Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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.
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]  Music

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

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 22, 2017
Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 449 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition raumklang) | Tracks: 17 | Time: 75:22 min

In many of his works, Bach made use of a hidden symbolism of numbers. The number “three” had a special meaning for Bach and was the basis for the triple concertos, the concertos for three solo instruments, recorded here. On the one hand, the number three had for Bach a Christian connotation; on the other hand, there were also entirely profane reasons. As an essential element of late-baroque texture, the “three” was reflected in the trio sonata, whose structure was the basis of numerous instrumental and vocal pieces.

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 15, 2017
Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:15:29 | 178 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition raumklang)

In many of his works, Bach made use of a hidden symbolism of numbers. The number “three” had a special meaning for Bach and was the basis for the triple concertos, the concertos for three solo instruments, recorded here. On the one hand, the number three had for Bach a Christian connotation; on the other hand, there were also entirely profane reasons. As an essential element of late-baroque texture, the “three” was reflected in the trio sonata, whose structure was the basis of numerous instrumental and vocal pieces. Bach probably composed the Concerto for three harpsichords especially for two of his sons (and pupils), taking the third part himself. In the Third Brandenburg Concerto, the idea of three solo instruments is carried even further in that each of the three string groups – violins, violas, and violoncellos – have three independent parts.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Fiorenza, Mele, Galuppi, Geminiani [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Fiorenza, Mele, Galuppi, Geminiani [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 57.14+60.24+54.32+53.35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.12 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!