Advent Concert: Bach

An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)

An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.08 Gb (DVD5) | 81 min
Classical | Kultur

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. A fantastic concert celebrating the coming of Christmas, recorded live at one of Austria's finest baroque monasteries. Soloists are Christine Schafer, Anna Korondi, Bernarda Fink, Ian Bostridge, Christopher Maltman. With the Concentus Musicus Vienna and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.
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Leoš Čepický - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 134:23 min | 708 MB
Label: Nimbus Alliance | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017

Leos Cepicky graduated from the East-Bohemian Conservatoire in Pardubice in 1985 under Professor Ivan traus. He started his promising career in his early teens, when he won the first prize and Laureate title at the Jaroslav Kocian International Violin Competition.
Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Bach: Magnificat In D Major, BWV243; Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (2007)

Bach - Magnificat In D Major, BWV243; Handel - Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (Haim) (2007)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 255 MB | 56’05
EAC Rip | Classical/Sacred/Vocal | Label: Virgin Classics

In terms of emotional impact, Handel's Dixit Dominus and Bach's Magnificat are well matched, both fiery exclamations of religious fervour, both extended works of contrapuntal complexity and soloistic virtuosity, the Bull and the Bear in the ring of one CD. I won't tell where I'd place my wager, but it's high drama to have these two pieces performed together.
Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:38 | 133 MB
Label: naïve classique

Like his father, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi is an internationally renowned classical music conductor of Estonian heritage with a deep catalog of recordings. Born on December 30, 1962, in Tallinn, Estonia, he and his family moved to the United States in 1980. His education includes studies at the Tallinn School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. For a decade he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra prior to being named music director of the Orchestre de Paris. He also worked with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. His recordings are numerous and include releases on the labels Sony BMG, Telarc, Virgin Classics, PentaTone Classics, and BIS Records.

Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 11, 2017
Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)

Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)
Classical, Vocals | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:49:30 | 118 MB
Label: Rondeau

The five sisters devote their CD to the family tradition of singing together at the Advent wreath and present gorgeous arrangements of old and new songs for Advent.
Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)

Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:11:34 | 189 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Raumklang

Für den kaiserlichen Gesandten in Dresden, Hermann Graf Keyserlingk, sollen die Goldberg-Variationen entstanden sein. Der Graf habe, wie Bach-Biograph Nikolaus Forkel schreibt, die Musik bei Bach bestellt in der Hoffnung, „daß er dadurch in seinen schlaflosen Nächten ein wenig aufgeheitert werden könnte.“ Diese Bearbeitung der Goldberg-Variationen für zwei Gamben setzt die Reihe der schon bestehenden Transkriptionen fort.

LOVE Advent 2017: DAY 10 - Taylor Hill by Phil Poynter  Girls

Posted by nrg at Dec. 10, 2017
LOVE Advent 2017: DAY 10 - Taylor Hill by Phil Poynter

Day 10: LOVE Advent 2017 Taylor Hill by Phil Poynter
MP4 | 1280*720 | AVC@1447 Kbps | AAC@126 Kbps | 1m | 16 MB
American model

LOVE Advent 2017: DAY 9 - Doutzen Kroes by Phil Poynter  Girls

Posted by nrg at Dec. 9, 2017
LOVE Advent 2017: DAY 9 - Doutzen Kroes by Phil Poynter

Day 9: LOVE Advent 2017 Doutzen Kroes by Phil Poynter
MP4 | 1280*720 | AVC@1103 Kbps | AAC@126 Kbps | 1m | 11 MB
Dutch model
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Joseph Haydn: Stabat Mater (1990)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Joseph Haydn: Stabat Mater (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 61:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 429 733-2 | Recorded: 1989

At last there is a Haydn Stabat mater within easy reach. The piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, and this despite the fact that it contains some of the composer's most rich and deeply felt writing. One of the few works not written to order (Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy was less than keen on encouraging the sacred duties of his Kapellmeister) the Stabat mater is also one Haydn himself grew to respect highly, and Trevor Pinnock's performance makes it clear why.
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet - Cherubini & Plantade: Requiems pour Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette (2016)

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet - Cherubini & Plantade: Requiems pour Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:14 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Classical | Catalog: ALPHA 251

At the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in France in 1815, tributes to the executed Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were frequently offered, and two of the most important compositions used for their belated memorials were Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C minor and Charles-Henri Plantade's Messe des morts in D minor. Cherubini's work was performed at a ceremony in 1816, shortly after the monarchs' remains had been moved to the royal crypt in St. Denis, while Plantade's score was revised and performed in 1823 for the thirtieth anniversary of Marie-Antoinette's death.