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.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a & Cantatas BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a & Cantatas BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 777 Mb | Total time: 61:49+53:06+58:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HML 5908360.62 | Recorded: 1990, 1997, 2002

"It is…a fine pairing of two of Bach’s more extroverted works, in which Herreweghe delves beneath the masculine surface of the Magnificat to find its more tender interior and boldly explores Bach’s expansion of Luther’s great Reformation hymn, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. For whatever reason, Cantata 80 seems to have lost a degree of popularity lately, and it’s good to hear it again, complete with W. F. Bach’s interpolated trumpets."
– George Chien
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Cantatas (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Cantatas BWV 2, 20, 43, 44, 66, 176 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 72:34+67:15+53:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HML 5908354.56 | Recorded: 1993, 1994, 2002

Another entry in Harmonia Mundi's ongoing Bach Edition, this recording from 1993 exemplifies both the consistently high standard of performance we've come to expect from Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale and the astonishing musical variety and emotional/spiritual depth of Bach's vocal works. As usual in this series, the program reflects a theme, in this case the feast of Ascension, for which Bach wrote what proved to be his final oratorio (improperly catalogued as a cantata in the original edition of Bach's works) and at least three cantatas. The oratorio contains both original music and, as has recently been shown, several movements taken from cantatas no longer extant. It's a compelling and inexplicably underperformed work, far shorter than Bach's other oratorios, complete with some terrific orchestral music, two wonderful festive choruses, a tenor Evangelist narrator, a charming little duet for tenor and bass, and arias for soprano and alto.
Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010) (Repost)

Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:17 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Passacaille | Catalog: 969

This release is part of a set of Bach cantata recordings by the Belgian group Il Gardellino and director Marcel Ponseele: not an entire new Bach cantata cycle but a set of thematically oriented recordings that may also include works by other composers. "De profundis" (from the depths) offers three cantatas based on Psalm 130, which begins with the words "From the depths I cry to thee, Lord" and was translated into German in several ways.
Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:11:08 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 2051

This is an enjoyable, somehow spontaneous recording of several of Bach's works for a pair of harpsichords, with the great Japanese Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki joined by his son Masato. The high spirits of the elder Suzuki here could be chalked up to any combination of several factors. One might be freedom from the rigors of his complete Bach cantata cycle, just recently completed when this album appeared in 2014.

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 23, 2017
Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Lisa Batiashvili presents a fine selection in chamber and orchestral music of popular, but also newly recorded Bach pieces.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 840 Mb | Total time: 195:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HML 5908372.74 | Recorded: 1991, 1997, 1999

"The Scholl/Herreweghe CD is distinguished by its marriage of beautiful sound and expressive intensity. The richly nuanced orchestral playing remains forceful throughout and Scholl imbues his beguiling voice with a fervent conviction…"
– BBC Music Magazine

"Kooy must by now have appeared in more Bach cantata recordings than any other solo singer in history, and even in 1991 when these recordings were made he was an experienced Bach singer of immense authority. His performances of these soul-searching, inward-looking works are stamped with a level of technical command and sensitivity that renders more obvious gesture superfluous. This is masterly and utterly compelling singing."
– Brian Robins

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at March 22, 2018
Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ by Matthew Dirst
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0252040198 | 135 Pages | PDF | 3.6 MB

The official publication of the American Bach Society, Bach Perspectives pioneers new areas of research into the life, times, and music of the master composer.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 73:17 | 192 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

While one might reasonably prefer this, that or the other recording of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations, one should still take the time to listen to this 1997 recording of the work played on the harpsichord by Masaaki Suzuki on BIS. For one thing, Suzuki is the conductor of BIS' series of Bach Cantata recordings and it is interesting to hear what he can do on his own without other musicians as intermediaries.
Wieland Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt - J.S. Bach: 3 Sonaten für Viola da Gamba und Cembalo (1989)

Wieland Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt - J.S. Bach: 3 Sonaten für Viola da Gamba und Cembalo (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:26 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 77044

Gustav Maria Leonhardt was one of the best-known leaders of the Early Music movement. A harpsichordist and organist and later a conductor, he was credited with being one of the most important figures in establishing the Netherlands as one of the main centers of period music performances. He had a classical education, then entered the Schola Cantorum in Basle. There he studied organ and harpsichord with Eduard Müller.