giovedì 4 febbraio 2016

Johann Mattheson - Suites

34 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 112 Mb

The discovery of music manuscripts from the estate of composer and music journalist Johann Mattheson in Armenia has been the cause of great excitement for fanciers of the German Baroque -- here, finally, is the opportunity to get to know this friend of Handel and Bach whose written words are so eloquent and informative, yet whose music has proven so elusive.
This 75-minute disc contains a little less than half the set of 12 harpsichord suites Mattheson published in England in 1714 and in Germany a little later, with four suites presented in excerpted form. 
There is a greater familiarity to the sound of Mattheson's suites in a general sense in that they relate very strongly to the French Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach, composed nearly a decade later.
Holtz's interpretations are splendid and well suit Mattheson's intentions through a sparing and tasteful use of ornaments and a steady yet flexible approach to tempi.
The instrument employed is in fabulous condition; it is clear, full-throated, and well intoned. Holtz acknowledges "Menno van Delft for lending his instrument," but we are not told what the instrument is; from the sound of it, it seems likely a harpsichord of modern make. Ramée's recording is close, transparent, and up front without being unrealistically loud. Friends of Baroque keyboard music should definitely keep an eye out for Ramée's Johann Mattheson's Suites.
Uncle Dave Lewis 


Suite No. 1 in D Minor
Suite No. 12 in F Minor (extract)
Suite No. 11 In C Major (extract)
Suite No. 5 In C Minor (extract)
Suite No. 4 In G Minor (extract)
Suite No. 6 In E-Flat Major
Suite No. 9 In G Minor

Cristiano Holtz, harpsichord

lunedì 1 febbraio 2016

El Organo de Papel de Leonardo da Vinci

20 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 173 Mb

In 1992 Joaquín Saura deciphered a sketch of a portable organ with continuous bellows, vertical keyboard and paper pipes drawn by Leonardo on Codex Madrid II f. 76 recto. In this CD, Saura plays on his own reconstruction of Leonardo's organ, accompanied by Eduardo Paniagua and Cuarteto Musica Antigua, performing a programme of european fifteenth-century music.


01. Ich Bins Erfrewt - Anónimo (hacia 1480)
Cjlogauer Liederbuch

02. Mit Ganczem Willen - Conrad Paumann (1410–1473)
Fundamentum Organisandi, 1452

03. La pena sin ser sabida - Johannes Vincenet (hacia 1479)
Mellon Chansonier

04. My lady carey’s dompe - Anónimo (hacia 1525)
British Museum. Roy. App. 58.

05. Duo sin texto  - Anónimo S. XV
Cancionero de la Colombina f. 62, Sevilla

06. Una musque de Buscgaya - Josquin Desprez (hacia 1440–1521)
Canti C, Odhecaton, Petrucci, Venecia 1503.

07. La bassa Castiglia-Falla con misuras - Gulielmus (hacia 1415)
Biblioteca Comunale, Perugia MS. 431

08. Fortuna desperata - Antoine Busnois (hacia 1492)
British Museum Add. MS. 31922

09. Spanyöler Tancz  - Hans Weck (1495–1536)
Amerbach Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Munich

10. Pues no mejora mi suerte/sospiros - Anónimo
Cancionero de la Colombina, Sevilla S. XV

11. Innsbruk, ich Muss Dich Lassen - Heinrich Isaac (hacia 1450–1517)
Biblioteca de la Universidad de Basilea.

12. Justa fue mi perdición - Francisco de la Torre (S. XV, texto de Jorge Manrique
Cancionero de Segovia, Archivo de la Catedral.

13. Alta (Danza sobre La Spagna) - Francisco de la Torre (S. XV y XVI)
Cancionero Musical de Palacio, Bibl. Real, Madrid.

14. Je n’ay dueil - Alexander Agrícola (hacia 1446–1506)
Odhecaton, Petrucci, Venecia 1501

15–20. 6 Calatas a la spagnola - Joanambrosio Dalza (hacia 1500)
Intabolatura de Lauto, Milán 1508

Joaquín Saura, portable organ
Grupo Musica Antigua
Eduardo Paniagua

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