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Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:45:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG722

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively. During their last tour (in Munich, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Paris) there was a stampede for tickets and they performed every night in full houses, to spellbound audiences. This album is the culmination of the tour: it was recorded in an open session in London, and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts. It is presented in a 2-CD casebook and contains a booklet featuring original notes by John Eliot Gardiner translated in English, German and French.
John Eliot Gardiner, "Musique au château du ciel : Un portrait de Jean-Sébastien Bach"

John Eliot Gardiner, "Musique au château du ciel : Un portrait de Jean-Sébastien Bach"
Publisher: Flammarion | 2014 | ISBN: 2081334895 | French | EPUB | 752 pages | 5.7 Mb

Jean-Sébastien Bach est l'un des compositeurs les plus mystérieux de l'histoire de la musique. Comment une oeuvre aussi sublime a-t-elle pu jaillir d'un homme si ordinaire et si opaque ? John Eliot Gardiner a grandi sous le regard d'un des deux portraits authentiques de Bach, conservé dans la maison de ses parents où il avait été caché pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. …
Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner) [1982]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431 MB
Classical | Erato | 2292-45979-2 | CD1:55'57; CD2:45'31

Although conductors invariably include the six great motets of Bach (BWV225-230) in recordings of these works, they seldom if ever seem to agree which if any other of Bach's motets to perform with them. John Eliot Gardiner very sensibly goes for the lot, adding Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV231) and the little-known Der Gerechte kommt um which does not even have the benefit of a Schmieder number. As well as these, Gardiner also includes two short pieces which belong, at least nominally, to the cantata category, BWV50 and BWV118. In the case of the latter there is much justification for doing so for it's a single movement choral piece in motet style written for a funeral in about 1736 and revised for a performance around 1740. Here we have what sounds to me like a compromise; in other words the horns, cornetto and sackbuts of the first version (possibly intended for an open air occasion), with the strings and woodwind of the second. This may be explained in the texts, none of which has been included with my review copy…
Bach - Secular Cantatas Vol III (Masaaki Suzuki) (2013)

Bach - Secular Cantatas Vol III (Masaaki Suzuki) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 373 MB
Label: BIS | Catalog N.: BIS-2041 | TT: 77:26

A selection of Bach's secular smaller-scale choral and vocal works in the Suzuki BIS cantata cycle delights as much as the weightier ones have done.
Masaaki Suzuki is nearing the end of the excellent BIS cycle of all the Bach cantatas. Other complete current cycles of note are those by Ton Koopman on Challenge and John Eliot Gardiner on SDG. This is the only one on SACD although the disks can also be played in stereo on CD players and most computers. It's also a cycle using period instruments; Koopman's and Gardiner's do not.
Johann Christoph Bach - Welt, gute Nacht (John Eliot Gardiner) (2011)

Johann Christoph Bach - Welt, gute Nacht (John Eliot Gardiner) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 379 MB
Label: Soli Deo Gloria | Catalog N.: 436 209-2 | TT: 78:11

This older Bach’s spare textures and bold chromatic effects make him a highly individual voice in this penitential but deeply moving music. Peter Harvey’s bass and Claire Wilkinson’s mezzo shine out from this “choir” of soloists, but Gardiner is the driving force.

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]  

Posted by Bibixy at July 17, 2013
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | 28 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | MP3 192 Kbps | Covers | Tracks

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)

BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013)  

Posted by vivid23 at April 15, 2013
BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013)

BBC - Bach: A Passionate Life (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 3500 Kbps | 89mn | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.85 GB
Genre: Documentary

John Eliot Gardiner goes in search of Bach the man and the musician. The famous portrait of Bach portrays a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat, yet his greatest works were composed 20 years earlier in an almost unrivalled blaze of creativity. We reveal a complex and passionate artist; a warm and convivial family man at the same time a rebellious spirit struggling with the hierarchies of state and church who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide. Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have - some newly-found. Most of all, he uses the music to reveal the real Bach.
Bach: St. John Passion - Gardiner, Padmore, Muller-Brachmann (2011)

Bach: St. John Passion - Gardiner, Padmore, Muller-Brachmann (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 493 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria Records | Catalog Number: 712

SDG is proud to release a new recording of Bach's St John Passion. Previous releases have received phenomenal press coverage and tremendous reviews for performance, sound quality and packaging. Recorded in Königslutter in 2003, this two disc album features internationally acclaimed soloists, including Mark Padmore, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Peter Harvey and Bernarda Fink.

Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner  Music

Posted by trackball at July 15, 2009
Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner

Bach - Cantatas Vol.23 Gardiner
Classical | Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks, CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers LQ | 561 Mb | Date CD: 30 April 2007

Volume 23 of John Eliot Gardiner’s Cantata Pilgrimage edition is devoted to the first and second Sundays after Easter, with Cantatas 158, for Easter Tuesday, and 150, for an unspecified occasion, tossed in for good measure. No. 150 may have been Bach’s earliest cantata, probably composed during Bach’s stay in Arnstadt, which, incidentally, is where Gardiner’s pilgrims performed and recorded it. Gardiner hypothesizes that Bach might have composed it to show what he could do, and to counter the criticism that had come his way after his extended absence in Lübeck and the incident with the “unauthorized maiden” (apparently his fiancée, Maria Barbara) in the choir loft. Cantata 158, for solo bass, is one of Bach’s late cantatas.

Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner  Music

Posted by trackball at July 13, 2009
Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner

Bach - Cantatas Vol.4 Gardiner
Classical | Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks, CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers LQ | 581 Mb | Date CD: 29 Jun 2009

This one features five lesser-known (to me anyway) cantatas, plus one motet, long attributed to Bach, but now known not to be by him. Again, we have the usual high-quality exploration of undeservedly forgotten repertoire, exquisite musical jewels being brought into the light again to shine. Gardiner offers fresh insight into these masterpieces, both in the performance and in his sleeve notes.