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Classical - Released July 9, 2010 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released October 8, 2009 | Ricercar

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Those with more time than money may find this an optimal reference set of Bach's complete organ music. There are organists who have produced more monumental readings of Bach (Helmut Walcha) and livelier ones (Ton Koopman), but those of Belgian organist Bernard Foccroulle are in the main straightforward, clear, and intelligent in terms of long-range structure. The chief attraction here is the scope of the project: Foccroulle made these recordings between 1982 and 1997 (remastering smooths out the sonic developments of the period reasonably well) on a variety of organs, many of them in northern Germany. They correspond as closely as possible to what Bach would have known, but Foccroulle also takes into account that Bach liked novel instruments. The 16 CDs of the set are each devoted to individual organs, and while the booklet gives some attention to the instruments Bach knew at various stages in his career, there's no systematic attempt to fit musical and instrumental chronologies together, or to tie either of them to a genre; each disc offers a self-contained program. This is desirable; few buyers will have time for a 16-disc listening session, but the contents can be sampled in many ways. Best of all is the price of this release by Belgium's Ricercar label: between three and four dollars (or euros) per disc. Competitive all the way around. © TiVo
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Classical - Released March 10, 2017 | Ricercar

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Although Girolamo Frescobaldi’s organ works draw on the polyphonic tradition of the Renaissance, few virtuosos of the early 17th century tackled with as much originality the expressive movement that opened the way for what we consider ‘Baroque music’. He transposed for the keyboard this sense of the affect and virtuosity that, in the sphere of opera, overturned all the conventions of vocal music. He recommended flexible playing, freed of any overly strict constraints, insisting on the fact that the musician must play ‘con affetti cantabili’ (with the affects of singing). (Text from Ricercar)
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Classical - Released September 8, 2011 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released October 21, 2014 | Ricercar

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 1992 | Ricercar

Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released October 21, 2014 | Aeon

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Ricercar

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released June 18, 2013 | Cypres

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Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released November 13, 2020 | Ricercar

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In the 1960s, the blossoming interest in the rediscovery of early music was due in part to instrumentalists who also played a very active role in creating the newest contemporary works. It was in this context that Pierre Bartholomée wrote a Tombeau de Marin Marais for the musicians of the Alarius ensemble (Janine Rubinlicht, Robert Kohnen, Wieland and Sigiswald Kuijken) who played in the Musiques Nouvelles ensemble at the same time. The musicians of that generation are in a sense the ‘ancestors’ of those who became the first artists on the Ricercar label. This recording, released as part of Ricercar’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, thus pays tribute to Bartholomée’s pioneering initiative by reissuing a remastered version of his composition alongside recent works written for the period instruments of some of the label’s key ensembles in 2020. © Ricercar
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Classical - Released April 5, 2019 | Ricercar

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Bernard Foccroulle devotes his latest recording — the last of the anthology of Northern German organ music of the Baroque period — to Jacob Praetorius and Melchior Schildt, both pupils of Sweelinck. Praetorius and Schildt’s music is not only strongly marked by Lutheran tradition, in which the chorale played a fundamental part, but also by other influences, principally Italian, that prepared the way for the explosion of the stylus fantasticus at the end of the 17th century. © Ricercar
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released January 1, 1989 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released September 17, 2021 | Fuga Libera

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During the years in which Bernard Foccroulle was successively director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, he never ceased to devote himself to his instrument, the organ, regularly making recordings, giving numerous concerts and several premieres. The compositions on this recording range over that thirty-year cycle, from the 1991 premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s Fantasia in Strasbourg to that of Betsy Jolas’s Musique d’autres jours, a piece combining organ with cello that was premiered in Paris in February 2021 during the Présences Festival. His collaboration with the cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton also resulted in a new composition by Bernard Foccroulle for this organ-cello duo! © Fuga Libera
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Classical - Released February 9, 2009 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released January 1, 1981 | Ricercar

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Classical - Released January 1, 1992 | Ricercar

Classical - Released October 8, 2009 | Ricercar

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Those with more time than money may find this an optimal reference set of Bach's complete organ music. There are organists who have produced more monumental readings of Bach (Helmut Walcha) and livelier ones (Ton Koopman), but those of Belgian organist Bernard Foccroulle are in the main straightforward, clear, and intelligent in terms of long-range structure. The chief attraction here is the scope of the project: Foccroulle made these recordings between 1982 and 1997 (remastering smooths out the sonic developments of the period reasonably well) on a variety of organs, many of them in northern Germany. They correspond as closely as possible to what Bach would have known, but Foccroulle also takes into account that Bach liked novel instruments. The 16 CDs of the set are each devoted to individual organs, and while the booklet gives some attention to the instruments Bach knew at various stages in his career, there's no systematic attempt to fit musical and instrumental chronologies together, or to tie either of them to a genre; each disc offers a self-contained program. This is desirable; few buyers will have time for a 16-disc listening session, but the contents can be sampled in many ways. Best of all is the price of this release by Belgium's Ricercar label: between three and four dollars (or euros) per disc. Competitive all the way around. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1992 | Outhere - Rewind

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