Bach Century

VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)

VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 202 CDs, 244:56:30 min | Scans included | 61,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips Records

The box set comprised 100 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical.
Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.

Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 1, 2017
Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)

Ensemble Resonanz - JS Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 271 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 MB | 01:09:17
Classical | Label: Resonanzraum Records

The Ensemble Resonanz presents a heart project on CD: Bach's Christmas Oratorio stages as house music among friends. In a small cast, the internationally sought-after string orchestra has recorded 30 choruses, arias, recitatives and chorales from Bach's masterpiece in their own arrangement. This is the sound of house music in the 21st century! Judith Haeberlin, Concertmaster of the ensemble, explains the basic idea behind the production: »Chamber occupation, electric guitar and vintage keyboards.»
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017) {ECM New Series}

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Cover - front, d.booklet | 312 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.
Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartok (2009)

Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartók (2009)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg
Fritz Kreisler, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1744 | Time: 01:09:40

Tasmin Little has been a leading light on the British and international music scene for close to two decades. Her flourishing career includes numerous television broadcasts and appearances at the BBC Proms and continues to take her to major orchestras in every continent around the world. Empowered by a vision to reach new audiences she devised Partners in Time – a disc of works for violin and piano illustrating the chronological development of the relationship between the two instruments and the ways that composers have fallen in love with, and responded to, this partnership. Tasmin’s partner on this journey through musical history is the eminent British pianist John Lenehan whose performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world.
Richard Egarr - J.S.Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Richard Egarr - J.S.Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 105:08 minutes | 2.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The nineteenth century was one in which musicians were very busy applying names and titles to older musical conventions of form, gure and function. Virtually all of the ‘titles’ applied to ‘Classical’ sonatas, symphonies and chamber music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven come from a much later time. The music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries also did not escape this desire to name and codify.

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Nov. 26, 2017
Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front, back cover | 372 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 190 mb
Classical | Label: Hyperion / CDA68162

Over the course of his career, Steven Isserlis has performed the two cello concertos of Franz Joseph Haydn with several orchestras, and recorded them previously with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on RCA. This 2017 Hyperion release features Isserlis performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b:1 and the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b:2 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in a lively, all-Classical program that also includes Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, H439, and two short filler pieces, Isserlis' arrangement of Geme la tortorella from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La finta giardiniera, and the Adagio from Luigi Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G major, G480.
Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-96]

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.42 Gb
Classical | Label: Hyperion / CDA68162

Over the course of his career, Steven Isserlis has performed the two cello concertos of Franz Joseph Haydn with several orchestras, and recorded them previously with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on RCA. This 2017 Hyperion release features Isserlis performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b:1 and the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b:2 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in a lively, all-Classical program that also includes Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, H439, and two short filler pieces, Isserlis' arrangement of Geme la tortorella from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La finta giardiniera, and the Adagio from Luigi Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G major, G480.
Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.
La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.