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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 53:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564698526 | Recorded: 1963

A thoroughly democratic balance of forces is evident in 'Music at the Court of Mannheim', a distinct and adventurous foray into early classical repertoire heralding Harnoncourt's debut recording for Teldec; a legendary career itself was born in the alert strains of these pioneering works.

Jörg Faerber - Dittersdorf, Stamitz: Concertos (2011)

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Jörg Faerber - Dittersdorf, Stamitz: Concertos (2011)

Jörg Faerber - Dittersdorf, Stamitz: Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:53 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Carlton Classics | Catalog: 30371 00062

Though much of his life was devoted to opera, Dittersdorf was obviously a string player at heart; and no eighteenth-century string player could get far without writing a fair ration of concertos. Nor did the concertos have to be exclusively for the violin. Vivaldi might not have been much impressed, but the rest of us can take joy in Dittersdorf's more eccentric choices of soloist from time to time. A bass concerto, for example! Here is something for the library, as Hörtnagel steers his rather broad-beamed ship through previously uncharted channels, disclosing in the process some uncannily in-tune double stopping, as well as some resourceful and effective harmonics (and as well an occasional difference of opinion with the conductor about suitable tempo).

Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)

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Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)

Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:50 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | Catalog: 313312

Wolfram Christ can be a boring performer (witness a deadpan Berlioz Harold in Italy with Maazel), but these works seem to suit him perfectly. The J.C. Bach Concerto (is *that* really J.C. Bach???) is quite splashy, especially witness the final movement. It's very exciting, and definitely worth exploring, with a tuneful first movement, and a lovely second. The first theme of I comes back to haunt in III, making it a "cyclical" work.

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.