Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks, digital booklet - 554 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 294 MB | 02:06:02
Classical, Opera | Label: Accentus (Harmonia Mundi) | Release Year: 2016

Never was there a more complete triumph – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art.” This was the response of the critic in the London Times to the wildly successful premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elias in 1846. Hans-Christoph Rademann began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir with this groundbreaking oratorio. After eight productive and successful years, his final concert in July 2015 also featured the work. It was a “Farewell Performance with Furor” (Der Tagesspiegel), not least because of the impressive performers involved: the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the soloists Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt, and Thomas Oliemans.
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:48:34
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902216

You might think that Handel's Water Music, HWV 348-350, arguably the most familiar piece of Baroque music (the Four Seasons of Vivaldi can give it a run for its money, but its popularity is more recent), has received every possible interpretation. And you would be wrong, as the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have shown in this Harmonia Mundi release, precisely recorded in Berlin's Teldex studio. You get a steady parade of innovations here, marked overall by, but not in the least restricted to, blisteringly fast tempos that turn the horn-dominated movements into tests of virtuosity. Unexpected dynamic contrasts and the unusual rhythmic treatment of the "Overture" to the Suite No. 1 (sample track one) are other novelties, but this veteran group is not out for shock value. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin operate without a conductor, and their coordination in these crisp prestos is worth the price of admission in itself. Their ability to act as one in really unusual shapings of each individual movement is remarkable, and the treacherous horn parts are near perfection in the hands of Erwin Wieringa and Miroslav Rovenský.
Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin - Adagios and Fugues: W.A. Mozart after J.S. Bach (2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin - Adagios and Fugues: W.A. Mozart after J.S. Bach (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:16 minutes | 1022 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: Harmonia Mundi/Qoobuzzz | Digital Booklet

Early in the 1780s, Mozart began attending soirees at the home of music patron Baron van Swieten, who owned an extensive collection of Bach and Handel manuscripts. Mozart began copying Bach’s fugues for his own studies and made arrangements of Handel oratorios for performance — both would provide much of the stimulus for the counterpoint in several of his latest works. This CD gives a glimpse, though only a narrow one, into Mozart’s Bach studies.
Rebel - Les éléments / Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni (Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Midori Seiler)

Rebel - Les éléments / Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni (Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Midori Seiler)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | MPEG-2 | PCM Stereo; DTS, 6 ch | 78 min | 6.42 GB, DVD9
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Released: 2009 | Label: Harmonia Mundi
Bach - Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902064)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 394 MB | Full Artwork; 125 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902064 | Country/Year: France 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Bach's unfinished Art of Fugue, published for still-debated reasons in open score, has been performed and recorded in dozens of different instrumental versions. But this one, by the veteran Akademie für alte Musik, founded in the former East Berlin, is unique; few others have differentiated the fugues by instrumental forces deployed, and perhaps in none has the overall effect been quite so kaleidoscopic as this one. (…) The sound engineering, a product of Berlin's Teldex Studio, is a major strong point." ~allmusic

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at May 24, 2016
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Handel: Water Music (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:48:22 | 111 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Handel's Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites. It was premiered on July 17, 1717 after King George I requested a concert on the river Thames. This timeless collection is brought to life by Baroque specialists the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, whose critical achievements include a GRAMMY Award, a Diapason d'Or, the Cannes Classical Award, a Gramophone Award, an Edison Award and a German Record Critics' Award.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion) (2016) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 106:12 min | 1.88 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.
Telemann - Maurice Steger / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Suites & Concerto For Recorder & Orchestra (2006) {Repost}

Georg Philipp Telemann - Blockflöten-Werke / Suites & Concerto For Recorder & Orchestra
Maurice Steger / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 340 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi S.A. # HMC 901917 | Country/Year: Europe 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Harmonia Mundi's impeccable engineering provides the finishing touch on a disc that must count as one of the most amazing and enjoyable baroque recitals of this or any other year.
C.P.E. Bach - Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Symphonies & Concertos (2001,  ReIssue 2008)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Symphonies & Concertos
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 398 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi "Gold" # HMG 501711 | Country/Year: France 2008, 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical

…The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin scores a triumph with these fresh, powerful, and ever-stylish performances that even long-time connoisseurs shouldn’t be without. And if you’re new to C.P.E., you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Bach J.S. - Orchestral Suites (Alte Musik) (2008)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 22, 2010
Bach J.S. - Orchestral Suites (Alte Musik) (2008)

Bach J.S. - Orchestral Suites - Alte Musik (2008)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 452 MB | CD1:74’58, CD1:22’56
EAC Rip | Classical/Symphonies | Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr. | FServe/FSonic

The circumstances that moved Bach to relinquish his position as Kapellmeister in the placid town of Cothen in 1723 and to assume the succession of Johann Kuhnau as Cantor of St. Thomas's in Leipzig are, like so many factors in his biography, not easy to explain. Was it out of concern that, as a court musician, he would be obliged to neglect one of his most outstanding gifts as a virtuosic organist? was it because of his princely employer's gradual loss of interest in music in general and in his small, but exquisite court orchestra in particular? Or was it the gruelling religious conflict, a never ending source of agitation at the residence, where the conversion to Calvinism was a rather half-hearted affair and which posed a growing threat to the freedom of Bach's artistic activities? Question upon question. The fact that Bach's professional dreams were by no means to be fulfilled as Cantor in Leipzig, either, is amply documented: in an endless epistolary feud about what seem to be no more than ludicrously trivial vexations, but which none the less aggravated the burden of the virtually superhuman catalogue of his duties, he was constantly at loggerheads with his superiors.