Bach Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin - First Recordings On HMV (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Yehudi Menuhin - First Recordings On HMV (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:38 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The great violinist tells the story of his first recording, made as a teenager under extraordinary circumstances. As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.
Yehudi - The Art of Menuhin (2016} {3CD Set Warner Classics 0825646782574}

Yehudi - The Art of Menuhin (2016} {3CD Set Warner Classics 0825646782574}
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© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0825646782574
Classical / Violin

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalog contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music.
Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.
(Paul Driver)
Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.99 Gb | Total time: 71:38+71:21+65:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 67310 2 | Recorded: 1956-1961

Admirers of Sir Yehudi Menuhin will be pleased to have this compilation of his early stereo recordings of the major violin concertos. I have always enjoyed his version of the Bach Double Concerto with Christian Ferras; it rightly dominated the catalogue throughout the 1960s, and the spirited baroque vitality of the performance, plus a beautifully judged central Largo, give great satisfaction. Moreover, it demonstrates what a good sound balance Peter Andry and Neville Boyling could achieve in London's Kingsway Hall in 1959.
Yehudi Menuhin - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (2000)

Yehudi Menuhin - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 419 Mb | Total time: 67:36+72:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73740.41 2 | Recorded: 1957

The sonatas and partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. They are sometimes referred to in English as the sonatas and partias for solo violin in accordance with Bach's headings in the autograph manuscript: "Partia" (plural "Partien") was commonly used in German-speaking regions during Bach's time, whereas the Italian "partita" was introduced to this set in the 1879 Bach Gesellschaft edition, having become standard by that time. The set consists of three sonatas da chiesa in four movements and three partitas (or partias) in dance-form movements.
The set was completed by 1720, but was only published in 1802 by Nikolaus Simrock in Bonn. Even after publication, it was largely ignored until the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim started performing these works. Today, Bach's Sonatas and Partitas are an essential part of the violin repertoire, and they are frequently performed and recorded.

Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 12, 2018
Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)

Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:41 | 161 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.110771

Three sonatas recorded by the young Yehudi Menuhin in happy times - particularly happy, as his younger sister Hephzibah is his pianist in all three. I'm not sure that he ever recorded the two beautiful Brahms sonatas again ; certainly not the Schumann, the quite unfamiliar second sonata. Its unfamiliarity is unmerited - Menuhin was bowled over by it when he came across it, and the performance is white hot, very committed though also fully under control.
Bartok - Violin Concertos 1 & 2, Viola Concerto, etc. - Yehudi Menuhin (2003) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1965-1975}

Bartok - Violin Concertos 1 & 2, Viola Concerto, etc. - Yehudi Menuhin (2003) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1965-1975}
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© 1965-75, 2003 EMI Classics | 7243 5 85487 2 3
Classical / Early 20th Century / Concerto

Compiled from recordings dating from 1965 to 1974, this EMI/Gemini double-disc of Bartók's string concertos and other works features Yehudi Menuhin at the peak of his powers, with support from two important Bartók specialists and their sympathetic orchestras. Menuhin is admirably backed in all the concertos by Antal Dorati and the New Philharmonia Orchestra, and Pierre Boulez and the BBC Symphony Orchestra provide meticulous accompaniment in the two Rhapsodies. The resilient Viola Concerto and the splendid Violin Concerto No. 2 are essential listening, both for their masterful writing and for the vigorous performances Menuhin and Dorati deliver.
Yehudi Menuhin - Schubert: String Quintet D.956 / Octet D.803 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Yehudi Menuhin - Schubert: String Quintet D.956 / Octet D.803 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:12 minutes | 2,00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.
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.