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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    My copy of The Verdi Album arrived yesterday. The man is just amazing . . .
    We need blu ray performances to be released also, waiting.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh dear. I have three 32Gb Walkmans (Walkmen?) - German, Russian and French; Italian and Spanish; Baroque and Classical period; and one 16GB - Vocal collections and lieder. Wagner is putting a bit of pressure on the German one - I'm going to have to start deleting, although Spotify is a godsend in that I can now pre-view and only buy CDs I really want.
    I am seriously impressed! I am still building my collection - I didn't have much time to do any listening while I was working, so had to start almost from scratch after I retired. And, you guys are a bad influence!

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    Oh dear again. I had a serious impulse buy yesterday. Lots of unfamiliar works to me, and great casts and conductors.

    1. L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer: Graciela Oddone (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Juanita Lascarro (Soprano), Martina Dike (Mezzo Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    2. L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer: Christoph Homberger (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Lena Lootens (Soprano), Michael Schopper (Bass), Axel Köhler (Countertenor), Danielle Borst (Soprano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Guillemette Laurens (Mezzo Soprano), Guy de Mey (Tenor), Martina Bovet (Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs.

    3. Calisto by Pier Francesco Cavalli
    Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Pushee (Countertenor), Allesandra Mantovani (Soprano), Sonia Theodoridou (Soprano), Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Barry Banks (Tenor), David Pittsinger (Bass), Judith Vindevogel (Soprano), Marcello Lippi (Baritone), Maria Bayo (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    4. La Griselda by Alessandro Scarlatti
    Performer: Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Veronica Cangemi (Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Silvia Tro Santafe (Mezzo Soprano), Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

    5. Atys, LWV 53 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer: Guy de Mey (Tenor), Guillemette Laurens (Mezzo Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone) - Conductor: William Christie

    6. Idoménée by André Campra
    Performer: Marie Boyer (Mezzo Soprano), Jérôme Corréas (Bass), Richard Dugay (Tenor), Marie Saint-Palais (Soprano), Anne Pichard (Soprano), Anne Mopin (Soprano), Jean-Claude Saragosse (Bass), Jérôme Corréas (Baritone), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Monique Zanetti (Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Bernard Delétré (Bass) - Conductor: William Christie

    7. Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Howard Crook (Tenor), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Bernard Delétré (Bass), Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone), Jérôme Corréas (Baritone), Miriam Ruggeri (Soprano), Noémi Rime (Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano) - Conductor: William Christie

    8. Médée, H 491 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer: Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Jacques Bona (Bass), Sophie Boulin (Soprano), Philippe Cantor (Bass), Jill Feldman (Soprano) - Conductor: William Christie

    9. Le malade imaginaire, H 495 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer: Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Howard Crook (Tenor), Jérôme Corréas (Bass), Alain Trétout (Spoken Vocals), Isabelle Desrochers (Soprano), Noémi Rime (Soprano), Monique Zanetti (Soprano), William Christie (Spoken Vocals), Howard Crook (Spoken Vocals), Claire Brua (Mezzo Soprano) Conductor: William Christie

    10. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
    Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Gerald Finley (Bass), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano), Susan Bickley (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Stephen Wallace (Countertenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), John Bowen (Tenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    11. Rinaldo, HWV 7 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano), Christophe Dumaux (Countertenor), James Rutherford (Baritone), Miah Persson (Soprano), Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Inga Kalna (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
    Conductor: René Jacobs

    12. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, HWV 16 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Gian Paolo Fagotto (Tenor), Jeffrey Gall (Countertenor), Christina Högman (Soprano), Lena Lootens (Soprano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Ulrich Messthaler (Bass), Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    13. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Furio Zanasi (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo soprano), Bernarda Fink (Contralto (Female alto)), Marianne Rorholm (Contralto (Female alto)), Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Alto), Derek Lee Ragin (Alto), Olivier Lallouette (Bass) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    14. Cesare e Cleopatra by Carl Heinrich Graun
    Performer: Iris Vermillion (Mezzo Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ralf Popken (Countertenor), Jeffrey Francis (Tenor), Klaus Häger (Baritone), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano), Janet Williams (Soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    15. Croesus by Reinhard Keiser
    Performer: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Roman Trekel (Baritone), Johannes Mannov (Bass), Werner Güra (Tenor), Klaus Häger (Bass), Markus Schäfer (Tenor), Salome Haller (Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Graham Pushee (Countertenor), Brigitte Eisenfeld (Soprano), Kurt Azesberger (Tenor), Jörg Gottschick (Bass), Johanna Stojkovic (Soprano)
    Conductor: René Jacobs

    16. Orpheus, TV 21 no 18 by Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer: Ruth Ziesak (Soprano), Werner Güra (Tenor), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Axel Köhler (Countertenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Roman Trekel (Baritone) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    17. Ludovicus Pius: Suite by Georg Caspar Schürmann

    18. Der lächerliche Prinz Jodelet: Overture by Reinhard Keiser

    19. Almira, HWV 1: Suite by George Frideric Handel

    20. Musikalische Concerte (12): Suite no 1 in A minor by Johann Schieferdecker

    21. Ouvertures (6): Suite no 4 in D minor by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

    22. Venus and Adonis by John Blow
    Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano),
    Christopher Josey (Countertenor), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano), John Bowen (Tenor),
    Jonathan Brown (Bass) - Conductor: René Jacobs
    Natalie

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    Holy Moly



    And I thought I was going out on a limb for these:

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    I know absolutely nothing about this, but the description sounded fascinating, so ..

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    I have the Barenboim Tristan und Isolde with Meier and Jerusalem, and think it's quite good. Hope you enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh dear again. I had a serious impulse buy yesterday. Lots of unfamiliar works to me, and great casts and conductors.

    1. L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer: Graciela Oddone (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Juanita Lascarro (Soprano), Martina Dike (Mezzo Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    2. L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer: Christoph Homberger (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Lena Lootens (Soprano), Michael Schopper (Bass), Axel Köhler (Countertenor), Danielle Borst (Soprano), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Guillemette Laurens (Mezzo Soprano), Guy de Mey (Tenor), Martina Bovet (Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs.

    3. Calisto by Pier Francesco Cavalli
    Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Pushee (Countertenor), Allesandra Mantovani (Soprano), Sonia Theodoridou (Soprano), Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Barry Banks (Tenor), David Pittsinger (Bass), Judith Vindevogel (Soprano), Marcello Lippi (Baritone), Maria Bayo (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    4. La Griselda by Alessandro Scarlatti
    Performer: Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Veronica Cangemi (Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Silvia Tro Santafe (Mezzo Soprano), Kobie van Rensburg (Tenor), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

    5. Atys, LWV 53 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer: Guy de Mey (Tenor), Guillemette Laurens (Mezzo Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone) - Conductor: William Christie

    6. Idoménée by André Campra
    Performer: Marie Boyer (Mezzo Soprano), Jérôme Corréas (Bass), Richard Dugay (Tenor), Marie Saint-Palais (Soprano), Anne Pichard (Soprano), Anne Mopin (Soprano), Jean-Claude Saragosse (Bass), Jérôme Corréas (Baritone), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Monique Zanetti (Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Bernard Delétré (Bass) - Conductor: William Christie

    7. Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Howard Crook (Tenor), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Bernard Delétré (Bass), Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone), Jérôme Corréas (Baritone), Miriam Ruggeri (Soprano), Noémi Rime (Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano) - Conductor: William Christie

    8. Médée, H 491 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer: Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Jacques Bona (Bass), Sophie Boulin (Soprano), Philippe Cantor (Bass), Jill Feldman (Soprano) - Conductor: William Christie

    9. Le malade imaginaire, H 495 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer: Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Howard Crook (Tenor), Jérôme Corréas (Bass), Alain Trétout (Spoken Vocals), Isabelle Desrochers (Soprano), Noémi Rime (Soprano), Monique Zanetti (Soprano), William Christie (Spoken Vocals), Howard Crook (Spoken Vocals), Claire Brua (Mezzo Soprano) Conductor: William Christie

    10. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
    Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Gerald Finley (Bass), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano), Susan Bickley (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Stephen Wallace (Countertenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), John Bowen (Tenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    11. Rinaldo, HWV 7 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano), Christophe Dumaux (Countertenor), James Rutherford (Baritone), Miah Persson (Soprano), Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Inga Kalna (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
    Conductor: René Jacobs

    12. Flavio, Rè di Longobardi, HWV 16 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Gian Paolo Fagotto (Tenor), Jeffrey Gall (Countertenor), Christina Högman (Soprano), Lena Lootens (Soprano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Ulrich Messthaler (Bass), Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    13. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Furio Zanasi (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo soprano), Bernarda Fink (Contralto (Female alto)), Marianne Rorholm (Contralto (Female alto)), Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Alto), Derek Lee Ragin (Alto), Olivier Lallouette (Bass) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    14. Cesare e Cleopatra by Carl Heinrich Graun
    Performer: Iris Vermillion (Mezzo Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ralf Popken (Countertenor), Jeffrey Francis (Tenor), Klaus Häger (Baritone), Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano), Janet Williams (Soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    15. Croesus by Reinhard Keiser
    Performer: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Roman Trekel (Baritone), Johannes Mannov (Bass), Werner Güra (Tenor), Klaus Häger (Bass), Markus Schäfer (Tenor), Salome Haller (Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Graham Pushee (Countertenor), Brigitte Eisenfeld (Soprano), Kurt Azesberger (Tenor), Jörg Gottschick (Bass), Johanna Stojkovic (Soprano)
    Conductor: René Jacobs

    16. Orpheus, TV 21 no 18 by Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer: Ruth Ziesak (Soprano), Werner Güra (Tenor), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Axel Köhler (Countertenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Roman Trekel (Baritone) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    17. Ludovicus Pius: Suite by Georg Caspar Schürmann

    18. Der lächerliche Prinz Jodelet: Overture by Reinhard Keiser

    19. Almira, HWV 1: Suite by George Frideric Handel

    20. Musikalische Concerte (12): Suite no 1 in A minor by Johann Schieferdecker

    21. Ouvertures (6): Suite no 4 in D minor by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

    22. Venus and Adonis by John Blow
    Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano),
    Christopher Josey (Countertenor), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano), John Bowen (Tenor),
    Jonathan Brown (Bass) - Conductor: René Jacobs
    I almost had that same impulse

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    for my project......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post

    for my project......................
    I've just been watching on YouTube. Just stunning considering how old the music is & fantastic that it survived.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    I've just dipped my toe in the French Baroque waters, and really like this from Opera Lafayette:

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    So, this morning I decided that I needed more:

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    and

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    Then, curiosity got the better of me:

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    along with the Caballe Il Pirata that seems to keep popping up:

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    Btw, the above purchases were all MP3 downloads from Arkivmusic @$7.99 each (except for the Il Pirata @ $17.99). Talk about instant gratification!!

    I'm also considering that Opera Baroque box set, but this buying has got to stop! Soon!

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    Going crazy for this early stuff................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I've just dipped my toe in the French Baroque waters, and really like this from Opera Lafayette:

    So, this morning I decided that I needed more:

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    If you fancy seeing as well as hearing, there is a production of Grétry's Guillaume Tell currently on Arte TV. Worth it just for Anne-Catherine Gillet as Madame Tell.

    Clicky
    Natalie

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    These on the basis that I don't know them; Cavalli is one of my favourite early Baroque composers, and the Petitgirard is supposed to be very approachable



    This on the basis that you can never have too many Eugene Onegins (twelve so far and counting)....

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    This on the basis that you can never have too many Eugene Onegins (twelve so far and counting)....
    Also on the basis that you can get Krassimira Stoyanova without Bo Skovhus.

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    This arrived in the post. A couple of updates, where the info from Arkivmusik is not that accurate:

    1. It include's Vecchi's L'amfiparnasso and some other madrigals.

    2. It has libretti on PDF, including translations into French and English

    3. This is a DVD - which I already have....

    L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer: Graciela Oddone (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Juanita Lascarro (Soprano), Martina Dike (Mezzo Soprano) - Conductor: René Jacobs

    4.This is not in the collection.

    Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 by George Frideric Handel
    Performer: Furio Zanasi (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo soprano), Bernarda Fink (Contralto (Female alto)), Marianne Rorholm (Contralto (Female alto)), Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Dominique Visse (Alto), Derek Lee Ragin (Alto), Olivier Lallouette (Bass) - Conductor: René Jacobs


    Instead you get this, which I also already have. A bit disappointed about that...

    Natalie

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