Cantata Bach

Cantus Thuringia, Capella Thuringia & Bernhard Klapprott - C.P.E. Bach: Große Festkantaten (2017)

Cantus Thuringia, Capella Thuringia & Bernhard Klapprott - C.P.E. Bach: Große Festkantaten
Classical, Sacred, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 72:50 min | 173 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

Festive Cantatas for the 300th Anniversary of C. P. E. Bach’s Birth. The two festive cantatas heard on this release were first performed in modern times at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birth on 8 March 2014 and recorded especially for this release. The text of the first cantata is by Christian Wilhelm Alers, a pastor highly esteemed throughout Northern Germany as an author of religious texts who quite frequently collaborated with C. P. E. Bach and penned the text of the magnificent Der Tag des Gerichts set by Telemann during his late period.

J.S.Bach: Eternal Fire [REPOST]  Music

Posted by First Amendment at March 15, 2011
J.S.Bach: Eternal Fire [REPOST]

J.S.Bach: Eternal Fire
EAC | Classical | FLAC + CUE, LOG + Cover | RAR 376 MB
Label: Soli Deo Gloria/Naxos | Release: 2009 | 74'00"

The inexhaustible and compelling journey of exploring Bach’s cantatas and the great choruses which define the heart of their message – lies primarily in the depth, richness and variety of Bach’s response to the seamless rhythm of the liturgical year. Particular events in the Lutheran calendar are associated with the contemplative or the celebratory and yet, within these seasonal expectations, Bach departs radically from convention in his nearly-200 surviving church cantatas written between about 1703 and the late 1740s.
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (Huldigungskantaten, BWV 216a & 210a) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (Huldigungskantaten, BWV 216a & 210a) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:39 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Nicholas Ward, Northern Chamber Orchestra - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV 82 (1995)

Nicholas Ward, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Jeremy Summerly, Schola Cantorum of Oxford - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV 82 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 53:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550763 | Recorded: 1993, 1994

These works both received their first performances in Leipzig - the Magnificat in 1723 and Cantata 82 in 1727. It was in 1723 that Bach had taken up thepost of Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, having previously been Kapellmeisterto Prince Leopold in Cothen. The Magnificat was originally heard ina version in E flat major at Christmas Vespers when movements with seasonaltexts were inserted; the version included on this disc was rendered by Bach someyears later, returning to the ordinary Magnificat text in order to makethe work performable all year round. Bach's approach to the evening canticle ischaracteristically large-scale. There is no use of recitative, owing perhaps tothe poetic nature of the text: the verses have little natural hierarchy and itis appropriate that they should all be afforded extended settings. The scoringis unusually rich and includes three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings,continuo, and timpani - one of the largest ensembles to be assembled at theThomaskirche in Bach's time. Bach takes a literal view of the text in which, forinstance, the full five-part choir is used to demonstrate Omnes generationes ("All generations") with soloists used for the more reflective movements. Ina typically Bachian gesture the opening material returns for Sicut erat inprincipio ("As it was in the beginning").
Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012) [24/44]

Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:56 minutes | 626 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, the cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube, each with a mug of beer and a meerschaum pipe. A moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter and a discussion about Johann Christoph’s coming marriage.
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Repost]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.
La Divina Armonia - Bach: Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

La Divina Armonia, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Jan De Winne, Mayumi Hirasaki - Bach: Concertos (BWV 1042,1044, 1052) and Cantata 'Non sa che sia Dolore' (BWV 209) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With its recording of Handel organ concertos Op.4 (PAS944), the ensemble La Divina Armonia under Lorenzo Ghielmi impressively demonstrated that they can add new tunes to well-known standard repertoire, which requires interpretative taste, superior technology and exceptional natural musicality. The musicians prove that they have all of this in abundance with their recording of three Bach concertos which experienced a makeover by the performers, without distorting the works.
Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:11:08 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 2051

This is an enjoyable, somehow spontaneous recording of several of Bach's works for a pair of harpsichords, with the great Japanese Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki joined by his son Masato. The high spirits of the elder Suzuki here could be chalked up to any combination of several factors. One might be freedom from the rigors of his complete Bach cantata cycle, just recently completed when this album appeared in 2014.

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 23, 2017
Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Lisa Batiashvili presents a fine selection in chamber and orchestral music of popular, but also newly recorded Bach pieces.