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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…
George Frideric Handel - Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr - Organ Concertos Op.4 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.4
Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,38 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,15 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Multichannel FLAC: 2,77 GB
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 807446 | Country/Year: US 2008 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ

…Even if you have other recordings of Op.4, including the beautifully restored Chorzempa/Schroeder set, this winningly idiomatic and novel account is highly desirable, in both the loving musicianship and its glowing sonic portrait.
Handel- Academy of Ancient Music, Egarr - 12 Solo Sonatas Op.1 (2009)

George Frideric Handel - 12 Solo Sonatas Op.1
Academy of Ancient Music - Richard Egarr
EAC+LOG+CUE | 2xWV: 741 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907465.66 | Country/Year: Europe 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…highly recommended particularly to those who have already discovered some of the other low opus number works described above. “Somewhat neglected children….?” There is rather less chance of that now with the release of these excellent CDs.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.
Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.73GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, AAM Records

Since 1727, JS Bach's "Great Passion" has gripped the hearts and uplifted the minds of audiences all over the globe. Nearly three centuries after its premiere, the work has lost none of its power to evoke feelings of compassion for all those who suffer. Its mix of urgent story-telling, meditative arias and mighty choruses sets St Matthew's account of Christ's betrayal, trial and execution eloquently and emotionally.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas (2015) [24-bit/96 kHz]

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bach wrote three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. Scholars estimate they were composed in the early 1740s, possibly for Carl Fredrich Abel, son of Bach's colleague Christian Ferdinand Abel. They are paired here with Scarlatti's Gamba Sonata and a Violin Sonata by Handel. These works are performed by violinist Robin Michael, cellist Steven Isserlis and harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a program of haunting tranquility.
George Frideric Handel - Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr - Organ Concertos Op.4 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.4
Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 299 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 807446 | Country/Year: US 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ

…Even if you have other recordings of Op.4, including the beautifully restored Chorzempa/Schroeder set, this winningly idiomatic and novel account is highly desirable, in both the loving musicianship and its glowing sonic portrait.
Handel - Academy of Ancient Music - Concerti Grossi, Op. 3, Sonata a 5 (2007)

G.F. Handel - Concerti grossi, Op. 3, Sonata a 5
Academy Of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 336 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907415 | Country/Year: Europe 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…and the whole production is superbly engineered and presented with Harmonia Mundi's usual care for every detail of production. It doesn't get any better.