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Nobilissimo Istromento

The Italian Renaissance is the golden age of the lute. In quality and quantity, the lute pieces from this period are comparable to the piano works of the 19th century. Most of the works selected for this recording are by Francesco da Milano, an extraordinary virtuoso and gifted composer who was also known as "Il Divino" (the Divine), an epithet he shared with Michelangelo and Monteverdi. In...

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Nonetto

In 1959, two composers wrote nonets: Nino Rota’s melodic Nonetto, on which he would continue to work for almost 20 years, and Bohuslav Martinů’s farewell chamber music piece, a nonet, which he composed as a last piece to satisfy his longing for his homeland. Eisler did not compose his nonet in his native country either, but arrived in Mexico in 1941 as a refugee from the Nazis. There he wrote...

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Nunc Dimittis. Early music from the Düben Collection

Dominik Wörner (bass-baritone) and the Kirchheimer DübenConsort he founded focus in this recording on twelve pieces from the famous Düben collection and document in an exemplary way the enormous versatility of this unique collection, which was only discovered by chance in the 19th century. Ten composers from Schütz (his Nunc dimittis can be heard in an arrangement by Gustav Düben) to...

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On the Breath of Angels

During the height of its popularity, from the mid-16th century into the 18th, the cornetto was frequently depicted in art as an instrument of angels. Paintings, sculptures, and engravings abound in which the cornetto takes a prominent place among choirs of angelic musicians, usually paired with at least one voice and with other instruments such as the organ, viol, lute, harp, violin and...

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Péches d'opéra | Rossini, Salons & Horn Virtuosi

After a very successful lifetime, albeit marked by long years of physical and psychological suffering, Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) chose Passy, on the outskirts of Paris, as the place to spend the final years of his life. Here Rossini recovered his health and began composing again after years of inactivity. During these years, in addition to the wonderful Petite Messe solennelle, he wrote...

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Pedro Rabassa - Astro Nuevo

The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, in collaboration with several universities, researches valuable repertoire linked to the history of Andalusia. This Proyecto Atalaya has already produced a series of CDs with unknown jewels, which have been released on Passacaille. On this new album called Astro Nuevo we can rediscover works by Pedro Rabassa (1683-1767). As a faithful musical partner of the...

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Schubert. The Small Song Cycles

In addition to his famous large-scale song cycles, Schubert also composed and published numerous smaller song compilations. Some of these “miniature cycles” consist of songs written at different times and under different circumstances, but which Schubert himself assembled on the basis of thematic and textual connections. The selected cycles appeared in print during Schubert’s publishing career...

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Seicento: The Virtuoso Early Italian Violin

Small size, four gut strings, a short bow were at beginning the ingredients of the magic. Such magic happened in Italy, the cradle of the violin, during the seventeenth century. “Seicento!” is therefore a multifaceted time-travel through the Early Baroque, from Venice to Sicily, exploring the wonders of the first violin virtuosos and their dexterous-passionated playing. A collection of music...

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SEIS CAPRICHOS : SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC AROUND 1930 -...

Spanish Guitar music from around 1930 with works dedicated to Regino Sáinz de la Maza (1896-1981). Yiannnis Efstathopoulos performs with an historical informed approach, using a Spanish guitar modelled on the type that was used around 1930 with gut strings. this results in highlighting each string’s individual character and the delicate balance between the high and low strings. Works by Julián...

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Songs by Henry Lawes

Songs by Henry Lawes sung together with preludes for the lute by John Wilson. Henry Lawes and John Wilson – friends and colleagues at Oxford, both members of the King’s Musick and both appointed to the Chapel Royal – make a beautiful pairing of musicians for this recording. Following the emotional thoughts of a young man, perhaps vainly in love with a woman beyond his social status, this...

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Stille Klagen: Bach, Telemann, Buxtehude

Deep remorse and the longing for divine redemption are two of the central topics in the cantatas of Northern German Baroque composers. Griet De Geyter and Il Gardellino have selected three exemplary works in this genre by Dieterich Buxtehude, Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach, giving special emphasis to the clearly led voice and striking expressivity of the young Belgian soprano....

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Tartini - Nardini : Arco Magno/ Marie Rouquié

On tackling the works of Giuseppe Tartini, a player immediately notices an inconsistency: Tartini was a major personality of his period, a virtuoso violinist, a prolific composer, an excellent teacher – and his music is hardly ever performed today. He was called maestro delle nazioni, for he trained the great violinists of the Classical period from throughout Europe; he also left behind an...

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The Flemish Connection. Frederik Neyrinck. Vol. 1

The paths of I SOLISTI and Frederik Neyrinck first crossed in 2011. The ensemble immediately recognised the artistic talent of the Flemish composer and together they set up a long-term collaboration. The fruits thereof can be heard on this album, which consists exclusively of works by Neyrinck, written especially for the ensemble. This CD also marks a new chapter in their ongoing partnership,...

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TRIO'S

Just like most German composers of his time, Telemann was very well acquainted with the stylistic developments in the other European countries, Italy and France in particular, and in his own compositions he assimilated the various national styles: the Lully Ouverture, the stylized French dances and the Italian trio sonata and concerto. Telemann’s contribution to these forms and genres was...

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Un dolce affanno: Music for and by the Emperors at...

The prodigious flowering of musical culture in the Imperial Court of Vienna in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is undoubtedly a phenomenon unique in the history of the city: four successive emperors were themselves in their leisure time active musicians, and also enjoyed an excellent reputation as composers! This Cd shows us their musical world, with music both by the emperors and by...

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VIENNA 1905-1910. Schoenberg, Webern, Berg: String...

The Richter Ensemble performs music from the 17th to the 20th century exclusively on gut strings and uses its experience with historical performance practice to heighten the sense for the development of musical language over the centuries. The ensemble is passionately dedicated to the music of the Second Viennese School and, based on its research, has decided that the time is ripe to steer the...

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VIVALDI VIOLIN SONATAS - Isabella Bison

This recording presents 5 violin sonatas by Vivaldi that Pisendel took with him to Dresden after his stay in Venice. We know that Vivaldi wrote these extremely virtuoso sonatas for himself around 1710. The recording also presents a world première recording of a chamber concerto for violin and t movements for violin and basso continuo with cello concertato (RV 252 and RV 7a) which are also world...

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Vivaldi. Concerti Particolari

Vivaldi’s Concerti Ripieni are probably the most unusual works written by the Venetian composer. Some of these pieces, however, are particularly exceptional for various reasons, especially considering the artistic environment in early 18th century Venice. This recording presents Vivaldi’s most brilliant and at the same time bizarre works from this genre. These compositional experiments are...

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Ysaÿe. Six sonates

When Eugène Ysaÿe composed his cycle of 6 sonatas op. 27 for solo violin in June 1923, gut strings were still very common and highly appreciated - statements by contemporary violinists such as Mischa Elman, Toscha Seidel and Jacques Thibaud confirm this. However, neither the dedicatees of Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas nor other contemporaries made recordings of these works. Martin Reimann has now...

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