Johannes 17

Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000) (Repost)

Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 361.08 Mb | 67:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO (cpo999682-2)

Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms.
L'Arte Del Mondo - Johannes Matthias Sperger: Symphonies (2016) [Official Digital Download]

L'Arte Del Mondo - Johannes Matthias Sperger: Symphonies (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 639 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Johannes Matthias Sperger was born in Feldsberg in 1750 and trained in Vienna as a contrabassist and composer from 1767. He worked from 1777 in the Hofkapelle of the Archbishop of Pressburg. From 1778 he was also a member in the Wiener Tonkünstlersozietät, in whose concerts he appeared several times with his own works and as soloist. From 1783 to 1786, Sperger was a member of the Hofkapelle of count Ludwig von Erdödy in Kohfidisch. From 1789 he was employed as first contrabassist of the Mecklenburg Schwerin Hofkapelle in Ludwigslust.
The Clerks & Johannes Regis & Edward Wickham  - Opera omnia (2008)

The Clerks & Johannes Regis & Edward Wickham - Opera omnia (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 574 Mb | Scans - 177 Mb | 02:06:33
Classical, Medieval | Label: Musique en Wallonie

Two masses, a handful of motets, and two chansons are all that remains of the oeuvre of a composer regarded by the theorist Johannes Tictoris as one of the most important of his generation. The Clerks' Group's expertise in the 15th-century repertoire has received many accolades. Here, the group once again displays its exceptional competence in the service of the outstanding works by one of the period's most original composers.
Johannes Brahms, Amadeus Quartet - Brahms: Quintets and Sextets (Opp.18 - 34 - 36 - 88 - 111 - 115)  (1987)

Johannes Brahms, Amadeus Quartet - Brahms: Quintets and Sextets (Opp.18 - 34 - 36 - 88 - 111 - 115) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:20:51 | 931 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Do not go by the year that it has been perfromed in because it is better than most modern recordings, the clarinet quintet is really good but, i would like to add that so is the other work specially the piano quintet. The recording is crisp and most importantly clear, there is no distortion of any kind. The Amadeus Quartet seems to have only one thing on their mind and that is to deliver a smooth interpretation of the sextets and quintets.
Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174 | 00:55:47

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.
Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)

Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Lars Vogt (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE12842 | Time: 01:12:48

Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine, September 2016. Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo. Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)

Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:00 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD448

On this album by clarinetist Julian Bliss, the titular work refers to gumboot dancing, South African miners' dances that during the apartheid era conveyed coded meanings as well as joy in the face of enormous hardship. A look at YouTube will reveal plenty of examples of a form that has been little known outside South Africa. Composer David Bruce's clarinet quintet falls into two parts, an untitled slow "Part One" (track 1) that presumably sets the dark scene of the mine, followed by a second part consisting of five dances.
Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano); Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Karl Böhm

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 763-2 | Time: 01:31:50

As an eleven-year-old in 1895, Wilhelm Backhaus met and performed for D'Albert, Grieg, Nikisch and Brahms, among others. Here was a pianist who shunned hectoring gestures of the late Romantic era for economy and purposefulness. "His facial expression always remained steady, showing an unceasing concentration on the sounds his hands were coaxing from the instrument with such concentrated energy. Everything lay in the act of playing, just as the preoccupation of a great painter or sculptor would be not with technique as such, but with craftsmanship - that is, skill not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for the idea - giving pleasure to those who were able to watch and hear how a true master would execute even difficult passages effortlessly," writes Walter Frei. This 2-CD set brings together Backhaus's recordings with Karl Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic of the two Brahms Piano Concertos.

Wolfram Schurig & Johannes Hammerle - Nostalgia (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 27, 2017
Wolfram Schurig & Johannes Hammerle - Nostalgia (2017)

Wolfram Schurig & Johannes Hammerle - Nostalgia
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:19 min | 336 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 27 | 2017

Then Somis appeared on the scene. He was possessed of the finest and most majestic bow stroke in Europe. He overcame limits which foiled others and avoided the pitfalls into which others fell [] A single bow stroke lasted so long that the mere remembrance of it causes one to hold ones breath; it seemed like a taut silk thread which, in order to preserve the purity of tone, was festooned with silver and filigree gold mixed with diamonds, rubies, garnets and above all pearls.