Bach Alta Ripa

Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)

Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 694 Mb | Total time: 65:31+55:42+41:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 309 1566-2 | Recorded: 2008

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was the most important composer ever to be appointed by the Duchy of Hannover. At the end of the 17th century this noble family embarked on a cultural offensive with the objective of having Duke Ernst August become a prince elector. To this end, the Welph dynasty obtained the services of Steffani, a master choice in itself as his works are still performed to this day in the majestic gardens of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her husband, the current Ernst August of Hannover.

Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 12, 2018
Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993) (Repost)

Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993)
EAC | WavPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:20 | 418 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 309 0428-2

Remastered from the original LP recording, this performance is now available on CD.
Leclair was one of the best violinists of his times. The story is told that he had to compete in a musical duel with Locatelli in Kassel - then a most highly popular form of musical entertainment. The chronicler describes his "devilish" playing, contrasting it with the "angelic" style of his Italian rival. His trio sonatas suggest familiarity with the Italian school but also draw on entirely independent French traditions and shine with ingenious inventions and harmonic refinements.
Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)

Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 76:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # MDG 309 0632-2 | Recorded: 1995

Alessandro Scarlatti’s 600-plus cantatas make him one of the more prolific exponents of a form that flourished in Italy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Though he’s generally credited with standardising cantata form, his early essays in the genre were often imaginatively varied, as is shown by the delectable Arcadian Academy disc. Rather than the usual two or three da capo arias alternating with recitatives, the four secular cantatas here boast opening sinfonias, closing ariosos, large numbers of movements and a range of aria-types. Bella madre dei fiori, for example, experiments with a mix of poetic strophes and instrumental ritornelli. Even so, this formal ingenuity would be of limited interest were it not for Scarlatti’s gifts for attractive melody and sensitive illustration of his texts. Christine Brandes sings these pieces beautifully in a bright, clear-toned voice, and is given adroit, vivacious support by her five colleagues. La Famiglia Scarlatti offers two cantatas and two sonatas by Alessandro, together with a cantata apiece by brother Francesco and son Domenico. These are delightful performances, with Kai Wessel’s mellifluous alto a winning advocate, especially on the captivating Doppo lungo servire, Domenico’s earliest surviving work. Extensive and informative notes are a further bonus.
–Graham Lock
Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1-4 (1996-1999, MDG # 309 0681/4-2) [combined RE-UP]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1-4
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 340/397/394/386 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0681/4-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996-1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"… meets their high standard. Warmly recommended." ~Fanfare
Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos 4 (1999)

ohann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 4
Triple Concertp BWV 1044, Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1061, 1062, Italian Concerto BWV 971
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 386 MB | Full Artwork: 71 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0684-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"These are fine and extroverted performances of some alternate instrumentations of familiar Bach concertos…The solo playing is remarkable, and Rohrig and Kaiser blend and contrast their sounds beautifully…Rudolf Innig makes a real case for the piece [G-minor S 1058] as a harpsichord concerto…[and] The E-major Violin Concerto…also sounds appropriately baroque in its texture…"
Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos 3 (1998)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 3
Concerto for 2 violins D minor BWV 1043, Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1064
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 394 MB | Full Artwork: 65 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0683-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

“The various members of Musica Alta Ripa give the work a driving, tense performance that rightly underlines the music's agitation and sense of menace. In fact, these musicians characterize all four concertos extremely well, and even manage to maintain a certain amount of clarity in the unavoidably clanging C major concerto for three harpsichords, BWV 1064. In sum, this is an excellent continuation of an excellent series of recordings.”
Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos 2 (1997) [repost / new rip & scans]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 2
Violin Concerto A minor BWV 1041, Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1053, 1054, 1063
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 397 MB | Full Artwork: 67 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0682-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…In this second volume of Bach's concertos the players breathe so naturally that they can really savor every gorgeous moment and give us the chance to do the same….Buy the disc for the stunning A-minor Concerto and marvelous, concert-like sonics."
Telemann - Musica Alta Ripa - Concertos and Chamber Music (2009) [5x CD Box Set]

Georg Philipp Telemann - Musica Alta Ripa - Concertos and Chamber Music
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,55 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 1582-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009, 5xCD
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Celebrated German label MDG have assembled a fine and varied chamber music programme of four movement concertos and sonatas plus an overture which shows off the composer in some of his finest and most varied colours and textures. Listeners unfamiliar with Telemann can comfort themselves as each and every one of the works contained here has expressive charm in abundance and sustained musical interest. No bland and plodding keyboard continuo here. (…) Telemann’s strength and depth in these chamber compositions is never in doubt and with consistently fine playing from the Ensemble Musica Alta Ripa this is certainly a worthy release.

Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1 (1996)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Oct. 16, 2012
Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1 (1996)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Solo Concertos Vol. 1 (Musica Alta Ripa)
Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1056, 1057, 1061a, 1065
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 323 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0681-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

Bach: Solo Concertos Vol 2 / Musica Alta Ripa  Music

Posted by trackball at Jan. 13, 2009
Bach: Solo Concertos Vol 2 / Musica Alta Ripa

Bach: Solo Concertos Vol 2 / Musica Alta Ripa
Classical | APE + CUE | 1 CD, Covers, Notes | 397 MB | TT: 65:19
CD date: Jun 17, 1997 | MD&G (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold