giovedì 21 aprile 2016

Italian Recorder Sonatas

22 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR Mb

Trio Passaggio was founded in 1991. The name of the ensemble is derived from the early baroque performance practice of improvising diminutions, an art which was cultivated principally in Italy. Trio Passaggio concertizes widely, mainly in Holland but also in France, Germany, Austria and Denmark. In september 1993 the ensemble was one of the laureates of the presentation competition organised by the "Nederlandse Impresariaat". In october 1994 it gave a successful series of concerts in the United States and Canada.


Biagio Marini - Sonata Duodecima (Op.VIII,1629)
Biagio Marini - Sonata Prima (Op.XIII,1629)
Biagio Marini - Romanesca (Op.III,1620
Biagio Marini - Sonata a due (Op.XXII,1655)
Tarquinio Merula - Capriccio Cromatico
Giovanni Pandolfi Mealli - Sonata Prima 'La Bernabea' (Op.IV,1660)
Giovanni Pandolfi Mealli - Sonata Quarta 'La Castella' (Op.III,1660)
Giovanni Pandolfi Mealli - Sonata Seconda 'La Cesta' (Op.IV,1660)
Tarquinio Merula - Tocatta del secondo tono
Benedetto Marcello - Sonata in a-minor (Op.II,3 1712)
Benedetto Marcello - Sonata in G-major (Op.I,6 1732)
Benedetto Marcello - Sonata in d-minor (Op.II,2 1712)

Trio Passaggio 

Matthias Maute, flauti
Norbert Kunst, fagotti
Pieter Dirksen, organo e cembalo

lunedì 18 aprile 2016

J.S.Bach - Violin Concertos

15 tracks - MP3 192 Kbps - RAR 106 Mb

RECORDING OF THE MONTH --BBC Music Magazine,Dec'15

Alina Ibragimova's interpretations of the violin concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach may be regarded as historically informed performances, though they are by no means the most extreme examples, considering that she plays a late 18th century instrument instead of a true Baroque violin, and her tonal quality is an appealing fusion of period practice and a warm modern sound, though without vibrato. More to the point of authenticity, Ibragimova infuses the concertos with an improvisational freedom that is true to Bach's time, and Jonathan Cohen and the period ensemble Arcangelo supply an energetic accompaniment that gives the music vigor and interest. Hyperion's vibrant recording places Ibragimova front and center, so her playing is always the focal point, though the ear is often drawn to details in the orchestra and the continuo part, which features the refreshing timbres of a lute

Alina Ibragimova recently transfixed Proms audiences with her live solo Bach performances. Back in the studio she has teamed up with the expert Arcangelo to record five Bach Violin Concertos, two undisputed masterpieces and three probable reconstructions: all to be treasured.


Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041
Violin Concerto in E major BWV1042
Violin Concerto in A major BWV1055
Violin Concerto in G minor BWV1056
Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1052

Alina Ibragimova, violin

dir. Jonathan Cohen