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Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.
Wieland Kuijken, Piet Kuijken - Bach: 6 Suites a Violoncello solo; Sonate a Cembalo e Viola da Gamba (2015)

Wieland Kuijken, Piet Kuijken - Bach: 6 Suites a Violoncello solo; Sonate a Cembalo e Viola da Gamba (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 970 Mb | Total time: 73:00+60:11+77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 383 | Recorded: 2001, 2002

Bach aficionados will be delighted to find again Wieland Kuijken in this reference album coupling the Cello Suites and Gamba Sonatas (with his son Piet), originally released in 2004 and shortly afterwards out of print. As Wieland Kuijken confesses in his interesting text, he laboured over the Cello Suites with his instrument (credited to Andrea Amati) for 30 years before eventually deciding that his interpretation was ready for this compelling recording: ‘Today more than ever, I think it is a whole lifetime that one puts into these works, regardless of whatever one might say, whatever one might know.’
Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo777451-2 | Time: 01:06:00

Over the years I have heard many recordings of music written for the Imperial court in Vienna. That’s no wonder: Vienna was a centre of music-making in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries some of the best musicians and composers were in the service of the Habsburg emperors. Most of the recordings concentrate on music for violins or voice. This disc is different in that it presents music for viol consort. That’s all the more interesting, as it is often thought that in the 17th century consort music was only written in France and England. It is quite surprising that this kind of music was also written in Austria. Most musicians in the service of the Imperial court were from Italy, where the viol consort had gone out of fashion since the first quarter of the 17th century. The fact that Italian composers wrote music for viol consort was due to the personal preferences of the emperors, Ferdinand III and Leopold I, who also wrote some music for this kind of ensemble themselves.
Ibrahim Aziz - Risonanze: Music for viola da gamba (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ibrahim Aziz - Risonanze: Music for viola da gamba (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:21 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

”Risonanze” is the debut solo album of London-based viola da gamba player Ibrahim Aziz. Aziz is considered to be one of the greatest performers of the instrument of his generation. This recording is a performance of immense expression, expertly delivered on a viol made by English string maker Barak Norman in 1712 and which features the premiere recordings of three works.

Ibrahim Aziz - Risonanze: Music for viola da gamba (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 4, 2019
Ibrahim Aziz - Risonanze: Music for viola da gamba (2019)

Ibrahim Aziz - Risonanze: Music for viola da gamba (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:34
Classical | Label: First Hand Records

”Risonanze” is the debut solo album of London-based viola da gamba player Ibrahim Aziz. Aziz is considered to be one of the greatest performers of the instrument of his generation. This recording is a performance of immense expression, expertly delivered on a viol made by English string maker Barak Norman in 1712 and which features the premiere recordings of three works.

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.3 (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 1, 2019
VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.3 (2019)

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.3 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 08:31:11 | 2,78 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

This volume 3 contains Viola da Gamba Edition.

The Viola da Gamba  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at May 8, 2019
The Viola da Gamba

The Viola da Gamba by Bettina Hoffmann
2018 | ISBN: 1138240230 | English | 406 pages | PDF | 11 MB

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.1 (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 1, 2019
VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.1 (2019)

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.1 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 5:41:42 | 1,71 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

This volume one contains Viola da Gamba Edition.

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.2 (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 1, 2019
VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.2 (2019)

VA - Viola da Gamba Edition Vol.2 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 06:35:54 | 2,11 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

This volume two contains Viola da Gamba Edition.
BBC Philharmonic & Rumon Gamba - Gerard Schurmann: Film Music (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Philharmonic & Rumon Gamba - Gerard Schurmann: Film Music (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:13 minutes | 1.31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Born in 1924 in the then Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Gerard Schurmann grew up in England, and after serving in the Royal Air Force during the war, combined his career as a concert pianist with a diplomatic role as Cultural Attache at the Netherlands Embassy. On the recommendation of Alan Rawsthorne, Ealing Studios commissioned Schurmann for the score for the Jack Hawkins police drama ‘The Long Arm’ (released as ‘The Third Key’ in the US). More commissions followed, initially from the burgeoning British 1950s horror scene (represented here by Konga and Horrors of the Black Museum and then from mainstream cinema.