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Posted By : anbryk | Date : 18 Oct 2021 20:35:54 | Comments : 0 |

J.S. Bach - Violin Concertos: Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque (2010) SACD (RedBook rip)
EAC-RIP | WV, IMG+CUE, LOG | 270MB
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Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog Number: CCS SA 30910
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For those who already appreciate Rachel Podger's unique brand of magic I'll just say that this return to recorded Bach is lovely and all that one could hope for. All that one looks for is here, and there is more.
For those who are not familiar with Rachel Podger, she is a unique voice among violinists. She has absorbed the principles of late Baroque performance practice and made them a part of herself, so that the articulation and inflection of that rhetorical approach to music flows from her as a natural idiom of expression. But this is only half of the picture. She also excels at communicating the logic and coherence of the music. She's not so busy being expressive that she forgets where she is. She can turn a melodic corner with an elastic flourish that makes one catch one's breath, but she never goes off the road or gets lost. Her style is an intensifying balance between opposing forces: florid yet subtle, expressive yet ordered, emotional yet objective...
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 18 Oct 2021 20:30:32 | Comments : 0 |

J.S. Bach - Violin Concertos: Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque (2010) SACD (PCM 24bit-192kHz Stereo)
SACD to PCM 24bit-192kHz | FLAC, TRACKS | 1.91GB | COMPLETE SCANS | 38MB
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog Number: CCS SA 30910
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For those who already appreciate Rachel Podger's unique brand of magic I'll just say that this return to recorded Bach is lovely and all that one could hope for. All that one looks for is here, and there is more.
For those who are not familiar with Rachel Podger, she is a unique voice among violinists. She has absorbed the principles of late Baroque performance practice and made them a part of herself, so that the articulation and inflection of that rhetorical approach to music flows from her as a natural idiom of expression. But this is only half of the picture. She also excels at communicating the logic and coherence of the music. She's not so busy being expressive that she forgets where she is. She can turn a melodic corner with an elastic flourish that makes one catch one's breath, but she never goes off the road or gets lost. Her style is an intensifying balance between opposing forces: florid yet subtle, expressive yet ordered, emotional yet objective...
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 18 Oct 2021 04:32:52 | Comments : 0 |

Virgil Fox - Organ Selections (1990)
EAC-RIP | WV, IMG+CUE, LOG | 300MB
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Organ Music | Label: Delta Music | Catalog Number: 15 313
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This is the first digital recording made in the United States and again Mr.Fox was on the cutting edge. It was played on the Rafatti Organ at the Walnut Grove Community Church in California. The Artistry of Virgil Fox is evident throughout this recording as in all of his recordings. A beautiful farewell from a great performer and superb human being. I recommend it without reservation.
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 17 Oct 2021 12:51:48 | Comments : 2 |

Francesco Geminiani: Concerti Grossi - Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415 (2004) 2CD
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Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | Catalog Number: ZZT 040301
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The first six sonatas, or the sonate da chiesa as they are commonly referred to, were published in Geminiani’s arrangements in 1726 and met with immediate success. Not only were the sonorities amplified by the instrumental expansion, but Corelli’s difficult-to-play sonatas were now within reach of violinists with more modest abilities. The skill with which Geminiani embellished Corelli’s music while remaining true to Corelli is immediately evident when Corelli and Geminiani are played back-to-back. It is roughly the aural equivalent of a black and white photo now viewed in color. Geminiani’s arrangements of the second set of six sonatas, the sonate da camera, were soon completed but did not meet with the same immediate popularity. The last sonata/concerto, No. 12 in D Minor, the Follia, is structurally different from the others. It is a theme with 25 variations and has taken on a life of its own separate from the other 11 concertos...
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 15 Oct 2021 15:18:04 | Comments : 2 |

Virgil Fox: Heavy Organ at Carnegie Hall - The Legendary 1973 Concert
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Organ Music | Label: BMG| Catalog Number: 09026-68816-2
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Virgil Fox was ahead of his contemporaries in bringing Bach and the power of the organ to the masses, a fresh departure from the classical academician's rigid structure and expectations on the audience; the familiar insular approach to performance. Mr. Fox played Bach the way it was meant to be played-- with grace, power and stunning technique, with emotional delivery and thunder. Taking to the road and the roaring rock-concert circuit with a specially equipped touring organ was a natural outgrowth of his desire to share his passion for this grand music. None before or after him has trod such an intrepid path. The legendary Heavy Organ of Virgil Fox is well worth the listen-- set out some candles, dim the lights and turn up the volume. This one's a hair-raiser!

Posted By : anbryk | Date : 14 Oct 2021 18:23:17 | Comments : 2 |

J.S. Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier. Book II - Ottavio Dantone [harpsichord] (2001) 2CD
EAC-RIP | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1.02GB
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Classical | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47657-2
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I have been highly anticipating the release of this recording in the US. Having heard a number of harpsichord WTC recordings of which all were unsatisfying due to poor choice of instrument, indulgent tempos, or agonizingly dry playing, I was thinking I would never find a great harpsichord WTC recording. Dantone's recording is a great harpsichord recording that will stand the test of time. The preludes are played superbly with well placed and well choosen ornaments, rubato, and sighs. The tempo of the fugues avoid extremes and are very satisfyingly played. Some such as the g minor fugue is played much more satisfyingly than Gould though on a couple of fugues Gould's piano has the advantage.The harpsichord sounds fantastic with a tempered treble and resonant bass. It is based on a Blanchet harpsichord and tuned to Kirnberger A=415 Hz. I feel the tuning adds something extra to the recording. Very highly recommended. By esseyo
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 13 Oct 2021 18:48:30 | Comments : 2 |

J.S. Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier. Book I - Ottavio Dantone [harpsichord] (2001) 2CD
EAC-RIP | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 852MB
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Classical | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47654-2
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Ottavio Dantone studied organ and harpsichord at and graduated from the Conservatory "G. Verdi" in Milan. Beginning his career at a young age, Dantone dedicated his studies to early music and to collaborating with various orchestras, acquiring considerable experience in basso continuo, in the art of which he is now considered an authority. In 1985, he was awarded the basso continuo prize at the International Paris Festival and in 1986, he received an award at the International Bruges Festival (two of the most renowned harpsichord festivals in the world). He was the first Italian to have achieved such recognition at the international level for the harpsichord. He has an intense concert schedule, both as a harpsichord and fortepiano soloist as well as appearing as conductor of orchestras and ensembles. Since 1996, he has been Musical Director of the Accademia Bizantina in Ravenna, with whom he has worked since 1989. He regularly teaches harpsichord at the Conservatories of Lugano and Turin. He holds specialist courses for harpsichord, chamber music, basso continuo and improvisation.
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 12 Oct 2021 06:48:24 | Comments : 2 |

Dietrich Buxtehude: Complete organ works - Walter Kraft (1957). 6CD
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Organ Music | Label: VoxBox | Catalog Number: CD6X 3613
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As one completely devoted to the organ works of Bach (and of others), I highly recommend this recording. I have loved Buxtehude's organ works for many years, and had certain recordings on LP (old Mercury Living Presence of Alf Linder and the LP of Walcha's "Orfelmeister vor Bach,") which are my favorites. Neither, however, is available on CD. While Walter Kraft is not Helmut Walcha or Alf Linder (an objective observation, not a qualitative one), he is not an average, or even a good organist. He is a superb organist. Listening to this album not only brought me back to organ music that I love, it introduced me to someone who plays it differently (not worse) than those I was familiar with. I knew Walter Kraft's playing from some Bach LP's I have hidden away in my multitude of old recordings. I prefer Walcha and Karl Richter for Bach, which does not mean that I will throw away any Jeanne Demessieux, E. Power Biggs, or Simon Preston recordings I have, let alone my Schweitzer LP's. This album is not only the best recording available of all Buxtehude's organ music, it stands by itself due to the virtuosity of Mr. Kraft. It is great music, well played, and eminently listenabl
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Posted By : anbryk | Date : 12 Oct 2021 04:41:27 | Comments : 4 |

Marin Marais: Pieces de Viole (Book 1-5) 5CD-AAD
EAC-RIP | WV, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1.26GB
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Classical | Label: Astree | Catalog Number: Various
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These suites are wonderful pieces of music by Marin Marais. They range from the heroic to the melancholic. The viol has such an intimate timbre and the recordings preserve that quality. If you like intimate, melancholic music then scoop this one up right away!!
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 10 Oct 2021 15:14:03 | Comments : 1 |

Arturo Sacchetti: Marco Enrico Bossi - Organ Works (2007)
EAC-RIP | WV, IMG+CUE, LOG | 349MB
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Organ Music | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47603-2
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Arturo Sacchetti plays organ works of Marco Enrico Bossi...
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 09 Oct 2021 07:48:47 | Comments : 7 |

A. Vivaldi - Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione op. 8 (2000). DVD-Audio
DVD DECRYPTER RIP | ISO, MDS | 4GB | SOUND: 2.0 24BIT-96KHZ
COMPLETE SCANS | 70MB
Classical | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47572-6
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The complete concertos op.8 „Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Invenzione” are the most famous collection of Italian concertos, including „The Four Seasons”.
Arts is proud to offer these Vivaldi’s masterpieces in an exciting interpretation by one of the leading Italian ensembles performing on original instruments. ... A refreshing, brilliant and virtuoso performance which is presented by some of the best Italian soloists, such as the violinist Stefano Montanari, the oboist Paolo Grazzi and the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone, who also conducts the worldwide well-known ensemble Accademia Bizantina.
This recording of „The Four Seasons” and of all other famous concertos of Op.8 is characterized by the utilisation of a large and varied continuo and by an energetic, fanciful and innovating interpretation.
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 04 Oct 2021 21:53:01 | Comments : 19 |

John Lennon - Signature Box (2010): CD 06-11 of 11
EAC-RIP | FLACs, CUE, LOG. ~1.5GB
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Rock | Label: EMI | Catalog Number: 5099990650925
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Deluxe 11 CD box set from the Rock icon. Features digitally remastered editions of all his solo studio albums spanning the years 1971-84 plus a two CD collection of rarities entitled Lennon Home Demos. Includes 65 page book and commemorative John Lennon print all in special presentation box. Includes three new and very personal essays to John by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 03 Oct 2021 22:47:22 | Comments : 26 |

John Lennon - Signature Box (2010): CD 01-05 of 11
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Rock | Label: EMI | Catalog Number: 5099990650925
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Deluxe 11 CD box set from the Rock icon. Features digitally remastered editions of all his solo studio albums spanning the years 1971-84 plus a two CD collection of rarities entitled Lennon Home Demos. Includes 65 page book and commemorative John Lennon print all in special presentation box. Includes three new and very personal essays to John by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 02 Oct 2021 10:10:14 | Comments : 1 |

Arturo Sacchetti: Organ History - French Romanticism (1995)
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Organ Music | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47113-2
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Arturo Sacchetti plays Gounod, Meyerbeer, Adamt, Berlioz, Franck, Saint-Saens...
Posted By : anbryk | Date : 01 Oct 2021 10:21:44 | Comments : 11 |

Mauro Giuliani: Concertos for Guitar and Orchestra - E. Catemario, M. Haselboeck, Wiener Akademie. 2CD (2005)
EAC-RIP | WV, IMG+CUE, LOG | 511MB
MP3 LAME VBR-245 V0 | 212MB | COMPLETE SCANS | 87MB
Classical | Label: ARTS | Catalog Number: 47810-2
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"Edoardo Catemario embraces with fine and festive power the sound and technical potential of his instrument's resolutely demonstrative spirit ... The soloist and director harmonize the musicality of Giuliani and excerpts a noble melody, pregnant of 1001 pyrotechnical challenges. Catemario concentrates on the simplicity of the contrasts which are exposed subtly with panache" Crescendo Belgium