Harpsichord Sonatas

Debora Halasz - Carlos Seixas: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol.2 (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 29, 2016
Debora Halasz - Carlos Seixas: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol.2 (2011)

Debora Halasz - Carlos Seixas: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol.2 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:38 | 503 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570216

This CD includes 17 de Seixas sonatas, of which 10 are in the single movement form favored by Scarlatti. There are nine sonatas with two movements and one sonata with three movements. The movements tend to be brief as compared to Soler's multi-movement sonatas. The multi-movement works usually include an allegro and dance movements such as a gigue or minuet. The sonatas are mostly short. They range in time on this CD from 1:15 for the sonata no 45 in G major to 9:37 for the single movement sonata no. 16 in c minor. The works do not follow Kastner's ordering on the CD. The CD opens with five single movement works, and the remainder of the disk includes multi-movement works interspersed with single movement compositions. The initial work in Kastner's ordering, a short, sprightly single movement sonata in C major appears late in the CD. Of the sonatas 12 are in the major key and 5 in the minor.
Débora Halász - Carlos Seixas: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol.1 (2006)

Débora Halász - Carlos Seixas: Harpsichord Sonatas, Vol.1 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:02 | 511 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.557459

A student and younger contemporary of Domenico Scarlatti on the Iberian peninsula, Portuguese composer Carlos de Seixas (1704-1742) wrote harpsichord sonatas in much the same vein as his teacher. Since precise dates for the compositions of either composer are hard to come by, it is even possible that the student might have influenced the teacher in some ways. His sonatas here don't harness the differentiation of texture to the new possibilities of harmonic rhythm in quite the precise ways that Scarlatti's do, and the multimovement structure of many of the sonatas makes them a little diffuse as compared with Scarlatti's.

Michele Benuzzi - Nichelmann: Harpsichord Sonatas (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 28, 2016
Michele Benuzzi - Nichelmann: Harpsichord Sonatas (2015)

Michele Benuzzi - Nichelmann: Harpsichord Sonatas (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 894 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 313 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94809

The first recording of the 12 sonatas Op. 1 and 2 by Nichelmann. Christoph Nichelmann, German composer mand keyboard virtuoso, is said to have studied with Johann Sebastian Bach. This is clearly audible in his keyboard sonatas, which follow the contrapuntal Baroque style and instrumental flourish of his master. However, the publication year of 1745 already hints at further developments in terms of style and expression: certain harmonic experiments and emotional outbursts already foreshadow the Sturm und Drang style of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Diego Ares - Sol de mi fortuna: Antonio Soler - Harpsichord Sonatas from the Morgan Library (2015)

Diego Ares - Sol de mi fortuna: Antonio Soler - Harpsichord Sonatas from the Morgan Library (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 172 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902232 | Rls.date: 13th Nov 2015

Who would have thought that the principal source for the music of Padre Antonio Soler was still waiting to be discovered? The manuscript acquired by the Morgan Library of New York in 2011 has proved to be the richest extant collection of sonatas by Soler; 29 of them are unpublished. For his first recording on harmonia mundi, the young harpsichordist Diego Ares reminds us of the powerful impression the composer made on a grandee of Spain in 1765: ‘Fray Antonio Soler produces finer sonatas from day to day.’ Listening to this disc, one cannot but agree: each sonata is indeed a world unto itself.
Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)

Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | 475 MB | +scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 171 MB
Baroque/Harpsichord | Decca | 72:42

Acclaimed French harpsichord player Christophe Rousset seems to have made only this one CD of Domenico Scarlatti sonatas to date. All but the last 4 sonatas were performed on a single manual Portuguese instrument dating from 1785. It has a silent action, a pungent bass and spicy, rich sonorities right up to the top treble. The other instrument has two manuals and, dating from 1756 England, is closer in time to Scarlatti's own era. Rousset makes good use of the resources the two manuals provide, and accidentally kicks the wooden casing, in K 140. Like most keyboard players who enjoy a challenge, he has a high old time with the frenetic repetitions and hand crossings in K 141 (which M.Argerich did on piano in a famous Youtube video btw)
Martini - Sacred Vocal Music; Organ & Harpsichord Sonatas (Norbert Düchtel, Oscar Milani, Freiburger Domkapelle) (2009)

Martini - Sacred Vocal Music; Organ & Harpsichord Sonatas (Norbert Duchtel, Oscar Milani, Freiburger Domkapelle) (2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 326 MB
Label: Ars Musici | TT: 64:25

Giovanni Battista Martini may be one of the best-known personalities in the history of music, generally referred to as 'Padre Martini'. His fame is mainly due to his theoretical writings and the fact that he was the teacher of famous composers like Johann Christian Bach, André Ernest Modeste Grétry, Niccolò Jommelli and Mozart. Very few people know his own compositions.
Johan van Veen

Carlos Seixas, Harpsichord Sonatas  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 15, 2009
Carlos Seixas, Harpsichord Sonatas

Robert Wooley, harpsichord | Carlos Seixas, Harpsichord Sonatas
Ogg 256 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 149,3 Mb
Label: Amon Ra | 1989 | 1 CD | Classical, instrumental

Ilario Gregoletto - Galuppi: Sonatas For Harpsichord (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 1, 2015
Ilario Gregoletto - Galuppi: Sonatas For Harpsichord (2012)

Ilario Gregoletto - Galuppi: Sonatas For Harpsichord (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 4 CDs | Full Scans | 1.51 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog Number: 8802112

Between 1990 and 2000 Ilario Gregoletto recorded four CDs of harpsichord sonatas by Baldassare Galuppi (1706-85) for the small Italian label Rivoalto. Newton Classics now reissues the discs together as a budget-priced set. The booklet notes are not completely clear in regard to the sonatas’ numbering, apart from mention of cataloging systems by Hedda Illy and Fausto Torrefranca. In any event, all but one of these 25 sonatas follow a three-movement scheme, and each is marvelously varied in mood and texture.
Johann Sebastian Bach - L. St. John, Violin / M.-P. Langlamet, Harp - Sonatas (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonatas
Lara St. John, Violin / Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Harp
SACD ISO: 3,23 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,14 GB | Full Artwork: 268 MB
Label/Cat#: Ancalagon # ANC 139 | Country/Year: UK 2012 | 5% Rec. Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…As usual, Ancalagon gives us an absolutely first-rate production, superb booklet notes in full color, and some of the best Super Audio surround sound on the market today. I keep insisting that small group chamber music provides some of the best opportunities to show off surround sound, and this disc proves the point. When the music is as brilliant and sparkling as we have here—Bach would certainly be thrilled—there simply remains no excuse under the sun to avoid acquiring this disc immediately. This composer oozes from the souls of these two performers." 5/5 ~Audiophile Audition
Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783). Sonatas for Harpsichord, Vol. 13 (REUP)

Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783). Sonatas for Harpsichord, Vol. 13. Gilbert Rowland, Harpsichord (REUP)
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 545 Mb | TT: 77:51 | RS
Recorded: 2006 | Naxos No: 8.570292

Owing mainly to the tireless efforts of the late Father Samuel Rubio and other editors in making his works available in print during the past forty years, Padre Antonio Soler is now justly regarded as the most important composer active in Spain during the second half of the eighteenth century. Spanish folk-song and dance elements, as well as virtuoso effects, such as repeated notes in the left hand against wide leaps and hand crossings in the right, feature prominently in the 150 Sonatas. Soler’s slow movements, for example the opening movement of the splendid Sonata Sonata No. 60 heard on this disc, contain some of his most heartfelt and poignant music. This is the last disc in Gilbert Rowland’s Naxos cycle of the complete Soler Sonatas for Harpsichord.