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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.
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of Fugue": Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory

Ewald Demeyere, "Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of Fugue": Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory"
2014 | ISBN-10: 9058679403 | 254 pages | PDF | 2 MB
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.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.
Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)

Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 8.08 Gb | 23:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Country: Czechoslovakia | Label: Erato

A musician of searching intellect, generous spirit and formidable purpose, Zuzana Růžičková is one of the 20th century’s most influential harpsichordists. Central to her career, the music of Bach also helped her to transcend with grace the extraordinary adversity she faced during World War II and the Communist era. “There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2018
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 396 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | Time: 57:36 min

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.