Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concertos – Cecilia Bernardini, Dunedin Consort, John Butt (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 59:29 minutes | 2,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, UK, 17–20 November 2014

Opening the program is the colourful and joyful concerto for violin and oboe (Alfredo Bernardini, oboe) with its supremely lyrical central movement. Two of Bach’s solo violin concertos, each overflowing with inventive detail, and the Sinfonia with solo oboe that opens Cantata 21, follow.

The program culminates in one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces – the Double Concerto for two violins (Huw Daniel, violin), with its famous and sublime slow movement. Although Bach was most famous as an organist and keyboard player, he was also a fine violinist; his idiomatic writing and characteristic flair is evident in the many dazzling moments he creates.

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Claude-Benigne Balbastre – Pieces de clavecin – Korneel Bernolet (2013)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:14:16 minutes | 2,94 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: November 19, 20 & 21 2012, Academiezaal Sint-Truiden, Belgium

Claude-Bénigne Balbastre enjoyed a very distinguished reputation as a harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist in eighteenth-century France. Born in Dijon in 1724, in his early years he most likely took music lessons from his good friend Claude Rameau, brother of the more famous Jean-Philippe, with whom Balbastre was later to study composition.

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