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BIS RECORDS (PART THREE)

KESÄKAMPANJA!

Selailu 133 tuotteet
Image Suites for Solo Cello
8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Cello Concerto
Frans Helmersson, cello.

Göteborgs Symfoniorkester / Neeme Järvi.




8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image The Father, the Son and the Godfather
5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"Musicerande var förr i världen ett vanligt nöje bland adel och borgare. Man samlades kring ett klavikord eller en cembalo och lät kammarmusiken flöda. Komponister som Johann Sebastian Bach, hans son Carl Philipp Emanuel och dennes gudfar Georg Philipp Telemann fann en växande marknad för kammarmusik hos 1700-talets statusmedvetna borgare. Attraktiva, kultiverade utföranden av sådana verk ger Paradiso Musicale med Dan Laurin, blockflöjt, Henrik Frendin, viola, Mats Olofsson, cello och Anna Paradiso, cembalo. I Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs rokokobetonade triosonat i F är basblockflöjten mer solistisk än vanligt, och i två av Telemanns triosonator färgas finalerna av polsk folkmusik. Ljusare flöjtklanger här liksom i Johann Sebastian Bachs h-moll-sonat."
(Svenska Dagbladet)


Paradiso Musicale:
Dan Laurin, recorder
Henrik Frendin viola
Mats Olofsson, cello
Anna Paradiso, harpsichord

The Father, the Son and the Godfather is a snapshot from a time when art music escaped from the courts and churches. Domestic music-making in the company of close friends became a treasured extension of social interaction, and the resulting boom in 'market opportunities' offered composers a tremendous freedom in their choices of genres and styles, as demonstrated by this colourful programme. It features three composers whose music could not be more different, taking into account that all works were composed during the span of only two generations by authors who knew each other better than just well: J.S. Bach (the father), C.P.E. Bach (the son) and Georg Philipp Telemann (CPE's godfather). We thus get Johann Sebastian's rigorous, intellectually demanding Sonata in B minor, ample examples of the elegant and tender Empfindsamer Stil of his son C.P.E., and in two Trio Sonatas a taste of Telemann's 'world music', in which the composer mixes elements of folk music from Poland with French and Italian styles of art music. This is the first recording of Paradiso Musicale, an ensemble featuring the acclaimed recorder player Dan Laurin and made up of an unusual combination of instruments: recorder, viola, cello and harpsichord. The members all have experiences from a number of musical genres, including avant-garde styles, and with musicians such as John McLaughlin, Prince and Frank Zappa as inspiration, their ultimate goal is to achieve the feeling of a jam session when performing. As can be heard on this disc - for instance in the final track, a Telemann Allegro - the result is exhilarating.




8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Recorder Duets, Vol. 2
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt

Clas Pehrsson, blockflöjt



G P Telemann - Blockflöjtsduetter, vol 2



GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

Kanonsonat nr 1 B-dur

1. Vivace - Adagio - Allegro



Kanonsonat nr 2 F-dur

2. Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro assai



Kanonsonat nr 3 d-moll

3. Vivace - Soave - Allegro assai



Kanonsonat nr 4 g-moll

4. Vivace ma moderato - Piacevole non largo - Presto



Kanonsonat nr 5 C-dur

5. Vivace - Cantabile - Scherzando



Kanonsonat nr 6 c-moll

6. Presto - Largo - Vivace



Duett nr 1 B-dur

7. Vivace - Allegretto - Spiritoso



Duett nr 2 c-moll

8. Vivace - Moderato - Allegro



Duett nr 3 d-moll

9. Vivace - Poco presto - Allegro



Duett nr 4 g-moll

10. Allegro - Andante - Vivace



Duett nr 5 C-dur

11. Allegro - Poco allegremente - Poco presto



Duett nr 6 G-dur

12. PResto - Aria. Allegretto - Vivace assai


8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image French King´s Flautists, The
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt

Mogens Rasmussen, viola da gamba

Leif Meyer, cembalo



Dan Laurin - The French King´s Flautists



MICHEL BLVET

Sonata Terza ur Troisième Livre de Sonates

1. I. Vivace

2. II. Largo poco andante

3. III. Allegro



JEAN DANIEL BRAUN

Sonata Terza ur from Euvre Premier

4. I. Andante

5. II. Corrente

6. III. Gavotta

7. IV. Allegro

8. V. Presto



JEAN MARIE LECLAIR

Sonata II ur Quatriéme Livre de Sonates

9. I. Andante

10. II. Allemanda

11. III. Sarabanda

12. IV. Minuetto



ANTOINE DORNEL

IIe Suite ur from Sonates à violon seul et suites pour la flûte traversière

13. I. Prélude: L´aimé de Mr de la Barre

14. II. La Chauvet

15. III. Sarabande: La Descosteau

16. IV. Gavotte en Rondeau La Rochelloise

17. V. Gigue La Fiedeau



JACQUES MARTIN HOTTETERRE

Quatrième Suite ur Premier Livre

18. I. Prélude

19. II. Allemande La Fontainebleau

20. III. Sarabande Le Départ

21. IV. Air Le Fleur

22. V. Gavotte La Mitilde

23. VI. Branle de Vilage L´Auteuil

24. VII. Menuet Le Beaulieu. 2e Menuet



MICHEL BLAVET

Sonata Seconda ur Troisième Livre de Sonates

25. I. Andante e spicato

26. II. Allegro

27. III. Minoetto



8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Telemann on the Recorder
"This whole package is excellent."
(American Record Guide)
Bente Vist, sopran

Dan Laurin, blockflöjt

Susanna Laurin, blockflöjt

Margit Schultheis, arpa doppia

Maria Lindal, violin

Lisa Bodén, violin

Mogens Rasmussen, viola da gamba

Anders Modigh, cello

Leif Meyer, cembalo

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

Trio nr 7 F-dur ur Essercizii Musici för blockflöjt, basgamba och basso continuo

1. I. Vivace

2. II. Mesto

3. III. Allegro



Introduzzione a tre A-dur ur Der getreue Music-Meister

4. I. Grave - Vivace - Andante - Vivace

5. II. Xantippe

6. III. Lucretia (Largo)

7. IV. Corinna

8. V. Clelia (Spirituoso)

9. VI. Dido (Trise - Disperato - Triste - Disperato)



Trio g-moll för altblockflöjt, diskantgamba och cembalo

10. I. Soave ma non adagio

11. II. Vivace

12. III. Largo

13. IV. Allegro



Solo d-moll ur Essercizii Musici för altblockflöjt och basso continuo

14. I. Affettuoso

15. II. Presto

16. III. Grave

17. IV. Allegro



Trio nr 8 B-dur ur Essercizii Musici för blockflöjt, cembalo och basso continuo

18. I. Dolce

19. II. Vivace

20. III. Siciliana

21. IV. Vivace



Sonata a tre d-moll för altblockflöjt, violin och basso continuo

22. I. Allegro

23. II. Adagio

24. III. Allegro

25. IV. Presto



Kantat för sopran, två flöjter, två violiner och basso continuo "Ertrage nur das Joch der Mängel"

26. I. Aria (Largo)

27. II. Recitativ

28. III. Aria (Presto)



8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC
8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Lute Music
Jakob Lindberg framför här verk av Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750) som var den främste lutenisten på sin tid. Lindberg spelar på en unik luta av Sixtus Rauwolf, byggd ca 1590. Detta instrumentet, som tog åratal att renovera, är idag den bäst bevarade barocklutan i världen.
Jakob Lindberg, luta.


SILVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS

Preludium Ess-dur



Ciaccona Ess-dur



Sonat c-moll



Sonat B-dur



Preludium d-moll



Fuga d-moll


Sonat a-moll "L’Infidèle"



8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Lute Music, Vol. 2
At the age of six, Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750) was already proficient enough on the lute to play before the Emperor Leopold I. During a later stay in Italy, his solo playing 'astonished all the Italians' according to a contemporary writer. On his return to Germany Weiss became officially engaged at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden, and by 1740 he was well-known throughout Europe as the finest lutenist of his own or any other generation. As well as playing and teaching, Weiss was an extremely prolific composer for his instrument: more than 100 sonatas (or suites) for solo lute, together with around 90 separate movements, survive. On a previous disc, Jakob Lindberg has visited this impressive œuvre in the company of his own unique 16th-century lute, built by Sixtus Rauwolf. That disc was received with great acclaim, for instance in International Record Review: 'Too good to be true - Lindberg and his lute are symbiotic partners in some of the most intensely personal music-making I've ever been stopped in my tracks by.' Other reviewers agreed, and the disc was selected 'Instrumental Choice of the Month' in BBC Music Magazine. For the present programme, which includes works from a later part of Weiss career, Lindberg has chosen a baroque lute with 13 courses (or pairs of strings) as more suitable. On it he gives us a Sonata in C major in Weiss's grandest style and an extrovert Sonata in B flat major. Separating the two is Weiss's most famous work, both in his own lifetime and today. Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy is a highly expressive piece which pays homage to the finest of the many excellent aristocratic lutenists from Bohemia, Count Jan Antonin Losy von Losinthal.


8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Baroque Arias, Vol. 1
8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Mera sings Bach
Den japanske countertenoren Yoshikazu Mera sjunger här sakral musik av J S Bach, bl a "Von den Stricken meiner Sünden" och "Er ist vollbracht" ur "Johannespassionen".
Yoshikazu Mera, countertenor.

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki.




Mera sings Bach



Johann Sebastian Bach

ur Johannespassionen

1. Aria: Von den Stricken meiner Sünden



ur Kantat nr 22

2. Aria: Mein Jesu, ziehe mich nach dir



ur Kantat nr 23

3. Duett: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn



ur Kantat nr 23

4. Recitativ: Nur eines kränkt ein christlisches Gemüte

5. Aria: Jesus macht mich geistlich reich



ur Kantat nr 72

6. Recitativ och Arioso: O sel'ger Christ, der allzeit seinen Willen

7. Aria: Mit allem, was ich hab und bin



ur Juloratoriet

8. Aria: Bereite dich, Zion

9. Aria: Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh

10. Aria: Schliess, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder

11. Kör och recitativ: Wo ist der neugeborne König der Jüden

12. Aria: - Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen



ur Johannespassionen

13. Aria: Er ist vollbracht


8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image A Soprano’s Schubertiade
Schubert’s empathy with women is everywhere evident in his body of songs, which include songs to, by, about and for women. Devised by Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton, the present recital brings us each of those possibilities and more. The playwright Helmina von Chézy wrote the text to the tender Romanze, intending it for her play Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus to which Schubert composed incidental music. Another female author, Marianne von Willemer, wrote the two Suleika poems for Goethe, who included them (under his own name) in the collection West-östlicher Divan. And no less than seven of the other songs on the disc are also associated with Goethe, and his characters Mignon (from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre) and Gretchen (from Faust). Schubert was for a while almost obsessed with the mysterious and waif-like Mignon, making several settings of the poems associated with her. Less of an enigma but equally moving, Schubert’s Gretchen sings of awakening desire (Gretchen am Spinnrade) and laments her coming disgrace (Gretchens Bitte). Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton have collaborated on several acclaimed projects for BIS, most recently with the counter-tenor Iestyn Davies as their companion. Here they close their Soprano’s Schubertiade with three settings of poems by Walter Scott, albeit in German translations. The three ‘Ellen Songs’ are from the verse-romance The Lady of the Lake from 1810, with the last one, ‘Schubert’s Ave Maria’, being one of the composer’s best-known and most loved compositions.

8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Great Oratorio Duets
VALD TILL EN AV ÅRETS BÄSTA SKIVOR 2006 I UPSALA NYA TIDNING




Sopranen Carolyn Sampson och countertenoren Robin Blaze framför här duetter ur Händels engelska oratorier och odes.



5.0 Surround Sound





Carolyn Sampson, sopran; Robin Blaze, countertenor.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas Kraemer.

GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL

ur Jephtha, HWV70


These labours past





ur Joshua, HWV64


Oh peerless maid


Our limpid streams





ur Belshazzar, HWV61


Great victor, at your feet I bow





ur Susanna, HWV66


When thou art nigh


To my chaste Susanna’s praise





ur Theodora, HWV68


To thee, thou glorious son of worth


Streams of pleasure ever flowing





ur Solomon, HWV67


Welcome as the dawn of day


Ev’ry joy that wisdom knows





ur Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV74


Kind Health descends





ur Saul, HWV53


O fairest of ten thousand fair


At persecution I can laugh





ur Deborah, HWV51


Where do thy ardours raise me


Smiling freedom, lovely guest





ur Alexander Balus, HWV65


Hail wedded love





ur Alexander’s Feast, HWV75


Let’s imitate her notes above





ur Esther, HWV50b


Who calls my parting soul

8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Victorious Love
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I UPSALA NYA TIDNING

'What I love about Carolyn Sampson’s approach to Purcell is its refreshingly unreverential approach. She treats these songs as working dramatic texts rather than, as is sometimes the case, sacred relics. So we get love in many forms, from the passionate to the bawdy – each time depicted with realism, humanity and warmth. Oh, and beautifully sung, as one has come to expect from this soprano.'
(Gramophone)

Two song anthologies published shortly after the death of Henry Purcell in 1695 have inspired this highly varied programme. Quoting the liner notes by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, ‘recital programmes put together from the anthologies by the original purchasers would have mixed the genres without inhibition. Generally people sang what they liked and played what they liked, in any order they liked.’ It was this free-and-easy approach which incited soprano Carolyn Sampson and her co-performers to combine settings with accompaniments ranging from a single lute or spinet to string quartet with continuo. In Kenny’s words: ‘Seen from modern historically-informed or “authentic” perspectives a not-quite-familiar Purcell emerges, a composer of Gebrauchsmusik, flexibly scored and flexibly interpretable: virtuosic if the performers wish, innocently affecting if not.’ Including some of Purcell’s most well-loved songs as well as lesser-known gems, this collection has as its motto a line from the opening song Sweeter than roses: ‘What magic has victorious love’. As one of today’s most magic – not to say victorious – singers, whether on the opera stage or in the concert hall, Carolyn Sampson’s previous appearances on BIS have earned her high praise, for instance in American Record Guide (‘Her tone is extraordinarily beautiful: natural, warm and unforced, with almost superhuman vocal athleticism’) and from the reviewer in French magazine Classica-Répertoire, who described her performance of Bach’s Jauchzet Gott (on BIS-SACD-1471) in the following, glowing terms: ‘Carolyn Sampson interprets it in a voice which is quite light and angelic, but always present, and with a remarkable vocal ease and an infallible musicality.’ On this her first solo recital disc for BIS she is supported by some of the finest musicians in the field, including Anne-Marie Lasla (bass viol), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and Laurence Cummings (harpsichord).
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Laurence Cummings, harpsichord & spinet
Elizabeth Kenny, archlute & theorbo
Anne-Marie Lasla, bass viol
Sarah Sexton, violin I
Andrea Morris, violin II
Jane Rogers, viola

Henry Purcell
Sweeter than roses
The fatal hour
When first Amintas sued for a kiss
The Plaint
They tell us that you mighty powers above
Man is for the woman made
From silent shades
Music for a while
Now the night is chas’d away
If music be the food of love
Thrice happy lovers (An Epithalamium)
The bashful Thames
I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly in vain
Oh! fair Cedaria
Fairest isle
O solitude
If love’s a sweet passion
The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
An Evening Hymn

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Image MUSIC FOR LUTE/VLA GAMBA
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Image VARIOUS WORKS
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Image MUSIC FOR FRENCH HN
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Image Kammarmusik
Gunilla von Bahr, tvärflöjt; Torleif Lännerholm, oboe;

Eva Nordwall, cembalo;
Liisa Pohjola, piano.

Voces Intimae Quartet; Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester/
Elgar Howarth.






GYÖRGY LIGETI

Dubbelkonsert för flöjt och oboe

1. I. Calmo, con tenerezza

2. II. Allegro corrente



3. San Fransisco Polyphony

4. Stråkkvartett nr 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes"

5. Continuum för cembalo




Musica Ricercata för piano

6. I. Sostenuto - Stringendo - Prestissimo - Sostenuto

7. II. Mesto. Parlando - Più mosso - Tempo I

8. III. Allegro con spirito

9. IV. Tempo di valse (poco animato)

10. V. Rubato, Lamentoso

11. VI. Allegro un poco capriccioso

12. VII. Quieto (poco rubato). Cantabile. Molto legato -

13. VIII. Presto energico

14. IX. Adagio. Mesto - Allegro maestoso - Più mosso. Agitato -Tempo I (B Bartók in memoriam)

15. X. Vivace. Capriccioso

16. XI. Andante misurato e tranquillo (Omaggio a G Frescobaldi)



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Image WORKS FOR BAR & PIANO
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Image Piccolo Concertos
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Image FROM SOLO TO QUARTET VOCAL
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Image DICHTERLIEBE LIEDERKREIS
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Image Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1
ARTISTIC QUALITY: 10
SOUND QUALITY: 10

(CLASSICSTODAY.com)





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Image Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2
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Image Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3
10/10CLASSICSTODAY.COM




Quartetto David.
Luigi Cherubini

Stråkkvartett nr 5 F-dur

1. I. Moderato assai

2. II. Adagio

3. III. Scherzo

4. IV. Allegro vivace



Stråkkvartett nr 6 a-moll

5. I. Allegro moderato

6. II. Andantino grazioso

7. III. Scherzo

8. IV. Allegro affettuoso



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Image Music for String Quartet
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Image Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 (arr. for trombone)
Christian Lindberg tolkar här på sitt personliga sätt Mozarts fyra populära hornkonserter.
Christian Lindberg, trombon.

Tapiola Sinfonietta / Jean-Jacques Kantorow.



8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image Fantasior & fugor
10/10 - CLASSICSTODAY.COM



Masaaki Suzuki, cembalo.


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Kromatisk fantasi och fuga d-moll, BWV903

1. Fantasi

2. Fuga



Fantasi och fuga a-moll, BWV904

3. Fantasi

4. Fuga



5. Fantasi (och Fuga-fragment) c-moll, BWV906

6. Fantasi g-moll, BWV 917 "Fantasia duobus subjectis"

7. Fantasi c-moll, BWV918 "Fantasie sur un Rondeau"

8. Preludium c-moll Harpeggiando-Prestissimo, BWV 921

9. Fantasi a-moll, BWV922



Fantasi och fuga, BWV944

10. Fantasi

11. Fuga



12. Fuga A-Dur över ett tema av Tomaso Albinoni, BWV950



Preludium och fuga h-moll över ett tema av Tomaso Albinoni

13. Preludium, BWV923

14. Fuga, BWV951



15. Capriccio E-Dur, BWV993 "In honorem Joh. Christoph. Bacchii"



Capriccio B-Dur sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV992

16. I. Arioso. Ist eine Schmeichelung der Freunde, um denselben von seiner Reise abzuhalten

17. II. Ist eine Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Casuum, die ihm in der Fremde könnten vorfallen


18. III. Adagiosissimo. Ist ein allgemeines Lamento der Freunde

19. IV. Allhier kommen die Freunde, weil sie doch sehen, dass es anders nicht sein kann, und nehmen Abschied

20. V. Aria di Postiglione

21. VI. Fuga all´imitatione della cornetta di Postiglione






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Image Works for Cello & Piano
Torleif Thedéen, cello; Roland Pöntinen, piano.
Torleif Thedéen är en av Sveriges främsta cellister. Han har spelat in ca 20 CDs på skivmärket BIS. Här tolkar han tillsammans med Roland Pöntinen bl a Chopins fina Cellosonat i g-moll och Schumanns Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102. Vi vill även påminna om Torleif Thedéens fina inspelning av Bachs sex cellosviter (BIS 803).

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

Cellosonat g-moll Op 65

1. I. Allegro moderato

2. II. Scherzo

3. III. Largo

4. IV. Finale



ROBERT SCHUMANN

Adagio och Allegro Ass-dur Op 70

5. Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck

6. Rasch und feurig



Phantasiestück Op 73

7. I. Zart und mit Ausdruck

8. II. Lebhaft, leicht

9. III. Rasch und mit Feuer



Fünf Stücke im Volkston Op 102

10. I. Mit Humor

11. II. Langsam

12. III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

13. IV. Nicht zu rasch

14. V. Stark und markiert



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Image PASTELS & IMPRESSIONS
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Image SYMPHONIC ORGAN MUSIC 2
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Image ROYAL MUSIC
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Image Violinsonat nr 1, 2, 4 & 7
Natsumi Wakamatsu, violin; Yoshiko Kojima, fortepiano.
W A Mozart - Violinsonater




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Violinsonat nr 7 C-dur KV 296


1. I. Allegro vivace


2. II. Andante sostenuto


3. III. Rondeau. Allegro





Violinsonat nr 1 G-dur KV 379 (373a)


4. I. Adagio - Allegro


5. II. Thema mit Variationen





Violinsonat nr 2 F-dur KV 376 (374d)


6. I. Allegro


7. II. Andante


8. III. Rondeau. Allegretto grazioso





Violinsonat nr 4 Ess-dur KV 380 (374f)


9. I. Allegro


10. II. Andante con moto


11. III. Rondeau. Allegro




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Image CATHEDRAL WINDOWS
8,95 € (19,95 €)
Image String Quartet No. 14 (Death and the Maiden)
...one of the more intriguing Death and the Maiden's on disc...

(Classics Today.com)



...a totally charming performence...

(American Record Guide)



Yggdrasilkvartetten.




Franz Schubert

Stråkkvartett nr 14 d-moll D 180 "Döden och flickan"

1. I. Allegro

2. II. Andante con moto

3. III. Scherzo. Allegro molto

4. IV. Presto



Stråkkvartett nr 10 Ess-dur D 125:1 (D 87)

5. I. Allegro moderato

6. II. Scherzo. Prestissimo

7. III. Adagio

8. IV. Allegro




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Image MUSIC FOR VIOLA
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Image Once upon a time
Den danske kompositören Peter Lange-Müller (1850-1926) var mycket influerad av Schumann, men man kan även höra influenser från Brahms i Lange-Müllers musik. På denna CD ingår vokalverk som t ex "Der var engang" med text av Holger Drachmann.


Susanne Elmark, sopran; Michael Kristensen, tenor;

Johan Reuter, baryton.

Coro Misto; Aalborg Symphony Orchestra/Moshe Atzmon.

Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller

1-14. Ur Der var engang Op 25



Ur Renaissance Op 59

15. Uvertyr

16. Serenad



Ur Sange ved havet Op 54

17. Snart er de lyse Nätters Tid forbi

18. Og da jeg sejled dit Hus forbi




19. Silde ved Nat hin Kolde Op 64



Ur Vikingeblod Op 50

20. Uvertyr

21. Sökongens sang til Havet



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Image Antiquities
Violaspelaren Nobuko Imai och dragspelaren Mie Miki i nya spännande tolkningar av verk av bl a Bach, Dowland och Machaut.



...En slags konsmusik för gathörnet med, oftast, förvånansvärt bibehållen integritet...

(Dagens Nyheter)
Nobuko Imai, viola, violin; Mie Miki, dragspel.
Antiquities




Guillaume de Machaut

Motet 23

Felix Virgo / Inviolata / Ad te suspiramus

Rondeau 14

Ma fin est mon commencement



Johann Sebastian Bach

Italienisches Konzert BWV 971

Partita nr 3 BWV 1006

Gambasonat nr 1 G-dur BWV 1027

Koral: Befiehl Du Deine Wege ur Matteuspassionen

Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727



Heinrich Isaac

Amis des que

A fortune contrent



John Dowland

Lachrimæ Antiquæ

Can she excuse my wrongs

If my complaints




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Image Chanson d´amour
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Image STRING QUINTETS
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Image Sånger, vol 4
HÖGSTA BETYG I BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE


Monica Groop, mezzosopran; Roger Vignoles, piano.



Edvard Grieg

Fem sånger med text av John Paulsen, Op 26

1. I. Et Håb

2. II. Jeg reiste en deilig Sommerkveld



3. III. Den Ærgjerrige



4. IV. Med en Primula veris

5. V. På Skogstien



Tolv melodier med text av A O Vinje, Op 33

6. I. Guten

7. II. Våren

8. III. Den Særde

9. IV. Tytebæret

10. V. Langs ei Å

11. VI. Eit Syn

12. VII. Gamle Mor

13. VIII. Det fyrste

14. IX. Ved Rondane

15. X. Et Vennestykke

16. XI. Trudom

17. XII. Fyresmål



18. Min lille Fugl EG126


19. Blåbæret EG145



20. Til L.M. Lindemans Sølvbryllup EG135


21. Til Kirken hun vandrer EG123


22. Den hvide, røde Rose EG137


23. Odalisken synger EG131

24. På Hamars Ruiner EG140


25. Jenta EG141


26. Til Generalkonsul C. Tønsberg EG136



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Image Historic Saxophone
Saxofonisten Claude Delangle har sedan hans första skivutgivningar på BIS varit en kritikerfavorit. T ex skrev International Record Review "This is simply breathtaking, and counts among the finest duo playing I have heard of any instruments" om Delangles CD med fransk musik för saxofon och piano (BIS 1130). På "Historic Saxophone" kan vi höra Claude Delangle spela på fyra olika sorters saxofoner, baryton-, tenor-, alt- och sopransaxofon. Vid pianot sitter Odile Delangle. Duospel på högsta nivå!


Claude Delangle, saxofon; Odile Delangle, piano.



Claude Delangle - Historic Saxophone




Jules Demersseman


1. Fantaisi över ett originaltema för altsaxofon och piano






Jérôme Savari


2. Fantasi över ett tema ur Friskytten för altsaxofon och piano





Paul Agricol Genin


3. Variationer över ett spanskt tema Op 15 för altsaxofon och piano







Jules Demersseman


4. Deuxième Solo (Cavatine) för barytonsaxofon och piano






Jean-Baptiste Singelée


5. Caprice Op 80 för sopransaxofon och piano





6. Fantasi, Op 89 för sopransaxofon och piano






Joseph Arban


7. Caprice och variationer för altsaxofon och piano





Jules Demersseman


8. Premier Solo (Andante och boléro) för tenorsaxofon och piano





Jean-Baptiste Singelée


9. Konsert Op 57 för tenorsaxofon och piano






Léon Chic


10. Solo sur la Tyrolienne för altsaxofon och piano






Paul Agricol Genin


11. Solo de concours du Conservatoire Op 13 för altsaxofon och piano






Jean-Baptiste Singelée


12. Solo de Concert Op 77 för altsaxofon och piano




Hyacinthe Klose


13. Daniel (Fantaisie dramatique d'après E. Depas) för altsaxofon och piano



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Image VIOLIN SONATAS 1 & 2
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Image Partita nr 4 & 6
Efter en serie hyllade skivor med musik av Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov och Prokofjev vänder nu Freddy Kempf blicken mot barockens stora mästare - Johann Sebastian Bach. Kempf spelar två av de sex Bachpartitorna. Partitorna anses vara kronjuvelerna när det gäller Bachs musik för soloklaver.
Freddy Kempf, piano.



JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Partita nr 4 D-dur, BWV828



Partita nr 6 e-moll, BWV830


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Image Early Italian Chamber Music
Dan Laurin och Masaaki Suzuki spelar här italiensk musik från början av 1600-talet. Verk av bl a Dario Castello och Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Dan Laurin, blockflöjt; Masaaki Suzuki, cembalo, orgel.



Early Italian Chamber Music



Dario Castello

Sonata prima för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Giovanni Battista Fontana

Sonata seconda för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Bartolomeo Montalbano

Sinfonia Prima: Arezzo för blockflöjt och cembalo


Sinfonia Quarta: Geloso för blockflöjt och cembalo



Giovanni Paolo Cima

Sonata 2 för blockflöjt och basso continuo


Sonata 1 för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Tarquinio Merula

Sonata Prima för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Giovanni Bassano

Ricercata Ottava för blockflöjt



Angelo Berardi

Canzone Sesta för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Giovanni Luca Conforti

Laudate Pueri för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Girolamo Frescobaldi

Canzona terza för orgel


Två Canzoni för blockflöjt och basso continuo



Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli

Sonata ‘La Bernabea’ för blockflöjt och basso continuo



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Image Evergreens from the Pleasure Garden
1999 gav BIS ut en box med Jacob van Eycks kompletta "Der Fluyten Lusthof" med Dan Laurin som solist. Boxen innehåller hela 10 timmar och 24 minuter med blockflöjtsspel på högsta nivå. Laurins spel lovprisades och Crescendo skrev bl a följande:

"...an inexhaustible reservoir of manifold and always surprising new pieces, which Laurin presents congenially with a wealth of imagination, sensitivity and virtuosity."

På denna CD ingår väl vald godbitar ur "Der Fluyten Lusthof".


Dan Laurin, blockflöjt.


JACOB VAN EYCK - Der Fluyten Lust-hof, utdrag

Engels Nachtegaeltje

Doen Daphne d’over schoone Maeght

Amarilli mia bella

Gabrielle Maditelle

Fantasia & Echo

Bravade

Blydschap van myn vliedt

Excusemoy

Ach Moorderesse

Vande Lombart

Orainge

Amarilliken doet myn williken

Comagain

Een Frans Air (Pour moy)

Wat zal men op den Avond doen

d’Lof-zangh Marie

Boffons



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Image Vespers of Sorrow
Tanken med denna platta är att kombinera stycken som kan ha använts vid en konsert på Vivaldis tid för att högtidlighålla minnet av jungfru Marias sju sorger. Här kan vi höra den unge, polske countertenoren Jakub Burzynski som både sjunger sopran- och altpartierna samt dirigerar ensemblen La Tempesta, som han själv grundat.

Jakub Burzynski, countertenor.

La Tempesta.


Antonio Vivaldi

Stabat Mater RV 621

1. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa

2. II. Cuius animam gementem

3. III. O quam tristis et afflicta

4. IV. Quis est homo

5. V. Quis non posset contristari

6. VI. Pro peccatis suae gentis

8a. VII. Fac ut ardeat cor meum

8b. VIII. Eia mater

9. IX. Amen

10. X. Amen II



Sonata al Santo Sepolcro RV 130

11. I. Largo molto

12. II. Allegro



Nisi Dominus RV 608

13. I. Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum

14. II. Vanum est vobis

15. III. Surgite postquam sederitis

16. IV. Cum dederit dilectis suis

17. V. Sicut sagittae

18. VI. Beatus vir

19. VII. Gloria Patri

20. VIII. Sicut erat in principio

21. IX. Amen



Magnificat RV 611

22. I. Magnificat anima mea

23. II. Ex exultavit

24. III. Quia respexit

25. IV. Quia fecit

26. V. Et misericordia

27. VI. Fecit potentiam

28. VII. Deposuit potentes

29. VIII. Esurientes

30. IX. Suscepit Israel

31. X. Sicut locutus est

32. XI. Gloria Patri



33. Salve Regina

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Image Love Bade Me Welcome
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I ÖSTGÖTA CORRESPONDENTEN



Ensemblen Theatre of Early Music, där bl a countertenorveteranen James Bowman ingår, framför här renässanssånger av John Dowland m fl som har kärleken som tema. CDn innehåller också dikter från renässansen med samma tema.

Theatre of Early Music:

James Bowman, countertenor

Daniel Taylor, countertenor

Frances Kelly, harpa

Elizabeth Kenny, luta

Mark Levy, gamba

Ralph Fiennes, recitation

John Dowland

Flow, my tears

Say love if ever thou didst find

Lachrimæ

Me, me and none but me

Come again, sweet love



Robert Jones

Though your strangeness

My complaining is but feigning

Once did I serve a cruel heart

Sweet Kate

What if I seek for love of thee?

Lie down, poor heart

And is it night?

Grief of my best love’s absenting



Robert Johnson

Lady Hatton’s almain

The second witches dance

Hark! Wot ye what?



Zouch his march (anon)



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Image Triosonater från 1600-talets England
London Baroque är en unik kammarensemble som spelat tillsammans i 25 år, vilket sannerligen hörs. I denna första volym av en serie där de spelar triosonater från olika länder kan vi höra triosonater från 1600-talets England. Bl a ingår "Sonat nr 10 D-dur" ur "Sonatas in Four Parts" av Henry Purell.

London Baroque.




Triosonater från 1600-talets England




Orlando Gibbons


Tre fantasior för tre stämmor





John Coprario


Fantasia Suite





William Lawes


Sett No.1





John Jenkins


Fancy & Ayre för tre diskantstämmor, bas och orgel


Fantasia för tre stämmor





Matthew Locke


Svit d-moll





Christopher Simpson


Svit D-dur





John Blow


Sonat i A-dur


Ground i g-moll





Henry Purcell


Sonat nr 10 D-dur ur Sonatas in Four Parts




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Image Sånger, vol 5
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I HIFI & MUSIK





Ingår gör här Griegsånger skrivna mellan åren 1864-1889.


Om förra volymen i denna serie skrev BBC Music Magazine bl a följande:



...The distinctive artistry of the Finnish mezzo-soprano is providing an irresistible new take, thrilling to both the shadows and the bright high-latitude light in this music...

Monica Groop, mezzosopran; Roger Vignoles, piano.



Edvard Grieg

Fyra romanser Op 10



Tre sånger ur Peer Gynt Op 23



Reminiscences from Mountain and Fjord Op 44



Sex dikter av Holger Drachmann Op 49



A Simple Song, EG147


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Image French 17th-Century Trio Sonatas
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I NERIKES ALLEHANDA



...Delikat taffelmusik...

(Svenska Dagbladet)



London Baroque spelar här triosonater av franska 1600-talstonsättare.

London Baroque.
London Baroque - French 17th-Century Trio

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Trios pour le Coucher du Roi

1. Symphonie

2. Sarabande

3. Menuet

4. Chaconne



Jean Nicolas Geoffroy

5. Dialogue pour le clavessin et les violes



Louis Couperin

6. Simphonie

7. Dialogue



François Couperin

La Superbe

8. I.

9. II. Légèrement

10. III. Très lantement

11. IV. Légèrement

12. V. Air tendre

13. VI. Gayement



Gaspard Le Roux

Svit nr 2 D-dur

14. I. Allement grave

15. II. Courante

16. III. Sarabande

17. IV. Gavotte en Rondeau



Louis-Nicolas Clérambault

Sonat G-dur "La Félicité"

18. I. Lentement - Allegro - Lent

19. II. Allegro

20. III. Piano

21. IV. Allegro



Marin Marais

Svit g-moll ur Pièces en Trio

22. Prélude

23. Sarabande I

24. Gigue

25. Menuet I & II

26. Plainte

27. Petitte Passacaille

28. Air



Jean-Féry Rebel

Tombeau de Monsieur Lully för två violiner och b.c.

29. I. Lentement

30. II. Vif

31. III. Lentement

32. IV. Vivement

33. V. Les Regrets

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Image Leçons de Ténèbres
"Stilla veckans dämpade stämning, det inåtvända budskapet och syndamedvetandet kommer till ett fullödigt musikaliskt uttryck som smeker örat och själen. Musik att betrakta och lyssna till på samma gång."
(Kyrkans Tidning)

Within the liturgy of the Catholic Church there is a long tradition of singing the Lamentations of Jeremiah during Holy Week, based on a parallel being drawn between the text’s description of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC and the death of Christ. By the time of Couperin and de Lalande, a practice had been established in which the text was divided into nine ‘lessons’ sung over three days, with one candle of a special candelabra being extinguished after each lesson, until ‘tenebrae’ or darkness was achieved on Good Friday. Originally sung early in the morning on the relevant day, by the mid-seventeenth century the lessons were given the evening before, possibly as a response to the new vocal styles, which made the singers reluctant to perform at dawn. The traditional ban against the use of instruments during Holy Week is reflected, if not strictly adhered to, in the sparse settings of both de Lalande and Couperin for bass viol and chamber organ. The deeply spiritual aspect of the Leçons de Ténèbres can also be inferred from the complaints by contemporary writers concerning the use of opera singers: these did not always declaim the music with the necessary decorum.

Some of the finest examples of the genre are the three Leçons by François Couperin, composed for the royal monastery of Longchamp c. 1714. (Couperin himself at one time referred to a full set of nine lessons, but only the three for Holy Wednesday are known today.) Couperin, named ‘Organiste du Roi’ in 1693, was the colleague of de Lalande, ‘Maître de Chapelle’ at the French court, whose own Leçons were composed for the royal chapel. The five Leçons de Ténèbres gathered here are performed by two of the finest sopranos in the field of early music, Emma Kirkby and Agnès Mellon, who here makes her first appearance on BIS. They are given expert support by Charles Medlam and Terence Charlston, with a shared background in the distinguished ensemble London Baroque’




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Image SONGS
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Image Psalms from Geneva
Masaaki Suzuki är kanske mest känd för sin fina Bachkantat-serie på BIS tillsammans med Bach Collegium Japan. Suzuki är förutom en lysande dirigent även cembalist och en utmärkt organist vilket framgår på denna CD med orgelmusik av den nederländske kompositören Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621).
Masaaki Suzuki spelar på Marc Garnier-orgeln (byggd 2002) i Shinko-Kyokai i Kobe.

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Toccata a-moll



Toccata g-moll



Toccata C-dur



Psalm 23



Psalm 36



Psalm 116



Psalm 140



Kromatisk fantasi d-moll



Ekofantasi C-dur



Koral "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr"



Koral "Puer nobis nascitur"


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Image Butterflies and Illusions
"...Miki stannar inte vid det virtuosa utan lyckas ge fördjupning åt de mer introspektiva, dröjande styckena ..."

(Upsala Nya Tidning)



’With the accordion I am in the middle of the action. I narrate, sing, dance and walk – and also weep, lament, rejoice or express gratitude.’ This is how Mie Miki in her liner notes to this disc describes performing Grieg’s Lyric Pieces on the accordion. ’Butterfly, for instance, is played quite differently from on the piano: here I myself become the butterfly and regard the landscape from a butterfly’s perspective. On the piano just the opposite would have been true.’

Out of the 66 Lyric Pieces, Mie Miki has selected 24 of her favourites, presenting them interspersed with a few other pieces by Grieg: three Norwegian folk tunes and Anitra’s Dance and The Death of Åse from Peer Gynt. No adaptations have been necessary in transferring these beloved pieces to the accordion – Mie Miki plays them straight from the piano score. And yet, how differently they sound on the new instrument. The drones of some of the more folk-inspired dances are more reminiscent than ever of the harding-fiddle, and the butterfly flits back and forth more weightlessly. And as for emotional impact, the incessantly repeated melody of The Death of Åse grows into a storm of sorrow in the bellows of the instrument, before slowly coming to a resigned rest. Mie Miki is a highly versatile musician, as proved by her discography – on BIS she has released recordings of music from Heinrich Isaac and Machaut via Bach to Sofia Gubaidulina and contemporary Japanese composers such as Toshio Hoskawa. Described as a ‘tone painter on her instrument’ in a Fono Forum review of a previous disc, she here gives examples of every nuance available on her rich palette.


Mie Miki, accordion
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt: Anitra’s Dance & The Death of Åse



Lyric Pieces I: Norwegian; Waltz; Watchman’s Song; Fairy Dance; Album Leaf; National Song



Lyric Pieces II: Folk-song; Waltz



Lyric Pieces III: Butterfly; Solitary Traveller; In my Native Country; Little Bird

Lyric Pieces IV: Halling

Lyric Pieces V: March of the Dwarfs

Lyric Pieces VI: Illusion; Secret; Homesickness

25 Norwegian Folk-songs and Dances: Springdans; The Swain; Wedding Tune

Lyric Pieces VII: Gratitude

Lyric Pieces VIII: Peasant’s Song; Ballad

Lyric Pieces IX: Grandmother’s Minuet; At the Cradle

Lyric Pieces X: Once Upon a Time; Puck



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Image VIRTUOSO FLUTE
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Image Baroque Trombone, The
5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"Trumpetarna stod för det glansfulla under barock och renässans, av trombonisterna förväntade man sig finessrikt spel snarare än stor klang. Kammarmusik med trombon var populär under tidig barock, tonsättare som Dario Castello, Daniel Speer och Antonio Bertali skrev sonator av vilka några hörs på skivan med Christian Lindberg och musiker ur Australian Chamber Orchestra. Lysande framföranden där Lindberg särskilt behagar med milda klanger i fyra Canzoni (1628) av Frescobaldi, utförda på en kopia av en sackbut från 1500­talet som han köpte för 30 år sedan."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

The big, powerful trombone of our time is a creature of wide open spaces and large auditoriums. 'Trombone' simply means 'big trumpet' and the two are nowadays seen as obvious bedfellows. Not so in the 17th century! The instrument was called sackbut - a soft sounding, gentle thing whose natural partners were the viola and recorder: in 1666, the British scholar William Dugdale contrasted the 'couragious blast of deadly war' produced by trumpeters with the 'sweet harmony of violins, sackbutts, recorders and cornetts'. The sackbuts were much smaller than today's trombones, with tiny mouthpieces, tubes narrower than the ones on a modern trumpet, and bells that a man's hand might easily cover. Compared to the modern trombone, it was far easier to crack a note, but as compensation you could add inflections and ornaments with a much greater grace and range. Christian Lindberg, who has done more than anyone to establish the modern trombone as a solo instrument, bought his first sackbut 30 years ago, and already then dreamed of recording a baroque programme. Now the opportunity to do so has arrived - largely due to Lindberg's encounter with the violinist Richard Tognetti and his Australian Chamber Orchestra. The Lindberg / ACO collaboration has already been documented on disc in a programme of 18th-century trombone concertos (BIS-CD-1248), a release described in International Record Review as 'sensational ... one of those recordings which make criticism a glorious irrelevance.' On this recording Lindberg and a handful of the ACO players in 'sweet harmony' present a programme including sonatas and canzonas by Biber, Frescobaldi and Dario Castello.




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Image Hymn to Finland
Born in Hamburg 200 years ago, Fredrik Pacius studied with Ludwig Spohr in Kassel, before serving as a violinist in the orchestra of the Royal Opera in Stockholm. When he arrived in Helsinki in 1835 it was in order to take up the post of music lecturer at the city's university. By the time of his death, almost six decades in the service of the musical life of his new country had earned him the epithet 'the father of Finnish music'. He composed the first Finnish opera - Kung Karls jakt - and other works for the stage include The Princess of Cyprus and Loreley, both of which are available on BIS. But what he is mainly remembered for today is Vårt land ('Our Land'), the national anthem of Finland, which he composed and conducted the first performance of in 1848. The choir at this occasion was Akademiska Sångföreningen (The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki) which Pacius himself had founded in 1838. Some 160 years later the same choir performs the song here, together with other repertoire written or arranged for it by Pacius. The programme is made up of songs in Swedish (including some of the emblematic patriotic songs of the evolving nation, as well as works in a lighter vein), Finnish (mainly arrangements of folk-songs) and German - settings by Pacius of poems in his native language by writers such as Friedrich Rückert. Following the choirs traditions some of the songs are here performed by a more intimate ensemble, i.e. quartet or octet.


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Image ORGAN WORKS
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Image Songs, Vol. 7
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I UPSALA NYA TIDNING

With this disc, Monica Groop brings a heroic enterprise to a close. Including the present programme she has recorded all 172 of Grieg's songs, including ones that were never published during the composer's lifetime, and, in some cases, only recently discovered. With song texts in Norwegian, Danish, German, English and Latin they constitute an entire universe: from love songs and laments to patriotic appeals, descriptions of nature, humorous ditties and lullabies. Throughout the series, reviewers have praised Monica Groop's genius for adapting her art to the subject matter at hand, as exemplified by the following quote from Fanfare regarding volume 5: 'Monica Groop is a singer with the ability to colour her voice to suit the text and mood of a song, and with real dramatic and poetic insight.' From volume 4 onwards she has enjoyed the congenial support of Roger Vignoles at the piano. On the present disc, the two perform Grieg's last song cycles, Op. 69 and Op. 70, both to texts by the Danish poet Otto Benzon. Also included is a version for voice and piano of the harrowing Den Bergtekne ('The Mountain Thrall') Op. 32, the retelling of a folk tale about a young man who gets lost in the forest and is bewitched by the daughter of the Troll. The remainder of the programme is made up of twelve songs without opus number, including an earlier version of The Tryst from the famous Haugtussa collection, Op. 67.




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Image BAROQUE SUITE PLAYED ON GR
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Image Italian Virtuosi of the Chitarrone
Jakob Lindberg, chitarrone

Its overall length (upwards of 160 cm) and great number of strings (up to 16 courses) makes the chitarrone one of the more spectacular instruments of the early baroque. The name probably means 'large kithara', after the instrument played by the Classical Greek poets, and it was first developed as a bass lute in order to accompany singing and recitative - indeed it appears to have become the favourite instrument in Italy for accompanying the voice by 1600. It also enjoyed a short-lived but rich flowering as a solo instrument, however, to which the three virtuosi of the album title all contributed greatly, as performers as well as composers. Between 1604 and 1640, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (also known as Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger), Alessandro Piccinini and Bellerofonte Castaldi published a number of collections of chitarrone music, from which Jakob Lindberg has chosen some favourite dances, arias, toccatas and passacaglias. Combined into seven suites, they provide rich opportunity to enjoy the particular timbre and the special playing techniques of this splendid instrument, the chitarrone. Highly regarded both for his live performances and his many recordings, Jakob Lindberg has a long-standing interest in the many varieties of lutes, including lute mandorée, orpharion and archlute, and has now dedicated himself to researching their relative - research which informs both the performances and Lindberg's own liner notes.



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Image VC SONATAS
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Image ORGAN RECORDED COLLECTION
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Image Silent Woods
Original works and transcriptions for cello and piano

Christian Poltéra cello
Kathryn Stott, piano

Antonín Dvorák's path to his famous cello concerto was long and far from direct. Certainly he had used the instrument to great effect in his orchestral music, but for a long time he doubted its suitability as a solo instrument. To some extent, this disc charts the process of the composer towards the recognition of the full capabilities of the cello, as it includes chamber works that Dvorák composed directly for cello and piano, or arranged for the combination. The earliest of these, although not published until long after the composer's death, was the Polonaise in A major, a piece lyrical and virtuosic in turns. Some thirteen years later, in 1892, Dvorák composed the Rondo in G minor and arranged Silent Woods, originally a piano duet. Shortly after he also made versions for cello and orchestra of both pieces, almost as if preparing himself for the concerto, which he began writing in 1894. Dvorák's own practice of arranging existing works has encouraged Christian Poltéra to select a number of the composer's violin pieces and songs, performing them here in his own transcriptions. These include the Violin Sonatina, from the same time as the Rondo and Silent Woods and originally intended for Dvorák's own children. Among the songs are Lasst mich allein, which Dvorák quotes it in the slow movement of the cello concerto, and the ever-popular Songs My Mother Taught Me, as well as Rusalka's Song to the Moon, as eloquent a declaration of love as can be, even when performed without words. Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott are regular partners in chamber music, and have previously recorded music by Honegger and Frank Martin together, on discs that have received distinctions such as Diapason d'or, Editor's Choice in Gramophone and '10/10'on web site Classics Today.com


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Image SCOTTISH/FRENCH LUTE MUSIC
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Image Jacobean Lute Music
Jakob Lindberg playing a lute by Sixtus Rauwolf, Augsburg c. 1590

From the reign of Henry VIII and onwards, the lute and its practitioners enjoyed the patronage of the very highest English society. Henry played the lute himself, as did his daughter Elizabeth I, who during one period employed as many as five lutenists at her court. In 1603, when she was succeeded on the throne by James I, the tradition was maintained: with his appointment of John Dowland the king increased the number of royal lutenists, while his queen, Anne of Denmark, played the lute herself. This royal enthusiasm for the lute influenced the aristocracy, and an English style of lute music was established. A large corpus of solo music has been preserved, mostly in manuscript sources, from which Jakob Lindberg has made a personal selection. This includes obvious candidates - such as John Dowland and Robert Johnson - but also pieces by the enigmatic Cuthbert Hely, whose work only survives in one single lute book, and by a certain 'Gauthier' - possibly Jacques Gaultier, who had fled to England after killing an adversary in a duel. The inclusion of this French lutenist also serves to highlight the abundance of French lute music in Jacobean sources, especially, as heard here, in the form of courantes. Another favourite genre in many lute books are settings, often anonymous, of Scottish folk music, and this is also reflected in Lindberg's selection. One of the foremost exponents of the lute and this repertoire, Jakob Lindberg performs the programme on what is possibly the world's oldest lute in playing condition, built in c. 1590 - and thus almost exactly contemporary with the music on this disc.
OPUS 4/4 rating
"... en inspelning med mycket närvaro i soundet..."


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Image COMPLETE RECORDER SONATAS
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Image String Trios Op.3 & Op.8
Please note: The music on this Hybrid Super Audio CD can be played back in Stereo (CD and SACD) as well as in 5.0 Surround sound (SACD)

It is often said that Beethoven's three String Trios Op.9, together with Mozart's Divertimento, form the pinnacle of their genre - one which by the beginning of the 19th century would be almost supplanted by the string quartet. Be that as it may; it would be hugely misleading to dismiss the composer's first attempts, the Trio Op.3 and the Serenade Op.8, as mere preparations. Both works are in fact exceptionally fertile examples of the suite form, in Mozart's and Beethoven's day surviving in the guise of divertimentos and serenades. While the Op. 9 trios are all cast in the four-movement mould that we are used to from the symphonies, sonatas and string quartets of the classical period, these works consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets, marches and instructions such as 'alla polacca' reminding us of courtly light music from an earlier period. In spite of such touches, however, they are far from 'old-fashioned': the adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptional creative imagination in terms of textures, thematic development and formal innovation, and in the masterful writing, which gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. This is music which needs a first-class chamber ensemble made up of three soloists in order to be fully realized, and with the Trio Zimmermann that is exactly what is on offer here.


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Image Recorder Duets, Vol. 1
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt

Clas Pehrsson, blockflöjt




G P Telemann - Blockflöjtsduetter, vol 1


GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

Sonat nr 1 F-dur

1. Dolce - Allegro - Largo - Vivace



Sonat nr 2 B-dur

2. Soave - Allegro - Andante - Allegro



Sonat nr 3 C-dur

3. Siciliana - Vivace - Andante - Allegro



Sonat nr 4 g-moll

4. Largo - Allegro - Affettuoso - Vivace



Sonat nr 5 d-moll

5. Largo - Vivace - Grazioso - Allegro



Sonat nr 6 G-dur

6. Affettuoso - Presto - Soave - Spiritoso



Duett B-dur

7. Affettuoso - Allegro - Andante - Presto



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Image 3 4 & 20 LUTES
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Image Complete Music for Solo Flute and Orchestra
Mikael Helasvuo, flute
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Juha Kangas, conductor




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Image Music from the time of Christian IV
Hilliard Ensemble/Paul Hillier.



Music from the time of Christian IV



Mogens Pedersøn

Mässa ur Pratum Spirituale

1. Kyrie

2. Gloria

3. Credo

4. Sanctus



Thomas Schattenberg

ur Jubilus S. Bernhardi

5. Jesu tua dilectio

6. O Jesu mi dulcissime

7. Amor Jesu dulcissimus

8. Jesu decus angelicum



Vincentius Bertholusius

9. Ego flos campi ur Sacrae Cantiones, libro primo



Thomas Mancinus

10. Cantio Nova



Anon

Mässa

11. Kyrie

12. Gloria

13. Credo

14. Sanctus

15. Agnus Dei



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Image MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF CHRISTI
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Image Music from the time of Christian IV: Songs and Har
Works by John Dowland and others.

Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
Ulrik Cold, bass
Jakob Lindberg, lute
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor

Ulrik Cold, bas

Jakob Lindberg, luta

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, cembalo
Music from the time of Christian IV



Søren Terkelsen

1. Hylas vill intet giffte sig


2. Daphnissis bekymrede Kiærligheds Tancker


3. Coridons Klage-Vise


4. Myrtillo Klage-Vise



Gabriel Voigtländer

5. Als er guten Bescheid von seiner Damen empfangen


6. Ein Sommerliedlein



John Dowland

7. I saw my Lady weepe


8. A shepherd in a shade


9. Flow my tears (Lachrime)


10. Cleare and Cloudie sweet as Aprill showring


11. Sorrow sorrow stay, lend true repentant teares



Melchior Schildt

12. Paduana Lachrymae



Heinrich Scheidemann

13. Englische Mascarada oder Judentanz



Melchior Schildt

14. Gleichwie das Feuer



Søren Terkelsen

15. Daphnis beder sin Galathee...

16. Jt trofast Hierte gaar for Alting


17. Dend højestbedrøffuede Daffnissis Hiertesørgelige Klage-Vise

18. En Dricke-Vise



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Image Blåskvintetter, vol 1
Love Derwinger, piano.

Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Berlin.


FRANZ DANZI

Blåskvintett G-dur Op 67:1

1. I. Allegretto

2. II. Andante con moto

3. III. Minuetto

4. IV. Allegretto moderato



Blåskvintett e-moll Op 67:2

5. I. Allegro vivo

6. II. Larghetto

7. III. Minuetto

8. IV. Allegretto



Blåskvintett Ess-dur Op 67:3

9. I. Larghetto - Allegro moderato

10. II. Andante moderato

11. III. Minuetto

12. IV. Allegretto



Kvintett F-dur för piano, flöjt, oboe, klarinett och fagott Op 53

13. I. Allegro

14. II. Andante

15. III. Polacca



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Image Telemann/JS Bach/CPE Bach
Dan Laurin spelar här bl a Telemanns fina "Tolv Fantasior för soloflöjt".
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt
CD 1

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN

Tolv Fantasior för soloflöjt

1. Fantasi nr 1 A-dur. Vivace - Allegro

2. Fantasi nr 2 a-moll. Grave - Vivace - Adagio - Allegro

3. Fantasi nr 3 h-moll. Largo-Vivace-Largo-Vivace - Allegro

4. Fantasi nr 4 B-dur. Andante - Allegro - Presto

5. Fantasi nr 5 C-dur. Presto-Largo-Presto-(Largo) - Allegro - Allegro

6. Fantasi nr 6 d-moll. Dolce - Allegro - Spirituoso

7. Fantasi nr 7 D-dur. Alla Francese - Presto

8. Fantasi nr 8 e-moll. Largo - Spirituoso - Allegro

9. Fantasi nr 9 E-dur. Affetuoso - Allegro - Grave - Vivace

10. Fantasi nr 10 fiss-moll. A Tempo Giusto - Presto - Moderato

11. Fantasi nr 11 G-dur. Allegro - Adagio-Vivace - Allegro

12. Fantasi nr 12 g-moll. Grave-Allegro-Grave-Allegro - Dolce - Allegro - Presto



CD 2

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Solo pour la Flûte traversière, BWV1013

1. Allemande

2. Corrente

3. Sarabande

4. Bourrée Anglaise



CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

Sonata per il Flauto traverso solo senza Basso, Wq132

5. Poco Adagio

6. Allegro

7. Allegro



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Image Selected Lute Music
Jakob Lindberg, luta, orpharion.



John Dowland - Lutmusik




John Dowland



1. The Frog Galliard


2. Lachrimae


3. Sir John Smith, His Almain



4. Resolution



5. The Most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth,
King of Denmark, His Galliard



6. A Fancy



7. The Right Honourable The Lord Viscount Lisle, His Galliard


8. The Shoemaker's Wife



9. Lady Hunsdon's Puffe



10. Mrs. Vaux Jig



11. Mrs. Brigide Fleetwood's Pavan alias Solus Sine Sola



12. Mignarda



13. Orlando Sleepeth


14. Can She Excuse



15. Mrs. Winter's Jump


16. My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home



17. Melancholy Galliard



18. A Fancy


19. A Dream


20. Walsingham



21. A Fantasie



22. Semper Dowland Semper Dolens



23. Mr. Knight's Galliard



24. Farewell



25. Tarleton's Riserrctione




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Image Concerti per flautino e flauto dolce
...excellent interpretations of Vivaldi's ingenious scores...

(The Recorder Magazine)



Innehåller bl a Vivaldis kända blockflöjtskonsert (RV 443) med den kända långsamma satsen (Largo).
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt.

Bach Collegium Japan.



Antonio Vivaldi - Concerti per flautino e flauto dolce




Antonio Vivaldi


Konsert C-dur RV 443


1. I. (Allegro)


2. II. Largo


3. III. Allegro molto





Konsert D-dur RV 428, Il Gardellino


4. I. Allegro


5. II. Cantabile


6. III. Allegro





Konsert a-moll RV 108


7. I. Allegro


8. II. Largo


9. III. Allegro





Konsert C-dur RV 444


10. I. Allegro non molto


11. II. Largo


12. III. Allegro molto





Konsert G-dur RV 435


13. I. Allegro


14. II. Largo


15. III. Allegro





Konsert D-dur RV 92


16. I. Allegro


17. II. (Andante)


18. III. Allegro





Konsert a-moll RV 445


19. I. Allegro


20. II. Larghetto


21. III. (Allegro)





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Image Pièces de viole du second livre
"...As an introduction to Marais's art this is hard to fault - a real treat..."
(Gramophone)

Här kan vi höra musik av den franske barocktonsättaren Marin Marais, som blev känd för en bredare publik genom filmen "All världens morgnar".
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, viola da gamba
Varpu Haavisto, viola da gamba
Eero Palviainen, luta
Elina Mustonen, cembalo

Marin Marais
1. Couples de folies

Pieces in G major
2. Prélude lentement
3. Chaconne en rondeau

Suite in E major
4. Prèlude
5. Allemande
6. Courante
7. Pavan selon le goût des anciens compositeurs de luth
8. Gavotte
9. Gigue
10. Rondeau en vaudeville
11. Chaconne

12. Tombeau pour monsieur de S-te Colombe

Pieces in D minor
13. Prélude
14. Cloches ou carillon
15. Ballet en rondeau

16. Fantaisie

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Image Guitar Sonatas
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Image Corelli & Co.
...a truly inspirational disc for anyone who regards the baroque original as a starting point for individual expression...

(Early Music Review)



Dan Laurin spelar här verk av italienska kompositörer från barocken, som t ex Corelli, Marcello och Sammartini. Ackompanjerar gör den San Francisco-baserade ensemblen Parnassus Avenue.

Dan Laurin, blockflöjt; Hanneke van Proosdij, blockflöjt.

Parnassus Avenue Baroque.
Dan Laurin - Corelli & Co



Arcangelo Corelli

Sonat E-dur Op.5:11



Diogenio Bigaglia

Sonata a Fluta di quatre e Basso i a-moll



Giuseppe Sammartini

Sonat d-moll för två blockflöjter och basso continuo




Sonat f-moll




Giuseppe Gaetano Boni

Sonat d-moll Op 2:2




Francesco Maria Veracini

Sonata Sesta a-moll




Francesco Barsanti

Sonat C-dur



Benedetto Marcello

Sonat d-moll Op 2:2


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Image Recorder Sonatas, The
...Dan Laurin plays with refind, dulcet tone in these fresh and engaging works...

(Daily Telegraph)
Dan Laurin, blockflöjt; Hidemi Suzuki, cello;

Masaaki Suzuki, cembalo, orgel.



Georg Friedrich Händel - Blockflöjtssonater



Georg Friedrich Händel

Blockflöjtssonat a-moll HWV 362

1. I. Larghetto

2. II. Allegro

3. III. Adagio

4. IV. Allegro



Blockflöjtssonat F-dur HWV 369

5. I. Grave

6. II. Allegro

7. III. Alla Siciliana

8. IV. Allegro



Blockflöjtssonat C-dur HWV 365

9. I. Larghetto

10. II. Allegro

11. III. Larghetto

12. IV. A Tempo di Gavotta

13. V. Allegro



Blockflöjtssonat d-moll HWV 367a

14. I. Largo

15. II. Vivace

16. III. Furioso

17. IV. Adagio

18. V. Alla breve

19. VI. (Andante)

20. VII. A tempo di Menuet



Blockflöjtssonat B-dur HWV 377

21. I. (Corrente)

22. II. Adagio

23. III. Allegro



Blockflöjtssonat g-moll HWV 360

24. I. Larghetto

25. II. Andante

26. III. Adagio

27. IV. Presto



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Image Entertainments for a Small Flute
...captivating performance....

(American Record Guide)

Dan Laurin, blockflöjt.

Orchestra Van Wassenaer/Makoto Akatsu.



Giuseppe Sammartini

Concerto a piu istromenti F-dur

1. I. Allegro

2. II. (Siciliano)

3. III. Allegro assai



John Baston

Konsert nr 5 D-dur

4. I. Allegro

5. II. Andante

6. III. Presto



William Babell

Konsert nr 1 D-dur

7. I. Allegro

8. II. Adagio

9. III. Allegro



Konsert nr 4 A-dur

10. I. Allegro

11. II. Adagio

12. III. Allegro



Robert Woodcock

Konsert nr 2 A-dur

13. I. Allegro

14. II. Adagio

15. III. 1st Minuett; 2nd Minuett; 1st Minuett da capo



William Babell

Konsert nr 3 d-moll

16. I. Adagio

17. II. Allegro

18. III. Adagio

19. IV. Allegro



Konsert nr 2 D-dur

20. I. Adagio

21. II. Allegro

22. III. Adagio

23. IV. Allegro



Robert Woodcock

Konsert nr 3 D-dur

24. I. Allegro

25. II. Siciliana

26. III. Vivace



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Image ELEVAZIONE
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Image Honey from the Hive
...Kirkby är en av världens främsta kvinnliga uttolkare av tidig musik och hennes Dowland-gestaltningar sprakar av emotionella nyanser...

(Upsala Nya Tidning)



...Tillsammans med lutenisten Anthony Rooley...har Emma Kirkby här åter åstadkommit ett oöverträffat mästerverk...

(Östgöta Correspondenten)



Den tidiga musikens "grande dame" och en av lutans pionjärer återvänder till Dowland med ett axplock av sånger skrivna för bl a Elizabeth I.

Emma Kirkby, sopran; Anthony Rooley, luta.
John Dowland - Songs for his Elizabethan Patrons

1. Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)


2. Can shee excuse


3. O sweet woods


4. It was a time


5. I saw my lady weepe


6. Sorrow stay

7. Dye not beefore thy day


8. Mourne, mourne, day is with darknesse


9. Fine knacks for ladies


10. Farewell too faire


11. Time stands still


12. Behold a wonder here



13. Daphne was not so chaste



14. Me me and none but me



15. When Phoebus first did Daphne love


16. Say love if ever thou didst find


17. His golden locks


18. Time’s eldest sonne


19. Farre from triumphing Court


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Image Complete Solo Lute Music, The
Ultra Extended Playing Time - This product can only be played on a machine with SACD capability. It cannot be played on a conventional CD player

This pioneering recording, which was first released in 1995 as a set of four conventional CDs, contains the complete solo lute pieces ascribed to John Dowland. As opposed to the composer's lute songs and instrumental dances, which Dowland himself carefully prepared for publication, his lute solos have survived in much less reliable versions. Jakob Lindberg, student and successor of Dowland specialist Diana Poulton as lute professor at the Royal College of Music in London, brought all of his expertise to bear in preparing the scores and choosing among variant versions for his recordings, and also wrote the informative liner notes included in this edition.

Dowland's solo lute music is extraordinarily varied and ranges from light frivolous pieces to profound works expressing the darkest melancholy. It is characterized by an uncommon tunefulness and many of the pieces were given texts to become lute songs, one example being his famous pavan Lachrimæ which he also published as the song Flow my teares. This also applies to several of the many galliards - a genre which also shows a wonderful diversity: extrovert dances inspired by 16th-century 'battle pieces' but also sublime, introvert and sweet-sounding pieces such as the Melancholy Galliard. In order to perform these 92 pieces, Dowland's testament to lutenists, Jakob Lindberg uses three different instruments, first and foremost an 8-course lute but also a 10-course lute and an 8-course orpharion.




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Image String Trios
Trio Zimmermann:
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

For their second release on BIS the Trio Zimmermann has chosen to record Beethoven's String Trios Op.9 - a set of three that the composer himself upon their completion described as 'la meilleure de mes oeuvres' - the finest of his works. He composed them in 1796-98, after two earlier contributions to the genre which both clearly followed in the footsteps of Mozart's great Divertimento K563. With their concentrated sonority, intense drama and striking formal disposition, the Op.9 trios mark the highlight as well as the end of Beethoven's production for string trio, before he went on to compose quartets instead. But they cannot be regarded as merely a preparation for taking on that prestigious genre; to quote the composer's biographers in Thayer's Life of Beethoven, 'none of the earlier works can compare with these trios in terms of beauty and novelty of invention, tasteful execution, treatment of the instruments and so on; overall, they even surpass the quartets that appeared shortly afterwards.'

With each of its members enjoying distinguished solo careers, Trio Zimmermann is truly a world-class ensemble. Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit and Christian Poltéra first joined forces in 2007, and have since performed together in the most important musical centres of Europe, including the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals. The trio's first recording, of Mozart's Divertimento K563, was released in 2010 and has met with worldwide critical acclaim, the French magazine Classica finding that the trio 'establishes, certainly for a long time to come, a new reference version' and ClassicsToday.com calling it 'a magnificent recording.'


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Image Im Herbst
Det Norske Solistkor / Grete Pedersen conductor
Ingrid Andsnes, piano; Kåre Nordstoga, organ; Catherine Bullock and Madelene Berg, viola; Øystein Birkeland and Ole Eirik Ree, cello; Dan Styffe, double bass

'Some of the most striking and moving singing put down on disc for years' is how White Night, the previous release with the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and its conductor Grete Pedersen, was described on the website of Gramophone. Having focused on music from their home country before, the team here presents a German programme, featuring two of the most influential composers in 19th-century choral music: Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. It includes both sacred and secular music, scored for male, female and mixed choir a cappella and accompanied, starting with a selection from Brahms' deservedly popular Zigeunerlieder for mixed choir and piano. A contrast to these settings of Hungarian folk songs is provided by the autumnal Five Songs for mixed choir a cappella - a collection of poems dealing with the transience of youth, love and life, which in many respects presents a masterful distillation of Brahms' choral output. From an earlier part of the composer's career come two sacred works for mixed choir, the motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen, showing Bach's influence on the composer, and Geistliches Lied, with organ accompaniment. Schubert is represented with a setting of Psalm 23 for women's choir and piano and Der Gesang der Geister über den Wassern to a poem by Goethe which Schubert chose to set several times. The version recorded here, numbered D714, is the last one. It has an unusual scoring for eight-part male choir and low strings which in 1821 perplexed the first audience, and which even today has a very special effect on the listener.



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