My Precious Manuscript: Fantastic Sonatas from England to Germany – La Sainte-Folie Fantastique (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Time – 01:06:46 minutes | 1,24 GB
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Recorded: 24 au 27 septembre 2012 à l’église Saint-Pardoux de Pindray

Сomposer: Henry Butler († 1652), William Young († 1662), Heinrich Scheidemann (c.1595-1663), John Jenkins (1592-1678), Wilhelm Brad (1560-1630), Dietrich Steffkins († 1673), Dietrich Becker (1623-1679) et anonymes
Artist: La Sainte-Folie Fantastique
Title: My Precious Manuscript: Fantastic Sonatas from England to Germany
Genre: Classical
Label: © Alpha Productions | Outhere Music
Release Date: 2014

From England all the way to Germany, the douce folie of a young ensemble! Four musicians, among the most talented of their generation . . . A repertory of which Alpha has been one of the most fervent champions over the past few years. . . An unknown manuscript containing unpublished sonatas by Young, Abell, and other pieces by anonymous composers . . . All this plus the complicity of Thomas Dunford and Jérôme van Waerbeke: the ingredients seem to have come together for this new release, like the first disc of Lucile Boulanger and Arnaud De Pasquale, which received a Diapason Découverte and a ‘Choc’ de Classica, to become a major event.

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White, Weimann, Tempo Rubato – Meine Seels: German Sacred Music (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.22 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Highresaudio

On Meine Seele (My soul), Canadian countertenor Matthew White breathes new life into sacred cantatas by German composers who preceded Bach. Listeners are invited to rediscover forgotten works by such 17th-century German masters as Franz Tunder, Christoph Bernhard, and Philipp Heinrich Erlebach. Alexander Weimann is one of the most sought after harpsichordists, ensemble directors, soloists and chamber music partners of his generation.

The ensembleTempo Rubato owes its name to the musical practice of diverging from the unrelenting and gradual rhythm for a short period of time in a piece, allowing for solo freedom. Its historical origins go back to baroque sources, where it was first detected.

This recording features the compositions of JS Bach, Franz Tunder, Erlebach, Rosenmuller, JM Bach, Bernhard, Muffat, and Schutz.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Tunder, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, Johann Rosenmüller, …
Performer: Matthew [Countertenor Vocal] White
Conductor: Alexander Weimann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tempo Rubato

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