Friedrich Akademie

Ronald Brautigam, Die Kolner Akademie - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 22 (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major (2014)
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2044 | Time: 01:00:03

The sixth disc in this highly acclaimed series combine two works in which Mozart's powers as an orchestrator come to the fore. Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K 456, is sometimes referred to as one of the composers military concertos on the basis of the march-like main theme of the first movement. But more striking is the variety of ways that Mozart employs the various groups of instruments: strings, wind instruments and, of course, the piano. This aspect certainly didn't pass unnoticed by a listener as initiated as Mozart's father Leopold: in a letter to his daughter Nannerl he described how his enjoyment of the orchestral interplay had brought tears to his eyes.
Friedrich der Grosse - Graun, Nichelmann, C.P.E Bach, Friedrich II: Music for the Berlin court (2012)

Friedrich der Grosse - Graun, Nichelmann, C.P.E Bach, Friedrich II: Music for the Berlin court (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

The year 2012 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Frederick the Great, whose political and military glory has often relegated his musical talent to the status of a mere hobby. But Frederick II was not only the key personality of Berlin musical life for the whole of the 18th century – as is shown by the works of the composers presented on this CD, all of whom worked at his court at some point in their careers – but also an excellent flautist who left posterity a number of fine flute sonatas from his own pen.
Davit Melkonyan, Kolner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Romberg: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2016)

Davit Melkonyan, Kolner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Romberg: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:32 min | 284 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

World-Premeire Recordings Rombergs Cello Concertos. Sic transit gloria mundi all those who occupy themselves with Bernhard Rombergs life and work are immediately reminded of this traditional piece of wisdom. At the beginning of the nineteenth century he was acclaimed as an excellent virtuoso on the violoncello and recognized as one of the most important composers of his times. Even during his lifetime, however, he was forced to experience how his star declined, his playing style was regarded as old, and his compositions vanished from concert programs.
Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti (2017)

Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:18 | 352 Mb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform a selection of Telemann's Concerti per molti stromenti - works that feature many unusual and wonderful instrumental combination, and an amazing variety of styles. If you ever wondered where Bach got the idea for the Brandenburg Concertos, look no further than the concertos of Telemann.
Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Liszt: Faust Symphony, S. 108 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Liszt: Faust Symphony, S. 108 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:20 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Faust Symphony undoubtedly constitutes one of the principal works of Liszt’s Weimar period, if not indeed his orchestral masterpiece. Liszt had become acquainted with Goethe’s poem Faust in 1830, in the French translation of Gérard de Nerval. He began composing the work in the 1840s, after a visit to the Goethe House in Weimar. Its first performance was arranged for September 1857, to mark the centenary of Grand Duke Carl August and the erection of a statue to Goethe and Schiller.
Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2 (Resound Collection) (2015) [24/96]

Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2 (Resound Collection) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:43 minutes | 0.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Re-Sound Beethoven collection brings the symphonies of Beethoven back to the locations of their Viennese premieres. Four of the six venues where first performances of one or more of the nine symphonies were held still exist today, as do the eight Viennese halls and theaters where the composer’s orchestral works were performed in his lifetime. The orchestral forces of the Wiener Akademie corresponds in size and instrumentarium to those used by the composer. The producer Stephan Reh strives to reproduce the specific acoustical qualities of each room.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Telemann: Concerti per molti stromenti (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:05 minutes | 1.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform a selection of Telemann's Concerti per molti stromenti - works that feature many unusual and wonderful instrumental combination, and an amazing variety of styles. If you ever wondered where Bach got the idea for the Brandenburg Concertos, look no further than the concertos of Telemann.
Rene Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il primo omicidio [1998]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Il primo omicidio (René Jacobs) [1998]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 901649.50 | TT: 65.58+72.26 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 678 Mb

The slaying of Abel by his brother Cain was one of the favourite subjects of the 18th century Italians, at the time when the oratorio was having a phenomenal success in Rome and Venice. It was most probably in one of the palaces of the “Serenissima”, and not a church, that Scarlatti first performed this astonishing “sacred entertainment”, worthy of a “verismo” opera, in 1707… God and Lucifer confront each other in the very soul of Cain, his brother’s voice is heard from heaven, and the “spatial” treatment of the tonal levels all contribute to the effectiveness of what is almost expressionistic music – there is nothing left out of this incredible Baroque Biblical “thriller”!
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:22 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music for a royal excursion. On 17 July 1717, King George I of England went up by Water to Chelsea, and was entertain d with an excellent Consort of Musick…composed specially by the famous Handel . The fifty musicians cost the…princely sum of £150 but their hunting horns, trumpets, flutes and the rest so delighted the company that the concert was repeated three times in the course of the evening. No doubt the matchless virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin will repeat that feat in your living room!
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:35 min | 315 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.