Bach Biography

About Bach by Gregory S Butler  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Dec. 8, 2014
About Bach by Gregory S Butler

About Bach by Gregory S Butler
English | July 3, 2008 | ISBN: 0252033442 | 232 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Dec. 8, 2014
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician

Christoph Wolff, "Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician"
2000 | ISBN-10: 039304825X | 544 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at April 24, 2014
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (Repost)

Christoph Wolff, "Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician"
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0393322564 | 640 pages | EPUB | 3,2 MB

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 3, 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician

Christoph Wolff, "Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician"
2001 | ISBN: 0393322564 | 640 pages | EPUB | 3,2 MB
Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:04 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.
La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.
Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 64:04+65:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62592 2 | Recorded: 1969

J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion, or St. John Passion, BWV 245 – one of just two surviving Bach Passion works out of an original four or five – is, simply put, a headache for editors and performers wishing to recreate the authentic, stamped-and-approved original work. There is no such beast: the work was performed at least four times during Bach's lifetime, and for each new presentation he overhauled the music, adding numbers, deleting numbers, changing numbers, so that today we really have four different St. John Passions through which to pick and choose our way. Happily enough, however, Bach misses the mark in not a single one of those numbers, and the director can hardly go wrong selecting from such a wealth of fine material. The St. John Passion was first heard on April 7, 1724 (Good Friday), and then reproduced for Leipzig churchgoers in 1725, sometime in the early 1730s (perhaps 1732), and then again in 1749. Perhaps in part because of its sometimes bewildering compositional history and the fact that its texts were not really conceived as a single entity (Bach seems to have arranged the texts himself from a number of disparate sources, and sometimes his efforts – which seem to have been hasty ones – are not altogether graceful), the St. John Passion has never been a sweepingly popular work like the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. But it is a monumental work that must have made quite an impression indeed at its first performance, early on in Bach's tenure as Cantor of Leipzig.
Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:46 min | 436 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 912 Mb | Total time: 74:10+73:47+48:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62588 2 | Recorded: 1968

Among traditional modern-instrument versions of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Wolfgang Gönnenwein’s 1968 recording has a lot to offer. Not least is the excellent choral singing from top to bottom. The texts are always clear, and the pacing for the chorales is governed by the story’s dramatic unfolding. You can’t help but be hooked by Evangelist Theo Altmeyer’s warm tone and vivid portrayal, complemented by Franz Crass’ sonorous, touching Jesus. What a joy it is to hear Teresa Zylis-Gara, Julia Hamari, and Hermann Prey at the peak of their respective powers. Tenor Nicolai Gedda is heard to better advantage with Gönnenwein than in Otto Klemperer’s recording, where he struggled with that conductor’s craggy tempos. The orchestra plays beautifully, and the engineering does full justice to Bach’s antiphonal interplay. All the recitatives are accompanied by rather dutiful chordal backing from the organ and cello (Bach adds a “halo” of strings, of course, whenever Jesus opens his mouth). A harpsichordist with a bent for improvisation would have spruced up the texture. Lovers of great Bach singing, however, will treasure this release.
(Jed Distler)
Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Sándor Veress: Sonata for violin; Sonata for violoncello; Trio per Archi
Thomas Demenga, cello; Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1477, 437 440-2 | 01:04:14

This disc continues Thomas Demenga's project of juxtaposing Bach cello suites with contemporary compositions—by Elliott Carter (12/90), Heinz Holliger, and now Sandor Veress, whose music we can hear growing out of, and away from, its neo-classical roots in Bach's polyphony.