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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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria - René Jacobs



Claudio MONTEVERDI
(1567 - 1643)

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
opera in a prologue and 5 acts (SV 325)


Mirella Hagen, soprano (Amore, Giunone)
Katarina Bradic, mezzo-soprano (Penelope)
Marie-Claude Chappuis, mezzo-soprano (L'Humana Fragilità, Minerva)
Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano (Ericlea, Fortuna, Melanto)
Johannes Chum, tenor (Anfinomo)
Pierre Derhet, tenor (Eurimaco)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor (Giove, Telemaco)
Mark Milhofer, tenor (Pisandro)
Jörg Schneider, tenor (Iro)
Thomas Walker, tenor (Eumete)
Stéphane Degout, baritone (Ulisse)
Marcos Fink, bass (Antinoo, Tempo)
Jérôme Varnier, bass (Nettuno)

Baroque Orchestra B'Rock

DIR.: RENÉ JACOBS


recorded: March 18, 2017, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NPO4 (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder March 18, 2017


N.B. René Jacobs opted for a version in five acts, which is assumed to have been Monteverdi's intention.


(01) prologue [10'08"]
(02) act 1 [42'43"]
(03) act 2 [25'51"]
(04) act 3 [23'52"]
(05) act 4 [22'10"]
(06) act 5 [22'34"]


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Sunday, 23 April 2017

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



Mendelssohn & his time II

Soloists of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Antony Pay, clarinet (01-04)
Kati Debretzeni, violin
Cathy Weiss, violin
Jan Schlapp, viola
Martin Kelly, viola (05-08)
Robin Michael, cello


recorded: March 12, 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 second in the series. The next two will be posted in due course.


Carl Maria VON WEBER (1786-1826)

Quintet for clarinet, 2 violins, viola and cello in B flat, op. 34 (J 182)

(01) allegro [10'39"]
(02) fantasia. adagio [05'10"]
(03) menuetto [05'23"]
(04) rondo. allegro [06'34"]


Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello No 1 in A, op. 18

(05) allegro con moto [11'23"]
(06) intermezzo. andante sostenuto [07'37"]
(07) scherzo. allegro di molto [04'29"]
(08) allegro vivace [06'35"]


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Monday, 17 April 2017

Kunzen: Die Auferstehung - Leo Krämer



Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius KUNZEN
(1761 - 1817)

Die Auferstehung
oratorio (1796)
libretto: Thomas Thaarup
sung in German

Elizabeth Wiles, soprano
Gabi May, mezzo-soprano
Andreas Wagner, tenor
Algirdas Drevinskas, tenor
Vinzenz Haab, baritone

Philharmonischer Chor an der Saar
Choir of the Saarland Bach Society
Sinfonietta Saarland

DIR.: LEO KRÄMER


recorded: May 6, 2007, St. Laurentius, Schwalbach-Hülzweiler
[Musikfestspiele Saar - Nordische Nacht 2007]


modern instruments, period style
mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps
source: unknown

Thanks to the original uploader


(01) [part 1] [19'52"]
(02) [part 2] [14'40"]
(03) [part 3] [13'26"]
(04) [part 4] [08'32"]


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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Schuster: La Passione di Gesu Cristo - Václav Luks



Joseph SCHUSTER
(1748 - 1812)

La Passione di Gesu Cristo
oratorio in 2 parts (1778)
libretto: Pietro Metastasio

Dora Pavlikova, mezzo-soprano (Maddalena)
Václav Cízek, tenor (Pietro)
Sebastian Monti, tenor (Giovanni)
Eric Stoklossa, tenor (Giuseppe di Arimathia)

Collegium Vocale 1704
Collegium 1704

DIR.: VÁCLAV LUKS


recorded: March 10, 2012, Czech Museum of Music, Prague

mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps
period instruments
recording of radio broadcast (source unknown)

Thanks to the original uploader


Parte 1 (18 tracks) [55'27"]

Parte 2 (13 tracks) [38'47"]


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