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 (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.

Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at March 4, 2015
Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts

Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts by Eric Chafe
2015 | ISBN: 0190217294 | English | 632 pages | PDF | 21 MB

Bach and the High Baroque [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 10, 2015
Bach and the High Baroque [repost]

Bach and the High Baroque
32xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~716 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 24:51:04 | English: MP3, 160 kb/s (2 ch) | 8.93 GB
Genre: Biographies, Music

Underappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights in the estimation of generations of music lovers. But what is it about his music that makes it great? Composer and musicologist Robert Greenberg helps you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music and understand his compositional language—whether you're a devoted admirer or a casual listener.

TTC VIDEO - Bach and the High Baroque (2011) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by groovebeat at March 6, 2012
TTC VIDEO - Bach and the High Baroque (2011) [Repost]

TTC VIDEO - Bach and the High Baroque (2011)
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD MPEG4 @ 1 Mbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 24 Hours | 8.93 GB
Genre: Bach and the High Baroque | Label: The Great Courses | Language: English

Professor Greenberg sets Bach in context by tracing the musical traditions and composers from whom he drew his inspiration, and explaining how Bach absorbed these influences to become the transcendent composer of the High Baroque. According to Professor Greenberg, no other composer is more representative of the period and its aesthetic of emotional extravagance and technical control.You will also learn how Bach's background—at least 42 of his relatives were professionally involved with music—and his strong German Lutheran heritage shaped his development as an artist.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas (2017)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas
Classical, Cantata, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:16 min | 346 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Besides the fact that they both celebrate Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, there is a close connection between the two works included on the eighth volume of Bach’s secular cantatas. On 2nd October 1734, the King and his family made a surprise visit to Leipzig, and in all haste a festive event was planned for three days later, in celebration of the anniversary of Augustus’s ascension to the Polish throne. Bach was asked to provide the musical entertainment, and consequently had to put aside the work he was busy composing… namely BWV 206 Schleicht, spielende Wellen, intended for a celebration of the King’s birthday on 7th October!
Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1
Classical, Baroque, Cantata, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:10 min | 330 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Soprano Gillian Keith joins the acclaimed Baroque ensemble Armonico Consort under Christopher Monks for the first release in a three disc series featuring the solo cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach s cantatas hold a special place amongst performers and devotees of his music. Whether sacred or secular, these works provide incredible variety for listeners and players alike.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.