Harnoncourt Bach

Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ottavo | # OTR C48503 | Time: 01:12:09

The Amsterdam Bach Soloists comprise an ensemble of ten or so musicians. They play modern instruments but base their musical approach on ''an undogmatic use of authentic interpreting practice, so that the rich potentialities of the modern instruments can be combined with the baroque way of performing, which is in keeping with the accomplishments of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Concertgebouw Orchestra''. Most of the players are, in fact, drawn from the Concertgebouw, though there are some from Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Nowadays Bach's didactic but very beautiful The Art of Fugue, is widely regarded as a work for solo harpsichord. Bach himself left no precise indication concerning instrumentation but the music was engraved in open score which places each individual voice or strand of the texture on a separate stave. This practice was not uncommon in contrapuntal keyboard works and is one of several features pointing towards the solo harpsichord as being Bach's most likely intention. Nevertheless, since 1924, when the Swiss musician Wolfgang Graeser set the canons and fugues for various combinations of instruments, the practice of performing The Art of Fugue with a mixed ensemble has remained popular.
Bach Collegium Japan, Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki - W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016)
Christian Immler, Makoto Sakurada, Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen
Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2171 | Time: 01:11:17

As the mysterious opening bars of the Kyrie gradually emerge into the light, we know that this recording of Mozart’s glorious Great Mass in C minor is a special one: the tempi perfect, the unfolding drama of the choral writing so carefully judged, and, above it all, the crystalline beauty of soloist Carolyn Sampson’s soprano, floating like a ministering angel. Masaaki Suzuki’s meticulous attention to detail, so rewarding in his remarkable Bach recordings, shines throughout this disc, the playing alert, the choir responsive, the soloists thrilling. And there is the bonus of an exhilarating Exsultate, Jubilate with Sampson on top form.
An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)

An Advent Concert of Music by Bach (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.08 Gb (DVD5) | 81 min
Classical | Kultur

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. A fantastic concert celebrating the coming of Christmas, recorded live at one of Austria's finest baroque monasteries. Soloists are Christine Schafer, Anna Korondi, Bernarda Fink, Ian Bostridge, Christopher Maltman. With the Concentus Musicus Vienna and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.
J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4 Overture No. 2 (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (1992)

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4 Overture No. 2 (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:12:35 | 376 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: TELDEC
Bach J.S. - Johannes-Passion (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2007/1985)

Bach J.S. - Johannes-Passion (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2007/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.19 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed in the architectural splendour of Graz's Gothic-Baroque cathedral, leading Bach authority Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the famed Tölz Boys Choir and his Vienna Concentus Musicus, playing on period instruments, in the most dramatic of all Passion settings. "In this performance we have attempted to realize Bach's wishes in the most authentic manner possible" (Nikolaus Harnoncourt). "A unique occasion" (Kurier).
Bach - Brandenburgische Konzerte; Kaffee-Kantate (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1982)

Bach - Brandenburgische Konzerte; Kaffee-Kantate (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.59 Gb (2xDVD9) | 269 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, named after their dedicatee the Margrave Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg, have been part of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's permanent repertoire ever since he founded his Concentus musicus ensemble. The ensemble has recorded them and played them on their tours throughout the world.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 3 (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 3 (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,93 Gb | Covers - 53 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2008

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt were at the forefront of the early music movement that swept classical music in the '70s and '80s, performing pieces from the canon with period instruments in order to re-create the original intent of the composer as closely as possible. And their most enduring legacy is right here, the complete survey of Bach's sacred cantatas that they began in 1971 and completed in 1988.
Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner) [1982]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431 MB
Classical | Erato | 2292-45979-2 | CD1:55'57; CD2:45'31

Although conductors invariably include the six great motets of Bach (BWV225-230) in recordings of these works, they seldom if ever seem to agree which if any other of Bach's motets to perform with them. John Eliot Gardiner very sensibly goes for the lot, adding Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV231) and the little-known Der Gerechte kommt um which does not even have the benefit of a Schmieder number. As well as these, Gardiner also includes two short pieces which belong, at least nominally, to the cantata category, BWV50 and BWV118. In the case of the latter there is much justification for doing so for it's a single movement choral piece in motet style written for a funeral in about 1736 and revised for a performance around 1740. Here we have what sounds to me like a compromise; in other words the horns, cornetto and sackbuts of the first version (possibly intended for an open air occasion), with the strings and woodwind of the second. This may be explained in the texts, none of which has been included with my review copy…

Bach Edition (Brilliant, 160CDs) [repost]  Music

Posted by Bibixy at June 2, 2013
Bach Edition (Brilliant, 160CDs) [repost]

Bach Edition (Brilliant, 160CDs)
160 CD | Brilliant | 161 ZIP, 13GB | digital booklet
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | 2000

The Brilliant Classics set stands out for several reasons. First, they attempted (though did not fully succeed) to create a complete set entirely recorded on period instruments, using historically informed performances. As their web site states, "The new recordings follow scrupulously the newest developments and insights offered by the leading Early Music scholars as regards the performance practice of Baroque music in general and the music of Bach in particular."…

The Complete Bach Edition  Music

Posted by Bibixy at April 17, 2012
The Complete Bach Edition

Bach 2000 (Teldec) [Various performers]
1999 | 154 CDs | MP3 192 Kbps | 155 RAR (13,2Gb)
Lame encoded | Covers & Booklets | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HF

This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning. (jsbach.org)
The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. 153 cd's in 12 volumes plus bonus CD documenting the history of performance practice of the St. Matthew Passion. Ready for your MP3 player!