Richard Egarr Handel Op. 4

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2002)

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:18 + 63:53 | 786 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907298/99

Corelli's Op. 5 Violin Sonatas have always been admired by chamber music fans; there are a couple of good recordings of them already available. But this new one by Baroque specialist and virtuoso Andrew Manze and harpsichordist Richard Egarr presents the sonatas in such a bright, exciting, and improvisatory light that they seem brand new. During the composer's lifetime, these sonatas were widely played and tremendously influential; there's a good chance that it was assumed that virtuosi took what was written on the page as a starting point for embellishing and sheer showing off.
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.
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Christopher Gibbons: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries (2012)

Christopher Gibbons - Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries (2012)
Academy of Ancient Music; Choir of the AAM; Richard Egarr, director & solo organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807551 | Time: 01:02:25

Born into an English musical family, organist and composer Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) probably received early training from his famous father Orlando Gibbons. He sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal and went on to a distinguished career at Westminster Abbey and in the court of Charles II. With this showcase programme of motets, anthems, fantasias for strings, and organ voluntaries (all of which are receiving their first recording), Richard Egarr, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of the AAM, aim to rescue the composer from unjust obscurity.
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.
Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)

Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 4 CDs | Full Scans | 1.69 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907511

Hailed for his “revelatory” account of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (The New York Times), Richard Egarr turns to one of the least known collections for solo harpsichord. This complete recording of the solo oeuvre of Louis Couperin (c.1626-1661) revels in his full harmonic and contrapuntal textures, marked by a poignant use of dissonance – music that entrances the ear!
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.