Alexander Bach

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Alexander Korneyev, Alexander Bakhchiev - Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord (2014)

Alexander Korneyev, Alexander Bakhchiev - Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord (2014)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 229 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Melodiya | 2014 | 01:35:17

Firma Melodiya presents recordings by Alexander Korneyev, an outstanding flutist, People's Artist of the RSFSR and laureate of the State Prize of Russia. The musician's concert repertoire was extraordinary extensive, from early baroque to contemporary composers. He made dozens of recordings released on vinyl and CD. This album features one of the gems performed by Korneyev, a peak of baroque flute – six sonatas for flute and harpsichord, and the partita for solo flute by J.S. Bach.

Carolyn Sampson - J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Soprano (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 21, 2017
Carolyn Sampson - J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Soprano (2017)

Carolyn Sampson - J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Soprano
Classical, Baroque Era, Cantata | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:52 min | 292 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

For biographer Philipp Spitta, Bach's period as organist and later Konzertmeister to the Duke of Weimar (1708-17) was the time of his ‘early mastery’. Nowhere is this more evident than in the small but highly distinguished body of cantatas he wrote there, whether for the court chapel – the Himmelsburg or ‘Castle of Heaven’ – or for some clearly very joyful wedding (BWV202). From the ravishing duets for soprano and oboe of the latter to the penitential strains of BWV199, the radiant voice of Carolyn Sampson and the virtuosos of the Freiburger Barockorchester do full justice to Bach's inventiveness.
L'Achéron & Francois Joubert-Caillet - Johann Bernhard Bach: Ouvertures (2016)

L'Achéron & Francois Joubert-Caillet - Johann Bernhard Bach: Ouvertures
Classical, Chamber Music, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:44 min | 389 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2016

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749) is a somewhat ill-known member of the family, but known by his first cousin once removed, Johann Sebastian. A disciple of Pachelbel, he was in the service of the court of Eisenach and left us only instrumental music. His four Ouvertures for orchestra constitute the obvious link between French music of the Grand Siècle and the compositions that Johann Sebastian would write in Weimar and Cöthen. A missing link to be (re) discovered.

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 11, 2017
Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:27 min | 356 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

This recording of organ music performed by Gayle h. Martin highlights the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. The repertoire exposes the two composers' shared musical influences and unique compositional style. Because the two composers spent the majority of their lives playing, directing, and composing church music, organ composition and performance were at the heart of both of their careers. The Praeludia (also called toccatas) of Buxtehude and the preludes and fugues of Bach belong to instrumental genres not based on a tune with text.

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bach Trios (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 8, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bach Trios (2017)

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bach Trios
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:44 min | 248 MB
Label: Nonesuch | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Nonesuch Records releases an album of Bach works recorded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer, Bach Trios. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba.
Isabelle Faust  - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 2 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 2 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:12 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Isabelle Faust hit the Classical charts earlier this year with her mesmerising recording of Beethoven and Berg with Claudio Abbado. She followed up with some welcome live appearances here in the UK, which included the Brahms' concerto at the Barbican with frequent collaborators Jiri Belohlavek and the BBCSO. Isabelle's recordings have won prizes since her harmonia mundi debut in 1997 which earned her a Gramophone Young Artist Award. In 2010 her Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Alexander Melnikov also won.
Francesca Pagnini & Annibale Rebaudengo - J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Flute (2017)

Francesca Pagnini & Annibale Rebaudengo - J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Flute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 109:39 min | 453 MB
Label: Vermeer | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Musicological research has always raised doubts about the authorship of some of Bach’s Sonatas, particularly the BWV 1031, 1033, and 1020, while the others were certainly written by J. S. Bach. Whoever the author of the three dubious Sonatas may be, these are a group of songs that display wonderful artistic and musical qualities, and can easily be considered a point of reference for all flute players. Francesca Pagnini and Annibale Rebaudengo present these Sonatas on modern instruments, enriched by modern philological studies.
La Stagione Frankfurt - Telemann & C.P.E. Bach: Bürgerkapitänsmusiken (2014)

La Stagione Frankfurt - Telemann & C.P.E. Bach: Bürgerkapitänsmusiken
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 101:16 min | 471 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2014

Bei den alljährlichen Zusammenkünften der Hauptmänner (Captaines) der Hamburgischen Bürgerwache, welche die Stadt zur Verteidigung unterhielt, spielte Musik stets als gestaltendes Festelement eine zentrale Rolle. Die Ehre, für diese Treffen die Musik zu komponieren, welche jeweils aus einem Oratorium und einer Serenata bestanden, erhielten nur die besten und gefragtesten Komponisten.
See Siang Wong - The Bach Sons: Piano Concertos & Solo Pieces (2014)

See Siang Wong - The Bach Sons: Piano Concertos & Solo Pieces
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 144:49 min | 522 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2014

I bought this 2-CD set having hear the WF Bach keyboard concerto on Swiss Classic Radio. The first thing to say is this: If you're an Original Instrument Purist, don't buy this set. However, if you've been itching to hear the Bach sons' keyboard concertos, *finally* played on a modern piano, then this is the set to buy. Don't hesitate. These is the kind of recording that will go out of print before long. Buy them now.