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.
Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)

Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 566 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 232 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 116 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991, 2010 Alia Vox | AVSA 9871 A+B
Classical / Baroque

This reissue offers music lovers a golden opportunity to hear one of the truly great sets of Brandenburg Concertos. Listeners familiar with the fast, super-bright sound of certain famous British and German authentic instrument groups such as The English Concert or Musica Antiqua Kцln, will find much to savor in these warmly dark-toned versions. Gamba player turned conductor Jordi Savall treats each work with positively epicurean relish.
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.

Bach and the Patterns of Invention  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at April 25, 2018
Bach and the Patterns of Invention

Bach and the Patterns of Invention by Laurence Dreyfus
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0674013565 | 288 Pages | PDF | 47.0 MB

In this major new interpretation of the music of J. S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age.

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.

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.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 24, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:12 | 463 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-2151

Masaaki Suzuki was better known as a keyboard player in the first decade or so of his career, but since about 1990 has established himself as one of the leading conductors of Baroque choral music. Suzuki was born in Kobe, Japan, on April 29, 1954. As a child he exhibited musical talent early on and by age 12 was a church organist. He later enrolled at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied composition and organ.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 18, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:40:55 | 1,06 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1313/4

Listeners familiar with other recordings in Masaaki Suzuki's ongoing traversal of Bach's solo keyboard works may find his performances of the Partitas somewhat of an anomaly. For instance, the sharply delineated juxtapositions of tempos that made his Fantasias and Fugues program so thrilling (type Q3840 in Search Reviews) are nowhere to be heard here. The interpretive agenda this time is much subtler and decidedly more introverted.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites (2009) [Official Digital Download]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 & 88.2 kHz | Time - 200:40 minutes | 2.66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Bach Collegium Japan was first noticed internationally for undertaking the huge project of recording the complete church cantatas of J. S. Bach. Although the ensemble’s discography consists of predominately vocal works, the participating instrumentalists have attracted acclaim ever since the outset. On the present offering, it is Bach’s two great sets of orchestral works that form the programme and the choir of the BCJ is silent. Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki first recorded the Brandenburg Concertos in 2000, but now return to these great works.
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.