Category: Historic Keyboard

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Haydn Sonatas on early pianos
Richard Burnett, Viennese Fortepiano by Michael Rosenberger, c.1798 (Sonatas No. 35 and 41), English Pianoforte by John Broadwood and Son, 1801 (Sonatas No. 60 and 61)

 
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Keyboard Collection
Richard Burnett, historic keyboards


In this collection Richard Burnett explores the fascinating evolution of keyboard instruments: virginals, spinet, clavichord, harpsichord, chamber organs & nine historic pianos from the Finchcocks collection with appropriate music of the period by Farnaby, Croft, Bach, Arne, Stanley, Haydn, Beethoven, J.C. Bach, Dussek, Schubert, Clementi, Field, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Richard Burnett's famous (and outrageous!) interpretation of Mozart's Rondo alla turca.
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The Romantic Fortepiano
Richard Burnett, fortepiano


International concert pianist and historic keyboard collector Richard Burnett explores the beauty and expressional possibilities of a Viennese fortepiano made by Conrad Graf and dated 1826.
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Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Vol. 1)
Ralph Holmes, Richard Burnett


A welcome return to the catalogue of this fine performance from Ralph Holmes (Stradivari violin) with Richard Burnett (Graf Fortepiano) of the Op.24 in F (Spring) and Op.30 no.2 in C minor sonatas. The reviews say it all!
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Clarinet Collection
Alan Hacker, historic clarinets, Richard Burnett, fortepiano, harpsichord


Alan Hacker demonstrates the whole range and development of the clarinet from the ancient chalumeau, through baroque, classical and romantic instruments to the modern clarinet. He is ably assisted by Richard Burnett on organ, spinet, harpsichord and fortepianos.
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Music For Two Flutes
Preston's Pocket


Authentic performances on original instruments
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Schubert Piano Sonatas
Howard Shelley - Fortepiano by Johann Fritz, Vienna c. 1814

 
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Beethoven Songs
Ian Partridge, tenor, Richard Burnett, fortepiano


Re-released after a long break, this album shows the renowned tenor, Ian Partridge, at his most mellifluous. The album features Beethoven's only song cycle, An die ferne geliebte, and a selection of his best loved songs including Adelaide, An die Hoffnung and Ich liebe dich. Richard Burnett accompanies on a beautiful Viennese fortepiano of the period.
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Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Vol. 2)
Ralph Holmes, Richard Burnett


One of the last recordings made by Ralph Holmes before his untimely death and which illustrates the virtuosic talents of both artistes. Richard Burnett complements the fine Strad violin with a sonorous Viennese Graf fortepiano in the Op.47 in A (Kreutzer) and Op. 30 no. 3 in G sonatas.
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Guitar Collection
Nigel North, Historic Guitars, Maggie Cole, Virginals and fortepiano


Early music authority on early guitars and lutes, Nigel North performs music of each period on beautiful Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic period guitars with Maggie Cole-virginals and fortepiano. Four centuries of guitars and guitar music by Carulli, Sor, Giuliani, Visee, Mertz, Sanz, Mudarra, Milan, Narvaez & Corbetta. An ideal introduction to the world of the guitar as well as for the collector.
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Music In Miniature
Richard Burnett, Viennese Square Piano


Richard Burnett plays this tiny Square Piano made around 1800 by Anton Walter in Vienna. It has a full Viennese action and is a true fortepiano in all but size. It is the ideal vehicle for playing the charming Pieces for Musical Clock and other small-scale works. The instrument is one of Richard Burnett's historical collection at Finchcocks in Goudhurst, Kent and never fails to delight their many visitors when played by Mr. Burnett.
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Weber Flute Trio and Sonatas
Stephen Preston, Flute by Koch, Vienna, early 19th C, Jennifer Ward Clarke, Cello, attributed to Dom Nicolo Amati, Bologna c. 1730, Bow by Matthew Coltman after Dodd, Richard Burnett, Fortepiano by Conrad Graf, Vienna 1826

 
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Scarlatti Sonatas
Maggie Cole, harpsichord


Maggie Cole performs on an original Kirckman harpsichord and a modern copy of a Ruckers.
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Mozart Piano Quartets
Richard Burnett, Salomon String Quartet (members)


These outstanding quartets are admirably suited to the beautifully toned Viennese Rosenberger fortepiano of c.1800 and expressive original string playing.
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Gottschalk Piano Music
Richard Burnett, historic pianos


Richard Burnett plays three historic pianos for 17 pieces by this highly original 19th C. American composer including Le Bananier which was used throughout the BBC documentary The Ambassadors
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Brahms Clarinet Trio and Sonatas
Alan Hacker, clarinets, JenniferWard Clarke, 'cello, Richard Burnett, pianoforte

 
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Mendelssohn Works for Clarinet & Piano
Alan Hacker (clarinets), Lesley Schatzberger (basset horns), Richard Burnett (pianos)

 
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Schubert - Wintereisse
Ian Partridge, tenor, Richard Burnett, fortepiano


These press comments from both sides of the Atlantic confirm that this authentic performance of Schubert's masterpiece by Ian Partridge (tenor) and Richard Burnett (Fortepiano by Conrad Graf of Vienna) makes this recording a definitive edition.
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Carlos Siexas Harpsichord Sonatas
Robert Woolley


The music of Portugal's most eminent baroque composer played on a rare Portuguese harsichord by Robert Woolley - Harpsichord by Joaquin Jose Antunes, Portugal 1785
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C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonatas
Le Nouveau Quatuor - On original instruments (flute, violin, cello and harpsichord)

 
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Piano Music of John Field
Richard Burnett (with Lorna Fulford) historic pianos


Several contrasting early pianos are used to elicit the inner poetry and virtuosity of these charismatic works
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Schumann Chamber Works
Richard Burnett, Viennese Graf fortepiano of 1822, Fitzwilliam String Quartet, original instruments


These poetic and powerful works are really brought to life in this original instrument performance of three of Schumann's finest chamber compositions. Period instrument performance choice, Building a Library, BBC Radio
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J. S. Bach, Music For Oboe
Robin Canter, Baroque oboe, Paul Nicholson, harpsichord


Using baroque style instruments and performance practices, Robin Canter (baroque oboe) and Paul Nicholson (harpsichord) recreate the warm baroque sound with some of Bach's most attractive music.
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Barbara Strozzi - La virtuosissima cantatrice
Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts (DR) soprano, Suzie le Blanc (SLB) soprano, Mary Nichols (MN) alto, Kasia Elsner (KE) theorbo by Klaus Jokobsen, 1991, after Tieffenbrucker, John Toll (JT) harpsichord by Ransom, London, 1990, after 17th C Italian models


The extravagant and dramatic vocal music of 17th century Italian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi is an ideal vehicle for the talents of the virtuoso early music singers who make up Musica Secreta. A rare chance to hear an all-woman vocal group singing the music of a female Renaissance composer.
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A Golden Treasury of Historic Pianos
Richard Burnett, historic pianos, with Alan Hacker, clarinets (tracks 5, 13), The Canterbury Clerkes (track 9), Stephen Preston, flute (track 11), Members of The Salomon String Quartet (track 12), Ian Partridge, tenor (track 14)


A compilation to illustrate the fascinating differences in tone and character of 19th century pianos. We have selected ten instruments from the world famous Finchcocks collection of historic keyboards. Music typical of the age is played by early music pianist and collector, Richard Burnett to show the instruments to best effect. The 15 tracks include works by Haydn, Schubert, Field (Nocturnes), Clementi (Monferrinas), Verdi (with clarinet), Gottschalk, Arne (vocal duet), Weber, Mozart (piano quartet movement), Brahms (clarinet sonata movement), Beethoven (song), Mendelssohn (Songs Without Words). An excellent introduction to the early keyboards and music of the period.
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The Romantic Piano
Richard Burnett, historic pianos

 
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A Golden Treasury of Baroque Music

A compilation of choice moments from our various authentic performance baroque recordings. An ideal sampler of the wide variety of music from this period.
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Tranquillo

Amon Ra is the classical division of Saydisc Records and is devoted to authentic performances on original instruments or copies. The unifying feature of all the music in this double album is its calm and tranquil nature. There is still enormous variety within this narrow framework in terms of period of music, instrumentation and style.
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Invitation To North America

The New World Seen Through English Folk Song sung by Tish Stubbs and Sam Richards accompanying themselves on whistle, guitar, drum, accordion, mouthorgan, Anglo-concertina, spoons, Appalachian dulcimer and an original portable harmonium
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Carillons Of Scotland
 
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.