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Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 12, 2018
Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)
Classical, Organ | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:49 | 155 MB
Label: Radio France

Bach – Escaich – Ospital: three centuries of organ history converge in this program’s central theme: a fusion of the ageless Chorale with the permanence of ever-evolving instrumental language. From Preludes and Fugues, By the Father of German music to the improvisation of Visions, Thomas Ospital pays homage to Thierry Escaich and proposes a contemporary reflection on the work of, Bach. Johann Sebastien, Bach.
Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)

Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 8.08 Gb | 23:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Country: Czechoslovakia | Label: Erato

A musician of searching intellect, generous spirit and formidable purpose, Zuzana Růžičková is one of the 20th century’s most influential harpsichordists. Central to her career, the music of Bach also helped her to transcend with grace the extraordinary adversity she faced during World War II and the Communist era. “There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”
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.
David Fray - Bach Partitas Nos 2 & 6, Toccata in C Minor (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-POST

David Fray - Bach Partitas Nos 2 & 6, Toccata in C Minor (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:20 minutes | 952 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

David Fray, described as “perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach-player of his generation,” launched his Virgin Classics career with Bach and this is his third album to feature the composer’s keyboard music. “We shouldn’t be afraid of acknowledging the expressiveness of Bach’s music,” says Fray. “The Romantics don’t have a monopoly on expressivity!”
Xenia Janković - Bach: Complete Cello Suites (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Xenia Janković - Bach: Complete Cello Suites (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 141:36 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Celebrated for her brilliant qualities as a first class cellist, Xenia Jankovic carries out a worldwide career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus, Wien - Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte; Kaffee-Kantate (2009/1982)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus, Wien - Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte; Kaffee-Kantate (2009/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.59 Gb (2xDVD9) | 269 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, named after their dedicatee the Margrave Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg, have been part of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's permanent repertoire ever since he founded his Concentus musicus ensemble. The ensemble has recorded them and played them on their tours throughout the world.

France Info : 30 ans d'actualité (1987-2017)  Comics

Posted by iBooker at May 23, 2018
France Info : 30 ans d'actualité (1987-2017)

France Info : 30 ans d'actualité (1987-2017)
French | CBZ | 330 pages | 280 MB
Jens Schowings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jens Schöwings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since 2006 the Bremen jazz pianist Jens Schöwing and his ensemble have dedicated themselves to a person many music connoisseurs consider the greatest “jazzer” of all time: Johann Sebastian Bach. Blue Note Bach charms the listener with a balance of classically woven musical textures played with a definite jazz identity.