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Sebastien Wonner - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ma Jeune Vie A Une Fin (2014)

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Sebastien Wonner - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ma Jeune Vie A Une Fin (2014)

Sébastien Wonner - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ma Jeune Vie A Une Fin (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 538 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: K617 | # K617 247 | Time: 01:15:23

Though generally performed on the organ, the music of the great Dutch keyboard master Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck deserved to find another, no less intense means of expression on the harpsichord. These songs, dances and polyphonic pieces, played by Sébastien Wonner on a copy of a Ruckers, a Flemish instrument of 1612, allow us a glimpse into domestic life, as in a painting by Vermeer. This disc, Mr. Wonners first solo recital recording, was recorded in the auditorium of the convent of Saint-Ulrich, Sarrebourg, August 2013. A bilingual book French and English is included.

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace: Frescobaldi, Rossi, Strozzi, Sweelinck, Bull, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Storace, Gibbons (2021)

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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace: Frescobaldi, Rossi, Strozzi, Sweelinck, Bull, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Storace, Gibbons (2021)

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace: Frescobaldi, Rossi, Strozzi, Sweelinck, Bull, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Storace, Gibbons (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 467 Mb | Total time: 80:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029500899 | Recorded: 2020

Melancholy Grace is a poetic collection of keyboard music from the 16th and 17th centuries by composers from Italy, the Netherlands, England and Germany, including Frescobaldi, Luigi Rossi, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Sweelinck, Dowland, Bull and Gibbons. The French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau has conceived the album as a sombre, but eloquent dialogue between two contrasting voices: melancholy conveyed through chromaticism and melancholy conveyed through the musical expression of tears and weeping. Each voice finds expression through a different instrument: a 16th century Italian virginal (a compact harpsichord) for the ‘tears’ and a modern replica of an 18th century harpsichord for the ‘chromatic’ pieces.

Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)

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Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)

Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 918 Mb | Total time: 57:00+65:17+64:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503041 | Recorded: 1995,1996

The Swedish trumpet-player Niklas Eklund, born in Göteborg (Gothenburg) in 1969, trained at the School of Music and Musicology of Göteborg University. Further studies took place under the tutelage of Edward H. Tarr at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. After five years as solo trumpet with the Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra, he left the orchestra in the autumn of 1996 to further his career as a soloist. Since then he has appeared with leading ensembles and conductors such as Zubin Metha, John Eliot Gardiner, Heinz Holliger, András Schiff, Robert King, Eric Ericson, Reinhard Goebel, Gustav Leonhardt, the London Baroque, the Bach Ensemble (New York), the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the English Baroque Soloists.

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Wedding Motets (1997)

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Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Wedding Motets (1997)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Wedding Motets (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 60:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 396-2 | Recorded: 1995

The richest transmission of printed wedding compositions comes from the prosperous Hanseatic cities. From this rich trove we have recorded for the first time a marvelous selection of interpretations by Manfred Cordes and his WESER RENAISSANCE ensemble: motets, sacred concertos, and ensemble songs, true to the motto: 'The wedded state originated in an ancient land; it was instituted in Paradise by Gods command'.

Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Works for Keyboard, Volume 2 (2009)

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Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Works for Keyboard, Volume 2 (2009)

Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Works for Keyboard, Vol. 2 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Renaissance/Baroque | Label: Chandos Chaconne | # CHAN0758 | Time: 01:03:41

As well as being one of the most famous organists and teachers of his time, Sweelinck was the last and most important composer of the musically rich golden era of the Netherlanders. His output comprises seventy works for keyboard, which represent some of the most richly imaginative music of the period, yet none was published during his lifetime. Robert Woolley has a large discography on Chandos, both as a soloist and as a member of The Purcell Quartet, the ensemble he co-founded in 1983. An internationally regarded authority on the music of this period, he broadcasts regularly for the BBC and has performed and recorded on many historic instruments. On this recording, he plays two instruments: a modern copy by Malcolm Rose of the Lodewijk Theewes claviorgan of 1579, a harpsichord-organ combination which has belonged to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London since 1890; and a rarely heard virginal, or muselar, by the firm Adlam Burnett, based on an instrument of Ioannes Ruckers from 1611 in the Finchcocks collection.

Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Organ Works (2003)

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Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Organ Works (2003)

Robert Woolley - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Organ Works (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Chaconne | # CHAN 0701 | Time: 01:13:27

The late-Renaissance keyboard music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck is virtuosic to a high degree, reflecting both his exceptional skills as an improviser and the secular role organ music was assigned in Reformed Amsterdam. Without a liturgical function to constrain his imagination or shape his music – Calvinist services had no place for it – Sweelinck was free to provide fanciful showpieces for his daily recitals in the Oude Kerk. Examples of his improvisational style can be found in the quasi-fugal Hexachord Fantasia, the witty Echo Fantasia, and the flamboyant Toccatas, of which three are included here. Yet Sweelinck's music is also rigorously logical and full of ingenious contrapuntal devices. These are readily found in his fantasias, but are prominently featured in his numerous sets of variations. His elaborate settings of the chorales Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr and Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, and his variations on popular melodies, such as the famous Mein junges Leben hat ein End, display his invention and thorough manipulation of his subjects in all registers. Perhaps better known as a harpsichordist, Robert Woolley is also a fine organist. Woolley has selected representative works from each of Sweelinck's favored genres and given them exceptional performances on the Van Hagerbeer organ of the Pieterskerk, Leiden.