Bbc Baroque

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 24, 2017
BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3210 Kbps | 3x~59min | 4.44 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This spectacular three-part series explores the baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the finest examples of baroque art to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works. In Baroque! From St. Peter's to St. Paul's, Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement.
Emma Kirkby, London Baroque - Handel in Italy: Solo Cantatas (2008) (Repost)

Emma Kirkby, London Baroque - Handel in Italy: Solo Cantatas (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:23 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1695

This exciting programme is presented by Emma Kirkby and London Baroque, household names in the sphere of 'early music', and certainly no new-comers to th works of Handel. Indeed, when they last joined forces in a Handel programme the website MusicWeb International called the performances ones that 'make one wish that all Handel music making could be of this order', while the reviewer in BBC Music Magazine wrote 'Ive seldom been as moved by a recording, both music and performance'.
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Singers, Jeannette Sorrell – Handel: Messiah (1996)

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Singers, Jeannette Sorrell – Handel: Messiah (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:02:59 | 578 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Onda Records | Catalog: PAP9612JS1

A native of San Francisco, American conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell began studying piano at age nine, and she also took up the violin. By 16, she had formed her own ensemble, and began studying composition and conducting. She attended Oberlin Conservatory on a scholarship, and studied harpsichord with Lisa Crawford and conducting with Robert Spano.
Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 63:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697190442 | Recorded: 2007

Great energy derived from crisp articulation…Tafelmusik’s 13 strings, impeccably in tune, create a taut ensemble while slow movements are treated to beautifully expressive playing…an irresistible buy.
– BBC Music Magazine
Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (1998)

Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flûte à bec et basse continue (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 490 Mb | Total time: 106:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901253.54 | Recorded: 1986

"…[The] 'Serenata a tre'…is brimming with energy and melodic invention, every aria a delight. The three singers give sparkling performances and London Baroque dispatches the brightly variegated score with much aplomb…"
–BBC Music
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2,  Scarlattiana (2010) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2, Scarlattiana (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 76:58 | 324 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10605

Of all the Italian composers born toward the end of the 19th century, Alfredo Casella (1883–1947) was the most cosmopolitan in his dogged efforts to drag his country’s music into the 20th century. But before this could start happening sometime around the First World War, he first had to drag himself out of the 19th century, as these two early symphonies (and, to a lesser extent, the much more consistently magisterial Third Symphony, available now on a cpo CD) vividly illustrate.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2018
Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included | 00:52:28
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 14, 2018
BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3200 Kbps | 2x~59min | 2.76 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

To really understand Rome, you must understand its people - or the mob, as they were known in ancient times. As Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon explore Italy's iconic capital, they are in search of the generations of ordinary Romans who have left their mark on the city's culture and gastronomy.
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.

BBC - The Country House Revealed (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 26, 2017
BBC - The Country House Revealed (2012)

BBC - The Country House Revealed (2012)
DVDRip | 832 x 464 | .AVI/XviD @ 1567 Kbps | 6x~58mn | 4.36 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, History

Historian Dan Cruickshank is invited through the closed doors of six of Britain’s greatest private houses in an illuminating and surprising journey through our architectural history. hese fascinating buildings remain private homes and closed to the public, but their owners have allowed Dan Cruickshank to roam the corridors, tease out each home’s story – who built them, lived in them and lost them – and uncover tales of excess and profligacy, power and ambition.