Adagio: J.s. Bach

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, Hannah Morrison, Carlos Mena, Hans-Jorg Mammel & Mathias Vieweg - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:03 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon - J.S. Bach: Cantatas, Concerto, Suite (2011) (Repost)

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon - J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170, Concerto BWV 1060, Suite BWV 1067 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:47 | 371 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Analekta | Catalog: AN 2 9878

Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the Suite in A minor, a violin-and-strings transcription (and according to musicologist Joshua Rifkin a reconstruction of an original version) of the Suite in B minor for orchestra, BWV 1067; you couldn't call it gutsy, but the degree of control and consistency is impressive.
Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:23 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550274

Over the last 20 years, the Naxos label has done a great deal to obtain its reputation as one of the leading classical guitar labels. Its very first guitarist was Gerald Garcia, who was not slow to show the way forward by extending the rather limited guitar repertoire by making arrangements of pieces originally written for other instruments. This is what he has done here, too: None of the music on this disc was written for guitar, it is all arranged by Garcia himself, who plays a modern guitar and definitely not a baroque instrument.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 401 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 18 | Time: 74:33 min

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:33 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3. But compared to the oboe or the recorder, for which nothing remains (though these instruments were well provided for by his contemporaries, particularly Telemann), the transverse flute is a spoiled child.

Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 21, 2018
Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)

Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 780 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Tracks: 32 | Time: 146:36 min

Some say that you have to reach a great maturity before daring to attack it. For her first solo album, Anna Göckel assumes with great temperament her choice to record one of the founding texts of the violin repertoire: Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach.
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Parlophone Records / Warner Music | 0190295719371
Classical / Baroque / Piano

The young pianist who blew everyone away at the GRAMMYs recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations as label debut. The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places,” he has chosen Bach’s sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. “Classical music is never going away,” he says, “We live in very modern world, and it’s our job to live in the moment, but it’s also our job to respect and preserve tradition.”

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 16, 2018
Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Covers | 592 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 2:30:31 | 247 mb
Classical | Label: Heritage Records

Dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg, J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are timeless works of art - their variety of styles and instrumental combinations reveal inspiration of the highest order. Karl Richter's Brandenburg Concertos are perfectly paced, clear textured and undeniably stylish. There's a level of sophistication in this performance which few recordings are able to equal. The Munchener Bach-Orchester has a sound that is in the German tradition and thoroughly idiomatic.
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 546 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 25 | Time: 87:25 min

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.