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  • Bach: Goldberg Variations Bach: Goldberg Variations Quick View

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    Bach: Goldberg Variations

    Alexandre Tharaud is a French pianist of truly international stature, well established in France, with a growing profile in the UK, North America and Asia. He is known for his varied repertoire choices, elegant style of playing, and popularity with conductors and orchestras. This release of what is arguably JS Bach's masterpiece for the keyboard has the potential to be a landmark in his recording output.
    1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
    2. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: II. Variation 1 a 1 clav.
    3. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: III. Variation 2 a 1 clav
    4. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IV. Variation 3 - Canone all Unisuono a 1 clav
    5. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: V. Variation 4 a 1 clav
    6. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VI. Variation 5 a 1 o vero 2 clav
    7. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VII. Variation 6 Canone alla seconda a 1 clav
    8. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: VIII. Variation 7 a 1 o vero 2 clav
    9. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: IX. Variation 8 a 2 clav
    10. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: X. Variation 9 Canone alla terza a 2 clav
    11. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XI. Variation 10 Fughetta a 1 clav
    12. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XII. Variation 11 a 2 clav
    13. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIII. Variation 12 Canone alla quarta
    14. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIV. Variation 13 a 2 clav
    15. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XV. Variation 14 a 2 clav
    16. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVI. Variation 15 Canone alla Quinta a 1 clav
    17. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVII. Variation 16 a 1 clav. Ouvertura
    18. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XVIII. Variation 17 a 2 clav
    19. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XIX. Variation 18 Canone alla sexta a 1 clav
    20. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XX. Variation 19 a 1 clav
    21. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXI. Variation 20 a 2 clav
    22. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXII. Variation 21 canone alla settima a 1 clav
    23. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIII. Variation 22 a 1 clav. alla breve
    24. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIV. Variation 23 a 2 clav
    25. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXV. Variation 24 Canone alla Ottava a 1 clav
    26. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVI. Variation 25 a 2 clav
    27. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVII. Variation 26 a 2 clav
    28. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXVIII. Variation 27 Canone alla Nona a 2 clav
    29. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXIX. Variation 28 a 1 clav
    30. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXX. Variation 29 a 1 o vero 2 clav
    31. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXI. Variation 30 a 1 clav. Quodlibet
    32. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XXXII. Aria da Capo e fine
    Alexandre Tharaud
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  • Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner)

    As long as 40 years ago, at a time when Pop and Classical music were strictly separated from one another, Jacques Loussier's "Swinging Bach" thrilled both friends of Baroque music and jazz lovers alike. Other musicians have tried, and are still trying, to jump on this modern "Bach band wagon" - but not one of them has achieved anything like the international success of the French trio.



    "Play Bach" is to be taken at its word. If Prelude, Fugue or Toccata is on the label - then that's what one gets: the melodies and the harmonic structure of Johann Sebastian's original works are largely left untouched - you always know where counterpoint stops and groove sets in. Just as in Bach's day the keyboard is at the fore, but the double bass also has a good share of the polyphony, and the finely nuanced percussion swings along as though it has no cares in the world and adds its own sparks of fire to pearl-like scale passages.
    What better way to bring the Bach Year to an end than with the re-release of the first Loussier album? The first of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues shows how it began - just as they show how Jacques Loussier began.



    Musicians:



    • Jacques Loussier (arranger, piano)

    • Pierre Michelot (bass)

    • Christian Garros (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1959




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Jacques Loussier
    $34.99
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  • Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner) Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner)

    Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi op. 76 no. 6 in A major, no. 7 in A minor; op. 116 No. 4 in E major; op. 117 no. 1 in B-flat major, no. 2 in B-flat minor, no. 3 in C-sharp minor; op. 118 no. 1 in A minor, no. 2 in A major, no. 6 in E-flat minor; op. 119 no. 1 in B minor


    If you mainly connect the name Brahms with opulent symphonies, passionate concertos and weighty piano music, you will be in for a big surprise when you listen to the Intermezzi op. 117. The music critic Eduard Hanslick talks of a more restrained, detached style and clearly means the calm, simple and immensely expressive flowing melodies, which characterize the late piano music of this Romantic composer. Just how sensitively the performer must tackle these precious miniatures is described by Clara Schumann with the words » the intellectual technique in them demands a fine comprehension and one must be very familiar with Brahms to play them as Brahms had imagined them«.


    When it comes to Brahms, Glenn Gould - famous for his analytically strict and emphatic interpretation of Bach's keyboard works - proves himself to be a true poet and thinker at the keyboard. Driven by the melancholy force, his thoughts find their way, sometimes hesitantly, then moving on with a deep breath, as it were, to the next deceleration.
    In op. 118 no. 1 the Canadian pianist begins with a passion that wrests expansive cascades of sound from the keyboard, then finds his way back to introvert mellifluous tones (op. 118 no. 2) and increases the drama in the will-o'-the-wispish and futile attempts to come to a redemptory final cadence (op. 118 no. 6). It would be hard to find a more closely-knit and intense rendering than on the present recording.


    Musicians:


    • Glenn Gould (piano)


    Recording: September and November 1960 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York

    Production: J. Scianni


    About Speakers Corner


    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Intermezzo In E-Flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
    2. Intermezzo In B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2
    3. Intermezzo In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 117, No. 3
    4. Intermezzo In E-Flat Minor, Op. 118, No. 6
    5. Intermezzo In E Major, Op. 116, No. 4
    6. Intermezzo In A Minor, Op. 76, No. 7
    7. Intermezzo In A Major, Op. 76, No. 6
    8. Intermezzo In B Minor, Op. 119, No. 1
    9. Intermezzo In A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
    10. Intermezzo In A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
    Glenn Gould
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 2Cellos 2Cellos Quick View

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    2Cellos

    Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to Pop and Rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC. Their debut album is a thrilling collection of chart-topping Rock and Pop songs performed in their signature style.


    2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson's ''Smooth Criminal'' took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour. The song charted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS' debut album in the Top 100.


    In addition to many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) and collaborations with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, the duo have also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor and many others. Together with the Chinese classical superstar pianist Lang Lang, they appeared at the CCTV New Year's Gala for more than 1 billion viewers.

    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. Misirlou (Theme From Pulp Fiction)
    3. Use Somebody
    4. Smooth Criminal
    5. Fragile
    6. The Resistance
    7. Hurt
    8. Welcome To The Jungle
    9. Human Nature
    10. Viva La Vida
    11. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    12. With Or Without You
    2Cellos
    $34.99
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  • Bach Trios Bach Trios Quick View

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    Bach Trios

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer perform works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments plus a sonata for viola da gamba. Ma, Thile, and Meyer last recorded together, with Stuart Duncan, on the Grammy Award-winning album Goat Rodeo Sessions, which the Los Angeles Times called haunting, invigorating, often breathtaking. The vinyl edition of Bach Trios will be pressed on two 140-gram vinyl discs.
    1. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: I. Vivace
    2. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: II. Lento

    3. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: III. Allegro

    4. Prelude No. 19 in A Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 864

    5. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    6. Fugue No. 20 in A Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, BWV 889

    7. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

    8. Prelude No. 18 in E Minor, BWV 548

    9. Fugue No. 18 in E Minor, BWV 548

    10. Passepied from Keyboard Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829

    11. Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Kimmel herunter, BWV 650

    12. Contrapunctus XIII: Rectus from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

    13. Contrapunctus XIII: Inversus from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

    14. Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

    15. Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: I. Vivace

    16. Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: II. Adagio

    17. Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: III. Allegro
    Yo-Yo Ma / Chris Thile / Edgar Meyer
    $26.99
    140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner) Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner)

    Today it is difficult to understand that despite the tremendous Bach renaissance that took place in the 19th century many compositions by the Cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig had been underrated. The Cello Suites, for example, have been regarded for almost 300 years as purely a set of tricky etudes that every virtuoso in the making simply must tackle. What recording engineers and their equipment can bring to the ears is quite astounding. So it was back in the Thirties with Pablo Casal's legendary recording against which every cellist is measured today and to whose perfection he aspires.



    Janos Starker's recording of the Suites from 1965 makes a lasting impression on the listener, even when compared with other recordings from the digital era, and even record producers who are well used to recorded excellence have been highly impressed. For Charlotte Gilbert of the Mercury record label, these recording sessions were one of five truly great events in all her 20 years of recording experience.



    Without a doubt, Starker allows his instrument to resound freely but without forcing the tone. Starker's full-bodied sound and technical brilliance are complemented by his finely chiselled interpretation that lends immense expression to Bach's thrilling harmony and verve to the strict rhythmic construction of the movements. Just listen to his organ-like double-stopped passages, the eloquent dialogues, and the pure excitement created by his highly individual treatment of tempo. Then you will surely agree with the often-quoted paradox that Bach's Cello Suites are 'polyphony for a solo instrument'.



    Musicians:



    • Janos Starker (cello)




    Recording: April 1963, September and December 1965 at ballroom Studio A at Fine Recording Studios, New York, by C. Robert Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart



    Format: 3LPs 33rpm / Box, booklet



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Janos Starker
    $95.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Salzburg Recital The Salzburg Recital Quick View

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    The Salzburg Recital

    W. A. MOZART

    Piano Sonatas KV 280 · KV 332


    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

    24 PrÉludes op. 28

    2 Mazurkas op. 68 No. 2 · op. 63 No. 3


    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

    2 Poèmes op. 69


    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

    Les Sauvages


    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

    Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639

    LP 1
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.2 In F, K.280
    1. Allegro assai 7:42
    2. Adagio 9:52
    3. Presto 4:16
    Grigory Sokolov


    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
    Piano Sonata No.12 In F, K.332
    1. Allegro 10:31
    2. Adagio 5:42
    3. Allegro assai 10:50
    Grigory Sokolov


    LP2
    Side 1: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    1. In C Major 0:53
    2. In A Minor 2:29
    3. In G Major 0:58
    4. In E Minor 2:21
    5. In D Major 0:34
    6. In B Minor 2:21
    7. In A Major 0:45
    8. In F Sharp Minor 1:56
    9. In E Major 1:23
    10. In C Sharp Minor 0:41
    11. In B Major 0:57
    12. In G Sharp Minor 1:16
    13. In F Sharp Major 3:51
    14. In E Flat Minor 0:39
    15. In D Flat Major (Raindrop) 7:11
    Grigory Sokolov


    Side 2: The Salzburg Recital


    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    24 PrÉludes, Op.28
    16. In B Flat Minor 1:05
    17. In A Flat Major 3:45
    18. In F Minor 1:07
    19. In E Flat Major 1:16
    20. In C Minor 1:45
    21. In B Flat Major 2:27
    22. In G Minor 1:01
    23. In F Major 1:06
    24. In D Minor 2:59
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    10. Poème, Op.69 No.1 2:06
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    11. Mazurka In A Minor, Op.68 No.2 3:47
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
    12. Poème, Op.69 No.2 1:35
    FrÉdÉric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
    13. Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op.63 No.3 2:43
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
    Premier Livre de pieces de clavecin
    Suite In G Minor-Major (1728)
    14. Les Sauvages 1:45
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    15. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

    Grigory Sokolov
    $22.99
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  • The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner)

    The harpsichord, sometimes disrespectfully referred to as a plucked instrument with keys, left its stamp on the musical language of the Baroque as no other. Whether employed as a continuous bass to accompany delicate chamber music, or heard in heady open-air concerts, or just as a solo instrument, its bright sound, rich in overtones, was highly esteemed by all important composers and musicians of the era. Due to the construction of the instrument it is not possible to play with a differentiated volume of sound, so performers made a virtue of necessity in that they concentrated upon lively phrasing and a well-considered choice of register.



    In the present recording Rafael Puyana plays a two-manual Pleyel harpsichord and interprets a wide and varied range of European keyboard works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Along with compositions by Louis Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti's, both of whom had a great influence on style in their day, this compilation has at its heart works by the English composers John Bull, William Byrd and Peter Philips, which are taken from the most famous collection of all Baroque compositions, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Short notes on the back cover provide useful information on the works' historical context.



    Musicians:



    • Besard, Couperin, Francisque, Scarlatti, Freixanet, Bach, Bull, Byrd, Philips, Peerson, and AlbÉniz - Rafael Puyana (harpischord)




    Recording: April and May 1962 at Ballroom Studio A of Fine Recording, New York City, by C. Robert Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Branle Gay
    2. Tombeau de M. de Blancrocher
    3. Branle de Montirande
    4. Sonata in E Major, K. 381
    5. Sonata in A Major
    6. Concerto in D Minor, after Alessandro Marcello
    7. Les Buffons
    8. La Volta
    9. Pavana Dolorosa-Galiarda Dolorosa
    10. My Lady Carey's Dompe
    11. The Primrose-The Fall of the Leafe
    12. The King's Hunt
    13. Sinata In D Major
    Rafael Puyana
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on BACH; Variations on Weinen Klagen Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on BACH; Variations on Weinen Klagen Quick View

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    Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on BACH; Variations on Weinen Klagen

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Decca celebrates pianist Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements - and 85th Birthday - by presenting four iconic solo albums from the analogue era on 180gm heavyweight vinyl pressed at optimal GmbH. Each vinyl release has been lovingly mastered from the original analogue tapes. This release features keyboard works by Liszt including the Fantasia and Fugue on BACH and the Variations on Weinen Klagen.

    1.Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen - Variations on Bach's Cantata, S.179, 2.No.4 - PensÉe des morts
    2.Fantasia and Fugue on the Theme B.A.C.H., S.529, 2.No.3 - BÉnÉdiction de Dieu dans la solitude
    Alfred Brendel
    $25.99
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  • Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue Quick View

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    Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Decca celebrates pianist Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements - and 85th Birthday - by presenting four iconic solo albums from the analogue era on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl pressed at optimal GmbH. Each vinyl release has been lovingly mastered from the original analogue tapes. This all-Bach release includes recordings of the Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue as well as a selection of shorter keyboard works.

    1. Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
    2. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
    3. Prelude (Fantasy) in A Minor, BWV 922
    4. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
    5. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
    6. Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904
    Alfred Brendel
    $25.99
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  • Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert

    A win at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965, at age 24, officially put Martha Argerich on the musical map. An exciting and mercurial artist, Argerich has recorded extensively throughout a career that has encompassed works by Bach through Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and Bartók among others.



    Here, the multiple Grammy-winner and 2012 Gramophone Hall of Fame inducted Argentinian pianist performs Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23 with accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Charles Dutoit. "The very fine sound of the horns right at the start augurs well and the wonderful weight and quality of Martha Argerich's opening if chords suggest that at any rate one need have no worries about the quality of this recording...The present record is really superb. So is Argerich, giving a performance of great range and of much subtlety...Praise must go, too, to the conductor, Dutoit who accompanies excellently and with notably good phrasing." - Gramophone/1971


    Musicians:


    Chaikovsky (composer)

    Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Martha Argerich (piano)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


    1. 1st Movement: Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Meastoso - Allegro Con Spirito
    2. 2nd Movement: Andantino Semplice - Prestissimo
    3. 3rd Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco
    Martha Argerich
    $44.99
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    The Bach Keyboard Concertos (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    The attempts that have been made to describe Glenn Gould's complex personality are endless in number, as are his surprising and often eccentric interpretations. Whether he is considered to be a sensitive maniac, neurotic individualist or uncompromising genius - Gould polarises, provokes and fascinates us long after his death in 1982. As early as 1964 the Canadian pianist ceased to give concerts, since he found appearing before an audience completely unacceptable and preferred to concentrate on studio recordings.



    Way in front of composers of the Viennese Classical era, which he did not take particularly seriously - although his performances keenly reflect Beethoven's rhythmicity - comes his personal deity: Bach. Gould's notorious strictness gives form to the minutest of figure in the score. He weaves his way through Bach's music and thereby articulates its tightly knit and multi-facetted depths. No lecturing keyboard proponent this, but a creative co-composer who imbues the spirit of the music with life and sonority. Upon the release in 1980 of the 80th Birthday Edition with its wealth of visual and tonal material, the music journalist Werner Theurich wrote that »no one had ever played more raptly, or more intensively. That Gould's performances are nothing but heavenly can be seen and felt. The rest is pure music.«




    Recording: April 1957, May 1967 and February 1969 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, by Fred Plaut

    Production: Andrew Kazdin




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    The Bach Keyboard Concertos J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1-5 and 7
    L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Glenn Gould, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Golschmann and Leonard Bernstein
    Glenn Gould
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    Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad Don't Smoke in Bed. The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features Good King Wenceslas as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in Love Me or Leave Me with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.


    It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. My Baby Just Cares for Me has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's Good Bait, which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. You'll Never Walk Alone feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of I Loves You, Porgy, which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own Central Park Blues is one of the finest jazz tunes here.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Jimmy Bond (bass)

    • Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)



    Recording: 1957



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
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    In My Solitude: Live In Concert At Grace Cathedral

    Import

    Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the Jazz world's most promising new and established artists.


    Branford Marsalis is one of the few illustrious Jazz artists who have performed at Grace Cathedral since Duke Ellington helped consecrate the cathedral in 1965 with his Concert of Sacred Music. Marsalis gave a performance of both composed and improvised music. He played a solo work written for oboe by C.P.E. Bach, solo saxophone pieces by Steve Lacy and Ryo Noda, and a beautiful version of Hoagy Carmichaels 'Stardust'. All of these pieces are connected by improvisations from Branford, which keep the music of various genres flowing and hold the album together.


    Leader of one of the finest jazz Quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with orchestras around the world.

    1. Stardust
    2. Improvisation No. 1
    3. Sonata In A Minor For Oboe Solo Wq. 132: I Poco Adagio
    4. The Moment I Recall Your Face
    5. Improvisation No. 2
    6. Mai Op. 7
    7. Improvisation No. 3
    8. Blues For One
    9. I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together
    Branford Marsalis Quartet
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    Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982 (Awaiting Repress)

    Numbered, Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    5 LP Box Set


    Original LP Front And Back Covers


    16-Page Leaflet, With Introduction On Archiv, And Facsimiles Of The Inner Pages Of The Original Archiv Gatefold LPs


    Archiv Produktion: Classical Recordings 1956-1982 features:



    • Helmut Walcha playing famous Bach organ works one of Archivs first stereo recordings

    • Karl Richter early recordings of two joyous Bach cantatas, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51 and the wedding cantata Weichet nur, betrÜbte Schatten BWV 202

    • Nikolaus Harnoncourts Court Music by Muffat and Biber with Concentus Musicus Wien one of only two recordings he made on Archiv

    • Reinhard Goebel and Music Antiqua Kolns classic French Baroque programme, Le Parnasse Francais

    • Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert with Handel Concerti Grossi op. 6 nos. 9 12: an LP to die for, with the clarity and airiness of its recording, and the rhythm and feeling of its performances

    LP 1
    1. Toccata - Helmut Walcha
    2. Fugue - Helmut Walcha
    3. 1. Vivace - Helmut Walcha
    4. 2. Lento - Helmut Walcha
    5. 3. Allegro - Helmut Walchav
    6. 1. Prelude - Helmut Walcha
    7. 2. Fugue - Helmut Walcha
    8. 1. (Allegro Moderato) - Helmut Walcha
    9. 2. Adagio - Helmut Walcha
    10. 3. Allegro - Helmut Walchav


    LP 2
    1. Aria: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    2. Recitativo: Wir Beten Zu Dem Tempel An - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    3. Aria: Höchster, Höchster Mache Deine GÜte Ferner Alle Morgen Neu - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    4. Chorale: Sei Lob Und Preis Mit Ehren - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    5. 1. Adagio: Weichet Nur, BetrÜbte Schatten - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Hedwig Bilgramv
    6. 2. Recit: Die Welt Wird Wieder Neu - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    7. 3. Aria: Phöbus Eilt Mit Schnellen Pferden - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    8. 4. Recit: D'rum Sucht Auch Amor Sein VergnÜgen - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    9. 5. Aria: Wenn Die FrÜhlingslÜfte Streichen - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    10. 6. Recit: Und Dieses Ist Das GlÜcke - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Hedwig Bilgram
    11. 7. Aria: Sich Üben Im Lieben - Maria Stader, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    12. 8. Recit: So Sei Das Band Der Keuschen Liebe - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter
    13. 9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit - Maria Stader, Hedwig Bilgram, MÜnchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter


    LP 3
    1. Ouverture - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    2. Les Courtisans - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    3. Rondeau - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    4. Les Gendarmes - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    5. Les Bossus - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    6. Gavotte - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    7. Sarabande Pour Le GÉnie de L'amitiÉ - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    8. Gigue - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    9. Menuet - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    10. 1. Sonata. Grave - Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    11. 2. Ballo. Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    12. 3. Grave - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    13. 4. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    14. 5. Giga - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    15. Sonata (Adagio-Presto) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    16. Die Pauern Kirchfahrt - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    17. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    18. 1. (Allegro Non Troppo) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    19. 2. (Poco Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    20. 3. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    21. 4. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    22. 5. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    23. 6. (Poco Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    24. 7. (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    25. 8. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    26. 9. (Allegro) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    27. 1. Allegro - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    28. 2. (Presto) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    29. 3. Presto - Adagio - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    30. Sonata - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    31. Die Liderliche Gesellschaft Von Allerley Humor - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    32. Presto - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    33. Der Mars - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    34. Presto - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    35. Aria - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    36. Die Schlacht - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    37. Lamento Der Verwundten Musquetirer (Adagio) - Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt


    LP 4
    1. La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève Du Mont de Paris - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    2. 1. Lentement / Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    3. 2. Vive / MarquÉ / Gay - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    4. 3. Lentement / Doux / RÉcit / Grave - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    5. 4. Doux / RÉcit / Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    6. 5. Lentement / Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    7. 1. Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    8. 2. Gayment - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    9. 3. Air (Tendrement) - Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    10. 4. LÉgèrement - Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Henk Bouman, Reinhard Goebel
    11. 1. Un Peu Grave - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    12. 2. LÉgèrement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    13. 3. Un Peu Gay - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    14. 4. Sarabande - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    15. 5. TRÈS Vivement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    16. 6. Gravement - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel
    17. 7. Gigue - Musica Antiqua KÖLN, Reinhard Goebel


    LP 5
    1. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    3. Larghetto - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    4. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    5. Menuet - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    6. Gigue - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    7. 1. Ouverture - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    8. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    9. 3. Air (Lento) - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    10. 4. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    11. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    12. 1. Andante Larghetto, E Staccato - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    13. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    14. 3. Largo, E Staccato - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    15. 4. Andante - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    16. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    17. 1. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    18. 2. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    19. 3. Larghetto, E Piano - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    20. 4. Largo - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert
    21. 5. Allegro - Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Anthony Pleeth, Robert Woolley, Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert

    Various Artists
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  • Bach: Five Concertos for Harpsichord Bach: Five Concertos for Harpsichord Quick View

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    Bach: Five Concertos for Harpsichord

    " Rondeau is one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage these days. Affectation and ostentation are not part of his makeup and, once seated at the instrument, he and the harpsichord become one." -The Washington Post


    Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as "one of the great dynasties of western music". Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach's world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.


    Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as "daunting like a mighty mountain", but at the same time feels that "his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us."

    1. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro
    2. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: II. Adagio
    3. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: III. Allegro
    4. Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): I. Allegro di molto
    5. Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): II. Andante
    6. Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): III. Prestissimo
    Jean Rondeau
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    Horowitz At Carnegie Hall

    The musical rest is defined as being a pause during which no sound is heard until the next tone is sounded. And the same goes for a musician who makes a long pause, which is then ended by thundering applause from an enraptured audience. This is exactly what happened on 9 May 1965, the day on which Vladimir Horowitz stepped onto the stage at Carnegie Hall after an absence of 12 years.
    As so often, the maestro ignored all types of works from Viennese Classicism, and certainly no one missed them. Busoni's arrangement of Bach's Toccata in C major, BWV 564 is precise, has enormous presence and is yet impressively transparent; Schumann's Fantasy op. 17 is emotional, at times breathless and charming; Horowitz captures the spirit of Scriabin and Chopin with virtuosity and heartfelt emotion, allowing the works to waft over the audience.
    As a finale to this celebrated comeback, Horowitz performs a delightfully light and fresh rendering of Moszkowski's Etude in A major, op. 27, and brings the evening to a peaceful end with Schumann's unique TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). In this live recording of just one of several comebacks, the discerning listener will notice the tension and nervousness at this literally high-temperature event - the noisy air-conditioning had been shut at the request of the recording engineers.




    Musicians:



    • Vladimir Horowitz (piano)



    Recording: May 1965 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Fred Plaut
    Production: Thomas Frost



    1. J.S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Organ Toccata in C major
    2. Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15
    3. Alexandr Scriabin: Poem in F-sharp major, Op. 32, No. 1; Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    4. Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Etude in F major, Op. 10, No. 8; Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
    5. Claude Debussy: Serenade For the Doll (from Children's Corner)
    Vladimir Horowitz
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    6 & 12 String Guitar

    The release of this truly iconic album virtually launched Leo Kottke out beyond the St. Paul-Minneapolis confines where he had been ensconced as a local phenom. By jumping on board John Fahey's burgeoning Takoma label, Kottke's guitar wizardry (especially finger-picking a 12-string, usually reserved as rhythm accompaniment) gave other guitarists far and wide, second thoughts. Throw in some sassy slide work on both 6 & 12 String Guitar and you'll know why this particular record is commonly referred to as an Intro to Guitar 101. With twelve original compositions plus a few by J.S. Bach, Kottke's blues, folk, country and classical channelings dictate both his playful and reflective approach on each. Highlights include blazing picking techniques on Busted Bicycle and Vaseline Machine Gun with some muscular bottleneck slide work on The Sailor's Grave On The Prairie.

    1. The Driving Of The Year Nail
    2. The Last Of The Arkansas Greyhounds
    3. Ojo
    4. Crow River Waltz
    5. The Sailor's Grave On The Prairie
    6. Vaseline Machine Gun
    7. Jack Fig
    8. Watermelon
    9. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
    10. The Fisherman
    11. The Tennessee Toad
    12. Busted Bicycle
    13. The Brain Of The Purple Mountain
    14. Coolidge Rising
    Leo Kottke
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    Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 30 in E major op. 109, No. 31 in A-flat major op. 110, No. 32 in C minor op. 111


    Myths abound when it comes to the late works of important composers. It is debatable as to whether this is due to their timelessness, or their often extensive form, which makes great demands on the listener, or simply the supreme skill with regard to the composer's own musical language, which is demonstrated in mature works. It is commonly understood that a performer of late works should treat them with due respect and possess an exceptional command of his instrument. But not so with Glenn Gould, who at the tender age of 23, shortly after his recording debut for the Columbia label of Bach's Goldberg Variations, dared to perform Beethoven's last three Piano Sonatas.


    Gould, as always analytical, yet supremely flowing, carves out the tightly-knit contrapuntal structure of the fast movements. The slow movements are finely perceived though free of contemplative sentiment and waft gently through the air, here somewhat drily dabbed at, then again singing and full of round, melodious piano sound. Bar for bar it is noticeable that the young Gould knows exactly what he is doing and with whom he is dealing. Here in the hands of this young maestro Beethoven's spirit is certainly compelling and intoxicating.

    Musicians:



    • Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

    • Glenn Gould (piano)




    Recording: June 1956 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, by Fred Plaut in mono

    Production: Howard H. Scott




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Sonata No. 30 In E Major, Op. 109 - Vivace, Ma Non Troppo, Sempre Legato
    2. Sonata No. 30 In E Major, Op. 109 - Prestissimo
    3. Sonata No. 30 In E Major, Op. 109 - Andante Molto Cantabile Ed Espressivo; Variations I-VI
    4. Sonata No. 31 In A-Flat Major, Op. 110 - Moderato Cantabile Molto Espressivo
    5. Sonata No. 31 In A-Flat Major, Op. 110 - Allegro Molto
    6. Sonata No. 31 In A-Flat Major, Op. 110 - Adagio No Non Troppo (Beginning)
    7. Sonata No. 31 In A-Flat Major, Op. 110 - Fuga (Conclusion)
    8. Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111 - Maestoso; Allegro Con Brio Ed Appassionato
    9. Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111 - Arietta (Adagio Molto Semplice E Cantabile)
    Glenn Gould
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    Tabula Rasa

    The Berlin based Estonian Arvo PÄrt is one of the most important composers of the post-war era. His postmodern style is equally inspired by traditional as by new methods and has earned him the reputation of being a visionary.


    Tabula Rasa stands as one of his most widely-performed compositions, as well as a fine example of his mature style. At once reverent, bleak and timeless, rich with otherwordly harmonies, Tabula Rasa aptly displays exactly why Arvo PÄrt is regarded as one of the most exceptional composers of the late 20th century.


    This 2LP set from Vinyl Passion includes: Tabula Rasa - Concerto for 2 Violins, Prepared Piano and String Orchestra (1971); Symphony No. 1 'Poliphonic' (1964); Collage On The Theme B-A-C-H (1964); and Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. To Mstislav Rostropovich (1966).

    LP1:
    Tabula Rasa: Concerto for 2 Violins, Prepared Piano and String Orchestra (1971)
    1. Ludus
    2. Silentium


    LP2
    Symphony No. 1 'Poliphonic' (1964)
    1. Kanons
    2. Prelude and Fugue
    Collage On The Theme B-A-C-H (1964)
    3. Toccata
    4. Sarabande
    5. Ricercar
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. To Mstislav Rostropovich (1966)
    6. Maestoso
    7. Largo
    8. Allegro

    Arvo Part
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    Bach & Schumann

    Their programme comprises Bach (Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017, whose lilting opening movement became the sublime 'Erbarme dich' from St Matthew Passion), Brahms (Sonatensatz in C minor, Op. posth.) and Schumann (FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73 and the Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105). "Working with Martha was a unique experience for me," Itzhak Perlman has said Her brilliance and the colours she uses when she plays are recognisable as soon as you hear them: it's her - nobody else sounds like that I am so excited that we were actually able to record together again." Martha Argerich is no less enthusiastic in her praise of her duo partner: "I feel so stimulated to play with Itzhak, it's really a feast - fantastic! It's a very special relationship, I am completely enchanted. it's like having a conversation You get inspired by what you hear at a particular moment. There is an interplay, a lot of things happen - it has spontaneity!"
    1. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
    2. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: II. Allegretto
    3. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: III. Lebhaft
    4. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
    5. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
    6. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer
    7. Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth. FAE Sonata: Scherzo
    8. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano. Largo
    9. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro
    10. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio
    11. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro
    Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman
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    Englewood Cliffs Sessions

    In legendary Jazz producer Rudy Van Gelder's studio's Englewood Cliff Sessions came to life; a Souljazz album by Dutch Jazz organist Rob Mostert.


    It's a truly buzzing album, too; Influenced by great artists such as Jimmy Smith, Jimy McCriff, J.S. Bach, en Herbie Hancock and inspired by his surroundings, Rob recorded an album with Rudy that howls, moans, and swings like no other.


    All the great music that was recorded there for labels such as Blue Note, Verve! and CTI seeped out of the walls and immersed Rob in a Smooth jazz esthetic.
    Beautiful Hammond Souljazz, now also available on vinyl!


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gatefold sleeve

    Includes one bonus track Blues DeLuxe

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder (Blue Note Records)

    LP1
    Side A


    The D.O.G.
    Killer Bee
    Organic Moves


    Side B


    All I Need
    Hey Jop
    Song For My Daddy
    Sales Call


    LP2
    Side A


    Groove Control
    You Sexy Thang
    Back At The Chicken Shack


    Side B


    BluesDeLuxe
    Summertime
    Black Coffee
    J's Blues (Song For Julian)

    Rob Mostert
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    The Conny Plank Session

    Duke Ellington's musical works are seemingly well documented; the likelihood of finding a good,unreleased Duke Ellington recording is slight at best.When Grönland Records called and told me they had found exactly that in Conny Plank's estate and asked me if I wanted to give it a listen, I felt pretty honored, and excited. The music of Duke Ellington is - in my worldview - to jazz what Bach's oeuvre is to classical music: THE great benchmark, or - to raise it up onto an even higher pedestal - the Old Testament, the alpha and omega. With both Bach and Ellington, you can sit down at a piano simply to go through it building chords and something great always happens. This music is so rich, and it is virtually indestructible.
    1. Alerado (take 1)
    2. Alerado (take 2)
    3. Alerado (take 3)
    4. Afrique (take1)
    5. Afrique (take 2)
    6. Afrique (take 3 / vocal version)
    Duke Ellington
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    Plays Bach No. 1

    Import


    180 Gram Vinyl


    Direct Metal Mastering

    1. Prelude No.1 in C Major
    2. Fugue No.1 in C Major
    3. Prelude No.2 in C Minor
    4. Fugue No.2 in C Minor
    5. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
    6. Prelude No.8 in E Flat Minor
    7. Prelude No.5 in D Major
    8. Fugue No.5 in D Major
    Jacques Loussier
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