Baroque

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 24, 2017
BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3210 Kbps | 3x~59min | 4.44 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This spectacular three-part series explores the baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the finest examples of baroque art to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works. In Baroque! From St. Peter's to St. Paul's, Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement.
Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society - Vivaldi: La Cetra Op. 9 (2012) [2SACDs ISO]

Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society - Vivaldi: La Cetra Op. 9 (2012)
PS3 Rip | 2SACDs ISO | DST64 2.0, DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 6.61GB + 5% Recovery

When back in 2003 Rachel Podger’s recording of Vivaldi’s 12 violin concertos Op.4 ‘La Stravaganza’ Vivaldi: La Stravaganza – Podger/Arte Dei Suonatori was released it was universally acclaimed & quickly went on to garner numerous awards from many sections of the music press including Gramophone, Stereophile & The Absolute Sound as well as winning a Diapason d’Or. It is also interesting to note that even on SA-CD.net more than 100 people have recommended that recording. In the intervening years Rachel Podger has widened her recorded repertoire to make further highly regarded recordings of works by Bach, Haydn & Mozart, but she has now made a triumphant return to Vivaldi with this wonderful set of the composer’s 12 Violin Concertos Op.9 known as ‘La Cetra’ .
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:30 + 71:05 + 44:37 | 885 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907050/52

McGegan's recording is of considerable documentary interest in that a separate section at the conclusion of each of the three parts of Messiah - there are three discs accordingly - is reserved for the many alternative versions of arias, accompanied recitatives and choruses which Handel himself used or at least approved in performances during the 1740s and 1750s. In this way, the booklet explains, the listener can select which version of the work he/she wants to listen to at any given time. About six versions are possible from the 18 alternative tracks provided on the three CDs. By following a table printed in the back of the booklet (a few minutes' mental gymnastics are initially required) you can programme your CD player to replace particular arias with others.
English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)

English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 + 51:36 | 619 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 98532

It is only a short while since I reviewed a suite of dances from Rameau's opera, Nais. Now, hard on the heels of that disc (also conducted by McGegan, Harmonia Mundi, 7/95) comes a reissue of the entire work, albeit with judicious cuts. Nais was commissioned to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and first performed the following year. Thus it was a vocal counterpart to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, both pieces marking the conclusion of the War of the Austrian Succession. The present recording was made in 1980 following performances at London's Old Vic Theatre and at Versailles under the auspices of Lina Lalandi's enterprising English Bach Festival.
Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought)

Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Jane O. Newman
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0801476593 | 264 Pages | PDF | 714.72 KB
Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Susanna (1990)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Susanna (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:58:22 | 970 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi France | Catalog: 907168

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Susanna. Oratorio. First performed 1749. Complete version including all the music that Handel later deleted. Performed by Lorraine Hunt and Jill Feldman, soprano, Drew Minter, countertenor, Jeffrey Thomas, tenor, David Thomas and William Parker, bass; the U.C. Berkely Chamber Choir; the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco, conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Recorded live in September, 1989, at the Hertz Hall at the University of California.

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 18, 2017
Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:54 | 147 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Release Year: 2017

Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Montreal based Infusion Baroque has produced a much anticipated debut album featuring five trio sonatas by CPE Bach. Infusion Baroque is in high demand among early music concert presenters throughout North America. They maintain a busy touring schedule, and plan to release many albums following the present release. Their performances have been described as "dynamic and alive" with a stage presence that is "poised and elegant." Infusion Baroque is flutist Alexa Raine-Wright, violinist Sallynee Amawat, cellist Andrea Stewart, and harpsichordist Rona Nadler.

Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 17, 2017
Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271)

Baroque Fictions: Revisioning the Classical in Marguerite Yourcenar (Faux Titre 271) by Margaret Elizabeth Colvin
English | 2005 | ISBN: 9042018380 | 177 Pages | PDF | 784.97 KB

Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 17, 2017
Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities

Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities by David Castillo
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0472117211 | 204 Pages | PDF | 1.57 MB

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2017
London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 70:58 | 425 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1765

The London Baroque's traversal of the Baroque trio sonata across its various developments over time and into diverse national styles enters somewhat arcane territory here with a program of English trio sonatas of the 18th century. The program is chronological, at least by publication (the Op. 5 set of trio sonatas by Handel, though published in 1759, was assembled from earlier music from a variety of genres), and the pieces represented run from one of the first English examples of the trio sonata to Classical-style music in which the harpsichord continuo is almost superfluous.