Galatea Quartet

Galatea Quartet - Belle Epoque - French Works for String Quartet (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Galatea Quartet - Belle Epoque - French Works for String Quartet (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:00 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

If albums can be judged by their covers then this intriguing release from the Zurich-based Galatea Quartet could be Record of the Year. And with typical creativity they don’t pair the venerable Debussy Quartet with its usual Ravel bedfellow, but instead throw in Milhaud’s First Quartet. And what a pleasant surprise it is, a work of real lyrical beauty and elegiac sensibility, until the vibrant finale whose darting rhythms and jack-in-the-box mood-swings so suits the playing style of this seriously engaging and altogether contemporary-sounding ensemble.

Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 18, 2017
Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 (2016)

Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 106:59 min | 634 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

Both Acis and Galatea and the cantata Sarei troppo felice heard here represent decisive turning points in Handel's career. The Italian cantata came at the beginning of the one and half decades spent by Handel in the service of various patrons. Acis and Galatea marks the highpoint of this phase and therefore, like the cantata before it, clearly renders recognizable the musical means available to him in the private ensembles of his employers. Moreover, Acis and Galatea contains the musical and textual seeds of the English oratorio, which after 1742 completely supplanted opera compositions.
Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo [2013]

Handel - Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Fabio Bonizzoni) [2013]
Classical | Glossa GCD 921515 | TT: 45.10+45.08 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 424 Mb

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with his long-awaited new recording of Handel’s 'Aci, Galatea e Polifemo'. Who better to team up with Bonizzoni, performing the role of the luckless shepherd Aci, than scintillating soprano Roberta Invernizzi. Her captivating contributions to Glossa's Handel series with La Risonanza as well as her 'I Viaggi di Faustina' have drawn powerful critical plaudits, including more than one disc of the Month. Handel’s virtuosic and ebullient score, written for a 1708 wedding whilst he was in Naples (Carlo Vitali sets the scene in his enjoyably discursive booklet essay) also summons Argentinean bass, Lisandro Abadie, to demonstrate an awe-inspiring range that well becomes the monstrous nature of Polifemo. He is joined by French mezzo Blandine Staskiewicz, admirably suited to portray Galatea’s plaintive charms.

Mariangela Galatea Vaglio - Didone, per esempio  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at July 8, 2015
Mariangela Galatea Vaglio - Didone, per esempio

Mariangela Galatea Vaglio - Didone, per esempio
Italian | Ultra | 2014 | EPUB | Pages 192 | ISBN: 8867761021 | 1.64 Mb
Christopher Hogwood, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Acis and Galatea (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Acis and Galatea (Christopher Hogwood, Danielle de Niese, Charles Workman) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 37001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3737 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 99 min | 5,35 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera in which The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet appear in a rare and beautifully crafted collaboration. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.
Dunedin Consort - George Frideric Handel: Acis & Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) [2008]

Dunedin Consort - Handel: Acis & Galatea
(Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) [2008]

FLAC (tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 95:14 minutes | 1,8 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The second Handel recording from the award-winning Dunedin Consort is a revelation. The album was a Finalist in the Baroque Vocal category in the 2009 Gramophone Awards.
Handel - Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (Charles Medlam)

Handel - Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (Charles Medlam)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 492.02 MB
CD1:63’11; CD2:42’59 | March 10, 1998 | Harmonia Mundi

This is not the English masque _Acis and Galathea_ but an earlier effort on the same story composed during the composer's youthful tour of Italy, described as a "serenade for three voices." It is deliciously scored, a perfect gem. All the parts work well–duets, ensembles, solos, and recitatives. It doesn't hold the stature of his later oratorio and operatic output, but it deserves equal renown for its pleasures are indisputable. With such refined yet expressive singing, you won't be disappointed to hear, in earlier guises, passages more familiar from Rinaldo and elsewhere.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas [2008]

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico, Eva Mei - Handel: Acis and Galatea, Theodora, Solo Cantatas [2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.45 Mb | Total time: 324:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69564-1 | Recorded: 1999, 2003

“William Christie’s account on Erato is probably now a first recommendation… he has marshalled expert singers; Alan Ewing’s Polyphemus is particularly good, well characterized and spirited. Indeed, the whole performance is full of life and personality, and Christie holds everything together with finesse and grace.” (Penguin Guide) … “Christie has elected to give a ‘chamber version’ of the work, that is, with forces akin to those Handel used for his original Cannons performances: probably five singers and between seven and a dozen instrumentalists… it is a polished and strongly characterized performance, finely recorded, and is certainly the first we would urge anyone to try.”
(Gramophone)
Biagio Marini - Curiose invenzioni dall' Opera Ottava - Galatea/Huggett

Biagio Marini - Curiose invenzioni dall' Opera Ottava - Galatea/Huggett
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 331 MB
Recorded: 30/5-2/6 1998, Chiesa di S. Martino, Bondo, Switzerland
Released: 1998 | Label: Stradivarius STR 11006 | TT: 69:07 | RS

Monica Huggett - baroque violin | Galatea, dir. Paul Beier

These are unquestionably some of the finest early violin sonatas (and what were at the time closely related forms), and this is an interpretation of magnificent stature. (Todd M. McComb, medieval.org, 2001)
Giovanni Battista Buonamente - Balli, Sonate & Canzoni - Huggett/Dickey/Galatea - Beier

Giovanni Battista Buonamente - Balli, Sonate & Canzoni
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 349 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: S. Martino, Bondo, Switzerland, Sept. 2001 | Released: 2003 | Label: Stradivarius STR 33603 | TT: 68:13
Monica Huggett - baroque violin, Bruce Dickey - cornett, Galatea (dir. Paul Beier)

Buonamente (1595-1642) is chiefly remembered for his string music, but according to Grove, he also wrote more than 160 sacred vocal works which are, for the most part, lost. Take heart, the string music is stunning and this recording does it a tremendous service. The sonate, canzoni and sinfonie are taken from two published editions, one from 1626 and the other from 1636. […] (Craig Zeichner, goldbergweb.com)