Bach Harpsichord Concertos

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 20, 2015
Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)

Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10067

Towards the end of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach made a second collection of concertos, these for keyboard. Around 1738 he put this together, possibly as a way of publicizing his work with the Leipzig Collegium , or possibly with an eye towards publishing them. The six works are all somewhat eclectic since they seem to have been transcriptions of works for other instruments, as the informative booklet notes by soloist Aapo Häkkinen state. There are other sources in the Bach archives, so how he put them together can more or less be traced, and in recording these, Häkkinen and his Helsinki Baroque Orchestra have decided that they would be split into two volumes.
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 - Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 399 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog Number: 10057

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos Complete - Claudio Astronio (2010)  Music

Posted by bakuman at July 28, 2010
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos Complete - Claudio Astronio (2010)

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos Complete - Claudio Astronio (2010)
2 CDs | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Covers + Booklet | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 776 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | SM + HF + FS

Composer: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer: Claudio Astronio, Marco Facchin
Conductor: Claudio Astronio
Orchestra/Ensemble: Harmonices Mundi String Ensemble
Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)

Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 268 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902181 | Rls.date: 08/14/2015

J.S. Bach's seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach's Leipzig years, when he directed the city's Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. In the interpretations of Andreas Staier and the Freiburger Barockorchester, these works come alive again in joyful readings that are sure to delight.
J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 1:54:05 | 2.4 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Covers & Digital Booklet
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos  (Helmut Müller-Brühl, Robert Hill) [1999]

Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Robert Hill) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 635.27 MB
Classical | Naxos | 8.554604 - 8.554606
Johann Sebastian Bach - Harpsichord Concertos - Ottavio Dantone

Johann Sebastian Bach - Harpsichord Concertos - Ottavio Dantone
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | CD 362 Mb
Classical | L'Oiseau Lyre 475 9355 3
Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (BWV 1060-1064) - Ensemble Parlando

Bach - Harpsichord Concertos (BWV 1060-1064) - Ensemble Parlando
DHM (Sony Music) , 2009 | FLAC, CUE, Booklet, No Logs | 1 CD, ~500Mb @ RS
J. S. Bach - Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls - Harpsichord Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1057 & 1058
Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls, harpsichord & direction
24B/192kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 410 | Country/Year: UK 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…The playing of the Retrospect Ensemble is spot-on from beginning to end. Tempos are brisk but not pressed to the point that compromises articulation or unanimity of bowing and fingering, and the readings are buoyant, energetic, and fresh-sounding. Complemented by Linn's wonderfully clear and transparent multichannel recording, Bach's music shines." ~Fanfare
Christopher D. Lewis, John McMurtery, Kevin Mallon - Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Francaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)

Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Françaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)
Christopher D. Lewis, harpsichord; John McMurtery, flute
West Side Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Mallon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573146 | Time: 01:04:00

Attracted by a delightful fusion of early music sonorities with modern expressiveness, the three composers in this amazingly rich and varied programme build on the magnificent harpsichord concerto legacy of JS Bach. John Rutter’s beautiful Suite Antique is full of rich and haunting themes, with a significant solo flute part and a jazzy Waltz which is as much Brubeck as Bach. Philip Glass delivers an exciting experience of virtuoso instrumental blending and solo expressiveness, and with typical wit and elegance. Jean Françaix’s Concerto is terrific fun throughout.