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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.

Gerard Brooks, Langham Sinfonia, Noël Tredinnick - Wesley Jr., Handel & Others: Organ Concertos (2021)

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Gerard Brooks, Langham Sinfonia, Noël Tredinnick - Wesley Jr., Handel & Others: Organ Concertos (2021)

Gerard Brooks, Langham Sinfonia, Noël Tredinnick - Wesley Jr., Handel & Others: Organ Concertos (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:08:29 | 283 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Priory Records

Gerard Brooks (Organ), Langham Sinfonia. Directed by Noël Tredinnick (July 1992)

Annegret Siedel & Ute Gremmel-Geuchen - Copyright J.S.Bach (2021)

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Annegret Siedel & Ute Gremmel-Geuchen - Copyright J.S.Bach (2021)

Annegret Siedel & Ute Gremmel-Geuchen - Copyright J.S.Bach (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:18:47 | 180 / 375 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aeolus

Throughout his entire life, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a great number of arrangements, transcriptions, and “parodies”. Baroque violinist Annegret Siedel and the organist Ute-Gremmel Geuchen are experimenting this field with great joy in playing a varied spectrum of Bach's compositions on violin and organ, violon solo, or organ solo.

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 4 - Alla veneziana (2021)

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Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 4 - Alla veneziana (2021)

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 4 - Alla veneziana (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Total time: 03:16:55 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMM 902460.62 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

With this volume 4 in a complete recording of Bach’s keyboard works whose ingenuity has been underlined by every reviewer (e.g. Gramophone, July 2020), Benjamin Alard continues to explore the Weimar period, known as that of his ‘early mastery’. After À la française, we turn to Italy, where the Vivaldian concerto reigned in Venice. The young Bach created here a wonderful space of freedom between the transcriber and the improviser. For ‘if transcription is a matter of freedom, it is also a matter of powerful imagination: each piece on this recording transports us into a Venetian universe that fascinated Bach as much as it inspired him’, as Benjamin Alard demonstrates on three exceptional instruments.

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)

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Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 3 - In the French Style (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Total time: 03:29:19 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMM 902457.59 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his ‘early maturity’, in which his formal and expressive experiments reflect a significant interest in French music and ‘la belle danse’. The close intertwining of French and German styles is the dominant feature of this third volume in Benjamin Alard’s recording of the complete organ and harpsichord works.

Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 2 (2008)

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Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 2 (2008)

Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 2 (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 669 MB | 01:57:56
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Samuel Scheidt's Tabulatura Nova, published in three parts in the early seventeenth century, is one of those checkpoints that music history students have to learn. It was a collection of keyboard music with mostly instructional intent, making up a compendium of North German polyphonic techniques. The Tabulatura Nova was an early example of the exhaustiveness of musical thinking that became one of Bach's key characteristics, and it pointed to Bach as well in its density and overall conservatism. This double disc, covering the second of the Tabulatura Nova's three volumes, includes early fugues, fantasias, dances, an impressive toccata, and pieces intended for sacred use, including several based on chorales.

Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 1 (2003)

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Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 1 (2003)

Franz Raml - Scheidt: Tabulatura Nova, Vol. 1 (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 756 MB | 02:13:54
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Many German composers of the early 17th century went to Italy to study the newest musical trends. Samuel Scheidt, one of the main representatives of the North German organ school, did not do this. He went to Amsterdam instead, to study with the famous organist and composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. But although Sweelinck, as far as we know, never left the Netherlands, he was very well aware of everything that was happening all over Europe.

Franz Raml - Krebs: Complete Works for Organ and Instrument Obbligato (2000)

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Franz Raml - Krebs: Complete Works for Organ and Instrument Obbligato (2000)

Franz Raml - Krebs: Complete Works for Organ and Instrument Obbligato (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 547 MB | 02:07:31
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Though other Baroque composers had written chorale arrangements for organ in which the cantus firmus was assigned to a solo wind instrument, the idea of writing a Fantasia for the same combination seems to have originated with Johann Krebs. His soulful, eloquent Fantasia in F minor for oboe and organ was celebrated in its day, and when you hear it on this engaging recording, you can well understand why. Though the fantasias are the more intricate works, the chorales with wind obbligato are admirable for their contrapuntal inventiveness and for the various ways in which the composer chooses to set the familiar tunes.

Franz Raml - J.S. Bach: Organ Works (2006)

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Franz Raml - J.S. Bach: Organ Works (2006)

Franz Raml - J.S. Bach: Organ Works (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 425 MB | 01:16:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

Old technology meets modern technology on this release from Germany's Oehms label, a top-notch Bach organ recording equally worth the consideration of the first-timer or those with large Bach collections. Featured is one of the monuments of central German organ-building, the Silbermann Organ at the Catholic Hofkirche in Dresden. The organ was dismantled during World War II but subsequently rebuilt and later thoroughly restored. It's a magnificent beast, with plenty of power and some unusual, highly evocative tone colors in the quieter registrations.

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Christopher Gibbons: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries (2012)

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Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Christopher Gibbons: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries (2012)

Christopher Gibbons - Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries (2012)
Academy of Ancient Music; Choir of the AAM; Richard Egarr, director & solo organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807551 | Time: 01:02:25

Born into an English musical family, organist and composer Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) probably received early training from his famous father Orlando Gibbons. He sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal and went on to a distinguished career at Westminster Abbey and in the court of Charles II. With this showcase programme of motets, anthems, fantasias for strings, and organ voluntaries (all of which are receiving their first recording), Richard Egarr, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of the AAM, aim to rescue the composer from unjust obscurity.

Franz Raml - Pachelbel: Clavier Music, Vol. 1 (2009)

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Franz Raml - Pachelbel: Clavier Music, Vol. 1 (2009)

Franz Raml - Pachelbel: Clavier Music, Vol. 1 (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | 01:06:29
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Anyone who has ever worked in any aspect of classical music retailing has been asked the question "Did Pachelbel write anything else besides the Canon?" The answer is yes, and some of it is just as pleasing to the general listener as the Canon in D major, originally for three violins and continuo. Finding recordings of these works has been the tough part, but with growing interest in German music of the late seventeenth century, more choices are beginning to appear. This release by German audiophile label MDG is somewhat geeky in looks, but anyone who's ever wanted a Pachelbel disc should check it out. Not least for the sound; MDG has devoted itself mostly to chamber music, but the results the engineers obtain from the organ at St. Peter's church in the German city of Freiberg are really startling.

Ben van Oosten - A Festival of French Organ Music (2011)

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Ben van Oosten - A Festival of French Organ Music (2011)

Ben van Oosten - A Festival of French Organ Music (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 291 MB | 01:18:50
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

All the works on this CD are from the French Romantic organ repertoire. They have all enjoyed great popularity and bear the typical characteristics of French Romantic organ writing; melodic elegance, colourful harmonies and compositional clarity. Ben van Oosten performs on the Jann Organ of St. Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg.

Yves-G. Préfontaine, Les Chantres du Roy - Jehan Titelouze: Les Hymnes (2009)

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Yves-G. Préfontaine, Les Chantres du Roy - Jehan Titelouze: Les Hymnes (2009)

Yves-G. Préfontaine, Les Chantres du Roy - Jehan Titelouze: Les Hymnes (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 602 Mb | Total time: 115:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2558 | Recorded: 2008

Aujourd’hui Jehan Titelouze fait plus ou moins figure d’australopithèque. Mais il est tout de même le fondateur de la tradition de l’orgue français. Il y a près de 400 ans, un éditeur parisien a publié cette collection de 39 pièces, premier recueil français d’œuvres pour clavier d’un seul et même compositeur. Titelouze explore 12 des plus populaires hymnes de son temps. Dans ces « fugues et ricercars » il développera le langage polyphonique du XVIe siècle en utilisant des dissonances, des accords de septième et le chromatisme laissant ainsi entrevoir les nouveaux chemins que la musique allait prendre.

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 1 - The Young Heir (2018)

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Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 1 - The Young Heir (2018)

Benjamin Alard - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Work for Keyboard 1 - The Young Heir (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.09 Gb | Total time: 04:07:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902450.52 | Recorded: 2017

Bach’s youth was a vast field of observation. From the years of apprenticeship in Ohrdruf, where his precocious artistic sensibility was dazzlingly demonstrated, to his first major post as organist at Arnstadt, Bach constantly enriched his musical culture, underpinned by a strong family tradition and driven by iconic respect for the old masters, crucial affinities and unfailing curiosity. As the prelude to a complete recording of a new kind, the eloquence and vigilant intelligence of the admirable Benjamin Alard’s playing are the ideal medium to reveal the technical mastery of Bach’s early keyboard works and convey the essence of this young composer’s musical discourse at a time when he was already measuring himself against the yardstick of predecessors and contemporaries alike.

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Nicolas Lebègue: Premier Livre d'orgue (2002)

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Jean-Patrice Brosse - Nicolas Lebègue: Premier Livre d'orgue (2002)

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Nicolas Lebègue: Premier Livre d'orgue (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 617 Mb | Total time: 137:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN 268561 | Recorded: 1981

On a toujours tendance à sous-estimer l'importance de Nicolas Lebègue dans la formation du style de la musique francaise pour clavier. Cet homme qui venant de Laon débarqua à Paris à l'âge de 25 ans a non seulement standardisé la suite pour clavecin à la francaise, mais il a aussi codifié le style d'orgue francais classique par ce premier livre d'orgue publié 10 ans après son arrivée à Paris.