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Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 7, 2018
Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)

Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:56:14
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music France

Thomas Dunford continues to expand his discography on Alpha with a programme of solo lute works by J.S. Bach, recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. He performs an original composition by Bach for lute, the Suite in G minor BWV 995, as well as his own arrangements of the (Cello) Suite BWV 1007 and the famous Chaconne from the Partita BWV 1004 – the latter piece has a notorious reputation for being (virtually) unplayable, at least on the violin!

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 1, 2018
William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 445

Transcribing compositions was a common practice in the Baroque era, and Johann Sebastian Bach frequently recycled his own music, perhaps most famously in his versions for lute. This 2017 Linn release by lutenist William Carter offers meticulous performances of the Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, and the Suite in E major, BWV 1006a, both adapted from the original versions for unaccompanied violin, and the Suite in G minor, BWV 995, arranged from the Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011, for unaccompanied cello.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement celebrations in March 1820, but one year proved to be too little time. It wasn’t until almost three years later, in January 1823, that Beethoven was able to complete the work.
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Wolfram Christ - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Hamburger Sinfonien Wq. 182 (2014) [Re-Up]

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Hamburger Sinfonien Wq. 182 (2014)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, conducted by Wolfram Christ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hänssler CLASSIC | # HAEN98637 | Time: 01:05:27

In honor of CPE Bach's 300th birthday, hänssler CLASSIC will be releasing an exciting series of recordings dedicated to the music of this well known but hitherto neglected Bach son during the first 3 months of 2014. At the beginning there are the so-called “Hamburg” symphonies Wq 182, interpreted with great sensitivity and bite, when necessary, by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra under the renowned conductor and former violist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Wolfram Christ. Maestro Christ sees these works as expressive pieces, open to multiple interpretations that invite the listener to experience them as almost Romantic in their gesture and content. Deciding on a fortepiano continuo instrument is not only a historically informed decision, but contributes to a perfectly balanced overall sound.
Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)

Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 526 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 292 Mb | 02:07:28
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

Raaf Hekkema: Since I started teaching at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I have become more conscious of my self-chosen mission: to create a place for the saxophone within the classical music tradition. One way to do this is to forge a stronger bond between the players and the classical tradition, in the knowledge that the saxophone repertoire too is indebted to the great composers of the past. The most influential of them all is, without a doubt, Johann Sebastian Bach.
Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)
WEB Rip FLAC (Tracks) | 6 CDs, 06:23:40 min | Cover, d.booklet | 1,65 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Haenssler Classic

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s oratorio Elias Op. 70 was premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts the life of the prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. While it was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color clearly reflects Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early Romantic composer. Paulus Op. 36, written a decade earlier, was a popular work during Mendelssohn’s lifetime, but failed to maintain its stature in comparison to his other oratorios and the oratorios of Handel and Bach.

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 18, 2018
The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (1963-1968/2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 174.01 Mb + 172.99 Mb | 32:04+31:00 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: France | Label: Philips - 542 552-2, 542 553-2

The Swingle Singers' scat vocal jazz swing arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach classics were among their most popular material, particularly in Europe (where they actually enjoyed some chart success in the U.K.). Accompanied by nothing more than double bass and drums, the octet distributed their vocal parts equally among two sopranos, two altos, two tenors, and two basses, favoring brisk tempos. Occasionally, indeed, they were so brisk they verged on hyperventilation, as on "Prelude No. 1 in C Major" and the version of "Fugue No. 5 in D Major" drawn from "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1." They do slow things down once in a while on numbers like "Aria" (from the composer's "Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major") and parts of "Sinfonia," which tend to tilt the mood a little more toward the classical. The album's inventive but a little white bread in its relentlessly wholesome, upbeat tone. Pop fans might hear echoes of the Swingle Singers' work, whether direct or coincidental, in the harmonies of artists like the Association and the Beach Boys, and a U.K. rock group, the Belfast Gypsies, a spinoff of Them, actually based its "Aria of the Fallen Angels" on the Swingle Singers' reading of "Aria" on this album.

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 18, 2018
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach by Andre Pirro, translated by Joe Armstrong
English | June 20, 2014 | ISBN: 1442232900 | EPUB | 518 pages | 24.4 MB

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 17, 2018
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:44 | 210 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and run with stately regard, Rana delivers a deep, meditative interpretation. Its closing “Aria” sounds so delicate that it feels at risk of floating away.
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)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 391 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:14:42
Classical | Label: Mirare

Marc and Pierre Hantaï meet for a new fraternal adventure around the tutelary figure of J.S. Bach. These pieces for flute and harpsichord, whose writing is certainly one of the most accomplished of the baroque repertoire, allow at the same time the most touching expressive possibilities.