Lars Ulrik Mortensen – Bach Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 3

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

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!
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.
Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)

Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 268 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902181 | Rls.date: 08/14/2015

J.S. Bach's seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach's Leipzig years, when he directed the city's Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. In the interpretations of Andreas Staier and the Freiburger Barockorchester, these works come alive again in joyful readings that are sure to delight.
J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 1:54:05 | 2.4 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Covers & Digital Booklet
Handel - Partenope (Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen) (2008) [BluRay-rip]

Handel - Partenope (Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andreas Scholl, Inger Dam-Jensen) (2008) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 187 min | 10,0GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Countertenor star Andreas Scholl leads an outstanding cast in Handel’s 'Partenope', presented in Francisco Negrin’s stylish, modern-dress staging from The Royal Danish Opera. Scholl gives an outstanding performance, with several contrasting arias that collectively display his unique purity of tone, his virtuosic technique and his sensuous lyricism. Concerto Copenhagen and conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen are unsung heroes of period-instrument performance, and they make a wonderfully spirited and polished contribution to the production.
Handel - Partenope (Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl) [2008]

Handel - Partenope (Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl) [2008]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) | 4.88 Gb+6.83 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Dansk | 187 min | +3% Recovery

Partenope wasn't a success upon its premiere in 1730. It doesn't have the drama of Giulio Cesare or Serse or the magic of Alcina or Orlando. But this sophisticated comedy has recently come into its own. Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande kicked off the revival with a path-breaking audio recording in 1979. Since 1998 it has been a staple of the repertory at the New York City Opera. This wonderful DVD from Copenhagen's Royal Theater will solidify Partenope's modern reputation…

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen) [2007]  

Posted by Sowulo at Nov. 19, 2013
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen)  [2007]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen) [2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.32 Gb+7.55 Gb (DVD5 + DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 216 min

This Harmonia Mundi DVD release of GIULIO CESARE from Denmark, recorded in 2005 is, quite simply, magnificent. Everything about this release signifies a major event, starting with the packaging. A beautifully produced gatefold DVD case, attractively and conveniently laid out. The booklet gives all the relevant information, with the synopsis synchronized with the tracks (the only drawback is that there are only 9 tracks for the first DVD, 15 for the second; given that Universal Classics painstakingly separates the recits from the arias {the Ponnelle film of COSI for example has over 35 tracks per DVD}, this is inconvenient, because you have to do more searching if you want to)…
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
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (BWV 1060-1064) - Ensemble Parlando

Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (BWV 1060-1064) - Ensemble Parlando
DHM (Sony Music) , 2009 | FLAC, CUE, Booklet, No Logs | 1 CD, ~500Mb @ RS