Category: Romantic Period

For more information please click on the disc cover or catalogue number

 
CD-SAR 6 CD-SAR 6
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.
CD-SAR 7 CD-SAR 7
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.
CD-SAR 10 CD-SAR 10
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.
CD-SAR 11 CD-SAR 11
Music For Two Flutes
Preston's Pocket


Authentic performances on original instruments
CD-SAR 13 CD-SAR 13
Schubert Piano Sonatas
Howard Shelley - Fortepiano by Johann Fritz, Vienna c. 1814

 
CD-SAR 15 CD-SAR 15
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.
CD-SAR 18 CD-SAR 18
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.
CD-SAR 19 CD-SAR 19
Flute Collection
Stephen Preston with Lucy Carolan


Stephen Preston has recorded all the major (and much minor) flute repertoire over the years and is a world authority on the flute. Here he chooses music written for the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period flutes to show their beauty of tone and dexterity. He is joined by Lucy Carolan on harpsichord, spinet & fortepiano.
CD-SAR 20 CD-SAR 20
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.
CD-SAR 21 CD-SAR 21
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

 
CD-SAR 22 CD-SAR 22
Oboe Collection
Robin Canter with Melvyn Tan (harpsichord), Richard Burnett (fortepianos), Anthony Pleeth (cello) and James Wood (percussion)


Evolution of the oboe from primitive folk instruments (hichiriki, dulzaina, zurna, bombarde, shawm) to the sophisticated oboe of today with music by Marais, C.P.E. Bach, Kalliwoda, Walmisley, Pasculli + folk pieces from Spain, Japan, Turkey, France and England.
CD-SAR 30 CD-SAR 30
Trumpet Collection
The Clarion Ensemble


The Clarion Ensemble demonstrate the various instruments of the trumpet family & their development. Cornetto, baroque trumpet, slide trumpet, keyed bugle, posthorn, cornopean, cornet & valved trumpet with an ensemble including the virtuoso singing of Deborah Roberts. Works by Fantini, Monteverdi, Purcell, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Bishop, etc. trace the evolution of the trumpet family from Renaissance to modern times
CD-SAR 32 CD-SAR 32
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
CD-SAR 33 CD-SAR 33
Concord of Sweet Sounds
Lisa Beznosiuk, One keyed boxwood flute, 8 keyed ebony flute, Nigel North, 13 course lute, 6 string guitar

 
CD-SAR 35 CD-SAR 35
Bassoon Collection
Frances Eustace, Dulzian, bassoons


Frances Eustace demonstrates the capabilities of a wide range of bassoons with dulzian, cello, organ, harpsichord and pianos.
CD-SAR 36 CD-SAR 36
Harp Collection
Frances Kelly, harps


Early music harp expert Frances Kelly traces the development of the harp from the simple medieval instrument, via gothic, double and triple harps to the modern double action harp. She brings each harp to life with suitable music of its day.
CD-SAR 37 CD-SAR 37
Brahms Clarinet Trio and Sonatas
Alan Hacker, clarinets, JenniferWard Clarke, 'cello, Richard Burnett, pianoforte

 
CD-SAR 38 CD-SAR 38
Mendelssohn Works for Clarinet & Piano
Alan Hacker (clarinets), Lesley Schatzberger (basset horns), Richard Burnett (pianos)

 
CD-SAR 41 CD-SAR 41
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.
CD-SAR 48 CD-SAR 48
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
CD-SAR 53 CD-SAR 53
Music for Mandolin

The repertoire of this attractive and ever-popular instrument is explored with pieces for two mandolins, mandolin and piano and mandolin and voice.
CD-SAR 54 CD-SAR 54
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
CD-SAR 64 CD-SAR 64
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.
CD-SAR 67 CD-SAR 67
The Romantic Piano
Richard Burnett, historic pianos

 
CD-SAR 71 CD-SAR 71
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.
CD-SAR 101 CD-SAR 101
Quartet Cameos
The Dartington String Quartet


Ten favourite string quartet movements from one of Britain's leading quartets.
CD-SDL 356 CD-SDL 356
Music From St. Clement Danes
The St. Clement Danes Chorale, Martindale Sidwell, organ, John Wilbraham, trumpet


The beautiful church of St. Clement Danes in the Strand is the central church of The Royal Air Force. They have a long tradition of high quality music making as demonstrated by this album of choral music.
CD-SDL 379 CD-SDL 379
Romantic Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet


The English Guitar Quartet play delightful and evocative arrangements of five famous Songs Without Words (Mendelssohn), three Chopin Mazurkas, the Notturno from Borodin's second string quartet and the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata. A gentle flowing sound which is well suited to both careful listening and as peaceful background music.
CD-SDL 399 CD-SDL 399
Spanish Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet


What music could be more suited to the guitar than the fiery music of Spain! And who more suited to perform it than The English Guitar Quartet. Finesse and fire imbue
CD-SDL 389 CD-SDL 436
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.
CD-SDL 389 CD-SDL 437 
Christmas Music Through The Ages

A celebration of festive music with 50 pieces from the 6th to 20th centuries. Choirs, folk ensembles and soloists, handbell choir, brass band, viol consort, monks and nuns, musical boxes, street pianos, bagpipes, renaissance instruments, early music performers. This double set forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases. It is the ultimate Christmas compilation spanning so many centuries and styles and will surely become a classic Saydisc release year on year.