Cantatas 37

Lynne Dawson, The Purcell Quartet - Alessandro Scarlatti: Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007

Alessandro Scarlatti - Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007
Lynne Dawson, soprano; The Purcell Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55233 | Time: 00:51:44

Alessandro Scarlatti wrote over 600 cantatas, two of which are on this 1987 disc performed by soprano Lynne Dawson and the Purcell Quartet: Correa nel seno amato and Già lusingato appieno. He wrote considerably less keyboard music – and next to nothing compared with the gargantuan achievement of his son Domenico – one of which is on this disc performed by Robert Woolley, the harpsichordist of the Purcell Quartet: the Variations on La Folia. With the chamber cantatas flanking the keyboard variations, this disc is a wonderful program of the elder Scarlatti's art. Though there are some who might argue English soprano Dawson is perhaps too reserved for this repertoire, none would argue that she doesn't have a clear voice and a supple technique. And while there are others who might argue the Purcell Quartet is perhaps too stringent for the repertoire, none would argue they don't play together with consummate ease and they don't accompany Dawson with brilliant mastery. But there are few who would disparage Woolley's blindingly virtuosic and blazingly demonic La Folia Variations.
Mozart - Oratorios, Cantatas, Masonic Music (Peter Schreier) [1991]

Mozart - Oratorios, Cantatas, Masonic Music (Peter Schreier) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: Elite Classics | Catalog Number: AS-364-A | TT: 61'26

Wolfgang Mozart joined the order of the freemasons at the lodge "Zur Wohltдtigkeit" (Benefaction) in Vienna on December 14, 1784. Mozart and freemasonry seemed an ideal match, and in a little over a year he would achieve the status of "master mason." A small number of works among Mozart's late output was intended directly for use in Masonic lodges, and two major non-Masonic works, the opera Die Zauberflцte (The Magic Flute, K. 620) and the Requiem K. 626, share strong Masonic connections. The best known of Mozart's Masonic compositions is the Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477 (479a) scored originally for two violins, two violas, clarinet, basset horn, two oboes, two horns, and bass. Mozart later added parts for two additional basset horns and bassoon, resulting in an instrumentation absolutely unique in Mozart's vast output…
- David Lewis
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"

Silvia Vajente, Epoca Barocca - Italian Love Cantatas (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 3, 2017
Silvia Vajente, Epoca Barocca - Italian Love Cantatas (2012)

Silvia Vajente, Epoca Barocca - Italian Love Cantatas (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:00 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 7775832

The German chamber ensemble Epoca Barocca’s seventh recording on the CPO label is a turn in a new direction, after six repertoire albums devoted to German composers, including Telemann, Hasse, Heinichen, Schaffrath, and Fasch, and a wonderful disc devoted to the underrated Giovanni Benedetto Platti, an Italian who spent most of his professional life in Würzburg. On their newest venture, simply titled Italian Love Cantatas , they team up with Italian soprano Silvia Vajente to present an attractive sampling of Italian chamber cantatas, mostly with obbligato instruments. Some of the music on this album, especially the last movement of the Vivaldi and the Neapolitan works by Mancini and Scarlatti, is pleasant but ordinary. However, the range of color, affect, and emotion achieved by Vajente and the ensemble adds so much depth and beauty that the effect is Baroque chamber music at its most intimate and satisfying.
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 (2017) [TR24][OF]

Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:44 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Ich habe genug is a timeless, transcendental masterpiece: a profound expression of Christian faith at the very end of life. It demands artistry of a special order, and Iestyn Davies now joins the likes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the work’s distinguished discography. The couplings are equally ravishing performances of two other great solo cantatas, while the two orchestral sinfonias which complete the album will prove refreshingly familiar.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 84:36 min | 400 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2016

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the worlds elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:47 min | 1.37 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Erato/Warner Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

For his first album devoted entirely to works sung in German, star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has chosen four religious cantatas: two by J.S. Bach (including the much-loved ‘Ich habe genug’) and two by Georg Philipp Telemann. Jaroussky is accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, which also joined him for live performances at Berlin in 2015 as part of the singer’s season as artist-in-residence at the city’s historic Konzerthaus.

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 11, 2016
Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)
Classical, Counter Tenor | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:47 | 172 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics

For his first album devoted entirely to works sung in German, star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has chosen four religious cantatas: Two by J.S. Bach (including the much-loved Ich habe genug) and two by Georg Philipp Telemann. Jaroussky is accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, which also joined him for live performances at Berlin in 2015 as part of the singer’s season as artist-in-residence at the city’s historic Konzerthaus.
Gemma Bertagnolli, Collegium Pro Musica, Stefano Bagliano - Telemann: Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013)

Georg Philipp Telemann - Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013)
Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano; Collegium Pro Musica; Stefano Bagliano, concert master

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94334 | Time: 00:56:37

Gemma Bertagnolli is widely considered one of the leading sopranos in Early Music. Her voice is powerful, lyrical and passionate, always conveying the emotional message of the text. On this recording she joins Collegium Pro Musica and Stefano Bagliano in Cantatas for soprano, recorder and continuo, brilliant works displaying vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

Analyzing Bach Cantatas (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 26, 2015
Analyzing Bach Cantatas (repost)

Eric Chafe, "Analyzing Bach Cantatas"
English | ISBN: 0195161823 | 2003 | PDF | 305 pages | 18,5 mb