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Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Weiss, Fasch (2012)

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Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Weiss, Fasch (2012)

Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Matteis, Weiss, Fasch, Uccellini (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 61:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 ‎| K617 238 | Recorded: 2011

This disc is a real plucker’s delight featuring not only the skills of three leading mandolinists – Juan Carlos Muñoz, Mari Fe Pavón and Alla Tolkacheva – but also a continuo section consisting of baroque guitar, harpsichord and (anachronistically) Renaissance lute; even the violone and gamba are usually played pizzicato. Together they romp through a programme of concerti and sonatas by Dall’Abaco, Arrigoni, Matteis, Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sigismund Weiss (rather than his more famous brother Sylvius Leopold), Fasch and of course Vivaldi; with a doffof their tricorns in the direction of earlier baroque composers Castello and Uccellini. This is joyous, glorious music-making.

Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)

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Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)


Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 75:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent ‎| ACC 24295 | Recorded: 2013

Throughout his life, the oboe played a key role in the music of Georg Friedrich Handel. For no other instrument did he compose such passionate, dramatic and virtuosic music. On this disc, the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle presents a selection of Handel's most beautiful works featuring the oboe. Xenia Löffler, member of the Akademe für Alte Musik Berlin, is the soloist. Vocal parts in the arias with oboe are sung by the young coloratura soprano Marie Friederike Schöder, a shooting star of the baroque music scene.

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates (2018)

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Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates (2018)

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Javier Perianes, Xavier de Maistre, Antoine Tamestit, Magali Mosnier, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates: The Late Works (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 197 Mb | Total time: 54:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| HMM902303 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

The harmonia mundi label's ongoing series of recordings marking the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy continues with this fascinating album of chamber works. On it, violinist Isabelle Faust has brought together an all-star team of musicians including cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violist Antoine Tamestit, flutist Magali Mosnier, harpist Xavier de Maistre and pianists Alexander Melnikov, Javier Perianes, and Tanguy de Williencourt. Three sonatas are the focal point here, with accompanied works for cello and violin complemented by the glorious Sonata for flute, Viola and Harp. The remainder of the program features a colorful selection of piano works from the composer's late period.

Elinor Frey, Lorenzo Ghielmi - Berlin Sonatas: Abel, J.C.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Benda, Kirnberger, C.H. Graun (2015)

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Elinor Frey, Lorenzo Ghielmi - Berlin Sonatas: Abel, J.C.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Benda, Kirnberger, C.H. Graun (2015)

Elinor Frey, Lorenzo Ghielmi - Berlin Sonatas: Abel, J.C.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Benda, Kirnberger, C.H. Graun (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 376 Mb | Total time: 74:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Passacaille | PAS 1006 | Recorded: 2014

Today, the five-string cello is treated as an exotic and rarely-played cousin of the standard cello. However, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was simply one of the many instruments used in the family of bass violins, and was particularly important for virtuosic sonatas and solos.

Romanesca - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas (1994)

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Romanesca - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas (1994)

Romanesca - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas (1994)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 741 Mb | Total time: 65:46+61:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| HMU 907134.35 | Recorded: 1993-1994

While the more famous Mystery Sonatas have quickly found friends, the 1681 set is still largely unknown. Yet what's immediately noticeable from this premiere recording of the sonatas is that Biber isn't only a legendary virtuoso, probably never bettered in the 17th or 18th centuries, but one of the most inventive composers of his age: bold and exciting, certainly, but also elusive, mercurial and mysterious. Most of the works are preludes, arias and variations of an unregulated nature: improvisatory preludes over naked pedals and lucid arias juxtaposing with eccentric rhetorical conceits are mixed up in an unpredictable phantasm of contrast, and yet at its best it all adds up to a unified structure of considerable potency.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 156 Mb | Total time: 51:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 412 616-2 | Recorded: 1984

Uchida's performances seem completely natural as if that is the way the performances were intended. Not a point of cunning escapes her. Yet there is never a trace of self-consciousness in her point-making, not even in the heightened intensity of the tragic B minor Adagio. It is Mozart at his purest.

Scott Ross - Récital de 1986 à Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: Pièces pour clavecin de Bach, Rameau, Scarlatti (2009)

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Scott Ross - Récital de 1986 à Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: Pièces pour clavecin de Bach, Rameau, Scarlatti (2009)

Scott Ross - Récital de 1986 à Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: Pièces pour clavecin de Bach, Rameau, Scarlatti (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 66:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Diapason ‎| Nº14 | Recorded: 1986

This harpsichord recital by Scott Ross was first broadcast on the French radio France Musique in 1986. It was only released on CD in 2009 by Diapason. In this recital, Scott Ross plays the Suite in E minor and the First Concert in C minor by Jean-Philipe Rameau, the 4th suite in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach and three sonatas (K215, K492 and K27) by Domenico Scarlatti.

Markus Hohti, Emil Holmström - Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas (2020)

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Markus Hohti, Emil Holmström - Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas (2020)

Markus Hohti, Emil Holmström - Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 52:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records ‎| ABCD 452 | Recorded: 2019

On their new release, cellist Markus Hohti and pianist Emil Holmström perform Brahms' two cello sonatas on period instruments. The sonatas were composed at very different stages of the composer's musical career. The sonata in E minor is the first 'duo sonata' that Brahms wrote, and the music still exudes a sense of the Romantic unpredictability so typical of his earlier output, a phenomenon that appears, for instance, in momentary shifts to what might even be considered naïve compositional solutions. The F major sonata, meanwhile, is the work of a mature, experienced composer; it revels in compositional fun and games, and one of its most prominent features is the virtuosic approach to the instrumental writing.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, James Baillieu - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Original Works for Violin & Keyboard (2019)

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen, James Baillieu - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Original Works for Violin & Keyboard (2019)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, James Baillieu - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Original Works for Violin & Keyboard (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 621 Mb | Total time: 153:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records ‎| SIGCD573 | Recorded: 2018

Born in Weimar, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88) was the fifth child and second surviving son of JS Bach and his first wife Maria Barbara. By his own account he had no other teacher for composition and keyboard except his father. Nevertheless, the majority of Emanuels earliest works owe more to the influence of Telemann and other exponents of the new galant style, while already suggesting his own progressive instinct. At the age of twenty-four, after seven years studying law, Emanuel decided to devote himself to music. In 1738 he accepted the position of keyboard player at the court of the Prussian crown prince the future Frederick the Great.

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.

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

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Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 176 Mb | Total time: 58:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| # HMM 902203 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

With this new volume, Alexandre Melnikov has chosen to delve into three distinct periods of the composer’s career, ranging from the dazzling though seldom-heard No. 4 to the magisterial No. 9. In between those two, the sonata no. 7 once again evokes the troubled atmosphere characteristic of the three so-called ‘war sonatas’. Sviatoslav Richter claimed to have learned the piece in a mere four days.

Gottfried von der Goltz - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2018)

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Gottfried von der Goltz - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2018)

Gottfried von der Goltz - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 740 Mb | Total time: 65:54+71:10 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Aparté ‎| # AP176 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

Writing about Bach's six sonatas and partitas for solo violin often focuses on the nature of the music: Are the pieces humanistic in tone? Do they reflect deep spiritual-numerological concerns? But the first thing the average listener is likely to notice about them is their sheer difficulty: their monumental quality comes in part from the fact that, as with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the musicians are struggling to re-create the music. That's partly the result of playing the music on a violin that wasn't built for it, and although there are plenty of recordings on a Baroque violin there are fewer players who have the means to deliver the music cleanly and confidently on one.

Marie Radauer-Plank, Henrike Brüggen - Enescu: Works for Violin and Piano (2019)

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Marie Radauer-Plank, Henrike Brüggen - Enescu: Works for Violin and Piano (2019)

Marie Radauer-Plank, Henrike Brüggen - Enescu: Works for Violin and Piano (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 72:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Genuin Classics | GEN 19642 | Recorded: 2018

After the great success of its GENUIN debut album, which was highly acclaimed by the press, the Duo Brüggen-Plank is now following suit: The violinist Marie Radauer-Plank and the pianist Henrike Brüggen play works by the Romanian national composer George Enescu, opening up exciting and unknown worlds for us. Enescu covered a long distance from his first salon pieces to his later works. Genuinely unique, he was both modern and influenced by the ancient, exotic rhythms and harmonies of his homeland. The two musicians approach Enescu's colorful soundscapes with verve and musical splendor, refinement, and expansiveness. A folkloristic discovery—and much more!