venerdì 15 luglio 2016

Farina - Le sonate

10 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 110 Mb

“Farina had great influence upon violin playing in Germany. Johann Vierdanck already met him as music scholar at Dresden. David Cramer and Johann Schop carried the Italian violin style to Hamburg, and even after two generations the music of Heinrich Schmelzer, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Jakob Paul Westhoff and Johann Walther still shows the impact of Farina.”


  1. Sonata detta la Polaca, for 2 violins & continuo
  2. Sonata detta la Capriola, for 2 violins & continuo
  3. Sonata detta la Moretta, for 2 violins & continuo (Book 1)
  4. Sonata No. 24, detta La Franzosina, for violin & continuo
  5. Sonata detta la Farina, for violin & continuo (Book 1)
  6. Sonata detta la Greca, for 2 violins & continuo
  7. Sonata detta la Cingara, for 2 violins & continuo
  8. Sonata detta la Fiama, for violin & continuo
  9. Sonata detta la Semplisa, for 2 violins & continuo
  10. Sonata detta la Desperata, for violin & continuo (Book 5)

Lukas Friedrich & Christine Busch, violin
Barbara Noeldeke, violoncello
Hubert Hoffmann, archlute
Joerg Hannes Hahn, harpsichord & organ 

giovedì 14 luglio 2016

Amore e morte dell'amore

13 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 106 Mb

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The duet madrigal, chamber cantata, or aria was a prime form of the early Baroque, ready-made for a noble family that wished to display its house singers and even draw from them a little bit of competition. There are a number of albums in the genre on the market, but Amore e morte dell'amore (Love and the Death of Love), from reigning Baroque soprano queen Roberta Invernizzi and newer contralto talent Sonia Prina, stands out from the crowd. First there are the rich voices of the singers themselves, who could sing a random web search page and make it sound good, and their razor-sharp coordination. Second is the program, which traverses the entire 17th century and moves into the 18th, holding everything together thematically and largely avoiding well-known numbers (other than the finale duet from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea), touching on some unusual mid-century finds by Antonio Lotti and Francesco Durante, with a well-placed ensemble treatment of a Domenico Scarlatti sonata as an interlude. That piece shows off the talents of the Ensemble Claudiana, new faces on the historical-performance scene. Above all these individual factors is their coherence into an overall package. Invernizzi and Prina get the intimate chamber quality of most of this music, its natural habitat of a music room with a group of connoisseurs who were ready to listen closely. They are virtuosic, lithe, and playful, even when they approach a serious text. Naïve supports them beautifully with studio sound. Highly recommended.


Interrotte speranze di Claudio Monteverdi
Mentre vaga angioletta di Claudio Monteverdi
Se morto mi brami di Benedetto Marcello
Tanti strali di George Frederick Handel
Pur tí miro di Claudio Monteverdi
Giuramento amoroso di Antonio Lotti
Sonata, K90 di Domenico Scarlatti
Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben di Claudio Monteverdi
Son io barbara donna di Francesco Durante
Vorrei baciarti di Claudio Monteverdi
Sono liete, fortunate di George Frederick Handel

Roberta Invernizzi, Soprano
Sonia Prina, Contralto

Ensemble Claudiana
dir. Luca Pianca

Antonín Reichenauer - Concertos II

20 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 112 Mb

Antonín Reichenauer (c. 1694–1730) – a few years ago a name virtually unknown, today mentioned by Baroque music lovers in the same breath as the greatest Czech Baroque masters, not to mention Antonio Vivaldi himself. Reichenauer assumed after Johann Friedrich Fasch the post of court composer in the service of Count Morzin, whose chapel Vivaldi called a "virtuosissima orchestra" and for which he wrote a number of concertos. Following the previous – and first-ever – CD featuring Reichenauer’s concertos (SU 4035-2), within its Music from Eighteenth-Century Prague series Supraphon is now releasing world premiere recordings of other concertante works as performed by Musica Florea. Twenty years ago among the Czech pioneers of authentic interpretation of early music, today Musica Florea is an ensemble of international renown with a discography of acclaimed and award-winning recordings (Cannes Classical Award, Diapason d’Or). Their perfectly mastered playing on period instruments brings out to the full all the shades of colour, exquisite melodies and entrancing virtuosity of the concertos. After centuries, Reichenauer’s music is now revived and, as these recordings prove, rightly so. From the archives a priceless treasure has been unearthed.


Sonata in D major, for 2 trumpets, timpani, cello, strings & basso continuo
Concerto in B flat major, for oboe, strings & basso continuo
Concerto in D minor, for cello, strings & basso continuo
Overture in B flat major, for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & basso continuo
Concerto in G major, for violin, strings & basso continuo
Concerto in G major, for flute, strings, and basso continuo

Luise Haugk, oboe
Jana Chytilová, violin
Marek Špelina, transverse flute
Marek Štryncl, cello

Musica Florea
dir. Marek Štryncl