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The Five Countertenors - works by Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Myslivi ek, et al. / Yuriy Mynenko, Xavier Sabata, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Vince Yi
The Five Countertenors - works by Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Myslivi ek, et al. / Yuriy Mynenko, Xavier Sabata, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Vince Yi

1 CD / Decca / 2015-05-04

Works: Niccolò Jommelli: Tito Manlio; Nicola Porpora: Ifigenia in Aulide; Baldassare Galuppi: Penelope; George Frederick Handel: Serse, HWV 40; Agrippina, HWV 6; Josef Myslivecek: Farnace; Johann Chr...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Mynenko, Yuriy [Counter Tenor]; Sabadus, Valer; Sabata, Xavier; Yi, Vince [Counter Tenor]
Conductors: Petrou, Georges
Ensemble: Armonia Atenea

Decca's new release brings together five of the world's most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard,...continue...
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Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Petti, Porpora
Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Petti, Porpora

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-04-21

Works: Giacomo Antonio Perti: Nerone fatte Cesare; Nerone fatto Cesare; Nicola Porpora: L'Agrippina; Carl Heinrich Graun: Brittanico; Giuseppe Maria Orlandini: Nerone; Johann Mattheson: Nero; George Frederi...

The Guardian, 30th April 2015
Singers will be queueing up to include Mi Paventi from Graun's Britannico in their recitals, and there's an equally dazzling vengeance...continue...
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Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko
Tempesta: Works of Handel & Vivaldi / Blandine Staskiewicz, mz.; Les Ambassadeurs, Kossenko

1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31

Works: Nicola Porpora: Carlo il Calvo; Antonio Vivaldi: Antromeda liberata; La verità in cimento; Griselda; L'Olimpiade; George Frederick Handel: Agrippina; Aggrippina; Radamisto; Alessandro; Serse; ...
Performers: Kossenko, Alexis; Staskiewicz, Blandine; Valova, Zefira [Violin]; Vanssons, Gilles [Oboe]
Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs (France)

Mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz Tempesta has, for her first recital disc, chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers - notably...continue...
Recording information: Paris, Temple St Marcel (09/01/2014-09/11/2014)....continue...
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Nicola Porpora (1666-1768): Arias / Franco Fagioli, countertenor. Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis
Nicola Porpora (1666-1768): Arias / Franco Fagioli, countertenor. Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis

1 CD / Naïve / 2014-10-28

Works: Nicola Porpora: Ezio; Semiramide reconosciuta; Didone abbandonata; Meride e Selinunte; Il verbo in carne, oratorio per la nascita di Gesú Cristo; Il ritiro, cantata a voce sola con stromenti; Po...
Performers: Fagioli, Franco
Conductors: Marchi, Alessandro de
Ensemble: ; Academia Montis Regalis

Opera, January 2015
Fagoli [is]... the possessor of one of today's most complete vocal techniques... The support from De Marchi and his orchestra is first rate......continue...
Recording information: Sala di Santa Croce, Academia Montis Regalis, Mondovi, (06/2013)....continue...

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Adolf Busch, The Berlin Recordings 1921-1929 - works by Brahms, Corelli, Bach, Kreisler, Schumann / Adolf Busch, violin
Adolf Busch, The Berlin Recordings 1921-1929 - works by Brahms, Corelli, Bach, Kreisler, Schumann / Adolf Busch, violin

2 CD / Guild / 2014-08-12

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in D minor, WoO 1/2; Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in E minor, WoO 1/20; Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5; Arcangelo ...
Performers: Busch, Adolf [Composer/Violin]; Seidler-Winkler, Bruno; Serkin, Rudolf [Piano]
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Ensemble: Adolf Busch Quartet

Violinist Adolf Busch is featured in recordings made between 1921 and 1929, in solo repertoire, and with his Busch Quartet....continue...
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Adversaries
Adversaries

1 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2014-07-14

Works: Giuseppe Arena: La clemenza di Tito; Giovanni Bononcini: Astianette; Astianatte; Johann Adolf Hasse: Cleofide; Artaserse; Issipile; Geminiano Giacomelli: Scipione in Cartagine nuova; Domenico Natale ...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica; Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Gabetta, Andrés
Ensemble: Cappella Gabetta

Recording information: Schloss Elmau (01/16/2014-01/19/2014)....continue...
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Semiramide: La Signora Regale - Arias & Scenes from Porpora to Rossini
Semiramide: La Signora Regale - Arias & Scenes from Porpora to Rossini

2 CD / Sony / RCA Import / 2014-06-16

Works: Antonio Caldara: Semiramide in Ascalona; Nicola Porpora: Semiramide Regina Dell'Assiria; Niccolò Jommelli: Semiramide Riconosciuta; Andrea Bernasconi: Semiramide; Tommaso Traetta: Semiramide; Gi...
Performers: Bonitatibus, Anna [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Donato, Vincenzo di; Giardini, Luca; Spotti, Elena; Zoccatelli, Gian Luca
Conductors: Ferri, Federico

The Guardian, 3rd July 2014
Most of the arias are bravura numbers, and all are stylishly done, but as a whole it's a bit breathless. Technically,...continue...
Recording information: Teatro Consorziale, Budrio-BO, Italy (2013-11-19_2013-11-22&2013-)....continue...
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El Maestro Farinelli - Songs and arias by Nicola Conforto, Hasse, Porpora, C.P.E. Bach, Corradini, Marcolini, Porpora, Nebra, Jommelli
El Maestro Farinelli - Songs and arias by Nicola Conforto, Hasse, Porpora, C.P.E. Bach, Corradini, Marcolini, Porpora, Nebra, Jommelli

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-05-27

Works: Nicola Conforto: La festa cinese, overture to the opera; Nicola Porpora: Carlo il calvo; Polifemo; Johann Adolf Hasse: Sinfonia a quattro in G minor, Op. 5/6; José de Nebra: Tempestad grande ami...
Performers: Grare, Joël; Mehta, Bejun [Countertenor Vocal]
Conductors: Heras-Casado, Pablo
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln

Pablo Heras-Casado, "one of the most exciting conductors of his generation" (Die Welt), makes his Archiv Produktion debut performing instrumental and vocal music associated with...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (01/2014); Probenstudio Stolberger Straáe, Cologne (01/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (07/2013...continue...
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Handel & Porpora: Songs & Arias 'The London Years' / Julie Boulianne, mezzo soprano
Handel & Porpora: Songs & Arias 'The London Years' / Julie Boulianne, mezzo soprano

1 CD / Analekta / 2014-04-15

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; La Festa d'Imeneo; George Frederick Handel: Serse; Alcina; Ariodante
Performers: Beauséjour, Luc; Boulianne, Julie
Conductors: Beauséjour, Luc
Ensemble: Clavecin en Concert

In January 1733, wanting to counter Handel's dominance, a group of nobles announced the inception of a new opera company. They pulled out all the...continue...
Recording information: Church of St-Benoît-de-Mirabel, Quebec, Canada (06/2013)....continue...
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ANA 28764
Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pieta in Venice, 18th century: Vivaldi, Porta, Porpora, Martinelli / Europa Galante
Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pieta in Venice, 18th century: Vivaldi, Porta, Porpora, Martinelli / Europa Galante

2 CD / Glossa / 2014-02-25

Works: Giovanni Porta: Sinfonia for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major; Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in G major, RV 149; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV ...
Conductors: Biondi, Fabio [Violin]
Ensemble: Europa Galante

Abandoned at the age of two months and taken in by the Ospedale della Pietà, Chiara (or Chiaretta) rose - within that enclosed charitable institution...continue...
Recording information: Reggio Emilia (Chiesa di San Filippo), Italy (08/20/2013-08/22/2013)....continue...
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Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)
Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli / Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Cecilia Bartoli (appearing in two selections)

1 CD / Erato / 2014-01-28

Works: Nicola Porpora: Arianna e Teseo; Semiramide Riconosciuta; Semiramide Regina Dell'Assiria; Polifemo; Mitridate; Ifigenia in Aulide; Orfeo
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea

  • Nicola-Antonio Popora, the castrato Farinelli's teacher, was a international star in his day; his 50 or so operas taking him across Europe.
  • This is the
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Recording information: Gustav Mahler Hall, Dobbiaco, Bolzano, Italy (2012-08-14_2012-08-15&2012-)....continue...
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Great European Organs, No. 84
Great European Organs, No. 84

1 CD / Priory / 2014-01-01

Works: Niccolò Piccinni: Sinfonia in G major; Bartolomeo Franzosini: Pastorale, for organ; Nicola Porpora: Fugue for organ in A major; Giovanni Paisiello: Sonata for organ in B flat major; Padre Giov...
Performers: Cardi, Emanuele

Recording information: San Benedetto Church, Pontecagnano Faiano, Salerno, Ita (09/28/2010-09/30/2010)....continue...
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Arias for Caffarelli / Franco Fagioli, countertenor
Arias for Caffarelli / Franco Fagioli, countertenor

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-09-24

Works: Johann Adolf Hasse: Siroe; Leonardo Vinci: Semiramide riconosciuta; Leonardo Leo: Demofoonte; Nicola Porpora: Semiramide riconosciuta; Giovanni Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Pasquale Cafaro: L'Ipermes...
Performers: Fagioli, Franco
Conductors: Minasi, Riccardo
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro

Thanks to his outstanding virtuosity and heart-stretching expressivity, countertenor Franco Fagioli is one of the most exciting vocal artists of our time. Arias for Caffarelli...continue...
Recording information: Villa San Fermo, convento dei Pavoniani, Lonigo, Vicenz (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)....continue...
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Farinelli: Porpora Arias
Farinelli: Porpora Arias

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2013-09-17

Works: Nicola Porpora: Arianna e Teseo; Semiramide riconosciuta; Semiramide regina dell'Assiria!; Polifemo; Mitridate; Ifigenia in Aulide; Orfeo
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Passo di pena in pena: Italian Cantatas by Scarlatti, Bononcini, Locatelli, Porpora, Vivaldi / Flavio Ferri-Benedetti: countertenor
Passo di pena in pena: Italian Cantatas by Scarlatti, Bononcini, Locatelli, Porpora, Vivaldi / Flavio Ferri-Benedetti: countertenor

1 CD / Cantus / 2013-09-10

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Ombre tacite e sole, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, viola & continuo; Giovanni Bononcini: Ecco Dorinda il giorno, for tenor, 2 violins & basso continuo; Pietro Locatell...
Performers: Benedetti, Flavio Ferri
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Il Profondo

There are few occasions when a record producer has the great pleasure and honor to present a truly unique artist such as Italian countertenor Flavio...continue...
Recording information: Kloster Beinwil (CH) (10/2011)....continue...
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CTS 9636
Neapolitan Organ Music - works by Altieri, De Majo, Durante, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Porpora, Zingarelli / Emanuele Cardi, organ
Neapolitan Organ Music - works by Altieri, De Majo, Durante, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Porpora, Zingarelli / Emanuele Cardi, organ

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2013-08-27

Works: Gian Francesco de Majo: Sonata for organ no 9 in G minor; Sonata for organ no 8 in B flat major; Sonata for organ no 6 in F major; Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 41; Sonata ...
Performers: Cardi, Emanuele

This record paints a fascinating picture of musical life in Naples in the second half of the 18th century. At that time Naples was one...continue...
Recording information: Church of S. Nicola Di Bari, Coperchia, Pelezzano, Sale (01/27/2013-01/28/2013)....continue...
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BLC 94622
Alleluia - Arias by Mozart, Porpora, Handel, Vivaldi / Julia Lezhneva, soprano; Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
Alleluia - Arias by Mozart, Porpora, Handel, Vivaldi / Julia Lezhneva, soprano; Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

1 CD / Decca / 2013-06-04

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Alleluia; George Frederick Handel: Saeviat tellus inter rigores, motet for soprano, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D major, HWV 240; Nicola Porpora: In coelo stelle clare, motet for ...
Performers: Lezhneva, Julia
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni
Ensemble: ; Il Giardino Armonico

Still in her early twenties, Lezhneva astounds audiences wherever she sings. Praised for her "Pure Tone" (Opernwelt) and "flawless technique" (Guardian), her brief appearance at...continue...
Recording information: Sala 1 Pau Casals, l'Auditori de Barcelona (10/12/2012-10/17/2012)....continue...
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I Viaggi di Faustina
I Viaggi di Faustina

1 CD / Glossa / 2013-04-08

Works: Nicola Porpora: Poro; Agrippina; Leonardo Vinci: Il Trionfo di Camilla; Catone in Utica; Cantata, Parto ma con qual core; Francesco Mancini: Traiano; Domenico Sarri: Partenope; Concerto for flute & s...
Performers: Invernizzi, Roberta
Conductors: Florio, Antonio
Ensemble: I Turchini

BBC Music Magazine, June 2013
Invernizzi triumphs in this recording, re-animating Baroque prima donna Faustina Bordoni's legacy with grace and authority. The Italian soprano deftly captures...continue...
Recording information: Naples (Sala del Vasari, Chiesa di S. Anna dei Lombardi (2012-05-31&2012-06-01_2012-)....continue...
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The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy - works by Albinoni, Bonporti, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Porpora, Sammartini, Locatelli et al. / London Baroque
The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy - works by Albinoni, Bonporti, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Porpora, Sammartini, Locatelli et al. / London Baroque

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-03-28

Works: Tomaso Albinoni: Preludio III, for 2 violins, cello & continuo in G major (Balletti à tre no 3), Op. 3/3 (T. 3/3); Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G minor, Op...
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Ensemble: London Baroque
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BIS 2015
Nicolo Porpora: Cantatas / Artur Stefanowicz, Ens. Club europa
Nicolo Porpora: Cantatas / Artur Stefanowicz, Ens. Club europa

1 CD / CD Accord / 2013-02-26

Works: Nicola Porpora: Abbandonato e solo, cantata for alto & continuo; Ecco che il primo albore, cantata for voice & violin; Destatevi, o pastori, for voice & continuo, Op. 1/9; Oh se fosse il mio core, ca...
Performers: Cybulska-Amsler, Dorota [Harpsichord]; Stefanowicz, Artur
Conductors: Stefanowicz, Artur;
Ensemble: Dorota Cybulska-Amsler; ensemble club europa; Europa Ensemble

This disc includes compositions by Niccolo Porpora and Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, two composers rarely known to the general public. Porpora's Cantatas inspired later generations of...continue...
Recording information: Tibor Varga Foundation Studio, Grimisuat, Switzerland (2003); Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall of Polish Radio (2003); Tibor Varga Foundation Studio, Grimisuat, Switzerland (2008...continue...
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Nicola Porpora: Cantatas for Soprano / Maria Laura Martorana, coloratura soprano; I Virtuosi Italiani
Nicola Porpora: Cantatas for Soprano / Maria Laura Martorana, coloratura soprano; I Virtuosi Italiani

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2013-01-29

Works: Nicola Porpora: Il Vulcano, cantata for voice & strings; Il Sogno, cantata for voice & continuo, Op. 1/2; Venticel che trà le frondi, cantata for voice & strings; Il Nome, cantata for voice & co...
Performers: Martorana, Maria Laura
Conductors: Martini, Alberto
Ensemble: I Virtuosi Italiani

At any rate, these cantatas are a testimony to the composer's reputation as one of the most important and influential musicians of the 18th century....continue...
Recording information: Sala Rossa of Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy (04/2012)....continue...
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The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky
The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; Siface; Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio; Ercole sul Termodonte; Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede; Giustino; L'Olimpiade; Tieteberga; George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Serse...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Deuter, Markus; Ducros, Jerome; Gliozzi, Emilia; Huille, Jerome [Cello]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Nuria [Soprano Vocal]; Rivoal, Frederic
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; ; Tubéry, Jean; Rhorer, Jérémie; Pluhar, Christina; Paavo, Järvi; Fasolis, Diego; Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble la Fenice (France); Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; L'Arpeggiata; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants

Established as one of Virgin Classics' bestselling artists, Philippe Jaroussky, who has been described as "the Apollo of countertenors" by Germany's A Die Zeit, stands...continue...
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Beautiful flame of my heart - works by Ferrandini, Porpora, Naumann / Barbara Christina Steude, soprano; Jan Katzschke, harpsichord
Beautiful flame of my heart - works by Ferrandini, Porpora, Naumann / Barbara Christina Steude, soprano; Jan Katzschke, harpsichord

1 CD / New Classical Adventure / 2012-07-31

Works: Giovanni Battista Ferrandini: In questo core, cantata; Augellin, cantata; Nicola Porpora: Non hò vita, hò vita morte, cantata; Tu ten vai, cantata; Johann Gottlieb Naumann: Harpsichord Sona...
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Ensemble: Concerto Con Voce

Saxony's Court Orchestra was for many years the working sphere of influential composers known far beyond her borders. Maria Antonia Walpurgis, wife of Friedrich Christian,...continue...
Recording information: Evangelical Church, Röhrsdorf, Sachsen, Germany (08/01/2011-08/04/2011)....continue...
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NCA 60253
Café: Orient meets Occident / Valer Barna-Sabadus: countertenor; Pera Ensemble
Café: Orient meets Occident / Valer Barna-Sabadus: countertenor; Pera Ensemble

1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2012-05-11

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme; Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; Semiramide Riconosciuta; Gaspar Sanz: Canarios [I], for guitar (Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Espa&nti...
Performers: Pera Ensemble Istanbul; Sabadus, Valer
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Ensemble: Pera Ensemble

The aroma of coffee links East and West in a mysteriously sensual manner. Equally sensual are the sounds of the Pera Ensemble, and their latest...continue...
Recording information: CRR Istanbul (2011).

Several musicians, including Jordi Savall, have tried to get a grip on the substantial musical interchange between western Europe and the Ottoman Tur...continue...
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BER 300400
Porpora: Vespro per la Festivita Dell'Assunta / Martin Gester
Porpora: Vespro per la Festivita Dell'Assunta / Martin Gester

1 CD / Ambronay / 2012-05-08

Works: Nicola Porpora: Vespro per la Festività dell'Assunta, for voices, chorus & orchestra (reconstruction)
Performers: Takahashi, Michiko; Vargas, Marilia [Vocals]
Conductors: Gester, Martin
Ensemble: La Maitrise de Bretagne; Le Parlement de Musique

Porpora's 1744 Vespro per la Festivita dell'Assunta was first performed in Venice at the Ospedaletto, one of four orphanages for girls that specialized in music....continue...
Recording information: abbatial church of Ambronay, France (09/16/2011)....continue...
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Ladies Sing Baroque / Piau, Kozena, Lemieux, Antonacci, Petibon, Stutzmann, Crowe et al.
Ladies Sing Baroque / Piau, Kozena, Lemieux, Antonacci, Petibon, Stutzmann, Crowe et al.

2 CD / Naïve / 2012-03-27

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat mater dolorosa a due; Antonio Vivaldi: Mottetto In furore iustissimae irae; Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710; Juditha triumphans; La verità in cimento; Orlando furioso;...
Performers: Antonacci, Anna Caterina [Soprano]; Bertagnolli, Gemma [Soprano Vocal]; Bertini, Rossana; Cangemi, Veronica; Cousin, Florian; Crowe, Lucy; Gauvin, Karina; Hallenberg, Ann; Invernizzi, Roberta; Kazimi...
Conductors: Alessandrini, Rinaldo; Dantone, Ottavio; Minkowski, Marc; Sardelli, Federico Maria; Marchi, Alessandro de; Spering, Christoph; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Rousset, Christophe; ; Curtis, Alan; Antonini,...
Ensemble: ; Academia Montis Regalis; Accademia Bizantina; Bizzarrie Armoniche; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Amarillis; Ensemble Matheus; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Giardino Armonico; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Gre...

Naïve Classique presents a special project dedicated to the gorgeous voices that enlighten masterpieces of the baroque masters, featuring Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Karina Gauvin,...continue...
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Sacrificium / Cecilia Bartoli [Deluxe Edition: 2 CD+DVD]
Sacrificium / Cecilia Bartoli [Deluxe Edition: 2 CD+DVD]

3 CD / Decca / 2012-01-10

Works: Nicola Porpora: Siface; Germanico in Germania; Semiramide riconosciuta; Adelaide; Antonio Caldara: Sedecia; La morte d'Abel figura di quella del nostro Redentore; Francesco Araia: Berenice; Carl Hein...
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni
Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico

Recording information: Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid, Spain (2009-01-28_2009-01-31&2009-).

Featuring mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli on vocals, Sacrificium is the 2009 release from I...continue...
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Duetti / Philippe Jaroussky; Max Emanuel Cencic
Duetti / Philippe Jaroussky; Max Emanuel Cencic

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Giovanni Bononcini: Pietoso nume arcier, chamber duet for 2 voices & continuo; Chi d'amor tra le catene, chamber duet for 2 voices & continuo; Francesco Mancini: Quanto mai saria piú bello, solo...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal]; Jaroussky, Philippe
Conductors: Christie, William
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants

Two star countertenors, Philippe Jaroussky and Max Emanuel Cencic, join William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, for a programme of chamber-scale duets and arias by...continue...
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Nicola Antonio Popora: Passio
Nicola Antonio Popora: Passio

1 CD / Pan Classics / 2012-01-01

Works: Nicola Porpora: Duetti latini (6) per la Passione di Gesú Cristo, for 2 voices & continuo; Sonatas (12); Anonymous, Italian: Miserere
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Cassinari, Francesca; Galli, Emanuela
Conductors: Aresi, Stefano
Ensemble: Stile Galante

Recording information: Chiesa di San Lorenzo Martire, Quistro (Italy) (08/2010)....continue...
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PAN 10243
Italian Concertos & Sonatas
Italian Concertos & Sonatas

3 CD / Challenge / 2011-11-08

Works: Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto for cello & strings in C major; Concerto for cello & strings in C minor; Nicola Porpora: Concerto for cello & strings in A minor (previously attrib. to Nicola Fior...
Performers: Franenberg, Robert [Violin]; Henstra, Siebe; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Swarts, Lucia; Van der Meer, Richte
Conductors: Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]

This three-disc set of superb 18th century Italian cello music features Boccherini, one of the most important composers for cellists. Lucia Swarts' passion for this...continue...
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Bella Napoli
Bella Napoli

1 CD / Alba / 2011-10-11

Works: Francesco Mancini: Sonata for recorder & continuo no 4 in A minor; Domenico Scarlatti: No, non fuggire o Nice, chamber cantata for soprano & continuo; Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K ...
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Ensemble: Baccano (Classical)

Baccano is a period-instrument ensemble featuring some of the most prominent Baroque specialist musicians in Finland. This recording alternates between cantatas for soprano and basso...continue...
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Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-10-11

Works: Nicola Porpora: Or Che Una Nube Ingrata, cantata for contralto & continuo; Oh se fosse il mio core, cantata for voice & continuo, Op. 1/10; Destatevi, o pastori, for voice & continuo, Op. 1/9; Oh! Di...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

Young countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his highly anticipated Hyperion solo debut with an enchanting disc of cantatas by the Italian composer Nicola Porpora. Porpora's ability...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (12/10/2010-12/13/2010)....continue...
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Orphans & Virtuosos - Porpora / Villa, Andalo, et al
Orphans & Virtuosos - Porpora / Villa, Andalo, et al

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Nicola Porpora: Salve Regina a 4, for 2 voices, female chorus, strings & organ; Sinfonia no 6 in B major, a tre strumenti; Lamentazione II del Mercoledì; Sinfonia no 5 in E minor, a tre strumenti
Performers: Andalò, Michele
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SOMM 232
Pergolesi & Porpora: Chamber Cantatas
Pergolesi & Porpora: Chamber Cantatas

1 CD / Musica Ficta / 2011-03-29

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Orfeo ("Nel chiuso centro"), chamber cantata for soprano, strings & continuo, Op. 2/4; Dalsigre, ahi mia Dalsigre ("Lontananza" or "Nigella, ah mia Nigella"), chamber cantata for ...
Performers: Leger, Magali
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Ensemble: Ensemble Rosasolis

Recording information: Salle Capitulaire de la cathédrale de Noyon, France (05/03/2010-05/05/2010)....continue...
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MSTA 8012
Viaggio a Venezia
Viaggio a Venezia

1 CD / Divox / 2011-01-25

Works: George Frederick Handel: Sinfonia, HWV 338; Hornpipe aria, for orchestra in C minor, HWV 355; Suite for orchestra in B flat major, HWV 354; Tomaso Albinoni: Sinfonia, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins...
Performers: Guyonnet, Jonathan [Violin]; Haddad, Jean-Marc; Molardi, Stefano
Conductors: Molardi, Stefano
Ensemble: I Virtuosi Delle Muse

Recording information: Roncegno, casa Raphael, Trento, Italy (04/12/2006-04/15/2006)....continue...
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DVX 70602
Il Ritiro / Raffaella Milanesi, soprano
Il Ritiro / Raffaella Milanesi, soprano

1 CD / Fuga Libera / 2010-08-10

Works: Francesco Durante: Concerto no 4 in E minor; Leonardo Leo: Vado dal Piano al Monte, cantata for solo voice, strings & continuo; Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in C minor, L 30; Sinfon...
Performers: Milanesi, Raffaella
Conductors: Sasso, Giorgio
Ensemble: Insieme Strumentale di Roma

The Instrumental Ensemble with Giorgio Sasso is, without doubt, the most elegant and refined among the old music Italian ensembles. Awarded by international critics (Diapason,...continue...
Recording information: Roma, Chiesa di S. Lorenzo in Panisperna (03/10/2009-03/12/2009)....continue...
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Rosso - Italian Baroque Arias / Andrea Marcon. Patricia Petibon, soprano
Rosso - Italian Baroque Arias / Andrea Marcon. Patricia Petibon, soprano

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-08-03

Works: Antonio Sartorio: Giulio Cesare in Egitto; L'Orfeo; Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista; George Frederick Handel: Alcina, HWV 34; Rinaldo, HWV7; Ariodante, HWV 33; Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HW...
Performers: Petibon, Patricia
Conductors: Marcon, Andrea

Patricia Petibon, admired for her command of Baroque style, records her first album of Italian Baroque arias partnered by Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque...continue...
Recording information: Toblach/Dobbiaco, Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel, Gustav-Mah (09/2009)....continue...
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Sonatas From The Dresden Pisendel Collection
Sonatas From The Dresden Pisendel Collection

1 CD / Accent / 2010-04-27

Works: Giuseppe Torelli: Sonata a 3, for 2 violins, cello & continuo in D major, Op. 1/2; George Frederick Handel: Trio sonata for 2 treble instruments & continuo in C minor, HWV 386a; Silvius Leopold Weiss...
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Ensemble: Batzdorfer Hofkapelle

Recording information: Jesu Christus Kirche, Dahlem, Germany (03/25/2009-03/27/2009)....continue...
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ACT 24222
Cecilia Bartoli / Sacrificium: The Music Of The Castrati [DVD]
Cecilia Bartoli / Sacrificium: The Music Of The Castrati [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Decca / 2010-03-09

Works: Nicola Porpora: Siface; Germanico in Germania; Semiramide riconosciuta; Adelaide; Artaserse; Gerolamo Giacomelli: Merope; Francesco Domenico Araia: Berenice; George Frederick Handel: Serse
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni; Antonini, Alfredo
Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico

Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her 'Sacrificium' album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy, just outside...continue...
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Sacrificium
Sacrificium

1 CD / Decca / 2010-01-12

Works: Nicola Porpora: Siface; Germanico in Germania; Semiramide riconosciuta; Adelaide; Antonio Caldara: Sedecia; La morte d'Abel figura di quella del nostro Redentore; Francesco Araia: Berenice; Carl Hein...
Performers: Bartoli, Cecilia
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni

Originally released as a deluxe, limited edition in October 2009, Cecilia Bartoli's 'Sacrificium' is now available in a standard, one-CD, jewel-case edition. The album was...continue...
Recording information: Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid, Spain (2009-01-28_2009-01-31&2009-).

Featuring mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli on vocals, Sacrificium is the 2009 release from I...continue...
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Il Barocco Strumentale Italian - Vivaldi, Torelli, Porpora, et al
Il Barocco Strumentale Italian - Vivaldi, Torelli, Porpora, et al

2 CD / Nuova Era / 2009-11-17

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon in G minor, RV 105; Concerto in Fa Maggiore, RV 98 "La Tempesta di mare" per flauto, oboe, violino, fagotto e basso cont; Simo...
Performers: Beier, Paul; Dandolo, Andrea; Fantinuoli, Antonio; Ghielmi, Lorenzo; Ghielmi, Lorenzo [Organ/Harpsichord]; Mangiocavallo, Luigi; Ronco, Claudio; Veggetti, Stefano
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Ensemble: Artifizii Musicali; Ensemble Pian & Forte; Il Giardino Armonico; Tripla Concordia
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NUO 232891
Amor Hai Vinto
Amor Hai Vinto

1 CD / Gramola / 2009-10-01

Works: Agostino Steffani: Spezza, Amor (Amor, break your bows), cantata; Antonio Caldara: Sinfonia for cello solo & continuo (Ms. E.M. 29, Estenische Musikaliensammlung); Nicola Porpora: D'Amore Il Primo Da...
Performers: Gerber, Marelize
Conductors: Nagy, Ulli
Ensemble: Concertino Amarilli

Recording information: Church of Schloss Damtschach, Carinthia, Austria (04/25/2008-04/28/2008)....continue...
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GRAM 98856
Lava: Opera Arias from 18th Century Napoli
Lava: Opera Arias from 18th Century Napoli

1 CD / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / 2009-09-07

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade; Adriano in Siria; Nicola Porpora: Lucio Papirio; Se non dovesse il piè, insertion aria for the opera Flavio Anicio Olibrio; Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse; Leonardo...
Performers: Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Osele, Claudio
Ensemble: Le Musiche Nove

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Porpora: Arias / Alan Curtis, Karina Gauvin, Il Complesso Barocco
Porpora: Arias / Alan Curtis, Karina Gauvin, Il Complesso Barocco

1 CD / ATMA / 2009-08-25

Works: Nicola Porpora: Adelaide, opera; Ezio, opera; Polifemo, opera; Festa d'Imeneo, opera; Orlando, opera; Arianna in Nasso, opera
Performers: Gauvin, Karina
Conductors: Curtis, Alan
Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco

With her enchanting voice, profound musicality and extraordinary vocal range, the Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has been seducing audiences and critics around the world. Following...continue...

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Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali
Le Grazie Veneziane: Music from the Ospedali

1 CD / Carus / 2009-06-09

Works: Nicola Porpora: De profundis, for chorus & orchestra; Johann Adolf Hasse: Laudate pueri in A major (Psalm 112), for soprano, mezzo-soprano, chorus & orchestra; Baldassare Galuppi: Dixit Dominus (Psal...
Performers: Galli, Emanuela; Schiavo, Maria Grazia
Conductors: Kopp, Peter
Ensemble: Dresdner Instrumental-Concert

This recording comes from music written for the charitable institutions in Venice who took in orphans. These Ospedali offered a safe haven for musical girls...continue...
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CRS 83264
Popora: Opera Arias / Breda, Manzotti, et al
Popora: Opera Arias / Breda, Manzotti, et al

1 CD / Tactus / 2009-01-01

Works: Nicola Porpora: Adelaide, opera; Mitridate, opera; Poro, opera; Arianna in Nasso, opera; Polifemo, opera; Festa d'Imeneo, opera
Performers: Breda, Nicola; Manzotti, Angelo
Conductors: Breda, Nicola
Ensemble: I Musici della Concordia

Gioachino Rossini, as an old man, expressed regret over the lost art of castrato singing, an art form that was by then obsolete both stylistically...continue...
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Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles / Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, et al
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles / Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, et al

1 CD / Naïve / 2008-11-25

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Roland; Persée, LWV 60; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Naïs; Zaïs; Acanthe et Céphise, ou La sympathie, opera; Henry Desmarest: Vénus et Adonis; Christoph Willi...
Performers: Alexiev, Evgueniy; Andersen, Ditte; Auvity, Cyril; Essade, Marie-Helene; Gillot, Delphine; Gonzales-Toro, Emiliano; Haller, Salome; Lenormand, Marie; Mallas-Godlewska, Ewa; Ragin, Derek Lee; Rostand,...
Conductors: Rousset, Christophe
Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
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Italia 1600 Argentina 1900 / Verónica Cangemi, Una Stella Ensemble, et al
Italia 1600 Argentina 1900 / Verónica Cangemi, Una Stella Ensemble, et al

1 CD / Naïve / 2008-11-25

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo, opera; Gli orti esperidi, opera; Antonio Vivaldi: Catone in Utica, RV 705; La Fida Ninfa; Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 9; Astor Piazzolla: Milonga en ay menor, vocal ...
Performers: Cangemi, Veronica
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Ensemble: Una Stella Ensemble

"this is not a "historical performance," although it draws on the insights developed in that field. It is something better: a Baroque recital in which...continue...

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Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore, Credimi pur che t'amo, etc / Fedi, Ipata, Auser Musici
Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore, Credimi pur che t'amo, etc / Fedi, Ipata, Auser Musici

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-09-09

Works: Nicola Porpora: Or sì m'avveggio, oh Amore, cantata for voice, cello & orchestra; Credimi pur che t'amo, cantata for voice & orchestra; Già la notte s'avvicina (La pesca), cantata for voice...
Performers: Fedi, Elena Cecchi; Ipata, Carlo; Palmeri, Alessandro
Conductors: Ipata, Carlo
Ensemble: Auser Musici

Nicola Porpora is best known for his open rivalry with Handel on the London operatic scene and is remembered more for the ferocious controversies that...continue...
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Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik
Arias for Farinelli /Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2008-04-08

Works: Nicola Porpora: Orfeo, opera; Polifemo, opera; Riccardo Broschi: Idaspe; Geminiano Giacomelli: Adriano in Siria, opera; Merope, opera; Baldassare Galuppi: Concerto a 4, for voice & chamber ensemble i...
Performers: Genaux, Vivica
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

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