Andreas Heinrich

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010) (Repost)

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:53 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Munfi | Catalog: HMC 902051

German poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein (circa 1377-1445) made sure his legacy was secure by having his works compiled into collections during his lifetime. While he was certainly the author of the texts, it is less clear how many of the pieces, which number over 130, include his original music, and how many had his texts applied to preexisting works. In any case, it's an intriguing and attractive body of work, and this collection of 18 of his pieces, plus three other works, makes a fine introduction to his legacy.
Heinrich Schiff, Gerhard Oppitz - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Adagio & Allegro (1993) (Repost)

Heinrich Schiff, Gerhard Oppitz - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Adagio & Allegro (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:03 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 414-2

Seemingly on an impulse, Robert Schumann wrote his Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, during two weeks in 1850, heading towards the last years of lucidity and life. Schumann may never have heard it played as the concerto did not premiere until seven months after his death. On this disc we have the opportunity of hearing not only the Cello Concerto but three other pieces written for cello and piano, the Adagio and Allegro perhaps being the most well known..
Jordi Savall - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Baroque Splendor (2015) {Alia Vox AVSA9912}

Jordi Savall - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Baroque Splendor (2015) {Alia Vox AVSA9912}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 523 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Alia Vox | AVSA9912
Classical / Baroque / Choral

Like a great, mysterious nebula, the dazzling Missa Salisburgensis arches over the world of polychoral music by virtue of the exceptional complexity and richness of its means, which are deployed to create a unique expression in sound and space, symbolising with extraordinary exuberance and efficiency all the strength and grandeur of divine power, political and religious power. Shrouded in mystery and regarded by specialists as the Everest of polychoral compositions, this work was discovered by a Salzburg grocer in 1870. At first it was mistakenly attributed to the composer Orazio Benevoli, but now, as Professor Ernst Hintermaier explains (see his accompanying commentary), it is unanimously considered to be among the masterpieces of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, one of the greatest and most talented Austrian composers of the Baroque period.
Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2 CDs

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 600 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 86534 2 7 | Time: 02:04:56

In the '80s there were those listeners who thought that Heinrich Schiff might redeem cello performance practice from fatal beauty and lethal elegance. Aside from the burly and brawny Rostropovich, more and more cellists were advocating a performance style whose ideals were perfect intonation and graceful phrasing. In some repertoire, say, Fauré, these are perfectly legitimate goals. In other repertoire, Beethoven and Brahms, say, it is a terrible mistake. In Bach's Cello Suites, as the fay and fragile Yo-Yo Ma recordings make clear, it was a terminal mistake. Not so in Schiff's magnificently muscular 1984 recordings of the suites: Schiff's rhythms, his tempos, his tone, his intonation, and especially his interpretations were anything but fay or fragile. In Schiff's performance, Bach's Cello Suites are not the neurasthenic music of a composer supine with dread and despair in the dark midnight of the soul, but the forceful music of a mature composer in full control of himself and his music.
Stolzel Gottfried Heinrich: Brockes-Passion (Ludger Remy) [1998]

Stölzel Gottfried Heinrich: Brockes Passion (Ludger Rémy) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 2cd, 547.07 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 560-2

It is clear that the conductor of this 1725 work, Ludger Remy, considers this short Passion a revelation, "philosophizing is nothing other than a preparation for death" (de Montaigne). Remy has disinterred it from Stoelzel's lifetime corpus of seven passions and 900(!) cantatas and premiered it here. This passion is based on a once-famous original (non-liturgical) text by the Hamburg poet and burger B. H. Brockes. As its title states, it is strongly, nay graphically, focused on the "Suffering and Death of Jesus." The text emphasizes bloody rites of whipping, thorning, beating, and crucifying, and bloody feelings about the blood sacrifice of Jesus: "my entrails screech on hot coals" (Peter), "rend my flesh, crush my bones…the world is fit for flames" (Judas). The point of this Pietistic text and frightful imagery may have been to so thoroughly terrify the congregation that only Jesus could truly rescue them, for all else collapses in utter betrayal and failure…
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Andreas Scholl - Deutsche Barocklieder [1995]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 20, 2015
Andreas Scholl - Deutsche Barocklieder [1995]

Andreas Scholl - Deutsche Barocklieder [1995]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi HMC 901505 | TT: 70.21 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 292 Mb

The German seventeenth- and early eighteenthcentury Lied is an area of baroque music still comparatively unexplored by singers and record companies. In the mid 1950s Archiv were first in the field with two excellent LPs of songs by Adam Krieger, perhaps the greatest composer of German continuo Lieder (11/55 – nla) and Hans Valentin Rathgeber and Johann Caspar Seyfert (8/57 – nla). Much more recently, Cantus Can recorded a programme of songs by Heinrich Albert which I reviewed in June 1992; otherwise, apart from mixed programmes which might have included a song or two by Johann Philipp Krieger, Telemann or Görner, there has been little or nothing. That is, until now, with the appearance of this fine recital by the countertenor Andreas Scholl.
Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10
Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Rainer Johannes Homburg / Musica Fiata
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 130 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 902 1784-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Vocal

"This new SACD by the Hymnus Choirboys of Stuttgart and Musica Fiata demonstrates how Schütz worked with opulent Italian impressions while serving as court chapel master in Dresden and employs the finest 2+2+2 technique to transport lavish sound and Venetian grandezza straight to you in your living room…" ~prestoclassical
Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10
Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Rainer Johannes Homburg / Musica Fiata
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,37 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,03 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 902 1784-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Vocal

"This new SACD by the Hymnus Choirboys of Stuttgart and Musica Fiata demonstrates how Schütz worked with opulent Italian impressions while serving as court chapel master in Dresden and employs the finest 2+2+2 technique to transport lavish sound and Venetian grandezza straight to you in your living room…" ~prestoclassical
Oswald von Wolkenstein - Songs of Myself (Andreas Scholl) (2010)

Oswald von Wolkenstein - Songs of Myself (Andreas Scholl) (2010)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 342 MB
Label: Harmonia Munfi (France) | TT: 80:53

German poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein (circa 1377-1445) made sure his legacy was secure by having his works compiled into collections during his lifetime. While he was certainly the author of the texts, it is less clear how many of the pieces, which number over 130, include his original music, and how many had his texts applied to preexisting works. In any case, it's an intriguing and attractive body of work, and this collection of 18 of his pieces, plus three other works, makes a fine introduction to his legacy. Von Wolkenstein was a versatile poet, whose topics include his own fascinating biography, courtly love, erotic love, and religious devotion.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Sonate del Rosario per violino e basso continuo

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Sonate del Rosario per violino e basso continuo (Rosenkranz-Sonaten, Rosary Sonatas)
EAC Rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG 641 MB | Complete Scans 19 MB
Label: Paragon | Catalog Number: AM 205-2 | Recorded: 2005-2006 | Released: 2006
Le Bizzarrie Armoniche (on period instruments) - Riccardo Minasi (violin)

Biber's so-called "Mystery Sonatas" are among the most alluring, meditative, virtuostic and amazingly beautiful compositions ever written for the violin. The depth of emotive effects and degree of virtusosity immediately catch the attention of the listener and draws one into their mysteries (of the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary). In addition to the "standard" harpsichord and/or theorbo continuo, these sonatas also add deeply-resonant organ bass pedal-points that create a powerful and alluring backdrop for the drama of the soloist to unfold…
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