Bach Mysticism

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 15, 2017
Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:15:29 | 178 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition raumklang)

In many of his works, Bach made use of a hidden symbolism of numbers. The number “three” had a special meaning for Bach and was the basis for the triple concertos, the concertos for three solo instruments, recorded here. On the one hand, the number three had for Bach a Christian connotation; on the other hand, there were also entirely profane reasons. As an essential element of late-baroque texture, the “three” was reflected in the trio sonata, whose structure was the basis of numerous instrumental and vocal pieces. Bach probably composed the Concerto for three harpsichords especially for two of his sons (and pupils), taking the third part himself. In the Third Brandenburg Concerto, the idea of three solo instruments is carried even further in that each of the three string groups – violins, violas, and violoncellos – have three independent parts.

Heaven Opens:: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Dec. 14, 2017
Heaven Opens:: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr

Heaven Opens:: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr by Matthew Lewis Sutton
English | 1 Feb. 2014 |ASIN: B00I15IAY4 | 287 Pages | AZW3 | 525.48 KB
Christian Mysticism and Incarnational Theology: Between Transcendence and Immanence (Contemporary Theological Explorations in C

Christian Mysticism and Incarnational Theology: Between Transcendence and Immanence (Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism) by Louise Nelstrop
English | 23 May 2016 | ASIN: B01G2BOOSO | 256 Pages | AZW3 | 507.22 KB
Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:11:08 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 2051

This is an enjoyable, somehow spontaneous recording of several of Bach's works for a pair of harpsichords, with the great Japanese Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki joined by his son Masato. The high spirits of the elder Suzuki here could be chalked up to any combination of several factors. One might be freedom from the rigors of his complete Bach cantata cycle, just recently completed when this album appeared in 2014.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 03:20:39 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1721/22

Listening to this irresistibly joyful and magnificently musical set of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites, one is immediately struck by two thoughts. First, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan have been wasting their time concentrating on Bach's dour cantatas, and second, Bach himself was wasting his time writing his melancholy church music when he could have been composing infinitely more cheerful secular music. While Suzuki and his crew have turned in superlatively performed, if spectacularly severe recording of the cantatas, they sound just as virtuosic and vastly more comfortable here.

In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Philip Neri  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Dec. 14, 2017
In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Philip Neri

In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Philip Neri by Jonathan Robinson
English | 2015 | ISBN: 162138134X | 308 Pages | EPUB | 0.9 MB

In No Strange Land illuminates the richness of mysticism–in the life of Philip Neri–as an "experience of the activity of God." The life of the Apostle of Rome demonstrates that it is primarily people, not arguments, that reveal the mysteries of God.
Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012)

Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697989432 | Time: 01:15:47

"The trees are coming into leaf/Like something almost being said." Taking a cue from these lines of Philip Larkin, pianist Simone Dinnerstein casts her album of the music of J.S. Bach and Franz Schubert in poetic terms. Her understanding of the composers is summed up in her own words: "The music of Bach and Schubert share a distinctive quality, as if wordless voices were singing textless melodies." Of course, Bach and Schubert were masters of setting texts to profoundly expressive music, so it is fruitful to look for the lyrical impulse in their keyboard works and appropriate to find songful interpretations. Yet Dinnerstein doesn't merely serve up rhapsodic renditions or treat the music as some kind of tuneful vehicle for idiosyncratic or personal reveries. Her playing is quite in character for both composers, and her treatment of the material is far from self-indulgent. Indeed, counterpoint and harmony are carefully balanced against the upper lines, and Dinnerstein is completely in control of the inner parts in Bach's partitas and the rhythmic subtleties of Schubert impromptus. Dinnerstein's playing is well-rounded and skillful, and the care she lavishes on the smallest details of execution may well remind listeners of Glenn Gould (without his attendant eccentricities) or Angela Hewitt.
Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:38 | 133 MB
Label: naïve classique

Like his father, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi is an internationally renowned classical music conductor of Estonian heritage with a deep catalog of recordings. Born on December 30, 1962, in Tallinn, Estonia, he and his family moved to the United States in 1980. His education includes studies at the Tallinn School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. For a decade he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra prior to being named music director of the Orchestre de Paris. He also worked with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. His recordings are numerous and include releases on the labels Sony BMG, Telarc, Virgin Classics, PentaTone Classics, and BIS Records.
Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)

Silke Strauf & Claas Harders - J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 für 2 Violen da Gamba (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:11:34 | 189 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Raumklang

Für den kaiserlichen Gesandten in Dresden, Hermann Graf Keyserlingk, sollen die Goldberg-Variationen entstanden sein. Der Graf habe, wie Bach-Biograph Nikolaus Forkel schreibt, die Musik bei Bach bestellt in der Hoffnung, „daß er dadurch in seinen schlaflosen Nächten ein wenig aufgeheitert werden könnte.“ Diese Bearbeitung der Goldberg-Variationen für zwei Gamben setzt die Reihe der schon bestehenden Transkriptionen fort.
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 341 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:19 min

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos.