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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1997)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1997)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 44:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921101 | Recorded: 1997

"…a performance full of character and joy. It bristles with energy without adopting extreme tempos; period instrument sonorities refresh even that over-exposed Wedding March."
— BBC Music Magazine

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 5 (1997)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 5 (1997)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 5 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 01:59:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 4562672 | Recorded: 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996

The best period instrument recording of Mendelssohn Symphonies 3,4,5 and Overtures " the Hebrides" and "Calm sea and Prosperous Voyage". Bruggen's tempos are moderate and textures are very clear: you can hear individual voices in the orchestra not obvious in many recordings. The Orchestra of the 18th Century play with a full sound and are never scrawny. Orchestra of the 18th Century's horns, clarinet, and flutes were very well played in these live recordings from 1990, 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.53 Gb | Total time: 05.58.00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa ‎| GCDSA 921116. 5 | Recorded: 2011

It was some years after founding the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century in 1981 that Frans Brüggen first turned his attention to the music of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies and endeavoured to perceive that special orchestral landscape, in order to transform it into musical sound, with the use of period instruments rediscovering historical tonal colours. Now, his quest undimmed, Brüggen has submerged himself once more into the glories of Beethoven’s orchestral music for a new cycle being issued in a sumptuous new hybrid SACD box set by Glossa.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,75 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.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,84 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.

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.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,84 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.

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Cappella Amsterdam - Bach: Easter Oratorio (2012)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Cappella Amsterdam - Bach: Easter Oratorio (2012)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Cappella Amsterdam - Bach: Easter Oratorio (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 58:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD921115 | Recorded: 2011

Remaining faithful to their tradition of making live recordings during the course of their concert tours, Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century now come forward with the results of concerts given by them in the spring of last year with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Easter Oratorio as the centrepiece of the new release. With Ilse Eerens, Michael Chance, Markus Schäfer and David Wilson-Johnson as the vocal soloists, and with the faithful Cappella Amsterdam responsible for the choruses, Brüggen and his legendary ensemble once again demonstrate why they have been – and continue to be – one of the pillars of the historically-informed performance movement, which from the final quarter of the 20th century onwards, has stirred up so radically the way of hearing music composed before 1800.

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.

Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2002)

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Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2002)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 160:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 473 263-2 | Recorded: 1996

This is a St Matthew Passion which should please many readers. Bruggen’s interpretation is eloquent, thoughtful in matters of style and expressive content, and it benefits from a textural clarity which few competitors can rival. All aspects of Bach’s miraculous score are taken into account.

Frans Bruggen, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Bach: Mass in B minor (1990)

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Frans Bruggen, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Bach: Mass in B minor (1990)

Frans Brüggen, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Bach: Mass in B minor (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 512 Mb | Total time: 104:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 426 238-2 | Recorded: 1989

The b minor mass is truly one of the cultural pillars of Western civilization. Whether it is a complete patchwork or put together from pieces of a design (most musicologists suggest the latter), this music is- certainly metaphorically and possibly literally- divine! Franz Bruggen chooses to use tempos, not even matched by Gardiner.

Frans Brüggen, Concerto Amsterdam - Telemann: Musique de Table [4CDs] (2008)

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Frans Brüggen, Concerto Amsterdam - Telemann: Musique de Table [4CDs] (2008)

Frans Brüggen, Concerto Amsterdam - Telemann: Musique de Table (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,27 Gb | Total time: 252:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564694572 | Recorded: 1964, 1965

Inaugurated in 1958, Das Alte Werk quickly gained a reputation for historically informed, high-quality recordings. As the field of early music spread wider and wider and new paths were constantly broken, the imprint rapidly became the touchstone by which other labels were judged, not least for its epoch-making complete recording of Bach's sacred cantatas. Originally recorded and released in the middle 1960s, this newly-reissued 4CD, groundbreaking set of Telemann's Musique de Table (Tafelmusik) features the late Franz Bruggen and the Concerto Amsterdam.

Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)

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Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Haydn: Sturm & Drang, Paris, London Symphonies [13CDs] (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,15 Gb | Total time: 16 h 15'18'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 480 228 2 | Recorded: 1992-2000

The crowning glory of this collection rests in Frans Brüggen’s marvelous set of the 12 “London” Symphonies. These, along with some of the lesser-known late works, such as Symphonies Nos. 86 and 90 (with its thrilling horn writing), alone justify purchase of this inexpensive 13-disc collection–but really it’s all pretty fine. One of the more anachronistic aspects of the “authentic-instrument” movement has been that works written to be performed without conductor at all (or in collaboration between concertmaster and players) receive the loving ministrations of “specialists” such as Brüggen (and Harnoncourt, for example) whose inclinations in terms of tempo manipulation and expressive phrasing could make a Stokowski blush. And so we find a finale of Symphony No. 88 that’s even slower than Karl Böhm’s, and when you come right down to it, it’s none the worse for the experience: it makes up in charm what it lacks in sheer energy.