Bach Four Pianos

Alexander Melnikov - Four pianos, Four Pieces (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2018
Alexander Melnikov - Four pianos, Four Pieces (2018)

Alexander Melnikov - Four pianos, Four Pieces (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 313 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 24 | Time: 79:18 min

Alexander Melnikov imagined this programme where four monuments from the piano repertoire are interpreted in their original instrumental environment. The four pianos chosen have characteristics corresponding to those of the instruments on which these virtuoso pieces were first performed. A journey where the horizons of sounds expand to dizzying new heights.
Alexander Melnikov - Four pianos, Four Pieces (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Melnikov - Four pianos, Four Pieces (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:18 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Alexander Melnikov imagined this programme where four monuments from the piano repertoire are interpreted in their original instrumental environment. The four pianos chosen have characteristics corresponding to those of the instruments on which these virtuoso pieces were first performed. A journey where the horizons of sounds expand to dizzying new heights.
Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)

Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:05 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | Catalog: 3254

Although J.S. Bach's orchestral music has been transcribed for guitar ensemble before, notably selected Brandenburg Concertos by the De Falla Trio and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, this is the first recording of the four suites for orchestra that I have heard in a setting of this type; it is not a source of material that readily springs to mind for such treatment and certainly purists would decry such practices.
J.S.Bach - Four Clavier Concertos by A.Vivaldi - Lali Mikava, piano

J.S.Bach - Four Clavier Concertos by A.Vivaldi - Lali Mikava, piano
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | no log | 165.8/99.5Mb | 39:42 | Melodija 1978

Here is an inspired performance of the Vivaldi-Bach's Clavier Concertos by wonderful Georgian pianist Lali Mikava, recorded in 1978 in the USSR

Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort  Music

Posted by trackball at March 26, 2009
Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort

Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC (tracks), CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers, 300ppi | 535 MB
CD date: September 1996 | Hyperion Dyad
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.

Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 30, 2015
Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)

Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,62 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2015

The box contains all of the Bach recordings made by Christopher Hogwoood and the Academy of Ancient Music for the L'Oiseau Lyre label on Decca. The whole set is compact and takes up little room on a storage shelf. The spine measures just two and a quarter inches thick. The box is a clam shell box. Each album is contained in a card sleeve. And the front of each sleeve has the same picture as the outer box. The back of each sleeve has the information about the album content. The recordings are on period instruments and the sound is excellent.
J.S.Bach - 12 Clavier Concertos BWV1052-1065 - T.Nikolayeva, M.Petuchov, M.Evseeva, S.Senkov, S.Sondeckis [LP4 of 4]

J.S.Bach - 12 Clavier Concertos BWV1052-1065 - T.Nikolayeva, M.Petuchov, M.Evseeva, S.Senkov,
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor: S.Sondeckis [LP4 of 4]

4-th LP Conversion of 4LP Set | APE+cue/MP3-320kbps | no log | 206.9/127.9Mb | 42:00 | Melodija 1978
Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set
John Adams, Jurriaan Andriessen, Louis Andriessen, Marcel Bergmann, William Duckworth
Wim Mertens, Julius Eastman, Douwe Eisenga, Morton Feldman, Graham Fitkin, Joep Franssens
Philip Glass, Gabriel Jackson, Tom Johnson, Simeon ten Holt, David Lang, Colin McPhee, Kyle Gann
Arvo Pärt, Chiel Meijering, John Metcalf, Carlos Michans, Alexander Rabinovitch, Jacob ter Veldhuis
Steve Reich, Michael Parsons, Meredith Monk, Frederic Rzewski, Tim Seddon, Kevin Volans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.73 Gb | Scans included + CD-ROM Data | Time: 14:15:40
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9171

The Minimal Piano Collection for one piano (BC8551) ended with “In C” by Terry Riley. Many of the composers on this new 11 Cd box have stated that this particular piece was a starting point for them to compose in a new way, exploring the ways that were created, the spaces between the notes, the emptiness, the freedom. Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Tamara Rumiantsev and Sandra van Veen & Jeroen van Veen recorded 83 compositions. From two pianos up to six pianos, from Steve Reich ‘standard’ Pianophase to Six Pianos. On the included Cd-ROM you can find all the biographies, background information and some sheet music. Van Veen recorded many pieces on his own using multi track technique.
Olivier Vernet & Cédric Meckler - Bach(s): Organ Works for Four Hands (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Olivier Vernet & Cédric Meckler - Bach(s): Organ Works for Four Hands (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:19 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Dès les débuts du pianoforte, au milieu du XVIIIe siècle, on a composé des oeuvres pour clavier à quatre mains. Souvent légères et gracieuses, chantantes, les premières pages pour le nouvel instrument n’en appelaient guère au contrepoint ni à la polyphonie. Il était normal, alors, de passer du clavecin à l’orgue ou au clavicorde, et d’y jouer les mêmes oeuvres. Le nouveau pianoforte va s’inscrire dans cette tradition.