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Recordings

Please find here details of recordings made by Paul Simmonds in three sections: Solo, Trio Basiliensis and Duo Basiliensis.

Recordings may be ordered direct from Paul Simmonds from this page. Simply enter how many of each recording you would like and click on either "browse publications" to view other items on sale or "checkout" to complete your purchase.

Audio samples from the CDs are available here in MP3 and Quicktime formats.


Solo Recordings


"W.F.Bach: Polonaises & Fugues"

LIR014

“ … tidily controlled and sensitive playing … a sure and caressing touch.”  Gramophone

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CD - W.F.Bach: Polonaises & Fugues
Listen:
W.F.Bach - Fugue No.4 in D minor
mp3

"Pour ung Plaisier"

Renaissance Keyboard Music on the Clavichord
ARS MUSICI 1378-2

Description

"I've nothing but praise for this programme and playing"
Early Music Review

"Many of the sounds Paul Simmonds conjures out of this instrument are truly magical: the contents of this CD live up well to its title."
British Clavichord Society Newsletter

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CD - Pour ung plaisir
Listen:
Hans Buchner - La spania in re
mp3
Quicktime

Keyboard Sonatas by Ernst Wilhelm Wolf

ARS MUSICI 1206-2

Award winner! This CD was awarded the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik as one of the artistically outstanding new releases for the fourth quarter of 1997

" ... an enterprising and admirable disc. "
Early Music Review

"This is certainly one of the finest clavichord discs issued in recent years"
Clavichord International

"This Cd is admirable from every point of view and is my favourite clavichord recording. Paul Simmonds is a virtuoso performer first, conveying zest and excitement in his skills, scrupulous scholar next."
Classical Music on the Web

"La maîtrise avec laquelle Paul Simmonds joue des plus infimes nuances est étonnante: harmonisant subtilement les effets d'une agogique parfaitement contrôlée et adaptée aux possibilités dynamique de l'instrument"
Magazin d'Orgue

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CD - Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Keyboard Sonatas
Listen:
Sonata in C minor
mp3
Quicktime

German Music for Clavichord

ARS MUSICI 1145-2

Description

"... this CD sounds very special
Early Music Review

"... an outstanding clavichord recording. Simmonds plays with great authority as well as sensitivity, so that the relatively diminutive sound of the clavichord never minaturises the music. Clavichord recordings are a rare species. This one is to be treasured."
Musical Times

"... an outstanding recital of keyboard music. Each track is a revelation"
Early Music News

"Simmonds is certainly a convincing advocate of both music and instrument"
Early Music

"Paul Simmonds spielt sehr sensibel und farbenreich. Kennern und Liebhabern nachdrücklich empfohlen"
Alte Musik Aktuell

" ... une parfaite illustration du clavichorde, qui trouve en Paul Simmonds un remarquable défenseur"
Magazin d'orgue

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CD - German Music for Clavichord
Listen:
Buxtehude: Prealudium G-minor
mp3
Quicktime


Trio Basiliensis Recordings


"Concerning Babell & Son"

Music composed, arranged and collected by Charles & William Babell
ARS MUSICI 1167-2

Description

"Gems of 'real' recorder music"
The Recorder magazine

"This is a well-planned and varied concert of music from the Purcell/Handel hinterland ... If the first three notes don't make you sit up with a start you have the most unshockable ears in early music! ... The Babells had, and the Trio Basiliensis have, excellent taste. This is much more than mere Tafelmusik."
Early Music Review

"... wirklich meisterhaft, erfrischend und sehr differenzier"
Intrada (CH)

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CD - Concerning Babell & Son
Listen:
Charles Rosier -
Sonata in G minor
mp3
Quicktime

Chamber music with Recorder

ARS MUSICI 1105-2

Description...

"The Leclair Sonata is particularly stylish and technically fluent, while Morel's Chaconne en trio is played with great poise and control ... a satisfying sense of style in which maturity and authority prevail."
Early Music

"... all three musicians deserve special commendation for an extraordinary adaptability that overshadows even their obvious technical proficiency. Recommended"
Fanfare18 (USA)

" ... a thoroughly enjoyable disc; a voyage of discovery to be taken by all, and one I shall take many times"
The Recorder Magazine

"....mit großem stilistischen Einfühlungsvermögen und selbstverständlicher technischer Perfektion... eine Einspielung für Liebhaber der unprätentiösen intimen Kammermusik "
Fono Forum

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CD - Chamber music with Recorder
Listen:
Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonate VIII à Trois
mp3
Quicktime


Duo Basiliensis Recordings


Music by Eminent Masters

Wealden Prestige WS 231

Collectors' item, on LP format only.

"Auf nachgebauten Instrumenten spielend wirken die beiden Musiker ebenso präzise wie fantasievoll, und obendrein quicklebendig. (Both musicians perform on close historical copies with precision and fantasy and with liveliness into the bargain.)"
Luzerner Neuste Nachrichten

"Die Interpretationen erfüllen hohe Ansprüche in Bezug auf handwerkliche Brillanz, Präzision des Zusammenspiels und stilistische Einfühlung. Lebendig und plastisch wirkt das Musizieren ingesamt (The interpreters achieve high standards with regard to technical brilliance, ensemble precision and stylistic empathy. Lively and flexible music-making overall.)"
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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LP - Music by Eminent masters


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