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.
Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartok (2009)

Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartók (2009)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg
Fritz Kreisler, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1744 | Time: 01:09:40

Tasmin Little has been a leading light on the British and international music scene for close to two decades. Her flourishing career includes numerous television broadcasts and appearances at the BBC Proms and continues to take her to major orchestras in every continent around the world. Empowered by a vision to reach new audiences she devised Partners in Time – a disc of works for violin and piano illustrating the chronological development of the relationship between the two instruments and the ways that composers have fallen in love with, and responded to, this partnership. Tasmin’s partner on this journey through musical history is the eminent British pianist John Lenehan whose performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world.
Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:10 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24199

The Augustinus Muziekcentrum in Antwerp is a deconsecrated church repurposed for concerts, especially in the field of early music. The venue may work well for some pieces, but it's bothersome in this program of comic vocal and instrumental music by Telemann, where it's completely inappropriate. The two comic cantatas here presuppose an intimate environment of connoisseurs, but the voice of soprano soloist Dorothee Mields gets lots in the church's vast spaces to such an extent that text intelligibility is a problem, even with the aid of printed texts in German, Dutch, French, and English./quote]
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:56 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Johann Sebastian Bach’s appearance on 7th May 1747 at the court of Frederick the Great is the best documented event in the composer’s otherwise unglamorous career. During the proceedings, Frederick provided Bach with an exceptionally difficult theme on which to improvise a fugue. The King is said to have been impressed with the improvisation, but Bach himself was less so, and announced that he intended to set the theme to paper ‘in a regular fugue’.

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Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2017
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:56 min | 402 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach’s appearance on 7th May 1747 at the court of Frederick the Great is the best documented event in the composer’s otherwise unglamorous career. During the proceedings, Frederick provided Bach with an exceptionally difficult theme on which to improvise a fugue. The King is said to have been impressed with the improvisation, but Bach himself was less so, and announced that he intended to set the theme to paper ‘in a regular fugue’. Several months later the Musical Offering appeared in print – a collection of 13 pieces in diverse genres: fugues, canons and a trio sonata, all exploiting the ‘Royal Theme’ in various intricate ways.
Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 341 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:19 min

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos.
Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)

Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:00 | 453 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 038

Though these works were written originally for the barock transverse flute, exept BWV 997 that was written probably for the lute, they are played here on the barock recorder. The result, at least to my taste, is more convincing and exhilarating than any performance of these works on the transvers flute that i ever heard.
Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
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Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.
Benjamin Alard - Bach: The Work for Organ & Harpsichord, Chapter I - 1. Jesu meine Freude (2017) [24/88]

Benjamin Alard - Bach: The Work for Organ & Harpsichord, Chapter I - 1. Jesu meine Freude (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 26:22 minutes | 431 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

We are delighted to announce that organist and harpsichordist Benjamin Alard is now recording for harmonia mundi. Following several acclaimed recordings for Alpha, Benjamin Alard will now devote himself to the complete works for organ and harpsichord of Johann Sebastian Bach. A massive undertaking, involving around 30 hours of music, which will be structured into chapters that mark the significant moments in the life of the Cantor of Leipzig: “This is indeed the first time Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete works for solo harpsichord will be performed by the same musician.
Ensemble Resonanz - J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Resonanz - J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:17 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When the high-tuned baroque trumpets loom, the timpani make the floor tremble, and the great choir voices its cheers and exultation, anyone with a musical vein gets shiny eyes and goose bumps. Whether in front of the (good) stereo system, in the city church (or even better) or with the St. Thomas in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig (highest luck): A lofty solemnity captures everyone who engages in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio.