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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Bruggen - JS Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Bruggen - JS Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CD [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CDs
Cappella Amsterdam; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century; Frans Brüggen, conductor
Markus Schäfer, evangelist; Thomas Oliemans, Jesus; Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Michael Chance, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 486 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921113 | Time: 01:51:04

One of the many delights coming from Frans Brüggen’s distinguished career has been the understanding which he brings to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – such as here with the St. John Passion – whether on the concert platform or on record. Brüggen’s cultured feeling for Bach’s musical structures as much as for its style and expressive content permits a textural clarity enjoyed by few of his directing colleagues. A special wealth of experience in the music of Bach has also been gained by the members of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century across the three decades of its existence and as part of its regular concert series (there have now been over a hundred of these tours!) and with a concentrated opportunity to focus on one work, Bach’s masterpiece was performed and recorded in Spring 2010.

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

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Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Latin (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 1h 41'31'' | 5,28 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, Francais, English | Recorded: 2015

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Italian Concerto & French Overture (2017)

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Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Italian Concerto & French Overture (2017)

Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Italian Concerto & French Overture (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 435 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | 01:03:31
Classical | Label: OMF Records

The Japanese harpsichordist and harpist, Marie Nishiyama, began studying piano at age 3 In 1992 she graduated from the piano department of Tokyo Music University with piano soloist diploma, and in 1994 also received her master's degree in harpsichord there. She studied under Yoshio Watanabe (harpsichord) and Yoshiko Ueda (organ).

Arnold Goldsbrough, English Chamber Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Orlando (2006)

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Arnold Goldsbrough, English Chamber Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Orlando (2006)

Arnold Goldsbrough, English Chamber Orchestra, Janet Baker - Handel: Orlando (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 78:54+75:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ponto ‎| PO 1048 | Recorded: 1963

Orlando (HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written for the King's Theatre in London in 1733. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece"L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto"Orlando Furioso, which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante". More an artistic than a popular success at its first performances, Orlando is today recognised as a masterpiece.

Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Toccaten, BWV 910-916 (2019)

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Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Toccaten, BWV 910-916 (2019)

Marie Nishiyama - Bach: Toccaten, BWV 910-916 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 517 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:39
Classical | Label: OMF Records

The Japanese harpsichordist and harpist, Marie Nishiyama, began studying piano at age 3 In 1992 she graduated from the piano department of Tokyo Music University with piano soloist diploma, and in 1994 also received her master's degree in harpsichord there. She studied under Yoshio Watanabe (harpsichord) and Yoshiko Ueda (organ).

Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)

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Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)

Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:43
Classical, Vocal | Label: Dacapo

The music from the Baltic region in the latter half of the 17th century is characterized by fearless innovation and bubbling creativity. Here, a glimpse into the sacred solo-cantata and chamber music of this period is presented by bass-baritone Jakob Bloch Jespersen and Concerto Copenhagen under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

Duo Tal & Groethuysen - J.S. Bach & Reinhard Febel: 18 Studies on 'The Art of Fugue' (2020)

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Duo Tal & Groethuysen - J.S. Bach & Reinhard Febel: 18 Studies on 'The Art of Fugue' (2020)

Duo Tal & Groethuysen - J.S. Bach & Reinhard Febel: 18 Studies on 'The Art of Fugue' (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 330 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 216 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:33:17
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

With its fourteen fugues and four canons, all of which are derived from the same thematic germ cell, J. S. Bach’s "The Art of Fugue" contains within it a veritable cornucopia of constructional variants. In his own Studies, Reinhard Febel takes apart the constituent elements of Bach’s work and reassembles them in completely new ways, occasionally opening up the musical material and allowing it to range over the entire keyboard.

Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)

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Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)

Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 71:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 7243 5 45475 2 2 | Recorded: 2000

How do you characterize a voice like this? The "official" description is "contralto", but no way is Richard Tucker Award-winner Stephanie Blythe a contralto in any conventional sense. This is a voice so versatile that in her opening "Ombra mai fu" (and in many other places) you'd swear that you were listening to one of today's new breed of countertenors–specifically David Daniels, who coincidentally records for the same label and appears on this program in a duet from Handel's Giulio Cesare. (In fact, their voices are so perfectly matched that when they sing together it's nearly impossible to tell them apart.)

Bernard Haitink, Eduard van Beinum - Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks (1996)

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Bernard Haitink, Eduard van Beinum - Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks (1996)

Bernard Haitink, Eduard van Beinum, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Handel: Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 66:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BELART ‎| 461 336-2 | Recorded: 1958, 1963

Eduard van Beinum's 1958 account of the Water Music captures the magnificent wind section of the Concertgebouw Orchestra at its early post-War peak, and rather than fuss over every phrase and rhythm, as so many of today's "authenticists" do, Beinum offers lively harmonic and rhythmic support while encouraging his nonpareil players to really enjoy themselves–and do they ever! Listen to the those magnificently brazen but always golden-toned horns at the opening of the Menuet (Pomposo), the brilliant trumpets in the famous Alla Hornpipe, and the soulful oboes and bassoons in their many solo turns (the oboist in the Adagio e staccato deserves a standing ovation for that movement alone).

London Handel Players - Handel at Home (2006)

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London Handel Players - Handel at Home (2006)

London Handel Players - Handel at Home (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Somm ‎| SOMM 055 | Recorded: 2005

Handel wrote very little for the flute. Indeed, when he wrote the indication ‘flauto’ in his scores he meant recorder. His use of ‘traversa’ is limited to a few sonatas and an occasional movement in operas and oratorios. However, the flute was a popular instrument among amateur musicians in Handel’s London. The publisher John Walsh capitalised on this when printing arrangements of arias and overtures that could be played by either flute or violin, with continuo accompaniment. The London Handel Players take inspiration from Walsh’s editions, with flautist Rachel Brown restoring violin parts to some favourite pieces from Alcina, Solomon and Semele.

Celine Frisch, Cafe Zimmermann, Dominique Visse - J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg, 14 Canons, Quodlibet (2001) 2CDs

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Celine Frisch, Cafe Zimmermann, Dominique Visse - J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg, 14 Canons, Quodlibet (2001) 2CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Variations Goldberg BWV 988
Céline Frisch, clavecin Anthony Sidey
14 Canons BWV 1087; Les chansons allemandes de la Variation 30 (Quodlibet)
Ensemble Instrumental Café Zimmermann; Dominique Visse, contre-tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 592 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb | Scans ~ 279 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 014 | Time: 01:42:11

Here is a package that satisfies intellectual curiosity and is musically delightful. This two-disc set begins with a precise, but still musical, harpsichord performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations by Céline Frisch. Her Aria is clean, with both the melody and the bass line countermelody clear and phrased so that everything comes together well. Her ornaments fit naturally into the melodies throughout the variations, without drawing attention away from the tune, and she always has a sense of direction and forward momentum. The second disc contains the 14 canons on the first eight notes of the bass of the Aria from the Goldberg Variations and the two songs that are contained in the quodlibet near the end of the Variations. The canons are rich and warm performed by Café Zimmermann, a string sextet that includes a double bass, with excellent contrasts in the feel of each canon. The song Cabbages and Turnips Have Driven Me Away is the highlight of the two discs. Period instruments accompany Dominique Visse as he sings about a hunter bringing a girl home to meet his mother. Visse switches from a jolly, idiomatic tenor voice for the hunter to a smooth alto for the girl, and a slightly grating alto for the mother, often in mid-verse.

Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)

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Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)

Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 838 Mb | Total time: 61:10+66:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delos ‎| DE 3394 | Recorded: 2009

Jory Vinikour, one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation, celebrates the Handel year with a wonderful new recording of Handel s 'Great' Suites, topped off with a special version of the famous Chaconne in G Major. Jory's Handel is unquestionably as 'definitive' as his celebrated version of the Bach Goldberg Variations. Thenobility, tenderness and delightful variety of each Suite speaks of Jory's musical perspective not only as a virtuoso, but also as a conductor, opera continuist and joint recitalist in the course of his highly diversified career. The warm sound of this new Handel recording can be attributed to the instrument Jory plays, which is based on the 1739 Dresden harpsichord built by Heinrich Gräbner, with its extended basses and corresponding richness of timbre.

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

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Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2210 kbps / 23.976 fps | 102 min | 1,73 Gb
Audio: Latin / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, French, English

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

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Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

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Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | SNYI 53264 | Recorded: 1967, 1975

This is a wonderful collection of Spanish Baroque harpsichord music. Of course Scarlatti, who came from Italy, is the king. Igor Kipnis plays one of Scarlatti's single sonatas and the great triptych, K. 490- 92. He gives an object lesson in performing Scarlatti with imagination, virtuosity, taste, and ornamented repeats, the latter adding a great deal of interest to the music. José Nebra and Josep Soler aren't quite on Scarlatti's level, but the way Igor Kipnis plays their entertaining music is bound to hold your attention.