Bach 1018

Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 119:18 minutes | 2.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Almost every music lover has probably heard Erich Höbarth play at least once: active as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s concertmaster, as first violinist of the Quatuor Mosaïques, and in many other positions of musical life, heard in numerous recordings and television broadcasts, he is an almost omnipresent figure. Höbarth unites historical performance practice with the self-assured poise of an individual artistic personality. The Viennese violinist has found here a congenial partner in the young Aapo Häkkinen from Helsinki, who, exactly like Höbarth, can already boast extensive experience as an ensemble director.
Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)

Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 8.08 Gb | 23:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Country: Czechoslovakia | Label: Erato

A musician of searching intellect, generous spirit and formidable purpose, Zuzana Růžičková is one of the 20th century’s most influential harpsichordists. Central to her career, the music of Bach also helped her to transcend with grace the extraordinary adversity she faced during World War II and the Communist era. “There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 546 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 25 | Time: 87:25 min

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:25 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter & Ascension Oratorios, Mass in B minor (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Mass in B minor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,03 Gb | Total time: 33:54+75:28+65:56+50:39+52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62068 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1991, 1994

There are many, many good things about Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort and Players' Bach performances – their luminous colors, complete clarity, utter lucidity, and structural integrity – that there is an uneasy feeling in criticizing them for their occasional flaws. When Parrott's Bach is good, it is as great as any that has been recorded in the past 20 years. It's as great as Leonhardt's, Koopman's, or Herreweghe's, and far better than Gardiner's, Harnoncourt's, or Rilling's. And Parrott's Bach is so great in the great pieces – so great in the overwhelming dramatic intensity of the close of his Saint John Passion and so great in the mystery, agony, and ecstasy of the central choral triptych in his Mass in B minor – that his performances seem very, very great indeed.
(James Leonard)
Andreas von Wangenheim - Bach: Six Cello Suites (Transcribed For Guitar) (2007) 2CD

Andreas von Wangenheim - Bach: Six Cello Suites (Transcribed For Guitar) (2007) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 522 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 324 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arte Nova / Sony BMG, ANO 675220 | 02:08:03

Bach's famous suites for cello solo from a different perspective: in order to emphasize the polyphonic structure of this marvelous music, Andreas von Wangenheim has transcribed them for guitar.

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 22, 2018
Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:19:33 | 532 Mb
Classical, Harpsichord | Label: naïve, Diapason

Blandine Verlet, the noted French harpsichordist, studied with Ruggiero Gerlin and Ralph Kirkpatrick. She began recording in the late 1970s for Philips, switching to the Astree label in the 1990s. Her recordings range from J.S. Bach's keyboard works to Froberger to lesser known composers such as Louis Couperin and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. This, her second recording of the Goldbergs, has been called "one of the finest harpsichord versions in the catalogue.
Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 57:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901270 | Recorded: 1987

Recorded in 1987, this disc by Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the choral-instrumental ensemble La Chapelle Royale came in advance of most of the historical-performance recordings that have delved deeply into Bach's cantatas and their world. It was, in fact, the first digital recording of the Trauerode, BWV 198. Despite some competition, this remains an exemplary Bach performance, and it was a superb candidate for reissue in Harmonia Mundi's HM Gold greatest-hits series.
Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)

Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901644 | Recorded: 1999

According to German theological tradition, which Bach knew very well, the alto voice was the very symbol of the Holy Ghost. Bach's three solo cantatas for alto demand enormous vocal virtuosity. Their extraordinary musical variety embraces sublime consolatory lullabies, a faithful echo of an organ concerto and the dramatic qualities of an oratorio. Andreas Scholl is the featured soloist in this reissue, backed by Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent.
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.