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Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:34 min | 229 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

It was with his acclaimed Chopin recordings that Pietro De Maria established his reputation, and the Polish composer makes up the bulk of his discography. Of late, he has turned his attention to Bach, and over the last two years has taken both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier into the studio (review ~ review). I was fortunate enough to review them, and each made a profound impression. He remains with Bach for his latest release, and what better follow-up than the Goldberg Variations.
Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009) (Repost)

Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:37:18 | 774 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Andromeda | Catalog: ANDRCD 5123

Albert Schweitzer was a German (writing in French also) theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. As well as his important theological work (he depicted Jesus as literally believing the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime), he developed various theories on music, in particular the work of J.S. Bach. He explained figures and motifs in Bach’s Chorale Preludes as painter-like tonal and rhythmic imagery illustrating themes from the words of the hymns on which they were based.

Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at June 25, 2017
Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"

Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"
Fayard | 2010 | ISBN: 2213660751 | French | EPUB | 1200 pages | 8.8 MB

Longtemps méconnues du grand public des mélomanes, les cantates de Bach connaissent de nos jours l’engouement que justifie cet incomparable trésor. Les enregistrements en intégrales se multiplient, de même que les auditions en cycles de concerts au long cours. Le contenu spirituel des cantates d’église, une langue allemande complexe ainsi que les multiples connotations de livrets volontiers vilipendés en ont freiné l’accès à des auditeurs comblés par les Passions et les oratorios. Quant aux cantates profanes, elles demeurent encore à l’écart des programmes. …

Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at June 17, 2017
Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"

Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"
Fayard | 2011 | ISBN: 2213663025 | French | EPUB | 432 pages | 5.1 MB

Après le volumineux ouvrage consacré par Gilles Cantagrel aux cantates de J. S. Bach, celui-ci traite d’un ensemble d’oeuvres non moins capitales dans le répertoire de la musique occidentale : les deux Passions (selon saint Jean et selon saint Matthieu), les messes (et en particulier la Messe en si mineur), les motets. …
Jordi Savall - Bach - Messe en si mineur, BWV 232 (2012) {2CD Alia Vox AVDVD 9896 A/D}

Jordi Savall - Bach - Messe en si mineur, BWV 232 (2012) {2CD Alia Vox AVDVD 9896 A/D}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 508 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 240 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Alia Vox | AVDVD 9896 A/D
Classical / Baroque

During the final years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) created the monumental body of music that can be considered his “Testament”, comprising the Musical Offering, the Art of Fugue and the B minor Mass. This latter work is a perfect synthesis of all his skill and flair in the art of composition (and essentially in that of counterpoint), as well as his gift for invention and his extraordinary sense of form, structure and number.
Jordi Savall - Les Voix Humaines - Abel, Bach, Marais, Sainte-Colombe (1998) {Alia Vox AV9803}

Jordi Savall - Les Voix Humaines - Abel, Bach, Marais, Sainte-Colombe (1998) {Alia Vox AV9803}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 352 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Alia Vox | AV9803
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Viola da gamba

If he were so minded, Jordi Savall might hand copies of this CD out to new acquaintances as the musical equivalent of a calling-card. True, he appears here only in the guise of soloist, whereas a more complete portrait would need to include samples of his work as director and conductor; but as an illustration of the range of the viola da gamba, this generously filled disc is exemplary. And although the calling-card might not be handmade, it is the nearest thing to it, since Alia Vox is Savall’s own, newly established label.
Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:45 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Composed during Bach s early years as a composer, these Toccatas are written in the Stylus Phantasticus, inherited from the great Buxtehude. Free-flowing, virtuoso, fresh, they form a false album collated after the composer s death, and are unjustly among the least known works of the master of Weimar. For her first solo disc, the pianist Amandine Savary gives a perfect performance of these masterpieces of sensitivity. The French pianist Amandine Savary was awarded a scholarship to enter the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining her BMus diploma with honours in 2007.

Flûte Alors! - Bach 'n' Jazz (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 2, 2017
Flûte Alors! - Bach 'n' Jazz (2017)

Flûte Alors! - Bach 'n' Jazz
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 58:58 min | 242 MB
Label: ATMA Classique - ACD2 2745 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

Bach 'n' Jazz marks the recorder ensemble Flute Alors! first album with ATMA Classique. They perform an eclectic mix of Bach's music and jazz standards. Tunes like Night in Tunisia or Fly Me to the Moon are paired with fugues and concerts by Bach to give these dated tunes a modern feel. This playful juxtaposition reflects both the timelessness of Bach's music and they many connections between baroque music and jazz. Dynamic and versatile, Montreal-based ensemble Flute Alors! is composed of four new-generation recorder players.
Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 331 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, #: 252 | 2016 | 01:09:57

It is impossible to overstate the profundity with which Bach has probed the secret inner recesses of the human heart – quite the opposite from the ‘divine sewing machine’ that Colette saw in his work. He was really an opera composer, showing great psychological penetration, not only spiritually but in basic human terms, from the tenderness of love to the terror felt when confronting death. Separated from any liturgical or musicological context, this programme aims to stress Bach’s genius for expressing human passions in all their diversity. –GILLES CANTAGREL
Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord) (2014) [TR24][OF]

Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:28 min | 1.63 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aluid Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Bach and the French baroque: The working title of the programme is Bach and the French baroque. L’art de toucher le clavecin by François Couperin (1668-1733) was published in 1716 as a manual for the French style and gives important instructions for playing the harpsichord as regards finger positions and ornamentations. The préludes are written-out improvisations in the style of the Préludes non mésurée.