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Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)

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Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)

Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 384 Mb | Total time: 67:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557165 | Recorded: 2002

Corelli's violin works were the locus classicus of the instrument's tradition at the height of the Baroque era, and several of the specialists in historical violin performance have taken their turns at realizing them in something like their original forms. This recording of the six violin sonatas of the composer's Op. 5 is by two veterans of Holland's rich early music scene, violinist Lucy van Dael and keyboardist Bob van Asperen. It has several distinguishing characteristics. The written score of these works provides the performers with only partial guidance. It consists of a skeletal violin melody, plus a figured bass.

Bob van Asperen - John Bull: Music for Harpsichord (1983) Reissue 2010

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Bob van Asperen - John Bull: Music for Harpsichord (1983) Reissue 2010

Bob van Asperen - John Bull: Music for Harpsichord (1983) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec/Warner Classics & Jazz | # 2564 68361-9 | 00:55:37

John Bull, an early example of the species of virtuoso performer/composer, lived in a time of cultural and political ferment in England. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, he traveled extensively and became acquainted with the musical styles of other European countries, particularly the Netherlands. One of the composers of the a golden age of English choral and keyboard music that includes Byrd and Tallis, Bull frequently used the "free-voiced" textures that mark the period of transition from Renaissance to early Baroque, yet his sacred music reflects the contrapuntal complexity of J.S. Bach. His intricate plainsong settings and hexachord fantasias for organ also show a continental influence; the virginal music is more English in character, and includes highly ornamented variations and fantasias. Under Bull's influence, the simple melodic style of popular songs and folk tunes became a starting-point for elaborate excursions into keyboard virtuosity; the anthems and multi-part canons are more direct in feeling, and preserve the formal structures of English masters such as Tallis. Bob van Asperen is one of the most famous early music specialists for harpsichord, clavichord, and organ, and is also known as a conductor and musicologist.

Harry van der Kamp - The Sweelinck Monument [23CDs] (2009-2015)

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Harry van der Kamp - The Sweelinck Monument [23CDs] (2009-2015)

Harry van der Kamp - The Sweelinck Monument [23CDs] (2009-2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6.66 Gb | Total time: 21 h 42 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 922401/922406/922407/922410 | Recorded: 2003-2014

The large-scale Het Sweelinck Monument project, with Harry van der Kamp as its driving force, and with individual issues on Glossa over the last 6 years in book-CD format for the Netherlands and as multiple-CD sets for the international market, embraces the complete vocal and instrumental music output of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos [4CDs] (1999)

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Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos [4CDs] (1999)

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos [4CDs] (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Total time: 59:35+61:45+47:19+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 61716 2 | Recorded: 1991-1994

Bach is often credited with having invented the keyboard concerto, despite the fact that all of his works in the mode were arrangements of existing concertos for other instruments. Furthermore, whatever influence they may have had was indirect. It’s unlikely that either Haydn or Mozart had heard any of this music or even knew of its existence. But Haydn may have encountered the keyboard concertos of Carl Philippe Emanuel, and Mozart knew Johann Christian’s works in the genre. Nevertheless the elder Bach’s concertos, whether played on a harpsichord, or on a piano, retain a revered place in the keyboard literature.

Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)

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Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)

Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 76:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus ‎| AE-10154 | Recorded: 2012

Did you perhaps also think that the Art of Fugue was a mathematical-abstract work, possibly something cumbersome, an unfinished “cycle of death”? Banish that from your mind…

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,92 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,16 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

Barbara Schlick, Klaus Mertens, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller - Bach: Schemellis Gesangbuch BWV 439-507 (1998)

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Barbara Schlick, Klaus Mertens, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller - Bach: Schemellis Gesangbuch BWV 439-507 (1998)

Barbara Schlick, Klaus Mertens, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller - Bach: Schemellis Gesangbuch BWV 439-507 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 656 Mb | Total time: 153:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| 999 407-2 | Recorded: 1995

Wo wir schon bei Liedern sind: 1736 wurde im Katalog zur Frankfurter und Leipziger Ostermesse folgende Neuheit angezeigt: »Musicalisches Gesangbuch von 950 auserlesenen geistl. Liedern und Arien. Die unbekandten Melodien sind von Herrn Capellmeister Bach entweder neu verfertigt, oder nach Befinden verbessert und so dann sauber in Kupffer gestochen worden.«

Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 2: Passacaille de Mr. Couperin (2008)

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Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 2: Passacaille de Mr. Couperin (2008)

Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 2: Passacaille de Mr. Couperin (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 679 Mb | Total time: 69:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus | # AE10114 | Recorded: 2006

AEOLUS presents the second volume of the Louis Couperin Edition with Bob van Asperen. The recording was made on the 1681 Vaudry harpsichord in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and is currently the only audio document available of this famous instrument. The SACD contains harpsichord suites composed by Louis Couperin, who lived in Paris in the 17th century. Among the pieces is the famous "Tombeau de Mr Blancrocher".

Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 1: Preludes de Mr. Couperin (2006)

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Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 1: Preludes de Mr. Couperin (2006)

Bob van Asperen - Louis Couperin edition, Vol. 1: Preludes de Mr. Couperin (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 72:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus | # AE 10094 | Recorded: 2005

The music of Louis Couperin has never had quite the celebrity of that of his uncle François or of the other famous French keyboard composers of the eighteenth century. The harpsichord works here date from around 1650. They were thus contemporary with reign Mazarin, the courtier and prime minister who really ruled France, at least until the rebellion known as the Fronde curbed the power of the court. The lush booklet does an excellent job of placing Couperin against his cultural background, and really the disc is worth purchasing for the lavish illustrations of the period French harpsichord used (the small picture of the Greek god Pan above the keyboard is reproduced at full size inside, and it's fabulous).

Bob van Asperen - Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Toccatas, Goldberg Variations [6CDs] (2012)

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Bob van Asperen - Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Toccatas, Goldberg Variations [6CDs] (2012)

Bob van Asperen - Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Toccatas, Goldberg Variations [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,61 Gb | Total time: 06:49:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 5099960251923 | Recorded: 1989-1991

Two mighty landmarks of Bach's keyboard canon. The Well-tempered Clavier and Goldberg Variation form the mainstay of this collection. A masterly interpreter of Baroque music, Bob van Asperen has been praised by Gramophone magazine for "secure technique, fastidious attention to detail, fine rhythmic sense and a feeling for gesture." Here he performs on a pair of treasured northern German harpsichords, both dating from the time of Bach himself.

Anner Bylsma plays Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies [5CDs] (2010)

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Anner Bylsma plays Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies [5CDs] (2010)

Anner Bylsma plays Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies [5CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 05:57:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697685192 | Recorded: 1977, 1988, 1992

Though born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini was based for most of his life in Madrid, where he played the cello and wrote more than a hundred string quintets. They’re perfectly formed from the simplest chords, and not without their touches of profundity. The cello sonatas sound at times too much like performers’ music. The explanation lies in changing styles of string technique and the rise of the piano, though Anner Bylsma’s playing gives them a new lease of life.

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

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Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60 CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 16,7 Gb | Total time: 62:33:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88765448882 | Recorded: 1986-1999

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are made with the best recording technologies available and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The collection contains a perfect overview of VIVARTE's legendary catalogue ranging from Vivaldi to Brahms including recordings with specialists in historically informed performance practice such as Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble, L'Archibudelli among others. Many of the recordings received critical acclaim all over the world and won prestigious awards. This box set includes CDs presented in paper sleeves with the original artwork, a 250 page booklet with track listings and the original liner notes for each recording.

Flute Concertos & Sonatas: J. S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, C. Stamitz, J. Stamitz, Gluck, Quantz & others [6CDs] (2012)

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Flute Concertos & Sonatas: J. S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, C. Stamitz, J. Stamitz, Gluck, Quantz & others [6CDs] (2012)

Flute Concertos & Sonatas: J. S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, C. Stamitz, J. Stamitz, Gluck, Quantz & others [6CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,83 Gb | Total time: 06:20:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88725463922 | Recorded: 1976, 1992, 1993, 1996

As the predecessors of Sony Classical, CBS Masterworks had not a catalogue of ""authenticity-minded"" recordings (the pioneering efforts of Raymond Leppard and Jean-Claude Malgoire notwithstanding), Sony made a distinctive new start and engaged indubitably one of the most experienced producers in the field of early music, Wolf Erichson. If the successes secured by such musicians as Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Frans Brüggen in the 1960s were the most visible signs to a wider audience of thorough-going change in the interpretation of music from medieval to baroque times, there was no doubt in assigning a part of the general success to the work of the production teams behind the recordings.

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)

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Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)

Bob van Asperen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 71:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 45174 2 6 | Recorded: 1996

Handel’s successful blend of new composition and arrangements of existing pieces in his Op. 4 organ concertos is winningly conveyed by this excellent recording. Van Asperen’s stylish playing and appropriate registration, aided by sensitive orchestral support, emphasise this music’s startling diversity. No. 1’s improvisatory organ solos; the expressive contrast between violin and cello concertino and organ in No. 3, and the enchanting atmosphere of the more delicately scored No. 6 are notable highlights.
– Nicholas Rast