Bach Mysticism

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 52:12 minutes | 638 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alexander Sevastian is one of the world’s greatest accordionists. At his visit to La Fête de la musique de Tremblant last month he was cheered repeatedly by an audience won over by his virtuosity, his exhilarating playing and his contagious enthusiasm. Today Analekta is proud to announce the appearance of his new album, J.S. Bach: Famous Works.

Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 20, 2017
Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited (2017)

Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:08 min | 216 MB
Label: naïve classique | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Since the 18th century, a number of compos-ers have paid hommage to Jean-Sebastian Bach, often considered the musical touch-stone: the perfect balance between science, form, expression and emotion.

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 18, 2017
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 319 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 165 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.
Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 584 Mb | Total time: 131:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 791-2 | Recorded: 2000

Composed in 1778, J.C. Bach's La Clemenza di Scipione is a nice, direct, fat-free work. The arias tend to be short (not one of them is a da capo), the recitatives are to the point and likewise brief, and the action moves swiftly. Roman Scipio (tenor) has taken Cartagena and Spanish soprano princess Arsinda (and her soprano pal, Idalba) prisoner. Male soprano, fellow non-Roman Lucieo, is betrothed to Arsinda, while the Roman general Marzio (tenor) is in love with Idalba and vice-versa. The whole plot revolves around the heroic Lucieo's attempts to rescue Arsinda, et al., his being taken prisoner, and his being threatened by death if he refuses to pledge allegiance to Rome. He never does give in, but Scipio does–hence the clemency–and Scipio gives everyone their freedom once he realizes how impressive a gal Arsinda is. Everyone swears loyalty to Rome. Hooray! There's plenty of room for grief arias, anger arias, revenge arias, why-is-my-life-so-dreadful arias, and if-only-I-could-end-your(-my)-suffering arias, in many tempos.
Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Re di Giuda (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Rè di Giuda (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 646 Mb | Total time: 134:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 895-2 | Recorded: 2001

Written for London audiences in 1770, Johann Christian Bach’s only extant oratorio, Gioas, Re di Guida, is a proverbial curate’s egg. Attempting to please both those weaned on Handel and those hoping to hear the oratorio genre given a rococo makeover, it failed to please either. Such was London’s veneration for the spirit of Handel that Bach was booed when he dared play an organ interlude between acts; and despite George III’s patronage, the work was soon neglected. Audiences of the time simply did not want to hear Italian operatic conventions in their oratorios.
Over 200 years later, such considerations are, thankfully, far less important. While it remains slightly disconcerting to hear quasi-Handelian choruses interpolated into what is in every other respect an opera seria, Bach’s graceful galant manner and his easy, fluid way with vocal melody remain as delightful as ever throughout an increasingly dramatic succession of accompanied recitatives, arias and duets. The fulsome choruses themselves turn out to be the work’s most colourful elements.

Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 20, 2017
Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue by Anatoly P. Milka
English | September 13th, 2016 | ASIN: B01M9IS9AS, ISBN: 1472458869 | 286 Pages | EPUB | 10.16 MB

The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus.
Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Sándor Veress: Sonata for violin; Sonata for violoncello; Trio per Archi
Thomas Demenga, cello; Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1477, 437 440-2 | 01:04:14

This disc continues Thomas Demenga's project of juxtaposing Bach cello suites with contemporary compositions—by Elliott Carter (12/90), Heinz Holliger, and now Sandor Veress, whose music we can hear growing out of, and away from, its neo-classical roots in Bach's polyphony.
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 660 Mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.
Sabbatian Heresy: Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity

Sabbatian Heresy: Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity by Pawel Maciejko
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1512600520 | 216 Pages | PDF | 19.6 MB

The pronouncements of Sabbatai Tsevi (1626–76) gave rise to Sabbatianism, a key messianic movement in Judaism that spread across Jewish communities in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.