Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music

Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Jan. 8, 2015
Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music

Andrew Woolley, John Kitchen, "Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music"
2014 | ISBN-10: 1409464261 | 322 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 341 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:19 min

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos.
Matteo Messori - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

Matteo Messori - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94169 | Time: 01:12:00

The Ferrara‐born Luzzasco Luzzaschi might not exactly be a household name, but his contribution to the development of the madrigal places him within that elite category of composers who helped shape the course of music history. The favourite musician of Duke Alfonso II, the last of the legitimate d’Este (the most intellectual and cultivated dynasty of Renaissance Italy) it was Luzzaschi who, in his role as the finest keyboard player of the period, cultivated the open score approach to performance. This was essentially a sort of motet of madrigal without words that focused on highly refined counterpoint and on the complexity of fugues i.e. four‐voice writing, without recourse to embellishment or any added prettiness. Only the second of the composer’s three books of ricercari, as detailed in this recording, has survived – a regrettable fact, given that the 1578 manuscript is unrivalled in its complexity among keyboard music of the second half of the 16th century.

Roberto Loreggian - Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 2, 2017
Roberto Loreggian - Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2017)

Roberto Loreggian - Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:10:45 | 443 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Having received his first exposure to music through his uncle Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli grew up in the creative atmosphere of Venice’s San Maurizio district and within the walls of St Mark’s Basilica, where he would become organist in January 1585. In the years in which Giovanni was active, the churches of Venice bore witness to the emancipation of instrumental music from vocal music. At St Mark’s, music for the organ appeared alongside liturgical choral music, independent from the latter and comprising motets and instrumental pieces. Indeed, in Gabrieli’s Venice a distinction was being made between virtuoso organ soloists and choral accompanists.
Sergio Vartolo - Girolamo Frescobaldi - Keyboard Music: Fantasie, Book 1; Ricercari; Canzoni Francesi (2002) 2CDs

Sergio Vartolo - Girolamo Frescobaldi: Keyboard Music (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Naxos | # 8.553547-48 | Time: 02:12:00

This is a significant recording for several reasons. Sergio Vartolo has now recorded all of Frescobaldi’s keyboard music (the other issues were on the Tactus label). The Fantasie (1608) and Ricercari (1615) are the earliest of Frescobaldi’s keyboard publications (the latter being issued in the same year as the more famous first book of Toccatas), and as far as I’m aware neither had been issued complete before; so to get both together, and at super-budget price, is treasure-trove indeed. Frescobaldi fanatics need read no further. (Gramophone)

Paolo Bottini - Pescetti: Complete Keyboard Music (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 20, 2017
Paolo Bottini - Pescetti: Complete Keyboard Music (2017)

Paolo Bottini - Pescetti: Complete Keyboard Music
Classical, Solo Instrumental | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 140:45 min | 668 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 50 | Rls.date: 2017

Giovanni Batista Pescetti (1704 1766) was born in Venice into a musical family, both his father and grandfather were musicians. He studied with Antonio Lotti and Adolph Hasse, the Saxon who was composer in Venice.In 1734 he settled in London (like many of his compatriots), where he was director of both Covent Garden and the King`s Theatre.Although Pescetti wrote many operas he is mainly remembered for his works for the keyboard, notably the harpsichord, for which he wrote several volumes of sonatas.
Miklos Spanyi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 33 (2017)

Miklos Spanyi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 33
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:51 min | 291 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Issued between 1779 and 1787, the six collections of sonatas, rondos, and fantasias “für Kenner und Liebhaber” constitute Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s largest-scale publishing venture. Aimed at ‘Connaisseurs and Amateurs’, the first collection was a retrospective selection of six sonatas but when this became a commercial success Bach expanded and varied the scheme, adding rondos (a recently popular form) for the second and third collection and, in the final three collections, samples of his free fantasies.

Joseph Rassam - Scheidemann: Keyboard Music (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 4, 2017
Joseph Rassam - Scheidemann: Keyboard Music (2017)

Joseph Rassam - Scheidemann: Keyboard Music (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:10:53 | 310 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Previous albums on Brilliant Classics have illuminated significant figures in the school of North German organ music in the generations before Bach: among them Georg Ludwig Bohm (BC94612), Johann Gottfried Walther (BC94730) and Dieterich Buxtehude (BC94422). Here is the work of another, hardly less significant figure, Heinrich Scheidemann. Hamburg-based, Heinrich took over from his father as organist at the church of St Catherine’s in 1629 and remained in post until his death in 1663. He wrote almost exclusively for his instrument, and in the expected forms of chorale fantasias, motet arrangements, preludes, toccatas and fantasias which constituted the bread and butter of the 17th-century church musician’s diet.

The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Aug. 20, 2017
The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque

Paul Collins, "The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque"
English | ISBN: 0754634167 | 2005 | 248 pages | PDF | 14 MB

Five Centuries of Keyboard Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at June 18, 2017
Five Centuries of Keyboard Music

Five Centuries of Keyboard Music (Dover Books on Music) by John Gillespie
1972 | ISBN: 048622855X | English | 463 pages | EPUB | 3 MB