Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Partenope (2009)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Partenope (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 187 min | 4.87+6.73 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Dansk | Recorded: 2008

Mortensen's magnificent direction brings out the full measure of excitement, pathos and emotion in Handel's score…[the production] conveys an enormous amount of what makes Partenope very special.
–Gramophone
John Holloway, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Francesco Maria Veracini: Sonatas (2005)

John Holloway, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Francesco Maria Veracini: Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:01 | 372 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 1889

After decades during which the unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas of Bach stood alone, regarded by all but specialists as rather freakish musical occurrences, recent years have seen a growth of interest in the virtuoso violin repertory of the Baroque. Composers like Biber, Pisendel, and Tartini have all shown up with increasing frequency on concert programs and recordings.
John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 (1995)

John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:08 | 429 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | Catalog: 8.224004

It's hard to believe this CD was done with only a violin, viola da gama and harpsichord. This is polyphonic music at its finest. It does tribute to Buxtehude, who preceded Bach. The ensemble is perfect - the instruments complement each other. When they go from slow to fast, it is remarkable to hear the contrast. These are expert musicians with a complete mastery of their instruments. They use loud-soft as easily as any masters of the Baroque. The result is joyous, lively and entertaining.
Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)

Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 187 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 11 | Time: 42:29 min

Elverskud (The Elf-King's Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade's greatest successes,not only in his native Denmark, but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album Elverskudis not only played on period instruments for the first time, but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame.
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Baroque Suites (2008)

European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Baroque Suites (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:30 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: The Gift Of Music | Catalog: CCL CDG1211

Lars Ulrik Mortensen is best known as a harpsichordist active largely in Baroque solo and chamber music repertory. But his career is quite multifaceted: he has regularly conducted both instrumental and operatic works and has taught harpsichord and historic performance practices at the Hochschule fur Musik in Munich. He has often appeared in concert as accompanist to singer Emma Kirkby and has regularly partnered violinist John Holloway and cellist Jaap ter Linden.
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - Handel: Partenope (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen - Handel: Partenope (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22313 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 187 min | 43,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3957 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish

A major contribution to the Handel Year: countertenor star Andreas Scholl returns to the Decca label in a new high definition film of Handels comedy Partenope, presented in Francisco Negrins stylish with a 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.
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2007)

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2007)
MPEG2 7500Kbps | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 | 3h 36 (84:10 + 128:24) | 11.04 Gb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr. | Subtitles: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch

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). Best of all, though, the booklet has a concise, scholarly, passionate essay written by Winton Dean; I find it amazing that he can convey the virtues and cover the relevant issues in so economical a fashion.
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John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Dietrich Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 (1994)

John Holloway, Jaap Ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Dietrich Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:27 | 390 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dacapo | Catalog: 8 224003

Dietrich Buxtehude is probably most familiar to modern classical music audiences as the man who inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach to make a lengthy pilgrimage to Lubeck, Buxtehude's place of employment and residence for most of his life, just to hear Buxtehude play the organ. But Buxtehude was a major figure among German Baroque composers in his own right.
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.
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.