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Ricercar Consort, La Fenice, Bernard Foccroulle, Siebe Henstra - Matthias Weckmann: Complete Works [5CDs] (2016)

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Ricercar Consort, La Fenice, Bernard Foccroulle, Siebe Henstra - Matthias Weckmann: Complete Works [5CDs] (2016)

Ricercar Consort, La Fenice, Bernard Foccroulle, Siebe Henstra - Matthias Weckmann: Complete Works [5CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,77 Gb | Total time: 06:12:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 369 | Recorded: 1988-2013

Matthias Weckmann is doubtless the most fascinating Hamburg composer of the mid-17th century. A disciple of Schütz, nurtured on Italian music and, in particular, that of Claudio Monteverdi, he shone in all genres, achieving an impressive blending of these two worlds. His concerts spirituels are characterised by the important role they give to the instruments, veritable accomplices of the singers. His sonatas espouse the Venetian models with their original instrumentation uniting violin, cornett, trombone and bassoon. His organ music constitutes the veritable transition between the generations of Sweelinck and Buxtehude. And in his harpsichord pieces, he also tries his hand at the French suite style. Over the years, Ricercar has recorded his complete works, and the year of the 400th anniversary of his birth imposed itself for bringing together the first complete release of these recordings.

Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Aus der Tiefe (2010)

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Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Aus der Tiefe (2010)

Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Aus der Tiefe (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 78:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC295 | Recorded: 1989-1991

These performances by the Ricercar Consort and its legendary quartet of soloists, from the series Deutsche Barock Kantaten, were created at a time when historical performance practice was new and sprang from original research into the performance practice. This style of music-making is now completely integrated into contemporary musical life thanks partly to these Baroque pioneers.

Jérôme Lejeune - L'Europe Musicale de la Renaissance / Music in Europe at the Time of the Renaissance [8CDs] (2013)

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Jérôme Lejeune - L'Europe Musicale de la Renaissance / Music in Europe at the Time of the Renaissance [8CDs] (2013)

Jérôme Lejeune - L'Europe Musicale de la Renaissance / Music in Europe at the Time of the Renaissance [8CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.88 Gb | Total time: 10h35' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 106

Jérôme Lejeune continues his History of Music series with this boxed set devoted to the Renaissance. The next volume in the series after Flemish Polyphony (RIC 102), this set explores the music of the 16th century from Josquin Desprez to Roland de Lassus. After all of the various turnings that music took during the Middle Ages, the music of the Renaissance seems to be a first step towards a common European musical style. Josquin Desprez’s example was followed by every composer in every part of Europe and in every musical genre, including the Mass setting, the motet and all of the various new types of solo song. Instrumental music was also to develop considerably from the beginning of the 16th century onwards.

Nuria Rial, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2005)

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Nuria Rial, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2005)

Nuria Rial, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 275 MB | 54:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare

…in the Stabat mater… Nuria Rial's clean-toned singing in 'Vidit suum' has impressive control, clarity and profound expression. The two voices blend effectively in 'Quis est homo'. Some aspects are superbly judged: several ritornelli are perfectly weighted and the Ricercar Consort play with sensual warmth - a sensation encouraged by a larger body of strings than is used in some performances.

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Missa BWV 235 (2009)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Missa BWV 235 (2009)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Missa BWV 235 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 352 Mb | Total time: 64:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 129 | Recorded: 2008

Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort's 2006 recording of Bach's Magnificat brings back the glory days of historically informed performances, those halcyon days in the 1980s when musicians, empowered by scholarship and energized by virtuosity, were recording the Baroque repertoire with the zeal of the newly converted. Though Pierlot and his musicians are of a younger generation, they bring a missionary fervor to the music, a program of Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243, and Missa Brevis, BWV 235, interspersed with two well-chosen organ works, the Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733, and the Präludium und Fuga, BWV 541. Pierlot's textures are clean, his rhythms buoyant, his colors bright, and tempos brisk, but not rushed in the fast movements, and contemplative but not moribund in the slow movements.

Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)

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Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)

Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:45
Classical, Vocal | Label: Mirare

This recording includes an excellent selection from Beethoven’s many settings of Irish folksongs, with imaginative new arrangements of his accompaniments, rescored for more traditional instruments than the original piano, violin and cello. His settings are interspersed with more conventional versions of Irish and Scottish folk tunes taken from other sources. These help to highlight his remarkable ingenuity, which preserves the original character of the folksongs while elevating them to a much higher level of interest.

Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

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Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs
Guy Penson, clavecin, piano-forte; Ricercar Consort; Il Fondamento

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 368 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC297 | Time: 02:34:46

At the same time as we get to know Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s compositions we can also take stock of the real personality of Johann Sebastian Bach’s eldest son. His works are still mostly unknown to the public at large and remain in the shadow of those by his brothers. It is true that his music still seems to be somewhat strange, imprisoned as it undoubtedly is by the composer’s profound inner drama. Born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann benefited more than any other of his brothers from the impact of his father’s personality; we may well remember the famous phrase attributed to Johann Sebastian «The son that gives me joy is the one that I love» ?

Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)

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Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)

Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 47:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 020002 | Recorded: 1983

The Ricercar Consort is a Belgian instrumental ensemble founded in 1980 together with the Ricercar record label of Jérôme Lejeune.The founding members were violinist François Fernandez, organist Bernard Foccroulle, and viola da gamba player Philippe Pierlot. The initial repertoire was focussed on the German Baroque, and the Consort was closely identified with the series Deutsche Barock Kantaten. In recordings and concerts the Consort was joined by baroque specialist singers including; Greta De Reyghere, Agnès Mellon, countertenors Henri Ledroit and James Bowman, tenor Guy de Mey and bass Max van Egmond, as well as the cornett player Jean Tubéry.

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercart Consort - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2019)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercart Consort - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2019)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercart Consort - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 387 Mb | Total time: 79:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR444 | Recorded: 2018

In 1680, Dietrich Buxtehude sent his friend Gustav Düben the score of Membra Jesu nostri. In this perfectly balanced work, he addresses the senses directly, immersing us in the sufferings of Christ: we feel the hammer blows, the heart that stops beating…

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 433 Mb | Total time: 79:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare ‎| MIR 9969 | Recorded: 2003

Sous les empereurs autrichiens de la maison des Habsbourg, les arts et tout particulièrement la musique jouèrent un rôle très important dans le cérémoniel de l'affirmation du pouvoir de la cour et de l'empire. Bien que Ferdinand III fût le premier des empereurs autrichiens à avoir composé lui-même de la musique, son second fils et successeur Léopold (1657-1704) était bien plus doué que lui…L'un de ses professeurs fut Antonio Bertali. Son répertoire trop peu connu et qui mérite d'être redécouvert est d'une extrême variété musicale, clairement influencée par la musique théâtrale: elle ne lassera jamais l'auditeur, qui pourra toujours s'attendre à d'agréables surprises après chaque cadence.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

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Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

François Fernandez, Ricercar Consort - Violino oder Geige: Farina, Pohle, Furchheim, Löwe, Biber, Schmelzer, Walther (2005)

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François Fernandez, Ricercar Consort - Violino oder Geige: Farina, Pohle, Furchheim, Löwe, Biber, Schmelzer, Walther (2005)

François Fernandez, Ricercar Consort - Violino oder Geige: Farina, Pohle, Furchheim, Löwe, Biber, Schmelzer, Walther, Kühnel (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 849 Mb | Total time: 148:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | RIC232 | Recorded: 1988-1990

Italian violinists invaded germanic countries from the beginning of the 17th century, with Farina in Dresden, Marini in Neuburg and Bertali in Vienna. Their influence was considerable, stretching over the entire Empire to the furthest flung towns of Central or Northern Germany. The Italian sonata went hand in hand with the violin, exemplifying a taste for the fantastic and the baroque. Michal Praetorius, despite his knowledge of Italian musical practice, preferred to discuss the instrument under its German name of "Geige", although the term of "violino" soon began to appear in every musical publication In this eagerly awaited, special prized re-release of his remarkable anthology of early violin music, François Fernandez gives a us a masterly and higly seductive lesson of style.

Ricercar Consort - Nicolaus Bruhns: Das Kantatenwerk; Lovies Busbetzky (2010)

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Ricercar Consort - Nicolaus Bruhns: Das Kantatenwerk; Lovies Busbetzky (2010)

Ricercar Consort - Nicolaus Bruhns: Das Kantatenwerk; Lovies Busbetzky (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 669 Mb | Total time: 151:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | RIC291 | Recorded: 1988-1989

Bruhns was one of Buxtehude’s most talented pupils, impressing his contemporaries with his skills as an organist just as much as with his talents as a violinist and as a singer. He died at the age of 32, leaving five organ pieces (RIC204) and twelve sublime Cantatas that form an evident link between Buxtehude’s religious music and J.S. Bach’s. This programme is rounded off with the cantata Erbarm dich by Lovies Busbetsky, another Buxtehude pupil, which formed the inspiration for one of J.S. Bach’s chorale preludes.

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 539 Mb | Total time: 113:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | MIR136 | Recorded: 2010

Bach wrote his passion-oratorio during the first year of his assumption of duties in Leipzig. The city fathers were rather strict in their Lutheranism, and forbade anything that remotely smacked of the newly-found opera craze that was infecting the country at the time, and seeped into the passion music of such luminaries like Telemann. As a result Bach was constrained, if such a word can be used, to employing the gospel only as the source of his libretto. Because of this the St. John Passion has perhaps the greatest text of any passion ever written, and Bach was determined to make the piece worthy of the scriptures he was setting.