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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez


Rodrigo:

Concierto de Aranjuez

Fantasia para un Gentilhombre


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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 4

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 4


Bach, J S:

Chorale Preludes III, BWV651-668 'Leipzig Chorales' ('The Great Eighteen')


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 3

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 3


Bach, J S:

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great': Fantasia

Chorale Prelude BWV717 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr'

Chorale Prelude BWV711 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr'

Chorale Prelude BWV715 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr'

Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV540

Fantasia in C minor, BWV1121

Chorale Partita BWV767 'O Gott, du frommer Gott'

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV545

Chorale Prelude BWV709 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'

Chorale Prelude BWV726 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great': Fugue


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525

Fantasia in G major, BWV572

Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schübler Chorales'

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV533

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Chorale Prelude BWV712 'In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr'

Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV546


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

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“One thing that immediately leaps out is the use of some quite extensive ornamentation – not merely mordents and so forth, but brillante scalic flourishes leading into cadences...The range of colours Goode draws from the Trinity College Cambridge chapel organ is also impressive...Bach's compositional genius is shown in the best possible light by Goode's thoughtful performances.” David Smith, Presto Classical, 5th February 2016

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5th February 2016

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Byrd Edition Volume 5 - The Masses

Byrd Edition Volume 5 - The Masses


Byrd:

Fantasia MB46

Mass for four voices

Voluntary a3

Mass for three voices

Fantasia in C (Bk 25)

Mass for five voices


These intimate, dark, mystical settings are creations of great feeling, expressing the sorrow of deprivation. All three masses reach an intensity rarely equalled in Renaissance times, and culminating in Agnus Dei settings which are among the most poignantly beautiful in all music. These will remain definitive performances for many years to come. Each mass in preceded by an organ Fantasia. Suprisingly there is only one other modern issue currently to present all three masses on a single CD.

“The singing is technically polished, the tuning faultless and the overall sonority rounded and rich.” Choir & Organ

“This is incomparable music by one of the great est English composers and it was high time for someone to take a fresh look at these works in the light of more recent research and of changing attitudes to performance practice.
Byrd had composed his three settings of the Ordinary of the Mass in troubled times for the small recusant Catholic community that still remained in England in spite of persecution.
The settings would have been sung, in all probability, during festive, albeit furtive, celebrations of the old time-honoured Roman liturgy, in private chapels in the depths of the country, at places such as Ingatestone, the seat of Byrd's principal patron, Sir John Petre. Andrew Carwood has recorded them in the Fitzalan Chapel of Arundel Castle, a small but lofty building with a clear resonance that enables the inner voices of the part-writing to come through straight and clean. It hasn't the aura of King's College Chapel, but is probably easier to manage than, say, Winchester Cathedral or Merton College Chapel.
Carwood uses two voices to a part in all three Masses. In comparison with rival recordings he's alone in selecting high voices for the three-part Mass, transposed up a minor third, which introduces a note of surprising lightness and grace. He, too, is alone in taking the initiative of using an allmale choir for the four-part Mass – alto, tenor, baritone, bass. This close, low texture, together with the transposition down an augmented fourth, adds a fitting sense of gravity to the performance.
In particular, it heightens the poignancy of such passages as the 'dona nobis pacem' in the AgnusDei, with its series of suspensions in the drooping phrases leading to the final cadence.
That dimension of understanding is precisely what this recording by The Cardinall's Musick so keenly demonstrates. Theirs is a simplicity of style that belies simplistic criticism. Vibrato is used sparingly: 40 years on, some listeners might consider its constant use by a King's Choir of the late 1950s almost too overpowering. Carwood chooses his tempos with care, avoiding the modern tendency to speed everything up inordinately.
The interesting historical note on the whole background is a good pointer to what the listener may experience as the music unfolds.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Building a Library

First Choice - December 2003

Building a Library

First Choice - June 2013

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Gaudeamus Cardinall’s Musick Complete Byrd Edition - CDGAU206

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


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DG - 4151242

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Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome & Roman Festivals

Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome & Roman Festivals


Respighi:

Pines of Rome

Roman Festivals

Fountains of Rome


Presto Greatest Recordings

1980s

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The Art of Sviatoslav Richter

The Art of Sviatoslav Richter


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV849

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 5 in D major, BWV850

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 6 in D minor, BWV851

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV853

Chopin:

Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Étude Op. 10 No. 7 in C major

Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'

Debussy:

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Trois Preludes

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 32 in G minor, Hob.XVI:44

Prokofiev:

Visions fugitives Nos. 3, 6 & 9

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Schubert:

Allegretto in C minor, D915

Ländler in A major (from 17 Ländler, D366)

Schumann:

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53


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DG Rosette Collection - 4762203

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 2


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV532

Chorale Prelude BWV721 'Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott'

Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'

Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV535

Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor, BWV526

Organ Concerto in G major (after Johann Ernst), BWV592

Fugue in B minor on a theme by Corelli, BWV579

Chorale Prelude BWV690 'Wer nun den lieben Gott lässt walten'

Chorale Prelude BWV691 'Wer nun den lieben Gott lässt walten'

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV547


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

“A compelling series-in-the-making.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016

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Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54


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Decca Critics' Choice - 4765763

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