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Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017)

Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:08 min | 184 MB
Label: Accentus Music | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2017

It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the world with hope, optimism, and cast in light much like Miró sees the world. I find a childlike purity in him, similar to what I hear in the French Suites. There is a quote by Miró that touches me enormously and makes me think a lot whenever I play, as it reflects something that may be the most difficult aspect of musical interpretation and of art in general: 'To gain freedom is to gain simplicity' - Zhu Xiao-Mei.

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 3, 2016
Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 91:16 min | 1.51 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2016

One of the world’s best-loved artists, and a longtime proponent of Bach on the modern piano, Murray Perahia has been hailed as one of the composer’s “most rewarding interpreters both live and on disc.” For his debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Perahia turns to the six French Suites – works that are at once delicate, profound, tender and joyful, and all suffused with the rhythmic vitality of the dance. Perahia produced a series of award-winning recordings of Bach's keyboard works in the late 1990s and since then Bach has become his bench mark. Bach’s French Suites are new to his recording catalogue. It is his first release in the past 5 years and first release for DG.
Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CD

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 558 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 433 313-2 DH2 | Time: 02:09:15

András Schiff is one of the best Bach players among Gould, Rosalyn Tureck and Wanda Landowska. On Schiff's French Suites, every part from every suite has a different color and gives you different feeling. Every harmony is taken to its end with care, and dynamic balance is always delightful to listen. Articulation of the notes is excellent, full of humour, and in some places you surely start to smile and you feel very happy when you listen to Schiff. He also plays the slow parts very deeply and warmly, which is for some artists a big problem when playing Bach. There are also Italian Concerto and French Overture on the CD's, played brilliantly, so this set is really worth buying. Recommended for everyone.
Philippe Jaroussky - Green: Mélodies françaises (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jaroussky - Green: Mélodies françaises (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:27 minutes | 1.86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In his second album of French song from the 19th and 20th centuries – following the ground-breaking Opium, released in 2009 – countertenor Philippe Jaroussky explores settings of poems by Paul Verlaine (1844-96). One of France’s most revered fin-de-siècle poets and a pioneer of the decadent and symbolist movements, Verlaine famously declared his philosophy in the first line of Art poétique in 1874: ‘De la musique avant toute chose’ – ‘music before all else.’ In his poetry, the sound and the shape of each line carries meaning and expression, adding resonance to the words, which often evoke a twilit world of ambiguous emotions.
Richard Galliano - New Jazz Musette (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Richard Galliano - New Jazz Musette (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 85:29 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Already 30 years that his first album as a band leader, «Spleen», was released with the “New Musette” Quartet. Already 30 years that he restored the image of a so called old fashioned instrument, bound to play for Saturday nights ballrooms. Already 30 years that he is navigating in all kinds of musical styles, flirting with salsa, merging with tango, without losing his soul, deeply anchored in his French-Italian roots.
Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.
Marie-Claude Chappuis - Sous l'Empire d'Amour - French Songs for Mezzo-Soprano & Lute (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marie-Claude Chappuis - Sous l'Empire d'Amour - French Songs for Mezzo-Soprano & Lute (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:29 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first half of the seventeenth century marked the heyday of the air de cour at the French court. This was a monophonic lute-accompanied song that was generally on the subject of love. Sentimental songs of this kind soon found their way to other parts of Europe, including England, Germany and the Netherlands. With their exceptional programme, mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis and lutenist Luca Pianca breathe new life into this courtly musical culture in all of its elegance and beauty, performing works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Étienne Moulinié, Michel Lambert, Gabriel Bataille and others.
Alice Coote, Graham Johnson - L'heure exquise: A French Songbook (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alice Coote, Graham Johnson - L'heure exquise: A French Songbook (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:19 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alice Coote is the darling of the world's opera stages and recital hallsto the extent that her solo recordings are rare events. In this much-anticipated French Songbook, Graham Johnson lends his incomparable insight to this most remarkable of talents on an emotional rollercoaster through twenty-three songs of Gallic love in all its guises.
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:29 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Released in celebration of the great Russian pianist’s 80th birthday (06 July) this set of the French Suites continues Ashkenazy’s extraordinary journey through the major keyboard works of JS Bach.
Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:16:23 | 31.6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1955 Glenn Gould signed his exclusive contract with Columbia Masterworks, and remained with the label until his untimely death in 1982. Gould s first release, Bach s Goldberg Variations, released in January 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time.