Bach Cantata 56

Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)

Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 50

This disc is a far cry from the typical fare we’ve come to expect on the shelves around the Christmas season. The inclusion of Bach’s sublime Cantata 63 and Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch give the disc a year round appeal. Vaughan Williams’ joyful The First Nowell is a veritable feast of well loved carols and the London Philharmonic Choir together with soloists Lisa Milne and Christopher Maltman exude Christmas cheer.
Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Cantatas Vol 28 (2013)

Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Cantatas Vol 28 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 347 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 184 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria Records | Catalog Number: 185

Recorded in the City of London in 2012, this album features the missing cantatas from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: the Ascension Cantatas. They were recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate (one of the original Pilgrimage venues) in two concerts entirely funded by the generosity of hundreds of donors across the world, following a heartfelt appeal from British comedian Alexander Armstrong.
Bach - Montreal Baroque - "La Nativité", Cantates BWV 61, 122, 123, 182 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [REPOST]

Johann Sebastian Bach - "La Nativité", Cantates BWV 61, 122, 123, 182
Montreal Baroque - Eric Milnes
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 295 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: ATMA # SACD2 2403 | Country/Year: Canada 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred

This is the fourth volume of ATMA's ongoing Bach Cantata cycle and it is a big improvement over Bach: Cantatas BWV 1, 82, 147 - Montréal Baroque because Eric Milnes has moderated his previous excesses of interpretative choices. Now pauses fit in the overall conception of phrases and the longer line is immediately identifiable without recourse to a score…

J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day  

Posted by Bibixy at Sept. 17, 2013
J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day

J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol.28 - For Ascension Day
CD | SDG | 2013 | RAR | 127MB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers

Recorded in the City of London in 2012, this album features the missing cantatas from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage: the Ascension Cantatas were the only ones left unrecorded in 2000, due to noise issues. They were recorded live at St Giles Cripplegate. The quartet of soloists include one of the original Pilgrimage soloists, bass Dietrich Henschel, alongside a new generation of Bach interpreters who have worked with the ensembles since 2000 – making this recording a "bridge" between a Bach tradition started 13 years ago and today.

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]  

Posted by Bibixy at July 17, 2013
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | 28 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | MP3 192 Kbps | Covers | Tracks

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: 3.22 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 28.8 MB | 5% Recovery Record
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1561 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Eccezionale 5 Stelle Musica April 2006Hard on the heels of Volume 29 in the Bach Cantata series and their recording of the Orchestral Suites comes this new disc from Bach Collegium Japan. Genre-wise the present two works balance between oratorios and cantatas. Though their format is not far removed from that of the longer cantatas, some differences are obvious: for instance, in its earliest version the soloists in the Easter Oratorio were assigned roles (such as Mary Magdalene and Peter), while the Ascension Oratorio features an Evangelist, filling the same function as in the more monumental Passions. Both works - like the Christmas Oratorio - are, at least in part, so-called parodies: reworkings of secular occasional pieces as sacred compositions by adapting their texts.

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)  

Posted by Bibixy at March 30, 2011
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 27 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HotF

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.4 - 6 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.4 - 6 of 22]
10CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.9Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

Although Ton Koopman's fine Bach cantata series, begun in the mid-1990s, was abandoned by Warner Classics/Erato in 2001, the conductor managed to resume the 22-volume edition's issue through his own label, Antoine Marchand (a sub-label of Challenge Classics). And while distribution in the U.S. hasn't always been steady, that question seems to be resolved and we can expect to enjoy the remaining volumes as they appear over the next few years. This Volume 2 is by no means a "new release", but since Classicstoday.com last visited the series in June, 2003, with a review of Volume 1 (type Q6613 in Search Reviews), we thought we'd pick up where we left off. As collectors of these cantatas already know, Koopman initially released 12 of the 22 volumes with Erato, so if you already own any of these, you don't need to consider the Challenge Classics versions since they are identical...
–David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.1 - 3 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.1 - 3 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.4Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

In evaluating a Bach cantata recording, there are so many variables to consider--programming choices; quality and type of soloists; tempos and balances among soloists, orchestra, and chorus; quality of choir and orchestra; use of alternate arias (or voices for a particular aria); version of the score (where more than one exists); instrumentation (period or modern instruments; configuration of continuo); and of course, the quality of the recorded sound--that comparisons between different recordings often become more descriptions than critiques. No matter how "good" a performance is, if you don't like period instruments you won't like Herreweghe or Koopman; likewise, if a certain countertenor soloist bugs you, you'll be unlikely to enjoy a cantata in which that singer is prominently featured, no matter how wonderful the work's other movements sound. On the other hand, if you like Koopman - or Herreweghe, both of whom are the most interpretively consistent among period-instrument practitioners (Rilling fits that bill in the modern-instrument category; "periodists" Gardiner and Harnoncourt are notoriously unpredictable) - then you'll likely be pretty satisfied with most of their efforts in this repertoire...
David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
J.S.Bach - Cantatas BWV 4, 131 & 182 - Vol. IV Early Cantatas for Holy Week (American Bach Soloists, J.Thomas)

J.S.Bach - Cantatas BWV 4, 131 & 182 (American Bach Soloists, J.Thomas)
CD | APE + CUE + LOG (EAC) | Cover | 272.8Mb | 1:07:42 | Koch International Classics 3-7235-2H1 (1995)
Bach Cantata Series: Vol. IV Early Cantatas for Holy Week