venerdì 31 luglio 2015

Constantinople - Metamorfosi - Impressions Baroques

15 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 100 Mb

In line with a previous project, Early Dreams, it is the pages left by another marvellous composer and singer that Constantinople has taken the liberty of reinventing this time around. A worthy heiress of Monteverdi, Renaissance Venetian madrigalist Barbara Strozzi created a secular vocal repertoire that intoxicates the senses. A joyful and salutary delirium for music lovers!


Monteverdi, Claudio - Il ballo delle ingrate (excerpt)  
Monteverdi, Claudio - Si dolce è il tormento
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger / Marco Uccellini - Bergamasca
Rossi, Salomone - Sinfonia quinta (excerpt)
Strozzi, Barbara - L'Eraclito amoroso
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger / Andrea Falconieri - Capona / Ciaconna
Merula, Tarquinio - Sentirete una canzonetta
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo - Toccata arpeggiata
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo - Kapsberger
Landi, Stefano - Marillide deh vieni
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo - Colasione
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo - Canario
Landi, Stefano - A che più l'arc tendere
Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo - Passacaglia
Strozzi, Barbara - Amor dormiglione


Kiya Tabassian - Sétar et direction
Enrique Solinis - Guitare baroque et théorbe
Pierre-Yves Martel - Viole de gambe
Miren Zeberio - Violon baroque
Ziya Tabassian - Percussion

Suzie LeBlanc - Soprano

mercoledì 29 luglio 2015

Pietro Nardini - 4 Violin concertos

12 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 100 Mb

Nowadays nobody seems to remember about Pietro Nardini (1722-1793), but during his lifetime his renown was great, reaching beyond the boundaries of his native Italy. The recordings of his works made up to this day have nearly all been fortuitous, often based on unreliable editions. The present CD, on the contrary, offers four of Nardini’s compositions for violin and orchestra - three of which never published before - which have been recorded following criteria that are rigorously faithful to the originals. These are works of excellent musical quality; no less outstanding is the violin writing of this Tuscan composer who, in his day, was considered one of the finest violinists in existence. Leopold Mozart, who heard him in 1763, commented: ”The beauty, purity and evenness of his sound, and the refinement of his cantabile cannot be equalled.”


Concerto in Do maggiore OP.1 n°2
Concerto in Sol maggiore OP.1 n°4
Concerto in Re maggiore OP.1 n°5
Concerto in La maggiore OP.1 n°6

Mauro Rossi, violin
Orchestra da Camera Milano Classica

lunedì 27 luglio 2015

Karina Gauvin - Prima Donna

15 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 116 Mb

Canadian superstar soprano Karina Gauvin pays tribute to baroque diva Anna Maria Strada del Pò, singing rarities by Vinci, Vivaldi and some of the greatest Handel arie di bravura. Like Strada del Pò in her prime, Miss Gauvin sings this repertoire with powerful expression and brilliant technique, in particular, the trills for which Strada del Pò was renowned. More than thirteen opera roles were created by Handel for Strada del Pò (including Sosarme, Orlando, and Alcina). 

Karina Gauvin has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her luscious timbre, profound musicality and wide vocal range. The Globe and Mail calls her “one of the dream sopranos of our time.” The Sunday Times in London also wrote: “Her glinting soprano, bright-edged yet deliciously rounded and sensual, is used with rare understanding for character... ”


George Frideric Handel - Scherza in mar [Adelaide • Lotario HWV 26]
George Frideric Handel - No, non potrà [Angelica • Orlando HWV 31]
George Frideric Handel - Verdi piante [Angelica • Orlando HWV 31]
Leonardo Vinci - Tortorella se rimira [Ermione • Astianatte]
George Frideric Handel - Adagio [Concerto grosso op. 3 no 1 HWV 312]
George Frideric Handel - Dite pace [Elmira • Sosarme HWV 30]
Antonio Vivaldi - Addio caro [Rosanne • La Verità in Cimento, RV 739]
George Frideric Handel - Da te parto [Emilia • Flavio HWV 16]
George Frideric Handel - Ouverture [Lotario HWV 26]
George Frideric Handel - Ah Ruggiero crudel [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
George Frideric Handel - Ombre pallide [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
George Frideric Handel - Si, son quella [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
George Frideric Handel - Adagio[Concerto grosso op. 6 no 8 HWV 326]
George Frideric Handel - Ah mio cor [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
George Frideric Handel - Care selve [Meleagro • Atalanta HWV 35]

Arion Orchestre Baroque
    Alexander Weimann, conductor