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Bach - Cantatas BWV 54, 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Orchestral Suite BWV 1067 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) (2011)

Bach - Cantatas BWV 54, 170; Concerto BWV 1060; Orchestral Suite BWV 1067 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) (2011)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 350.79 MB
Label: Analekta | Cat. N.: AN 2 9878 | TT - 68:47

Here's a collection of Bach pieces where the performances fit together exceptionally well. The basic sound is that of Canada's veteran Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik under violinist and director Jeanne Lamon: smooth, bright, French in its light seductiveness. Sample the almost accentless Rondeau from the Suite in A minor, a violin-and-strings transcription (and according to musicologist Joshua Rifkin a reconstruction of an original version) of the Suite in B minor for orchestra, BWV 1067; you couldn't call it gutsy, but the degree of control and consistency is impressive.
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 (2017) [TR24][OF]

Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:44 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Ich habe genug is a timeless, transcendental masterpiece: a profound expression of Christian faith at the very end of life. It demands artistry of a special order, and Iestyn Davies now joins the likes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the work’s distinguished discography. The couplings are equally ravishing performances of two other great solo cantatas, while the two orchestral sinfonias which complete the album will prove refreshingly familiar.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion) (2016) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 106:12 min | 1.88 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 84:36 min | 400 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2016

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the worlds elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (Levine, Faerber, Battle)

Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (James Levine, Jorg Faerber, Kathleen Battle & SCO, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn; Jorg Faerber) - 2006
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 468.64 MB
Classical | Label: Sony and BMG Music | Catalog Number: 82876762222

In many ways this is a special recording. It features first-desks from the Chicago Sym. playing two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and so far beyond the average Baroque ensemble are they that one yearns for the other four. Just to hear the amazing trumpet solos in Concerto no. 2 by the legendary Adolph Herseth repays the cost of the CD. But we also get James Levine doing double duty at the harpsichord in Concerto no. 5. One deficit from the rise of period performance is that non-specialists have been driven out. The days when an all-around musician like Levine or Leonard Bernstein performed Bach and Handel are more or less over, and their replacements, to be tactful, are not on such an exalted level of talent…. By Santa Fe Listener
Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]

Julia Fischer - J.S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 7.38 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Release Year: 2005

No doubt many of you are wondering whether I should be recording Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas at the age of only 21. Perhaps I should have waited a bit longer? Well, patience has seldom been my strong point, and after all I have already waited a number of years for an opportunity to record these works. During the first six years of study with my teacher Ana Chumachenco, I studied the sonatas and partitas thoroughly, and first performed both cycles in their entirety in the Bach year 2000, during the course of two evenings at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Julia Fischer
Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 3.46GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

Karl Richter’s recordings of Bach’s orchestral and sacred music influenced an entire generation of musicians and listeners, presenting the conductor’s unique sound and style. When Richter recorded Bach’s works, he freed them from a ponderous tradition that had mired the music in romantic sounds and idiom. Richter lightened Bach’s music, and, with an orchestra of outstanding musicians, helped bring it toward the more modern interpretations that listeners have become familiar with today. This is still a bit far from the historically-informed performances that are pretty much the norm, but there is a unity and natural originality that comes through the music in these recordings.
Andras Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD, Reissue 2007

András Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8234 | Time: 02:17:18

When it came time for Johann Sebastian Bach to publish his Opus 1, what work do you think he picked? One of the sacred cantatas? One of the Brandenburg Concertos? One of the cello suites? No, none of the above. In 1726, Bach chose his B flat major Partita to start his publishing career – and once a year for the next five years, he published five more partitas, then collected them under the title Clavier-Übung in 1731. When it came time for Hungarian pianist András Schiff to make his major-label debut, what work do you think he picked? Yes, that's right. In 1985, Schiff released his recording of the complete partitas – and followed it with many more Bach recordings over the next few years until he'd released nearly the complete canonical works by 1996. And yes, Schiff's partitas are wonderful.
Yoshikazu Mera / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki - Baroque Arias (1998, BIS # BIS-CD-919) [RE-UP]

Yoshikazu Mera - Baroque Arias
Yoshikazu Mera (countertenor) / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 290 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-CD-919 | Country/Year: Sweden 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Vocal

]Yoshikazu Mera born May 21, 1971, in Miyazaki, Japan, is a Japanese countertenor. His range is three and a half octaves. Originally wanting to become a pop singer, Mera now primarily sings classical music from the West but also classical Japanese music. He appears frequently as a soloist with the Bach Collegium Japan, which under its conductor Masaaki Suzuki performs Baroque music. His 1998 recital disc "Nightingale" on Sweden's BIS Records was a major success in Japan.
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2016)

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 157:44 min | 2.82 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

With two Gramophone Awards to his name and a reputation synonymous with excellence, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola is a musician who is at the top of his profession.With an established fan base built over his two decades with viol consort Phantasm, Luolajan-Mikkola makes his solo Linn debut in style,tackling what is considered the pinnacle of Bach's output for violinists: the Sonatas and Partitas.