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Marco Ceccato, Gli incogniti & Amandine Beyer – Haydn: Concerti per Esterhazy (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Marco Ceccato, Gli incogniti & Amandine Beyer – Haydn: Concerti per Esterházy (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:55 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

Joseph Haydn spent much of his career as kapellmeister for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate in Hungary. This isolated him from other composers and trends in music to such an extent that Haydn said it, “forced him to become original.” He wrote many works specifically for the Esterházy orchestra, including the three concertos featured here. The Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 were written for Luigi Tomasini, the orchestra’s concertmaster, while the Cello Concerto No.1 was composed Joseph Franz Weigl, its principal cellist. It is fitting then that the principal players of Gli incogniti, leader Amandine Beyer and principal cellist Marco Ceccato, take the starring roles on this delightful recording of three Haydn masterworks.

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Amandine Beyer – J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Amandine Beyer – J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 151:32 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz.com | Digital booklet | © Zig-Zag Territoires

After The Four Seasons, the Bach violin concertos, and the sonatas of Matteis, Amandine Beyer presents her vision of the Sonatas and Partitas, one of the pillars of the repertoire, coupled with the solo sonata of Pisendel, the best-known German violinist of his generation, who met Bach at Weimar.

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Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 & Other Concertos (2008/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 & Other Concertos (2008/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:46 minutes | 1,4 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

The one-to-a-part Gli Incogniti offer a pliant, transparent texture, and soloist Amandine Beyer’s tone has an attractive brogue to it. Gramophone

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Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh – Caldara: Trio Sonatas (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh – Caldara: Trio Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:33 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Glossa

Two former students of the Schola Cantorum in Basel, both now captivating audiences each with their individual violinistic artistry, Amandine Beyer and Leila Schayegh, join forces for a new SCB recording devoted to the trio sonata music of Antonio Caldara, and issued with Glossa.

Though he is known now (as for much of his life) primarily as a composer of oratorios and operas, the Venetian Caldara made his name penning early examples of the trio sonata form; his Opp. 1 and 2 sets were published in 1693 and 1699 respectively. Caldara’s Op. 1 Trio Sonatas are characterized by their contrasting use of fast and slow movements, those from the second set by their incorporation of dances. Yet Caldara’s melodic gift – which was to serve him so well in his musical posts in various Italian states, in Barcelona, and as vice-Kapellmeister at the Imperial Court in Vienna – is already evident in Beyer and Schayegh’s selection from his instrumental publications; the composer was also already noted as a virtuoso of the cello – and he also played the violin and keyboard, and the awareness of all these instruments is greatly evident in these trio sonatas.

The continuo team here is made up of Jonathan Pesek, cello, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, harpsichord and organ, and Matthias Spaeter, liuto attiorbato. Beyer and Schayegh both were taught at the SCB by Chiara Banchini and are continuing their connection with the school as teaching successors to Banchini.

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Antonio Vivaldi – Concerti per due violini – Giuliano Carmignola, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerti per due violini – Giuliano Carmignola, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:09:59 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source:eClassical | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi
Recorded: 2-6 février 2016 , Pontifico Istituto de Musica Sacra, Sala, Roma

Vivaldi’s double concertos resemble jousts: ‘the standards are raised, the bystanders comment, analyse, compare, speculate, the betting counter is open’, writes Olivier Fourés. But, he continues, the joust is not for real. It is ‘the stage of a theatre where two solitudes, within a group, meet up, then both size each other up and comfort each other’. There is bound to be comparison between the two protagonists, but in the end the triumph will be collective. And the least one can say is that Amandine Beyer and her illustrious guest Giuliano Carmignola have breathed new life into this dazzling form of musical theatre!

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Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer – BWV… or not ? (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer – BWV… or not ? (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:30:08 minutes | 1,69 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

Bach (Johann Sebastian, that is) or not Bach? This is the question that the violinist Amandine Beyer and the ensemble Gli Incogniti asked themselves by seizing a handful of works long thought to be from the Kantor and that we now know to be from other composers—known, identified or not. Thus, the Sonata BWV 1024 may have “ended up” in Bach’s repertoire because a musicologist knew how to use the right scientific arguments (paper, copyists, geographical and historical contexts) to achieve his goal. The style of the composition, which admittedly is a bit reminiscent of Bach, cannot however quite fall in line with the musician’s writing style. Therefore, in order to avoid the sonata disappearing back into anonymity, it has now been attributed to Pisendel, rightly or wrongly. The Trio BWV 1036 is from Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach—we were always quite sure of that, even if some less scrupulous releases have omitted the first name… The Trio BWV 1037 seems to be from Goldberg (the one from the Variations). The Suite in A major BWV 1025 is of somewhat ambiguous paternity, but it’s actually an arrangement Bach created for violin and harpsichord using the Suite SC 47 for lute that his friend and colleague Silvius Leopold Weiss composed. These are a few works that, after long being in the paradise of being attributed to Bach, are now in the hell of the “fake”, even if it’s not the fault of the composers that wrote them! What a pity…

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Couperin – Apotheoses & autres Sonades – Amandine Beyer, Gli incogniti (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Couperin – Apotheoses & autres Sonades – Amandine Beyer, Gli incogniti (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Time – 57:16 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: eclassical  | Front Cover , Digital Booklet

Сomposer: François Couperin (1668-1733)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Recorded: Enregistrement 4-7 janvier 2014 au Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan (Gironde / France)

The ensemble Gli incogniti, led by Amandine Beyer, makes their harmonia mundi début with this album of chamber music by François Couperin. When he published his two Apothéoses in memory of two great masters of music in 1724-25, François Couperin was asserting his desire to promote a meeting of the French and Italian styles – from a very Gallic point of view, naturally.

The idea was to convince the French Muses that henceforth one could say sonade and cantade in their language – a strategy already pursued in the much earlier La Sultane and La Superbe. But, far from blindly imitating his idols, Couperin takes inspiration from their styles and adapts them to his own brio.

The result is a delight for all to share with the musicians of Gli Incogniti and Amandine Beyer, whose first harmonia mundi recording this is.

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Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti – Vivaldi: Concerti ‘Nuova Stagione’ (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti – Vivaldi: Concerti ‘Nuova Stagione’ (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 01:13:34 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | © Zig-Zag Territoires

After a recording of The Four Seasons that was awarded several distinctions (ZZT080803), Amandine Beyer and her ensemble come back to Vivaldi with a selection of concerti.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Amandine Beyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gli Incogniti

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