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post #61 of 73

Anyone know about this René Jacobs box from Sony?  It looks tempting, and as the CDs are in individual, full-thickness jewel cases, I wonder if the original notes and sung texts are included.  In another news, apparently Sony is re-releasing the Leonhardt Jubilee box, and JPC is offering it at a low low price.


Edited by FalconP - 2/13/12 at 6:55am
post #62 of 73

buy everything by bach, all handel operas and all vivaldi concertos.

post #63 of 73

Glad to see a thread like this. Aside from foundational stuff like Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, I really like Couperin, especially the harpsichord  stuff. I'll have to look up specifics. There are many other specific pieces within that era that I love, but I am especially fond of the late medieval and renaissance era, Dufay, Josquin, Lasso, Palestrina, Victoria, many others. I will recommend specifics if anyone wants them.

post #64 of 73

Battalia by H.I.F. Biber:

 

 

This is really far-out stuff: "col legno" (hit-with-wood) playing of string instruments, playing in several keys at once, placing a piece of paper behind bass instrument to imitate cannon fire -- this is downright 20th-century avant garde!  Can you imagine this from a composer one generation before J.S. Bach?

post #65 of 73
Thread Starter 

gonkulator can you recommend some specific harpsichord pieces?, and the Josquin, Victoria guys.

 

Happy to see this thread still alive a tiny bit.

 

FalconP preety nice.

post #66 of 73

I find Mullova's version to have superb tone and careful phrasing but somewhat lacking in other areas. The necessary dynamics, the colors, and proper articulation with some of the key lines. My favorite interpretation of the Chaconne (overall) is Henryk Szeryng. 

 

And no offense to the poster but I find Andrew Manze's version of the Double Violin Concerto to be atrocious. Those inappropriate rubato just destroys the wonderful structure of the piece. But to be honest, I have yet to hear a performance of the Double Violin Concerto that satisfied me. Darn my high standards. 

 

Everything by Bach is a godsend so I'll post some that's non-Bach: 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIveJcVDMIg

 

One of my favorite cantata movements by Handel. Sigh so good. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctJhLUYJs8

 

Ingenious melody. Handel in his good days was a worthy rival of Bach. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYdTLnlc4q4

 

Best recording of the double cello concerto I've ever heard. And one of Vivaldi's best works - I don't even think it's subjective. Usually Vivaldi suffers from not being able to develop or navigate his music well. But in this case, he did a fantastic job. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UQdTo4kI4Q

 

Scarlatti like Vivaldi was a great melodic genius. Heck there were a lot of them in the Baroque era weren't there!? 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knuthVlpQT0

 

Wow I can't believe I found this off my old playlist. The video was taken down a long time ago. It's an amazing rendition. To think Scarlatti could sound so great on the piano! 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9LBzXoJqyk

 

This is Telemann at its best. Just found it. You will not regret listening to this. P.S. Musica Antiqua Koln is just amazing. 

 

I know I posted a crap ton but I highly recommend listening to all of them. If anyone wants some recording recommendations for Bach, I can do that as well. 

post #67 of 73

Great post, thank you!

post #68 of 73

I just realized my first Handel link was the wrong one

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxytJItaw0  --> right around 0:20 

 

My favorite movement of the apollo e dafne. 

post #69 of 73

For those who still enjoy a bit of Baroque BBC Radio 3 are having a month of Baroque music.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012fwtk

post #70 of 73

For those who would like to hear some folk baroque guitar pieces from 18th century Spain:

 

 

Easy music, even my family (which is really not into obscure baroque at all) likes to listen to this set. 

 

Here is link to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citC0rb_nms

post #71 of 73

..and for some reason I really really like this version of Telemann's trumpet concertos:

 

 

amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Telemann-Trumpet-Burns/dp/B000001Q79/ref=sr_1_176?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1364504617&sr=1-176&keywords=telemann+trumpet+concertos

 

He plays it very sweet, and it sounds like heaven on a good pair of headphones....

post #72 of 73

great recommendation! If you like this, try as well a similar but more "rock-and-roll" (as one reviewer on amazon puts it) compilation from Ensemble Kaspberger

http://www.amazon.com/Santiago-Murcia-Codex-Rolf-Lislevand/dp/B0009PEYT4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1364515501&sr=1-1

 

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For those who would like to hear some folk baroque guitar pieces from 18th century Spain:

 

 

Easy music, even my family (which is really not into obscure baroque at all) likes to listen to this set. 

 

Here is link to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citC0rb_nms

post #73 of 73

..another one of my favorites:

 

Sometimes Manze is too much, but I really like him here. This is the album I recommend to people who have only heard 4 seasons from Vivaldi, but would like to hear more.

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