Baroque

Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Messiah (Live in Chicago) (2022)

Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer - Handel: Messiah (Live in Chicago) (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 02:10:12 | 585 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Berto Records

In the Baroque period, the size of an orchestra was not standardised. There were large differences in size, instrumentation and playing styles—and therefore in orchestral soundscapes and palettes—between the various European regions. The 'Baroque orchestra' ranged from smaller orchestras (or ensembles) with one player per part, to larger scale orchestras with many players per part. Examples of the smaller variety were Bach's orchestras, for example in Koethen where he had access to an ensemble of up to 18 players. Examples of large scale Baroque orchestras would include Corelli's orchestra in Rome which ranged between 35 and 80 players for day-to-day performances, being enlarged to 150 players for special occasions.
Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Baldassare Galuppi: L’Olimpiade (2008)

Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Baldassare Galuppi: L’Olimpiade (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.79+3.62 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 210 min
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

This production was recorded at the Teatro Malibran of La Fenice in Venice in occasion of the celebrations for the 3rd centenary of Galuppi’s birth. This is the first performance in modern times, and a World Premiere recording on DVD. The Orchestra Barocca di Venezia, conducted by baroque expert Andrea Marcon plays on original instruments from the 18th century. Olimpiade, was written for the opening of the carnival season of Milan’s Teatro Ducale on December 26, 1747. The only available score was kept in Milan, but it was not complete; maybe this explains why the opera was not staged again, even though it collected a huge success. Conductor Andrea Marcon, together with musicologist Claire Genewein had to look for the score’s incomplete parts. Finally the symphony of the opening was found in Regensburg’s library, whereas the final part was found in London.
Baroque Lumina, Giacomo Benedetti & Giacomo Granchi - Dreyer: Sacred Music (2022)

Baroque Lumina, Giacomo Benedetti & Giacomo Granchi - Dreyer: Sacred Music (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:35
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

World premiere recordings of psalms and hymns by a forgotten luminary of the Florentine Baroque.

Holland Baroque & Bastarda Trio - Minne (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 10, 2022
Holland Baroque & Bastarda Trio - Minne (2022)

Holland Baroque & Bastarda Trio - Minne (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 201 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:45
Classical | Label: Pentatone

Holland Baroque presents Minne, an improvised programme inspired by the love poetry of medieval mystic Hadewijch from Brabant. Hadewijch was a 13th-century beguine who wrote an impressive oeuvre of love poetry, providing an original, female perspective on medieval life. For this project, Holland Baroque works together with Bastarda Trio, a folk-jazz group combining the unique sonorities of clarinet, cello and contrabass clarinet. Inspired by medieval poetry, the result is a playful, passionate, truly contemporary album.
Julian Bream - Baroque Guitar Recital: J.S. Bach, G. Sanz, F. Sor, S.L. Weiss, R. De Visee (2003)

Julian Bream - Baroque Guitar Recital: J.S. Bach, G. Sanz, F. Sor, S.L. Weiss, R. De Visée (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: BMG/RCA | # 09026 64001 2 | Time: 01:05:34

The fluidity of his playing on this album is amazing. Each note falls in place at exactly the right moment. Besides the well-known J.S. Bach, he also introduces us to several other less-known Baroque composers: Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, S.L. Weiss, & Robert de Visee. Too often, Baroque music is presented as just an exercise in counterpoint. In this album, the rhythm is matched to human emotions in such a way that it's not just an academic exercise. The music is both exhilarating and soothing.
Jarosław Thiel, Ensemble Polyharmonique & Wrocław Baroque Orchestra - Johann David Heinichen: Dresden Vespers (2022)

Jarosław Thiel, Ensemble Polyharmonique & Wrocław Baroque Orchestra - Johann David Heinichen: Dresden Vespers (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 337 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Covers included | 01:07:31
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Accent

In the 18th century, Dresden developed into a magnificent baroque residence, which was soon given the nickname "Florence on the Elbe". Music played a special role in the representation of political power, and the "Dresden Court Orchestra" was famous throughout Europe.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 15, 2022
Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Covers included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2 | Time: 00:52:28

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.
Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Arcangelo Corelli: Sonate da chiesa, Op. 1 & 3 (1991)

Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Arcangelo Corelli: Sonate da chiesa, Op. 1 & 3 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 67:32+74:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901344.45 | Recorded: 1987, 1990

Arcangelo Corelli was the most famous Italian composer of the late 17th century. He owed this preeminence to his skill in harnessing the musical tendencies of his time, as is demonstrated by his celebrated Sonatas, which became the models for the chamber sonata (sonata da camera) and church sonata (sonata da chiesa). Yet the composer himself was constantly reacting against these archetypes, and it is this perpetual reflection on his own art that gives his works their extraordinary richness.

Victoria Baroque - Companions of the Baroque (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 11, 2022
Victoria Baroque - Companions of the Baroque (2022)

Victoria Baroque - Companions of the Baroque (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:00:19
Classical | Label: Marquis Classics

Celebrating 10 years of concerts, Victoria Baroque has released a new CD of ravishing Baroque concertos for multiple instruments. The concerti on the recording represent innovative baroque works by both famous composers - Vivaldi and Telemann, and less known composers Dall'Abaco and Heinichen working during the same period. They are influenced by the operas and sacred cantatas of the period. The Victoria Baroque is a leading ensemble specializing in the concerti of the baroque era.
Tomáš Král, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra & Jarosław Thiel - Kings in the North (2022)

Tomáš Král, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra & Jarosław Thiel - Kings in the North (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:11
Classical, Opera | Label: Aparté

Northern Europe was a fertile ground for lyrical music: it has borrowed many memorable historical figures but is also indebted to it for many masterpieces by Baroque composers. Handel and Bach come to mind, of course, but we would be forgetting the Heinichen, Schürmann, Keiser and Telemann, whose brilliant opera music is so rarely performed. Many of them have portrayed monarchs, terrible or majestic, in their operatic works - roles that, unlike their southern colleagues, the composers of the Septentrion do not hesitate to entrust to lower voices.