Bach Cole

Maria Perrotta - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (2014)

Maria Perrotta - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 258 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Time: 70:01 min

The Italian pianist, Maria Perrotta, graduated with distinction from the Milan Conservatoire in 1996; then she studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, where she graduated in chamber music.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.
Gregory Porter - Nat "King" Cole & Me (Deluxe) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gregory Porter - Nat "King" Cole & Me (Deluxe) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:52 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Deluxe album with 3 additional tracks and a 32 page hardcover booklet ‘Nat King Cole & Me’, from Grammy-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter – one of the most successful jazz artists of his generation. It is a deeply personal tribute to Nat King Cole – the legendary crooner who ignited Gregory’s love of music. “It’s only natural that I go to the root of my inspiration and where I come from. And that root would be my mother and gospel music and Nat King Cole,” he says.
Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 1-6 (1995) (Repost)

Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 1-6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:11 | 650 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Selected Sound Carrier AG | Catalog: 1930.2028-2

Since the beginning of it’s existence in 1960, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has developed into one of the most popular ensembles in the field of classical music in Slovakia, and into one of the principal representatives of the Slovak interpretation art abroad. The idea of founding a string orchestra has risen in the mind of Prof. Bohdan Warchal in the late 50-s, while still a member of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hélène Schmitt - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, Vol.2 (2006) (Repost)

Hélène Schmitt - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, Vol.2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:50 | 469 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: 090

Say what you will about scanty biographical material and uncertain personal links, it nevertheless seems entirely probable that Bach wrote at least some of his sonatas and partitas for violin solo after his first wife's death in 1720. In this second volume of Hélène Schmitt recordings of the works, her performance of the monumental A minor Sonata No. 2 is so passionate, so rhapsodic, and so expressive that the spirit of loss and grief fills the music like inconsolable tears.
Hélène Schmitt - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, Vol.1 (2005) (Repost)

Hélène Schmitt - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, Vol.1 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:21 | 536 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: 082

This wild recording, the first volume of two covering all the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin, may well polarize listeners into attitudes of love and hate. French violinist Hélène Schmitt delivers readings of the first sonata and the first two partitas that are nowhere near the mainstream for these celebrated works, which are generally regarded as icons of Bach's intellectual accomplishment and have been subjected to all kinds of numerological analysis.

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 24, 2018
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:18
Vocal Pop, Standarts, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sony BMG (Russia) | # 88697 02725 2

As the repository of the earliest phase of Frank Sinatra's solo career, 1943-1952, Columbia Records is usually thought to be at a disadvantage against the more accomplished work the singer recorded for Capitol Records and his own Reprise imprint. But in two albums released on the same day in 2003, Sinatra Sings Cole Porter and Sinatra Sings Gershwin, Columbia's Legacy division expands on its studio recordings of Sinatra by borrowing airchecks from the collection of Charles L. Granata, and thereby improves its holdings. Sinatra would not seem at first blush to be the ideal interpreter of Porter, if only because his rough-and-tumble background is always visible beneath his careful intonation, while Porter's lyrics are redolent of wealth and comic condescension. But Sinatra sang "Night and Day" in his first solo session in 1942 and went on to perform Porter throughout his career, often achieving near-definitive readings. The ground on which they met was intellectual rather than social: Porter was at heart a wit, and Sinatra understood the jokes, while emphasizing what emotional content there was, giving it a greater sincerity than the songwriter might have intended. This collection effectively mixes a bunch of studio recordings with previously unreleased radio performances that find Sinatra ranging over many different Porter moods.
Jens Schowings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jens Schöwings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since 2006 the Bremen jazz pianist Jens Schöwing and his ensemble have dedicated themselves to a person many music connoisseurs consider the greatest “jazzer” of all time: Johann Sebastian Bach. Blue Note Bach charms the listener with a balance of classically woven musical textures played with a definite jazz identity.

Bach's Continuo Group: Players and Practice in His Vocal Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at May 22, 2018
Bach's Continuo Group: Players and Practice in His Vocal Works

L Dreyfus, "Bach's Continuo Group: Players and Practice in His Vocal Works"
1990 | ISBN-10: 067406030X | 280 pages | PDF | 45 MB
Enrico Onofri - J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 & Partitas No. 2 & 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Enrico Onofri - J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 & Partitas No. 2 & 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 54:46 minutes | 947 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Sei Solo for unaccompanied violin figure amongst the baroque works on which the performance traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries weigh most heavily. Rediscovered halfway through the 19th century after having been forgotten for more than a century, these works quickly entered the repertoire of works performed by violinists during the Romantic period. Enrico Onofri’s (long-time concert director of the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico) interpretation inspires listeners with unbelievable detail in terms of embellishments and dynamics.