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André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.
Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012) [24/44]

Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:56 minutes | 626 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, the cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube, each with a mug of beer and a meerschaum pipe. A moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter and a discussion about Johann Christoph’s coming marriage.
Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Symphonies (2002)

Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Symphonies (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,48 Gb | Total time: 309:58 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 896-2 | Recorded: 1994-1996, 2000

This is the first complete coverage on period instruments - and very impressive it is..
— Penguin Guide
René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013) [Official Digital Download MCH 24/96]

René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013)
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 158:30 minutes | 6,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It has haunted René Jacobs since childhood: first as a boy soprano in Ghent, then as a countertenor, he has constantly frequented the supreme masterpiece that is the 'St Matthew Passion'. Jacobs uses the layout of the Good Friday Vesper service from Bach's time, with choirs front and back, rather than side-by-side. He also gives us extra soloists to complete the bi-choral effect. For Bach, the two halves were 28 metres apart. At that distance, coordination difficulties begin to appear between the speed of light, and the speed of sound, and we cannot determine how Bach dealt with this problem.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24774 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3794 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 7,32 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

As before with the St. Matthew Passion, star director Peter Sellars succeeded in creating a staging which made the spiritual and dramatic content of the Passion story even more intensive. The New York Times also praised the “brilliant and energetic” playing of the orchestra, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the “haunting, almost unsurpassable singing of all those involved.”
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17997 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3855 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 10,5 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Sir Simon Rattle was in no doubt: the performance of the St. Matthew Passion which he realized together with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in 2010 was for him “the single most important thing we ever did here.” Critics around the world agreed. They praised the semi-staged “ritualization” by American star-director Peter Sellars, as well as the outstanding musical performances by the soloists, including Magdalena Kozená, Christian Gerhaher, Thomas Quasthoff, and Mark Padmore as the Evangelist.
Olivier Vernet & Cédric Meckler - Bach(s): Organ Works for Four Hands (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Olivier Vernet & Cédric Meckler - Bach(s): Organ Works for Four Hands (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:19 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Dès les débuts du pianoforte, au milieu du XVIIIe siècle, on a composé des oeuvres pour clavier à quatre mains. Souvent légères et gracieuses, chantantes, les premières pages pour le nouvel instrument n’en appelaient guère au contrepoint ni à la polyphonie. Il était normal, alors, de passer du clavecin à l’orgue ou au clavicorde, et d’y jouer les mêmes oeuvres. Le nouveau pianoforte va s’inscrire dans cette tradition.

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.
Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,36 GB
2xHD Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt continue their successful series of violin chamber music with this exciting programme of Brahms's sonatas, considered among the greatest masterpieces of the 19th century chamber repertoire. Brahms wrote these powerful works at the height of his creative powers, bringing the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension.
Lucile Boulanger, Arnaud de Pasquale - Bach C.P.E., Graun, Hesse: Trios For Fortepiano & Viola Da Gamba (2015) [24/96]

Lucile Boulanger, Arnaud de Pasquale - Bach C.P.E., Graun, Hesse: Trios For Fortepiano & Viola Da Gamba (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:36 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For this second recording as a duo, Lucile Boulanger and Arnaud de Pasquale propose a journey to 18th-century Germany, in the marvelous setting of the Sans Souci palace where Frederick II of Prussia had established his court.