Berlioz Op. 3

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Mondonville: 6 Sonates Op. 3 (1998)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Mondonville: 6 Sonates Op. 3 (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:52 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 457 600-2AH

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, violinist of the royal chapel and just a bit younger than Rameau, is one of those French composers of the late Baroque generally relegated to the summary paragraph in historical surveys. His music is not terribly common on recordings, and the Brilliant label's resurrection of this late-'90s recording on Archiv, despite dreadful sound, is welcome.
Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa - Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa - Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:34minutes | 1.66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Carlo Graziani, born in the Italian city of Asti c1710 was one of the earliest cello virtuosos. Well-travelled, he played in London with the 7-year-old Mozart in 1764 and left many sets of sonatas and several concertos for his instrument. He retired from the Prussian court in 1773, to be succeeded by Jean-Pierre Duport, but he continued to work for Friedrich Wilhelm II on a very generous pension. His sonatas provide a fascinating example of his artistry and ability: rapid passage work, double-stopping and extensive use of the upper register.
Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa - Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3 (2017)

Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa - Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 87:34 min | 490 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Carlo Graziani, born in the Italian city of Asti c1710 was one of the earliest cello virtuosos. Well-travelled, he played in London with the 7-year-old Mozart in 1764 and left many sets of sonatas and several concertos for his instrument. He retired from the Prussian court in 1773, to be succeeded by Jean-Pierre Duport, but he continued to work for Friedrich Wilhelm II on a very generous pension. His sonatas provide a fascinating example of his artistry and ability: rapid passage work, double-stopping and extensive use of the upper register. They also illustrate the composer's view on the melodic capabilities of the instrument. The Six Sonatas Op.3 were dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II, who must have been an exceptionally gifted pupil.
European Community Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman, Andrew Manze - Pieter Hellendaal: Sei Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (1993) (Repost)

European Community Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman, Andrew Manze - Pieter Hellendaal: Sei Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:25 | 420 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS 3492

The "Concerto grosso" was eminently popular in Europe at the beginning of the 18th century, Arcangelo Corelli having set the trend with his Opus 6 published around 1710, but probably written much earlier. The main attraction seems to have been the possibilities opened up by having two groups of musicians in dialogue with one another.
Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico, 12 Concertos Op. 3 (2014)

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico, 12 Concertos Op. 3 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:33:49 | 580 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brillant Classics | Catalog: 94629

Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most successful composers of the Baroque era, best known for his iconic set concertos for violin, The Four Seasons. L’Estro Armonico Op.3 is among the most important printed editions of Vivaldi’s concertos; the works immediately met with great acclaim after their publication in 1711, giving way to over 30 reprints in the subsequent 32 years.
Tigran Alikhanov, Moscow String Quartet - Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)

Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)
Tigran Alikhanov, piano; Moscow String Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001240 | Time: 01:16:34

Typically stirring and passionate Russian sounding performances of these two lyrical and popular pieces. As ever the Moscow String Quartet play with their customary musicianship and brilliance. “The performing style of Tigran Alikhanov is notable for its seriousness, careful approach to the composer’s conception and a wealth of timbral sound on the piano. The virtuosic side of Alikhanov’s art stands on a very high level” remarks pianist Nikolai Petrov.
Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3 & 6 [1996/1971]

Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & 6 (Karl Richter) [1996/1971]
Classical | ARCHIV Produktion 0289 453 2492 | TT: 66.31+66.27+64.22+59.51 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.31 Gb

Richter actually made a full set of recordings for Handel's Concerti Grossi. The Munich Bach Orchestra, who almost played exclusively for Richter, maintained its essential baroque flur throughout all the pieces, under the impeccable conducting of Richter. The different string sections played as if they were in a chorus, each minute part played in fully melodious and engaging manner, while the ensemble as a whole displayed all the required congeniality and harmoniousness essential of the baroque style. The rhythms are enlivened while contrasts striking, and you will seldom find Handel's works played in such grand style as did Richter and the Munich Bach Orchestra here. (Amazon.com)
Cambini Quartet - Manuel Canales: String Quartets, Op.3, Vol.1 (2000) (Repost)

Cambini Quartet - Manuel Canales: String Quartets, Op.3, Vol.1 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:07 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: la mà de guido | Catalog: LMG 2049

Born in Toledo, Manuel Canales (1747-1786) moved to Madrid around 1770 and entered into the service of the Duke of Alba. A frequent visitor to the court of King Carlos III, he likely associated with his more famous contemporary, Luigi Boccherini, who was also in this flourishing cultural center at the same time. Canales' string quartets show a familiarity with his work, as well as with the early compositions of Haydn.
Originally published in London, these 3 quartets form the first half of Op.3. The only known chamber works of Canales, these compositions follow the usual four movement format, although they place the Minuet as the 2nd movement, instead of the more customary 3rd position.
TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)

TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:43 | 156 MB
Label: Fuga Libera

Cinq ans après la sortie de leur intégrale des trios à cordes de W. A. Mozart, le TrioFenix nous revient avec un nouvel opus consacré à ce répertoire moins connu mais exigeant, en prêtant leur jeu fin et naturel à un autre maître : Ludwig van Beethoven.
Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2087 | Time: 01:07:55

The Trio Zimmermann’s previous release of Beethoven’s Trios received excellent reviews and won them the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Award in 2013. This next instalment shows us the ‘lighter’ side of Beethoven’s chamber works. The Trio in E flat major and Serenade in D major consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets and marches reminding us of courtly music from an earlier period. However, they are far from ‘old-fashioned’. The adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptionally creative use of textures, thematic development and formal innovation. In this music Beethoven gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. A first-class chamber ensemble is required to meet these demands and this is exactly what the Trio Zimmermann offer, comprised of three exceptional soloists.