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Martin Haselbock, Wiener Akademie - Nicola Porpora: Il Gedeone (1999)

Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Nicola Porpora: Il Gedeone (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 482 Mb | Total time: 111:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 615-2 | Recorded: 1998

With a libretto based on the Old Testament account of Gideon and his non-violent triumph over the Midianites, the Neapolitan composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) produced a score which, though far from consistent, has moments of great beauty. Among them are Gideon’s aria ‘Cadranno i lupi’; a sublime Sinfonia at the opening of Part Two; a couple of fine choruses and, above all, beautifully wrought recitatives. These apart, don’t expect a forgotten masterpiece. This performance – the first in modern times – boasts competent and well-matched soloists. Countertenor Kai Wessel as the eponymous hero gives a poised and musical account, though his voice could benefit from a weightier lower register. Male soprano Jörg Waschinski produces an ethereal, emasculated sound that is, perhaps, as close as we can come to that of the original soprano castrato who sang the part of Gideon’s enemy, Oreb. (Pity the man – he ends up losing his head, not to mention his unmentionables.) But most impressive is soprano Linda Perillo (Gideon’s wife, Sichemi) whose singing is by turns agile, sensuous and dramatic. Martin Haselböck draws some silvery string playing from the Vienna Academy, and if his shaping of the oratorio can lack momentum, at least he avoids the aggressively hard-driven style of some period performances.
-Kate Bolton
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:50 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora’s death.
Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou & Armonia Atenea - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou & Armonia Atenea - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:15:57 | 410 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Classics

Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora’s death.
Franco Fagioli, Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Il Maestro: Porpora Arias (2014)

Franco Fagioli, Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Il Maestro: Porpora Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 80:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5369 | Recorded: 2013

Argentine countertenor Franco Fagioli has emerged as one of the rising figures in that hot field, seemingly with the Italian opera of the first half of the 18th century as a specialty. As such, he might be particularly well represented by this collection of arias by Nicola Porpora, whose activities cut across a cross section of important activities in the century's second quarter. He was the teacher of both Haydn and Farinelli. He snagged many of Pietro Metastasio's high-tragedy opera seria libretti for himself and set them with suitably florid music, but he also had a considerable for sheer melody that's on display in this well-chosen program. Fagioli is not an exceptionally powerful countertenor, but he's capable of sheer smoothness of line that's appropriate to Porpora, who was called the greatest teacher of singers among composers, and the greatest composer among teachers of singing. He gets excellent support from the sparse but extremely sensitive Academia Montis Regalis under Alessandro de Marchi, and he makes a strong entry in the continuing case that Porpora ought to be ranked among the operatic greats. A countertenor release that can be recommended for pure melodic beauty.
(James Manheim)

Maro Duka - Un berretto di porpora  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Nov. 4, 2015
Maro Duka - Un berretto di porpora

Maro Duka - Un berretto di porpora
Italian | Crocetti | 1999 | EPUB | Pages 344 | ISBN: 8883060008 | 3.94 Mb

Alessandra Necci - Il prigioniero degli Asburgo. Storia di Napoleone II re di Roma  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at May 19, 2018
Alessandra Necci - Il prigioniero degli Asburgo. Storia di Napoleone II re di Roma

Alessandra Necci - Il prigioniero degli Asburgo. Storia di Napoleone II re di Roma
Italian | 2011 | 381 pages | ISBN: 8831710842 | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Questo libro narra la storia del figlio di Napoleone Bonaparte e della sua seconda moglie, Maria Luisa d'Austria. Nato nella porpora il 20 marzo 1811 e destinato a essere l'erede e il continuatore del padre, il piccolo Napoleone II diventa invece, all'età di soli tre anni, ostaggio delle potenze ostili alla Francia. Con la caduta dell'impero napoleonico infatti, viene condotto dalla madre in Austria, alla corte del nonno Francesco I Imperatore, e lì abbandonato, sacrificato alla "ragion di stato" e costretto a una forzata germanizzazione. Un destino doloroso lo attende, perché il bambino non rivedrà mai più il padre, oramai esule a Sant'Elena, né potrà, una volta cresciuto, regnare. Una vicenda che si apre con grandi aspettative e prosegue con tremende disillusioni, nella quale il re di Roma (che sarà anche noto nella storia come Aiglon) è solo uno strumento di forze molto maggiori della sua, a cui deve costantemente piegarsi, sino a morire a soli ventun'anni di tisi..

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 720 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 44 | Time: 147:50 min

Nicola Porpora’s Op1 set of Italian chamber cantatas receive a new and striking reading directed by Stefano Aresi, a leading interpreter of the Late Baroque composer. Neapolitan-born Porpora brough this nuove musiche with him in the early 1730s when he had set out for London (with his pupil Farinelli) to take advantage of the perceived wavering of Handel’s operatic fame there. Porpora, espying an opportunity there just as Handel himself had done before, quickly ingratiated himself with the nobility in Britain and his 12 cantatas, though probably written in Naples, were published under the patronage of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales of Great Britain.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Mary-Ellen Nesi - Porpora: Germanico in Germania (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Juan Sancho, Dilyara Idrisova, Hasnaa Bennani, Capella Cracoviensis, Jan Tomasz Adamus - Porpora: Germanico in Germania (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 217:39 minutes | 3.46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

THE WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF A LOST MASTERPIECE
Max Emanuel Cencic,‎ Mary-Ellen Nesi,‎ Julia Lezhneva & more - Porpora: Germanico in Germania (2018)

Max Emanuel Cencic,‎ Mary-Ellen Nesi,‎ Julia Lezhneva & more - Porpora: Germanico in Germania (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 1,19 GB | Cover | 03:37:39 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 516 MB
Classical | Label: Decca

In this world premiere recording, Max Emanuel Cencic unearths Porpora’s opera Germanico in Germania. Cencic is supported by a world-class cast, including star soprano Julia Lezhneva, and Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus.
Nuria Rial & Valer Sabadus - Sacred Duets (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nuria Rial & Valer Sabadus - Sacred Duets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:24 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sony Classical present Italian duets and arias with baroque stars Nuria Rial and Valer Sabadus. The Spanish soprano Nuria Rial and the countertenor Valer Sabadus are both stars of the booming baroque music scene. Nuria Rial is a bright soprano with her “addictive timbre“ and Valer Sabadus's velvety "dramatic, crystal clear and lyric voice" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) are for the first time united in one recording. With the excellent Kammerorchester Basel they send the listener on a voyage of discovery to Italy, to lesser known music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Bernardo Pasquini and Antonio Caldara. The arias and duets are mainly from oratorios, which have already fascinated many listeners.