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Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 4, 2018
Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)

Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:44:03 | 1,1 Gb
Folk Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Cherry Red Records

This comprehensive Bridget St. John box set includes the three sensational albums recorded for Peel’s Dandelion label, plus live recordings and recordings made for the BBC between 1968 and 1972.
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.
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 68 | Time: 109:40 min

This will play on conventional CD players A landmark recording of J.S. Bach s St John Passion, sung in English the first for over forty-five years. With communicative zeal, beautiful articulation, and focused energy, the 100 voices of CEFC lend precision and power to the performance alongside the instruments of the Bach Camerata, one of the finest UK baroque orchestras, all under the inspired direction of David Temple. They are joined by a superb array of soloists including Robert Murray, Ashley Riches and Sophie Bevan.
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 12, 2017
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 110:17 min | 466 MB
Label: Erato ‎– 0190295854058 | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Choral, Vocal

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:17 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”

Dernière nuit à Montréal - Emily St.John Mandel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at April 1, 2015
Dernière nuit à Montréal - Emily St.John Mandel

Dernière nuit à Montréal - Emily St.John Mandel
French | 2012 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 2743623799 | EPUB | 2.13 MB

C’est l’histoire de Lilia, enlevée à sept ans par son père lors d’une nuit d’hiver, de la longue cavale qui dura toute son adolescence, et de Christopher, le détective engagé par sa mère pour la retrouver. C’est aussi l’histoire de Michaela, la fille de Christopher, qui rêvait d’être funambule dans un cirque et finit dans une boîte de strip-tease à Montreal. Michaela sait ce que Lilia a toujours ignoré : la raison de cette cavale de dix ans à travers les États-Unis…

Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 18, 2014
Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John

Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John by Terry Fred Horowitz
2014 | ISBN: 0810889064 | English | 444 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Macmillan: St John Passion - Davis, Maltman, London So, Et Al (2009)

Macmillan: St John Passion - Davis, Maltman, London So, Et Al (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 401 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lso Live | Catalog Number: 671

When Sir Colin Davis was asked to select a composer to write a new work for his 80th birthday he chose James MacMillan, about to celebrate his own 50th birthday. MacMillan had previously considered writing a passion and used the opportunity of the commission to produce a setting based on the Gospel of St John.The result is a highly dramatic passion, fusing MacMillan's own Catholic faith, compositional style and musical influences with the long tradition of settings for the passion of Christ in both the Catholic and Lutheran faiths. In addition to the choir and orchestra, MacMillan uses a small choir of professional singers to provide the narration and a solitary baritone soloist to portray Christus.The work received its première on 27th April 2008 at the Barbican, in London, and follows the LSOLive release of two of James MacMillan's earlier works: The World's Ransoming and The Confession of Isobel Gowdie in January 2008.
Bach - Montreal Baroque - "For the feast of St.John the baptist", Cantates BWV 30, 7, 167 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Johann Sebastian Bach - "For the feast of St.John the baptist", Cantates BWV 30, 7, 167
Montreal Baroque - Eric Milnes
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 346 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Atma # SACD2 2400 | Country/Year: Canada 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…The performances, sung without a chorus but played with a string complement numbering 4-4-2-2-1, are, if not overwhelming, entirely convincing. The four soloists manage their roles admirably, and the recorded sound is excellent. (…) Incidentally, buried in the notes is an eye-popping statement that Montréal Baroque “has undertaken Bach’s complete cantatas in a pared-down version, with a one-per-part choir, as was the practice in Lutheran Germany of the time.” That would be a first, since all of the other complete and on-going series employ small choirs. There was no mention of boy sopranos.