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Couperin - Nouveaux Concerts (1976) (Brandis, Holliger, Nicolet, Ulsamer, Strehl)

Couperin - Nouveaux Concerts (1976) (Brandis, Holliger, Nicolet, Ulsamer, Strehl)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Arkiv/Polydor, 459 484-2 | rel: 1999 | 720Mb

Unusually for Archiv Produktion, no details are given of the actual instruments used in this recording, but it is fairly obvious that (with the possible exception of the gambas) they are modern; and similarly, the style of articulation and the amount of string vibrato employed are probably not 'authentic'. For which I shed not a single tear.
Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}

Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 344 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA9893
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Bass Viola da gamba / Harpsichord

This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet.
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - La Legende en 25 CDs: Biber, Steffani, Boccherini, Caccini, Couperin (5-8)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - La Legende en 25 CDs: Biber, Steffani, Boccherini, Caccini, Couperin (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 1135 MB
Classical | DHM | 88883-71923

"deutsche harmonia mundi" ist eines der wichtigsten und ambitioniertesten Label für die authentische Interpretation und historische Aufführungspraxis. 2013 feiert das Label bereits sein 55-jähriges Bestehen.
Zu diesem Jubiläum erscheint nun eine hochwertige 25CD-Edition mit vielfach ausgezeichneten und von der Presse hochgelobten Aufnahmen sowie einem ausführlichen Einführungstext über die Anfänge und die Geschichte des Labels…
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!
Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord) (2014) [TR24][OF]

Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:28 min | 1.63 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aluid Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Bach and the French baroque: The working title of the programme is Bach and the French baroque. L’art de toucher le clavecin by François Couperin (1668-1733) was published in 1716 as a manual for the French style and gives important instructions for playing the harpsichord as regards finger positions and ornamentations. The préludes are written-out improvisations in the style of the Préludes non mésurée.
Atrium Musicae – Tarentule-Tarentelle (1976) Harmonia Mundi France/HM 379 – Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Atrium Musicae De Madrid – Tarentule-Tarentelle
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Harmonia Mundi France/HM 379 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Ancient-Music

Atrium Musicae was an early music ensemble from Madrid, Spain, founded in 1964 by Gregorio Paniagua, a Spanish monk.
Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic – Pictures At An Exhibition (1980) M 35165 - 1st US Pressing LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic Orchestra – Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures At An Exhibition/La Valse
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: CBS Masterworks/M 35165 | Release: 1980 | Genre: Classical

Here are sets of Pictures to suit almost every personal art gallery. The newest issue (though not the most recently recorded—it has a 1979 analogue source) is the least memorable. The orchestral playing is excellent and certain portrayals are striking, the ”Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, for instance and ”Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle”, while the closing sequence is strongly projected.
Francois Couperin - Les Concerts Royaux (2005) (Jordi Savall)

Francois Couperin - Les Concerts Royaux (2005) (Jordi Savall)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Alia Vox, AV9840 | rec: 2004 | 400Mb

Composed for the Sunday concerts of the aging Louis XIV, François Couperin's Concerts Royaux are as good as it gets for French Baroque chamber music. The lightness, the tenderness, the elegance, the etherealness, and, above all, the endearing poetry and enduring musicality of Couperin's works are as ingratiating today as they were 300 years ago. This is particularly true in this AliaVox recording by the international Le Concert des Nations led by bass violist Jordi Savall.
The Nice - Elegy (1971) Philips/6303 011 - Original DE Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Elegy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Philips/6303 011 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge (1967) ATCO Records/SD 33-224 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: ATCO Records/SD 33-224 | Released: 1967 | Genre: Psychedelic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of psych-rock music collection.
Vanilla Fudge are a pioneering psychedelic band with a superb lineup and are famous for psyching up well known cover versions. Their debut albums features some of their best and most popular material such as the stunning' You Keep Me Hanging On', 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'She's Not There'.