Kristian Bezuidenhout Mozart: Keyboard Music Vols. 8

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:11:36 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902082

For those new to Mendelssohn's music, this might look like a recording of some major works of the composer; be aware that they're virtually unknown music of Mendelssohn's early teens, first published in complete form only in 1999. For those already a fan of Mendelssohn, however, they're very intriguing works that show the developing talents of the young composer in a different light than do the set of twelve-string symphonies that are his most frequently performed works of the period.
Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout - Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Liederkreis; Franz Lachner: Five songs (2010)

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe; Liederkreis; Franz Lachner - Five songs from Sängerfahrt (2010)
Mark Padmore, tenor; Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:08:51
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU907521

Mark Padmore and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout combine here to perform two of Schumann’s major cycles to words by Heine. They also throw in a selection of five Heine settings by the largely forgotten Franz Lachner (1803-90) from his Sängerfahrt (Singer’s Journey), which include the same text – ‘Im wunderschönen Monat Mai’ – with which Schumann’s Dichterliebe begins.
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Petra Mullejans - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 453 & 482 (2012) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Petra Mullejans - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 453 & 482 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.28 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Mozart places melody at the very heart of his concertos. Introverted and sometimes uncertain at the start of K453, it is subsequently transmuted into birdsong - foreshadowing Papageno - and leads to a finale worthy of an opera buffa. Imbued with majesty in K482 (contemporary with Le nozze di Figaro), it takes on a tinge of bitterness in the work's slow movement, before returning to more joyful melodic motifs, one of which will recur in Cosi fan tutte. Never have opera and concerto been so close. Partnering with the Freiburger Barockorchester, acclaimed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout brings out all of the singing lines and sparkling bravura of these two great concertos.
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 36 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 36 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:52 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published the first collection in his series 'for Connaisseurs and Amateurs' in 1779, at the age of 65, and the sixth and final in 1787, a year before his death. Throughout the series he continues to develop the three genres which are featured in it – sonata, rondo and fantasia.
Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:17 | 426 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95007

On this CD Fabio Antonio Falcone presents recordings of possibly the two oldest examples of printed keyboard music. He uses three instruments, each of distinctive character: an Italian harpsichord after Alessandro Trasuntino (Venezia 1531) and a polygonal virginal after Domenico da Pesaro (ca.1550), both built by Roberto Livi. For Cavazzoni, he plays the organ of the Church of San Giuseppe, Montevecchio di Pergola, an instrument by a builder now unknown, which dates back to the end of the 17th century.
Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 647 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95161 | Time: 04:37:54

The prolific Domenico Alberti squeezed a surprising number of works out of a short and eventful life, achieving fame across Western Europe, particularly for the so-called ‘Alberti bass’, an arpeggiated style of left-hand keyboard playing. Yet his presentday reputation does not equal these heights, his fame largely limited today to his Eight Sonatas. This recording puts this to rights, showcasing Alberti as a composer who deserves to be remembered for centuries to come, as a musical poet possessed of remarkable invention and imagination. Alberti’s compositions display the simplicity and sensitivity of Clementi, the vigour of Mozart and, in the briefest of moments, an almost Schubertian or Chopinesque pre-Romanticism. His keyboard compositions are generally individual movements or twopart toccatas or sonatas, the whole full of melodic echoes and intentional reworkings, which form intriguing bridges between the pieces. The three distinct periods in the composer’s output of keyboard music are mirrored here by the use of organ, fortepiano and harpsichord (all of which Alberti would have had to hand in his day) – corresponding also to the period practice of ‘playing on all manner of instruments’, with individual pieces often not tied down to a specific instrument. This combination adds a talented keyboardist and international award-winner Manuel Tomadin who has a particular interest in Renaissance and Baroque music and historical organs. He brings all of his expertise to bear on this superb album. This 4 album set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording.

Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 9, 2018
Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)

Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 1.57 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 54 | Time: 383:47 min

The Alban Berg Quartett is at the centre of this Mozart collection – quartets, quintets and a chamber version of the piano concerto K 414. The pleasures that await the listener are evoked by Gramophone magazine: “The K 515 and K 516 Quintets are a real treat; the first movement of the G minor has an unusual urgency, and the lovely, balanced phrasing emphasises the singing, melodic nature of the music. The disc of concert performances with Brendel is another high point… In the K 414 Concerto… the quartet's accompaniments are exceptionally refined and intimate… Brendel is in particularly sprightly form in the finale.”
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:23 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published successive collections of the Kenner und Liebhaber series, he explored new genres and styles. In the second collection he added his idiosyncratic rondos, and in the fourth he included free fantasias. The fifth collection, composed between 1779 and 1784, contains no new genres, but displays more variety in terms of textures and thematic ideas than any of the previous volumes. In fact, Bach’s preoccupation with variation is almost obsessive – it is as if he cannot finish phrases without varying either texture, tonality, rhythmic pulse or dynamics.
Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006

Christopher Hogwood - Orlando Gibbons: Keyboard Music (1975) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0006 | Time: 00:53:19

This is the first CD Release featuring this recording. This recording was first released on Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre label in 1975. The CD booklet contains notes in English, French and German. Original review: “…an excellent anthology of his keyboard works… an excellent disc by any standards.” - Gramophone Magazine
Miklos Spany - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)

Miklos Spany - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 35 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 337 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:23 min

As Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published successive collections of the Kenner und Liebhaber series, he explored new genres and styles. In the second collection he added his idiosyncratic rondos, and in the fourth he included free fantasias. The fifth collection, composed between 1779 and 1784, contains no new genres, but displays more variety in terms of textures and thematic ideas than any of the previous volumes. In fact, Bachs preoccupation with variation is almost obsessive it is as if he cannot finish phrases without varying either texture, tonality, rhythmic pulse or dynamics.