sabato 8 dicembre 2012

Carmina Burana (Clemencic)

20 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 100 Mb


Besides songs criticising their epoch with violent emotion, we find in Carmina Burana graceful love songs, songs of Spring, some based on inner emotions, besides others which are definitely immoral.


 Bacche, bene venies CB 200
Virent prata hiemata CB 151   
Nomen a sollempnibus CB 52   
Alte clamat Epicurus. Nu lebe ich CB 211. CB 211a
Vite perdite II CB 31   
Vacillantis trutine CB 108   
In taberna quando sumus CB 196
Iste mundus furibundus CB 24   
Axe Phebus aureo CB 71
Dulce solum natalis patrie CB 119
Procurans odium CB 12
Vita perdite I CB 31
Sic mea fata canenda solo CB 116   
Ich was ein chint so wolgetan CB 185
Deduc Syon, uberrimas CB 34   
Ecce torpet probitas CB 3   
In terra summus rex CB 11   
Fas et nefas ambulant CB 19   
Flete flenda CB 5   
Homo qui vigeas CB 22

Clemencic Consort
dir. René Clemencic

mercoledì 5 dicembre 2012

W. A. Mozart - Il sogno di Scipione

2 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 165 Mb


Il Sogno di Scipione (K. 126) was written in the summer of 1771, fairly soon after Mozart’s astonishing success in Milan at the end of 1770 with Mitridate, Re di Ponto.
Scholars disagree about whether Sogno was actually ever performed in Mozart’s lifetime.  The piece was originally commissioned to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the ordination of the prince-archbishop of Salzburg, Count Siegmund von Schrattenbach, one of Mozart’s earliest and most important patrons.  However, Schrattenbach died before the celebration and Hieronymous, Count Colloredo was elected to replace him.  Sogno’s score shows that Mozart revised his original version changing the references from “Sigismondo” (Siegmund) to “Girolamo” (Hieronymous) in a new aria for Licenza that comes at the end of the piece, but no contemporary evidence has been located testifying to an actual performance of the work although a celebratory cantata was performed in 1772 which may have been Sogno, although we know nothing of the soloists involved.

The Roman commander Scipio Aemilianus has a dream in which he is forced to choose between the two goddesses Fortune and Constancy. Lisa Larsson (Fortune) and Malin Hartelius (Constancy) are well contrasted as the two competing goddesses. Larsson is all spitfire pyrotechnics while Hartelius exudes grace and charm. The rival recording on Philips has Edita Gruberová and Lucia Popp in these roles – both on excellent form. It also has a fine Scipio in Peter Schreier, who is marginally better than Bruce Ford in this killer role, though both sound strained in places. The supporting cast is good, especially Christine Brandes, who gives us both versions of the final aria. What clinches the matter is the superbly thrusting accompaniment from Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra which makes Leopold Hager on Philips seem very tame.
Clive Portbury

Scipione - Bruce Ford, tenor
Costanza - Malin Hartelius, soprano
Fortuna - Lisa Larsson, soprano
Publio - Charles Workman, tenor
Emilio - Jeremy Ovenden, tenor
Licenza - Christine Brandes, soprano

Freiburger Barockorchester
Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
dir. Gottfried von der Goltz

mercoledì 28 novembre 2012

G.F.Handel - The Organ Concertos Op.7

12 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 124Mb



 Concertos Op.7

Concerto no. 1 in B flat major (HWV 306)
Concerto no. 2 in A major (HWV 307)
Concerto no. 3 in B flat major (HWV 308)
Concerto no. 4 in D minor (HWV 309)
Concerto no. 5 in g-moll (HWV 310)
Concerto no. 6 in B-dur (HWV 311)

3 concertos

Concerto in F-dur (HWV 295) [The Cuckoo and the Nightingale]
Concerto in A-dur (HWV 296)
Concerto in d-moll (HWV 304)

Simon Preston, organ
Ursula Holliger, harp

The English Concert
dir. Trevor Pinnock

martedì 27 novembre 2012

De Fragilitate - Piae Cantiones

22 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 130Mb


The Piae Cantiones (1582) is Finland’s one and only collection of early music and reflection of Europe’s medieval musical heritage. Zefiro Torna performs these beautiful carols, devote and student songs with 15th-16th century instruments and includes a children’s choir. The discrete but charming use of a kantele introduces a Finnish-ing touch to the sound.

The majority of the compositions belongs to the Germanic-Bohemian cantio tradition. There are also links to French, Spanish and Italian sources and to Flemish masters such as Jacob Obrecht. The religious songs — the majority being Christmas songs — are grouped together according to the liturgical year. The remaining songs deal with the transitory character of earthly life, the human condition, the life of schoolchildren, Biblical subjects and the rebirth of Nature in the spring.

Very few collections of music from the 16th century are so strongly anchored in contemporary musical life as the Piae Cantiones are in Finland today, becoming a fixed part of Finnish choral and religious music with the flowering of Finnish nationalism and romanticism in the early 20th century. Variants of these cantiones can be found in Finland’s religious folk music, whilst many composers have also made arrangements of the songs, including Jean Sibelius in his ‘Carminalia’.

“These 24 of the 74 songs from Piae Cantiones form not only a wonderful programme, permitting a variety of styles ranging from pure medieval to rustic and folksy but are also delightful performances….There are delicious and always aptly chosen instrumental contributions, including local colour from the Finnish kantele, and the children sing disarmingly with an ardent, earthly grace, like angelic urchins….”


De Nativitate [18:49]:
Angelus emittitur [1:23], Salve flos et décor [4:16], Verbum caro factum est [2:06], Congaudeat turba fidelium [1:52], Parvulus nobis nascitur [2:59], Personent hodie [1:30], Nobis est natus hodie [2:26], Paranymphus adiens [2:17]

De Passione [7:39]:
Iucundare iugiter [2:05], Aetas carmen melodiae [3:38], Aetas carmen melodiae [1:56]

De Fragilitate et Miseriis [9:29]:
Kurja, paha syntinen [4:44], Mars praecurrit in planetis [1:43]; Cum sit omnis caro foenum [3:02]

De Vita Scholastica [12:11]:
Scholares convenite [3:35], Zachaeus arboris [1:35], O Scholares discite [4:37], Sum in aliena provincia [2:24]

De Tempore Vernali [9:52]:
Ad perennis vitae fontem [2:15]; In vernali tempore [2:42]; Tempus adest floridum [1:40]; Kaikki maailma riemuitkohon [3:15]

Antwerp Cathedral Choir
Zefiro Torna

A review

lunedì 26 novembre 2012

Hespèrion XX - Musicque de Ioye

26 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - 1 RAR file 83Mb


Jacques Moderne, ed., ca 1550


1. Anon. - Bassedance 7
2. Anon. - Tordion 8
3. Roquelay - Ta bonne grace
4. Anon. - Bassedanse 1 « Ta bonne grace »
5. Anon. - Tordion 2
6. Julius de Modena - Ricercare XIII
7. Julius de Modena - Ricercare XXII
8. Julius de Modena - Ricercare XVI
9. Julius de Modena - Ricercare V
10. Clément Janequin - Il estoit une fillette
11. Anon. - Pavane 13 « La Gaiette »
12. Anon. - Pavane 14
13. Anon. - Gailarde 15
14. Gabriel Costa - Ricercare XXIV
15. Julius de Modena or Cabezon - Ricercare XVII
16. Adrian Willaert - Ricercare IV
17. Pierre Sandrin - Helas amy
18. Anon. - Bassedanse 5 « Hellas amy »
19. Anon. - Tordion 6
20. Anon. - Pavane 11 « La Bataille »
21. Julius de Modena - Ricercare VIII
22. Julius de Modena - Ricercare X
23. Hieronimus Parabosco - Ricercare XIV « Da pacem domine »
24. Anon. - Branle simple 22
25. Anon. - Branle de Bourgoigne 23
26. Claude Gervaise - Branle de bourgoigne 17

Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall

domenica 25 novembre 2012

The Martyred Virgins

23 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 124 Mb

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. […] On this International Day, I urge governments and partners around the world to harness the energy, ideas and leadership of young people to help us to end this pandemic of violence.  Only then will we have a more just, peaceful and equitable world.Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General)  (link to the whole message)

 By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

Since the early days, Christianity has shown a reverence and respect towards virgins, usually young girls who rejected the advances of the occupying Roman forces, arguing that they were instead married to Christ. Often, these girls were raped, tortured and crucified by the authorities, and such atrocities extended through the Dark and Middle Ages and beyond, in cultures all over the world.

This stirring new CD sets Gregorian, Ambrosian chant and two episodes from the life of St Agnes, creating a musical memorial to female victims of violence and abuse, raising a plea for freedom, respect and peace to be established in today's world. Poems and texts by Tehlia Lieberman and Marthe Link, read in English, punctuate the chants, and there are moving accounts by women raped in Central Africa and girls forced to enter homes for single mothers and give up their children.

The Gregorian Schola Karolus Magnus from Nijmegen (the Netherlands)  & Brilliant just released their latest CD “The Martyred Virgins: A Gregorian memorial to female victims of violence”.  It features Gregorian music interspersed with spoken words (in English) describing violence against women, historically.   The CD is accompanied by a booklet of 48 pages with text in English, Latin and Dutch.  On it, one can also hear parts of the testimonials of three Rwandan women who were profiled in “The Men Who Killed Me” (Adela, Marie Jeanne and Clementine).  The music is intended to be a tribute to all women all over the world who faced or are still facing violence.

According to the producers: “[It] Started as a project honouring Saint Agnes and all other female martyrs venerated in the Catholic church, it grew into a sung monument in which violence against all women is commemorated.  Typical here is that ‘Martyred Virgins’ does not only honour the women who died for their faith, nor only the women who were physically violated because they believed.  The ‘Martyred Virgins’ is also a monument for the woman and her role in today’s society.  And thus the Schola veers off into a different direction: the old Gregorian chant serves today’s needs.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Schola began a tour through the Netherlands to raise awareness of violence against women.  For more information about the Gregorian choir and the CD, see THIS LINK.

The CD (8 euros) can be ordered by sending an e-mail to mr. J. Bernards ( or through Amazon ($6,99) via THIS LINK.

 Pro sinceritate corporali et spiritali
A Gregorian Memorial to Female Victims of Violence



1.Litany, Part 1
2.Tertio decimo, AMEM 434
3.De virginibus (1), LHo 1072
4.Agnes beatae virginis, LH 341
5.From 2 Samuel 13: Amnon and Tamar
6.Psalm 43 (42): Iudica me Deus
7.From Jours de famine et de détresse
8.Ingressa Agnes, Psalm 147: 16 AM2 6
9.From The men who killed me
10.Improperium, GT 148
11.From The Magdalen
12.Vox in rama, Psalm 79 (78)
13.Agnes famula, LV 567
14.De virginibus (2), LHo 1072
15.Igne divini, LH 340
16.Christus factus est, GN 108
17.From Tehila Lieberman: The Holy text of Naeeda Aurangzeb 1
18.Ave verum, CS 10
19.From Tehila Lieberman: The Holy text of Naeeda Aurangzeb 2
20.Beati mundo corde, Psalm 37 (36)
21.From Marthe Link: Forgive us our trspasses
22.Stans beata Agnes, Magnificat
23.Litany, Part 2

 Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus
dir. Stan Hollaardt

sabato 24 novembre 2012

Claudio Monteverdi - Arie E Lamenti Per Voce Sola

10 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 125Mb



Ohimè ch'io cado (Libro nono)
Lettera amorosa a voce sola in genere rappresentativo (Settimo Libro, 1619)
Si dolce è il tormento (Libro nono)
Lamento d'Arianna
Quel sguardo sdegnosetto (Scherzi Musicali, 1632)
Salve o Regina
O quam Pulchra
Exulta filia Sion
Pianto della Madonna sopra il Lamento d'Arianna
Venite videte

Ton Koopman (harpsichord, organ)
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
Rolf Lislevand (theorbo)
Paolo Pandolfo (bass viola)
Lorenz Duftschmid (violone)

Montserrat Figueras (soprano)
15 March 1942 – 23 November 2011

venerdì 23 novembre 2012

Telemann -. Wind Concertos

8 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 760 Mb

Germany's CPO label has presented the efforts of performers who have doggedly unearthed unknown music of various periods, especially the eighteenth century. With the voluminous corpus of concertos by Telemann, many of which exist only in manuscript, they enter a field with a lot of still-uncharted territory. This set of wind concertos is one of the label's most useful releases despite a few quirks. The music offers a good quick overview of the various influences at work in Telemann's concertos, which began with the seventeenth century concerto structure of a sequence of short elements resembling rhetorical figures but overlaid them with Italian and (especially) French influences. There are hints of Handel, Couperin, Corelli, Bach, and other composers, but there is a lightness and enthusiasm throughout that is entirely Telemann's own. Almost everything Telemann touched he treated with imagination, and the concertos here are full of delightful touches.

The varied forces of Georg Philipp Telemann's instrumental music require a flexible ensemble to give a sense of the music's range. In this case, two German historical-instrument ensembles, La Stagione Frankfurt and the veteran Camerata Köln, join forces for a set of concertos with a delightfully varied set of soloists. This music has the odd combination of lightness and unorthodoxy that tends to either attract or repel those who listen to Telemann.

La Stagione Frankfurt has been in the forefront of Germany’s period-instrument movement since its founding in 1988 by current director, Michael Schneider. They have toured Europe extensively and have recorded, mainly for cpo, works by various Baroque and early Classical composers. Telemann, however, is a special interest for Schneider, who was awarded the Telemann Prize in 2000 by the city of Magdeburg for his work on behalf of the composer.  


 Wind Concertos Vol.1
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Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 52:D2
Concerto for recorder, flute, strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 52:e1
Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, TWV 51:d1
Concerto da Camera, for recorder, strings and continuo in G minor, TWV 43:g3
Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in E major, TWV 51:E1


Wind Concertos Vol.2
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Concerto for recorder, strings & continuo in C major, TWV 51:C1
Concerto for 2 oboes, "basse" (bassoon?) & continuo in D minor, TWV 53:d1
Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in G major, TWV 51:G1
Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 52:D1
Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F minor, TWV 51:f1


Wind Concertos Vol.3
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Concerto for Piccolo in D major
Concerto for Oboe in C minor, TWV 51:c1
Concerto a 3 in F major, TWV 42:F14
Concerto for Flute in G major, TWV 51:G2
Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TWV 51:D7
Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major, TWV 53:G1

Wind Concertos Vol.4
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Concerto for 2 Recorders in A minor, TWV 52:a2
Concerto for Flute in D major, TWV 51:D2
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, TWV 51:A2
Concerto for 2 Flutes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso Continuo in b minor TWV 53:h1
Concerto for Oboe in E minor, TWV 51:e1


Wind Concertos Vol.5
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Concerto in D major for Flute, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:D1
Concerto in A major for 2 Oboes d'amore, 2 Violins & B.c., TWV 52:A1
Concerto in F major for Alto Recorder, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:F1
Concerto in E flat major for 2 Horns, 2 Oboe ripieni, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:Es1
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:d2
Concerto in E minor for 2 Flutes, Bassoon, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:e2


Wind Concertos Vol.6
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Concerto in B minor for Transverse Flute, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:h1
Concerto in D major for Two Flutes, Bassoon, Strings & B.c., TWV 53:D1
Concerto in A minor for Oboe, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:a1
Concerto in C major for Two Oboes, Bassoon, Strings & B.c. 'Concerto alla francese', TWV 53:C1
Concerto in D major for Flute, Strings & B.c. 'Concerto polonoise', TWV 51:D3
Concerto in B major for Two Recorders, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:B1
Concerto in F major for Two Horns, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:F3


Wind Concertos Vol.7
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Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:c2
Concerto (Quartetto) in F major for 2 Chalumeaux, Violini unisoni & B.c., TWV 43:F2
Concerto in A major for 2 Flutes, Bassoon, Strings & B.c., TWV 53:cA1
Concerto in F major for Recorder, Bassoon, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:F1
Concerto in D minor for 2 Chalumeaux, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:d1
Concerto in D major for Corno da caccia, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:D8


Wind Concertos Vol.8

Concerto in A minor for 2 Flutes, Bassoon, Strings & B.c., TWV 53:a1
Concerto (Quartetto) in D major for Trumpet, 2 Oboes & B.c., TWV 43:D7    
Concerto in C major for 2 Chalumeaux, 2 Bassoons ripieni, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:C1
Concerto in D major for Oboe, 2 Violins & B.c., TWV 51:D5
Concerto in F major for 2 Horns, Strings & B.c., TWV 52:F4    
Concerto in G major for Oboe d'amore, Strings & B.c., TWV 51:G3


La Stagione Frankfurt
Camerata Koln
dir. Michael Schneider

martedì 20 novembre 2012

Hildebrandston (Ferrara Ensemble)

24 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 104Mb


“This album follows a real change in society with the rise of the middle class in pre-Renaissance Germany. In this constantly evolving setting, music occupied a thoroughly enviable place. The Ferrara Ensemble is both the depository and the reflection of this bouquet of tendencies and emotions, and its expressive palette is at ease in every situation; Crawford Young, from his lute, attends to the ensemble’s musicality, which is never at fault.” Roger Tellart, Diapason, January 1996 - Diapason d’or of the Year 1995-96

1 - Sei willekommen herre christ
2 - Damoiselle
3 - Ich sachs eins mals den lichten morgensterne
4 - Ich sachs eins mals den lichten morgensterne
5 - Bruder Konrad
6 - In feuers hitz
7 - Es leit ein schloß in österreich
8 - Ich sach ein bild
9 - Hoftanz Benzenhauer
10 - Nun will ich aber heben an (Lied vom Tanhäuser)
11 - Christ ist erstanden
12 - Christ ist erstanden
13 - Christ ist erstanden
14 - In gotts namen fahren wir
15 - Nun bitten wir den heilgen geist
16 - Ich will zu land ausreiten (Hildebrandston)
17 - Min freud möcht sich wol mehren
18 - Fortuna - Bruder Conrad
19 - Mein traut gesell (Mönch von Salzburg (Herrmann))
20 - Puer natus est
21 - Tanzmass Benzenhauer
22 - Hoftanz Benzenhauer
23 - Der Wald hat sich entlaubet
24 - Ich spring an diesen Ringe

Ferrara Ensemble

sabato 17 novembre 2012

Handel - Israel in Egypt

2 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 202 Mb


Using some of the finest early-music soloists of the day, Parrott and his forces give posterity a recording that welds tightly focused emotion to a laudable and uncommon feel for the music. The soloists produce appropriately light but well-focused tone and display an ability to negotiate the intricacies of Handel’s notes evenly and with an exceptional grasp of the phrasing required for successful performance. The choral lines are carefully etched and meticulously balanced, resulting in a superlative overall sound that—in spite of the small choir—is rich and capable of exceeding power when required.
Without groveling to historical convention, Parrott achieves an enviable­­—and perhaps even the ultimate—marriage of musicology and musicality. The choruses and arias in parts II and III are conservatively paced, never rushed or driven, but I never feel that the tempos are sluggish or flaccid to the detriment of the music. Overall, there is deft execution, impeccable ensemble, and precise intonation. Parrott’s recording of Israel in Egypt is built on cognizance of Handel’s musical architecture and a desire to seek and master what lies beyond the printed page. All of this adds up to another inductee into our Classical Hall of Fame.
Please note that this set is available as an import only and can be found online as either a new or pre-loved product on Unfortunately, there are no texts included in the bare-bones booklet, but they can be downloaded at
FANFARE: Michael Carter

Nancy Argenta (soprano I)
Emily van Evera (soprano II)
Timothy Wilson (alto)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
David Thomas (bass I)
Jeremy White (bass II)

Taverner Choir & Players
dir. Andrew Parrott


giovedì 15 novembre 2012

J.B. de Boismortier - Suites & Sonatas

32 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 103Mb


1. Trio Sonata in G major Preludio (Grave) 01:51
2. Allemanda (Allegro) 02:21
3. Affettuoso 01:28
4. Giga (Allegro) 02:00
5. Sonata in D major Sicilienne 02:48
6. Gayement 02:09
7. Gracieusement 01:54
8. Gayement 03:25
9. Cinquième Suite in D minor Prélude 03:39
10. Bourée en Rondeau 01:05
11. Rondeau Gracieusement 02:36
12. Allemande (Gayement) 02:15
13. Gigue 01:39
14. Trio Sonata in E minor Legerement 02:15
15. Rondeau Gracieusement 02:36
16. Allemande (Gayement) 02:15
17. Lentement 01:23
18. Gigue 01:39
19. Suite in A major La Veloutée 02:01
20. L'Indeterninée 01:55
21. La Frenetique 01:58
22. La Brunette 05:31
23. Sonata in E minor Allegro 01:49
24. Allemanda (Allegro) 02:19
25. Adagio 01:36
26. Giga 01:11
27. Diverse Pieces de Violes in C Prelude (Lentement) 01:46
28. Allemande 02:17
29. Siciliene en Rondeau 02:44
30. Gentilesse in G major Gaiment 02:26
31. Gracieusement 01:35
32. Gaiment 02:46

Passacaglia:Annabel Knight - Louise Bradbury
Robin Bigwood - Reiko Ichise - Eligio Quinteiro

mercoledì 14 novembre 2012

Les Tres Riches Heures

6 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - 7 RAR 761 Mb

A Medieval Journey provides you with more than seven hours of the finest medieval music, all placed in its appropriate historical context. By Ensemble Organum, Deller Consort, Soeur Marie Keyrouz, The Newberry Consort, The Hilliard Ensemble, Clemencic Consort, et alter.




      Les Première Heures de l'Ère Chrétienne
The Dawn of the Christian Era
      Anon., Byzantine Chant
   1. 1.1 Alleluia (3 fois)
      1.2 Tropaire de la venue de l'époux (Lundi Saint): "Ha-Houwadha-lAruç" (arabe)
      Exapostilarion de l'Office du Mardi Saint: "Innani' Uchachidu khidraka"
   2. Version arabe
   3. Version grecque
   4. Version arabe
      Melchite trad.: Greek Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, 4th c.
   5. Hymne à la Vierge, 1st echos: Axion esti
      Troparion from the Great Canon of Saint John of Damascus, 4th c.
   6. Office of the Nativity of the Mother of God, 8th echos: Ya walidata-I-ilah
      Anon., Ambrosian Plain-Chant in Milan
   7. Psalm: Tecum principium in die virtutis tue
   8. Responsorium: Congratulamini mihi omnes qui diligitis Dominum
      Anon.: Mass for the Easter Day at the Cathedral of Benevento
   9. Communion: Qui mundacaverit
      Anon., Old Roman Chant
  10. Introit: Resurrexi
  11. Office de l'Adoration de la Croix, Impropères: Agios o Theos, Sanctus Deus
      Anon., Ms. B Mozarabic Chapel of the Cath. of Toledo, Cantorales de Cisneros folio 63, 14-15th c.: Office des lectures
  12. Sacrificium (Sunday before St. John-the-Baptist): Vox clamantis

Le Règne du Chant Grégorien
The Reign of Gregorian Chant

      Anon., Gallican
  13. Versus de l'évêque Théodulfe d'Orléans: Gloria laus
  14. Semaine Sainte: répons du 7e mode: Tenebrae factae sunt
      Anon., Gregorian: Missa Da Requiem
  15. Introït: Requiem aeternam
  16. Kyrie Eleison
  17. Graduel: Requiem aeternam
  18. Trait: Absolve Domine
  19. Séquence: Dies irae
  20. Offertoire: Domine Jesu Christe
  21. Sanctus
  22. Agnus Dei
  23. Communion: Lux aeterna
  24. Répons: Libera me
  25. Antienne: In paradisum
      Anon., gregorian
  26. Planctus Hugonis Abbatis: Hug dulce nomen
      Anon., Aquitaine tradition: Missa de Nativitate Jesu Christi
  27. Antiphona ad processionem: O beata infantia
  28. Introitus cum tropis: Quam queritis in praesepe / Puer natus est
  29. Alleluja: Dies sanctificatus
  30. Communio cum tropis: Desinat esse dolor / Viderunt omnes
  31. Alleluja cum tropis in octava: Alleluja / Natus est nobis
  32. Cantio ad laudem cantoris: Annus novus in gaudio
      Anon., Cistercian tradition: Répons de matines pour la fête de Saint Bernard
  33. Virtute multa
  34. In timore Dei
  35. Testamentum eternum
  36. Dedit Dominus confessionem sancto suo


Le Temps de l'Amour Courtois
The Age of Courtly love

      Anon., Troubadour, end 12th c.
  37. A l'entrada del temps clar
      Bernart de Ventadorn
  38. Vida
  39. Quand vei la laudeta mover
      Folquet de Marselha
  40. Vida
  41. Sitot me soi a tart aperceubutz
      Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  42. Cantiga 77: Da que Deus mamou o leite do seu peito (instr.)
  43. Prologo: Porque trobar
  44. Cantiga 37: Miragres fremosos (instr.)
  45. Cantiga 7: Santa Maria amar
  46. Cantiga 100: Santa Maria, strela do dia
      Anon.: Carmina Burana
  47. CB 200: Bacche, bene venies
  48. CB 196: In taberna quando sumus
  49. CB 71: Axe Phebus aureo
  50. CB 34: Deduc, Syon, uberrimas
  51. CB 5: Flete flenda
      Neidhart von Reuental
  52. Sinc an, guldîn huon!
  53. Ich lobe ein wip
      Neidhart von Reuental
  54. Owê dirre nôt!
      Oswald von Wolkenstein
  55. Wol auff, gesell (instr.)


Les Premières Polyphonies
The Birth of Polyphony

      Anon., Aquitaine, 12th c.
  56. Domine labia mea aperies
      Deus in adjutorium meum
  57. Versus: O primus hono cotruit
  58. Versus: Veni solis radius
      Léonin (attr.), Provins, Bibl. Mun. 12 (24), fol. 16 17
  59. Introït tropé: Puer natus est
      Léonin (attr.), Paris, B.N. Lat. 1112, Fol. 257r
  60. Kyrie: Cunctipotens
      Léonin (attr.), Wolfenbüttel Helmst. 628 Fol. 21r 21v; Paris, B.N. Lat. 111, Fol. 20
  61. Graduel: Viderunt omnes
      Léonin (attr.), Wolfenbüttel Helmst. 628
  62. Sanctus
      Léonin (attr.), Paris, B.N. Lat. 1112, Fol. 259
  63. Agnus Dei
      Léonin (attr.), Florence, Bibl. Laurenziana, Pluteo 29-1/Fol. 89v
  64. Ite missa est - Deo gratias
      Anon., Graduel antiphonaire de Fontevraud, B.M. Limoges, Ms. 2
  65. Kyrie: Orbis factor
  66. Credo in unum deum
  67. Séquence: Res est admirabilis
      Anon., 13th c., Montpellier Codex
  68. Mo 21: Plus bele que flor / Quant revient / L'autrier joer / Flos filius
  69. Mo 231: Puisque bele dame m'eime / Flos filius
  70. Mo 20: Celui en qui / La bele en qui / Iohanne
  71. Mo 328: Amor potest conqueri / Ad amorem sequitur
  72. Mo 256: S'on me regarde / Prennés i garde / Hé, mi enfant
  73. Mo 215: Qui d'amours se plaint / Lux magna
  74. Mo 134: On doit fin[e] Amor / In seculum
  75. Kyrie: Kyria christifera
  76. Gloria
  77. Sanctus & Benedictus
  78. Agnus dei: Virtute numinis


Le Siècle de l'Ars Nova
Ars Nova and the Fourteenth Century

      Anon., Le Roman de Fauvel
  79. In mari miserie
  80. Vers 149-168
  81. Ad solitum vomitum
  82. Porchier miex estre - Vers 259-280
  83. J'ai fait nouveletement
  84. Quoniam secta latronum
  85. Vers 5905-5926 Mario, virgo virginum
  86. Vers 6023-6050
  87. Quare fremuerunt
      Anon., Missa "Tournai"
  88. Kyrie
  89. Gloria in exelcis Deo
  90. Préface - Sanctus
  91. Agnus Dei
      Guillaume de Machaut, Codex Faenza
  92. De toutes flours
  93. Honte, paour, doubtance
  94. Honte, paour, doubtance (instr.)
      Francesco Landini, Codex Faenza
  95. Che pena è quest'al cor
      Bartholino da Padova, Codex Faenza
  96. Imperiale sedendo fra più stelle
      Baude Cordier, Codex Chantilly
  97. Tout par compas
  98. Belle, bonne sage
      Solage, Codex Chantilly
  99. Fumeux fume par fumée
      Guido, Codex Chantilly
 100. Or voit tout
      Anon., England, 14th c.
 101. Motet: Campanis cum cymbalis - Honoremus Dominam
      Anon., England, early 14th c.
 102. Mater ora flium
      Anon., England, end of 13th c. - early 14th c.
 103. Gymel: Edi be thu
      Anon. England, 14th c.
 104. Chant: Gabriel fram heven-king
      Anon., England, 14th c.
 105. Pièce: Gaude Virgo mater Christi


      À l'Aube de la Renaissance (XVe siècle) 
The Dawn of the Renaissance (15th Century)

      Johannes Ciconia
 106. Ligiadra donna
 107. Carol: Alleluya: A nywe werke
 108. Carol: Ecce quod natura
 109. Carol: Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse
      John Plummer
 110. Anna Mater Matris Christ
 111. Tota pulcra es amica mea
      Anon, England, Medieval
 112. Conductus: O Maria stella maris
      Anon., England, Medieval
 113. Sequence: Salve virgo secularis
 114. Motet: Veni mater gracie / Dou way, Robin
      Anon., Codex Colombina
 115. Propiñan de Melyor (instr.)
      Anon., Perugia MS 36
 116. Instrumental piece
      Anon., Canti B
 117. La Spagna (instr.)
      Francisco de la Torre
 118. La Spagna
      Johannes Ockeghem Requiem
 119. Introit: Requiem eternam dona eis Domine
 120. Kyrie
 121. Tractus: Sicut servus desiderat ad fontes aquarum
      Antonius Divitis
 122. Sanctus
      Marco da L'Aquila
 123. Ricercar: L'autre jour
 124. Nous bergiers
 125. Ricercar No 33
 126. Il est bel et bon

Playing time: 74'34" + 76'55" + 77'11" + 77'53" + 77'13" + 75'22" = 7h 39'08"

Excerpts (from original release):


[1]-[4] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1315 [CD]
Chants byzantins - Passion et Résurrection
[5]-[6] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1497 [CD]
Chants sacrés melchites: hymnes à la Vierge
[7]-[8] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1295 [CD]
Chants de l'Eglise milanaise
[9] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1476 [CD]
Chants de la Cathédrale de Benevento - Semaine Sainte & Pâques / Holy Week & Easter
[10] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1218 [CD]
Chants de l'Eglise de Rome - Période byzantine
[11] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1382 [CD]
Messe de Saint Marcel - Chant de l'Église de Rome
[12] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1519 [CD]
Chant Mozarabe - Cathédrale de Tolède (XVe siècle)


[13]-[14] Harmonia mundi HMD 234 [LP]
Chant grégorien Vol. 1 - Répons et Monodies Gallicanes
[15]-[25] Harmonia mundi HMU 239 [LP]
Chant grégorien Vol. 6 - Messe des Morts / Messe de Pâques
[26] Harmonia mundi HMU 237 [LP]
Chant grégorien Vol. 4 - Élégies pour les Rois et les Princes
[27]-[32] Harmonia mundi "Quintana" QUI 90 3031 [CD]
Chant grégorien d'Aquitaine
[33]-[36] Harmonia mundi HMC 1392 [CD]
Chant Cistercien


[37], [39] Harmonia mundi HM 396 [LP]
Troubadours I
[38], [40]-[41] Harmonia mundi HM 397 [LP]
Troubadours II
[42] Harmonia mundi HM 384 [LP]
René Clemencic et ses flûtes
[43]-[44] Harmonia mundi HM 977 [LP]
Les Cantigas de Santa Maria Vol. 1
[45]-[46] Harmonia mundi HM 979 [LP]
Les Cantigas de Santa Maria Vol. 3
[47]-[49] Harmonia mundi HM 335 [LP]
Carmina Burana, vol. 1
[50]-[51] Harmonia mundi HMU 336 [LP]
Carmina Burana, vol. 2
[52]-[55] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7082 [CD]
Wanderer's Voices - Medieval Cantigas & Minnesang


[56]-[58] Harmonia mundi HMC 1134 [LP]
Polyphonie aquitaine du XIIe siècle - Saint Martial de Limoges
[59]-[64] Harmonia mundi HMC 1148 [LP]
École Notre-Dame - Messe du jour de Noël
[65]-[67] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1403 [CD]
Graduel d'Aliénor de Bretagne - Plain-Chant et polyphonies des XIIIe et XIVe siècles
[68]-[74] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 7109 [CD]
Love's Illusion - Montpellier Codex 13th Century
[75]-[78] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7080 [CD]
An English Ladymass


[79]-[87] Harmonia mundi HM 994 [LP]
Le Roman de Fauvel
[88]-[91] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1353 [CD]
Messe de Tournai
[92]-[96] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1354 [CD]
Codex Faenza - Italie, XVe siècle
[97]-[100] Harmonia mundi HMC 1252 [LP]
Codex Chantilly - Airs de cour
[101]-[105] Harmonia mundi HMC 1154 [LP]
Sumer is icumen in - Chants médiévaux anglais


[106] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7038 [CD] Il
Solazzo - Music for a medieval banquet
[107]-[109] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 7099 [CD]
On Yoolis Night - Medieval carols & motets
[110]-[111] Harmonia mundi HMC 1106 [LP]
Medieval English Music
[112]-[114] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7125 [CD]
The Lily & The Lamb - Chant & polyphony from medieval England
[115]-[118] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7083 [CD]
Cornago: Missa de la mapa mundi - Secular music of 15th-century Spain
[119]-[122] Harmonia mundi HMC 90 1441 [CD]
Ockeghem - Requiem
[123]-[126] Harmonia mundi HMU 90 7043 [CD]
Dolcissima et Amorosa - Early Italian Renaissance Lute music

Date of release: 1995

martedì 13 novembre 2012

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Symphonies

14 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 91Mb


J.S. Bach's favorite son-apparently a drunk and a difficult man-wrote handsome music of great rhythmic and harmonic variety, which this CD highlights. The harpsichord concerto is very rich, with the soloist and orchestra bickering back and forth nicely. The two Sinfonias differ in temperament: the D major is formal and elegant; the F major is more jumpy and entertaining. Similarly, the two adagios and fugues recorded here differ greatly. The one in F minor dazzles us by its close, while the D minor is severe but equally interesting. W.F. Bach sounds little like either his father or his better-known brother, C.P.E. Bach. He's quirkier and not at all predictable. The disc is full of surprises. --Robert Levine


1. Sinfonia in D major (used as prelude to cantata "Dies ist der Tag"), F. 64 (BR C8)
2. Sinfonia in D minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (BR C7)
3. Harpsichord Concerto in E minor, F. 43 (BR C 12)
4. Prelude and fugue (after W. F. Bach) for violin, viola & bass in F minor, (K. 404a/6)
5. Sinfonia for strings in F major ("Dissonant"), F. 67 (BR C2)
Berlin Academy for Early Music
Raphael Alpermann - Harpsichord

lunedì 12 novembre 2012

Italian and English Music for Recorder and Lute

15 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR file 71Mb


Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde
1. Canzona
Pietro Paolo Melii
2. Capricio detto il Gran Matias
Bartolomeo Montalbano
3. Sinfonia, Op. 1 No.4
Giovanni Bassano
4. Ricercata quarta
Dario Castello
5. Sonata seconda
Alessandro Piccinini
6. Aria di saravanda in varie partite
Andrew Parcham
7. Solo: Poco allegro - (no tempo marking) - Adagio - Allegro - Aria
8. Pauls steeple
Henry Purcell
9. Prelude
Johann Christoph Pepusch
10. Prelude
Gottfried Finger
11. Prelude
William Croft
12. Sonata in G
Gottfried Finger
13. Sonata in G minor: (no tempo marking) - Allegro - Adagio - (no tempo marking)
14. Division on a ground
15. Tollets ground

Clas Pehrsson, recorder - Jakob Lindberg, lute

domenica 11 novembre 2012

Musica Mystica [6 CD]

6 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 625 Mb

Musica Mystica I


Repleatur os meum laude tua
Kyrie ex aeterno
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Pacem relinquo vobis
Ecce iam noctis
Nigra sum, sed formosa
Gaudens gaudebo in Domino
Ave Maria, gratia plena
Ecce Virgo concipiet
Cum audisset salutationem Mariae
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Laudate pueri Dominum
Lauda Jerusalem
Gaudeamus omnes in Domino
Ave Maria, gratia plena
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Laudate pueri Dominum
Sancta Maria, succurre miseris
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Salve Regina misericordiae

Niederaltaicher Scholaren
dir. Konrad Ruhland

Musica Mystica II


Codex Las Huelgas: Ex illustri nata prosapia
En seumeillan
Musik am Hofe Gaston Febus: Altissonis aptatis - hin principes
Musik am Hofe Janus in Nikosia: Si doulcement fait me amours
Madonna oyme
Quis dabit oculis nostris
Oime il bel viso/Discolorato hai
Fuggi'l soreno
Et exultavit
Mirabilis misterium declaratur
Klagelied zum Gründonnerstag
Credidi propter
Que bien siente Galatea
Dos estrellas le siuen
Laetatus sum (Psalm 121)
Peccavi feteor

Huelgas Ensemble
dir. Paul van Nevel

Musica Mystica III


Allegri - Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51)
Vexilla regis prodeunt
Lotti - Crucifixus
Popule meus / ego te eduxi
Gabrieli G. - O Domine Jesu Christe (Passions-Motette)
Quia eduxi te / ego te pavi
Monteverdi - Adoramus te, Christe
Quid ultra debui / ego te exaltavi
John IV of Portugal - Crux fidelis / Pange, lingua
Te Deum laudamus (Plainchant)
Cornysh - Ave Maria, Mater Dei
Whyte - Christe, qui lux es et dies (Motette)
Gibbons - Drop, drop, slow tears
Purcell - Remember not, Lord, our offences Z 50
Hurford - Litany to the Holy Spirit

Westminster Abbey Chor
dir. Martin Neary

Musica Mystica IV


Manchicourt - O cruaulte logee en grand beaute
Dentice - De lamentatione Hieremiea - Lectio prima
Na fomte esta Lianor
di Lasso - Giovane Donna aus Lagrime di San Pietro
Gallus - Planxit David aus Opus Musicum
Claude Le Jeune - Revecy venir du printas aus Le Printas
di Lasso - Il magnanimo Pietro aus Lagrime di San Pietro
Machado - Que bien siente Glatea
Gombert - Quia fecit aus Magnificat secundi toni
de Tavares - Parce mihi Domine
di Lasso - Tre Volte haveva aus Lagrime di San Pietro
Gallus - Obsecro Domine aus Opus Musicum
Le Leune - Voicy le verd et beau May aus Le Printas
de Manchicourt - Gloria aus Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus
Gombert - Je prens congie
Praetorius - Der Tag vertreibt die finstere Nacht
di Lasso - Ma gli archi aus Lagrime di San Pietro
Gallus - O beata Trinitas aus Opus Musicum
Grabrieli - Exaudi me Domine

Huelgas Ensemble
dir. Paul van Nevel

Musica Mystica V


Hodie Christus natus est
Rorate caeli desuper
Vespere autem sabbati
Gaodens in Domino
Ubi caritas est vera
Aurora lucis rutilat
Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum
Spiritus Domini
Factus est repente
Hodie completi sunt
Veni sancte Spiritus
Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae
Agmina celsa colunt
Virgo prudentissima
Salve festa dies
Concordi laetitia
Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris

Niederaltaicher Scholaren
dir. Konrad Ruhland

Musica Mystica VI


Haydn - Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 - Die Vorstellung des Chaos
Tafelmusik - Bruno Weil
Bach - Messe h-moll BWV 232  - Et incarnatus est - crucifixus
Bach-Kollegium Stuttgart - Helmut Rilling
Vivaldi - Stabat Mater
La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi - Jean-Claude Malgoire
Bach - Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229
Barockorchester Stuttgart - Frieder Bernius
Mozart - Ave verum corpus D-Dur KV 618
European Baroque Soloists - Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
Handel - Der Messias HWV 56 - Kommt her und seht das Lamm
Chor und Kammerphilharmonie des MDR - Enoch zu Guttenberg
Haydn - Salve Regina
Tafelmusik - Bruno Weil
Beethoven - Missa solemnis D-Dur op. 123 - Agnus Dei
Westminster Choir - NYPO - Leonard Bernstein
Haydn - Nelson-Messe - Kyrie
Tafelmusik - Bruno Weil
Mendelssohn - Elias - Hilf, Herr
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart - Helmut Rilling
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem - Herr, lehre doch mich
New Philharmonia Orchestra - Lorin Maazel
Schubert - Deutsche Messe F-Dur D 872 - Benedictus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bruno Weil
Bruckner - Te Deum - Kyrie
Kammerchor Stuttgart - Bläserphilharmonie - Bruno Weil


sabato 10 novembre 2012

Johann Friedrich Fasch - Quadro und Triosonaten

24 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR file 75Mb


Quartett B-Dur für Blockflöte, Oboe, Violine und B.c.
Trio e-moll für zwei Oboen und Bc.
Quartett G-Dur für Traversflöte, zwei Blockflöten und Bc.
Quartett g-moll für zwei Oboen, Fagott und Bc.
Trio D-Dur für Traversflöte, Violine und Bc.
Quartett d-moll für zwei Oboen, Fagott und Bc.

Camerata Köln

Michael Schneider / Blockflöte
Sabine Bauer / Blockflöte
Karl Kaiser / Traversflöte
Hans-Peter Westermann / Oboe
Piet Dhont / Oboe
Michael McCraw / Fagott
Annette Sichelschmidt / Violine
Rainer Zipperling / Violoncello
Harald Hoeren / Cembalo

venerdì 9 novembre 2012

Werner - Calendarium Musicum I & II

2 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 172Mb


Gregor Josef Werner, Music Director of the Prince of Esterhazy, is one of those musicians not yet well enough known to judge whether he has been justifiably forgotten or not. But to judge from the music recorded here, published in Augsbourg in 1748, he is a composer of solid technique and a fine imagination. On the other hand, history has not forgotten that his successor was Joseph Haydn. His "Musical Instrument Calendar" is situated between the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Haydn's The Seasons. Werner has set to music the months of the year. His Almanach Musical is an agreeable work comprising around 60 pieces both evocative and entertaining. Each month is represented by a suite of five movements in the same key. In each group, there is always a minuet, which represents the annual rotation of the sun. The composer takes the opportunity to show the power of his imagination and his technical prowess. The listener will note particularly the joy of the month of June, the expressive silences of October and the pathos of November.

cd 1

01 - Im Jenner - Neujahrsanfang
02 - Im Jenner - Gute Hoffnung eines gluckseligen Jahres
03 - Im Jenner - Menuett- Die Tageslange 9, die Nacht 15 Stund
04 - Im Jenner - Der aberwitzige Bauer
05 - Im Hornung - Die Fassnacht
06 - Im Hornung - Menuett- Die Tageslange 10, die Nacht 14 Stund
07 - Im Hornung - Die Hochzeit des Hanswurst
08 - Im Hornung - Menuett- Die Tageslange 11, die Nacht 13 Stund
09 - Im Hornung - Maskerade
10 - In dem Merzen - Die Fasten
11 - In dem Merzen - Die Sonne betritt den Widder
12 - In dem Merzen - Menuett- Tag und Nacht gleich
13 - In dem Merzen - Die Nachsinn und Betrachtung
14 - In dem Merzen - Der verworfene Tag
15 - Im April - Der Fruhling
16 - Im April - Der spielende Schafer
17 - Im April - Menuett- Die Tageslange 13, die Nacht 11 Stund
18 - Im April - Das veranderliche Aprilwetter
19 - Im April - Das Froschgeschrei
20 - Im May - Der Gartner
21 - Im May - Menuett- Die Tageslange 14, die Nacht 10 Stund
22 - Im May - Die Nachtigall
23 - Im May - Menuett- Die Tageslange 15, Die Nacht 9 Stund
24 - Im May - Widerhall oder Echo
25 - Im Brachmonat - Der liebliche Sommer
26 - Im Brachmonat - Die Sonne im Krebs
27 - Im Brachmonat - Ein Erdbeben
28 - Im Brachmonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 16, die nacht 8 Stund
29 - Im Brachmonat - Der Zeitvertreib


01 - Im Heumonat - Der Faulenzende
02 - Im Heumonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 15, die Nacht 9 Stund Olivier
03 - Im Heumonat - Ein Donnerwetter
04 - Im Heumonat - Stilles Wetter
05 - Im Heumonat - Der Keller
06 - Im Augustmonat - Der vergnugte Bauer
07 - Im Augustmonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 14, die Nacht 10 Stund
08 - Im Augustmonat - Das Posthorn
09 - Im Augustmonat - Der hinkende Bote
10 - Im Augustmonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 13, die Nacht 11 Stund
11 - Im Herbstmonat - Die erfreuliche Studentenvakanz
12 - Im Herbstmonat - Ein Hirtenstuck
13 - Im Herbstmonat - Menuett- Tag und Nacht gleich
14 - Im Herbstmonat - Der angenehme Herbst
15 - Im Herbstmonat - Die Sonne in der Waage
16 - Im Weinmonat - Es lebe Seine Majestat Kaiser Franciscus
17 - Im Weinmonat - Der Fassbinder
18 - Im Weinmonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 11, die Nacht 12 Stund
19 - Im Weinmonat - Die Jagd
20 - Im Weinmonat - Es lebe Ihre Majestat die Kaiserin Theresia
21 - Im Wintermonat - Der melancholische Student
22 - Im Wintermonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 10, die Nacht 14 Stund
23 - Im Wintermonat - Ein Sturmwetter auf der See
24 - Im Wintermonat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 9, die Nacht 15 Stund
25 - Im Wintermonat - Die Mahlmuhle
26 - Im Christmontat - Der Winter
27 - Im Christmontat - Die Sonne im Steinbock
28 - Im Christmontat - Menuett- Die Tageslange 8, die Nacht 16 Stund
29 - Im Christmontat - Der Schlaf oder ein Nachtstuck
30 - Im Christmontat - Das Jahresende

A Carte Musical
dir. Rogério Gonçalves

giovedì 8 novembre 2012

G.F.Handel - Un'Opera Immaginaria

23 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 126 Mb



1. Ouverture - Arminio - Il Complesso Barocco
2. Dolce Riposo - Teseo - DiDonato
3. Della vita mortale - Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno - Dessay
4. Un pensiero nemico di pace - Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno - Dessay
5. A deluder le frodi io mi preparo - Fernando, re di Castiglia - Cencic
6. Sincero affetto - Fernando, re di Castiglia - Cencic
7. Destero dall'empia dite - Amadigi - DiDonato
8. Sarabande - Alcina - City of London Sinfonia
9. Così la tortorella - La Resurrezione - Bostridge
10. Bellissima Romilda - Serse - von Otter
11. Di tacere e di schernirmi - Serse - von Otter
12. Scherza, infida - Ariodante - Jaroussky
13. Ah! Stigie larvae- Orlando - Genaux
14. Madre! Mia vita! - Giulio Cesare - Blythe
15. Son nata a lagrimar - Giulio Cesare - Blythe
16. Ah! Ruggiero crudel - Alcina - Augér
17. Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite - Alcina - Augér
18. Ti stringo, o illustre acciaro - Arminio - McGreevy, Custer
19. Quando piu minaccia il cielo - Arminio - McGreevy, Custer
20. Verso il gran fine - Deidamia - Bonitatibus
21. Come all'urto aggressor - Deidamia - Bonitatibus
22. Aria Venti turbini - Rinaldo - Daniels
23. Doppo tante amare pene - Alcina - City of London Sinfonia

Joyce DiDonato, Natalie Dessay, Max Emanuel Cencic, Ian Bostridge, Anne Sofie von Otter, Philippe Jaroussky, Vivica Genaux, Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, Arleen Augér, Geraldine McGreevy, Manuela Custer & Anna Bonitatibus

Il Complesso Barocco, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Concert d'Astrée, City of London Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Arts Florissants, Les Violons du Roy & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Alan Curtis, Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm, Richard Hickox, William Christie, Bernard Labadie, John Nelson, Harry Bicket & Sir Roger Norrington

The greatest opera Handel NEVER wrote ... 'Un opera immaginaria', assembled from Handel’s own music by French musicologist Ivan A. Alexandre, is a new take on the formula perfected by the composer, the Baroque era’s acknowledged master of music theatre.

“It seems that, in the years around 1720, when people went to the opera to hear a castrato idol or an adored soprano, they would play cards, pay court to their neighbours and savour sorbets during the recitatives – even during the so-called arias of action, which they enjoyed less than the ornamented reprises of the showpiece arias. With this intractable and hedonistic audience in mind (so different from people like us, of course), thirteen star singers came together to concoct this festive piece, constructed and presented in three acts like a true dramma per musica, but with no explicit story and no concrete characters: in other words, an imaginary opera formed of passion and music. It is also a salute to the composer, who died on 14th April 1759, a quarter of a millennium ago – and to the opera-loving public, deprived of sorbet, but not of pleasure.”
Ivan A. Alexandre

This ‘imaginary opera’ , starts with an overture, and leads through a varied sequence of recitatives, arias and duets to a final chorus. In three distinct parts, it follows the dramatic scheme of a typical Handel stage-work, moving from optimisim and brilliance to tragically laden crisis before resolving itself with heroic vigour. It features such characteristic devices of Baroque opera as a ‘mad scene’ (‘Ah! Stigie larve’ from Orlando) bravura arias (among them, ‘Venti, turbini’ from Rinaldo), and the illustrative aria (‘Così la tortorella’ from La resurezzione, in which the flute imitates the call of a dove. Other works represented in this ‘imaginary opera’ include Alcina, Giulio Cesare, Serse, Teseo and Amadigi.