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John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 27, 2018
John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)

John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 862 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 492 Mb | 03:34:52
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The Australian guitarist John Williams has long been universally recognized as a true master , to quote the Guardian. The centrepiece of Sony s new reissue of his Bach recordings is formed by the Suites for solo lute. Also contained on these 4 CDs are Williams s inspired transcriptions of the E major Violin Concerto (with the English Chamber Orchestra), preludes and fugues, chorales and movements from various suites. John Williams is a superb technician, wrote MusicWeb International, and justifiably deserves the accolades heaped on him during his long career. His rendition of these works is most authoritative and executed with admirable fluidity.

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.
J.S. Bach - 6 Suites BWV 1007-1012 transcribed from the originals for solo cello (Marion Verbruggen) - 2006

J.S. Bach - 6 Suites BWV 1007-1012 transcribed from the originals for solo cello (Marion Verbruggen) - 2006
WEB FLAC (tracks, cover, logs) | 02:09:13 | 589.40 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi

Much of Bach's music is abstract enough that it can easily be arranged for new instrumental combinations, and often was by the composer himself. The music for unaccompanied violin and for unaccompanied cello forms an exceptional case; the sonatas and partitas for solo violin were part of a long tradition of virtuoso violin music to which Bach was making a conscious contribution, and the six suites for solo cello were written as extensions of the ideas in the violin pieces. Transferring the cello suites to a solo recorder, which is incapable of executing many details of the cello scores, is thus something Bach probably wouldn't have countenanced. ..
Nicolas Dautricourt & Juho Pohjonen - Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-1019 (2018) [24/96]

Nicolas Dautricourt & Juho Pohjonen - Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-1019 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 121:07 minutes | 2.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

One of the most original features of the Sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 is the imagination shown by Johann Sebastian Bach in harmonic, melodic and contrapuntal terms. The pianist’s right hand and the violin must constantly answer each other, while the basso continuo is entrusted to the pianist’s left hand. The exceptional degree of invention to be found in this musical dialogue – a felicitous harmony between melody and counterpoint – irremediably excludes any form of excessive soliloquising.
Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Missa in h-moll, BWV 232 (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Missa in h-moll, BWV 232 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 100:43 minutes | 946 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Philippe Herreweghe’s longlasting interest in the works of the Cantor of Leipzig has turned him into a man whose views evolve as he delves deeper into his subject matter. The joy that he feels – combined with a very legitimate sense of pride – in having forged musical tools that have today reached maturity, has led him to come back on a Missa that has never ceased to intrigue him: the catholic Missa of the protestant composer Bach.
António Meneses & Maria João Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

António Meneses & Maria João Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:29 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Over four decades since securing worldwide recognition as one of the finest musicians of her generation, Maria João Pires continues to transfix audiences with the spotless integrity, eloquence and vitality of her art.
Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)

Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 595 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 45 | Time: 131:33 min

Johann Sebastian Bachs St John Passion is, along with the St Matthew Passion, without doubt one of the most important works he ever composed. It established a new tradition for Good Friday vespers in Leipzig, and with sublime skill Bach managed to retain a spirit of church worship while creating an almost operatic narrative that movingly depicts Christs trial, death, and ultimate apotheosis. Bachs numerous revisions always demand a certain amount of scholarly decision-making, and this recording of the St John Passion uses the final 1749 version that not only draws on and reinforces the best of Bachs original concept, but incorporates the additional movements of the 1725 version.

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 7, 2018
Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:56:33 | 277 MB
Label: Guild

A familiar work with a different take: Martin Heini plays Bach's Goldberg Variations on the beautiful organ of Horw Church, Switzerland, along with three masterpieces written for organ, the Fantasie in G major, the Prelude and Fugue in D Minor and the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor.
Ton Koopman, Simon Preston, Helmut Walcha - Bach: Orgelwerke (1999)

Ton Koopman, Simon Preston, Helmut Walcha - Bach: Orgelwerke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 79:16+65:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 461 016-2/463 017-2 | Recorded: 1963-65; 1983-92

Much of Bach’s organ music was written during the earlier part of his career, culminating in the period he spent as court organist at Weimar. Among many well-known compositions we may single out the Dorian Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, Prelude and Fugue “St Anne”, BWV 552 (in which the fugue theme resembles the well-known English hymn of that name), Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, and the Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540. Chorale preludes are compositions for organ that consist of short variations on simple hymn tunes for all seasons of the church year. Better-known melodies used include the Christmas In dulci jubilo, BWV 608, Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603, the Holy Week Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625, and the Easter Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627, as well as the moving Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637, and the familiar Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, and Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657.
Antonio Meneses & Maria Joao Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013) [Repost]

Antonio Meneses & Maria João Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013)
works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # UCCG-1614 | Time: 01:16:34

This album was recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall in January 2012, and it would be interesting to know whether its release was planned ahead of time or motivated by ongoing affection for the performances. Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses and Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires have often played as a duo, and the easy conversational quality they have achieved is fully evident here. But the beauty goes beyond the usual chamber music competences. Meneses is rightly renowned for his rich tone, which remains undamaged even in the upper reaches of the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, a work written for a defunct six-stringed instrument somewhere between cello and guitar; it lies a bit high for the cello, but Meneses is untroubled by that. The real star of the show, though, may be Pires, who contributes some deeply mysterious Brahms Intermezzi and calibrates her role with astonishing precision in the duo works, emerging into full duet partnership in the final Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38. Beautiful and more, with a dark, melancholy strain unifying the whole, this is chamber music reminiscent of the golden age. Deutsche Grammophon's engineering team also deserves notice for the startling live presence, undiminished by intrusions of noise.