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Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)  Music

Posted by bakuman at July 31, 2010
Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)

Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)
1 CD | EAC rip | FLAC(tracks) + CUE + LOG | No Scans | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | SM + HF + FS
Jeanne Lamon & Tafelmusik  - J.S.Bach: Coffee Cantata / Peasant Cantata (1999)

Jeanne Lamon & Tafelmusik - J.S.Bach: Coffee Cantata / Peasant Cantata (1999)
Baroque/Vocal | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 123 MB | 53:10 | no scans

Bach's Coffee Cantata BWV 211 & Peasant Cantata BWV 212 are secular and very light. The librettos are innocuous and sometimes silly; however, there's a playfulness and joy of life which redeem them. Bach's music is often glorious and well brings out the play and joy. Reviews I have read of the Tafelmusik recording have been rather unkind, noting that neither Tafelmusik nor the vocal soloists display sufficient charm and joy for the high-spirited moods of the music. I can't deny that Hogwood's vocalists are better than Tafelmusik's. Suzie LeBlanc can't match Emma Kirby for youth or high-spirits, and tenor Nils Brown pales next to Rogers Covey-Crump. However, Brett Polegato is very good in the baritone role. Tafelmusik does present a darker atmosphere than Hogwood, and I'm sure that the reviews have considered that a negative.

György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Dec. 3, 2010
György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)

György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)
Classical/Avant-garde | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 47m47s | 122mb
Label: ECM | cat.no. ECM 1619

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.
Pierre Fournier - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Violoncello (1961/2016) [TR24][OF]

Pierre Fournier - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Violoncello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 138:59 min | 2.75 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Archiv Produktion | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 1961/2016

Elegance is the quality in Pierre Fournier's playing that makes the first and, ultimately, the most lasting impression. He finds great depth in the suites, but he shows constant awareness that he is playing mostly dance music (usually, and importantly, French dance music), that joy is its most important underlying emotion and that graceful movement and rhythmic fluency are essential. –Joe McLellan
Bob van Asperen - J.S. Bach: English Suites (2CD) (2006) (Repost)

Bob van Asperen - J.S. Bach: English Suites (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:34 + 01:13:00 | 999 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 92285

The Dutch performer Bob van Asperen is a recognized specialist in the realm of performance on period keyboard instruments. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Asperen completed a conventional university course of study in music before embarking on lessons with harpsichord master Gustav Leonhardt starting in 1967; Asperen made his debut in Haarlem in 1968. Also in 1968 Asperen joined the group Quadro Hotteterre, of which he was a member until 1984. Asperen completed his studies in 1972 after finishing a course in organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory given by Albert de Klerk. Afterward he accepted a teaching post at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, which he held until tapped to replace the departing Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatory, prompting Asperen's return to Amsterdam. His teaching duties in the Netherlands have not restrained him from touring internationally; Asperen has given master classes elsewhere in Europe and also Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)

Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:25:34 | 431 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ESS.A.Y. | Catalog: 1066

This two-CD set is actually part of an ambitious undertaking: ESS.A.Y Recordings recorded these sonatas in two different versions, this one featuring Ms. Tenenbaum on a modern violin and accompanied by a modern piano played by Richard Kapp; the other recording (reviewed below) features Ms. Tenenbaum playing an older violin and accompanied by a harpsichord played by Gerald Ranck.
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Haenssler | Catalog: 92138

None of these reconstructions are included in Teldec’s Bach 2000, although the better-known ‘originals’ obviously are. The real newcomer is the Sinfonia, BWV1045 (5'34'') ‘to an unknown cantata’ which – as befits a BWV number that immediately precedes the First Brandenburg Concerto – is rumbustious, festive and thematically likeable. Time and again I could sense allusions to other Bach instrumental pieces, though the soloist’s ceaseless arpeggiating is sometimes a distraction. We’re told it’s authentic (the manuscript source suggests a violin concerto in the making) but something about its harmonic language doesn’t quite ring true, though that reaction might well be due to lack of familiarity.
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (Levine, Faerber, Battle)

Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (James Levine, Jorg Faerber, Kathleen Battle & SCO, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn; Jorg Faerber) - 2006
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 468.64 MB
Classical | Label: Sony and BMG Music | Catalog Number: 82876762222

In many ways this is a special recording. It features first-desks from the Chicago Sym. playing two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and so far beyond the average Baroque ensemble are they that one yearns for the other four. Just to hear the amazing trumpet solos in Concerto no. 2 by the legendary Adolph Herseth repays the cost of the CD. But we also get James Levine doing double duty at the harpsichord in Concerto no. 5. One deficit from the rise of period performance is that non-specialists have been driven out. The days when an all-around musician like Levine or Leonard Bernstein performed Bach and Handel are more or less over, and their replacements, to be tactful, are not on such an exalted level of talent…. By Santa Fe Listener
Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]

Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 7.38 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Release Year: 2005

No doubt many of you are wondering whether I should be recording Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas at the age of only 21. Perhaps I should have waited a bit longer? Well, patience has seldom been my strong point, and after all I have already waited a number of years for an opportunity to record these works. During the first six years of study with my teacher Ana Chumachenco, I studied the sonatas and partitas thoroughly, and first performed both cycles in their entirety in the Bach year 2000, during the course of two evenings at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Julia Fischer