12 Suites For Harpsichord

Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 12, 2017
Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}

Keith Jarrett - Handel - Suites For Keyboard (1995) {ECM 1530}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 271MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

While purists might claim that the jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s disc of Handel’s keyboard suites is an example of the wrong performer on the wrong instrument, his straightforward conception and contrapuntal clarity underscore the solid foundation on which Handel’s most flamboyant fantasies were built. This one of Keith's finest classical performances, and essential listening for baroque enthusiasts.
Janos Starker - Bach: Suites for Solo Cello (Complete), Sonatas in G & D Major for Cello & Piano (1963/1965/1991/2004)

Janos Starker - Bach: Suites for Solo Cello (Complete), Sonatas in G & D Major for Cello & Piano (1963/1965/1991/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 140:43 minutes | 4,99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Janos Starker was one of the 20th century's best cellists, known for his warmth and expression, as well as a thorough knowledge of the instrument. On these historic recordings, Starker delivers Bach’s six suites for solo cello and sonatas with technical expertise and authenticity. Accompanied by pianist György Sebök, this re-release is captured with the pristine sound associated with the Mercury Living Presence series.
Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)

Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 4 CDs | Full Scans | 1.69 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907511

Hailed for his “revelatory” account of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (The New York Times), Richard Egarr turns to one of the least known collections for solo harpsichord. This complete recording of the solo oeuvre of Louis Couperin (c.1626-1661) revels in his full harmonic and contrapuntal textures, marked by a poignant use of dissonance – music that entrances the ear!
Johann Jacob Froberger - The Strasbourg Manuscript: Fourteen Suites - Ludger Rémy

Johann Jacob Froberger - The Strasbourg Manuscript: Fourteen Suites
Classical, Baroque | 2 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 816 MB | RS
Recorded: 15-19 Nov. & 22 Dec. 1999, Sendesaal, Radio Bremen
Released: 2000 | Label: cpo 999 750-2 | TT: 67:45, 66:52

Ludger Rémy - harpsichord

On this […] two-CD set from CPO, harpsichordist Ludger Rèmy is thankfully up to the task. He offers the debut recording of Froberger's complete autograph Strasbourg Manuscript, an amazing collection of 14 keyboard suites brimming with fine ideas which was discovered in 1675, eight years after its composer's death. How youthful and exuberant these works are! And how pensive and introspective they can become. The scope and variety of Froberger's imagination places him on par with Rameau, the Couperins, Frescobaldi, and d'Anglebert in their prime. In Germany certainly, he had no peer before J. S. Bach. (John Greene, ClassicsToday.com)
Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 503.65 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 74’26

Mozart's keyboard works for four hands feature among the most delightful and entertaining of his compositions. Indeed, a favourite family pastime was to play duets on a harpsichord or pianoforte. The young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl apparently spent many happy hours playing together on the same keyboard. This we learn about from the English music historian and traveller Charles Burney reporting in 1772 : «By a letter from Salzburg (…) I am informed that this young man, who so much astonished all Europe by his premature knowledge and performance, during infancy, is still a great master of his instrument. My correspondent went to his father's house to hear him and his sister play duets on the same harpsichord.».
Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017) [TR24][OF]

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:19 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 13, 2017
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0802125832 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 13.5 MB

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.
Pierre Fournier - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Violoncello (1961/2016) [TR24][OF]

Pierre Fournier - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Violoncello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 138:59 min | 2.75 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Archiv Produktion | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 1961/2016

Elegance is the quality in Pierre Fournier's playing that makes the first and, ultimately, the most lasting impression. He finds great depth in the suites, but he shows constant awareness that he is playing mostly dance music (usually, and importantly, French dance music), that joy is its most important underlying emotion and that graceful movement and rhythmic fluency are essential. –Joe McLellan
Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)

Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:03:32 | 147 MB
Genre: Classical, Romantic Era, Piano | Label: PentaTone

Mari Kodama is a Japanese pianist, sister to pianist and duo partner Momo Kodama, and spouse of conductor Kent Nagano. She was born in Osaka, and due to her father's travels, she was raised in Germany, France, Switzerland, and England. At age 14, she entered the Paris Conservatory, studying piano with Germain Mounier and chamber music with Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux. In 1984, she gave her debut performance in Japan, followed quickly by performances in Europe and the United States. She has played at various music festivals, such as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Music Days at Forest Hill, and other international festivals in Lyon, Montpelier, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, San Francisco, Sapporo, and Gmunden. She has performed Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas in a series of recitals in Los Angeles and Pasadena, and recorded them for PentaTone Classics.