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Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Alessandro Poglietti: "Il Rossignolo" (1998)

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Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Alessandro Poglietti: "Il Rossignolo" (1998)

Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Alessandro Poglietti: "Il Rossignolo" (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 442 Mb | Total time: 73:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 905242 | Recorded: 1997

The 17th century Austrian composer and organist Alessandro Poglietti could not complain about favoritisms during his lifetime. Thus, the Austrian Emperor raised him to the peerage, while the Pope made him Knight of the Golden Spur. His end, however, was sad. During the siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683, Poglietti was murdered by the Tartars, while his vast number of children were taken away. Pogletti is especially important for his keyboard music. His 12 ricercares form an important link in the 'development' of the instrumental polyphony between Frescobaldi and Bach.

Sophie Yates - Tombeau: German Harpsichord Music of the Seventeenth Century (1998)

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Sophie Yates - Tombeau: German Harpsichord Music of the Seventeenth Century (1998)

Sophie Yates - Tombeau: German Harpsichord Music of the Seventeenth Century (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Chandos (Chaconne Series) | # CHAN0596 | Time: 01:14:46

A fascinating collection of German harpsichord music from one of the instruments finest exponents, Sophie Yates. The German composer Johann Jacob Froberger is the central figure in this collection and he was probably the most significant influence in the development of a distinctive, German style of writing for keyboard instruments. He wrote some twenty-five toccatas of which the two on this album are of very different character; the earlier one is very contrapuntal in style and makes use of a chromatic theme, whilst the other is written in a feer, more improvisatory style, and is harmonically very daring. Sophie Yates writes in her sleeve notes that she wished to include some of the darker more sensual suites, of which the C minor Suite is one of the most striking. Froberger is a colourful composer, and these varied suites, consisting of the usual dance numbers of the day, are most enjoyable. Johann Kaspar Kerll was similarly an innovator and is represented on this album by an impressive Passacaglia which places great demands on the player, Johann Pachelbel is probably most famous as a composer of sacred works and, of course, the ubiquitous Canon in D. Of his instrumental music, the Hexachordum Apollinis is his most well-known work, which comprises a set of six arias with variations, of which the last one is recorded here. George Böhm is best remembered for his influence on other composers, particularly J S BAch.

Alan Curtis - Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1992)

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Alan Curtis - Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1992)

Alan Curtis - Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 55:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 437 084-2 | Recorded: 1976

Louis Couperin was a French Baroque composer and harpsichord player. He was a member of a family of musicians and was one of the most important composers of harpsichord music in his time. He studied with the famous composer and founder of the French harpsichord school, Jacques Champion de Chambonnières. Louis was introduced to the court of Louis XIV and on April 9th 1653 became organist at Saint-Gervais, one of the most important positions in Paris at the time which he held until his death. He later became one of the organists at the Chapelle Royale.

Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Jacob Froberger: Cembalo-Suiten (1993)

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Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Jacob Froberger: Cembalo-Suiten (1993)

Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Jacob Froberger: Cembalo-Suiten (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 62:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 437 080-2 | Recorded: 1978

Mit seinem elaborierten, polyphonen Schaffen gilt der "Römisch Kayserliche Cammer-Organist" im Dienst des Habsburger-Kaisers Ferdinand III. in Wien als Schlüsselfigur der Musik im 17. Jahrhundert. Er ist der erste expressive Virtuose und Komponist für Tasteninstrumente, der Begründer eines idiomatischen deutschen Clavierstils. In allen Clavier-Gattungen seiner Zeit setzte der Frescobaldi-Schüler Froberger dabei Maßstäbe, komponierte Fantasien, Canzonen, Suiten, Ricercare und Capriccios für Orgel, Cembalo und Clavichord. Für Johann Sebastian Bach wurde das innovative Suitenwerk zum Vorbild. Vor allem seine Toccaten im sogenannten "stylus fantasticus" sorgten mit eruptiven Wechseln von rhapsodischen und fugierten Abschnitten für Furore.

Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

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Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 77:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45423-2 | Recorded: 1984, 1985

Ross's playing is fully worthy: he is lively, technically assured, rhythmically resilient and, above all, he conveys his enjoyment of the music, without eccentricity.

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 468 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.

Aapo Häkkinen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2024)

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Aapo Häkkinen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2024)

Aapo Häkkinen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 526 Mb | Total time: 80:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1437-2 | Recorded: 2023

[Bach] speaks to us in his work in such clear terms that we may quite well call these fugues poems. (…) These have warmth, quiet joy, love. And running through all the poems, dressed in different guises, is the main theme, creating order, binding the work as a whole together: it is a safe bond in all it's diversity. Over all lies the proximity of death." (Enzio Forsblom) In this new recording, Bach's final magnum opus is played by Aapo Häkkinen on a harpsichord built in 1614 by Andreas Ruckers the Elder (1579-?1652) and which belonged to the composer John Blow (1649-1708), organist of Westminster Abbey and former teacher of Henry Purcell. A tradition exists that G.F. Handel had also played this harpsichord.

Ewald Demeyere - 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011)

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Ewald Demeyere - 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011)

Ewald Demeyere - 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 503 Mb | Total time: 74:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC 72528 | Recorded: 2010

Eighteenth-century Flemish harpsichord music today is mostly identified with the Pièces de clavecin of 1731 by Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741). Although this collection, consisting of two major harpsichord suites, undoubtedly forms the high point in the genre, I want this CD to show that Fiocco was certainly not the only good Flemish harpsichord composer.

Michele Benuzzi - Johann Wilhelm Hassler: Harpsichord Music (2012)

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Michele Benuzzi - Johann Wilhelm Hassler: Harpsichord Music (2012)

Michele Benuzzi - Johann Wilhelm Hässler: Harpsichord Music (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:07:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94293

Johann Wilhelm Hässler was a great and famous keyboard virtuoso in the second half of the 18th century. His style forms a bridge between the Baroque and the early Classical era, a period of “Sturm und Drang”, highly virtuosic and extravagant in its expression of feelings and character. Harpsichordist Michele Benuzzi undertook thorough research into this music, some of which was formerly attributed to Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, before he prepared the present edition, as well as writing the extremely informative liner notes. Played on a magnificent historic 18th century instrument from the Russell Collection in Edinburgh. New Premiere Recording.

Genoveva Galvez - Soler y clavecinistas Ibéricos del Siglo XVIII (1996)

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Genoveva Galvez - Soler y clavecinistas Ibéricos del Siglo XVIII (1996)

Genoveva Galvez - Soler y clavecinistas Ibéricos del Siglo XVIII (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 66338 2 | Recorded: 1969-1971

La gran maestría de Genoveva Galvez, especialista en el repertorio para clave de músicos españoles, en un disco magnifico e interesante, muy difícil de encontrar actualmente.
Genoveva Gálvez es considerada como la responsable del resurgimiento del estudio del clave en España. Su amplia carrera fonográfica incluye más de una docena de discos, en los que ha interpretado a diversos y variados autores, como Johann Sebastian Bach y Domenico Scarlatti.

Milena Frigé - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Clavicembalo e per Organo (1995)

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Milena Frigé - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Clavicembalo e per Organo (1995)

Milena Frigé - Alessandro Scarlatti: Toccate per Clavicembalo e per Organo (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33386 | Recorded: 1993, 1994

Talented concert soloist Milena Frigé presents the toccatas of Scarlatti on the Tamburini Organ of Chiesa di Santa Bernardetta in Milan, and a Granziera Harpsichord modelled after a 1703 Grimbaldi instrument, representative of the instruments for which Scarlatti composed these works.

Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)

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Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)

Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,96 Gb | Total time: 16:18:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95915 | Recorded: 2010-2018

This landmark set gathers all seven volumes of Pieter-Jan Belder’s exhaustive exploration of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book in recordings spanning the current decade.

Francesco Tasini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Opera omnia per tastiera Vol. IV (2013)

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Francesco Tasini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Opera omnia per tastiera Vol. IV (2013)

Francesco Tasini - Alessandro Scarlatti: Opera omnia per tastiera Vol. IV (2013)
EAC| FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 519 Mb | Total time: 68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Tactus | # TC661914 | Recorded: 2011

This is our fourth CD containing compositions by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725) that were chiefly meant for the harpsichord and performed on it. The project stemmed, in a natural, almost parallel fashion, from the programme for the study and publication of the vast corpus of manuscript sources (no less than 25) of Alessandro Scarlatti’s pieces for keyboard instruments that was started by us more than ten years ago: the publication of his Opera Omnia per strumento a tastiera by the publisher Ut Orpheus Edizioni of Bologna (edited by Andrea Macinanti and Francesco Tasini) began in 2000 and was completed in 2012 with the printing of the sixth and last volume.

Magdalena Hasibeder - Frobergers Reisen (2016)

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Magdalena Hasibeder - Frobergers Reisen (2016)

Magdalena Hasibeder - Frobergers Reisen (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 683 Mb | Total time: 65:37+74:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Raum Klang | # RK 3503 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

Johann Jacob Froberger war einer der bekanntesten und zugleich rätselhaftesten Musiker des 17. Jahrhunderts. 1616 in Stuttgart geboren und 1667 im Dienst der verwitweten Herzogin Sybilla aus der Mömpelgarder Nebenlinie des Hauses Württemberg gestorben, bilden sich in seinem Schaffen alle wichtigen Formen, Satzkonzepte und Ausdrucksideale seiner Epoche ab. Froberger fasziniert gerade in der heutigen Zeit, da alles »Europäische« wieder einmal auf dem Prüfstand steht.

Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002)

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Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002)

Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax | # PSC 1192 | Time: 01:10:52

Establishing a telling and plausibly individual post-Gouldian solution to the Goldbergs has unsurprisingly come more from the likes of pianists Angela Hewitt and Murray Perahia than a generation of harpsichordists, a view reinforced when one revisits the studied hauteur of Gustav Leonhardt’s pioneering 1964 recording (Teldec, 3/96 – nla). Amongst others, we have since recognised Pierre Hantaï’s decorous 1992 Gramophone Award-winning account for Opus 111, and yet even such a vital and alluring account as this has barely impacted on the ‘mainstream’ consciousness of the work’s interpretative possibilities. For all the technical differences between the piano and harpsichord which have contributed to such divergent lines of enquiry, this remarkable set of 30 Variations badly needs a harpsichord performance which projects the various layers of meaning and characterisation in a cohesive whole and, crucially, which makes the harpsichord sound warm, generous and palatable over 70 minutes.