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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:05:30
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-2081

The Reformations fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language. To a limited extent, however, the Latin mass text did remain in use in the Protestant church in particular the Kyrie and Gloria sections. Termed Missa to differentiate them from complete settings, these pieces are often referred to now as 'Lutheran Masses'. Bach's famous Mass in B minor began its existence as a work of this type, and four other examples from Bach's pen have survived. Newly performed and recorded by Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, the Missae BWV 235 and 236 are here combined with four separate settings of the Sanctus. Two of these are original works, whereas BWV 241, and possibly also 240, is an arrangement of another composers setting. The 'KyrieChriste' BWV Anh 26 is an example of how Bach used music by other composers, in this case by his Neapolitan contemporary Francesco Durante.
Sergio & Maddalena Vartolo - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV 1080 (2009) 2CDs

Sergio & Maddalena Vartolo - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 645 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570577-78 | Time: 01:42:09

Though unfinished at his death, Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue is both his musical last testament and a cornerstone of Western composition. At once a miracle of intellectual achievement, musical invention, technical challenges and emotional power, The Art of Fugue draws on all of Bach’s resources as a master of counterpoint. It is here performed, as the composer apparently intended, on harpsichord, by Sergio Vartolo who uses his own recently-published facsimile edition of the autograph score, and of the engraved first edition (1751/1752).
Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)

Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 526 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 292 Mb | 02:07:28
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

Raaf Hekkema: Since I started teaching at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I have become more conscious of my self-chosen mission: to create a place for the saxophone within the classical music tradition. One way to do this is to forge a stronger bond between the players and the classical tradition, in the knowledge that the saxophone repertoire too is indebted to the great composers of the past. The most influential of them all is, without a doubt, Johann Sebastian Bach.

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

Posted by delpotro at June 17, 2018
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:44 | 210 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and run with stately regard, Rana delivers a deep, meditative interpretation. Its closing “Aria” sounds so delicate that it feels at risk of floating away.
Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:56 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren and his recording of the complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo by Johann Sebastian Bach. On volume I the following works have been recorded: Partitas Nos. 2 and 3 in D minor / E Major, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas have an iconic status in the violin repertoire. Yet, little is known about the background of these fascinating works. Bach’s autograph manuscript is dated in Köthen in 1720, and it is commonly considered as the year when the cycle was completed. In his booklet notes Sebastian Bohren offers new perspectives of these masterpieces. Sebastian Bohren is considered one of the world’s most promising young violinists and maintains an extensive performing schedule.
Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)

Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 375 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:49
Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal Records

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren and his recording of the complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo by Johann Sebastian Bach. On volume I the following works have been recorded: Partitas Nos. 2 and 3 in D minor / E Major, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas have an iconic status in the violin repertoire. Yet, little is known about the background of these fascinating works. Bach’s autograph manuscript is dated in Köthen in 1720, and it is commonly considered as the year when the cycle was completed. In his booklet notes Sebastian Bohren offers new perspectives of these masterpieces. Sebastian Bohren is considered one of the world’s most promising young violinists and maintains an extensive performing schedule.
Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - J.S. Bach: Kothener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Raphaël Pichon Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Bach: Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen died in 1728, his former Kapellmeister had not forgotten the five brilliant years he had spent in the prince’s service. He dedicated to his memory a mourning cantata almost entirely based on the music of two major works of the mid-1720s, the Trauer-Ode and the St. Matthew Passion. Although the score is lost, the wordbook and other sources of information have now made it possible to reconstruct the work. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Raphaël Pichon invites us on an exciting musical treasure hunt.
Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas, BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas, BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:55 minutes | 1.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the world’s elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Dominique Merlet - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Dominique Merlet - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 109:08 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It was the start of a career that was going to develop quickly on all continents. He played in most European countries as well as the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, China, Australia and Japan and took part in many important festivals such as Paris, Berlin, Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Besançon, Shanghai, Seoul Spring Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron and Duszniki.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Dialogkantaten BWV 32 49 & 57 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Raphael Alpermann, Michael Volle, Sophie Karthäuser & Members of RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Dialogkantaten BWV 32 49 & 57 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:26 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Exquisite dialogue The church cantata very quickly came to occupy a privileged place in Bach's output, but it was in his Leipzig period that he explored new stylistic possibilities for the genre in several cycles. The third of these, mostly scored for relatively small forces, features in these Dialogkantaten three fine examples of the 'madrigalian' type: in their arias, recitatives and chorales, the composer deploys a poetry that does not exclude audacity and an eloquence worthy of opera. These fervent musical conversations are here conducted con brio thanks to the rapport between two singers as moving as they are inspired.