Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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.
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

Biber, Muffat - Der Turken Anmarsch (2004) {ECM 1837}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 9, 2016
Biber, Muffat - Der Turken Anmarsch (2004) {ECM 1837}

Biber, Muffat - Der Turken Anmarsch (2004) {ECM 1837}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 374MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

Many of the musicians we know and adore come to us only through recorded media. They step into a studio, bear their souls into a digital void, and send the results out into a world of ears. These blessed creators may seem immortal to us, for even when their bodies are gone they continue living through the art they have gifted to humanity. Such thoughts weighed on my mind when I first listened to Der Türken Anmarsch, for in addition to signing off a fourteen-year project by baroque violinist John Holloway to engage the fascinations of composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704), it was the last recording to feature Holloway’s wife, organist Aloysia Assenbaum, who along with harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen fashioned the most distinctive continuo in Baroque music.

Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonatas (2008) {ECM 2009}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2016
Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonatas (2008) {ECM 2009}

Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonatas (2008) {ECM 2009}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

Following his acclaimed recordings of sonatas by Biber, Schmelzer and Veracini and his no less lauded rendering of the complete unaccompanied works by Bach, British violinst John Holloway once again joins forces with his excellent partners Jaap ter Linden and Lars Ulrik Mortensen for an album of strikingly beautiful, yet little known chamber music from the baroque era. Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764) who trained as a dancer, lacemaker, violinist and composer and was murdered in Paris under obscure circumstances, laid the foundations for the French violin school. As a composer he is a master of mixed styles, providing a rare synthesis of Italian and French traits, of melodic beauty and dancelike vivacity. John Holloway has chosen sonatas from his “classical” period in which Leclair had gained a perfect balance of proportion, expressiveness and virtuosic display.
2009 Roundup Part 3 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

Gerson & Kunzon: Symphonies [CPO 777 085-2] Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Classical | Exact Audio Copy (flac+cue+no log)+scans | 1CD/300MB | RS.com

2009 Roundup Part 3 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

2009 Roundup Part 3 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

This set includes an additional 10 premium classical recordings
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2009 Roundup Part 2 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

Hartmann: Complete Symphonies [CPO 777 060-2] Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Classical | Exact Audio Copy (ape+cue+no log)+scans | 1CD/248MB | RS.com

2009 Roundup Part 2 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

2009 Roundup Part 2 or... Stuff I had lying around and wanted to share with you before new year.

This set includes an additional 10 premium classical recordings
My Blog | Online
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Sonatae Unarum Fidium (1664) - John Holloway

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Sonatae Unarum Fidium (1664)
(+ Bertali - Chiacona a violino solo, Anon. - Sonata for scordatura violin and b. c.)

Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 349 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: Dec. 1997, Kloster Fischingen, Switzerland | Released: 1999 | Label: ECM N. S. 1668 | TT: 63:08
John Holloway - violin | Aloysia Assenbaum - organ | Lars Ulrik Mortensen - harpsichord, organ

John Holloway's recital of mid 17th century music mines the rich sonic possibilities of a highly unusual instrumental combination: baroque violin with basso continuo provided by harpsichord and organ played simultaneously by two musicians, both realising the figured bass to the full harmonic, contrapuntal and rhythmic potential of their instruments. Aloysia Assenbaum and Lars Ulrik Mortensen brilliantly support Holloway's exhilarating account of Bertali's "Chiacona" and move with him through the mysteries of Schmelzer's "Sonatae Unarum Fidium". (ecmrecords.com)