Bach Century

Nelson Freire - Bach (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 10, 2016
Nelson Freire - Bach (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Nelson Freire - Bach (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.36GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Decca Music

The legendary Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire specializes in the 19th century and has turned to recording Bach in his eighth decade, apparently for the first time. All you can say is that it was worth the wait. His Bach is typically restrained, not unaware of the long tradition of Bach piano performances, but decidedly unlike anyone else's approach. In general, Freire is pianistic without applying a lot of pedal.
David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)

David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)
Classical, Violin, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:49:00 | 251 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2016

David Oistrakh is considered the premiere violinist of mid-20th century Soviet Union. His recorded legacy includes nearly the entire standard violin repertory up to and including Prokofiev and Bartók. Oistrakh's violin studies began in 1913 with famed teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky.
Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)

Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 63:20 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

Bach’s keyboard works known as the English Suites offer a series of dance movements which, despite their name, owe more to earlier French and German models. This is the first of two recordings of the complete English Suites arranged for two guitars by the distinguished Montenegrin Guitar Duo. Transcriptions of Bach for solo guitar have been popular since the nineteenth century and the emergence of the guitar duo extends still further the potential for exciting and revelatory performances.

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 13, 2016
Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Organ | Label: Vivat Music Foundation | # VIVAT 108 | Time: 01:09:10

In a church in a quiet northern Italian town survives a hidden jewel: an organ dating from 1749 which is perfect for Bach’s music. In this recording, renowned Italian organist Luca Guglielmi presents a fine sequence of some of Bach’s finest keyboard works, played on the historic organ in the Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alice Castello. The programme is compiled from works by Bach collected by two eighteenth century scholars, Padre Martini and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, which would surely have been performed in the famous Abbey of Montecassino, a magnet for musical travellers on ‘The Grand Tour’. Martini and Rust played a major role in the creation of the first collected edition of Bach’s works. Guglielmi’s neatly-structured programme includes the brilliant Fantasia Chromatica, the solemn Fuga sopra il Magnificat, the fine Fantasia pro Organo in C minor and the great Fantasia & Fuga pro Organo, as well as Preludes and Fantasias, Duetti from the Clavierübung and seven Chorales for the Catechism, all demonstrating the vivid colours of this remarkable instrument.
Toyohiko Satoh - Bach & Weiss: Lute Music (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Toyohiko Satoh - Bach & Weiss: Lute Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:42 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The new solo album of Toyohiko Satoh, the 72 year old Japanese lutenist who is considered my many as one of the most influential lute players of the last century, presents a well-known repertoire of baroque lute music. Mr. Satoh was the first lutenist to record Bach’s lute music on LP in the 70s (Phillips). Now he returns to this music 40 years later, delivering a completely different rendering of these iconic pieces. His playing has been influenced much by his studies of traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony, No-theater and Zen meditation. So here we are presented a recording that draws from the deep silence within, from the awareness of everything in the universe being connected, and from the understanding of Bach’s music as a universal, almost superhuman symbol of completeness.

Jennifer Koh - Bach & Beyond, Part 2 (2015)  

Posted by newskl at Dec. 29, 2015
Jennifer Koh - Bach & Beyond, Part 2 (2015)

Jennifer Koh - Bach & Beyond, Part 2 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 201 MB
Label: Cedille Records | Catalog Number: 154 | 18th May 2015

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s 'Bach & Beyond Part 2' is the newest instalment in a three-CD cycle based on her ground-breaking, multi-year recital series of the same name. Koh, “a masterly Bach interpreter and a champion of contemporary repertory” (The New York Times), performs J S Bach’s landmark violin Sonatas and Partitas alongside 20th and 21st century solo violin works they’ve inspired, including new commissions.
Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque - Bach: Orchestral Suites (1997)

Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque - Bach: Orchestral Suites (1997)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 0178682

The music of the Eighteenth century features delicate textures and refinement as well as expressiveness and energy. This was the age of the smaller chamber orchestra, and Bach was one of the compositional geniuses of the century. In this recording, the award-winning Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, which specializes in authentic renditions on fine reproduction period instruments, performs four delightful Bach suites, including No. 1 in C, No. 2 in B Minor and Nos. 3 and 4 in D Major.
Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity by Karol Berger
English | September 10, 2008 | ISBN: 0520257979 | 432 pages | PDF | 11 MB

In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time was an aspect of a larger transformation in the way educated Europeans began to imagine and think about time with the onset of modernity, a part of a shift from the premodern Christian outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview. Until this historical moment, as Berger illustrates in his analysis of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, music was simply "in time."
18th-Century Keyboard Music (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre) by Robert Marshall [Repost]

18th-Century Keyboard Music (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre) by Robert Marshall
Routledge; 2nd edition | October 10, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0415966426 | 431 pages | PDF | 9 MB

18th-Century Piano Music focuses on the core composers of the 18th century repertoire. The book begins with an overview of the keyboard instruments that were in use during the period, and a chapter on performance practice. Then, the book proceeds through each major composer, beginning with Bach, and then progressing through the French Masters, Scarlatti, C.P.E and J.C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Early Beethoven.
J.C.F. Bach - Camerata Köln - Sonatas & Trios (2007) [Repost, new rip]

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach - Camerata Köln - Sonatas & Trios
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 360 MB | Full Artwork: 84 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 777 087-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Classical Period

"…Camerata Köln maintains a very high performance standard throughout all of this music; even considering the strong showings that they have made in the past with eighteenth century chamber music, one is strongly moved to state that this is one of its best outings ever. Anyone who treasures chamber music of the eighteenth century and values the forward trajectory of Johann Sebastian Bach's music through that of his sons should not be scared of CPO's Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Sonatas & Trios, as it is immediate, highly entertaining, and revelatory." ~allmusicguide