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.
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2001) (Repost)

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:57 | 480 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alia Vox | Catalog: AV 9817

This interpretation is a perfect match to Savall's equally beautiful Art of the Fugue. Here you find even more variety in the blend of instruments. I am not going to have only one version of this music and my first recommendation is Münchinger's more emotional recording on Decca. When it comes to colourful instrumentation, however, Savall is the winner, and the direction & playing needs no justification, it is simply wonderful, even if I doubt this folk music style reflects the spirit of the baroque era.
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)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 401 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 18 | Time: 74:33 min

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3.
Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:33 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3. But compared to the oboe or the recorder, for which nothing remains (though these instruments were well provided for by his contemporaries, particularly Telemann), the transverse flute is a spoiled child.
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.
Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 24 | Time: 66:03 min

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .