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Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music, Bernarda Fink, Cecilia Bartoli, David Daniels - Handel: Rinaldo (2000)

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music, Bernarda Fink, Cecilia Bartoli, David Daniels - Handel: Rinaldo (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 770 Mb | Total time: 76:52+51:38+45:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 467 088 2 | Recorded: 1999

On February 24 1711, the curtain at the Haymarket theater went up for 'Rinaldo,' the first opera George Frideric Handel produced for London. It had a libretto by Giacomo Rossi, based on a somewhat mangled outline of Tasso's epic poem of the Crusades, 'Gerusalemme Liberata,' which had been prepared by impresario Aaron Hill with the aim of allowing for as many special machinery effects as possible. Handel clearly wanted to impress London, for his sparkling music contained liberal borrowings from some of his best recent scores. While many changes and cuts were made up to the time of Handel1s final revision in 1731, this recording attempts as much as possible to return to the version that would have been heard in the first London production. Though there are no featured castrati, the cast is strong and youthfully vigorous, with David Daniels in the title role and the radiant Cecilia Bartoli as his betrothed, Almirena. Christopher Hogwood leads an altogether bracing performance, drawing beautifully atmospheric sounds from the Academy of Ancient Music.
David Daniels, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Operatic Arias (1998)

David Daniels, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Operatic Arias (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 69:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 45326 2 | Recorded: 1998

The ever-increasing popularity of Handel and his contemporaries, and their employment of alto castratos, has encouraged the development of countertenors capable of similar vocal feats to the original interpreters of the heroic roles in these works. Among these the distinguished American, David Daniels, who burst on to the scene here a couple of years ago at Glyndebourne in Theodora, is a leading contender. If I would place Scholl in the category of Deller and Esswood, with their luminous, soft-grained tone, Daniels is closer to the more earthy sound of Bowman, his voice — like Bowman's — astonishingly large in volume.

Handel - Operatic Arias (David Daniels) [1998]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at May 4, 2016
Handel - Operatic Arias (David Daniels) [1998]

Handel - Operatic Arias (David Daniels) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 314.58 MB
Classical | Virgin Classic | 7243 5 45326 2 7

The ever-increasing popularity of Handel and his contemporaries, and their employment of alto castratos, has encouraged the development of countertenors capable of similar vocal feats to the original interpreters of the heroic roles in these works. Among these the distinguished American, David Daniels, who burst on to the scene here a couple of years ago at Glyndebourne in Theodora, is a leading contender. If I would place Scholl in the category of Deller and Esswood, with their luminous, soft-grained tone, Daniels is closer to the more earthy sound of Bowman, his voice — like Bowman's — astonishingly large in volume.
– Gramophone [11/1998]
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Antonio Maria Bononcini: Messa; Stabat Mater (2012)

Antonio Maria Bononcini - Messa; Stabat Mater (2012)
Concerto Italiano, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naive | # OP 30537 | Time: 01:19:56

This disc is a tour de force, a world premiere recording of stunning music splendidly performed. The unjustly obscure Antonio Maria Bononcini was appointed late in life to be maestro di cappella in Modena, a post which allowed him to pour his store of invention into two grand sacred works, a Mass and a Stabat Mater. Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini engages deeply with the composer’s imagination, opening up his dense counterpoint and delicately binding together his vocal and obbligato lines. The musical rhetoric of the Concerto Italiano is spellbinding, particularly when band and singers heighten gestures to surge powerfully towards a passage’s final cadence. However heated their delivery becomes – and the Stabat Mater does sizzle – the artists never rush. This is particularly crucial for bringing out Bononcini’s modulations and textures, which, because they shift rapidly, need space to breathe.
John Fisher, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia,  Marilyn Horne, Cecilia Gasdia - Handel: Rinaldo [2008]

John Fisher, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Marilyn Horne, Cecilia Gasdia - Handel: Rinaldo [2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 614 Mb | Total time: 56:06+73:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 232468 | Recorded: 1989

This is a reissue of a recording that was previously issued by Nuova Era and Mondo Musica. It allows us to hear Marilyn Horne in one of her signature roles, and it was presumably for her that this production was mounted at Venice’s La Fenice. Horne’s performance is what one would expect; she tosses off the coloratura with ease, and her performance is very assured. Her colleagues provide generally good support. Gasdia does not make as strong an impression as some of her recorded competition as Almirena, but her singing is technically assured.
Ottavio Dantone, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rinaldo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Ottavio Dantone, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Rinaldo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25643 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 161 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4415 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 161 min | 8,75 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

Skin-tight rubber and lacrosse sticks bring contemporary chic to this timeless fantasy of warriors and witches in Robert Carsen's fun-filled transformation of Handel's first London triumph. Conducting from the keyboard just as Handel himself did, Ottavio Dantone leads a youthful cast of today's luminaries in the dramatic art of Baroque opera, the 'affecting' Sonia Prina, the 'unadorned intensity' of Anett Fritsch and 'fire-breathing flair' (The Observer) of Brenda Rae.
Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010) [Re-Up]

Rinaldo Alessandrini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Cembalo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 190 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | # A323 | Time: 01:13:23

The music for harpsichord has been considered an inexplicable chance occurrence in Alessandro Scarlatti's output, and in assessing it, we should avoid unfair and unappropriate comparisons with the work of his exceptionally gifted son. Alessandro's cultural background was quite different and very precise in the way it affected keyboard music: Frescobaldi was the first in a series of figures who are known to a greater or lesser extent today and whose teaching came down to Scarlatti in a solid stylistic tradition. Pasquini, his extremely diligent and prolific contemporary, the last of the line, was strongly motivated by his patron, the Prince Borghese in writing harpsichord music. Alessandro also wished to try his hand in this area. 250th Anniversary Release. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Alessandro Scarlatti's birth (Palermo, 2 May 1660), Arcana is re-releasing this anthology of toccatas and fugues by the elder Scarlatti, father of the better-known Domenico.
Rinaldo Alessandrini, Opera Royal de Wallonie - Galuppi: L’Inimico delle Donne (2011)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Opera Royal de Wallonie - Galuppi: L’Inimico delle Donne (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 115 min | 7,59 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

"L’Inimico delle Donne" which means someone who doesn’t like women, is an opera written by Galuppi in 1771. He was very well-known at this time but when he died, suddenly his works disappeared from the stages. Among them ”L’Inimico delle Donne” disappeared so well that nobody knew it existed. Hence it has never been played since its first venue in Venice in 1771. Some years ago its manuscript was found in Lisbon and Royal Opéra de Wallonie decided to recreate and to stage it.
Monteverdi - Libri de’ madrigali (Rinaldo Alessandrini) [1993, 1994, 1996-1998]

Monteverdi - Libri de’ madrigali (Rinaldo Alessandrini) [1993, 1994, 1996-1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1.23 GB
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | Catalog Number: 30348

Monteverdi was only 23 when he published his Second Book of Madrigals in 1590, but he was already a master of the form, and these contrapuntally lively pieces, with their supple and astute text setting, are crowning works of late Renaissance secular polyphony. With this release of the Second Book, Rinaldo Alessandrini moves closer to his goal of recording all of Monteverdi's eight Books of Madrigals, performed by Concerto Italiano, the ensemble he founded in 1984. The series has received much-deserved critical acclaim; three of the releases won Gramophone Awards, and this 1994 recording won a Diapason d'Or. Concerto Italiano is a group whose roster is flexible, based on the requirements of the music performed, and here seven unaccompanied singers configure themselves in a variety of combinations in the five-part madrigals.
Olivier Cavé, Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 415, 175 & 503 (2016)

Olivier Cavé, Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 415, 175 & 503
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, booklet | 77:09 min | 287 MB
Label: Alpha Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Olivier Cavé has already made several acclaimed discs for Aeon (Clementi, Haydn, Bach, Scarlatti). This student of Nelson Goerner, Maria Tipo and Aldo Ciccolini invariably impresses listeners with the refinement of his playing. Today he presents a programme of three piano concertos with a conductor whose ventures into Mozart are always crowned with success: Rinaldo Alessandrini.