Cantatas 37

Julia Kirchner, Camerata Bachiensis - Molter: Orchestral Music & Cantatas (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Julia Kirchner, Camerata Bachiensis - Molter: Orchestral Music & Cantatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:56 minutes | 1.24 GB
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Johann Melchior Molter (1696‐1765) was a younger contemporary of J.S. Bach. The two composers were born in small Thuringian towns half a day’s ride away from each other, and then travelled farther afield to make their names in major cities: Bach, south to Leipzig, Molter north to Karlsruhe.
Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:10 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24199

The Augustinus Muziekcentrum in Antwerp is a deconsecrated church repurposed for concerts, especially in the field of early music. The venue may work well for some pieces, but it's bothersome in this program of comic vocal and instrumental music by Telemann, where it's completely inappropriate. The two comic cantatas here presuppose an intimate environment of connoisseurs, but the voice of soprano soloist Dorothee Mields gets lots in the church's vast spaces to such an extent that text intelligibility is a problem, even with the aid of printed texts in German, Dutch, French, and English./quote]
L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)

L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 64:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM 1006 | Recorded: 2009

Amongst several contemporaries of Scarlatti who devoted themselves to the solo cantata, one of the most prolific was influential globetrotter Giovanni Bononcini, who wrote up to 283. During the first quarter of the 18th century, Bononcini's cantatas represented the principal trend of this genre. In these works, a fluent and effective technique is combined with a real gift for the composition of melodies. These lamenti are the central element of Bononcini's dramatic works; his genius is perfectly adapted to tender and pathetic emotions. Another important aspect of his music is the magnificent use of the text. In 1789, Charles Burney called Bononcini "the most prolific cantatas composer" and claimed that Bononcini's recitatives were universally perceived as the best of their time. Now, Cyril Auvity and his ensemble L'Yriade offer an enthusiastic and totally committed interpretation of some of Bononcini's cantatas, revealing the extreme force of those magical works.
La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.
Sunhae Im & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Orfeo(s): Italian and French Cantatas (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sunhae Im & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Orfeo(s): Italian and French Cantatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:12 minutes | 1.21 GB
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For her first solo recital disc on harmonia mundi, Sunhae Im has chosen four cantatas dealing with the myth of Orpheus. The figure of the mythical singer, whose songs moved even wild beasts and inanimate rocks to tears, has fascinated composers ever since touching the listener s emotions became the programme of the musical work of art and offering a wide range of possibilities for musical depiction: the melodious charm of Arcadia; the dances during the wedding celebrations of Orpheus and Eurydice; the abrupt change of mood at Eurydice s death; Orpheus daring descent into Hades; and finally the subjugation of the underworld deities and even death itself through expressive solo singing.
Anna Kasyan - Händel: Shades of Love, Italian Cantatas (2017)

Anna Kasyan - Händel: Shades of Love, Italian Cantatas
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:22 min | 327 MB
Label: Evidence | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Composed during his Italian stay at the beginning of the 18th century, Handel’s cantatas, interpreted by the soprano Anna Kasyan, draw a nuanced picture of opera heroin’s heart. At this time, women were not often allowed to appear in front of an audience. However, the Italian prima donna Margherita Durastanti, one of the few professional female singers of the period, delighted listeners with her brilliant interpretations of Handel’s cantatas.
Anna Kasyan - Händel: Shades of Love, Italian Cantatas (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Kasyan - Händel: Shades of Love, Italian Cantatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:22 minutes | 683 MB
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Composed during his Italian stay at the beginning of the 18th century, Handel’s cantatas, interpreted by the soprano Anna Kasyan, draw a nuanced picture of opera heroin’s heart. At this time, women were not often allowed to appear in front of an audience. However, the Italian prima donna Margherita Durastanti, one of the few professional female singers of the period, delighted listeners with her brilliant interpretations of Handel’s cantatas.
Ensemble Zefiro, Gemma Bertagnolli - Handel: Venus & Adonis: Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)

Ensemble Zefiro, Gemma Bertagnolli - Handel: Venus & Adonis: Cantatas and Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 75:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697630232 | Recorded: 2008

This disc presents three vocal pieces for soprano with oboe and basso continuo, interspersed between four trio sonatas for 2 oboes & basso continuo.The first cantata "Mi palpita il cor" was written in England - there are four existing variants, but this presented here is probably the earliest, the date given here as 1717. The theme is typically pastoral, with the singer's amorous affliction, the sorrow and hope of being in love with Chloris. The second vocal piece "Meine Seele hort im Sehen" is one of Handel's nine German da capo arias written around 1724/25 which were never published; they were songs of spiritual devotion rejoicing in God's creation as manifested in the beauty of nature, and not intended for concert performance.
Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.
Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert & Hermann Max - Veni sancte spiritus: Festive Cantatas (2017)

Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert & Hermann Max - Veni sancte spiritus: Festive Cantatas
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:31 min | 358 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

This live concert recording features sacred compositions by Telemann and Bach written about the same time for Hamburg. Among Telemann’s contacts, those with his godson and later successor Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach are especially significant. A great part of the church compositions brought together here, all of them connected with the liturgical performance of music at Hamburg’s five principal churches, number among the documents attesting to their relationship.