Early Music & Baroque
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A Hanseatic Festival -German Renaissance Music (DXL 1088)
The music of the Stadtpfeifer played a vital role in the life of early 17th century Germany. This disc features music from this period based around the theme of the winter festival. The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble are joined by early woodwinds, keyboard, lute and voice in this fascinating programme originated by Keith McGowan and features counter tenor Mark Chambers. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
The Medici Harpsichord Book (DXL 1083)
This delightful album by Aapo Hakkinen features the long neglected collection of harpsichord music and highlights the works of Ferdinando de Medici, recorded here for the very first time together with other world premiere recordings.
"A beguiling mixture of brilliance and substance" Nottingham Evening PostView on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
Totus Amore (DXL 1054)
Totus Amore features internationally renowned counter tenor, Ryland Angel with the award winning ensemble, Les Folies Francoises. This beautiful collection of early baroque works consists of the instrumental and vocal repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries performed with the same spirit, freedom and creativity that drove the musicians of the Grand Siècle. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
Matthew Locke Complete Keyboard Works (DXL 1047)
Terence Charlston presents the complete keyboard works of one of the leading English composers of the mid 17th Century, Matthew Locke whose music occupies a very significant position in the development of both the keyboard suite and the English organ voluntary and represents the first flowerings of a truly baroque style in English music. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
14 Silver Strings (DXL 1044)
This exciting disc places composers Kapsberger and Piccinini side by side for this recording focusing on music for the Chitarrone, or Theorbo. Although they had radically different approaches to composing for the instrument, these works which have survived through the centuries serve as fitting tributes to both these extraordinary pioneers. * GRAMOPHONE EDITORS CHOICE * View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
Folias! Virtuoso guitar music of 17th Century on period instruments (DXL 1030)
Performed by internationally acclaimed performer and scholar Taro Takeuchi, this collection of 17th Century virtuoso guitar music shows the baroque guitar as a solo instrument equal to its competitor at the time, the lute. The CD provides an insight into the varying textures and styles of playing on this period instrument. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
JS Bach – Italian Concerto (DXL 1017)
Terence Charlston's mastery of historical performance practice and virtuoso technique marry to produce this truely outstanding CD of sparkling harpsichord repertoire. Including the Chomatic Fantasia and Fugue (BWV 903) and also the well known Italian Concerto (BWV 971), this disc contains some of Bach’s key compositions for keyboard and some of his charming smaller-scale works.
"Charlston plays with flair and naturally expressive timing and, as occasioned in the early Aria Variata BWV 989, with touching serenity. With a recording that finely captures the instrument's bite while avoiding thundering mechanical noise, even Beecham might have approved" Edward Bhesania, CD of the Week, The Observer "musically shaped and delivered by one who obviously knows well how to make the best use of a realy sensitively-weighted actioned and amplified harpsichord copy. I have been drawn by the completely persuasive playing of the music into placing it immediately among my most favoured Bach harpsichord discs." Stephen Daw- Early Music Review Feb, 2002View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
Les Delices de la Solitude – Solo harpsichord music from 18th Century France (DXL 917)
The pieces recorded here by leading specialist of early keyboard music Terence Charlston are representative of athe period during which French harpsichord makers sought to extend the timbre of their instruments, when the French harpsichord tradition, inspired by the genius of Couperin and Rameau, was at its height. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop