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J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.86 GB | Stereo FLAC = 875 MB | MCH FLAC = 2.42 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 15 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: MDG 903 1660-6 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.1

Though the cello and especially the violin were the beneficiaries of numerous solo works by the pen of J.S. Bach, the instrument we know today simply as the viola (but in Bach’s time would have been the viola da braccio) was not fortunate enough to receive original, solo compositions. Instead, violists were bestowed with the lead role in the great Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. This MDG album headlines the Bach sonatas for viola and piano, this is a bit misleading.

Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset  Music

Posted by knmn at March 29, 2009
Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset

J.S. Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset
Baroque | 2009 | 1 CD | 325 Mb | EAC/APE/CUE/LOG/SCANS

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.
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 55 CDs | 15,5 Gb | Scans -> 82,5 mb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 55-CD set chronicles the remarkable Archiv label, begun in 1947. Devoted mainly to early and Baroque music, the recordings presented here, in facsimiles of their original sleeves (a nice touch), cover the period from Gregorian chant to Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies, played on period instruments. There are stops in between for a great deal of Bach, music of the Gothic era, the French Baroque (Mouret, Delalande, Rameau, etc), Gibbons, Handel (Alcina, La Resurrezione, Messiah, Italian cantatas), Telemann, Zelenka, Gabrieli, Desprez, Haydn, LeJeune, and plenty of the usual, as well as unusual, suspects. There’s also a final CD with selections of new releases (more Handel, Cavalli, Gesualdo, Vivaldi).

Sabine Weyer - Bach to the Future (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 21, 2018
Sabine Weyer - Bach to the Future (2018)

Sabine Weyer - Bach to the Future (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 186 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 16 | Time: 61:38 min

At the age of only 28, Luxembourgian pianist Sabine Weyer was appointed professor at the Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg in 2016. A special appointment that shows how respected the young artist already is. On her latest recording 'Bach to the Future' on Ars Produktion, works by Bach and their arrangements by Busoni, Saint-Saëns and Siloti can be heard. Weyer writes of her new release: Bach to the future.
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.
Beatrice Berrut - Lux aeterna: Visions of Bach (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Beatrice Berrut - Lux aeterna: Visions of Bach (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:28 minutes | 989 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

'The meditation, sobriety and modesty of Bach's music are profoundly moving. In this era when so much importance is granted to appearances, his music remains, pushes us to introspection and raises existential questions that, despite the passage of centuries, remain topical. 'I have chosen works transcribed by Busoni, Siloti or Kempff, and not that of works written for harpsichord, for their transcriptions hold out a thread between Bach's era and our modern world.

German Brass - Brass Heralds (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 17, 2017
German Brass - Brass Heralds (2017)

German Brass - Brass Heralds
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 68:55 min | 257 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Sound the trumpets, blow the horns: the German Brass Heralds proclaim hope and joyful anticipation of Advent with music by Bach and his contemporaries.

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.
Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 56:20+52:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77380 2 | Recorded: 1996

Two things distinguished Thomas Hengelbrock's 1996 recording of Bach's B minor Mass from the many other historically informed performances of the work released in the early digital era. Where many other conductors used small mixed choirs, Hengelbrock not only used the 26-voice Bathasar-Neumann-Chor, he drew his soloists from it. And where most other conductors tended exclusively toward quick tempos, Hengelbrock mixed things up, favoring fast tempos in joyful movements and slow tempos for painful movements.