Bach 1,4

BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 8, 2016
BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013) [Repost]

BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2802 Kbps | 01:29:14 | 1.89 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

John Eliot Gardiner goes in search of Bach the man and the musician. The famous portrait of Bach portrays a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat, yet his greatest works were composed 20 years earlier in an almost unrivalled blaze of creativity. We reveal a complex and passionate artist; a warm and convivial family man at the same time a rebellious spirit struggling with the hierarchies of state and church who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide. Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have - some newly-found. Most of all, he uses the music to reveal the real Bach.
Celine Frisch, Cafe Zimmermann, Dominique Visse - J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg, 14 Canons, Quodlibet (2001) 2CD

J.S. Bach - Variations Goldberg BWV 988, 14 Canons BWV 1087, Les chansons allemandes de la Variation 30 (Quodlibet) (2001)
Céline Frisch, clavecin Anthony Sidey; Ensemble Instrumental Café Zimmermann; Dominique Visse, contre-tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 293 Mb | Time: 01:42:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 014

Here is a package that satisfies intellectual curiosity and is musically delightful. This two-disc set begins with a precise, but still musical, harpsichord performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations by Céline Frisch. Her Aria is clean, with both the melody and the bass line countermelody clear and phrased so that everything comes together well. Her ornaments fit naturally into the melodies throughout the variations, without drawing attention away from the tune, and she always has a sense of direction and forward momentum. The second disc contains the 14 canons on the first eight notes of the bass of the Aria from the Goldberg Variations and the two songs that are contained in the quodlibet near the end of the Variations. The canons are rich and warm performed by Café Zimmermann, a string sextet that includes a double bass, with excellent contrasts in the feel of each canon. The song Cabbages and Turnips Have Driven Me Away is the highlight of the two discs. Period instruments accompany Dominique Visse as he sings about a hunter bringing a girl home to meet his mother. Visse switches from a jolly, idiomatic tenor voice for the hunter to a smooth alto for the girl, and a slightly grating alto for the mother, often in mid-verse.
Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts [Repost]

Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts by Eric Chafe
English | 14 May 2015 | ISBN: 0190217294 | 632 Pages | PDF | 20 MB

In 1714, the 29 year-old Johann Sebastian Bach was promoted to the position of concertmaster at the ducal court of Weimar. This post required him for the first time in his already established career to produce a regular stream of church cantatas-one cantata every four weeks.
Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society - Bach: Magnificat (2010) [24bit/192kHz]

Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society -
J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (2010)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:21 minutes | 2,06 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Digital booklet

All the music on this release is associated with the festival of Christmas. Bach wrote the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (BWV 110) for morning service on Christmas Day 1725, and the first version of the Magnificat in E flat major (BWV 243a) for Vespers on Christmas Day 1723, seven months after the Leipzig town council appointed him cantor of the Thomaskirche. It would hardly be exaggerating to say that Bach thus presented his visiting card to his new employer. According to the Bach scholar Christoph Wolff, the work is his "first really large-scale and complex piece of church music".
Marie-Claire Alain - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works 14 CD Box Set (2011)

Marie-Claire Alain - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works 14 CD Box Set (2011)
Classical, Organ | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,28 Gb
Label: Erato Disques | Release Year: 2011

This 1990 Digital Recording is a must for Bach's CD Collector. Recorded using historic organs on which some were played himself by Bach. Marie-Claire Alain's playing here is more in historic and faithful to performance practice. The tempos and the registrations are well planned and the approach of playing is spontaneous and simple. The spirituality of the performer is so evident here.

Abel Carlevaro Guitar Masterclass IV: Bach Chaconne  

Posted by AlenMiler at Oct. 5, 2014
Abel Carlevaro Guitar Masterclass IV: Bach Chaconne

Abel Carlevaro Guitar Masterclass IV: Bach Chaconne (Spanish Edition) by Johann Sebastian Bach & Abel Carlevaro
Chanterelle | August 14, 2006 | Spanish | ISBN: 3890770630 | 52 pages | PDF | 26 MB

A technique analysis and interpretation of J. S. Bach s Chaconne (BWV 1004) presented by the exceptional virtuoso, composer and teacher, Abel Carlevaro. The transcription is based on the original score for violin and has been adapted for guitar conserving the original style and spirit.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (2013) [24-192]

Dunedin Consort - JS Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192 kHz | Time - 93:14 minutes | 4,01 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos are essential and enduringly popular works in the Baroque orchestral repertory, full of interesting instrumentation choices and dancing melodies. Under the direction of prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt O.B.E., the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the Baroque repertoire. Dunedin Consort, the team that brought you ‘John Passion', is back with its first instrumental release: ‘J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos'. Under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, Dunedin Consort demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally insightful and fresh performance.
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach. The French Suites (1993) [2CD] {ECM New Series 1513/14}

Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach. The French Suites (1993) [2CD] {ECM New Series 1513/14}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 673 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb
© 1993 ECM Records | 1513/14 / 289 437 955-2
Classical / Harpsichord


Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach. The French Suites (1993) [2CD] {ECM New Series 1513/14}

Jarrett plays brilliantly.
Personally, I love Jarrett's playing; he is one of the most sensitive and lyrical of contemporary pianists, and his long illness has deprived us of what would surely have been a larger body of baroque music recordings. So make your own mind up.
I highly recommend this collection to lovers of Bach, Jarrett and the diabolical harpsichord.
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Bach: Complete Works - Hänssler Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 14 - Cantatas
Vol. 14: 4 CDs | 2000 | APE + CUE | Booklets: 136 MB | 1.2 GB

A very different set than Teldec's Bach 2000. The Hanssler Bachakademie, supervised by Helmut Rilling, is not HIP (historic instruments performance). The orchestras are warm and lush (but not huge). The soloists are, in general, extraordinary. The tempos are sane. Hanssler has included fragments of some incomplete BWV's that are not included in the Teldec set; a minor plus but appealing. I found I preferred these traditional instruments and the daring using of forte-piano in place of harpsichord on a few of the recordings (flute sonatas). Highlights for me are The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 and 2, Musical Offering, Flute Sonatas, The Motets. I also found I prefer these Cantatas recordings to any other, including the new Koopman, Suzuki and the well-known Leonhart-Harnoncourt. While not the newest recordings, the sound is warmer which I prefer to the new state-of-the-art HIP recordings. Although most of the Cantatas are older recordings, much of the Hanssler Bachakademie edition is newly recorded for this project and the sound is consistent and excellent.

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 3, 2016
Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 91:16 min | 1.51 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2016

One of the world’s best-loved artists, and a longtime proponent of Bach on the modern piano, Murray Perahia has been hailed as one of the composer’s “most rewarding interpreters both live and on disc.” For his debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Perahia turns to the six French Suites – works that are at once delicate, profound, tender and joyful, and all suffused with the rhythmic vitality of the dance. Perahia produced a series of award-winning recordings of Bach's keyboard works in the late 1990s and since then Bach has become his bench mark. Bach’s French Suites are new to his recording catalogue. It is his first release in the past 5 years and first release for DG.