Richard Egarr Handel Op. 4

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas (2004)

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas (2004)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:43 | 509 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX 2907259

As Andrew Manze remarks in the liner note for this album, the sonata was perhaps "but a toy theatre in Handel's world of architectural splendours." Indeed, the eight sonatas, with the addition of two independent movements, provide an insight into a world far removed from the imposing, monumental Handelian works known to many listeners. But these works are by no means a lesser manifestation of the composer's genius.

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 19, 2017
Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Handel, Richter, Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn: Birth Of The Symphony Handel to Haydn

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Handel, Richter, Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn: Birth Of The Symphony Handel to Haydn - 2014

Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/96 kHz | Covers | 1.36 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Linnrecords | TT: 70:46

The 18th century saw an explosion of symphonies (over 18,000 composed in just 60 years, by one estimate). ‘Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn' surveys some of the diverse works which were central to the genre as we know it today. The recording begins with Handel's Sinfonia from Saul, an example of the oratorio sinfonia which supplied models for the early symphony's scoring. Works from the avant-garde Mannheim composers Stamitz and Richter demonstrate the new sonic possibilities of the form, with which Mozart also engages in his very first attempt at the symphony. The recording ends with an example of a mature classical symphony, Haydn's 'La passione'.
Emma Bell with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Egarr - Handel: Operatic Arias (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Emma Bell with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Egarr - Handel: Operatic Arias (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:19 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Soprano Emma Bell's outstanding second solo album, which features the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Creditably, the recital includes a number of less well-known arias from Handel's operas, with a wide range of emotions and tempos, from the sombre "Sommi dei", once recorded by Kirsten Flagstad, and two laments from "Rodelinda" to Melissa's summoning the Furies, with trumpet obbligato, in "Desterò dall empia dite", which launches the disc with vigour…
London Winds, Michael Collins - Richard Strauss: Sonatinen 1-2, Suite op. 4, Serenade op. 7 (1997)

London Winds, Michael Collins - Richard Strauss: Sonatinen 1-2, Suite op. 4, Serenade op. 7 (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:45:19 | 405 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDD 22015

The circumstances surrounding the composition and first performance of the Suite in B flat major, Op 4, were to prove enormously significant for Strauss’s career. Von Bülow decided to give the premiere of the new work in Munich in the winter of 1884 during an orchestral tour. Furthermore, since the players had already familiarized themselves with the music in Meiningen that autumn, he thought it would be appropriate if the composer himself conducted this performance according to his own interpretation.

Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 28, 2018
Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)

Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 670 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 44 | Time: 141:11 min

The 'Rosary' Sonatas are one of the most unusual collections of violin music ever assembled and it is these works on which Biber's present-day fame rests. Calling for a different violin tuning, scordatura, in each of the 15 Sonatas - all played here on the same Amati instrument - the full set is a triumph of Baroque invention and 17th-century virtuoso style. The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr meets this challenge with dazzling results.
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Lucy Crowe, Richard Croft - Handel: A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day (2011)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Lucy Crowe, Richard Croft - Handel: A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 53:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5279 | Recorded: 2009

Let's not waste time: get this for soprano Lucy Crowe's voice, for her performance of "What passion cannot Music raise", for her "The soft complaining flute"–and don't forget the glorious "But oh! What art can teach". Okay–just get this for the magnificent Crowe, whose golden, ringing tone and impeccable, uninhibited technique sets Handel's arias ablaze in vibrant, scintillating glory, relegating any recorded competition to second-class status. (Listen to that long-held, stratospheric note in the final chorus, on the words "The trumpet shall be heard on high"–on high, indeed; it seems like Crowe could have sustained it forever!) To sing Handel requires technical ease and comfort, range and unreserved explicatory ability–and in this, and in her complete habitation of the world of Handelian style Lucy Crowe is unsurpassed.

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.
Sonnerie, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett - Handel: Six Organ Concertos Op. 4 (2006)

Sonnerie, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett - Handel: Six Organ Concertos Op. 4 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:25 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie Records | Catalog: AV2055

Monica Huggett and her ensemble Sonnerie scored a hit on Avie with their recording of Handel's Trio Sonatas, Op. 2. They continue their traversal of Handel's chamber works with the Organ Concertos, Op. 4, featuring soloist Matthew Halls, a brilliant young soloist who spins out Handel's endlessly tuneful works with an improvisatory flair that the composer - himself a virtuoso organist - would surely have approved of.
Irina Chukovskaya - Schumann: Intermezzo, Op. 4, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 & 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 32 (2017)

Irina Chukovskaya - Schumann: Intermezzo, Op. 4, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 & 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 32 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:59 | 140 MB
Label: DUX

The world of Robert Schumann occupies a notable place in the space of European Romanticism. His sstyle is distinguished by dedicating special attention to the nuances of spiritual life. “To send light into the darkness of men’s heart- such is the duty of the artist!”- that Schumann’s aphorism may be a motto of all his works. It is particularly the pieces composed in the 1830s that are most emotional, a part of which is presented on the album performed by famous Russian pianist Irina Petrova Chukovskaya. Irina Vladimirovna Petrova-Chukovskaya has had a long artistic path, typical for talented children in the USSR.