Bach Sonates Bwv 1027 1029, Chorals

Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset

J.S. Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset
Baroque | 2009 | 1 CD | 325 Mb | EAC/APE/CUE/LOG/SCANS
J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.86 GB | Stereo FLAC = 875 MB | MCH FLAC = 2.42 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 15 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: MDG 903 1660-6 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.1

Though the cello and especially the violin were the beneficiaries of numerous solo works by the pen of J.S. Bach, the instrument we know today simply as the viola (but in Bach’s time would have been the viola da braccio) was not fortunate enough to receive original, solo compositions. Instead, violists were bestowed with the lead role in the great Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. This MDG album headlines the Bach sonatas for viola and piano, this is a bit misleading.
Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich - J.S. Bach: Three Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano, BWV 1027-1029 (1985)

Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich - J.S. Bach: Three Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano, BWV 1027-1029 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 471-2 | Time: 00:43:26

These three sonatas - composed originally for the viola da gamba and harpsichord - are very musically-appealing compositions. And unlike previous Baroque cahmber-music tradition, the harpsichord is not relegated to mere continuo but projected into the spotlight as co-soloist - perhaps to showcase some of Bach's keyboard virtuosity. There are several fine period recordings of these works on viola da gamba and harpsichord (Savall, Peri, Crum, Wispelwey) or modern cello with harpsichord (Ma, Tortelier). But if your taste favors all modern instuments (cello, piano), then this circa-80's CD by the legendary Martha Argerich and Misha Maisky is the ticket.
David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)

David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)
Classical, Violin, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:49:00 | 251 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2016

David Oistrakh is considered the premiere violinist of mid-20th century Soviet Union. His recorded legacy includes nearly the entire standard violin repertory up to and including Prokofiev and Bartók. Oistrakh's violin studies began in 1913 with famed teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky.
Bach - Kantaten BWV 9, 94 & 187 (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande) [2012 / 1999]

Bach - Kantaten BWV 9, 94 & 187 (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande) [2012 / 1999]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers
Label: DHM | Catalog Number: 88691 95308 2 | 1cd, 302.35 MB

Kuijken was born in Dilbeek, near Brussels. He was a member of the Alarius Ensemble of Brussels between 1964 and 1972 and formed La Petite Bande in 1972. Since 1971 he has taught Baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium in Brussels. He is noted for using the older technique of resting the violin on the shoulder without a shoulder rest, rather than held under the chin. He is a member of the Kuijken String Quartet, which he formed in 1986. In recent years, he has also performed as conductor of symphonies of the Romantic era…
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Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner) [1982]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431 MB
Classical | Erato | 2292-45979-2 | CD1:55'57; CD2:45'31

Although conductors invariably include the six great motets of Bach (BWV225-230) in recordings of these works, they seldom if ever seem to agree which if any other of Bach's motets to perform with them. John Eliot Gardiner very sensibly goes for the lot, adding Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV231) and the little-known Der Gerechte kommt um which does not even have the benefit of a Schmieder number. As well as these, Gardiner also includes two short pieces which belong, at least nominally, to the cantata category, BWV50 and BWV118. In the case of the latter there is much justification for doing so for it's a single movement choral piece in motet style written for a funeral in about 1736 and revised for a performance around 1740. Here we have what sounds to me like a compromise; in other words the horns, cornetto and sackbuts of the first version (possibly intended for an open air occasion), with the strings and woodwind of the second. This may be explained in the texts, none of which has been included with my review copy…

Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Martin Flamig)  Music

Posted by Sowulo at March 18, 2014
Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Martin Flamig)

Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Auger, Burmeister, Schreier, Adam; Dresdner Kreuzchor,
Bachorchester der Dresdner Philharmonie, Martin Flamig) [1998]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 781 MB
Classical | Label: BERLIN CLASSICS | Catalog Number: 0020652BC | TT: CD1: 59’09, CD2: 49’43, CD3: 50’45

The opening chorus "Jauchzet Frolocket" is absolutely awesome. I have never heard any other performance that captures the brilliance and power in that chorus the way Flamig and the Kreuzchor do. Equally amazing is the way they combine precision and expressive sensitivity (may have something to do with the influence of Heinrich Schutz on the Dresden Kreuzchor). It avoids the lush excesses of many "modern" performances as well as the weak sound of some "authentic" performances. This is Bach at its best.
Bach - Cantates BWV 177 & 131; Graupner - Aus der Tiefen (Il Gardellino) (2010)

Bach - Cantates BWV 177 & 131; Graupner - Aus der Tiefen (Il Gardellino) (2010)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 308.97 MB
Label: Passacaille | Catalog N.: | TT: 58:24

This is the second of a series of themed cantata recordings by Marcel Ponseele and his crack ensemble, Il Gardellino. The first, titled Desire , was reviewed in Fanfare 34:5. The current disc, titled De Profundis , includes one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, BWV 131, and one of his latest, BWV 177, as well as a cantata by one of Bach’s prominent contemporaries, Christoph Graupner (1683–1760). The latter is of particular interest because Graupner was the Leipzig Town Council’s second choice (after Telemann) to replace its retiring cantor, Johann Kuhnau, in 1723. But Graupner was unable to obtain a release from his current employer, giving the appointment to the third choice, Johann Sebastian Bach, and changing the course of music history. In fact, the much-maligned council’s logic was sound. Telemann, a former resident, was the most celebrated (and industrious) composer in Germany, and Graupner had been Kuhnau’s apprentice.
J.S.Bach - Cantatas BWV 158 & 203, Arias & Chorals (Cantatas BWV 8, 13, 73, 123, 157  & 158) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

J.S.Bach - Cantatas BWV 158 & 203, Arias & Chorals (Cantatas BWV 8, 13, 73, 123, 157 & 158)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Karl Forster

CD | APE + CUE | No LOG | Cover (LQ) | 335.1Mb |1:12:23 | EMI CLASSICS 2000
Rudolf Buchbinder - Bach: Partitas BWV 825 & 826; English suite BWV 808 (2015)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Bach: Partitas BWV 825 & 826; English suite BWV 808 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 192 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 134 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (Booklet) included
Classical, Piano | Label: Sony Classical, #:88875053302 | 2015 | 00:56:44

Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the world's foremost pianists and is frequently invited by major orchestras and festivals around the world. His comprehensive repertoire encompasses numerous 20th century compositions and has been a recording artist for over four decades now resulting in a vast catalogue of more than 200 releases. Amongst them, Sony’s release of the entire 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven which was awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik prize. Lauded again and again for his state of the art interpretations of the piano milestones by Beethoven and Brahms.