Bach English

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.
Piotr Anderszewski - Bach. English Suites Nos. 1,3,5 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Piotr Anderszewski - Bach. English Suites Nos.1,3,5 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:46 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With this recording, Piotr Anderszewski returns to Bach’s English Suites after more than 10 years. In 2002, when Virgin Classics (now Warner Classics/Erato) released his interpretations of Suites 1, 3 and 6, The Sunday Times spoke of “Bach playing of the highest order,” enthusing that: “His playing throughout is wonderful, laying out Bach’s contrapuntal writing with a clarity and subtlety of touch that removes these works far from the realms of technical exercises. His fingers dance in the Courantes and Allemandes, and positively sing the melodies of the sublime Sarabandes”.
Ivo Pogorelich - Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites 2 & 3; Domenico Scarlatti: 4 Sonatas (1996)

Ivo Pogorelich - J.S. Bach: Englische Suiten 2 & 3; D. Scarlatti: 4 Sonaten (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 573-2 | Time: 01:15:31

While Ivo Pogorelich established his reputation performing mainly Romantic repertoire, his few forays into the Baroque reveal him to be an equally engaging- if not eccentric musician here as well. In quicker movements, such as the opening Preludes of the English Suites for instance Pogorelich's rhythmic control and contrapuntal clarity are simply amazing. Slower movements likewise are handled with remarkable intensity and delicacy. Pogorelich's performances of four Scarlatti sonatas concluding the program as well are wonderfully animated and knowing.
Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai, Anatoly Vedernikov, piano (BWV 1061)
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kurt Sanderling (BWV1052)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00731 | Time: 01:01:33

From the irresitably forceful opening bars of the English Suite's prelude to the throbbing repeated octaves of the D minor concerto, Richter shows why many of Bach's works are ideally suited to the piano. The Bach concerto is often regarded as a student piece, or relegated to refined performances on the harpsichord. Not here – the bookend movements are as maniacal, pulsing and driving as the best of John Coltrane or Prokofiev. The CD is worth it just for those movements, but Richter's treatment of the English Suite is equally enlightening, especially the Prelude and Gavotte.
C.P.E. Bach - English Concert, A. Manze - Symphonies No. 1-4 [Harmonia Mundi HMU 907403] {2006} (Repost)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Symphonies No. 1-4
The English Concert / Andrew Manze
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 301 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907403 | Country/Year: Europe 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…In sum, this is a disc that's easy to recommend for its consistently engaging music and first-rate performances–but it's also a recording that you can turn way up and enjoy full-bodied, undistorted, viscerally present instrumental sound. A winner!
J.S.Bach - English Suites 1, 3, 4, 6 - Sviatoslav Richter [Moscow 91]

J.S.Bach - English Suites 1, 3, 4, 6 - Sviatoslav Richter [Moscow 91]
2CD set | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | No Cover | 307.8Mb | 50:15 + 46:37 | Great Hall / Delos [USA] GH5601 | 1991

Every Richter fan will want to hear his performances of four of Bach's English Suites (6) taped in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow on May 20, 1991. Recorded near the end of his career, they are Richter at his most deeply affecting and deeply human. Richter was 76 when he gave these performances, but they reveal no lack of power, no technical weakness, and certainly no want of intensity. But at this point in his life and always in this repertoire, Richter has restrained his virtuosity to concentrate on Bach's linear counterpoint played with such complete independence of the fingers that every line is clear, cogent, and compelling. But more than anything, Richter's lines are voices, all singing their own lines in effortless and ineluctable ensemble with each other and thereby creating a whole infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. In these late performances, Richter is at his most lyrical, with each voice given its own supple phrasing and its own sweet tone. While being quintessentially pianistic, Richter's performance of Bach's music is essentially the sound of Richter singing. Great Hall's sound is raw and honest. ~ James Leonard, Rovi Performances
Johann Sebastian Bach - English Suites  - Gustav Leonhardt (1984)

J. S. Bach - English Suites • Englische Suiten - Gustav Leonhardt [1984]
Baroque | EAC Rip | APE+CUE+LOG | HQ Scans | 2 CD | 673 MB | RS
EMI CDS 7490008 | 1987

2nd recording of English Suites BWV 806-811 by G. Leonhardt. Recorded 2.-3.V. & 3.-4.IX.1984 at Doopsgezinde Gemeente Kerk, Haarlem, Holland. Without repeats.
"Compared with his new recording the earlier one is sombre, rather deliberate and superficially only, perhaps, lacking in good humour. In the intervening passage of time he seems to have cultivated a livelier approach to these Suites; they flow more naturally and he has lost some of the apparent stylistic self-consciousness which gave the impression of a certain wooden-ness in his playing."
Johann Sebastian Bach - English Suites  - Gustav Leonhardt (1973)

J. S. Bach - English Suites • Englische Suiten - Gustav Leonhardt [1973]
Baroque | EAC Rip | APE+CUE+LOG | HQ Scans | 2 CD | 932 MB | RS
Sony SB2K63949 | remastered in 1997

1st recording of English Suites BWV 806-811 by Gustav Leonhardt. Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland in September 1973. With all repeats.
The recording is splendid, and it is well worth your listening time. Just listen to the sheer energy the great Leonhardt puts out with the 1st movement of the 3rd suite. That piece alone is worth the entire disc, but all works are worth while.
This is the cover of two CDs remastered in 1997 from the 5 LPs Philips Seon 6709 500 [1974?] containing "The French and English Suites"

J.S.Bach - English Suites - W.Rubsam, piano  

Posted by pmarkov at Dec. 19, 2009
J.S.Bach - English Suites - W.Rubsam, piano

J.S.Bach - English Suites - W.Rubsam, piano
2CD | APE+cue/MP3-320kbps+m3u + covers | no log | 425.1/198.9Mb | 2:36:07 | DDD 8.553012 + 8.553013 | NAXOS 1995
J.S.Bach - English Suite No.2, French Suites Nos.2, 5, Rimma Bobritskaya, piano

J.S.Bach - English Suite No.2, French Suites Nos.2, 5, Rimma Bobritskaya, piano
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps+cue+cover | no log | 198.4/118.8Mb | Melodija 80-th

The Russian pianist, Rimma Bobritskaya, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1955 and was ex-Neuhaus student