Corelli Concerti Grossi CD

Corelli - Concerti Grossi (Claudio Scimone) (2008/1986)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at July 6, 2016
Corelli - Concerti Grossi (Claudio Scimone) (2008/1986)

Corelli - Concerti Grossi (Claudio Scimone) (2008/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9) | 106 min
Classical | Medici arts

As a genre, the concerto grosso is virtually unique in its ability to capture the verve and elegance of baroque music. Its most outstanding exponent was Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), whose principal concerti grossi are brought together in the present release. Recorded in the magnificent antique Basilica di San Marco in Rome, whose Baroque style dates back to the restorations of the 17th and 18th centuries, this DVD recreates a wonderful historical atmosphere. Played by I Solisti Veneti under their founder and director Claudio Scimone, this DVD also provides for an unforgettable musical experience thanks to the performers’ eminence in this repertory. Having won numerous awards including a Grammy Award and a Grand Prix du Disque, the ensemble and its conductor are excellent authorities in the field of historically authentic performance practice. Their concert performances are entertaining events for their audiences and on this DVD, we can enjoy them with various colourful baroque concertos and sonatas for violin and for trumpet – indulging in the music’s dramatic contrasts.
Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Beznosiuk, Avison Ensemble (2012)

Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Beznosiuk, Avison Ensemble (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 628 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 411

The release of Concerti Grossi Opus 6 marks the beginning of Linn and The Avison Ensemble’s commitment to record Corelli’s complete chamber music. Arcangelo Corelli was one of the shining geniuses of the baroque era and his twelve Concerti Grossi are considered among the very best of Italian baroque output. The twelve Concerti Grossi demonstrate an austere grandeur and a never-ending invention which is never routine.
Corelli - Concerti grossi Op. 6 Nos 1-12 (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan) (1989-1990)

Arcangelo Corelli - Concerti grossi Op. 6 Nos 1-12 (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan) (1989-1990)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 612 MB
Label: Ricercar | TT: CD1 60:02 ; CD2 57:13

This is one of the first classical CDs I bought, well before I new the difference between period and modern instruments, etc. Contrary to Stan Vernnoy's review two doors down, I beleive you should like the music for what it is, not the instruments it is played upon. Also, to my ears, Corelli's music sounds much better on the period instruments. The modern instruments sound too sweet and glossy to me. Not to say that period instruments would work for, say a Rachmaninov symphony! It'a all a matter of preference.

Corelli - Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (Neville Marriner)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 11, 2011
Corelli - Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (Neville Marriner)

Corelli - Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (Neville Marriner)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 611.72 MB
CD1:63’36; CD2:63’06 | May 16, 1995 | Decca

The re-master of a 1974 Decca Record recording is excellent in execution and style. Neveille Marriner and St. Martin-in-the-Fields perform in their typical excellent manner.
However, the recording over emphasize the soloist. I find this unfortunate, since the play between the opposing instruments is a little lost.
Igor Ruhadze, Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Locatelli: Concerti Grossi (Locatelli Edition, Vol.4) (2015)

Igor Ruhadze, Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Locatelli: Concerti Grossi (Locatelli Edition, Vol.4) (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:06:19 | 2 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94773

The Concerto Grosso is a popular Baroque form, in which two instrumental groups complete against each other: a small group of soloists and the tutti of the orchestral group. It is the forerunner of the solo concerto form, which features only one solo instrument. This set present the complete Concerti Grossi by Pietro Antonio Locatelli, modelled on the popular concerti grossi of his teacher Corelli. The writing as might be expected from Locatelli the devil violinist, is highly virtuosic and brilliant, inventive in harmony and counterpoint, written to impress and entertain.
Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:12:08 | 178 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Harmonia Mundi's Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) is a single disc excerpted from a larger set issued in 1999 including all of Geminiani's concerti based on models of Corelli. That set was, and is, something of an expensive proposition, but certainly a first-class choice for the music of Geminiani, for the way the Academy of Ancient Music sounds under the direction of Andrew Manze and as representative of late English Baroque music as a whole. This disc is a single-disc condensation drawn from the earlier set that comes, as an added bonus, with a thick catalog of Harmonia Mundi's active releases, and the asking price is modest.
Elizabeth Wallfisch, The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer - Pietro Locatelli: Concerti Grossi, Op.1 (1995) Reissue 2014

Pietro Antonio Locatelli - Concerti Grossi, Op.1 (1995) 2CDs, Reissue 2014
The Raglan Baroque Players; Nicholas Kraemer, conductor; Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 575 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22066 | Time: 01:53:27

The concerto grosso form was popularized by Corelli, and Locatelli’s Op 1 is a marvellous example of the genre: its solid craftsmanship, imaginative textures and exciting virtuosity bringing it into the top rank. These works are ravishingly performed here by The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer and soloist Elizabeth Wallfisch.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - 47 CD Collection: Part 04  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 12, 2016
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - 47 CD Collection: Part 04

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - 47 CD Collection: Part 04
Classical | Sony Music 88875030622 | 2015 | TT: 65.57+68.18+58.57 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 971 Mb

Sony Classical is delighted to announce the reissue of its recordings by Tafelmusik, the celebrated period instrument orchestra. Originally released between 1989 and 1998, they are all being issued together for the first time in a single Sony Classical box set of 47 CDs. Founded in 1979, the Toronto-based ensemble “has built in its special field a reputation as solid as those of the New York or Berlin philharmonics”, declared The Washington Post. The New York Times summed up Tafelmusik’s achievements, writing that “beyond its impeccable discipline and luminous textures, the group displays an expressive sensibility that transcends the instruments, whether strung with gut or wire”.
Giuseppe Valentini - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Concerti Grossi e a Quattro Violini, Op. 7 (2007, Zig Zag # ZZT2020801)

Giuseppe Valentini - Concerti Grossi e a Quattro Violini, Op. 7
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 396 MB | Full Artwork: 110 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Zig Zag # ZZT2020801 | Country/Year: France 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"
Francesco Geminiani - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Concerti Grossi (2007, ZigZag # ZZT2040301.1)

Francesco Geminiani - Concerti Grossi 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11 et la Follia
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 365 MB | Full Artwork: 66 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: ZigZag # ZZT2040301.1 | Country/Year: France 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"