Hantai Bach

Pierre Hantai - Johann Sebastian Bach: Variations Goldberg, BWV 988 (2003)

Pierre Hantaï - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9945 | Time: 01:18:28

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have played a central role in harpsichordist Pierre Hantai’s musical life since his early youth. At 28 he recorded the work for the Opus 111 label (now available on Naïve), a highly acclaimed release that stands among the work’s choice versions. Over the past 11 years Hantai evidently has rethought and refined his interpretation, as revealed in this 2003 remake. There’s greater rhythmic freedom and variety of articulation, plus a more subjective approach to ornaments and agogics, especially in the repeats (he observes all but those in Variation 15, 25, and the Aria Da Capo; the 1992 recording honors all repeats save for Variation 25). Variations previously characterized through Hantai’s seamless legato technique (Nos. 3, 6, 8, 11, 17, and 18, for example) are further enlivened by detaché finger strokes and more inflected phrasings. The latter infuse Variations 7, 10, and 16 with greater resilience and rhythmic verve than their earlier counterparts.
Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)

Pierre Hantai, Emmanuelle Guigues, Hugo Reyne - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flute (2009)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:00 | 453 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 038

Though these works were written originally for the barock transverse flute, exept BWV 997 that was written probably for the lute, they are played here on the barock recorder. The result, at least to my taste, is more convincing and exhilarating than any performance of these works on the transvers flute that i ever heard.

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2017
Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.
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.
Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach - Magnificat & Concerti (2014) {CD with DVD5 PAL Alia Vox AVSA9909D}

Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach - Magnificat & Concerti (2014) {CD with DVD5 PAL Alia Vox AVSA9909D}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 424 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.86 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 65 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 470 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9909D
Classical / Choral / Concerto / Baroque

JS Bach and Vivaldi s' Magnificat's: desert island repertoire to illustrate the splendour of the orchestra Le Concert des Nations and choir of La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Jordi Savall offers a vivid and striking performance of these two masterpieces, recorded live at the Royal Chapel in Versailles in 2013. Each of them is introduced by a concerto by the same composer in the same tonality. The superlative performance of Pierre Hantaï in the Concerto BWV1052 is another jewel to the crown of this album. The bonus DVD features both Magnificats and Bach s Concerto.
J.S. Bach - L'Offrande Musicale (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079 - Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations (2011) [HDTV 1080i]

J.S. Bach - L'Offrande Musicale (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079 - Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations (2011) [HDTV 1080i]
AVC Main@L4.1, 1920x1080i (16:9), 9.3 Mbps, 25 fps | AAC-LC 128-384 Kbps VBR, 2 ch | 01:11:20 | 4.87 Gb
Classical, Baroque | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->TS

Le Concert des Nations, directed by Jordi Savall, performs a collection of canons and fugues and other pieces of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, all based on a single musical theme dedicated to Frederick the Great (Frederick II of Prussia), 18 July, 2011, at l'Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne.
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
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Bach: Die Ouverturen (The Orchestral Suites) BWV1066-1069 (1999)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Bach: Die Ouvertüren (The Orchestral Suites) BWV1066-1069 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 013-2 | Recorded: 1978-79

Originally recorded in stereo in 1978 and 1979 and released on two separate LPs, these performances of Bach's Orchestral Suites (also known as the Overtures) with Trevor Pinnock leading his English Consort were as good as it got at the time for period instrument performances. And this 2007 single-disc re-release does not change that assessment. The Consort's strings are dry but warm – check out the Air from the Third Suite – the winds are colorful and quirky – check out the Forlane from the First Suite – the brass is controlled but cutting – check out the Ouverture from the Fourth Suite – and the timpani is vivacious but thankfully not overwhelming – check out the Réjouissance, also from the Fourth Suite. Pinnock's conducting is almost universally light and lively, and when it's not in the Second Suite, it's because the music itself is dark and dreary. Although there are dozens of great performances of the suites to choose from, if you're only going to have one recording on the shelf, it should be Pinnock's.
(James Leonard)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 15, 2017
Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:15:29 | 178 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition raumklang)

In many of his works, Bach made use of a hidden symbolism of numbers. The number “three” had a special meaning for Bach and was the basis for the triple concertos, the concertos for three solo instruments, recorded here. On the one hand, the number three had for Bach a Christian connotation; on the other hand, there were also entirely profane reasons. As an essential element of late-baroque texture, the “three” was reflected in the trio sonata, whose structure was the basis of numerous instrumental and vocal pieces. Bach probably composed the Concerto for three harpsichords especially for two of his sons (and pupils), taking the third part himself. In the Third Brandenburg Concerto, the idea of three solo instruments is carried even further in that each of the three string groups – violins, violas, and violoncellos – have three independent parts.
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.