12 Organ Concertos After Vivaldi

Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 17, 2016
Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]

Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 324.57 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | Catalog Number: 7243 5 45174 2 6

Handel’s successful blend of new composition and arrangements of existing pieces in his Op. 4 organ concertos is winningly conveyed by this excellent recording. Van Asperen’s stylish playing and appropriate registration, aided by sensitive orchestral support, emphasise this music’s startling diversity. No. 1’s improvisatory organ solos; the expressive contrast between violin and cello concertino and organ in No. 3, and the enchanting atmosphere of the more delicately scored No. 6 are notable highlights.
– Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque: Antoni Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico 12 Violin Concertos (2015) [24bit/192kHz Studio Master]

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque: Antoni Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico 12 Violin Concertos (2015) [24bit/192kHz Studio Master]
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | 01:36:58 | 4,54 GB
Direct Digital Download | Channel Classics Studio Master 36515 | Covers & Digital Booklet
Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)

Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 508 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 796

This recording brings together all the arrangements for harpsichord by Bach of instrumental concertos by his Italian contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, adding those of one concerto each by the brothers Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello. They are performed by Sophie Yates who has made a series of solo CDs for Chandos, many of which have won international awards. She has been described by Gramophone as ‘hugely talented’ and by BBC Music as playing ‘with exceptional poise’.
Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society - Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, 12 Violin Concertos (2012)

Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society - Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, 12 Violin Concertos (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 582 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog Number: 33412

After recording Vivaldi's set of Violin Concertos 'La Stravaganza', Opus 4, in 2003, Rachel Podger has been immersed in music by Mozart and Bach on disc. But it has now felt right to come back to the Venetian Maestro, whose sense of drama she adores: “This time I chose his opus 9, the set of 12 Violin concertos entitled 'La Cetra'. There are plenty of jewels in this set, just as in 'La Stravaganza', with even higher technical demands made on the soloist including many, often exotic experimental effects.”
Antonio Vivaldi - Rachel Podger - La Cetra: 12 Violin Concertos [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi - La Cetra: 12 Violin Concertos
Rachel Podger / Holland Baroque Society
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz: 2,58 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # - | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Violin | Source: Official Download

"When listening to this CD I turned the volume up just slightly past my normal listening level, and I was rewarded with a room-filling reproduction of what I’d heard in Amsterdam. "Uitstekend!" Highly recommended." ~ClassicsToday.com
Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003) [24-96] RE-UP

Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:53 minutes | 1,75 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Covers & Digital booklet

These performances of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza - a collection of 12 violin concertos - are truly extravagant. They're not designed to be listened to in one sitting and shouldn't be: it's not the sameness of the orchestration which might get in the way, it's the intensity with which Vivaldi composed them and the manner in which the remarkable Rachel Podger plays them. Fans of Andrew Manze will love Podger for similar reasons.
Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 7; Haydn Joseph - Organ Concertos in C (Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Warchal; Sokol, Klinda) (1996)

Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 7; Haydn Joseph - Organ Concertos in C (Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Warchal; Sokol, Klinda) (1995)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 674.74 MB
Label: Prestige Classics | TT: 55'39" / 76'09"

George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712) as a naturalized British subject in 1727. By then he was strongly influenced by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
George Frideric Handel - Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr - Organ Concertos Op.4 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.4
Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,38 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,15 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Multichannel FLAC: 2,77 GB
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 807446 | Country/Year: US 2008 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ

…Even if you have other recordings of Op.4, including the beautifully restored Chorzempa/Schroeder set, this winningly idiomatic and novel account is highly desirable, in both the loving musicianship and its glowing sonic portrait.
Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 (Simon Lindley, Bradley Creswick) [1997]

Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 (Simon Lindley, Bradley Creswick) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 322.34 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8.553835 | Filesonic, Wupload, Fileserve

Though not as popular as his Concerti Grossi, Handel's Organ Concertos have been fair game for recording artists in recent years. They are not terribly well known but they attract readily when heard. As most Handel watchers know, there are three sets of Organ Concertos, only one of which - Opus 4 - was published in the composer's lifetime. It is not unusual for record labels to pick and choose a selection of the most obviously showy or ear-friendly ones. There is nothing wrong with this, since these pieces were produced to act as interludes in Oratorios rather than to be played in sequence. Nevertheless, and not least because this set represents about the only thing that could just about pass muster for 'authenticity' in the genre, it is good to have a 67 minute CD of the six Opus 4 works - in G Minor, B Flat, G minor again, F, F again, and B flat…

Franz Xaver Brixi - Organ Concertos  

Posted by Kushami at July 26, 2010
Franz Xaver Brixi - Organ Concertos

Franz Xaver Brixi - Organ Concertos
EAC RIP | WAVPACK + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans
Brilliant Classics | Recorded: 2006 | Released: 2006
Christian Schmitt - European Chamber Soloists - Nicol Matt

This is a first class offering. Not only do we get to listen to excellent Czech music, we get to hear it in exceptional digital sound.
Brixi's concerti move along efficiently from one idea to the next and Chrsitian Schmitt's choice of the Weimbs organ in Cologne and the European Chamber Soloists led by Nicol Matt are the perfect compliment.