Hantai Bach

Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994) (Repost)

Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 423 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers Included | 70:05
Genre: Baroque | Label: Astrée Auvidis | Catalog: E 8523

In the Baroque period, there really was no such thing as an "orchestra" as we understand the term today. There were large collections of singers and players brought together for special occasions, but aside from those, an "orchestral" work was anything that required more than five or six players. Bach's harpsichord concertos, for example, can be performed by a couple of dozen string players plus the soloist, or with an accompaniment of one person per part, which is more or less what we get here. These small forces permit an unprecedented transparency of sound and sharpness of attack, even if some weight and body of tone necessarily get sacrificed. It's a perfectly legitimate way to play the music, however, and you won't find it better done than here.

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 3, 2015
Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)
German or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1668 Kbps | 640x352 | 25.000 fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:34:52 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Biography, Drama

Brilliant composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach completes the long journey from his home in Leipzig to Potsdam.

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 19, 2014
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) [Re-UP]

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
A Film by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:27 | 5,00 Gb
Audio: German AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Classics

A chronicle of Johann Sebastian Bach's life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions.
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Violin Concertos (Box set) (2003)

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Violin Concertos (Box set) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | 1.21 GB | Complete Scans + Booklet
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | RAR 3% Rec. | RS/Hotfile/Fileserve

Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Malcolm Proud (Performer), John Toll (Performer), Paul Nicholson (Performer), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Orchestra), Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Orchestra)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Le Clavier bien tempéré, premier livre - Pierre Hantaï

Johann Sebastian Bach - Le Clavier bien tempéré, premier livre - Pierre Hantaï
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 2 CD 744 Mb
Classical | Mirare MIR9930

Il était une fois ... Johann Sebastian BACH (2003) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by galmuchet at March 23, 2009
Il était une fois ... Johann Sebastian BACH (2003)  [Re-UP]

Il était une fois … Johann Sebastian BACH (2003)
DVDrip | XviD-1138 | mp3@128 | 656x368 | Audio: French | Subs: English, German idx/sub & srt, Portuguese srt | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h44 | 1.0 Gb
Drame Musical, Biopic | France 13 Aug 2003 | Realisation Jean-Louis GUILLERMOU

Issu d'une famille de musiciens, Jean Sébastien Bach a consacré sa vie à la musique. Orphelin à 9 ans, son frère aîné Jean-Christophe, organiste à Ohrdruf, va continuer son apprentissage du clavecin et lui faire étudier le chant. Très vite, sa passion et son génie, vont lui permettre de porter à la perfection la plupart des formes de musique. Doté d'un caractère bien affirmé et d'un esprit d'indépendance, il meurt à Leipzig le 28 Juillet 1750 en laissant à l'humanité une oeuvre immense…

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Six Duets for Two Flutes  

Posted by alekhno at March 27, 2008
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Six Duets for Two Flutes

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Six Duets for Two Flutes
Classical | APE CUE | 1 CD | Covers | 295 Mb
Barthold Kuijken, Marc Hantai

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 22, 2017
Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Ainsley, Richardson, Bott, Chance, Agnew, Varcoe;
King's College Choir Cambridge, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 612 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: A911 | TT: CD1: 72’36, CD2: 64’18

Most of us come to the Saint John Passion knowing the Saint Matthew Passion first. The bigger and more elaborate Saint Matthew, which came along three, or possibly five years later (there is controversy about the date), has tended to cast a shadow in which the earlier work is swallowed up, and this has been so ever since Mendelssohn's Saint Matthew performance in 1829 marked the beginning of the public rediscovery of J.S. Bach. (The professionals had never forgotten.) But if the Saint John is smaller in scale than the Saint Matthew, it is hardly the lesser work in quality, though it would of course be silly to claim that the master of the Saint Matthew Passion had not learned from the experience of setting Saint John. But the most interesting differences between these two towering attestations of faith are differences in intention. Read Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19, and you get four tellings of the last days in the life of Jesus that differ in tone, emphasis, and detail…
Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]

Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Label: Accord | Catalog Number: 149514 | TT: CD1: 53’07, CD2: 53’55

It’s now time for a release with the famous German organist Helmut Walcha. This is the first of initially 4 releases with Walcha playing J. S. Bach. He recorded the complete works by J. S. Bach twice, from 1947-1950 in mono on the Schnitger organ in Cappel and in St. Jakobi in Lübeck and 1956-1971 on the famous organ in Alkmaar. This release is from the Alkmaar serie and is therefore in stereo. A quite interesting thing is to compare it with the IHORC14 release, where Fernando Germani plays the exact same organ about two years later…
Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:53:12 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: URANIA

The appeal of this release hinges more on its sound quality than on the quality of its well-known and excellent performances. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very good. One can more or less hear Richter – details of articulation occasionally get lost, inner voices are sometimes obscured, and bigger sonorities are often opaque – but he sounds like he's miles away. One can hear Sanderling and the USSR Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra only faintly when they're quiet, somewhat better when they're louder, and all too well when they're really loud. There have been better releases of these recordings in the past – many listeners prefer the 1995 BMG-Melodiya issues – and there will likely be better releases in the future. This one's not worth it except for Richter specialists who have to have every release of every performance Richter ever recorded.