiane Karg, one of the most-sought-after lyric sopranos of the present day.

Christiane Karg - Mitologia - Handel: Arias and Duets (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 2, 2016
Christiane Karg - Mitologia - Handel: Arias and Duets (2016)

Christiane Karg - Mitologia - Handel: Arias and Duets (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:09:13 | 159 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

When we look good, the great majority of the first operas in the history of music in the early seventeenth century, took out about the characters of mythology: Dafne, Euridice, Orfeo. And that was just the start of a great tradition, Handel did not fail to continue a century later. This album of virtuoso soprano Christiane Karg and mezzo-soprano Romina Basso looks at many Handelian incursions in mythology, which gave rise to lavish and hyper-virtuoso arias and duets in works - operas but also cantatas - such as Semele, Hercules, he Parnasso in festa, Apollo e Dafne and others, is sung in Italian or English. These are mostly works of the great London maturity, except the cantata Escheggiate 1710 in London certainly written already but in a kind Italianate Handel had brought in luggage after his long stay in Italy. Both singers are accompanied by the Amsterdam ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, accustomed to great work of Handel.
Johann Krieger - Love Songs & Arias; Philipp Friedrich Buchner - Sonatas from "Plectrum Musicum" (2009)

Johann Krieger - Love Songs & Arias; Philipp Friedrich Buchner - Sonatas from "Plectrum Musicum" (2009)
United Continuo Ensemble; Jan Kobow, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 433-2 | Time: 01:11:00

On this new CD for CPO the United Continuo Ensemble together with the tenor Jan Kobow presents secular songs and sacred arias by Johann Krieger taken from his collection Neue musicalische Ergätzlichkeit. Krieger’s musical language ranges from simple choral pieces through to virtuoso coloratura songs. We have combined these fascinating and multifaceted pieces with sonatas from Philipp Friedrich Buchner’s Plectrum Musicum.
Vivica Genaux, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Vivica Genaux, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:33 minutes | Scans & Digital booklet | 3,77 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans & Digital booklet | 1,43 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Harmonia Mundi #– HMC 801778

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own.
Alfredo Simonetto, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI - Cimarosa: Il Credulo; Sesto Bruscantini: Sings opera arias (2006)

Alfredo Simonetto, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI - Cimarosa: Il Credulo; Sesto Bruscantini: Sings opera arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 79:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archipel Records | # ARPCD 0362 | Recorded: 1956

Cimarosa’s opera, which reuses some items from the composer’s Il matrimonio in ballo of 1776, exists in two versions. The first – the holograph manuscript of which is preserved in the Conservatorio di Musica SW. Pietro a Majella, in Naples – was entitled Il credulo and consists of two acts – although the second contains only one scene and a chorus. The second version is in one act and is entitled Il credulo deluso. The manuscript of this version is in London, British Library Add MS. 16001. The one-act version omits a few items, particularly some in Neapolitan dialect.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" - Opera Arias (2010)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Handel: "Mezzo-Soprano" - Opera Arias (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 64:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 6945740 1 | Recorded: 2009

Max Emanuel Cencic accurately describes himself as a mezzo-soprano rather than a counter tenor. His tone, while pure, is colorfully nuanced, nothing like the blanched purity that was once (but is thankfully no longer) stereotypical of counter tenors. A lifetime of singing the most advanced repertoire has given him a confident technique, exceptionally sure intonation, astonishing vocal power, and an effortless-sounding flexibility; at the age of six he sang the Queen of the Night's "Der Hölle Rache on Zagreb" television, and he went on to become a soloist with the Vienna Boys' Choir. On this album he tackles some of Handel's most virtuosic and demanding mezzo arias, most of them relatively unfamiliar. /quote]
Jochen Kowalski - Sings Arias: Bach, Handel, Graun, Agricola, Pergolesi, Telemann (2009)

Jochen Kowalski - Sings Arias: Bach, Handel, Graun, Agricola, Pergolesi, Telemann (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0184762BC | Recorded: 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995

Jochen Kowalski is one of the most charismatic and successful male altos of our time and has built up an unusually and wide-ranging and extensive repertoire. It is the dramatic quality of his voice which makes it special.