Sinfonias

Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera - Alessandro Stradella: Complete String Sinfonias (2015)

Ensemble Arte Musica, Francesco Cera - Alessandro Stradella: Complete String Sinfonias (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:23 | 460 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95142

Theatrical chamber music might appear to be a contradiction in terms, but the unlikely idea is fulfilled by these sparkling, highly wrought trio sonatas. For despite their title, that is what they are: most composers of the 18th century may have used the sonata designation for this form, but Alessandro Stradella employed at least several of these works as preludes or overtures to his dramatic and sacred works such as the oratorio Susanna (already recorded on Brilliant Classics, BC94345).
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Thomas Ragossnig - Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Thomas Ragossnig - Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:59 min | 1.10 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Solo Musica | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Harpsichordist Thomas Ragossnig devotes this recording to Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias, delivered in an altered order from the typical ascending scale arrangement. Ragossnig presents his musically more meaningful and attractive sequence on this album for the first time, mixing the Inventions and Sinfonias in the same key and performing them in groups of two or four. The result is an exciting programme that provides an opportunity to linger longer in each key, as in a Baroque suite. Ragossnig zestfully interprets the various musical affections in these miniatures, so that these complex works function as a meaningful and stimulating cycle and not only as contrapuntal references.
Concerto Köln - Sinfonias espanolas: Arriaga, Pons, Moreno, Nono (1993)

Concerto Köln - Sinfonias espanolas: Arriaga, Pons, Moreno, Nono (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:43 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | Catalog: 10488

Two of the works on this CD follow the 4 movement Classical era format while the other two show the decided influence of the Italian overture. The Spanish royal court and wealthy noblemen imported a generation of Italian musicians including Domenico Scalatti, Gaetano Brunetti and Luigi Bocherini. These composers inspired the local talent, and this disc highlights the results.
Orquesta de Cordoba, Jose Luis Temes - Ramón Garay: Las 10 sinfonias (2010)

Orquesta de Cordoba, Jose Luis Temes - Ramón Garay: Las 10 sinfonias (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:21:12 | 1,05 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Verso | Catalog: VRS2099

This recording is an important contribution to the understanding of the history of the symphony in Spain and gives us the opportunity to experience this beautiful music. The Córdoba Orchestra has been planning to record these works for several years and the symphonies have been rigorously transcribed.
Karin Kei Nagano - J.S. Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801 (2017)

Karin Kei Nagano - J.S. Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:03 min | 124 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Ever since Johann Sebastian Bach wrote this collection of short works for his children and students as a means for mastering fundamental keyboard technique, his “Inventionen and Sinfonien” have remained a basis for keyboard pedagogical practice. In my own case, my piano teacher introduced me to Bach’s “Inventionen and Sinfonien” when my fingers could not even reach an octave. I remember making big arm gestures to reach the intervals that were too broad for my hands. My feet would dangle somewhere in the space between the bench and the pedals. Since that early encounter, these pieces have been a fundamental part of my repertoire and have accompanied my whole musical journey.

Thomas Ragossnig - Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at June 25, 2016
Thomas Ragossnig - Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (2016)

Thomas Ragossnig - Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:51:59 | 120 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Solo Musica

Why a recording of Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias in altered order? The 1723 fair copy of both the Inventions and the Sinfonias has the keys ordered according to the ascending scale (C major / C minor; D major / D minor etc.). There is however no compelling reason to perform them that way; there are musically more meaningful and attractive sequences. Thomas Ragossnig presents one of them on this CD for the first time. He mixes the Inventions and Sinfonias in the same key and performs them in groups of two or four.
Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)

Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:36 | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
C.F. Abel: Ouvertures Sinfonias -- Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht [RE-UP]

Karl Friedrich Abel: Ouvertures Sinfonias – Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans (pdf) | 1CD | 341 MB
Classical: Classicism | Vanguard Classics 99703 | 1994

Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias - Simone Dinnerstein (2014)  

Posted by peotuvave at June 13, 2014
Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias - Simone Dinnerstein (2014)

Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias - Simone Dinnerstein (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 169 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 300910

Simone Dinnerstein has been described as “a throwback to such high priestesses of music as Wanda Landowska and Myra Hess” by Slate magazine and praised by TIME for her “arresting freshness and subtlety”. The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007, it ranked No. 1 on the US Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many ‘Best of 2007’ lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Her follow-up album, The Berlin Concert, also gained the No. 1 spot on the Chart.