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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 46:21 minutes | 460 MB
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Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s first album for Deutsche Grammophon is a meditation on beauty and the process of creation.
Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, Hannah Morrison, Carlos Mena, Hans-Jorg Mammel & Mathias Vieweg - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:03 minutes | 1.25 GB
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Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .
Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann, Dénes Várjon - Es war einmal... (Once Upon a Time...) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann & Dénes Várjon - Es war einmal… (Once Upon a Time…): Fairy Tales by Robert Schumann & Jörg Widmann (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 70:20 minutes | 3.25 GB
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Once Upon a Time… – Like many other composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann found inspiration in the power of fantasy. This program includes his depictions of classic fairy tales in Märchenbilder, the Fantasy Pieces Op. 73, and Märchenerzählungen, as well as a contemporary take on the subject by Jörg Widmann, included in this album as a world premiere recording. The clarinetist and composer is joined by Tabea Zimmermann and Dénes Várjon.
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
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© 2018 Parlophone Records / Warner Music | 0190295719371
Classical / Baroque / Piano

The young pianist who blew everyone away at the GRAMMYs recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations as label debut. The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places,” he has chosen Bach’s sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. “Classical music is never going away,” he says, “We live in very modern world, and it’s our job to live in the moment, but it’s also our job to respect and preserve tradition.”
J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
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© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 77422
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Classical Guitar

Tilman Hoppstock is one of Germany’s most famous guitar players and the work of Bach stands in his focus for a long time: His research of over 30 years culminated in the publication of two book titles and his musicological edition is considered today a standard work by nearly all guitarists who occupy themselves with Bach. In 2013 he earned the doctor’s degree for his research on Bach. The Six Suites for solo cello are nowadays performed on a wide range of instruments and Tilman Hoppstock has adapted the Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 5 for his instrument the guitar. His large knowledge of the contrapunctal technique of Bach combined with his stupendous virtuosity on the guitar resulted in a recording of great musicality and sensibility. © Christophorus
La Gioia Armonica & Jürgen Banholzer - Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013) [24/88]

La Gioia Armonica & Jürgen Banholzer - Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:28 minutes | 1.11 GB
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Today almost entirely forgotten, Reutter has been the most successful composer of opera in Vienna during the 1730s, and the single and most influential composer of church music in Vienna for three decades, enjoying the estimation of both Charles VI and Maria Theresia. The son of a court organist and music director at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Reutter studied with Antonio Caldara and, having returned from a period of study in Italy, was nominated imperial court composer in Vienna in 1730.
Estonian Festival Orchestra & Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 & Sinfonietta (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Estonian Festival Orchestra & Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 & Sinfonietta (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:22 minutes | 924 MB
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The Järvi family is a pillar of Estonian musical life. Paavo is now director of the Pärnu Festival, held in August each year, which brings together the finest Estonian musicians, joined by the cream of European orchestras: members of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre de Paris etc. Paavo Järvi (recently appointed music director of one of the world’s leading formations, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich) frequents all these instrumentalists regularly, and now works alongside them, ‘unpretentiously, in a warm, collegial manner’ for a series of highly convivial concerts on the shores of the Baltic: ‘magical and incredibly appealing’, says Die Welt.
J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}
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© 2016 ABC Classics / Winsome Evans | 481 2901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Harpsichord

Leading early music expert Winsome Evans presents the final chapter in her ground-breaking project to transcribe and record Bach’s solo instrumental works for the harpsichord, with the Six Cello Suites and Partita for Solo Flute. Evans’ project, some 30 years in the making, is based on evidence that Bach himself played his solo instrumental works on the keyboard – including the statement of a former student that Bach often played the solo violin and cello works ‘on the clavier, adding as much in the nature of harmony as he found necessary’. The harmonies added by Evans to the solo works are inspired by methods from Bach’s own time.
J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}
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© 2014 Warner Classics / Nina Kotova
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Cello

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum. Her reading is one of those in the line coming down from Pablo Casals, with a high degree of expressiveness generated through variations in tempo and articulation. Hear any of the concluding gigues, which come off like late Romantic witches' dances, for an example, or the increasingly unexpected relationships among the Gavotte sections in the Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (CD 2, track 17).
Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:37 minutes | 535 MB
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Recorded live in concert, Paavo Järvi created and conducted this thrilling programme of orchestral arrangements of chamber music works. The result is a world-class encounter between some of the most important names in music history. Works by Brahms, Shoenberg, Bach, and Webern are included. Currently in his third season as Music Director of Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi and the orchestra have just returned from a very successful tour to China and. Previous tours have taken them to major European Festivals, including the BBC Proms, the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany and the Robeco Summer series in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.