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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.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 73:04 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2001 | Recorded: 2013

The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures. The parallel with opera is apparent, although the ‘drammi per musica’ do without any scenic element. Bach primarily used the form in works intended for princely tributes or academic festivities: educated audiences could be expected to recognize the characters and literary traditions involved. Both cantatas recorded here are ‘academic’ cantatas, composed in honour of eminent members of the faculty at the University of Leipzig.

Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 1, 2017
Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)

Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 271 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 MB | 01:09:17
Classical | Label: Resonanzraum Records

The Ensemble Resonanz presents a heart project on CD: Bach's Christmas Oratorio stages as house music among friends. In a small cast, the internationally sought-after string orchestra has recorded 30 choruses, arias, recitatives and chorales from Bach's masterpiece in their own arrangement. This is the sound of house music in the 21st century! Judith Haeberlin, Concertmaster of the ensemble, explains the basic idea behind the production: »Chamber occupation, electric guitar and vintage keyboards.»
Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (2017)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 151:11 min | 685 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 66 | 2017

Originally written for the three days of Christmastide 1734 and the beginning of 1735, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio has since gone on to become an established part of Advent and Christmas – just like turkey and Christmas pudding. With soloists Regula Muhlemann, Anna Lucia Richter, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Michael Nagy, the newly-formed enembles of the Gaechinger Cantorey conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann celebrate their first Christmas Oratorio together with this recording of all six cantatas!
Karl Richter - Bach: Sacred Masterpieces (2006) (10 CD Box Set)

Karl Richter - Bach: Sacred Masterpieces (2006) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 10:44:15 min | 2,91 Gb | Scans -> 103 mb
Genre: Classical, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This box set gathers together Karl Richter's stereo recordings of Bach's choral works that were recorded between 1959-1969. Missing is his final, digital St Matt, the 1961 Mass in B Minor (the 1969 "from Japan" recording is included) and an earlier mono Christmas Oratorio (available on Teldec CDs).
Karl Richter, Munchner Bach-Orchester, Munchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2006/1971)

Karl Richter, Münchner Bach-Orchester, Münchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2006/1971)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.67 Gb+7.13 Gb (2xDVD9) | 197 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Legendary Bach interpreter Karl Richter leads his Münchener Bach-Orchester and choir in a double-DVD version of J. S. Bach's grandest sacred work, a riveting chronicle of the Last Supper and Christ's final hours, with the Gospel text sung by Peter Schreier as the Evangelist.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Cantatas (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Cantatas BWV 2, 20, 43, 44, 66, 176 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 72:34+67:15+53:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HML 5908354.56 | Recorded: 1993, 1994, 2002

Another entry in Harmonia Mundi's ongoing Bach Edition, this recording from 1993 exemplifies both the consistently high standard of performance we've come to expect from Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale and the astonishing musical variety and emotional/spiritual depth of Bach's vocal works. As usual in this series, the program reflects a theme, in this case the feast of Ascension, for which Bach wrote what proved to be his final oratorio (improperly catalogued as a cantata in the original edition of Bach's works) and at least three cantatas. The oratorio contains both original music and, as has recently been shown, several movements taken from cantatas no longer extant. It's a compelling and inexplicably underperformed work, far shorter than Bach's other oratorios, complete with some terrific orchestral music, two wonderful festive choruses, a tenor Evangelist narrator, a charming little duet for tenor and bass, and arias for soprano and alto.

Luca Scandali - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Organ Music (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2018
Luca Scandali - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Organ Music (2014)

Luca Scandali - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Organ Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:12 | 614 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94812

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs interest in the organ would seem to be fairly limited, at least judging by the number of pieces he composed for the instrument. The reasons for this attitude could be personal and professional, but could also reflect the changing affections and the new sensibility of the period, since during his lifetime the organ underwent a phase of relative decline. Indeed, following the acme reached by Johann Sebastian Bach, the instrument sank into a phase of neglect in Germany during the second half of the 1700s.

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.
Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon - J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik, BWV 244a (2014)

Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon - J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik, BWV 244a (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:58 | 383 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902211

The Ensemble Pygmalion directed by Raphaël Pichon commences its collaboration with Harmonia Mundi with this new recording of J.S. Bach’s lost music to the Köthener Trauermusik (Cöthen funeral music), BWV 244a. Founded in 2006 at the European Bach Festival, Ensemble Pygmalion is a combination of choir and orchestra - all young performers with experience of authentic instruments and period-informed performance. Its repertoire concentrates primarily on Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.