Bach Offering

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 726 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1926/27, 476 7291 | Time: 02:11:18

Gidon Kremer has again recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach and while his facility and technical grace are intact, in this recording he appears to have been deeply influenced by his time with the moderns (Adams, Pärt, Schnittke, Piazzola, Glass, et al). For this listener it seems that studying and performing these contemporary composers' manipulation of sound and instrumental scope has enriched Kremer's thought about the perfection of Bach. Not everyone will agree with Kremer's approach to these works on this new recording, but for those who know Bach's solo violin pieces there are pleasures in store. Remaining technically suave and with a luxuriant tone, Kremer seems to be communicating with the psychological Bach, offering different tempi and more soulful approaches than those of his colleagues. The results are mesmerizing. Highly recommended.
Il Gardellino - Bach: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Il Gardellino - Bach: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:14 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Many scholarly questions still surround Bachs late work, the Musicalische Opfer (Musical Offering), but about the musics staggering brilliance there is no question. On this CD, the ensemble Il Gardellino combines this ornate contrapuntal masterpiece with the similarly late and intricate Einige canonische Veranderung uber das Weynacht-Lied, BWV 769, in many ways a perfect compliment to the Musicalische Opfer, for which theyve created this chamber music version especially for this recording.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 442 556-2 | Time: 02:09:01

There are many apocryphal stories in the classical-music world, but the one in which Frederick the Great challenged Bach to improvise a six-part fugue on a theme of the king's own invention is true, and The Musical Offering was, after a period of further reflection, the result. As with all the works of Bach's later years, the work is both great art and a "teaching piece," which shows everything that he thought could be done with the king's theme. The Trio Sonata based on the theme is the only major piece of chamber music from Bach's last decades in Leipzig, and that makes the work and essential cornerstone of any Bach collection. This performance, led by Neville Marriner, is both polished and lively, and very well recorded. At a "twofer" price, coupled with The Art of Fugue, it's the preferred version of the work on modern instruments.
J.S. Bach - L'Offrande Musicale (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079 - Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations (2011) [HDTV 1080i]

J.S. Bach - L'Offrande Musicale (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079 - Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations (2011) [HDTV 1080i]
AVC Main@L4.1, 1920x1080i (16:9), 9.3 Mbps, 25 fps | AAC-LC 128-384 Kbps VBR, 2 ch | 01:11:20 | 4.87 Gb
Classical, Baroque | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->TS

Le Concert des Nations, directed by Jordi Savall, performs a collection of canons and fugues and other pieces of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, all based on a single musical theme dedicated to Frederick the Great (Frederick II of Prussia), 18 July, 2011, at l'Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne.

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 17, 2018
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:44 | 210 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and run with stately regard, Rana delivers a deep, meditative interpretation. Its closing “Aria” sounds so delicate that it feels at risk of floating away.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 391 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:14:42
Classical | Label: Mirare

Marc and Pierre Hantaï meet for a new fraternal adventure around the tutelary figure of J.S. Bach. These pieces for flute and harpsichord, whose writing is certainly one of the most accomplished of the baroque repertoire, allow at the same time the most touching expressive possibilities.
Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:19 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232181

When it came to writing Passions, C. P. E. Bach was certainly far more prolific than his father, whose St. Matthew Passion is by far and away the model against which all others are currently measured. He wrote 21 of these, or rather, he wrote bits and pieces of each one, the rest of which was cobbled together from works by his contemporaries and even his father.

Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 7, 2018
Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)

Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:56:14
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music France

Thomas Dunford continues to expand his discography on Alpha with a programme of solo lute works by J.S. Bach, recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. He performs an original composition by Bach for lute, the Suite in G minor BWV 995, as well as his own arrangements of the (Cello) Suite BWV 1007 and the famous Chaconne from the Partita BWV 1004 – the latter piece has a notorious reputation for being (virtually) unplayable, at least on the violin!

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 1, 2018
William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 445

Transcribing compositions was a common practice in the Baroque era, and Johann Sebastian Bach frequently recycled his own music, perhaps most famously in his versions for lute. This 2017 Linn release by lutenist William Carter offers meticulous performances of the Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, and the Suite in E major, BWV 1006a, both adapted from the original versions for unaccompanied violin, and the Suite in G minor, BWV 995, arranged from the Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011, for unaccompanied cello.
Jean-Guihen Queyras - C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi - C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 52:59 minutes | 548 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After two albums which met with unanimous critical acclaim all over the world, the Resonanz Ensemble, based in Hamburg, is offering a recording dedicated to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: the Cello Concertos wq. 170 and Wq. 172, respectively from 1750 and 1753, and the Symphonie Wq. 173 of 1741.