Accademia Bizantina

Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro Tampieri, Accademia Bizantina - Concerti per archi III e concerti per viola d'amore (2018) [24/88]

Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro Tampieri, Accademia Bizantina - Concerti per archi III e concerti per viola d'amore (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 114:18 minutes | 2.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Certainly, there are the Four Seasons and all the violin concertos which are more famous and virtuosic than other works. But it is here, in his concertos for solo strings, that Antonio Vivaldi showcases his writing talent at its highest and purest level: concise, vivacious, deep and immediately emotional. A Vivaldi in the firmament, served here with passion and excellence by Accademia Bizantina.
Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia: Scarlatti, Marcello, Gasparini, Pasquini (2003)

Andreas Scholl, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Arcadia: Scarlatti, Marcello, Gasparini, Pasquini (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 78:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 296-02 | Recorded: 2003

Countertenor Andreas Scholl's new CD is devoted to little-known, late-17th- and early-18th-century cantatas whose subject matter is Arcadia, a real region in Greece, but more frequently evoked as an idyllic place filled with innocent, simple shepherds and shepherdesses. Scholl employs a more operatic tone and attitude than we're accustomed to from countertenors. Not only does he use vibrato and "lean" on the voice, but he dips down, as in the final moments of a cantata by Marcello, into a deep, dark baritone range. The effect is dramatic and apt. Elsewhere his tone is just gorgeous and always expressive, he pays attention to the text of these works and captures the theatrical moment in each. The last movement of a work by Francesco Gasparini is excitingly acrobatic. The Accademia Byzantina is a remarkable "backup" group and they get to play some purely orchestral works as well. This disc is a knockout; enjoy it.
–Robert Levine
Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:46 min | 436 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:46 minutes | 1.46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina, Sandrine Piau - Vivaldi: In furore, Laudate pueri e concerti sacri (2006)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina, Sandrine Piau - Vivaldi: In furore, Laudate pueri e concerti sacri (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 62:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30416 | Recorded: 2005

The monumental Vivaldi series on France's Naïve label rolls on with this gorgeous disc of somber sacred music, some of it instrumental. Part of the attraction of this series, based on a collection of Vivaldi manuscripts held at the University of Turin, is that so much of the music is unknown; the listener has the experience of seeing new masterworks unfurled at every turn. Consider the "Tunc meus fletus" aria from the opening solo motet (really more of a solo cantata) In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626, rendered here with truly tortured intensity by the dazzling French soprano Sandrine Piau.
Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina, Andreas Scholl, Helene Guilmette - Handel: Il duello amoroso (2007)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina, Andreas Scholl, Hélène Guilmette - Handel: Il duello amoroso (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 72:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901957 | Recorded: 2005

Harmonia Mundi's release features four secular cantatas and a trio sonata Handel wrote during his sojourn in Italy during his early twenties. The cantatas range from the mini-opera Il duello amoroso or Amarilli vezzosa, which depicts a shepherd's vain courting of a resisting nymph, to solo works in which a narrator describes similar pastoral stories, most of which also end in rejection. In Il duello amoroso, soprano Hélène Guilmette joins countertenor Andreas Scholl, and their charming banter leaves the listener saddened that the shepherd's suit was so dismally unsuccessful.
Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Il Flaminio (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Il Flaminio (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 183 min | 40,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 183 min | 9,0 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese, Korean

The 2010 Jesi production is conscious of the complexity of Flaminio for all its seeming simplicity and cleverly exploits the suggestive milieu of the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, in particular its shape and relatively small scale. Without any attempt at realism, (the main action takes place “in a villa on the outskirts of the city of Naples, complete with hunting lodge, etc.”, but just a handful of props to symbolise the bucolic atmosphere), the production concentrates on establishing a kind of meta-theatrical relationship to this repertoire work which sets out to highlight the interweaving and overlayering of truth and fiction, passion and irony, tragedy and comedy.
Alessandro Scarlatti - Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina - Concerti Grossi & Cello Sonatas (2001) [Repost, new rip]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerti Grossi, Cello Sonatas
Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina / Ottavio Dantone
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 330 MB | Full Artwork: 130 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Arts Music "authentic" # 47616-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"The Accademia Bizantina under conductor and keyboardist Ottavio Dantone is one of a number of young Italian historical-instrument groups that have been revolutionizing the world of Baroque instrumental music performance. (…) The fugues are fast, intense, and dramatic, with wide dynamic range gaining momentum toward a climax. Perhaps the most satisfying of all are the cello sonatas under the care of Baroque cellist Mauro Valli, you get the feeling in the slow movements that you're hearing the Baroque cello, still an acquired taste for many listeners, take on its proper sound as its bendable tones connect with highly expressive lines. An excellent release…" ~AMG

Vivaldi Con Moto - Carmignola, Dantone, Accademia Bizantina (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 31, 2014
Vivaldi Con Moto - Carmignola, Dantone, Accademia Bizantina (2013)

Vivaldi Con Moto - Carmignola, Dantone, Accademia Bizantina (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 452 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog Number: 001809602

Despite the popularity of works such as The Four Seasons and La Stravaganza, many of Vivaldi’s 250 concertos for violin remain largely unknown. The new recordings of the concertos RV 187 and 281 are based on Vivaldi’s original manuscript scores and capture the thrilling spontaneity of his compositional style. The concerto RV283 also includes a previously unpublished cadenza from the notebook of Vivaldi’s protégé Anna Maria.
Andreas Scholl - O Solitude - Purcell (Accademia Bizantina) (2010)

O Solitude - Purcell / Andreas Scholl, Accademia Bizantina (2010)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC, (Tracks + CUE), LOG | 1 CD - 374 MB | Full Scans | RAR 3% Rec
Opera - Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001492302 | Year: 2010

Andreas Scholl returns to Decca with a recording of vocal jewels by the great baroque composer Henry Purcell, including 'When I Am Laid In Earth' from Dido and Aeneas. This is Andreas Scholl's first ever recording of the music of Purcell and his uniquely beautiful voice is perfectly suited to the English composer's plangent melodies. The album includes pieces written for the stage, the church and the private chamber, some of which Andreas Scholl has sung in recital for many years, and some he sings here for the first time.