Three Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 374 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 920411

Fifteen years after his recording of Bach’s three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (on hm, with Rinaldo Alessandrini), Paolo Pandolfo returns to this repertoire a new approach: the fruit of active and concentrated years of consideration, study and research into the inherent possibilities of his instrument. Given the basic differing natures of these two instruments, the performance of these works very often turns – in Pandolfo’s words – into a “musical argument”, rather than what is demanded by the music’s essential nature: a “musical conversation” in which the score achieves “transparency and eloquence”.
Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord Nikolaus Harnoncourt Herbert tachezi

Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord Nikolaus Harnoncourt Herbert tachezi
Classical | Wav cue no log | full scan HR | Teldec 1996 335MB | 52'59"

A rare production of Nikolaus Harnoncourt playing viola da gamba, after a 1969 analogic recording
Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas with Viola da Gamba (2015)

Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:16:19 | 724 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This set contains the complete works by Telemann in which the Viola da Gamba (or viol) has a prominent and soloistic role. The Viola da Gamba may be described as the predecessor of the modern Violoncello, and in its time it was a popular instrument much in use in instrumental music and as part of the Basso Continuo. Its slightly more modest volume compared with the cello is more than compensated by its specific timbre, with its vocal and sometimes melancholic qualities.
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) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.
Bagpipes from Hell - Music for viola da gamba, lyra-viol, lute and ceterone

Bagpipes from Hell - Music for viola da gamba, lyra-viol, lute and ceterone
Marais - Forqueray - Weiss - Simpson - Robinson - Sainte-Colombe - Anon.

Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 259 MB | RS
Recorded: 19-22 June 1999, Villa Medici-Giulini, Briosco, Italy
Released: 2000 | Label: Winter & Winter 250-910-050-2 | TT: 57:45

Vittorio Ghielmi - viola da gamba, lyra-viol | Luca Pianca - lute

For starters, there are no bagpipes on this weird and wonderful mix of 17th- and 18th-century music arranged for lute, ceterone, viola da gamba, and lyra viol. But the playing by Vittorio Ghielmi and Luca Pianca (founder of the Giardino Armonico ensemble) on Bagpipes from Hell will have you fooled that something wheezy is at work here. It's an odd mix of dances, including jigs, and folk-inspired numbers […] that somehow blends the droning elements of bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy with the intricate delicacy of baroque composition […] and the playing throughout is intense and exquisitely recorded. (Jason Verlinde)
Johannes Schenck - "Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte": Works for Viola da Gamba - Lorenz Duftschmid

Johannes Schenck - "Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte": Works for Viola da Gamba
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 368 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: Feb. 1999, Schlingen (Baden), Germany | Released: 2000 | Label: cpo 999 682-2 | TT: 67:18
Lorenz Duftschmid, Sophie Watillon - viola da gamba | Rolf Lislevand - theorbe & guitar |
Wolfgang Zerer - harpsichord & organ positive

Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms. (David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com)
Schenck - Five Sonatas from "Konst Oeffening" op. 2 for Viola da Gamba and b. c.

Schenck - Five Sonatas from "Konst Oeffening" op. 2 for Viola da Gamba and b. c.
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 350 MB | Rapidshare
Released: 1998 | Label: Cavalli CCD 228 | TT: 71:21
Monika Schwamberger - viola da gamba | Sepp Hornsteiner - chitarrone | Gottfried Bach - harpsichord, organ
Karlheinz Schickhaus - baroque hammered dulcimer | Barbara Messmer - viola da gamba continuo

Ganassi - Ortiz - Complete Works for Viola da Gamba  Music

Posted by trackball at Jan. 8, 2009
Ganassi - Ortiz - Complete Works for Viola da Gamba

Ganassi - Ortiz - Complete Works for Viola da Gamba
Classical | APE + CUE | 1 CD, Covers | 295 MB | TT: 64:20
CD date: November 6, 2007 | Brilliant Classics

(Ganassi & Ortiz) Works for Viola da Gamba  

Posted by mendelfan at Dec. 4, 2008
(Ganassi & Ortiz) Works for Viola da Gamba

(Ganassi & Ortiz) Works for Viola da Gamba
DDD | mp3@320 | booklet/covers | 126 Mb | Rapidshare

World premiere recording
These ricercares come from two publications, one Italian and one Spanish, intended for the instruction of instrumentalists in the tasteful practice of improvisation and ornamentation of pre-existing melodies, a practice called 'diminution' or 'division.' In other words, they are textbooks for performers and as such have served every professional wind and string player of our times as guides to historical performance practice. They are indispensible.
Georg Philipp Telemann - Concertos for Viola da Gamba

Georg Philipp Telemann - Concertos for Viola da Gamba
22 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | RAR 103Mb