Kenneth Gilbert

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Two-Part And Three-Part Inventions (Inventionen & Sinfonien) (1985)

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Two-Part And Three-Part Inventions (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion (DG) | # 415 112-2 | Time: 00:50:54

This is a superb recording of the Two-Part and Sinfonias (Three-Part Inventions) of Johann Sebastian Bach. Kenneth Gilbert is a wonderful interpreter of Bach's keyboard music and in this recording plays an instrument made in 1671 by Jan Couchet that was subsequently enlarged in 1778. The Two-Part Inventions and Sinfonias consist of 15 parts; they were written as technical exercises and as composition demonstration pieces originally for his son Wilhelm Friedemann. The various pieces were probably written separately and were gathered together by Bach in major/minor key sequence and published in 1723. The recording is clear and well balanced. Kenneth Gilbert plays beautifully; the music is lively without being ostentatious.
Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 427 673-2 | Time: 00:58:41

The Art of Fugue or 'complete practical fugal work', as C. P. E. Bach described his father's giant contrapuntal achievement, is well represented in the current recording catalogue. The approaches to it vary considerably with performances on solo keyboard—harpsichord and organ—and mixed ensembles with markedly different shades of instrument colour. Varied too, is the sequence in which the performers play the fugal parts which comprise the whole. Some complete the final fugue, some do not; some find a place for all the pieces included in the posthumous original edition of 1751, others have given reasons for omitting those which seem not to play a directly relevant part in Bach's scheme. Kenneth Gilbert leads us down another fascinating path his performance on a solo harpsichord follows not the 1751 printed edition but Bach's own autograph material differing from the other both in content and layout.
Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2003) 2CD

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.01 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 474 546-2 | Time: 02:24:50

In a way, this is the best possible version of the WTC to someone who is looking for a balanced, deep and totally honest version. The harpsichord is a beautiful Flemish-French (recent research shows it is rather more French than Flemish) harpsichord (Gilbert's own) that has a marvelous sound: rich and deep, and yet bright and clear. Professor Gilbert's version is as new now as it was when it was released. It is totally respectful of the music (you won't find eccentricities, here, just the music but superlatively played). He has a very cantabile sense of the music - every voice is respected - and his Bach is phrased almost as a dance, rather than as gesturing. He seems to belie Leonhardt, when the Dutch says that the piano was meant to sing and the harpsichord to speak; in Gilbert's hands, it really sings). Do not expect strong chords, abrupt contrasts or anything like that. Gilbert's version is for the connoisseur rather than the Fireworks enthusiast. If you examine, in detail, the way he plays, you will find that every voice is subtly sung, that the amount of work and serious thought he lavished into Bach's music is prodigious.
Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 790 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 474 221-2 | Time: 01:51:00

Although not quite at the level of profundity of his teacher Gustav Leonhardt's recording, Kenneth Gilbert's 1983 recording of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier does have a style and polish that Leonhardt's too often lacked. Thus, while Leonhardt goes further into some of the minor-key fugues to find intellectual and spiritual depths that Gilbert does not plumb, Gilbert's playing is so much more elegant and graceful than Leonhardt's that it is difficult to choose between them. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of virtuoso works whose success depends on the effortless refinement of the player, the Gilbert, with its superbly remastered sound, will be the one to get. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of prayers written as preludes and fugues, the Leonhardt will be preferable. Both are superb and both belong in any Bach collection.

Gilbert (2017)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at Nov. 20, 2017
Gilbert (2017)

Gilbert (2017)
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / AVC@0467 kb/s | 1280x714 | 1h 38mn | 3.07 GB | English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch)
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Comedy

GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.
Harmonia Mundi - 50 Years Of Musical Exploration: Limited Edition Box Set 30CDs (2007)

Harmonia Mundi - 50 Years Of Musical Exploration: Limited Edition Box Set 30CDs (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,87 Gb | Covers 2,25 Mb
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2007

To celebrate its 50th Anniversay, harmonia mundi presents 50 masterworks in the development of Western classical music, performed by undisputed masters in their field. This set features over 36 hours of music (all complete works, no excerpts) of music in audiophile-quality sound, elequently packaged in a deluxe boxed set and offered at a very low price. Whether you are an inquisitive novice or a discerning connoisseur, you will be thrilled to experience the sonic triumphs of the world's most innovative independent label.
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,85 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…

Gilbert & Gaillard - juillet 2017  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Nov. 10, 2017
Gilbert & Gaillard - juillet 2017

Gilbert & Gaillard - juillet 2017
French | 116 pages | True PDF | 25.8 MB

Kenneth Bager - Music For Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 2, 2017
Kenneth Bager - Music For Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol 2 (2017)

Kenneth Bager - Music For Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol 2 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:55:17 | 263 Mb
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo / Label: Music For Dreams

Label boss is the legendary Kenneth Bager, who has released records under several aliases, such as Dr. Baker & The Kenneth Bager Experience. The corner stone of Music for Dreams is the globally appealing sound and encompassing range of genres spanning from danceable balearic and electronic to beautiful ambient music.

Gilbert & Gaillard - juin 2016  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Nov. 2, 2017
Gilbert & Gaillard - juin 2016

Gilbert & Gaillard - juin 2016
French | 116 pages | True PDF | 25.4 MB