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Anton Steck, Christian Rieger - Porpora: Violin Sonatas (2001)

Anton Steck, Christian Rieger - Porpora: Violin Sonatas (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:32 | 455 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: 6201034

Nicola Porpora, a contemporary of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Haydn (and a very young Mozart) is best remembered today as a famous singing teacher and opera composer. During his long career (he lived to age 81) he suffered many employment-related difficulties and disappointments that caused him to move frequently. Naples (where he was born), Venice, Dresden, and Vienna (where he taught Haydn) all enjoyed Porpora's reputable presence, and he even spent a period in London at the behest of a group seeking to unseat Handel and his opera company from its preeminent position. In addition to his operas and vocal music, Porpora wrote instrumental works such as the six violin sonatas featured here, which are drawn from a set of 12. Although anyone familiar with Italian Baroque and early Classical-style solo violin music will discover nothing particularly original on this generally fine recording, if you enjoy that genre and period you'll find much here to indulge and satisfy your taste.
Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos Pour Clavecin Et Cordes (2015)

Maude Gratton - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concertos Pour Clavecin Et Cordes (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 169 MB
Label: Mirare | Catalog Number: 162 | Rls.date: 20th Nov 2015

Overshadowed by his father, Johann Sebastian, and his brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian, the music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach provides a bridge between the high art of the first and expressive tendencies of Sturm und Drang. His Harpsichord Concertos, as performed here by Maude Gratton [of the Ricercar Consort] and Il Convito, offer a very successful synthesis of these two trends.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas (2015) [24-bit/96 kHz]

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:45 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bach wrote three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. Scholars estimate they were composed in the early 1740s, possibly for Carl Fredrich Abel, son of Bach's colleague Christian Ferdinand Abel. They are paired here with Scarlatti's Gamba Sonata and a Violin Sonata by Handel. These works are performed by violinist Robin Michael, cellist Steven Isserlis and harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a program of haunting tranquility.
Magdalena Kozena, Christian Schmitt - Prayer - Voice & Organ (2014)

Magdalena Kozena, Christian Schmitt - Prayer - Voice & Organ (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 273 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 181 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002021202

The new recording from Magdalena Kožená features deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs from the Baroque to the 20th Century. In a rare recording collaboration, she is joined by virtuoso Christian Schmitt, in music for voice and organ from the sacred traditions of Germany, Austria, France and England, as well as her native Czechoslovakia. Of course, the album includes music by J.S. Bach – a composer with whom Magdalena Kožená has long been associated - with sacred aspects of German song represented by Hugo Wolf and Schubert.
Bach Johann Christian - Zanaida (David Stern, Opera Fuoco)

Bach Johann Christian - Zanaida (David Stern, Opera Fuoco) (2012)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 634 MB
Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | Catalog N.: ZZT312 | TT: 128:59

Johann Christian Bach, nicknamed the “London Bach”, was the 11th and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Only 15 years old when his father died, he left Leipzig in 1750 to spend some time with his stepbrother Carl Philipp Emmanuel in Berlin. He later moved to Italy where he studied composition with Padre Martini in Bologna. In 1762 Johann Christian Bach became Music Director at the King’s Theatre in London. Bach stayed in London until his death in 1782. One of several operas he wrote during his first (and last) season at the King’s Theatre was the “Opera Seria” Zanaida. The Libretto by Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli is an adaptation of Metastasio’s “Siface”, with the text for one of the arias written by Carlo Goldoni. Fashionable at the time, the opera deals with political and sentimental intrigues between Turkey and Persia. It is a story about power, blind obedience versus insubordination, and of course, love. Zanaida features nine soloists: six sopranos, a mezzosoprano, a tenor and a baritone. In the orchestral score Johann Christian Bach was one of the first to include two clarinets as well as two “tailles” (tenor oboes).
John Christian Bach - Mozart's Friend and Mentor by Heinz Gartner

John Christian Bach - Mozart's Friend and Mentor by Heinz Gartner
English | Mar 1, 2003 | ISBN: 0931340799 | 404 Pages | EPUB | 5,9 MB
Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity by Karol Berger
English | September 10, 2008 | ISBN: 0520257979 | 432 pages | PDF | 11 MB

In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time was an aspect of a larger transformation in the way educated Europeans began to imagine and think about time with the onset of modernity, a part of a shift from the premodern Christian outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview. Until this historical moment, as Berger illustrates in his analysis of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, music was simply "in time."
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Freiburg Baroque (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Freiburg Baroque (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 2 CDs | Digital Booklet | 1.71 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

The Brandenburg Concertos need no introduction – doubtless because they owe their fame to a systematic exploration of a genre recently inherited from the Italians, with a still youthful Bach devising as many different scorings as there are concertos. When he received the manuscript of the six works, Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, must have been terrified by their demands, and his musicians even more so! Three centuries later, the cycle is as open as ever to new ‘historically informed’ interpretations, as this set demonstrates. The CD cover represents the importance of numbers in these works eg Concerto No 3 which is scored for three instruments, in 3 time, 3 sections etc. The trumpeter is particularly impressive. Freiburg are recording and touring Bach throughout 2014.
Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.9 (Anthony Halstead) [1998]

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.9 (Anthony Halstead) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 270 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 487-2 | TT: 59’40

The 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach and the youngest to live to maturity, Johann Christian received his early musical training from his father, than whom music has spawned no greater genius. When Christian was fourteen his father died. Thereupon he studied with his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel. Four years later he left for Italy, where he continued his studies and won a patron. Eventually he became organist at the cathedral of Milan and began to compose operas, economically the most rewarding of compositional forms in those days. In 1762 he emigrated to London, his home until his death 20 years later. The "London" Bach achieved immediate renown in England, and within two years was appointed music master to the Queen. Until his health failed, he was the co-organizer (with Carl Abel) of an acclaimed series of London concerts that took place over two decades.
~ Douglas Purl
Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.3 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.3 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 272 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 268-2 | TT: 59’01

The 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach and the youngest to live to maturity, Johann Christian received his early musical training from his father, than whom music has spawned no greater genius. When Christian was fourteen his father died. Thereupon he studied with his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel. Four years later he left for Italy, where he continued his studies and won a patron. Eventually he became organist at the cathedral of Milan and began to compose operas, economically the most rewarding of compositional forms in those days. In 1762 he emigrated to London, his home until his death 20 years later. The "London" Bach achieved immediate renown in England, and within two years was appointed music master to the Queen. Until his health failed, he was the co-organizer (with Carl Abel) of an acclaimed series of London concerts that took place over two decades…