Lars Ulrik Mortensen – Bach Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 3

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:27 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 20, 2015
Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10067

Towards the end of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach made a second collection of concertos, these for keyboard. Around 1738 he put this together, possibly as a way of publicizing his work with the Leipzig Collegium , or possibly with an eye towards publishing them. The six works are all somewhat eclectic since they seem to have been transcriptions of works for other instruments, as the informative booklet notes by soloist Aapo Häkkinen state. There are other sources in the Bach archives, so how he put them together can more or less be traced, and in recording these, Häkkinen and his Helsinki Baroque Orchestra have decided that they would be split into two volumes.
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 399 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10057

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos  (Helmut Müller-Brühl, Robert Hill) [1999]

Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Robert Hill) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 635.27 MB
Classical | Naxos | 8.554604 - 8.554606
Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations - Lars Ulrik Mortensen (1989)

J. S. Bach - Goldberg Variations - Lars Ulrik Mortensen (1989)
Baroque | ape + cue | Easy CD-DA | no log | Covers | 1 CD | 459 MB | RS
Kontrapunkt 32023 | 1989

"His interpretation of appoggiaturas in the Aria is likely to raise a few eyebrows, and not everyone will like the adoption of a chirpy and most unmajestic staccato in the French overture. But I do hope he does not lose the pertness he shows in Var. 27 and the crisp humour of his Var. 22; and the extra embellishments he allows himself on repeats are remembering Koopman's distractingly fussy ornaments on Erato/RCA) neat and natural-sounding." Grammophone, October 1989
Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)

Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 75:54 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

After recording the complete solo fortepiano works of Haydn, it was inevitable that Ronald Brautigam would record the complete fortepiano concertos of Haydn. Of course, it helps that while Haydn's complete solo fortepiano works take up 11 discs, his complete fortepiano concertos take up only a single disc, so Brautigam could record it before moving on to record the inevitable complete fortepiano music of Beethoven. On its own, Brautigam's recording of Haydn's concertos is wonderful: light, bright, ebullient, full of humanity, and suffused with poetry. Brautigam's tone is clear but ringing, his touch is graceful but powerful, his interpretations characterful but self-effacing.
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Maria Keohane, Joanne Lunn, Alex Potter, Jan Kobow, Peter Harvey
Concerto Copenhagen, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 851-2 | Time: 01:43:32

The sound world of Bach’s last great Mass has changed radically in recent decades; one-to-a-part performance practice is, as conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen puts it, “changing our entire notion of Bach’s acoustic universe”. This bold claim is amply proven in an account of dazzling transparency, dance-like rhythms and utter clarity. Sometimes the balance seems not quite right, for example when organ continuo dominates, but some superb ensemble numbers pit voices against virtuosic instruments so each seems to outdo the other in joyous exuberance. The five soloists complement each other well, and the addition of just five extra singers is all that is needed to explode Bach’s universal vision into life.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1-4 (1996-1999, MDG # 309 0681/4-2) [combined RE-UP]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Musica Alta Ripa - Solo Concertos Vol. 1-4
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 340/397/394/386 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 309 0681/4-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996-1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"… meets their high standard. Warmly recommended." ~Fanfare
Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:29 min | 297 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Francois Devienne performed as an orchestral bassoonist and flautist but rose to fame as an operatic composer. His greatest achievement, however, lies in his sequence of Flute Concertos, of which this is the final volume. Despite his failing health, the four works on this recording demonstrate the hallmark combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterizes Devienne’s flute concertos and are among the most attractive of their time. Concerto No. 10 is one of his masterpieces, distinguished equally by the beauty of its thematic material and its confident, cohesive musical structure.