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Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]

Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Label: Accord | Catalog Number: 149514 | TT: CD1: 53’07, CD2: 53’55

It’s now time for a release with the famous German organist Helmut Walcha. This is the first of initially 4 releases with Walcha playing J. S. Bach. He recorded the complete works by J. S. Bach twice, from 1947-1950 in mono on the Schnitger organ in Cappel and in St. Jakobi in Lübeck and 1956-1971 on the famous organ in Alkmaar. This release is from the Alkmaar serie and is therefore in stereo. A quite interesting thing is to compare it with the IHORC14 release, where Fernando Germani plays the exact same organ about two years later…
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion) (2016) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 106:12 min | 1.88 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 2, 2017
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.01 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | RAR 5% Rec.

The second section of the cantata is a long vocal section opening with four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) singing together. Many recordings of this cantata use a choir for this section, but recent recordings have featured a one-voice-per-part strategy here, as does this one. The texture of this is excellent, although the balance between the voices wavers a bit. The tenor, bass and soprano each have ariosos within this section. Tenor Knut Schock enters a bit heavily, but his voice is quite appropriate for the melancholy tone of his section. Bass Bas Ramselarr has a slightly dark, yet clear voice. His section features a delightful accompaniment by the two recorders - in an interesting counterpoint with such a deep voice - and, again, the balance is slightly off, his voice sometimes drowning out the recorders just a bit…
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 84:36 min | 400 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2016

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the worlds elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]

Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 7.38 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Release Year: 2005

No doubt many of you are wondering whether I should be recording Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas at the age of only 21. Perhaps I should have waited a bit longer? Well, patience has seldom been my strong point, and after all I have already waited a number of years for an opportunity to record these works. During the first six years of study with my teacher Ana Chumachenco, I studied the sonatas and partitas thoroughly, and first performed both cycles in their entirety in the Bach year 2000, during the course of two evenings at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Julia Fischer
Andras Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD, Reissue 2007

András Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8234 | Time: 02:17:18

When it came time for Johann Sebastian Bach to publish his Opus 1, what work do you think he picked? One of the sacred cantatas? One of the Brandenburg Concertos? One of the cello suites? No, none of the above. In 1726, Bach chose his B flat major Partita to start his publishing career – and once a year for the next five years, he published five more partitas, then collected them under the title Clavier-Übung in 1731. When it came time for Hungarian pianist András Schiff to make his major-label debut, what work do you think he picked? Yes, that's right. In 1985, Schiff released his recording of the complete partitas – and followed it with many more Bach recordings over the next few years until he'd released nearly the complete canonical works by 1996. And yes, Schiff's partitas are wonderful.
Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002) [Upgrade]

Ketil Haugsand - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 91 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax | # PSC 1192 | Time: 01:10:52

The title alone is enough to make the heart beat a little faster. It is not coincidental that many music lovers have just this work as a centre in their private musical universe, a piece they return to again and again, always to find something new. A set of variations which stretches the limits; old man Bach with the powers to make the variation-form a display of pure music. This release concludes Ketil Haugsand"s recordings of all Bach"s "Clavierübung" on harpsichord for Simax Classics. The two earlier releases became reference recordings over-night, and Goldberg really is the jewel of the crown. As always Haugsand"s interpretation is no scratching the surface, but taking you through to the deeper layers of this music in breathing and singing phrases, along the map drawn up by Bach.
Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (2003/2009) [24bit/192kHz]

Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (2003/2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 145:07 minutes | 4,71 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Digital booklet

This is one of those occasions where beauty and artistry are reflected not only on the surface but right through to the core. This is a marvelous performance of Bach's six-cantata cycle that offers ravishing choral singing, sharply detailed orchestral playing, and superior contributions from the four solo vocalists, all presented in state-of-the-art sound.
Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich - J.S. Bach: Three Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano, BWV 1027-1029 (1985)

Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich - J.S. Bach: Three Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano, BWV 1027-1029 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 471-2 | Time: 00:43:26

These three sonatas - composed originally for the viola da gamba and harpsichord - are very musically-appealing compositions. And unlike previous Baroque cahmber-music tradition, the harpsichord is not relegated to mere continuo but projected into the spotlight as co-soloist - perhaps to showcase some of Bach's keyboard virtuosity. There are several fine period recordings of these works on viola da gamba and harpsichord (Savall, Peri, Crum, Wispelwey) or modern cello with harpsichord (Ma, Tortelier). But if your taste favors all modern instuments (cello, piano), then this circa-80's CD by the legendary Martha Argerich and Misha Maisky is the ticket.
Richard Egarr - J.S. Bach: The English Suites, BWV 806-811 (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Richard Egarr - J.S. Bach: The English Suites (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 141:19 minutes | 2,92 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Whatever the elusive truth may be regarding the ‘Englishness' of these 'Six Suittes avec leurs Preludes', there is no denying the imagination of the keyboard writing. Each Suite is headed by a Prelude of substantial proportions, followed by wonderfully varied dance movements, all perfectly suited to showcase the joyful brilliance of Richard Egarr's harpsichord skill.