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Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CD

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01848 | Time: 02:01:44

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing.
The Modern Jazz Quartet – Blues On Bach (1973) (Atlantic)

The Modern Jazz Quartet – Blues On Bach (1973) (Atlantic)
1973 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 245Mb+13Mb

In the MJQ's early years, critics often found something incompatible between John Lewis's European classical leanings, particularly the baroque, and Milt Jackson's unfettered gifts improvising over bop-blues changes. This 1973 date is structured by that dichotomy, alternating between Lewis's compositions (based on some of Bach's best-known melodies) and a series of original blues, the first three by Lewis, the last by Jackson. Lewis emphasizes the contrast by playing harpsichord on the Bach tunes. His treatment of Bach can drift toward the merely pretty, as in his handling of "Sleepers Awake," but there's a genuine beauty in "Don't Stop This Train" and "Tears from the Children," based on Bach keyboard works. Jackson's fluent solos on the blues are a continuing delight, while Lewis demonstrates once again that he, too, is a musician imbued with the same roots, inserting a telling variation on "St. James Infirmary" into "Blues in A Minor."
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller - C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies (2015)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Symphonies (2015)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Rebecca Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD395 | Time: 00:56:33

Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary. No marketing hyperbole - this is how the players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music. One of the many children of JS Bach, CPE Bach always lived in his father’s shadow, and now is an almost unknown figure at least beyond the classical cogniscenti. How can such an unknown be considered a gamechanger? A listen to his music reveals just why – it constantly shifts, wrongfooting the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of direction and colour – it is bright, effervescent, and is a fascinating link between the music of his father (and the Baroque era) and Joseph Haydn (and the Classical era).

Carol Bach-Y-Rita - Minha Casa / My House (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 23, 2016
Carol Bach-Y-Rita - Minha Casa / My House (2016)

Carol Bach-Y-Rita - Minha Casa / My House (2016)
Jazz Vocals, Latin Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 43:57 | ~104 Mb
Label: Carol Bach-y-Rita / Arugula Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Listening to vocalist CAROL BACH-Y-RITA sing, it comes as no surprise that she’s also a dancer. Her singing has a supple fluidity that suggests a body in motion. On her newest CD, MINHA CASA / my house, she performs re-imagined standards and original songs that celebrate both well- and lesser-known Brazilian rhythms. Bach-y-Rita’s band features stellar musicians who are leaders in their own right, including LARRY KOONSE on guitar, BILL CANTOS on piano, JOHN LEFTWICH on bass, and MIKE SHAPIRO on drums and percussion. They are joined on one track by Brazilian percussion master DUDU FUENTES. According to Bach-y-Rita, “I wanted to work with musicians who really know how to play both straight-ahead jazz and Brazilian music. There are a lot of great musicians who can play one or the other, but I’m lucky to work with bandmates who can soar in both styles.”

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven [Repost]  

Posted by tanas.olesya at Jan. 18, 2016
Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven [Repost]

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner
English | 29 Oct. 2013 | ISBN: 0375415297 | 855 Pages | EPUB | 5 MB

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

Bach Flower Reflections: From a unique fresh perspective  

Posted by AlenMiler at June 18, 2015
Bach Flower Reflections: From a unique fresh perspective

Bach Flower Reflections: From a unique fresh perspective by Sarah Brune
English | 27 Nov. 2009 | ISBN: 0986474800 | 78 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF (conv) | 1.64 MB

Bach Flower Reflections provides fresh insights into the Bach Flower Remedies from a practitioner's unique "reflective" interpretation. It gives clear practical advice on all aspects of the remedies, ranging from the work of their creator, Dr. Bach, to how they can help your pet.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Murray Perahia - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5-7 (2002) {Single Layer SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5-7
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Murray Perahia
SACD ISO (Stereo): 2,16 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 917 MB | Artwork
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SS 89690 | Country/Year: Europe 2002 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Perahia doing Bach, as Perahia does Bach: very clean and very smooth. Very un-Gould. If Gould uses the piano to try and emulate the detached sound of a harpsichord (always sans pedal), Perahia is almost the opposite. Having said so, the sound Perahia achieves in the second movement (largo) of Concerto No. 5 (BWV 1056) is simply fabulous … one of my favourite piano sounds on SACD (after the Tchetuev Schnittke SACD on Caro Mitis). Beautifully recorded. Perahia's Goldberg variations on SACD is now almost impossible to find, and this SACD seems to be heading the same way, so grab it while you can. Highly recommended." ~sa-cd.net

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)  

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 27, 2014
Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:29:29 | 214 MB
Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2014

Even though Angela Hewitt's repertoire is quite extensive and diverse, encompassing the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern eras, her true specialty is the music of J.S. Bach, which she has recorded almost exclusively for Hyperion since the 1980s. With this recording of The Art of Fugue, Hewitt completes her long-running series of piano renditions of the solo keyboard works, and while not everyone is convinced that Bach composed this study of fugal techniques for the keyboard, Hewitt's performance is credible and satisfying. She controls the often unwieldy counterpoint by regarding the lines as if they were vocal parts, and her phrases are shaped by natural breathing points, as well as the different emotional qualities she brings to each fugue and canon. The Art of Fugue can be daunting for both performer and listener, because its persistent tonality of D minor and monothematic material can be quite tedious in the wrong hands. Fortunately, Hewitt fights boredom by infusing the music with the full range of expressive and technical possibilities at her disposal, and her full performance has the nuances and variety of her recordings of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Partitas. Just as this masterpiece was the culmination of Bach's thinking on the subject of the fugue, it is a fitting conclusion to Hewitt's worthy service to the composer and a high point in her catalog.