giovedì 31 marzo 2016

Sol nascente. Italienische Koloratur-Arien

9 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR Mb

The debut release of coloratura soprano, Charlotte Schäfer accompanied by the Düsseldorfer Hofmusik led by Michael Preiser in a collection that focuses on the bravura arias written in the period between the Baroque and early Classical eras. With many of these arias being released for the first time, Schäfers sublime performance invites us to consider the prescience of the young Mozart with Sol Nascente meaning rising sun written at the advent of the new Classical era. 


Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)
Tu di saper procura, from L'Olympiade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
O temerario Arbace, KV79
A Berenice KV70
Sol Nascente KV70

Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779)
Io non Cerco, from Armida
Parto ma lascio o Dio, from Armida

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Al destin che la minaccia, from  Mitridate KV87

Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)
Non ha ragione ingrato, from Didone abbandonata

Niccolò Vito Piccini (1728 - 1800)
Furia di donna irata, from La Cecchina

Charlotte Schäfer, Sopran

Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik
dir. Michael Preiser

lunedì 28 marzo 2016

Spielleyt - Tempus Fugit

17 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 123 Mb

This programme focuses on the subject of becoming and fading, love, everyday life and death from the point of view of men in the late middle ages. Following the cycle of the seasons, an atmosphere of happiness and melancholy dominates the compositions which range from the boisterous spring song to the gloomy Geisslerlied.

Not only the music, but also the recitations of contemporary letters, read by Klaus Hemmerle (actor at the National Theatre Stuttgart), reflect the life awareness of people living at the transition to the Renaissance.


1. Vil lieber grüsse süsse, K 68 by Oswald von Wolkenstein 
2. Quan je voy le duc by Anonymous 
3. Par maintes foys by Jehan Vaillant 
4. En biancha vesta (14th century) by Anonymous 
5. Frölich geschrai so well wir machen, K 93 by Oswald von Wolkenstein 
6. Ghaetta, istampita for ensemble by Anonymous 
7. Rodrigo Martinez, villancico by Anonymous 
8. Salterello I (14th century) by Anonymous 
9. Fro welt ir sint gar hüpsch und schön by Burk Mangolt 
10. Apposte Messe by Lorenzo da Firenze 
11. Adieu ces bon vins de Lannoys by Guillaume Dufay 
12. Der Wallt hat sich entlaubet (The trees are now bare) by Anonymous 
13. Nu tret herzuo der boessen welle (Lied der Geißler) by Anonymous 
14. Verbum caro factum est: Dies est leticie (14th century) Traditional 
15. Ave mater, o Maria, K 116 by Oswald von Wolkenstein 
16. Passacalli della vita ("Homo fugit velut umbra") by Anonymous 
17. Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 2, Time stands still by John Dowland 

Early Music Freiburg