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Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2018
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 396 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | Time: 57:36 min

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:36 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.
Pascal Monteilhet - Bach: Suites for theorbo; De Visee: Suites de danses (2005)

Pascal Monteilhet - Bach: Suites for theorbo; De Visée: Suites de danses (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 66:46+57:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 4 82094 29 | Recorded: 1992,1999

The theorbo is a sort of big brother to the lute, with a set of long, unfretted bass strings in addition to the fretted courses. This gives the instrument a wonderful, rich mellow sound which is beautifully evoked and captured in these recordings (from 1992 and 1999). Montailhet is an excellent theorbist and the music, too, is a delight.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw - J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor (1990) (Repost)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus,
Robert Shaw - J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor (1990)

EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 117:51 | 516 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Telarc | Catalog: CD-80233-B

Robert Shaw's reading of the B Minor Mass is, in one sense at least, just what one would expect: sober and purposeful, beautifully shaped (Shaw is a master architect), it centers on the chorus. Like all of Shaw's choruses, the Atlanta group has that trademark richness of body and blend, and it sings with utter unanimity as though it were one great voice. Shaw opts for marginally broader tempos than those found in most period-instrument performances but is nowhere near as glacial as some interpreters.
Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Magnificats (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Magnificats (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:37 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

No fewer than three Bachs—father and two sons—and three wonderful versions of the Magnificat written over the course of the eighteenth century: one setting very familiar, the other two much less so.

Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Magnificats (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 7, 2018
Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Magnificats (2018)

Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Magnificats (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 412 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 25 | Time: 76:37 min

No fewer than three Bachs—father and two sons—and three wonderful versions of the Magnificat written over the course of the eighteenth century: one setting very familiar, the other two much less so.

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 7, 2018
Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)

Martin Heini - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:56:33 | 277 MB
Label: Guild

A familiar work with a different take: Martin Heini plays Bach's Goldberg Variations on the beautiful organ of Horw Church, Switzerland, along with three masterpieces written for organ, the Fantasie in G major, the Prelude and Fugue in D Minor and the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor.
Nederlands Kamerkoor, Peter Dijkstra - J.S. Bach: Motets BWV 225-230 (2008) (Repost)

Nederlands Kamerkoor, Peter Dijkstra - J.S. Bach: Motets BWV 225-230 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:04 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 27108

That Bach's motets are not his most popular sacred choral works is easily explainable. When asked to choose between the Passions' spiritual drama, the Mass' magnificent architecture, the cantatas' infinite diversity, or the motets' inward piety, most listeners will more likely choose any of the former before the latter. Still, for concentrated intensity, it is hard to surpass the motets, particularly in performances as superlative as these by the Nederlands Kamerkoor under Peter Dijkstra.

Joseph Kelemen - J.S. Bach: Famous Organ Works (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 6, 2018
Joseph Kelemen - J.S. Bach: Famous Organ Works (2018)

Joseph Kelemen - J.S. Bach: Famous Organ Works (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:10:21 | 164 MB
Label: Oehms Classics

The present recording especially concentrates on works by Johann Sebastian Bach in minor keys; these are contrasted by four works in major keys. The general perception is that minor-key works frequently emanate a certain sadness as their fundamental emotion. Bach, on the other hand, repeatedly develops in his minor-key compositions – particularly in the organ works - an unsurpassed elegance out of the melancholy depths, as Joseph Kelemen impressively proves at the Treutmann Organ of the Grauhof Monastery Church.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon - J.S. Bach: Cantatas, Concerto, Suite (2011) (Repost)

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon - J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170, Concerto BWV 1060, Suite BWV 1067 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:47 | 371 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Analekta | Catalog: AN 2 9878

Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the Suite in A minor, a violin-and-strings transcription (and according to musicologist Joshua Rifkin a reconstruction of an original version) of the Suite in B minor for orchestra, BWV 1067; you couldn't call it gutsy, but the degree of control and consistency is impressive.