Bach Mysticism

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 25, 2017
Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:59 | 192 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.
Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as “daunting like a mighty mountain”, but at the same time feels that “his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.”
The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven - Beloved & Beautiful: Bohm, J.C. Bach, Schutz, J.S. Bach (2008)

The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven - Beloved & Beautiful: Bohm, J.C. Bach, Schutz, J.S. Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 61:51 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 27308

Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, a collection of love songs grew up. Under the title of the “Most beautiful of songs”, they found a home in the Old Testament-it was Martin Luther who first gave them the name of “Song of songs”-and since that time they have inspired and fascinated a vast number of theologians, mystics, philosophers, poets, painters, and, last but not least, composers. Particularly during the Baroque period, these poetic, sensual, vividly descriptive texts were set over and over again to music, and they inspired librettists to expand on the original texts.
Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 117:20 min | 1.23 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Canary Classics | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2015

J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are considered by many as the pinnacle of musical achievement, arguably the composer’s most demanding and emotionally penetrating works. After living with, reading about, listening to and playing these seminal works for over 30 years Gil Shaham offers a fresh and vital new perspective on these works, undertaken in 2014 as part of his Artist-in-Residence with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 3, 2015
Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)
German or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1668 Kbps | 640x352 | 25.000 fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:34:52 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Biography, Drama

Brilliant composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach completes the long journey from his home in Leipzig to Potsdam.

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 19, 2014
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) [Re-UP]

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
A Film by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:27 | 5,00 Gb
Audio: German AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Classics

A chronicle of Johann Sebastian Bach's life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions.

Il était une fois ... Johann Sebastian BACH (2003) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by galmuchet at March 23, 2009
Il était une fois ... Johann Sebastian BACH (2003)  [Re-UP]

Il était une fois … Johann Sebastian BACH (2003)
DVDrip | XviD-1138 | mp3@128 | 656x368 | Audio: French | Subs: English, German idx/sub & srt, Portuguese srt | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h44 | 1.0 Gb
Drame Musical, Biopic | France 13 Aug 2003 | Realisation Jean-Louis GUILLERMOU

Issu d'une famille de musiciens, Jean Sébastien Bach a consacré sa vie à la musique. Orphelin à 9 ans, son frère aîné Jean-Christophe, organiste à Ohrdruf, va continuer son apprentissage du clavecin et lui faire étudier le chant. Très vite, sa passion et son génie, vont lui permettre de porter à la perfection la plupart des formes de musique. Doté d'un caractère bien affirmé et d'un esprit d'indépendance, il meurt à Leipzig le 28 Juillet 1750 en laissant à l'humanité une oeuvre immense…
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet - Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)

Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet - Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
716.6 MB | 1:33:33 | German with English s/t | XviD, 930 Kb/s | 720x544

Bold in its stylistic modesty, sublime in its narrative simplicity, Jean-Marie Straub's CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH offers one of the purest film-listening experiences in the history of cinema.

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 24, 2017
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:52 | 180 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

For her second Warner Classics release, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as “my first love”: Johann Sebastian Bach. Her interpretation of his epic Goldberg Variations bears out Le Monde’s judgement that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture,” and Gramophone’s that she is “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years.” Bach was the composer who most obsessed Beatrice Rana as a child, and in a recent interview with Pianist magazine, she confessed that it would be his music, and above all the Goldberg Variations, that she would choose if she had to devote her life to a single composer. As she said: “I’m very happy to be going back to Bach … It’s best to avoid Bach in competitions … you can’t expose yourself to be totally killed by the jury! But Bach is my first love; now I am allowed to play it in public and I’m really looking forward to that.”
English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)

English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 + 51:36 | 619 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 98532

It is only a short while since I reviewed a suite of dances from Rameau's opera, Nais. Now, hard on the heels of that disc (also conducted by McGegan, Harmonia Mundi, 7/95) comes a reissue of the entire work, albeit with judicious cuts. Nais was commissioned to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and first performed the following year. Thus it was a vocal counterpart to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, both pieces marking the conclusion of the War of the Austrian Succession. The present recording was made in 1980 following performances at London's Old Vic Theatre and at Versailles under the auspices of Lina Lalandi's enterprising English Bach Festival.
Daniel Chorzempa – Bach-Liszt: Organ Works (1970/2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Daniel Chorzempa – Bach-Liszt: Organ Works (1970/2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2.71GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.03MB + 5% Recovery

This SACD from PentaTone was recorded originally in 1970, not long after he’d made his official debut as an organist. (His organ recitals are notable for being played from memory.) The performances were taken down in the then-new quadraphonic system & released on Philips LPs. But of course quadraphonic LPs were a less than ideal carrier for the 4ch sound on the tapes. Fortunately PentaTone, a company founded by ex-Philips personnel, has been reissuing quad recordings on SACDs remastered from those tapes & they sound spectacularly lifelike. They are, of course, in 4ch sound, not the 6ch that the modern SACD system is capable of.