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.
Anna Lucia Richter - Bach Privat (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Georg Nigl, Andreas Staier, Anna Lucia Richter, Petra Müllejans & Roel Dieltiens - Bach Privat (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:43 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This recording is an invitation to immerse ourselves in the musical inner circle of the Bach family. We are familiar with Johann Sebastian Bach as a composer of genius, but we know little about his family life, with the exception of the famous Clavierbüchlein (Little keyboard book) that the forty-year-old composer gave as a present in 1725 to his second wife Anna Magdalena, his junior by sixteen years.
Christoph Prégardien - Bach & Telemann: Cantatas for Baritone (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Christoph Prégardien - Bach & Telemann: Cantatas for Baritone (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | Time - 77:05 minutes | 729 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A famous cantata for baritone by Johann Sebastian Bach ("Kreuzstabkantate"), combined with two cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann. In addition and as a supplementary musical color, there are three purely instrumental pieces: overtures by J. F. Fasch and Telemann, and as an "encore", the Larghetto from Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6/4. Christoph Prégardien was and is well known as one of the most versatile lyric tenors of our time.
VA - Ultimate Bach: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Bach: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:09:51 min | Covers included | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Being that J.S. Bach is arguably the most influential classical composer in history, it's fair to say that his most crucial works ought to form the foundation of every classical-music collection. This 5-CD set (especially at that price) is the place to start, as it brings together Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6; Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor; Violin Concerto No. 2 in E; Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor; Goldberg Variations (Andras Schiff); Tocatta and Fuge in D Minor; Suite No. 3 in D: Air on the G String/Fugue in G Minor "The Little"; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C; Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in D Minor , and more!
Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.
Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010) (Repost)

Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:17 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Passacaille | Catalog: 969

This release is part of a set of Bach cantata recordings by the Belgian group Il Gardellino and director Marcel Ponseele: not an entire new Bach cantata cycle but a set of thematically oriented recordings that may also include works by other composers. "De profundis" (from the depths) offers three cantatas based on Psalm 130, which begins with the words "From the depths I cry to thee, Lord" and was translated into German in several ways.
Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon - J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik, BWV 244a (2014)

Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon - J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik, BWV 244a (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:58 | 383 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902211

The Ensemble Pygmalion directed by Raphaël Pichon commences its collaboration with Harmonia Mundi with this new recording of J.S. Bach’s lost music to the Köthener Trauermusik (Cöthen funeral music), BWV 244a. Founded in 2006 at the European Bach Festival, Ensemble Pygmalion is a combination of choir and orchestra - all young performers with experience of authentic instruments and period-informed performance. Its repertoire concentrates primarily on Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.