Vst Harpsichord

Versilian Studios Harpsichord KONTAKT VST AU  Software

Posted by orientazure at May 7, 2016
Versilian Studios Harpsichord KONTAKT VST AU

Versilian Studios Harpsichord
KONTAKT: 128 Mb | WiN VST: 255 Mb | OSX AU: 260 Mb

Harpsichords are a form of keyboard instrument with a history as far back as the Renaissance, predating the modern piano by several hundred years. The only problem with the design of the harpsichord was that it lacks the ability to create dynamics naturally. Instead, different stops must be used to achieve different timbres and volumes, like on organs.
Ralph Kirkpatrick - Scarlatti: Sonatas for Harpsichord (2004) (REPOST)

Ralph Kirkpatrick - Scarlatti: Sonatas for Harpsichord (2004)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 360 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion - 00289 477 5003

Since the very dawn of the compact disc era, Ralph Kirkpatrick's seminal recordings of Domenico Scarlatti have mainly been conspicuous only by their absence from the active catalog. It's hard be sure just why, as all along listeners and reviewers alike have been requesting their return. Kirkpatrick's Bach has been reissued here and there, along with some oddities, including a live, all twentieth century recital Kirkpatrick performed in 1961, released on Music and Arts. But of the Scarlatti, nothing - how could the man who put the "K." in Scarlatti go neglected; were not his performances once considered the acme in Scarlatti played on the harpsichord?
Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God:
Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & François Couperin (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Divine Art | # dda 25120 | Time: 01:18:25

A selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all — François Couperin, and from contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, who is a very worthy successor with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich, showing that the harpsichord is capable of real expression. The Lynch pieces are receiving their first recordings. Established virtuoso Assi Karttunen is from Finland and this is her first album for Divine Art, and a showcase for her amazing talent at the keyboard.
Harmonices Mundi, Claudio Astronio - W.F. Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (2010) (Repost)

Harmonices Mundi, Claudio Astronio - W.F. Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:22:24 | 822 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94057

It must have been daunting for J.S Bach’s musical sons to work with his huge shadow. The fact that four of his children succeeded in becoming important and influential composers is both remarkable and proof of how extraordinary these men were. C.P.E and J.C Bach are perhaps the most famous of them, and of the other two, J.C.F and W.F, it is Wilhelm Friedemann (1710-84) who perhaps came closest to his father as a composer.
Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Total time: 59:35+61:45+47:19+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61716 2 | Recorded: 1991-1994

Bach is often credited with having invented the keyboard concerto, despite the fact that all of his works in the mode were arrangements of existing concertos for other instruments. Furthermore, whatever influence they may have had was indirect. It’s unlikely that either Haydn or Mozart had heard any of this music or even knew of its existence. But Haydn may have encountered the keyboard concertos of Carl Philippe Emanuel, and Mozart knew Johann Christian’s works in the genre. Nevertheless the elder Bach’s concertos, whether played on a harpsichord, or on a piano, retain a revered place in the keyboard literature. Many listeners will remember the veteran Baroque specialist, Bob van Asperen, from his collaboration with Gustav Leonhardt in the Teldec Bach cantata series. Here he plays the solo concertos with expected grace and fluidity, accompanied by Melante Amsterdam, which is basically an expanded period-instruments string quartet. The performances have a chamber-like intimacy, which is especially attractive, for example, in the famous Largo of the F-Minor concerto (BWV 1056). The recording, dating back to 1993, sounds brand new.
(George Chien)
Laurence Cummings - Louis Couperin: Harpsichord Suites D Major • A Minor • C Major • F Major / Tombeau De M. De Blancrocher

Laurence Cummings - Louis Couperin: Harpsichord Suites D Major • A Minor • C Major • F Major / Tombeau De M. De Blancrocher (1994)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue, log) ~ 456.15 Mb | 73:51 | Scans included
Classical clavecin | Country: UK | Label: Naxos (8.550922)

Although less well known than his nephew François, Louis Couperin was one of the finest and most influential keyboard composers of the seventeenth century, his music mixing elegance, refined lyrical expressiveness, structural clarity and a touch of noble melancholy in a way that is always interesting and frequently powerful. These qualities suffuse the movements of his many suites, most notably perhaps in the slower ones–the eloquent préludes non mésurés (in which the music is only half notated, so as to allow the performer to exercise his improvisatory skills), the expansive allemandes, and perhaps above all in the gripping repetitions of the concluding chaconnes and passacailles–but on this disc it is also represented by a moving Tombeau lamenting the death of the lutenist Blancrocher. Laurence Cummings is a neat and intelligent player whose sound technique enables him to make the best of the resonant yet gentle sonorities of his instrument, and he is well recorded. A must for harpsichord enthusiasts, and a real bargain for all.

Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 29, 2017
Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord (2017)

Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 137:38 min | 840 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 57 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) overcame his humble origins as son of peasant farmers brilliantly, eventually holding the prestigious post of Kapellmeister at the Hapsburg Court in Vienna for over 30 years, serving 3 Emperors in a row, all of whom were in the possession of a passion for music.
Francesco Corti - Haydn: Harpsichord Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Francesco Corti - Haydn: Harpsichord Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 81:47 minutes | 2.87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Haydn, Heidn, Hayden… the man beneath the score is often elusive. Yet, his presence is constant and vivid in his music, as his scores speak to us personally and freshly.

Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 11, 2017
Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord (2017)

Filippo Ravizza - Fux: Complete Music for Harpsichord (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:18:11 | 333 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) overcame his humble origins as son of peasant farmers brilliantly, eventually holding the prestigious post of Kapellmeister at the Hapsburg Court in Vienna for over 30 years, serving 3 Emperors in a row, all of whom were in the possession of a passion for music. This new recording contains Fux’ complete works for harpsichord: the 5 Partitas, a Capriccio and several miscellaneous works. His style is a perfect blend of French and German keyboard style: French in its elaborate ornamentation, elegance and brilliance, German in the strict counterpoint.

Claudio Astronio - W.F. Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 11, 2017
Claudio Astronio - W.F. Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music (2017)

Claudio Astronio - W.F. Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:29:27 | 1.19 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics

The son of the peerless Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann was the least famous Bach of his time. Yet he is now regarded by some as the most brilliant of the Bach children, and is occasionally reported to have been his father's favourite. A master of numerous different keyboard instruments, he was not particularly prolific, and of his 100 or so known works, many remained unprinted until the 20th century.