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Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.73GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, AAM Records

Since 1727, JS Bach's "Great Passion" has gripped the hearts and uplifted the minds of audiences all over the globe. Nearly three centuries after its premiere, the work has lost none of its power to evoke feelings of compassion for all those who suffer. Its mix of urgent story-telling, meditative arias and mighty choruses sets St Matthew's account of Christ's betrayal, trial and execution eloquently and emotionally.
Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:13 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition.
Christian Thielemann - R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009/2012)

Christian Thielemann - R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 203:11 min | 873 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2009/2012

Opéra conciliant la flamboyance romantique et la simplicité dramatique de l'âge classique, Le Chevalier à la Rose marque un tournant radical dans l'oeuvre lyrique de Richard Strauss, après la démesure des premiers poèmes symphoniques, Salomé et Elektra. Porté par trois rôles aux contours psychologiques aussi complexes que profondément humains, cet opéra est d'une rare délicatesse, culminant en un trio pour trois voix de femmes bouleversant. L'équipe soutenue par Christian Thielemann, et composée ici de Renée Fleming (La Maréchale), Sophie Koch (Octavian) et Diana Damrau (Sophie), relève avec un certain d'enthousiasme le défi.
Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 331 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, #: 252 | 2016 | 01:09:57

It is impossible to overstate the profundity with which Bach has probed the secret inner recesses of the human heart – quite the opposite from the ‘divine sewing machine’ that Colette saw in his work. He was really an opera composer, showing great psychological penetration, not only spiritually but in basic human terms, from the tenderness of love to the terror felt when confronting death. Separated from any liturgical or musicological context, this programme aims to stress Bach’s genius for expressing human passions in all their diversity. –GILLES CANTAGREL
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Il Convito & Maude Gratton - W.F. Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Il Convito & Maude Gratton - W.F. Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 73:27 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The image of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710– 84) most widely prevalent in our time is that of an eldest son as it were haunted by the memory of his father but who, nevertheless, crippled by gambling and drinking debts, was obliged to sell his share of the precious inheritance constituted by Johann Sebastian’s manuscripts. Yet he was also one of the first composers to carve out a ‘freelance’ existence, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart some years after him.
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:17 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 870 MB
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Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs
Julian Prégardien (Evangelist), Tareq Nazmi (Jesus), Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Ulrike Malotta (alto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900909 | Time: 02:57:16

The music of Bach's 'St. John Passion', which the composer wrote for Holy Week in 1724 immediately after his appointment as cantor of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig, still retains all its freshness and vitality nearly 300 years later, and is a true Baroque delight. The two main choruses Herr, unser Herrscher and Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine form the beginning and culmination of a large-scale orchestral and vocal structure in which Bach reveals his absolute mastery of polyphony. Inwardly reflective chorales are as much interwoven into the events of the Passion as the haunting arias which comment on the biblical texts of the Gospel of St John. Throughout this solemn Passion oratorio, there is a constant emphasis on Baroque musical magnificence. What makes this live recording of the concert version of March 7, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz so special? The fresh voices of the young and excellent vocal soloists, the regularly praised "astonishing three-dimensionality" and "crystalline clarity" of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra and, of course, the renowned period instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.
Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:50 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.