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Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)

Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:05 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | Catalog: 3254

Although J.S. Bach's orchestral music has been transcribed for guitar ensemble before, notably selected Brandenburg Concertos by the De Falla Trio and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, this is the first recording of the four suites for orchestra that I have heard in a setting of this type; it is not a source of material that readily springs to mind for such treatment and certainly purists would decry such practices.
J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 1.44 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 503 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ABC Classics / Winsome Evans | 481 2901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Harpsichord

Leading early music expert Winsome Evans presents the final chapter in her ground-breaking project to transcribe and record Bach’s solo instrumental works for the harpsichord, with the Six Cello Suites and Partita for Solo Flute. Evans’ project, some 30 years in the making, is based on evidence that Bach himself played his solo instrumental works on the keyboard – including the statement of a former student that Bach often played the solo violin and cello works ‘on the clavier, adding as much in the nature of harmony as he found necessary’. The harmonies added by Evans to the solo works are inspired by methods from Bach’s own time.

Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 21, 2017
Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)

Sung-Won Yang - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 586 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 36 | Time: 140:34 min

A second recording of J.S. Bach’s 6 suites for solo cello Universal Music/Decca, after the first release for EMI in 2004.
Alexandra Sostmann - J.S. Bach: French Suites - Chopin: Mazurkas (2017)

Alexandra Sostmann - J.S. Bach: French Suites - Chopin: Mazurkas (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:11:18 | 170 MB
Label: TYXArt

Bach never wants to grow old. His works are constructed like geometric figures. Everything is in its place, and you want to look in vain for a subfluous line. Alexandra Sostmann combines Bach and Chopin and, with their sophisticated interpretations, sets out to trace the impact of Bach on Chopin. Bringing together Bach and Chopin, Sostmann seeks to polished Bach's effect on Chopin.

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2017
Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II (2017)

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 81:28 min | 366 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Slava Grigoryan’s acclaimed Bach journey continues with the second volume of the Cello Suites.

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque - Bach: Orchestral Suites (1997)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 17, 2015
Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque - Bach: Orchestral Suites (1997)

Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque - Bach: Orchestral Suites (1997)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 0178682

The music of the Eighteenth century features delicate textures and refinement as well as expressiveness and energy. This was the age of the smaller chamber orchestra, and Bach was one of the compositional geniuses of the century. In this recording, the award-winning Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, which specializes in authentic renditions on fine reproduction period instruments, performs four delightful Bach suites, including No. 1 in C, No. 2 in B Minor and Nos. 3 and 4 in D Major.

Akademie fur Alte Musik - Bach: Orchestral Suites (2008)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 22, 2010
Akademie fur Alte Musik - Bach: Orchestral Suites (2008)

Akademie fur Alte Musik - Bach: Orchestral Suites (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 74:58+22:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # 311 06402 | Recorded: 2007

The circumstances that moved Bach to relinquish his position as Kapellmeister in the placid town of Cothen in 1723 and to assume the succession of Johann Kuhnau as Cantor of St. Thomas's in Leipzig are, like so many factors in his biography, not easy to explain. Was it out of concern that, as a court musician, he would be obliged to neglect one of his most outstanding gifts as a virtuosic organist? was it because of his princely employer's gradual loss of interest in music in general and in his small, but exquisite court orchestra in particular? Or was it the gruelling religious conflict, a never ending source of agitation at the residence, where the conversion to Calvinism was a rather half-hearted affair and which posed a growing threat to the freedom of Bach's artistic activities? Question upon question. The fact that Bach's professional dreams were by no means to be fulfilled as Cantor in Leipzig, either, is amply documented: in an endless epistolary feud about what seem to be no more than ludicrously trivial vexations, but which none the less aggravated the burden of the virtually superhuman catalogue of his duties, he was constantly at loggerheads with his superiors.
Fabrizio Chiovetta - Bach: Keyboard Suites (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Bach: Keyboard Suites (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 70:25 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This programme, carefully chosen from amongst the hundreds of works by the composer, starts first with the French Overture in B minor: a monumental, complex work, rarely performed in concert. It was during a recital by Grigory Sokolov that Chiovetta fell in love with this pièce. He next chose one of the fundamental pieces that marks the culmination of the suite genre: the sublime Partita No.1 in B flat major. He concludes with the English Suite No.4, with the wish of restoring some of the honour it deserves.

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 18, 2017
Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork., d.booklet | 573 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 299 mb
Classical, Cello | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMC901970.71

In a promotional DVD accompanying this release Jean-Guihen Queyras cites the abundance of excellent Bach Cello Suites cycles on the market as one reason he waited until 2007 to commit his interpretations to disc. Queyras needn't have worried, for his playing is never less than beautiful, eloquent, and thoroughly world-class. It fuses the most apparent characteristics distinguishing certain memorable editions: Schiff's shapely melodic parsing, Pergamenschikov's infectious feeling for the dance, Bylsma's period-performance innovations, and Tortelier's purity of tone.