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Antje Weithaas - Antje Weithaas: Bach & Ysaÿe, Vol. III (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Antje Weithaas - Antje Weithaas: Bach & Ysaÿe, Vol. III (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 71:34 minutes | 819 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Eugène Ysaÿe sketched out his six sonatas for solo violin in just 24 hours, after hearing a concert by the violinist Joseph Szigeti in which the latter played the G Minor Sonata BMV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The 65-year-old Ysaÿe dedicated each of his op. 27 sonatas to a different violinist – he portrayed their characters in the sonatas, but also showed whom he ideally wanted as interpreter for each work. Except for Manuel Quiroga, whose health was very poor, all of the other five virtuosos played the sonata dedicated to them.
Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 288 Mb | 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.
Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - J.S. Bach: Kothener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014) [24-bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Raphaël Pichon Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Bach: Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen died in 1728, his former Kapellmeister had not forgotten the five brilliant years he had spent in the prince’s service. He dedicated to his memory a mourning cantata almost entirely based on the music of two major works of the mid-1720s, the Trauer-Ode and the St Matthew Passion. Although the score is lost, the wordbook and other sources of information have now made it possible to reconstruct the work. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Raphaël Pichon invites us on an exciting musical treasure hunt.

The Modern Jazz Quartet – Blues On Bach (1973) (Atlantic)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Sept. 1, 2009
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."
Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)

Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:11:34 | 189 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Raumklang

Für den kaiserlichen Gesandten in Dresden, Hermann Graf Keyserlingk, sollen die Goldberg-Variationen entstanden sein. Der Graf habe, wie Bach-Biograph Nikolaus Forkel schreibt, die Musik bei Bach bestellt in der Hoffnung, „daß er dadurch in seinen schlaflosen Nächten ein wenig aufgeheitert werden könnte.“ Diese Bearbeitung der Goldberg-Variationen für zwei Gamben setzt die Reihe der schon bestehenden Transkriptionen fort.
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 341 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:19 min

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos.
Ensemble Resonanz - J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Resonanz - J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:17 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When the high-tuned baroque trumpets loom, the timpani make the floor tremble, and the great choir voices its cheers and exultation, anyone with a musical vein gets shiny eyes and goose bumps. Whether in front of the (good) stereo system, in the city church (or even better) or with the St. Thomas in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig (highest luck): A lofty solemnity captures everyone who engages in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017) {ECM New Series}

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Cover - front, d.booklet | 312 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2017
Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio (2017)

Camerata RCO - Bach Goldberg Variations | String Trio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 83:46 min | 420 MB
Label: BarcaNova Records | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Camerata RCO performs the classical Bach Goldberg Variations which are arranged by Soviet-Russian born orchestrator-arranger Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations, after which the aria is repeated. These important examples of the variations are named after Johan Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer of the published work in 1741. The performers consisting of Annebeth Webb (violin), Jeroen Woudstra (viola) and Honorine Schaeffer (violoncello) are members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Rémi Geniet - Bach (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 24, 2017
Rémi Geniet - Bach (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rémi Geniet - Bach (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:36 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Only 21 years-old when this recording was made, Rémi Geniet offers us a fascinating portrait of Bach on the piano. From the virtuosity of the early works like the Toccata to the supreme mastery of the dance suites (Partita and English Suite), the drama and brio of Bach's keyboard music can vie with that of operas or concertos.