Bach Concertos For Two Harpsichords Suzuki

WF Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord & Strings  Music

Posted by LeePark at July 18, 2010
WF Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord & Strings

WF Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord & Strings
EAC Rip –> FLAC, CUE, LOG | Classics | Covers + Booklet | 302 MB
Label: Harmonica Mundi | Release: 1995 | Catalog: 901558 | Multi

In the world of classical-music recordings, the works of J.S. Bach naturally have overshadowed those of the "other" Bachs - the great composer's sons and ancestors. Yet as this CD demonstrates, there is considerable, beauty, originality and power in those too-neglected works. Charles Medlam, the well established interpreter of Baroque music, and his London Baroque ensemble are joined here by harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a demonstration that J.S.'s son Wilhelm Friedemann was in his own right an exceptional composer with a firm understanding of both his father's Baroque-synthesizing insights into musical structure and the new demands of the emerging Classical period in composition. This generally well-produced recording of three clavier concertos by J.S.'s oldest son sparkles with a blend of the old and the new - hints, and sometimes strong ones, of his father's musical approaches combined with treatments evocative of Haydn and the younger Mozart (whom it is said was taught briefly by one or more of the Bach boys). The performance stands as worthy of listening in its own right. And for those as yet unfamiliar with the output of Bach's more talented offspring, W.F. and Carl Philipp Emanual, it is an excellent introduction to a too-often bypassed corner of musical satisfaction.
Schnittke & Martinu - Concertos For Two Pianos/Four Hands - Duo Genova & Dimitrov (CPO)

Schnittke & Martinu - Concertos For Two Pianos/Four Hands - Duo Genova & Dimitrov - NDR Orchester - Eiji Oue (CPO)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE, LOG | 61:55 min | 227 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Classical - Contemporary | Label: CPO


The three movement Martinů work is a legacy of his American wartime years when five symphonies tumbled out in the joyous torrential spate. Those works are irradiated by the dynamics of a scarcely containable excitement typified by the plangent the Fourth Symphony (which I still count the best of the six). Schnittke's concerto turns its face from such joy. He seems to be exploring danker regions and unwelcoming depths. The horror of life and its dark other half are what Schnittke seems to aim at though he also surprises with innocence and calm as at 3.02. Anger, slow moving kaleidoscopic metamorphosis, martellato violence (8.02), phantasmal realms as far removed from Martinů's sunlight as you can go. Scrambling for parallels the closest I can achieve is to pick up Martinů's Concerto for strings, piano and timpani - a work that looked forward towards Second World War.
French Concertos For Two Pianos - Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov (CPO)

Francis Poulenc - Darius Milhaud - Robert Casadesus
French Concertos For Two Pianos - Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov (CPO)

Classical 20th Century | FLAC + CUE + LOG | 1 CD, PDF Covers and Booklet | 245 MB | 2003

Mozart - Concertos for two and three pianos  Music

Posted by EnzoF at Sept. 10, 2007
Mozart - Concertos for two and three pianos

Mozart - Concertos for two and three pianos
Classical | Ape | 1CD | 180MB
VA - Music For Four Harpsichords: CPE Bach, JS Bach, G Malcolm (2017)

VA - Music For Four Harpsichords: CPE Bach, JS Bach, G Malcolm
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:35 min | 130 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

There were many worlds in George Malcolm's (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord's identity in England. After World War II Malcolm became the most famous English harpsichordist of his day, with a brilliant technique, superb musicianship and an idiosyncratically modern approach to playing which, for his audiences, came to exemplify the very nature of the instrument itself.
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - J.S. Bach: Concertos (2001) 5CD Box Set

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - J.S. Bach: Concertos (2001) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv produktion | # 4637252 | Time: 04:56:00

This is a really great five-CD set. You get all of Bach's concertos except the Brandenburgs - which is a shame because Pinnock's Brandenburgs are terrific. Nonetheless, this remains an absolutely cracking collection of some of Bach's most enjoyable music in excellent performances. In the Harpsichord Concertos Pinnock is himself the soloist and shows why he is such a very well-liked and highly regarded musician. The music springs to life under his fingers (and under his direction) and many of these performances set new and enduring standards when first released in the early 1980s. They have informed much subsequent Bach playing and have worn extremely well themselves, sounding as fresh and involving as they did nearly 30 years ago. He is joined by other fine harpsichordists in the concerti for two, three and four harpsichords, (Kenneth Gilbert, Nicholas Kraemer and Lars Ulrich Mortensen) and the Concerto for Four Harpsichords in particular is an absolute joy.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 18, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:40:55 | 1,06 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1313/4

Listeners familiar with other recordings in Masaaki Suzuki's ongoing traversal of Bach's solo keyboard works may find his performances of the Partitas somewhat of an anomaly. For instance, the sharply delineated juxtapositions of tempos that made his Fantasias and Fugues program so thrilling (type Q3840 in Search Reviews) are nowhere to be heard here. The interpretive agenda this time is much subtler and decidedly more introverted.

VA - 100 Best Concertos (6 CD Box-set) 2008  Music

Posted by toma80 at March 24, 2016
VA - 100 Best Concertos (6 CD Box-set) 2008

VA - 100 Best Concertos (6 CD Box-set) 2008
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 100 | 07:49:53 | 1,06 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI
Bach J.S. – Concertos for Oboe and Oboe d'Amore/Violin Concertos (Helmut Müller-Brühl)

Bach J.S. – Concertos for Oboe and Oboe d'Amore/Violin Concertos (Helmut Muller-Bruhl)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 673.64 MB
Sergio & Maddalena Vartolo - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV 1080 (2009) 2CDs

Sergio & Maddalena Vartolo - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 645 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570577-78 | Time: 01:42:09

Though unfinished at his death, Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue is both his musical last testament and a cornerstone of Western composition. At once a miracle of intellectual achievement, musical invention, technical challenges and emotional power, The Art of Fugue draws on all of Bach’s resources as a master of counterpoint. It is here performed, as the composer apparently intended, on harpsichord, by Sergio Vartolo who uses his own recently-published facsimile edition of the autograph score, and of the engraved first edition (1751/1752).