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Blandine Rannou - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2011)

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Blandine Rannou - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2011)

Blandine Rannou - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 596 Mb | Total time: 77:22+52:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | # ZZT 111001 | Recorded: 2010

After the English Suites, the French Suites and the Toccatas, which received unanimous critical acclaim, Blandine Rannou returns to Bach with a recording of the Goldberg Variations, played on a French harpsichord by Anthony Sidey. Bach’s original title translates as “Keyboard exercise, consisting of an ARIA with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals. Composed for connoisseurs, for the refreshment of their spirits… ” This feast of harpsichord music, beautifully played, is indeed just that: a refreshment – and a delight – for the spirits!

Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)

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Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)

Chiara Banchini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour Clavecin Obligé et Violon BWV 1014-1019 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 595 Mb | Total time: 40:53+55:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | # ZZT302 | Recorded: 2011

To mark her return to the recording studio after CDs of Tartini and Albinoni (both awarded a Diapason d’Or), Chiara Banchini joins forces with Jörg Andreas Bötticher to present her version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas for obbligato harpsichord and violin BWV 1014-1019. This interpretation is notable, among other features, for the use of a German harpsichord with the disposition 16', 8', 8', 4', freely reconstructed by Matthias Kramer (Hamburg, 2006) after Christian Zell.

Andreas Staier - Méditation: Bach, Couperin, Fischer, Froberger, Fux, Staier (2023)

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Andreas Staier - Méditation: Bach, Couperin, Fischer, Froberger, Fux, Staier (2023)

Andreas Staier - Méditation: Bach, Couperin, Fischer, Froberger, Fux, Staier (2023)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 1012 | Recorded: 2022

Andreas Staier’s informed and inspired interpretations have left their mark on the discography of both the harpsichord and the fortepiano and have enabled us to see Bach, Mozart and Schubert in a completely new light. This is Staier’s first solo album of a projected series for Alpha Classics, in which he also presents his own compositions for the first time.

Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Ester Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2023)

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Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Ester Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2023)

Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Ester Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 707 Mb | Total time: 01:49:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902680.81 | Recorded: 2021

After a recording of Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier that earned unanimous acclaim from the press, Andreas Staier now gives us an equally poetic and flamboyant interpretation of the first book. At once architect and colourist, he constantly varies the atmospheres, unfolding an infinite palette of musical landscapes. Under his fingers, this immense cathedral in sound is revealed in all its thrilling diversity. An exhilarating experience!

Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Zweiter Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2021)

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Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Zweiter Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2021)

Andreas Staier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Zweiter Teil / The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2021)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 892 Mb | Total time: 02:20:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902682.83 | Recorded: 2020

With the two books of The Well-Tempered Clavier, Johann Sebastian Bach left posterity one of the most dazzling masterpieces in the history of music. Formal rigour and musical emotion meet in perfect communion. Following several outstanding recordings of other works by Bach, Andreas Staier invites us to climb this Everest once again, but starting, as it were, with the north face, the second book, and revealing its poetry, its sensibility and its daunting architecture with the utmost naturalness.

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

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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.

Christophe Rousset - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2009)

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Christophe Rousset - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2009)

Christophe Rousset - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 412 Mb | Total time: 63'11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | AM 152 | Recorded: 2007

The remarkable French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset tackles Rameau’s relatively unknown instrumental transcription of his popular opéra-ballet, Les Indes Galantes.
Christophe Rousset plays Rameau’s instrumental transcription of Les Indes Galantes on the stunning 18th century Jean-Henry Hemsch harpsichord. Public disapproval to the premiere of the opéra-ballet led to Rameau not only omitting the recitatives and its controversial passages, but to transcribing the whole work for instruments. He re-grouped the remaining pieces according to their keys into what he called ‘quatre grands concerts’ or concert suites.

Ursula Duetschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)

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Ursula Duetschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)

Ursula Dütschler - William Byrd: Pieces from the 'Fitzwilliam Virginal Book' (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Claves | # CD 50-9001 | Time: 01:09:30

The Swiss harpsichordist, Ursula Dütschler, studied with Jörg Ewald Dähler at the Konservatorium Bern with a soloist diploma. She continued her musical training with Kenneth Gilbert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and with Malcolm Bilson (Hammerflügel) at the Cornell University in the USA. She won several prizes, including the 1989 International Cembalo Competition in Paris and the 1991 International Erwin Bodky Competition for Hammerflügel in Boston/USA. Today Ursula Dütschler lives in Holland and appears as a soloist, chamber musician and Lieder accompanist. She has performed with various important orchestras. Together with Malcolm Bilson and some musician colleagues she participated in 1997 in perforamance of the 32 piano sonatas of L.v. Beethoven on historical instruments. Ursula Dütschler has recorded several CD's, among which four CDs with works for solo harpsichord by Scarlatti, Byrd, Balbastre and Bach.

Alexander Melnikov - Fantasie: Seven Composers, Seven Keyboards (2023)

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Alexander Melnikov - Fantasie: Seven Composers, Seven Keyboards (2023)

Alexander Melnikov - Fantasie: Seven Composers, Seven Keyboards (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 68:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902702 | Recorded: 2022

A lover of historical keyboard instruments, Alexander Melnikov has already successfully met the challenge of exploring ‘Four Pieces, Four Pianos’ on disc and in concert back in 2018. Today, he has chosen to perform seven emblematic works of the fantasia genre on harpsichord, fortepiano, tangent piano, early grands, and so on. In this journey through the keyboards of time, we can discover these pieces as they sounded at the time of their creation, but also grasp the invisible thread that links them to each other.

Alexander Weimann - Alessandro Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2005)

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Alexander Weimann - Alessandro Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2005)

Alexander Weimann - Alessandro Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 450 Mb | Total time: 69:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD22321 | Recorded: 2005

Right now the music of Alessandro Scarlatti is getting more attention than ever before, but musicians are still very selective in what they are performing. One part of Scarlatti's oeuvre that is widely neglected is his keyboard music. Alexander Weimann is not the first to pay attention to this genre: the Italian keyboard player and director of the Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini, devoted a disc to the genre. But Weimann is the first to plan to record it all. He writes in the booklet, "as a composer for the keyboard, Alessandro Scarlatti … deserves the same respect that we show for his vocal works."

Scott Ross - Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Works [11CDs] (2019)

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Scott Ross - Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Works [11CDs] (2019)

Scott Ross - Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Works [11CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,80 Gb | Total time: 12 h 43 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029545842 | Recorded: 1979-1988

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of the harpsichordist and organist Scott Ross, who was just 38 years old when he died. This box brings together the harpsichord recordings he made for EMI and Erato, which are complemented by a selection of radio recordings: harpsichord and organ from Radio Canada, and harpsichord music from RTS (Swizerland) and INA (France). The lasts include a duet with his former teacher Huguette Grémy-Chauliac and chamber music with Christophe Coin and his Ensemble Mosaïque.

John Kitchen - Music from the age of Louis XIV (2013)

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John Kitchen - Music from the age of Louis XIV (2013)

John Kitchen - Music from the age of Louis XIV (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 77:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | # DCD34109 | Recorded: 2010

John Kitchen continues his much-lauded series of recordings from the instruments of the world-famous Roger Mirrey collection of keyboard instruments. Recorded in St Cecilia's Hall, Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall, this programme is specifically designed to highlight the unique qualities of the 1755 double-manual harpsichord by Luigi Baillon. Built in Cyteux, Burgundy, it has a very different sound from Parisian instruments of the time; cleaner and brighter in tone, it is the perfect vehicle for Kitchen's subtly nuanced playing, which brings the sophistication of the period to new life.

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)

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Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 487 Mb | Total time: 76:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV700026 | Recorded: 2000

French musician Jean-Patrice Brosse is a versatile performer on both harpsichord and organ. In his discography of over 50 recordings, he has concentrated on French music, exploring the works of such composers as Couperin, Dandrieu, Corrette, Agincourt, and Balbastre. He has also made a number of thematic recordings, such as Le Clavecin au siècle de Louis XIV, Battles at Versailles, and A Concert of Bird Music at Versailles. Brosse is artistic director of the Festival du Comminges and directs the ensemble Concerto Rococo.

Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Music for the Virginals (2002)

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Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Music for the Virginals (2002)

Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Music for the Virginals (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 480 Mb | Total time: 70:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 148 | Recorded: 1999

William Byrd’s keyboard music has always stood in the shadow of his vocal compositions. Drawing simultaneously on English and Italian Renaissance traditions, Byrd created a remarkable musical language that was flexible and entirely refined keyboard instruments of his time.

Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Late Music for the Virginals (2017)

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Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Late Music for the Virginals (2017)

Aapo Häkkinen - William Byrd: Late Music for the Virginals (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 67:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 405 | Recorded: 2016

William Byrd’s keyboard music has always stood in the shadow of his vocal compositions. Drawing simultaneously on English and Italian Renaissance traditions, Byrd created a remarkable musical language that was flexible and entirely refined keyboard instruments of his time. Both keyboard instruments used on this recording are original pieces.