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La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken - Bach: The Motets (2017)

La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken - Bach: The Motets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:48 min | 284 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The debate surrounding Bach's vocal scoring has mostly focused on the cantatas and Passions. The evidence for Joshua Rifkin's hypothesis of single voices is found among the sources of these works. Bach's motets have featured rather less in the debate. La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken present on their recording ,from the early 1990s, something between the 'authentic' early performance style and a general choral sound, with 3 voices per part.
Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]

Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:45’24; CD2:48’55 | 2cd, 564.80 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:45’24; CD2:48’55 | 2cd, 564.80 MB
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motetten (1992) Reissue 2008 [Repost, New Rip]

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motetten (1992) Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 10087 | Time: 01:04:51

If you cannot imagine what Bach's five great motets would sound like as chamber music, this disc by La Petite Bande will provide an answer: they sound fabulous. With eight singers, five string players, and four wind players plus continuo, La Petite Bande's performances sound absolutely clear – even in the densest textures, every line is ideally balanced – incredibly colorful – the combinations of voices, strings, winds, and organ seem endlessly subtle – and, best of all, unbelievably expressive. Everyone's a soloist and every line is a melody, thereby making Bach's music seem more personal and intimate than usual. Of course, part of the reason for this is that most recordings of the motets, whether a cappella or accompanied, are arguably too big and heavy. With four or more singers on a part, this kind of weightiness is virtually inevitable – but with two singers to a part, the performances can be as expressive as the music director will allow. And with music director Sigiswald Kuijken also being the first violinist, the performances are supremely expressive.
Bach - La Petite Bande - Matthäus Passion / St. Matthew Passion [Hybrid SACD: PS3 SACD Rip & EAC CD Rip]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 {3x SACD Box}
Le Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken
PS3 SACD ISO (2.0/5.1): 3,62/2,71/2,01 GB | EAC Rip, FLAC LOG & CUE: 716 MB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 2,45 GB | Full Artwork: 393 MB | Recovery Info + PAR2
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics CC72357 | Country/Year: Europe 2010 | Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Hoster: Filepost/Filefactory

…I greet this stunning performance as the way to hear this masterpiece. ~ J.F. Weber, Fanfare
Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (2003)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (2003)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 72:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67364 | Recorded: 2002

The death of Georg Philipp Telemann in 1767 paved the way for his godson, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to take up the position of Director of Music in Hamburg. Prior to that C P E Bach had been working for Frederick the Second of Prussia in Berlin but longed for a greater musical freedom and stylistic flexibility that working in Hamburg would offer him. This included the composition of three oratorios, including the one presented here. C P E Bach worked on The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus in collaboration with the librettist Karl Wilhelm Ramler from 1781, and in 1787 it was published by Breitkopf. A letter from the composer to his publisher subsequently revealed he considered it to be one of his greatest masterpieces—a reflection agreed upon by audiences at the time, and succeeding generations of composers, including Haydn and Beethoven who both drew inspiration from it.
Gustav Leonhardt, Barthold, Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken - Telemann: Paris Quartets Nos. 1–12 (1997)

Gustav Leonhardt, Barthold, Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken - Telemann: Paris Quartets Nos. 1–12 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 03:13:52 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

This is one of only two complete recordings of Telemann's Paris Quartets available as a single set, and is much superior to the old Bruggen set. The Kuijkens are all very stylish and engaging performers, and they play these works very well.
Telemann wrote a lot of very good chamber music, but these quartets show him at his best. They are full of wonderful melodies, and some amazing rhythmic quirks. If Telemann had not been so prolific, these works would be considered absolute masterpieces on the order of the Brandenburg Concertos of Bach. They are that good.
Marie & Veronica Kuijken - W. A. Mozart: Sonatas for four hands (2011)

Marie & Veronica Kuijken - W. A. Mozart: Sonatas for four hands
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:45 min | 1.12 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Challenge Classics (CC 72363) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2011

Mozart wrote five duet piano sonatas and several separate works for four-hands. Of the latter, two of his sonatas - the one in F, KV 497 and the one in C, KV521 - are included on this disc. The other work is the great D Major Sonata for Two Pianos, KV448. The performers are the Kuijken sisters, Marie and Veronica.
Bach - Kantaten BWV 9, 94 & 187 (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande) [2012 / 1999]

Bach - Kantaten BWV 9, 94 & 187 (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande) [2012 / 1999]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers
Label: DHM | Catalog Number: 88691 95308 2 | 1cd, 302.35 MB

Kuijken was born in Dilbeek, near Brussels. He was a member of the Alarius Ensemble of Brussels between 1964 and 1972 and formed La Petite Bande in 1972. Since 1971 he has taught Baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium in Brussels. He is noted for using the older technique of resting the violin on the shoulder without a shoulder rest, rather than held under the chin. He is a member of the Kuijken String Quartet, which he formed in 1986. In recent years, he has also performed as conductor of symphonies of the Romantic era…
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Bach - Johannes Passion (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande) [1990]

Bach - Johannes Passion (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande)
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | DHM | Covers
GD77041 | 2cd, 518.52 MB

Founded in 1972 at the suggestion of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and led since its inception by Dutch violinist turned conductor Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande is surely among the finest of early music orchestras with a discography ranging from Lully through Mozart. Among the group's most successful projects, however, have been recordings of Bach's sacred works, particularly the 1985 Mass in B minor and this 1987 St. John Passion. Both are superbly performed with excellent solo and choral singing and outstanding orchestral playing, but both are distinctly dissimilar in tone and effect…
Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Band - C.P.E. Bach - The Last Sufferings of the Saviour [2010/1987]

C.P.E. Bach - The Last Sufferings of the Saviour (Sigiswald Kuijken) [2010/1987]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697 5727 2 | TT: 60.23+59.23 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 463 Mb

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (8 March 1714 – 14 December 1788), also formerly spelled Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Johann Sebastian Bach. C. P. E. Bach was an influential composer working at a time of transition between his father's baroque style and the classical and romantic styles that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', applied the principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. Bach's dynamism stands in deliberate contrast to the more mannered galant style also then in vogue.