Barocchisti Fasolis

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis - Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis - Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | 1.45 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

Cecilia Bartoli’s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission’ with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani’s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani’s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. Diego Fasolis conducts the authentic instrument forces of I Barocchisti and the chorus of RSI Lugano

Steffani - Stabat Mater (Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti) [2013]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 27, 2014
Steffani - Stabat Mater (Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti) [2013]

Steffani - Stabat Mater (Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 360 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 478 5336 | TT: 72’40

Agostino Steffani, roughly contemporary with Arcangelo Corelli, worked mostly in Germany and was known across the continent for his operatic music. Some of it was championed by mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli on her daring Mission album. Now Bartoli, properly more in the background as part of a sacred-music ensemble, returns with an album of Steffani's religious music, for which he was equally renowned. She joins a group of fine soloists, many of whom will be familiar to early music devotees and quite worthy of the broader audience association with Bartoli and the major Decca label will bring. The vigorous instrumental ensemble I Barocchisti, its leader Diego Fasolis, and the commendably sizable Swiss Radio Choir are all top-notch…
Steffani - Danze e Ouvertures (Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti) [2013]

Steffani - Danze e Ouvertures (Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 409 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 478 5741 | TT: 75’09

The booklet to this release freely concedes that Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) wrote no instrumental music, making the present collection unusually obscure in terms of repertoire for a major-label release. What you get is a set of operatic overtures and dance excerpts from operas, similar enough to what might be presented on an album of instrumental music, from operas 150 years later. But until his operas were championed by Cecilia Bartoli, few had heard of Steffani, who was a leading star of vocal music in Germany in Corelli's day and was listened to all over the continent. It all goes to show how the Baroque revival is no longer confined to small specialist labels. The chief interest in these little pieces lies perhaps in their influence…
Vinci - Artaserse (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2012]

Vinci - Artaserse (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 971.84 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin | Catalog Number: 5099960286925 | CD1:67’26; CD2:65’46; CD3:54’36

This recording of Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730) – born in Naples and, during his short life, celebrated as one of Italy’s leading composers of opera – represents the fourth Virgin Classics collaboration between countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic and conductor Diego Fasolis. It follows an album of Handel arias, Handel’s opera Faramondo and, in 2011, Vivaldi’s opera Farnace – “The performance fairly crackles, with accomplished singing by the flamboyant countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic in the virtuoso title role,” said the Telegraph in the UK…
(Forum Opéra, France.)
Vivaldi - Farnace, RV 711-G (Diego Fasolis, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2011]

Vivaldi - Farnace, RV 711-G (Diego Fasolis, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 1.00 GB
Classical | Virgin | 50999 0709142 1

Vivaldi's operas were virtually unknown until the late decades of the 20th century, but by the early years of the 21st more and more were coming to light, on recordings if not to the same extent on-stage, and some have been recorded multiple times, thanks to the dedicated research of early music specialists and the emergence of a spate of first-rate counter tenors. Such is the case with Farnace, which receives its second recording on the Virgin Classics label with counter tenor Max Emanuel Cencic leading an extraordinary cast of soloists. Diego Fasolis conducts the period instrument orchestra I Barocchisti and Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, in a vibrant reading of the score.
Review by Stephen Eddins

Vinci - Artaserse (Diego Fasolis)  

Posted by Sowulo at July 12, 2014
Vinci - Artaserse (Diego Fasolis)

Vinci - Artaserse (Diego Fasolis) [2014/2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.94 Gb+7.49 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch | 201 min | +3% Recovery

Shortlisted for the prestigious Gramophone Awards in 2013, the CD version of Vinci's Artaserse was described by Gramophone as a "sensational landmark recording;" International Record Review judged it "an outstanding performance and the most important Baroque opera discovery of the year so far," with the reviewer adding: "I can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you like countertenors," while The Guardian said, "The singing is epoch-making." When, in late 2012, the opera was staged at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy in an extravagant, Baroque-inspired production by Silviu Purcãrete, the response was no less enthusiastic. By amazon
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Laudate pueri Dominum, Confitebor tibi Domine (Diego Fasolis, Lezhneva, Jaroussky) [2013]

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Laudate pueri Dominum, Confitebor tibi Domine (Diego Fasolis, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 322 MB
Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 50999 319147 2 7 | TT: 71’00

Two voices of celestial beauty and expressive poignancy come together in this new recording of Pergolesi’s exquisite, but tragically charged Stabat Mater as Philippe Jaroussky is joined by the rising young soprano Julia Lezhneva…
Camille Saint-Saëns - Messe de Requiem; Partsongs (Diego Fasolis) (2004)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Messe de Requiem; Partsongs (Diego Fasolis) (2004)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 304.66 MB
Label: Chandos Records | Catalog N.: CHAN 10214 | TT - 73:21

The acclaimed combination of Diego Fasolis and Swiss Radio present Camille Saint-Saëns’s Partsongs and Requiem Mass.
This is the only available recording of the Requiem Mass.
Saint-Saëns’s Requiem is a highly appealing work with beautiful and complex harmonies. There is plenty of colour, too – as one would expect from this inexhaustibly inventive opera composer – but also sincerity and gravitas.
Paisiello Giovanni - Passione di Gesu Cristo (Diego Fasolis) [2007]

Paisiello Giovanni - Passione di Gesu Cristo (Diego Fasolis) [2007] (repost)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 475.07 MB
Classical | CPO | 777 257-2

Giovanni Paisiello, whose works Mozart thought enough of to study closely, was mostly forgotten in the nineteenth century, and this "Passione de Gesù Cristo" remained buried until 1998. This is its second recording; a Polish version on the Arts label, from that year, is also available. The oratorio's text is by the preeminent operatic librettist of the eighteenth century, Pietro Metastasio. One can easily understand why the work has never had a critical mass of general listeners, but for those interested in Mozart's world it's truly fascinating. This passion story features neither Jesus nor Pontius Pilate, nor any of the other usual personages. Instead it takes place after Christ's crucifixion, recounted by St. John, Joseph of Arimatea, and Mary Magdalene (in surely her biggest part until "Jesus Christ Superstar" came along) to St. Peter, with the accompaniment of a chorus of Christ's other followers; in the second part, all bewail the corruption of Jerusalem and look forward to Christ's resurrection. – FANFARE: Colin Fleming

Piccinni Niccolo - Le donne vendicate (Diego Fasolis) [2004]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 4, 2012
Piccinni Niccolo - Le donne vendicate (Diego Fasolis) [2004]

Piccinni Niccolò - Le donne vendicate (Diego Fasolis) [2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 550.20 MB
Classical | Chandos | CHAN 0705(2)

Niccolò Piccinni was a prolific and popular composer, writing some 120 operas in Naples, Rome, and in Paris, where he was singing tutor to Marie Antoinette. Unintentionally he became mixed up in the famous Querelle surrounding the operas of Gluck, which prompted the management of the Opéra to commission a setting of Iphigénie en Tauride from both composers. In time, Gluck’s proved more successful, and thus contributed to his greater reputation; however, Piccinni’s lively and tuneful work enjoyed an extraordinary degree of popularity in his day…