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
Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:17 | 426 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95007

On this CD Fabio Antonio Falcone presents recordings of possibly the two oldest examples of printed keyboard music. He uses three instruments, each of distinctive character: an Italian harpsichord after Alessandro Trasuntino (Venezia 1531) and a polygonal virginal after Domenico da Pesaro (ca.1550), both built by Roberto Livi. For Cavazzoni, he plays the organ of the Church of San Giuseppe, Montevecchio di Pergola, an instrument by a builder now unknown, which dates back to the end of the 17th century.
Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 647 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95161 | Time: 04:37:54

The prolific Domenico Alberti squeezed a surprising number of works out of a short and eventful life, achieving fame across Western Europe, particularly for the so-called ‘Alberti bass’, an arpeggiated style of left-hand keyboard playing. Yet his presentday reputation does not equal these heights, his fame largely limited today to his Eight Sonatas. This recording puts this to rights, showcasing Alberti as a composer who deserves to be remembered for centuries to come, as a musical poet possessed of remarkable invention and imagination. Alberti’s compositions display the simplicity and sensitivity of Clementi, the vigour of Mozart and, in the briefest of moments, an almost Schubertian or Chopinesque pre-Romanticism. His keyboard compositions are generally individual movements or twopart toccatas or sonatas, the whole full of melodic echoes and intentional reworkings, which form intriguing bridges between the pieces. The three distinct periods in the composer’s output of keyboard music are mirrored here by the use of organ, fortepiano and harpsichord (all of which Alberti would have had to hand in his day) – corresponding also to the period practice of ‘playing on all manner of instruments’, with individual pieces often not tied down to a specific instrument. This combination adds a talented keyboardist and international award-winner Manuel Tomadin who has a particular interest in Renaissance and Baroque music and historical organs. He brings all of his expertise to bear on this superb album. This 4 album set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording.
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:23 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published successive collections of the Kenner und Liebhaber series, he explored new genres and styles. In the second collection he added his idiosyncratic rondos, and in the fourth he included free fantasias. The fifth collection, composed between 1779 and 1784, contains no new genres, but displays more variety in terms of textures and thematic ideas than any of the previous volumes. In fact, Bach’s preoccupation with variation is almost obsessive – it is as if he cannot finish phrases without varying either texture, tonality, rhythmic pulse or dynamics.
Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006

Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0006 | Time: 00:53:19

This is the first CD Release featuring this recording. This recording was first released on Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre label in 1975. The CD booklet contains notes in English, French and German. Original review: “…an excellent anthology of his keyboard works… an excellent disc by any standards.” - Gramophone Magazine
Miklos Spany - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)

Miklos Spany - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 337 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:23 min

As Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published successive collections of the Kenner und Liebhaber series, he explored new genres and styles. In the second collection he added his idiosyncratic rondos, and in the fourth he included free fantasias. The fifth collection, composed between 1779 and 1784, contains no new genres, but displays more variety in terms of textures and thematic ideas than any of the previous volumes. In fact, Bachs preoccupation with variation is almost obsessive it is as if he cannot finish phrases without varying either texture, tonality, rhythmic pulse or dynamics.
Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd, Timothy Roberts - Thomas Tomkins: Consort Music for Viols and Voices; Keyboard Music (1995)

Thomas Tomkins: Consort Music for Viols and Voices; Keyboard Music (1995)
Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd, Timothy Roberts, John Bryan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550602 | Time: 01:05:02

This well-planned Naxos programme is carefully laid out in two parts, each of viol music interspersed with harpsichord and organ pieces and ending with an anthem. It gives collectors an admirable opportunity to sample, very inexpensively, the wider output of Thomas Tomkins, and outstandingly fine Elizabethan musician whose music is still too known. Though he is best known for hid magnificent church music, it is refreshing to discover what he could do with viols, experimenting with different combinations of sizes of instruments, usually writing with the polyphony subservient to expressive harmonic feeling, as in the splendid and touching Fantasia for six viols. Perhaps the most remarkable piece here is the Hexachord fantasia, where the scurrying part-writing ornaments a rising and falling six-note scale (hexachord). The two five-part verse anthems and Above the stars, which is in six parts, are accompanied by five viols, with a fine counter-tenor in Above the stars and a bass in Thou art my King.

Timothy Roberts - Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Vol. 2 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 25, 2018
Timothy Roberts - Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Vol. 2 (2018)

Timothy Roberts - Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Vol. 2 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 403 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:29 min

Much of the music of Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712) is as virtuosic and colourfully Baroque as that of his northern contemporary, Dietrich Buxtehude, though it is also touched with a distinctively Spanish intensity. He is claimed as the most prolific of all composers for the organ, and publication of his works, begun in 1927, is still under way.
Tessa Bonner, Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd - Byrd: Consort & Keyboard Music, Songs and Anthems (1994)

Tessa Bonner, Rose Consort of Viols, Red Byrd - Byrd: Consort & Keyboard Music, Songs and Anthems (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:29 | 340 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550604

Red Byrd is certainly among the most unusual ensembles before the public today: at its core are two singers, a tenor and bass, who typically engage the services of other vocalists or choral groups, and/or employ the accompaniment of various instrumentalists or instrumental ensembles. It has performed much early music repertory both in concert, including festival appearances, and on recordings.
Rose Consort of Viols - Gibbons: Consort and Keyboard Music; Songs and Anthems (1994)

Rose Consort of Viols - Gibbons: Consort and Keyboard Music; Songs and Anthems (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:24 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550603

The music of Orlando Gibbons represents the English response to radical changes that stemmed largely from Italy in the age of the birth of opera and a move away from the contrapunctal complexities of previous centuries. Whereas the Italian tended to write gradiose and radical works such of those by Monteverdi, the English tended to write music that was stylistically old-fashioned by the standards of the times, unostentatious with its preference for the sounds of the viol consort that helped make it so intimately poetic and evocative.