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Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)

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Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb + 2,38 Gb (dvd bonus) | Total time: 63:30+54:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697190442 | Recorded: 2007

The performances are scintillating, dynamic, articulate, and vibrant, the virtuoso violin solos by Elizabeth Wallfisch occupying a playfully precarious edge between daring excitement and temporal excess–a stance joined in equal measure by her fellow soloists and her very fine orchestral partners. This is Vivaldi performance uninhibited by self-conscious stylistic gestures or distracting "period" mannerisms–it's just informed, virtuosic ensemble playing.

The Purcell Quartet with Elizabeth Wallfisch - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Harmonia artificiosa ariosa (1994) 2CDs

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The Purcell Quartet with Elizabeth Wallfisch - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Harmonia artificiosa ariosa (1994) 2CDs

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Harmonia artificiosa ariosa (1994) 2CDs
The Purcell Quartet with Elizabeth Wallfisch (viola d`amore)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Chandos | # CHAN0575/6 | Time: 01:30:22

Like many of his German and Austrian contemporaries, Bohemian-born composer Heinrich von Biber was strongly influenced by the Italian school of violin composition that included Biagio Marini (1587-1665) and Marco Uccellini (1603-1680). A noted virtuoso himself, Biber and his teacher Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1621-1680) were two of the most important figures of the late seventeenth-century Viennese violin style. Biber's keen understanding of the technical and expressive possibilities of the instrument is evident in his innovative use of pizzicato (plucking of the string with the finger), double and triple stops (more than one note played at once creating "chords"), col legno (stick of the bow on the string), sul ponticello (played close to the bridge), and, especially, scordatura (intentional "mistuning" of the strings). Scordatura allowed the performer to play chords in particular keys more easily, extended the range of notes, and provided more open strings in order to negotiate the difficulty of polyphonic writing for a single instrument. Biber's imaginative and original use of these techniques or special effects brought violin virtuosity to an entirely new level of musical expression in the Baroque period. It can be argued that J. S. Bach's masterful Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, written in 1720, are direct descendants of Biber's grounding breaking Mystery or Rosary Sonatas, composed nearly a quarter of a century earlier.

Elizabeth Wallfisch, The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer - Pietro Locatelli: Concerti Grossi, Op.1 (1995) Reissue 2014

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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) ~ 547 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 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.

Convivium - Handel: Trio Sonatas for oboe and violin (2000)

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Convivium - Handel: Trio Sonatas for oboe and violin (2000)

Convivium - Handel: Trio Sonatas for oboe and violin (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 64:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67083 | Recorded: 1998

Whether or not by the teenage Handel, these trios are eminently worth exploring. Oboe sometimes dominates violin, but Convivium are full of with and verve in allegros, with slow affective movements - the opening of No. 8 is magical.

R. Beckett, L. Beznosiuk, P. Goodwin, E. Wallfisch, R. Tunnicliffe, P. Nicholson - Handel: 20 Sonatas 'Opus 1' (2014)

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R. Beckett, L. Beznosiuk, P. Goodwin, E. Wallfisch, R. Tunnicliffe, P. Nicholson - Handel: 20 Sonatas 'Opus 1' (2014)

Rachel Beckett, Lisa Beznosiuk, Paul Goodwin, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tunnicliffe, Paul Nicholson - Handel: 20 Sonatas 'Opus 1' (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 822 Mb | Total time: 2:51:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDS44411/3 | Recorded: 1994

The twenty sonatas on this recording show Handel writing for the professional musicians of his London opera orchestra; they demand considerable skill and stamina both from the soloist and the continuo. Prominent bass parts give the sonatas a contrapuntal strength and vitality, and Handel keeps the elements of display and purely musical argument in admirable balance in these works. For this reason, they are among the most attractive Baroque solo sonatas and deserve their lasting popularity.

Elizabeth Wallfisch, The Locatelli Trio - Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas (1991)

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Elizabeth Wallfisch, The Locatelli Trio - Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas (1991)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, The Locatelli Trio - Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 73:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66430 | Recorded: 1990

Half a century ago, Giuseppe Tartini might have been the only composer of the Italian Baroque most classical music listeners could name. That was thanks to the so-called Devil's Trill, which appears as the final track on disc one of this two-disc set. Here one can experience the "trillo del Diavolo" in its proper place, as the final movement of a three-movement Sonata in G minor for violin and continuo, and within a larger slice of his output: this pairing of two previously released discs also includes a published set of violin sonatas from around the time of the Devil's Trill (around the early 1730s), and several later sonatas with a goodly degree of novelty on disc two. In a way, the rest of the music makes the Devil's Trill seem less remarkable.

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach: Violin Concertos (1999)

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Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach: Violin Concertos (1999)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach: Violin Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 700 Mb | Total time: 62:46+67:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61558 2 | Recorded: 1993, 1996

The violin concertos here are not the familiar pair in A minor and E. Bach composed a number of concertos for orchestral instruments and later transcribed them as keyboard concertos. Reversing Bach’s procedure, Wilfried Fischer has taken the harpsichord versions and from them has reconstructed the originals. BWV 1056 is a transposed transcription of the Keyboard Concerto in F minor (though New Grove identifies the outer movements as being from a lost oboe concerto). The D minor work is also usually heard in its keyboard adaptation. The concerto in C minor for two harpsichords appears in its original instrumentation for violin and oboe, the soloists here being perfectly balanced for clarity of line. It was Tovey who suggested that the A major concerto may have been intended for the oboe d’amore, an instrument pitched between the oboe proper and the cor anglais.