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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

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.

Jüdische Allgemeine - 18 Mai 2017  Newspapers

Posted by Torries at May 18, 2017
Jüdische Allgemeine - 18 Mai 2017

Jüdische Allgemeine - 18 Mai 2017
German | 22 pages | True PDF | 57 MB
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Magnificat (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Magnificat (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:40 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort's 2006 recording of Bach's Magnificat brings back the glory days of historically informed performances, those halcyon days in the 1980s when musicians, empowered by scholarship and energized by virtuosity, were recording the Baroque repertoire with the zeal of the newly converted. Though Pierlot and his musicians are of a younger generation, they bring a missionary fervor to the music, a program of Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243, and Missa Brevis, BWV 235, interspersed with two well-chosen organ works, the Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733, and the Präludium und Fuga, BWV 541.
Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 129:59 minutes | 1.73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Matthew Halls is one of the brightest sparks of the UK early music scene, who, as director of Retrospect Ensemble, has rapidly established himself as one of Britain's most exciting young conductors as well as a leading harpsichordist. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations', features Bach's popular masterpiece for keyboard, plus Sarabanda con Partite and Aria Variata.
Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 157:16 minutes | 2.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this double album, Pavlo Beznosiuk gives a splendid performance of Bach's renowned Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. Beznosiuk handles these demanding virtuosic compositions with surprising ease and agility. This seemingly effortless performance can possibly be attributed to how attuned Beznosiuk is with Bach through the music, an enchanting connection that is captured by this recording. The performances are full of passion and vigor. Beznosiuk's interpretation and development of the musical lines of these compositions is extremely compelling and bring out the compositional strength of one of the greatest composers to ever live.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:10:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 38316

A new recording from violinist Rachel Podger is always worth attention. And before you even get to appreciating the first-class performances - faithful realizations of Bach’s Art of Fugue skillfully arranged for strings - you notice the immediate, vibrant presence of the instruments. The sound is stunning, reminiscent of the early days of digital recording, when listeners used to marvel at how realistic the sound was. Channel Classics has been doing this forever; we just may have forgotten how special it is when it’s done right.