Barbara Strozzi

La Venexiana - Barbara Strozzi: Primo Libro de' Madrigali (1997)

La Venexiana - Barbara Strozzi: Primo Libro de' Madrigali (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 62:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus | # C 9612 | Recorded: 1997

The members of the ensemble La Venexiana won in 1994 the Gramophone Award for Early Music under the name Concerto Italiano. They are some of the most experienced European performers in the early music field, and have been singing together for many years, establishing a new style in Italian early music performances: a warm, truly Mediterranean blend of textual declamation, textural color and harmonic refinement. This repertoire seems to be created as if to let them fully show their expressive powers. Barbara Strozzi's talent shines in this pieces, designed to show her excepcional dramatic powers and unique gifts for musical imaginery. Many of these madrigals have the appearance of a succession of operatic scenes in miniature, each with its particular dramatic atmosphere and with the participation of several soloists.
Emőke Baráth, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Voglio cantar: Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula (2019)

Emőke Baráth, Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d'Oro - Voglio cantar: Strozzi, Cavalli, Cesti, Marini, Merula (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 439 Mb | Total time: 80:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029563221 | Recorded: 2018

Voglio cantar – ‘I want to sing’ – is Emőke Baráth’s first solo album for Erato. The young Hungarian soprano has built a special reputation in Baroque music and the prime focus here is on Barbara Strozzi, who made her name as a composer in 17th century Venice. “She must have been quite a revolutionary personality,” says Emőke Baráth. “Her music is improvisational, intuitive, even rhapsodic … She was clearly a passionate woman with a strong dramatic sense.” Baráth is joined by Il Pomo d’Oro, conducted by Francesco Corti.
Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon - Strozzi: Virtuosissima Compositrice (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon - Strozzi: Virtuosissima Compositrice (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:54 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The virtuoso Venetian diva of the 17th century, Barbara Strozzi, Monteverdi's heiress, journeys the passions of the soul through a daring mosaic of styles and rhythms. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, who is one of the rising generation of baroque conductors, is leading a major research project on the specific parameters which make up musical performance, paying particular attention to improvisation techniques and the relationship between text and music. His work at the Ambronay Festival has focused on the performance of 17th-century Italian music including rich and little-known repertoire of motets and madrigals by Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and Antonia Bembo.
Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave - Strozzi: Sacri Musicali Affetti Libro Primo, Op.5 (1995)

Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave - Strozzi: Sacri Musicali Affetti Libro Primo, Op.5 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:34 | 285 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: L'Empreinte Digitale | Catalog: ED 13048

This is the only recording of sacred music by the extraordinary 17th-century Venetian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi. The Latin works in her collection Sacri Affetti Musicali were entirely suitable for church performance–something Strozzi herself, as a woman outside a convent, was forbidden to do. Most likely she performed these pieces as "spiritual recreation" at meetings of the "Academy of the Unisons" founded by her father, a well-known poet.
Emanuela Galli, Ensemble Galilei, Paul Beier - Strozzi: Diporti di Euterpe (1999)

Emanuela Galli, Ensemble Galilei, Paul Beier - Strozzi: Diporti di Euterpe (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:25 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Stradivarius | Catalog: STR 33487

Eleven imaginative and melodically striking vocal pieces from a collection published in 1660, towards the end of the relatively short life of one of the most famous female composers, Barbara Strozzi. Ranging in length from two minutes to 14 and with a variety of moods to match, they are performed with feeling (though not a lot of colour) by Emanuela Galli with jangling support from Ensemble Galilei’s three guitars, four theorbos and (only one) organ. The haunting Lagrime mie is alone worth the price of the disc.

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 8, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:57 minutes | 753 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honour in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. Among the featured artists are three world-famous actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin.
Emoke Baräth - Voglio cantar (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Emoke Baräth, Il Pomo d'Oro & Francesco Corti - Voglio cantar (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 79:53 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Venetian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) was probably the most remarkable, talented, famous and successful woman of her times in the field of music. In 2019 we will celebrate its 400th anniversary with a new program performed by soprano Emöke Baráth under the direction of Francesco Corti, our new principal guest conductor.

VA - Udite, amanti! (2017) (Serena Jansen)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 11, 2017
VA - Udite, amanti! (2017) (Serena Jansen)

VA - Udite, amanti! (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 300 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Self-released

Serena along with Regina Albanez on theorbo and baroque guitar and Pauline Schenk on harpsichord recorded the CD "Udite, amanti" (Listen, dear ones!). The CD is an anthology of early Baroque songs by composers such as Monteverdi, Merula, Strozzi, Caccini and Lambert. Inja Botden accompanies three songs along on baroque cello and guest tenor Georgi Sztojanov will sing two duets with Serena.
Magdalena Kozena, Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl - Lettere Amorose (2010)

Magdalena Kožená, Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl - Lettere Amorose (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8764 | 01:01:34

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's collection of vocal solos (plus a few instrumental tracks) from the early Baroque, Lettere Amorose, "Love Letters," is a delight. The recital includes some familiar pieces like d'India's Cruda Amarilli, Monteverdi's Sì dolce è il tormento, and Sanz's giddy dance, Canarios, but consists largely of repertoire that's more obscure but no less engaging. Merula's lullaby chaconne Hor ch'è tempo di dormire is a jewel, gorgeously idiosyncratic and deeply emotional. Caccini's erotic Odi, Euterpe, 'I dolce canto could be mistaken for mature Monteverdi at his most mischievous, but it dates from 1601 or 1602, when Monteverdi was at an early stage in his career. A real standout of the album is Strozzi's L'Eraclito amoroso: Udite amanti, which alternates sections of extravagantly expressive recitative with a ravishingly lyrical chaconne. Kozená easily has the technique to make the music glow and the dramatic gifts to bring it movingly to life. Her sharply characterized interpretations of the songs make each of them seem as fully realized and potent as a short operatic scene. Her voice has the burnished warmth of a mezzo, but can gleam when she soars into her upper register, and throughout she maintains an exquisite purity.

Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 1, 2016
Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simone Kermes, La Magnifica Comunita, Enrico Casazza - Love (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:23 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A collection of beautiful baroque and renaissance love songs that reflect the versatility of love – passionate, dramatic and addictive by the most popular composers of this time, from Monteverdi, Purcell, Cesti to Merula and Dowland. The arrangement, cast of instruments, and recording set up is as such that the “pop song” quality, the contemporary and eternal spirit, the immediacy of these compositions is revealed. All sung with the unique legato, pure, and silver quality that makes Simone Kermes' voice so special. This is Simone Kermes' most intimate and personal album yet.