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Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 28, 2018
Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5 (2017)

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 524 MB
Label: Mirare – MIR326 | Tracks: 15 | Time: 78:14 min
Classical, Baroque

Viewed from a distance, the corpus of the ‘555’ keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti seem like a juggernaut as improbable as it is unsettling. Its dimensions impress, its nature intrigues. Virtually all of these sonatas, written throughout the composer’s life, employ the same mould: a single movement in binary form, very occasionally differentiated from its fellows by the name of a dance or an indication of affect, never by a title. There is also the often acrobatic instrumental technique they require, and their style of writing, austere, irregular, noisy and contrasted, which can easily bewilder even the most seasoned interpreters.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 401 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 18 | Time: 74:33 min

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:33 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3. But compared to the oboe or the recorder, for which nothing remains (though these instruments were well provided for by his contemporaries, particularly Telemann), the transverse flute is a spoiled child.
Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)

Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:00 | 453 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 038

Though these works were written originally for the barock transverse flute, exept BWV 997 that was written probably for the lute, they are played here on the barock recorder. The result, at least to my taste, is more convincing and exhilarating than any performance of these works on the transvers flute that i ever heard.
Pierre Hantai - Johann Sebastian Bach: Variations Goldberg, BWV 988 (2003)

Pierre Hantaï - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9945 | Time: 01:18:28

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have played a central role in harpsichordist Pierre Hantai’s musical life since his early youth. At 28 he recorded the work for the Opus 111 label (now available on Naïve), a highly acclaimed release that stands among the work’s choice versions. Over the past 11 years Hantai evidently has rethought and refined his interpretation, as revealed in this 2003 remake. There’s greater rhythmic freedom and variety of articulation, plus a more subjective approach to ornaments and agogics, especially in the repeats (he observes all but those in Variation 15, 25, and the Aria Da Capo; the 1992 recording honors all repeats save for Variation 25). Variations previously characterized through Hantai’s seamless legato technique (Nos. 3, 6, 8, 11, 17, and 18, for example) are further enlivened by detaché finger strokes and more inflected phrasings. The latter infuse Variations 7, 10, and 16 with greater resilience and rhythmic verve than their earlier counterparts.

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2017
Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.
Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994) (Repost)

Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 423 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers Included | 70:05
Genre: Baroque | Label: Astrée Auvidis | Catalog: E 8523

In the Baroque period, there really was no such thing as an "orchestra" as we understand the term today. There were large collections of singers and players brought together for special occasions, but aside from those, an "orchestral" work was anything that required more than five or six players. Bach's harpsichord concertos, for example, can be performed by a couple of dozen string players plus the soloist, or with an accompaniment of one person per part, which is more or less what we get here. These small forces permit an unprecedented transparency of sound and sharpness of attack, even if some weight and body of tone necessarily get sacrificed. It's a perfectly legitimate way to play the music, however, and you won't find it better done than here.

Pierre Hantai - Scarlatti 4 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at April 29, 2016
Pierre Hantai - Scarlatti 4 (2016)

Pierre Hantai - Scarlatti 4 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:31 | 176 MB
Label: Mirare

A fourth volume of Domenico Scarlatti's Sonatas from the doyen of French harpsichordists, Pierre Hantaï, of whom Gramophone said: 'an astonishing display of dexterity in which the harpsichord he uses (a 1999 copy of an anonymous Thuringian instrument of 1720) and the acoustic help in preserving total clarity. Even at maximum velocity (did Scarlatti and his pupil reach such speeds?) he manages to shape his phrases with micro-second dwellings.

VA - 111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings 40 CD Box Set Part 1 (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 10, 2015
VA  - 111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings 40 CD Box Set Part 1 (2015)

VA - 111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings 40 CD Box Set Part 1 (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,50 Gb | Covers 17 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2015

The piano repertoire occupies a central position in Deutsche Grammophon’s long, distinguished history. Almost from the beginning, the yellow label has been home to established keyboard luminaries and promising newcomers alike. Born between 1895 and 1991, the 32 pianists presented alphabetically in this set, encompass a wide range of performing styles, aesthetic orientations, and composer affinities.
Dmitry Egorov: Il primo uomo - arias for Nicolini (Scarlatti Alessandro, Handel) [2011]

Dmitry Egorov: Il primo uomo - arias for Nicolini (Scarlatti Alessandro, Handel) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 272.72 MB
Classical | Label: DHM (Sony Music) | Catalog Number: 88697 816252

Es ist üblich geworden, dass aufstrebende Countertenöre versuchen, mit dem Repertoire berühmter Kastraten des 18. Jahrhunderts auf sich aufmerksam zu machen. Der aus St. Petersburg stammende Dmitry Egorov hat sich dafür Nicolo Grimaldi alias Nicolini ausgesucht: ein Sänger, der seine Karriere als Sopranist unter Alessandro Scarlatti in Neapel startete und seine nachhaltigsten Erfolge als Altist und Hauptdarsteller in Händels Londoner Opern feierte…