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  • Audio CD (March 23 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: eOne Music
  • ASIN: B00018D5TO
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Pavane
2. Galliarde
3. Branle I
4. Branle II
5. Fantasy No.1
6. Fantasy No.2
7. Fantasy No.3
8. Fantasy No.4
9. Fantasy No.5
10. Pavan: The Funerals
11. Fantasia: Il Grillo (The Cricket)
12. Alman
13. Fantasia
14. Browning
15. Pavan
16. Galliard
17. Intrada
18. Couranta
19. Conzon On 'O Nachbar Roland'
20. Canzone A 8 'Fa Sol La Re'
See all 23 tracks on this disc

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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Harnocourt performances - now available in new bargain download package from the Bach Guild March 12 2016
By Phil (not) in Mågnoliá - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The performances here from this 1961 release Instrumentalmusik um 1600; Instrumental music around 1600 from France, England, Italy and Germany Concentus Musicus were originally released on LP Amadeo AVRS 6234. It includes 46 minutes of works by Estienne du Tertre, Eustache du Caurroy (France), Anthony Holborne, Thomas Morley, Thomas Jenkins, John Cooper, Elway Bevin (England), Johann Sommer, Isaac Posch, Samuel Scheidt (Germany), Giovanni Gabrieli, Gioseppe Guami, Tiburtio Massalano (Italy). Subsequently released on LP Vanguard BG 626 in LP MHS 3153 (1975).

These have now been released by the Bach Guild as part of a download package available here on Amazon that brings together the complete Bach Guild (i.e. Vanguard) recordings from 1952-1965 of cellist and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, leading the Concentus Musicus Wien that he had co-founded (along with wife, violinist Alice Harnoncourt). In fact, according to wikipedia, the Concentus Musicus Wien was first founded in 1953, the year Nikolaus married Alice, and only gave their first public concert in 1957 (I believe that it had not been christened with the name Concentus Musicus Wien until that time), so I can't explain the 1952 date.

These early recordings by Harnoncourt are generally considered the beginnings of the period instrument movement. From the biography on the really excellent website (www dot harnoncourt dot info), "Nikolaus Harnoncourt collected historical instruments and, in addition to his performing and conducting activities, devoted his time to his philosophical analyses of “Musik als Klangrede” (“music as speech”), which have to date remained the seminal works on the performance of early music, the key to an entire universe of forgotten works and musical experiences buried under the sands of time.":

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5.0 out of 5 stars This recording is a wonderful addition to my collection Nov. 19 2014
By David Gray - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This recording is a wonderful addition to my collection, and represents something entirely new and very interesting and entertaining.
I will enjoy it for a long time.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 17th Century Music May 6 2007
By Joan Keilman - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I found this item to be very enjoyable. It is fun to listen to period music and listen for the difference between then and now. I enjoyed the variety of the CD.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite LP reissued June 22 2009
By rhhardin - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was my favorite LP (BG626) in the 70s, alas lost to a lost girlfriend.

Now reissued!

Every note still familiar.