Freiburger Barockorchester

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 56:20+52:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77380 2 | Recorded: 1996

Two things distinguished Thomas Hengelbrock's 1996 recording of Bach's B minor Mass from the many other historically informed performances of the work released in the early digital era. Where many other conductors used small mixed choirs, Hengelbrock not only used the 26-voice Bathasar-Neumann-Chor, he drew his soloists from it. And where most other conductors tended exclusively toward quick tempos, Hengelbrock mixed things up, favoring fast tempos in joyful movements and slow tempos for painful movements.
Bernarda Fink, Freiburger Barockorchester & Petra Müllejans - Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2008)

Bernarda Fink, Freiburger Barockorchester & Petra Müllejans - Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2008)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 337 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 19 | Time: 76:09 min

In 1726, Bach entered a new period of creative innovation. Setting aside the chorus, he wrote works that present a dialogue between solo arias and finely sculpted instrumental parts. The three cantatas presented here by Bernarda Fink, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester and Petra Müllejans, represent the culmination of this development. Originally released in 2009, this acclaimed recording is now available at mid-price as part of the hmGold series.
Freiburger Barockorchester & Gottfried von der Goltz - Telemann: Seliges Erwägen - Passion-Oratorium (2018)

Freiburger Barockorchester & Gottfried von der Goltz - Telemann: Seliges Erwägen - Passion-Oratorium (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 572 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 50 | Time: 112:02 min

The Freiburger Barockorchester, directed from Gottfried von der Goltz’s violin, released a brand new recording of Telemann’s rare Passion, entitled Seliges Erwägen (Contemplative Meditations). More than just setting to music the story of the passion of Christ, such as Bach did, we hear in this score a succession of meditations.
Freiburger Barockorchester & Gottfried von der Goltz - Telemann: Seliges Erwägen - Passion-Oratorium (2018) [24/48]

Freiburger Barockorchester & Gottfried von der Goltz - Telemann: Seliges Erwägen - Passion-Oratorium (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 112:02 minutes | 1.15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Freiburger Barockorchester, directed from Gottfried von der Goltz’s violin, released a brand new recording of Telemann’s rare Passion, entitled Seliges Erwägen (Contemplative Meditations). More than just setting to music the story of the passion of Christ, such as Bach did, we hear in this score a succession of meditations.
Hille Perl, Freiburger Barockorchester - Telemann, Pfeiffer, Graun: Concerti (2012)

Hille Perl, Freiburger Barockorchester - Telemann, Pfeiffer, Graun: Concerti (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:03 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88697824002

Hille Perl is widely regarded as one of the leading viola da gambists in the world. Because of the prominence of her instrument in the Baroque era, her repertory is rich in works from that period, with the names, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marin Marais, Sainte-Colombe, and other 17th and 18th century composers headlining her concert programs and recordings. Perl also plays the treble viol, the seven-string bass viol, Baroque guitar, Lirone, and Xarana.
Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz - Handel: Concerti a due cori (2018) [24/96]

Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz - Handel: Concerti a due cori (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:33 minutes | 927 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Handel’s focus in his three Concerti a due cori was on lively rhythms, arresting dialogue and vibrant colours, so his slow movements take something of a back seat, except here where he returned to Esther for a long, lilting siciliana in which the reedy oboes add a poignant edge to the movement’s lingering minor-key melancholy. This prepares the way perfectly for the finest movement of the work, which proudly revives a ground bass Handel had first used in his Birthday Ode for Queen Anne in 1713.
René Jacobs & Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

René Jacobs & Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 169:54 minutes | 3.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

'La finta giardiniera' has long been one of the lesser-known operas of the young Mozart, perhaps because the original Munich version, sung in Italian, quickly disappeared from the repertoire until it was revived in German from 1779 onwards.
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017)

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 220 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi – 902291 | Tracks: 15 | Time: 45:55 min
Classical, Choral, Vocal

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration. In 2016 a young French composer, Pierre-Henri Dutron, persuaded René Jacobs to perform his own revision of the Requiem completed by Süssmayr. This new version was created with great success in a series of five concerts around Europe in November 2016. We now present its first studio recording, released exclusively on harmonia mundi.
Freiburger Barockorchester & Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Freiburger Barockorchester & Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:32 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In later life, Mendelssohn always opposed the use of the terms ‘Scottish’ and ‘Italian’ for his symphonies in A minor and A major respectively, as if to emphasise their qualities as ‘pure’ music. Yet they were directly inspired by his European Grand Tour of 1829-32: from the gloomy ruins of Holyrood Abbey to the sun-drenched landscapes of Rome and Naples, his imagination fashioned masterpieces that have seldom been surpassed for their sense of orchestral colour, vividly brought out here by the period instruments of the Freiburger Barockorchester.
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017)

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 45:55 min | 225 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration.