Bach Transcriptions

Bach: Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Bach: Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 930 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Moving from the harpsichord to the clavichord or the organ was probably easy enough for Johann Sebastian Bach. The source of the sound didn’t matter, because for the master of Leipzig, what counted were thought and intellect: the form, tonality and melodic contours ere more important than the instrument itself. And indeed, through this work of musical thought, Bach used different keyboards, prefiguring the instruments to come: the piano as a synthesis of the harpsichord, the organ and the clavichord.
Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)

Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 508 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 796

This recording brings together all the arrangements for harpsichord by Bach of instrumental concertos by his Italian contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, adding those of one concerto each by the brothers Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello. They are performed by Sophie Yates who has made a series of solo CDs for Chandos, many of which have won international awards. She has been described by Gramophone as ‘hugely talented’ and by BBC Music as playing ‘with exceptional poise’.

Bruno-Leonardo Gelber plays Bach transcriptions  Music

Posted by Pasticciaccio at March 13, 2010
Bruno-Leonardo Gelber plays Bach transcriptions

Bach – Transcriptions – Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (rec.: 1967)
Piano music | Classical | 1CD | dbpoweramp | FLAC tracks, no cue, no log, scans | 194 Mb | RS
EMI Rouge & Noir 8 26707 2 (© 2002)


An old upload of mine … I do hope you manage without a log?!
[SDRR] J. Brahms-Piano Quartet no 1 + J.S. Bach-Transcriptions for Orchestra-Transcription for Oboe

J. Brahms-Piano Quartet no 1 + J.S. Bach-Transcriptions for Orchestra-Transcription for Oboe
Classical | wav | EAC | No CUE | NO LOG | No cover | 450Mb | 76:20 | 2009 | RS | SDRR-CD1003

This is a Satellite Digital Radio Recording (SDRR) of high quality stereo sound.


Rachel Laurin - Eternel Bach - organ transcriptions  

Posted by ysov at Nov. 28, 2009
Rachel Laurin - Eternel Bach - organ transcriptions

Rachel Laurin (organ) - Eternel Bach - Transcriptions for organ
1998 | Classique, Baroque instrumental | EAC FLAC, no cue, + covers | 336 Mb
Label: Musicus MCD 331192

Nelson Freire - Bach (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 10, 2016
Nelson Freire - Bach (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Nelson Freire - Bach (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.36GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Decca Music

The legendary Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire specializes in the 19th century and has turned to recording Bach in his eighth decade, apparently for the first time. All you can say is that it was worth the wait. His Bach is typically restrained, not unaware of the long tradition of Bach piano performances, but decidedly unlike anyone else's approach. In general, Freire is pianistic without applying a lot of pedal.
Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)

Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 63:20 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

Bach’s keyboard works known as the English Suites offer a series of dance movements which, despite their name, owe more to earlier French and German models. This is the first of two recordings of the complete English Suites arranged for two guitars by the distinguished Montenegrin Guitar Duo. Transcriptions of Bach for solo guitar have been popular since the nineteenth century and the emergence of the guitar duo extends still further the potential for exciting and revelatory performances.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 29, 2016
Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 322 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:45
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67826

The arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, for string trio by Russian violinist and composer Dmitry Sitkovetsky has taken on a life of its town, with multiple performances and even a sort of electronic remix by Karlheinz Essl. The appeal for string chamber groups longing to share in Bach's riches is obvious, and for audiences it appears to be another case of Bach's music standing up to whatever you do to it. Like most other annotators, Hyperion's Nigel Simeone tries to claim that the arrangement is on a par with the numerous transcriptions Bach made of his own works. It is no such thing; the string chamber texture by its nature adds expressive devices that were not of Bach's world, and he would have found Sitkovetsky's version bizarre.

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)  

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 14, 2015
Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 402 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 247 mb | Scans included | 65 min
Classical | Label: Decca | Rel: 2010

Jumping from Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon to Bach on Decca, oboist Albrecht Mayer continues to explore transcriptions as well as works originally for his instrument on Voices of Bach. This is a good and necessary thing since neither Mozart nor Bach wrote a sufficient number of works for the oboe to fill out a single disc. In the case of Bach, Mayer has hit on the ingenious solution of including not just Bach's canonical Oboe Concerto, plus his concertos for oboe d'amore and English horn, but also eight arrangements of well-known chorales for chorus and oboe. This serves the dual tasks of keeping the program interesting for the listener and challenging for Mayer, and it works brilliantly. With his apparently effortless virtuoso technique and his pungent but poignant tone, Mayer turns in soulful and stylish performances of the three concertos, plus sweetly spiritualized accounts of the chorales. The English Concert, the excellent English-based Baroque period orchestra, and Trinity Baroque, a very small but quite superb chorus, support Mayer's solos with graceful but heartfelt accompaniments, and Decca captures them in clean, warm, and open digital sound.