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Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 2, 2017
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.01 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | RAR 5% Rec.

The second section of the cantata is a long vocal section opening with four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) singing together. Many recordings of this cantata use a choir for this section, but recent recordings have featured a one-voice-per-part strategy here, as does this one. The texture of this is excellent, although the balance between the voices wavers a bit. The tenor, bass and soprano each have ariosos within this section. Tenor Knut Schock enters a bit heavily, but his voice is quite appropriate for the melancholy tone of his section. Bass Bas Ramselarr has a slightly dark, yet clear voice. His section features a delightful accompaniment by the two recorders - in an interesting counterpoint with such a deep voice - and, again, the balance is slightly off, his voice sometimes drowning out the recorders just a bit…

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 2, 2017
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.00 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

The B Minor Mass is a fine performance by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, which is subtle and well-sung. The choir, which is fairly large at 26 singers (whereas some recordings in recent years have used much smaller groups) is nevertheless of a size that allows the individual voices to stand out in the choral melange. The instrumentalists also play in perfect balance with the choir - the obbligato instruments fit perfectly with the vocal texture, and the overall sound of the orchestra is excellent.

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 1, 2017
Bach Edition - Passions [2006]

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.42 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Here, again, Brilliant Classics has licensed recordings of the passions, masses and other works. The St. Matthew and St. John passions are good recordings by the Brandenburg Consort and the King's College Choir; I find these two passions to be a bit weak, and this is a shame.

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Dec. 31, 2016
Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.92 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Naturally, Brilliant Classics could not afford to get the best baroque performers - this is a super budget set - but one thing that the listener discovers in this set is that there are many fine, even excellent "second tier" performers of Bach's music. Many of the instrumental ensembles whose recordings are in this set are excellent. The Consort of London, for example, is a pleasant surprise. They perform the Brandenburg Concertos and the Orchestral Suites…

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - La Legende en 25 CDs: Bach (1-4)  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Feb. 18, 2015
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - La Legende en 25 CDs: Bach (1-4)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - La Legende en 25 CDs: Bach (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 1071 MB
Classical | DHM | 88883-71923

"deutsche harmonia mundi" ist eines der wichtigsten und ambitioniertesten Label für die authentische Interpretation und historische Aufführungspraxis. 2013 feiert das Label bereits sein 55-jähriges Bestehen.
Zu diesem Jubiläum erscheint nun eine hochwertige 25CD-Edition mit vielfach ausgezeichneten und von der Presse hochgelobten Aufnahmen sowie einem ausführlichen Einführungstext über die Anfänge und die Geschichte des Labels…
Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)

Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 805 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908372.74 | 03:15:20

Philippe Herreweghe is widely considered to be one of the foremost Bach interpreters of our time. This four deluxe CD-Book collection is part of the Philippe herreweghe Bach Edition, and features key works from the Bach canon. Each set in the series is available at a very special low price and features packaging and liner-notes on a par with the best that harmonia mundi offers. These sets are a rare bargain and a must-have for collectors…
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-Weiss - Evangelina Mascardi (Laute) [2003]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 6, 2017
Bach-Weiss - Evangelina Mascardi (Laute) [2003]

Bach-Weiss - Evangelina Mascardi (Laute) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD345 | TT: 60’42

Die 1977 in Buenos Aires geborene Evangelina Mascardi studierte in ihrer Heimatstadt Gitarre an der „J.P. Esnaola National School of Music" bei Silvia Fernandez und Gabriel Schebor, bevor sie 1997 in die Lautenklasse von Hopkinson Smith an der „Schola Cantorum Basiliensis" eintrat, wo sie 2001 ihr Solistendiplom erlangt hat. Als Solistin nahm sie an mit großem Erfolg an verschiedenen Festivals teil (u.a. „Fringe" Barcelona. „Junge Künstler" Nürnberg, „Concentus" Berlin). Evangelina Mascardi spielt Continuo in verschiedenen Ensembles, wie „Venice Baroque Orchestra", „Zefiro", „Ensemble 415", „Capriccio Basel", „Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne" u.a…

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 22, 2017
Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Ainsley, Richardson, Bott, Chance, Agnew, Varcoe;
King's College Choir Cambridge, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 612 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: A911 | TT: CD1: 72’36, CD2: 64’18

Most of us come to the Saint John Passion knowing the Saint Matthew Passion first. The bigger and more elaborate Saint Matthew, which came along three, or possibly five years later (there is controversy about the date), has tended to cast a shadow in which the earlier work is swallowed up, and this has been so ever since Mendelssohn's Saint Matthew performance in 1829 marked the beginning of the public rediscovery of J.S. Bach. (The professionals had never forgotten.) But if the Saint John is smaller in scale than the Saint Matthew, it is hardly the lesser work in quality, though it would of course be silly to claim that the master of the Saint Matthew Passion had not learned from the experience of setting Saint John. But the most interesting differences between these two towering attestations of faith are differences in intention. Read Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19, and you get four tellings of the last days in the life of Jesus that differ in tone, emphasis, and detail…
Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]

Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Label: Accord | Catalog Number: 149514 | TT: CD1: 53’07, CD2: 53’55

It’s now time for a release with the famous German organist Helmut Walcha. This is the first of initially 4 releases with Walcha playing J. S. Bach. He recorded the complete works by J. S. Bach twice, from 1947-1950 in mono on the Schnitger organ in Cappel and in St. Jakobi in Lübeck and 1956-1971 on the famous organ in Alkmaar. This release is from the Alkmaar serie and is therefore in stereo. A quite interesting thing is to compare it with the IHORC14 release, where Fernando Germani plays the exact same organ about two years later…