Organ Bach

Mario Folena, Roberto Loreggian - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2014)

Mario Folena, Roberto Loreggian - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94406 | Time: 01:03:26

The father of the Baroque period, Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, covering a wide range of instruments and voice types, continue to flourish to this day, forming a core part of musical learning. This special disc brings together the Trio Sonatas BWV525–530, works that originally appeared in a manuscript of works for organ. In this form, the pieces naturally became part of Bach’s teaching – a notable contribution to his oldest son Wilhelm Friedemann’s virtuoso organ technique.
Julia Brown - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Organ Works, Fugues, Chorale Preludes (2011)

Julia Brown - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Organ Works, Fugues, Chorale Preludes (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 106 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570571 | Time: 01:12:26

Thoroughly trained by his father Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach became renowned as a virtuoso harpsichordist and organist. His surviving organ music includes the seven choral preludes and ten fugues on this disc, which range from relatively simple settings to elaborate displays of counterpoint. Born in Rio de Janeiro and based in the USA, Julia Brown, who has made several acclaimed recordings of keyboard music by Buxtehude and Scheidemann for Naxos, has been praised as ‘a first-class artist and superb technician … an exceptionally sensitive stylist’.
Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)

Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 508 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 796

This recording brings together all the arrangements for harpsichord by Bach of instrumental concertos by his Italian contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, adding those of one concerto each by the brothers Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello. They are performed by Sophie Yates who has made a series of solo CDs for Chandos, many of which have won international awards. She has been described by Gramophone as ‘hugely talented’ and by BBC Music as playing ‘with exceptional poise’.

Robert Quinney - J. S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 1, 2017
Robert Quinney - J. S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV (2017)

Robert Quinney - J. S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:17 min | 395MB
Label: CORO Connections | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Featuring the mighty Prelude and Fugue in E minor – a work that disregarded all the trends of the time and displays Bach’s total individuality – and the unique Organ Concerto in D minor, this fourth volume of organ works from Robert Quinney demonstrates how the ritornello structure was central to Bach’s mature style. A selection of chorale-based pieces are also explored including the remarkable twelve-movement Partita on ‘Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig’.
Robert Quinney - J. S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Robert Quinney - J. S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:17 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Featuring the mighty Prelude and Fugue in E minor – a work that disregarded all the trends of the time and displays Bach’s total individuality – and the unique Organ Concerto in D minor, this fourth volume of organ works from Robert Quinney demonstrates how the ritornello structure was central to Bach’s mature style. A selection of chorale-based pieces are also explored including the remarkable twelve-movement Partita on ‘Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig’.

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.
Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2017)

Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina - Bach: The Art of Fugue
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:46 min | 436 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone present a refreshing new interpretation of Bach’s The Art of Fugue.
Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

Joonas Kokkonen - Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)
Jan Lehtola (organ); Suvi Väyrynen (soprano); Joose Vähäsöyrinki (baritone)
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0434 | Time: 00:55:33

The music of Joonas Kokkonen (1921–96), one of the most important Finnish composers after Sibelius, radiates warmth and light. His limited output is largely introvert in character but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. Kokkonen’s Requiem (1980–81), written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces. This first recording is complemented by the first complete recording of Kokkonen’s four works for solo organ.
Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 912 Mb | Total time: 74:10+73:47+48:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62588 2 | Recorded: 1968

Among traditional modern-instrument versions of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Wolfgang Gönnenwein’s 1968 recording has a lot to offer. Not least is the excellent choral singing from top to bottom. The texts are always clear, and the pacing for the chorales is governed by the story’s dramatic unfolding. You can’t help but be hooked by Evangelist Theo Altmeyer’s warm tone and vivid portrayal, complemented by Franz Crass’ sonorous, touching Jesus. What a joy it is to hear Teresa Zylis-Gara, Julia Hamari, and Hermann Prey at the peak of their respective powers. Tenor Nicolai Gedda is heard to better advantage with Gönnenwein than in Otto Klemperer’s recording, where he struggled with that conductor’s craggy tempos. The orchestra plays beautifully, and the engineering does full justice to Bach’s antiphonal interplay. All the recitatives are accompanied by rather dutiful chordal backing from the organ and cello (Bach adds a “halo” of strings, of course, whenever Jesus opens his mouth). A harpsichordist with a bent for improvisation would have spruced up the texture. Lovers of great Bach singing, however, will treasure this release.
(Jed Distler)

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 12, 2017
Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:02 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 1426

Fitting her reputation for interpreting the keyboard repertoire in a big way, Hélène Grimaud presents her first recording of J.S. Bach's works with transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, and Sergei Rachmaninov, which were all intended to update the music for the modern grand piano. Because Grimaud's style is direct and robust, reminiscent of Martha Argerich, and the transcriptions are dramatically more pianistic than the originals, Bach purists should look elsewhere for more meticulous and historically informed performances of these Baroque pieces, perhaps on fortepiano or harpsichord.