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NEW and available now! Released 18th March 2022, Prussian Blue explores the world of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach at the Berlin court of Frederick the Great in the 1740s. These sonatas – for flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord – are a thrilling mix of classical balance and experimental expressionism, pleasant and charming one moment, and full of turbulent chiaroscuro contrasts the next. Available as a physical audio CD via mail-order, and as an instant audio file download with PDF booklet.
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The Library of a Prussian Princess
NEW and available now! Released 9th February 2022, this superb new album by Ensemble Augelletti explores the work of the pioneering composer, organist, patron and collector Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, and sister of Frederick the Great. Works by Anna Amalia herself, together with sonatas by JS and CPE Bach, Handel, Corelli and Geminiani – all exquisitely performed by this brilliant British ensemble. Available as a physical audio CD via mail-order, and as an instant audio file download.
Les Etoiles – harpsichord pieces by Boismortier & Corrette
Les Etoiles is a instantly downloadable full-length album that presents Boismortier’s wonderfully colourful Quatre suite de pieces de clavecin from 1736 in its entirety, and the first and third suite from Corrette’s Premier live de pieces de clavecin of 1734, played by Robin Bigwood on a spectacular modern copy of the 1711 Donzelague double-manual harpsichord by Alan Gotto.
Syntagma – music for clavicytherium
A short, dazzling and varied programme of seventeenth century keyboard music played on a clavicytherium, or upright harpsichord. One for harpsichord aficionados and all lovers of weird and wonderful musical instruments alike! (Download-only release – audio files are available to download directly after purchase, in studio master quality WAV, Apple Lossless and FLAC, and high quality MP3).
Indoor Fireworks – Olwen Foulkes
Concertos, sonatas and grounds by the most fashionable composers of 18th century London – a dazzling, tuneful programme inspired by musical entertainments given at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. New generation recorder player Olwen Foulkes follows up her brilliant debut on BCR, Directed by Handel, with this colourful, passionate and fiery album.
Newly-discovered, charming works for cello and harpsichord from the music collection at Weston Park, in the English midlands.
The album is in stock now, and available to order right away. Follow the link to listen to mp3 excerpts, and you can also read more about the project and see photos from the recording session last year in BCR’s blog post here.
BCR is a great little record company based in south-west England. We make orchestral, chamber and vocal music albums, and we’ve always got interesting projects in the pipeline. We sell CDs online and ship all over the world, and you can also find our albums on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and all the usual download and streaming services.
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Our artists include the award-winning UK chamber groups Passacaglia, Fontanella, Feinstein Ensemble and Ensemble Augelletti. We released the CD Love Handel, produced for the charity The Children’s Trust with Ana-Maria Rincon, Laurence Cummings, Christopher Purves, Lisa Beznosiuk and Steven Devine. Our latest releases are by the superb young recorder player Olwen Foulkes and her chamber group Ensemble Augelletti, and Passacaglia, playing as a trio, and exploring the world of CPE Bach at the Berlin Court in the 1740s.