Porpora Il Gedeone

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
Nicola Porpora - Il Gedeone - Wiener Akademie - Martin Haselbock

Nicola Porpora - Il Gedeone - Wiener Akademie - Martin Haselbock
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 2CD 433 Mb
Classical | CPO 999 615-2

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

Dario Crapanzano - Arrigoni e il caso di piazzale Loreto. Milano 1952  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Nov. 11, 2014

Dario Crapanzano - Arrigoni e il caso di piazzale Loreto. Milano 1952

Dario Crapanzano - Arrigoni e il caso di piazzale Loreto. Milano 1952
Frilli | 2013 | ISBN: 8875638969 | 176 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Milano, 1952. In una gelida mattina di dicembre, in una viuzza intorno a via Porpora, il corpo di una giovane e bella donna bionda viene ritrovato senza vita all'interno della sua Topolino amaranto: uccisa, come si scoprirà dall'autopsia, da una letale iniezione di cianuro. Si tratta di Gilda Dell'Acqua, proprietaria di un bar tabacchi in piazzale Loreto. L'inchiesta, condotta dal commissario capo del Porta Venezia Mario Arrigoni, coinvolge il pittoresco mondo dei frequentatori del locale, la gemella della vittima, uno zio sfuggente e lascivo, un attempato ed enigmatico marchese e signora, il gestore di una bisca clandestina, una splendida amica dai costumi disinvolti…
Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 546 Mb | Total time: 125:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617177/2 | Recorded: 2005

'Orlando' is an operatic masterpiece by the Neapolitan Composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) who left an indelible mark on the 18th century and the careers of its greatest masters, from Hasse, Jommelli and Handel to Joseph Haydn, who was his pupil in Vienna. Against the background of the old Carolingian epic, the valiant knight Roland is transformed here into a lover before becoming 'Orlando furioso' in this encounter of three mythical figures: Ariosto, Metastasio and Porpora. The gamut runs from epic to tragedy in this vibrant, crackling performance under the inspired direction of Juan Bautista Otero.

Porpora - Dorindo, dormi ancor (Estevan Velardi)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at April 2, 2011
Porpora - Dorindo, dormi ancor (Estevan Velardi)

Porpora - Dorindo, dormi ancor (Estevan Velardi)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | 367.44 MB
CD1:50’19; CD2:35’50 | October 1, 1996 | Bongiovanni

Porpora was born in Naples. He graduated from the music conservatory Poveri di Gesù Cristo of his native city, where the civic opera scene was dominated by Alessandro Scarlatti…
Alessandro Stradella Consort & Estevan Velardi - Scarlatti: Il dolore di Maria Vergine (2017)

Alessandro Stradella Consort & Estevan Velardi - Scarlatti: Il dolore di Maria Vergine
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 145:46 min | 597 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 52 | Rls.date: 2017

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660‐1725) is one of the most important composers of the Italian Baroque and the founder of the Neapolitan School. His immense output includes instrumental music but above all an enormous amount of vocal music, both sacred and profane.
Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana & Adriano Fazio - Invisible - Cello Concertos of Porpora, Monn & Haydn (2017)

Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana & Adriano Fazio - Invisible - Cello Concertos of Porpora, Monn & Haydn
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:49 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This new recording presents three Cello Concertos originated from the two Capitals of classical music at the time: Naples and Vienna.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora,  Platti [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora, Platti [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 66.28+68.40+60.40+56.36+63.23+65.38 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.98 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!
Nuria Rial, Valer Sabadus, Kammerorchester Basel - Sacred Duets (2017)

Nuria Rial, Valer Sabadus, Kammerorchester Basel - Sacred Duets
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 60:24 min | 275 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985323612 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal

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' velvety "dramatic, crystal clear and lyric voice" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) are for the first time united in one recording.