Sunday, 28 May 2017

Legrenzi: Giustino - Thomas Hengelbrock



Giovanni LEGRENZI
(1626 - 1690)

Giustino
dramma per musica in 3 acts


Cornelia Ptasseck, soprano (Arianna)
Delphine Galou, mezzo-soprano (Eufemia)
Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano (Giustino)
Peter Kennel, alto (Vitaliano)
Terry Wey, alto (Andronico)
Hermann Oswald, tenor (Amantio)
Georg Nigl, baritone (Anastasio)
Manfred Bittner, bass (Erasto, Polimante)

Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble

DIR.: THOMAS HENGELBROCK


recorded: April 29, 2007, Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen
[Schwetzinger Festspiele 2007]


mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder

included:
libretto (pdf)
synopsys (txt)


(01) act 1 [54'26"]

(02) act 2 [48'01"]

(03) act 3 [65'57"]


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mendelssohn & his time IV - Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment



Mendelssohn & his time IV

Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Matthew Truscott, violin (01-03,07-10)
Margaret Faultless, violin (01-03,07-10)
Alison Bury, violin (07-10)
Ken Aiso, violin (07-10)
Tom Dunn, viola (07-10)
Nicholas Logie, viola (07-10)
Richard Tunnicliffe, cello (04-10)
Robin Michael, cello (01-03, 07-10)
Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass (01-06)

recorded: April 30, 2009, St George's, Bristol

period instruments
mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps (VBR)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder


In 2009 soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gave a series of four concerts devoted to Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and his time. This is the fourth and last in the series.


Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792 - 1868)

Sonata for 2 violins, cello and double bass No. 3 in C

(01) allegro [05'59"]
(02) andante [04'13"]
(03) moderato [02'50"]


Duetto for cello and double bass in D

(04) allegro [05'27"]
(05) andante molto [03'29"]
(06) allegro [04'15"]


Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Octet for 4 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos in E flat, op. 20

(07) allegro moderato ma con fuoco [14'07"]
(08) andante [06'59"]
(09) scherzo [04'40"]
(10) presto [06'08"]


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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo - Ottavio Dantone



Claudio MONTEVERDI
(1567 - 1643)

L'Orfeo
Favola in Musica in a prologue and 5 acts


Josè Maria Lo Monaco, soprano (La Musica, Messaggiera)
Mathilde Opinel, soprano (Ninfa)
Federica Di Trapani, soprano (Euridice)
Delphine Galou, mezzo-soprano (Proserpina, Speranza)
Alessandro Giangrande, tenor (Pastore secondo, Un pastore, Un spirito)
Fernando Guimarães, tenor (Orfeo)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor (Apollo, Primo Pastore, Un Spirito)
Nicolas Courjal, bass (Caronte, Plutone, Un Pastore)

Choeur de l'Opéra de Lausanne
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

DIR.: OTTAVIO DANTONE


recorded: Oct 7, 2016, Opéra, Lausanne

lossless (flac)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder May 11, 2017

The orchestra consists of period and modern instruments: the strings are modern, but are played with baroque bows.


(01) prologue; acts 1 & 2 [49'11"]

(02) acts 3 - 5 [61'11"]


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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Mendelssohn & his time III - Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment



Mendelssohn & his time III

Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Steven Devine, fortepiano
Alison Bury, violin
Jan Schlapp, viola
Annette Isserlis, viola (05-08)
Ruth Alford, cello
Cecelia Bruggemeyer, double bass


recorded: April 16, 2009, St George's, Bristol


period instruments
mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps (VBR)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder


In 2009 soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gave a series of four concerts devoted to Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and his time. This is the third in the series. The last concert will be posted in a couple of weeks.


Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL (1778 - 1837)

Quintet for pianoforte, violin, viola, cello and double bass in E flat, op. 87

(01) allegro e risoluto assai [11'13"]
(02) menuetto e trio [05'24"]
(03) largo [02'43"]
(04) finale. allegro agitato [05'04"]


Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Sextet for pianoforte, violin, 2 violas, cello and double bass in D, op. 110

(05) allegro vivace [12'20"]
(06) adagio [04'45"]
(07) menuetto [02'14"]
(08) allegro vivace [10'47"]


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