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Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)

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Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 54:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Symphonia | # SY 02203 | Recorded: 2002

Ars Antiqua Austria was founded in Linz in 1989 with the aim of introducing audiences to the roots of specifically Austrian baroque music played on period-instruments. The music performed at the imperial court in Vienna at this period shows the strong influence of Italy and later of French forms, while Spanish court ceremonials also shape the character of the works. The typical Austrian sound of the period also betrays the influence of the many Crownlands. The political and social boundaries of Austria in the baroque era were far wider than in the 20th century.

Jean-Charles Ablitzer - L'École du Nord: Sweelinck, Praetorius, Weckmann, Tunder, Buxtehude, Böhm (2014)

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Jean-Charles Ablitzer - L'École du Nord: Sweelinck, Praetorius, Weckmann, Tunder, Buxtehude, Böhm (2014)

Jean-Charles Ablitzer - L'École du Nord: Sweelinck, Praetorius, Weckmann, Tunder, Buxtehude, Böhm (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 445 Mb | Total time: 75:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | LIDI 0109265-14 | Recorded: 2013

Pour son premier enregistrement chez Ligia, l’organiste Jean-Charles Ablitzer a choisi de revenir à l’un de ses orgues préférés, celui du temple de Belfort. En effet, par le passé, il nous avait proposé déjà deux enregistrements sur cet instrument, évoquant au travers des titres le Nord, par le voyage, le souffle ou son école avec le présent album. Il est vrai que l’orgue du temple Saint-Jean de Belfort est exceptionnel. Construit en 1984 par Marc Garnier, suivant les principes de la facture d’orgue nord-allemande magnifiée au XVII° par Arp Schnitger, cet orgue représente un modèle magnifique et sans compromis, de ce que furent ces instruments, portés au sommet par une école d’organites d’une incroyable fertilité et d’une immense variété. De plus le buffet a été copié sur des originaux, et celui ci n’est pas sans rappeler tel ou tel orgue célèbre. On pense à Altenbruch (près d’Hambourg) en particulier.

Thomasorganist Ullrich Bohme - The Organs of St Thomas, Leipzig (2017)

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Thomasorganist Ullrich Bohme - The Organs of St Thomas, Leipzig (2017)

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme - Die Orgeln der Thomaskirche zu Leipzig (2017)
works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Krebs, Piutti, Mendelssohn, Boellmann

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Classical, Organ | Label: Rondeau | # ROP6117 | Time: 01:10:57

St. Thomas, dating back to the twelfth century, is a musical landmark for the city of Leipzig, in which renowned composers like Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelsson Bartholdy worked. Johann Sebastian Bach was the Thomaskantor here from 1723 to 1750, the world-famous Thomanerchor sings motets here every Saturday, and here resounds the wonderful music played on the instrument Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once declared the "Queen of Instruments" and about which the poet Honore de Balzac said, "The organ is without a doubt the greatest, boldest and most magnificent of all instruments. It is an entire orchestra form which a skilled hand can demand everything." St. Thomas houses not one but two organs wtihin its walls. In 1889 Wilhelm Sauer built the organ, named after him, in the west choir loft. On the north gallery, the Bach Organ has stoody since 2000. The Sauer Organ has over 88 stops, and the Bach Organ, whose facade is adorned with the seal of the famous Thomakantor, has 61 stops. "Soli Deo Gloria" - Glory to God alone - is the motto by which Bach wrote his music.

A Baroque Christmas: Scheide, Buxtehude, Weckman, Schütz, J.S.Bach, Corelli, Caccini, Bassano, Merula [3CDs] (2012)

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A Baroque Christmas: Scheide, Buxtehude, Weckman, Schütz, J.S.Bach, Corelli, Caccini, Bassano, Merula [3CDs] (2012)

A Baroque Christmas: Scheide, Buxtehude, Weckman, Schütz, J.S.Bach, Corelli, Caccini, Bassano, Merula, Du Caurroy, Dandrieu, Du Mont, Daquin (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,98 Gb | Total time: 3h 57' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 329 | Recorded: 1981-2009

The celebration of the Nativity has always been a source of inspiration for composers. The different elements of the evangelical narrative evoke numerous images: tender feelings before the Baby Jesus; the gentleness of his mother, the Virgin Mary; the procession of the three Wise Men; the angelic choirs in Heaven; and these shepherds gathered in the manger. All that appears in the musical repertoire linked to this holiday, as well as the presence of colourful instrumentations and themes connected to folk traditions. This set, released by Ricercar, brings together all these elements, drawn from the repertoires of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Trio Sonnerie - Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas (1987)

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Trio Sonnerie - Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas (1987)

Trio Sonnerie - Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: ASV Digital / Gaudeamus | # CD GAU110 | Time: 00:46:58

Trio Sonnerie have chosen five of the 14 sonatas by Buxtehude from the 1690s to demonstrate their considerable fluency and rapport. These are witty and elegant works, finely crafted and requiring the skills of virtuoso players. Monica Huggett and Sarah Cunningham capture their essence with happily chosen and neatly articulated tempos—the vivace movements are effortlessly played—and beautifully transparent textures. Mitzi Meyerson provides a stylish and secure accompaniment, particularly in the G major Largo and the B flat major Vivace (which is, in fact, a chaconne).

Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.2 (2005)

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Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.2 (2005)

Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 79:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0723 | Recorded: 2004

Charles Daniels enters into the exultant spirit of ‘Lobe den Herrn’, especially its exuberant final alleluia, and the three male voices bring an almost Italianate sweetness to ‘Jesu dulcis memoria’, one of several fine examples of Buxtehude’s fascination with the chaconne, as well as conveying all the darkness and pain of the richly-scored Passiontide meditation ‘An filius non est Dei’.
–The Telegraph

Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.1 (2003)

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Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.1 (2003)

Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet - Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 335 Mb | Total time: 75:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0691 | Recorded: 2002

Setting various German and Latin texts for solo voices, violins and continuo, these sacred cantatas are typical products of the late 17th century in their pragmatic approach to form.
Here are patchworks such as Jesu dulcis memoria and Salve, Jesu, Patris gnate unigenite; chorale or song variations such as Jesu, meine Freude; and others, like Ich halte es dafür and Ich habe Lustabzuscheiden, which combine the two. CantateDomino is liltingly Italianate, Mein Herz ist bereit is an agile showpiece for solo bass, while Herr, wennich nur dich hab is a set of variations over a ground bass. The Purcell Quartet's essential string sound has always been sweet, airy and lucid, and it's interesting to hear how that has been transferred here from the instrumental sphere to the vocal.

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach & Beyond [15 CDs] (2010)

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Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach & Beyond [15 CDs] (2010)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach & Beyond: Monteverdi, Schütz, Buxtehude, Ahle, Kuhnau, Zelenka, Vivaldi, Handel, CPE Bach [15 CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,75 Gb | Total time: 16 h 29 m 11 s | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-9036/39 | Recorded: 1997-2010

Widely regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Bach's music today, Masaaki Suzuki has made his name both as the artistic director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as a performer on the harpsichord and the organ. Much interest has been focussed on the BCJ/Suzuki series of Bach Cantatas, begun in 1995 and reaching its final stretch with the recent release of Volume 46 (of a projected 55 discs). Hailed by the international music press, this monumental undertaking has acquired a world-wide following. From the very beginning of the collaboration with BIS, however, there have been numerous recording projects beyond the sacred cantatas of Johannes Sebastian, and, indeed, beyond Bach himself. Some of these acclaimed recordings can now be found in a limited edition boxed set, released in connection with the 20th anniversary of Bach Collegium Japan this year.

Rene Jacobs, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (2005)

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Rene Jacobs, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (2005)

Rene Jacobs, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 53 min | 3,43 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Recorded: 2004

Jacobs has found the means of marrying intense religious fervour with highly ”personalised” expression. (…) The instrumental ensemble provides a commentary of indescribable poetry. (…) The coupling is also exceptionally interesting, with the jubilation of Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn forming a superb contrast with the meditations of Membra Jesu nostri and offering an apotheosis in its concluding Alleluia.
–Le Monde de la Musique