Castrati

Sacrificium: The Music of the Castrati (Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini) (Re-Up)

Sacrificium: The Music of the Castrati (Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini) - DVD5
Italiano | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | LPCM Stereo; DTS, 5.1 | 60 min | 3.93 GB
Recorded at Palace of Caserta in 2009 | Released: 2010 | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

A beautiful scenic film by Olivier Simonnet. Filmed in high-definition widescreen. Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her Sacrificium album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy, just outside of Naples. This unique film shows Cecilia Bartoli in full costume singing a selection of showpiece arias written for the castrato stars of the Neapolitan school. Ravishing locations including the Court Theatre, the stunning Vestibule and the Palace Gardens. Arias include Handel's "Ombra mai fu" and Broschi's "Son qual nave"–previously only available in the deluxe version of the album. The film also showcases the leading Italian period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under their director Giovanni Antonini. Special bonus features include an illustrated interview in which Cecilia Bartoli talks about the Sacrificium project, and a visual guide to the Palace, town and region of Caserta. (amazon.com)
Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli - "Caro dardo" (La Tempestad)

Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli: Scarlatti D., Porpora, Roseingrave, Veracini, Arne, Hasse, Handel - "Caro dardo" (La Tempestad)
Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | TT 57’57 | 315.48 MB
La Tempestad, Xavier Sabata, Olalla Alemán
Released: 2007 | Label: Címbalo Producciones, S.L.
Farinelli, Il Castrato: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1994)

Farinelli, Il Castrato: Bande Originale Du Film (1994)
Ewa Mallas-Godlewska (soprano) & Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)
Les Talens Lyriques, conducted by Christophe Rousset

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical, Vocal | Label: Auvidis Travelling | # K 1005 | 01:00:42

Soundtrack to the film 'Farinelli', the 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time. It stars Stefano Dionisi as Farinelli and was directed by Belgian director Gérard Corbiau. Although Dionisi provided the speaking voice, Farinelli's singing voice was provided by a soprano, Ewa Malas-Godlewska and a countertenor, Derek Lee Ragin, who were recorded separately then digitally merged to recreate the sound of a castrato. Through the film the general public discovered a whole repertoire of works for a voice that can no longer be heard today. The soundtrack from the film became a bestseller, as we discovered with delight some beautiful pieces by Handel, Pergolesi, Hasse, Porpora and others, in a unique interpretation.
Tim Hecker - Love Streams (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tim Hecker - Love Streams (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:55 minutes | 884 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tim Hecker has revealed details of his latest album, and first record for 4AD. The Canadian composer will release Love Streams on April 8, 2016. Love Streams takes its cues from the avant-classical orchestration and extreme electronic processing of his previous full-length, 2013’s Virgins, but shaped into more melancholic, ultraviolet hues. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores (particularly those by Josquin des Prez), transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, the album was assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir and woodwinds being woven into the mix, then molded and disfigured through complex programming. Like hearing some ancient strain of sacred music corrupted by encryption, Hecker admits to thinking about ideas like “liturgical aesthestics after Yeezus” and the “transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune”, during its creation.
Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo D’Oro) (2013)

Franco Fagioli - Arias for Caffarelli (Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo D’Oro) (2013)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Tracks: 11 | Covers | 194.01 MB
Label: Naïve | Catalog N.: V5333 | TT - 77’18

Naples in 1750 was one of the ten biggest cities in the world, and it spawned two of the biggest musical stars of the era: the castrati Farinelli and the much lesser known Caffarelli, whose real name was Gaetano Majorano. This release consists of arias written for Caffarelli, and you might treasure it for the flamboyant, high-volume singing of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who arguably comes as close as any of his contemporaries to conveying what the high-powered sound of the castrati was like (in the understandable absence of the genuine article).

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridice (1982)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Oct. 23, 2009
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridice (1982)

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridiceo
DbPowerAMP, FLAC (tracks, no cue) + MP3 (320@ CBR) | 560.04 Mb (FLAC) + 304.27 Mb (MP3) | 127 minutes | Full artwork and covers.
classical, opera | Erato Records, Recorded at Glyndebourne, Great Britain on June, 1982.

Orfeo ed Euridice (French version: Orphée et Eurydice; English translation: Orpheus and Eurydice; Spanish Translation: Orfeo y Eurídice) is an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It belongs to the genre of the azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing...

Mysterium - Rita Monaldi & Francesco Sorti (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at July 27, 2017
Mysterium - Rita Monaldi & Francesco Sorti (Repost)

Mysterium - Rita Monaldi & Francesco Sorti
Italian | 2016 | 824 Pages | ISBN: 886852970X | EPUB | 1.27 MB

Mar dì Toscana, dicembre 1646 Una galea militare francese salpa da Livorno e sterza le onde verso il porto di Tolone. A bordo, i più celebri cantanti italiani, convocati a Parigi dal cardinal Mazzarino. Tra loro c'è il ventenne Atto Melani, scortato dal fedele segretario, che cerca di dissuaderlo dall'unica passione vietata ai castrati: amare le donne. Sulla nave viaggia anche uno strano gruppetto di eruditi, uniti da un miraggio comune. Un misterioso monaco li ha messi sulle tracce di un tesoro: i manoscritti di capolavori perduti dell'antica Roma, che tutti cercano da secoli…
Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 (2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 (2017)
Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68111 | Time: 01:04:51

Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice - January 2017. Ich habe genug is a timeless, transcendental masterpiece: a profound expression of Christian faith at the very end of life. It demands artistry of a special order, and Iestyn Davies now joins the likes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the work’s distinguished discography. The couplings are equally ravishing performances of two other great solo cantatas, while the two orchestral sinfonias which complete the album will prove refreshingly familiar.

Anne Rice - Un grido fino al cielo  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 13, 2017
Anne Rice - Un grido fino al cielo

Anne Rice - Un grido fino al cielo
Italian | 1999 | 597 pages | ISBN: 8820004038 | EPUB | 0,7 MB

Un grandioso affresco dell’Italia del Settecento, che mette a fuoco un mondo sconosciuto ai più, quello dei cantori castrati. Tonio, erede di una nobile famiglia veneziana, a quindici anni viene drogato, rapito e castrato: da quel momento vivrà solo per coltivare la sua passione per la musica… e per la vendetta. Guido è il suo insegnante: anch’egli educato alla lirica, ha però perso la voce e Tonio rappresenta la sua unica vera speranza di riscatto. Insieme, soffrono e lottano per vivere e amare non come emarginati, ma come veri uomini.