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The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at May 24, 2017
The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750 by Joseph Kerman
English | July 25, 2005 | ISBN: 0520243587 | 193 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are among the greatest, most influential, and best-loved works in all of Western music. They have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 14, 2016
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - The Art of Bach (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:06 | 170 MB
Label: Steinway & Sons

The U.S. branch of the Steinway piano firm has issued a series of piano recordings that is carefully curated so as to reflect the company's roots in the music scene of a century ago, or a bit more. This gives the label's output a satisfying coherence as well as bringing forth some intriguing individual concepts. This release by the Anderson & Roe piano duo is a representative example that might appeal to those who've had their fill of severe historical-performance approaches to Bach.
Cedric Pescia - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cedric Pescia - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:03 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt said that Bach had written his Art of Fugue for himself, without thought of performing it on any instrument in particular. In the presence of a speculative work, every musician is free to chisel the perfect lines of polyphony as he or she chooses. Up to the final canon, which continues to pose the question of its incompletion. It is the Franco-Swiss pianist Cédric Pescia, with his subtle, understated playing, who will make this sublime score sing. But he will do so on an untempered piano, which is hardly banal! After a first æon disc devoted to Cage, which created a tremendous stir, Cédric Pescia deploys a low-key art in Bach, a sense of rhythm combined with a rubato of extreme subtlety and an inventiveness in the phrasings and ornaments, both flowing and sharp, that have no equivalent in the discography. Such relief, such life!
Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 288 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01848 | Time: 02:01:44

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing.

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier (1994)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at June 7, 2010
Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier (1994)

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier
DbPowerAmp secure mode FLAC (tracks+log, no cue) + MP3 (320 kbps CBR) | 889.13 Mb (FLAC) + 597.26 Mb (MP3) | 252:07 minutes | Covers.
classical, instrumental | Naxos Records. Recorded & published in 1994

The Well-Tempered Clavier (Das Wohltemperirte Clavier in the original German title), BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study." Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, but titled it only "Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues." The two works are now usually considered to comprise The Well-Tempered Clavier and are referred to respectively as Books I and II. The Well-Tempered Clavier is generally regarded as one of the most influential works in the history of Western classical music...
Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Zefir Records | # ZEF 9629 | Time: 01:19:46

The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.
Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017)

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:12 min | 337 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

With its transcriptions for accordion of several J. S. Bach masterpieces, this CD gives listeners an opportunity to rediscover and enjoy the music of this great Baroque composer from a new perspective.

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:20 min | 403 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute was a very popular instrument in Bach’s day. The various types of lute had for centuries been influential in shaping the development of music. Certain musical terms are in fact directly derived from lute-playing technique, including the expression style brise, coined by Couperin to denote lute-like arpeggiated chords on the harpsichord. During the first half of the 18th century, Sylvius Leopold Weiss was particularly renowned and respected for his consummate mastery of the lute.

Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2 (2017)

Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:52 min | 241 MB
Label: Alba | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

I often imagined the instructions Bach might give the performer of his music in the present day. What might he say? Describing Bach as a conductor in the 18th century, J.M. Gesner said he was full of rhythm in every part of his body. Bach himself stated his priorities in the title of his keyboard works: …above all to achieve a singing style. Knowing what a phenomenal organist and improviser Bach was, his example to us must be obvious. The music must live in the here and now- forever new. (Ismo Eskelinen) Ismo Eskelinen s career began when he was 17, spurred on by many prizes.