Bach Cantatas Vol. 28 Gardiner

Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Cantatas Vol 28 (2013)

Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Cantatas Vol 28 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 347 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 184 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria Records | Catalog Number: 185

Recorded in the City of London in 2012, this album features the missing cantatas from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: the Ascension Cantatas. They were recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate (one of the original Pilgrimage venues) in two concerts entirely funded by the generosity of hundreds of donors across the world, following a heartfelt appeal from British comedian Alexander Armstrong.

J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day  

Posted by Bibixy at Sept. 17, 2013
J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day

J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day
CD | SDG | 2013 | RAR | 127MB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers

Recorded in the City of London in 2012, this album features the missing cantatas from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: the Ascension Cantatas were the only ones left unrecorded in 2000, due to noise issues. They were recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate. The quartet of soloists include one of the original Pilgrimage soloists, bass Dietrich Henschel, alongside a new generation of Bach interpreters who have worked with the ensembles since 2000 – making this recording a "bridge" between a Bach tradition started 13 years ago and today.

Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner  Music

Posted by trackball at July 15, 2009
Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner

Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner
Classical | Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks, CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers LQ | 561 Mb | Date CD: 30 April 2007

Volume 23 of John Eliot Gardiner’s Cantata Pilgrimage edition is devoted to the first and second Sundays after Easter, with Cantatas 158, for Easter Tuesday, and 150, for an unspecified occasion, tossed in for good measure. No. 150 may have been Bach’s earliest cantata, probably composed during Bach’s stay in Arnstadt, which, incidentally, is where Gardiner’s pilgrims performed and recorded it. Gardiner hypothesizes that Bach might have composed it to show what he could do, and to counter the criticism that had come his way after his extended absence in Lübeck and the incident with the “unauthorized maiden” (apparently his fiancée, Maria Barbara) in the choir loft. Cantata 158, for solo bass, is one of Bach’s late cantatas.

Bach - Cantatas Vol.5 Gardiner  Music

Posted by trackball at July 14, 2009
Bach - Cantatas Vol.5 Gardiner

Bach - Cantatas Vol.5 Gardiner
Classical | Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks, CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers LQ | 570 Mb | Date CD: 29 Sep 2008

Actually, this cantata and the potent performance it receives here set me thinking, not for the first time, about the debate as to whether or not Bach intended these cantatas to be sung one voice to a part. Though he may have been driven to this expediency on occasion I’ve never been very comfortable with this idea, though Joshua Rifkin’s wonderfully intimate recording of BWV 106 came closest to convincing me otherwise.

Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner  Music

Posted by trackball at July 13, 2009
Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner

Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner
Classical | Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks, CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers LQ | 581 Mb | Date CD: 29 Jun 2009

This one features five lesser-known (to me anyway) cantatas, plus one motet, long attributed to Bach, but now known not to be by him. Again, we have the usual high-quality exploration of undeservedly forgotten repertoire, exquisite musical jewels being brought into the light again to shine. Gardiner offers fresh insight into these masterpieces, both in the performance and in his sleeve notes.
J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 43 - Masaaki Suzuki [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 43 - Masaaki Suzuki [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.88 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1761 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

On we go to the 43rd release in this, probably the best series of Bach’s cantatas going, at least in Super Audio. (I still like Gardiner’s series a lot, though it will not be complete.) But Suzuki, far more than chief competitor Ton Koopman, has given us a set for the ages, not only performed with consummate style, historical considerations, and musical substance, but with a feeling for these seminal religious works that transcends the merely mechanical presentation that we so often—too often—hear. These three pieces are reached through the way-back machine in the year 1725, smack in the middle of Christmas season, enjoyed by Bach and congregants during his third year in Leipzig. The court poet Georg Christian Lehms supplied the texts for these pieces from a collection published in 1711.
J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 48 - Masaaki Suzuki [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 48 - Masaaki Suzuki [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 3.34 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1881 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

Volume 48 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s traversal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas opens with Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe – a jubilant work intended for Whit Sunday 1727, but with its origins in an earlier, secular wedding cantata.

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) was composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig. But the programme also also offers moments of introspection and quiet beauty, such as the celebrated alto aria Ich will dich all mein Leben lang from Cantata 117, here performed by the counter-tenor Robin Blaze, well-known to the followers of this series.

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 34 - Masaaki Suzuki [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 34 - Masaaki Suzuki [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.76 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 28 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1551 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

Disc No. 34 in Suzuki’s series of Bach cantatas brings him well over halfway through the list. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (BWV 1) is one of the more familiar works, first recorded by Karl Ristenpart for Archiv in mono, while the other two first appeared in the early stereo era under Wolfgang Gönnenwein and Karl Richter. All three were part of Bach’s 1725 cycle of chorale cantatas that were based on hymns, a cycle that ended incomplete with BWV 1. The opening and closing chorales in this work are Philipp Nicolai’s hymn (set to a medieval text) and make a splendid effect, a deliberate choice to lead off the published collected works.

J.S.Bach - Cantatas Vol. 1 - J.E.Gardiner  

Posted by pmarkov at Dec. 27, 2009
J.S.Bach - Cantatas Vol. 1 - J.E.Gardiner

J.S.Bach - Cantatas Vol. 1 - J.E.Gardiner
2CD | APE+cue/MP3-320kbps+m3u + covers | no log | 623.4/308.1Mb | 1:14:01+1:14:27 | SDG 2005

J.S.Bach - Cantatas, Vol. 9 - J.E.Gardiner  

Posted by pmarkov at Dec. 24, 2009
J.S.Bach - Cantatas, Vol. 9 - J.E.Gardiner

J.S.Bach - Cantatas, Vol. 9 - J.E.Gardiner
2CD | APE+cue+log/MP3-320kbps+m3u + covers | 601.3/302.6Mb | 1:10:20+1:08:23 | SDG 2009