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.

Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 20, 2017
Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited (2017)

Lise de la Salle - Bach Unlimited
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:08 min | 216 MB
Label: naïve classique | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Since the 18th century, a number of compos-ers have paid hommage to Jean-Sebastian Bach, often considered the musical touch-stone: the perfect balance between science, form, expression and emotion.

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 18, 2017
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 319 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 165 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.
Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 584 Mb | Total time: 131:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 791-2 | Recorded: 2000

Composed in 1778, J.C. Bach's La Clemenza di Scipione is a nice, direct, fat-free work. The arias tend to be short (not one of them is a da capo), the recitatives are to the point and likewise brief, and the action moves swiftly. Roman Scipio (tenor) has taken Cartagena and Spanish soprano princess Arsinda (and her soprano pal, Idalba) prisoner. Male soprano, fellow non-Roman Lucieo, is betrothed to Arsinda, while the Roman general Marzio (tenor) is in love with Idalba and vice-versa. The whole plot revolves around the heroic Lucieo's attempts to rescue Arsinda, et al., his being taken prisoner, and his being threatened by death if he refuses to pledge allegiance to Rome. He never does give in, but Scipio does–hence the clemency–and Scipio gives everyone their freedom once he realizes how impressive a gal Arsinda is. Everyone swears loyalty to Rome. Hooray! There's plenty of room for grief arias, anger arias, revenge arias, why-is-my-life-so-dreadful arias, and if-only-I-could-end-your(-my)-suffering arias, in many tempos.

Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 20, 2017
Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue by Anatoly P. Milka
English | September 13th, 2016 | ASIN: B01M9IS9AS, ISBN: 1472458869 | 286 Pages | EPUB | 10.16 MB

The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus.
Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Sándor Veress: Sonata for violin; Sonata for violoncello; Trio per Archi
Thomas Demenga, cello; Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1477, 437 440-2 | 01:04:14

This disc continues Thomas Demenga's project of juxtaposing Bach cello suites with contemporary compositions—by Elliott Carter (12/90), Heinz Holliger, and now Sandor Veress, whose music we can hear growing out of, and away from, its neo-classical roots in Bach's polyphony.
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 660 Mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.
Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017)

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:12 min | 337 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

With its transcriptions for accordion of several J. S. Bach masterpieces, this CD gives listeners an opportunity to rediscover and enjoy the music of this great Baroque composer from a new perspective.
Yulianna Avdeeva - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yulianna Avdeeva - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:14 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva performs three keyboard masterpieces representing three important stages in Bach's creative life. In them, dance rhythms, extravagant improvisations and lyrical beauty combine to showcase the composer's genius.