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Emmanuelle Bertrand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Cello Suites (2019)

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Emmanuelle Bertrand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Cello Suites (2019)

Emmanuelle Bertrand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Cello Suites (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 644 Mb | Total time: 134:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902293.94 | Recorded: 2019

Recording Bach's six Cello Suites realized Emmanuelle Bertrand's most cherished dream. Her performance here features an exceptional instrument, built by Carlo Tononi in Venice in 1730. This cello, with it's deep and powerful sound, has been set up in 'Baroque' style (with gut strings and bow to match). In Bertrand's hands it proves to be the perfect choice for tackling one of the most impressive monuments in all western music.

Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)

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Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)

Enrico Gatti & Rinaldo Alessandrini - Cross-dressing Bach: Chamber Rarities & Alternative Versions (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:54
Classical | Label: Glossa Music

The musical partnership of violinist Enrico Gatti and harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini now goes back a number of decades to when this pair of Italians, both with a voracious appetite for early music, were setting out on their careers. The years pass and both artists make fabulous recordings, often directing their own ensembles.

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016) [Re-Up]

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Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016) [Re-Up]

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Buxtehude and his Circle (2016)
Dietrich Buxtehude - Christian Geist - Nicolas Bruhns - Franz Tunder - Kaspar Förster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220634 | Time: 01:15:31

Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s.

Helmut Walcha - Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Works [13 CDs] (2017)

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Helmut Walcha - Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Works [13 CDs] (2017)

Helmut Walcha - Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Works [13 CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4.43 Gb | Total time: 12:34:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 58498 | Recorded: 1958-1962

“One of the great interpreters of J. S. Bach,” was the New York Times’ description of the German organist and harpsichordist Helmut Walcha (1907-1991). His “intuitive grasp of the composer’s mind and intentions” was noted by The Guardian, while Gramophone judged that “his coherence and inner logic as a Bach interpreter remain unsurpassed.” Walcha’s recordings of Bach’s major solo keyboard works, performed on the harpsichord, are gathered together in this superb 13-CD collection.

Gruppo Vocale Àrsi & Tèsi & Tony Corradini - I diporti della villa in ogni stagione: Venezia, 1601 (2021)

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Gruppo Vocale Àrsi & Tèsi & Tony Corradini - I diporti della villa in ogni stagione: Venezia, 1601 (2021)

Gruppo Vocale Àrsi & Tèsi & Tony Corradini - I diporti della villa in ogni stagione: Venezia, 1601 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:12
Classical, Choral | Label: Tactus

This dedication appears at the beginning of the collection of madrigals titled I DIPORTI DELLA VILLA IN OGNI STAGIONE ,spiegati in quattro canzoni dall’Ill.S.Francesco Bozza Cavaliere et posti in musica da diversi famosi Autori, a cinque voci (“The Pastimes of theVilla in Each Season”, explained in four songs by the Illustrious Knight Francesco Bozza and set to music by several famous Composers),published inVenice in 1601 by the publisherAngelo Gardano.

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

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Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 579 Mb | Total time: 128:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 30009 | Recorded: 1979, 1991

Germany's Accent label has released a series of twin-CD sets featuring the Baroque flute recordings made by Barthold Kuijken, sometimes (as here) accompanied by his cello-playing brother Wieland. The originals date back to the late '70s, when Kuijken was one of the Dutch specialists who brought historical performance out of the too-precious phase, and they still sound good. This release pairs a 1979 set of French flute sonatas from the middle eighteenth century with a 1991 group of Italian works of the same period. The two discs, both recorded in Belgian churches, don't have exactly the same ambiance, but the pairing is an intelligent one, making this a good pick from among the various discs available.

Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)

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Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)

Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 388 Mb | Total time: 77:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur Records | # CRC 3450 | Recorded: 2001

The transcription on this CD was prepared by the eminent Polish-Jewish composer from Lvov, Józef Koffler, who arranged the Variations for a chamber orchestra (flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon and string quintet). This transcription, completely unknown until only recently, is undoubtedly one of the best 20th-century transcriptions of Bach's music.

John Paul - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier (complete) [4 CDs] (2015)

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John Paul - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier (complete) [4 CDs] (2015)

John Paul - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier (complete) (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,25 Gb | Total time: 154:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur Records | # CRC 3450 | Recorded: 2012-2014

John Paul makes the first ever recording of the complete Well Tempered Clavier, performed on Lautenwerck. The Lautenwerck, or lute harpsichord, is similar to a harpsichord, but it has gut strings, and this has a far more mellow sound. Bach himself owned a lautenwerck, and was very fond of the instrument. Bach's keyboard works were not written strictly for the harpsichord. He would doubtless have seen performance on The Well Tempered Clavier on the lautenwerck as being completely appropriate.

Richard Kolb - Ballard: Premier livre de luth (2019)

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Richard Kolb - Ballard: Premier livre de luth (2019)

Richard Kolb - Ballard: Premier livre de luth (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 239 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | 00:52:35
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

Robert Ballard was one of the most famous lutenist-composers of the first decades of the seventeenth century, during which the lute was the favored instrument of the Parisian aristocracy and upper bourgeoisie.

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

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Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 125:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 947-2 | Recorded: 2003

La diavolessa dates some way into the Galuppi/Goldoni canon, being the 13th of their joint ventures. It was first given during November 1755 at Teatro San Samuele in Venice, and like many of Galuppi’s operas soon traveled beyond the confines of Italy, being taken up in Leipzig and Prague in the year following its Venetian premiere. The motivational force of the plot is greed, but Goldoni also has some pertinent observations on social status to make. The action centers round the Naples home of Don Poppone, a wealthy fool obsessed by the belief that there is hidden treasure in his cellar.

Felix Klieser & CHAARTS Chamber Artists - Baroque Arias for Horn (Beyond Words) (2021)

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Felix Klieser & CHAARTS Chamber Artists - Baroque Arias for Horn (Beyond Words) (2021)

Felix Klieser & CHAARTS Chamber Artists - Baroque Arias for Horn (Beyond Words) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:28
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

Felix Klieser, on his new album Beyond Words, focuses on the language of music, the stories that it tells – all without any words at all. He places the emphasis on the images that arise before our mind’s eye when listening to the music, on the emotions triggered by the music. For Beyond Words the hornist has chosen various arias by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Gluck, each of which describes the various, self-contained musical worlds they encompass in a very individual manner.

Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

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Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

Ludger Rémy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske Undersaatters Glaede (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 60:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 634-2 | Recorded: 1998

Georg Philipp Telemann's late work is almost inexhaustible in terms of surprises. How many times have I written this and yet I am not yet embarrassed to proclaim it again. With which creative power the 80 year old opens new worlds of expression at the end of the 18th century, one can only be astonished by his last oratorios. One of the very last - from 1761 - is his Easter oratorio "Die Auferstehung" (not to be confused with the "Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu", 1760). There is no longer a rigid sequence of recitatives and arias: flexible, almost through-composed, the music follows the strong affects of the (excellent) libretto, always in search of unconventional means of expression, such as a dramatic accompaniment, accompanied only by a highly virtuosic solo violin becomes. Or the beginning of the words: "Du tiefe, tote, grauenvolle Stille" …

Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas (2007)

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Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas (2007)

Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 633 Mb | Total time: 113:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx | # 4020 | Recorded: 2007

Viktoria Mullova and Ottavio Dantone turn in smashing performances of Bach's six sonatas for violin and harpsichord, plus two additional items: a transcription of Trio Sonata No. 5 (for organ/clavichord) and the Sonata in G for Violin and Continuo BWV 1021. Bach's violin sonatas use the "church sonata" form; that is, they usually have opening slow movements and no quick movements modeled on dance forms. They are also unique in that they are in fact true duets between the right hand of the keyboard player and the violin, rather than solo works in which the violin sings while the harpsichord accompanies with the continuo part.

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)

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Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 57:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SPO | # 999 847-2 | Recorded: 2001, 2002

Georg Philipp Telemann based his compositions on several texts by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. Most well-known (at least theoretically) are his settings of parts of the first and the tenth song of the Messiah, which were created in the 1750s and were presented in 1759 in the Hamburg Drillhaus a larger public. Telemann was thus the first to validly transform parts of this famous epic into a musical form. It is quite likely that Telemann and Klopstock met in person, especially since Telemann showed great interest in the latest literary trends up to the very last age. For Telemann, it would have been a challenge to try a poetry written in strict hexameters, which was so completely different from the usual cantata texts.

Nicholas McGegan, Lorraine Hunt, David Bowles - Bach: Clavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach (1991)

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Nicholas McGegan, Lorraine Hunt, David Bowles - Bach: Clavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach (1991)

Nicholas McGegan, Lorraine Hunt, David Bowles - Bach: Clavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 74:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907042 | Recorded: 1990

We can readily imagine with what modest pride the 40-year-old Bach presented his second wife Anna Magdalena with this most delightful of all domestic scrapbooks. Bach himself started it off for her with two of the keyboard Partitas (A minor, BWV827 and E minor, BWV930) which later formed part of the collection published as the composer's Op. 1 in 1731. Thereafter it was up to Anna Magdalena herself to choose and to enter little compositions which made particular appeal. Not all the music by any means is by her husband and there are pieces for example by Couperin, Bohm, Stolzel, Hasse and her stepson Carl Philipp Emanuel as well as several by anonymous composers.