Johannes 17

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646126637 | Time: 01:08:22

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - October 2015.The Artemis Quartet pairs Brahms’ intense first quartet with his lighter-spirited third quartet, both works that the Artemis’ cellist, Eckart Runge, describes as “remarkable and multi-faceted”. He says that “Brahms marries a Romantic spirit with the structure and forms of Classicism. There is an almost symphonic approach in the writing, but at the same time the quartets are imbued with a sense of warmth, immediacy, friendship and love that is interwoven with a more spiritual, timeless beauty”.
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs
Julian Prégardien (Evangelist), Tareq Nazmi (Jesus), Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Ulrike Malotta (alto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900909 | Time: 02:57:16

The music of Bach's 'St. John Passion', which the composer wrote for Holy Week in 1724 immediately after his appointment as cantor of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig, still retains all its freshness and vitality nearly 300 years later, and is a true Baroque delight. The two main choruses Herr, unser Herrscher and Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine form the beginning and culmination of a large-scale orchestral and vocal structure in which Bach reveals his absolute mastery of polyphony. Inwardly reflective chorales are as much interwoven into the events of the Passion as the haunting arias which comment on the biblical texts of the Gospel of St John. Throughout this solemn Passion oratorio, there is a constant emphasis on Baroque musical magnificence. What makes this live recording of the concert version of March 7, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz so special? The fresh voices of the young and excellent vocal soloists, the regularly praised "astonishing three-dimensionality" and "crystalline clarity" of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra and, of course, the renowned period instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.

Alain Johannes - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 7, 2017
Alain Johannes - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (2017)

Alain Johannes - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (2017)
Soundtracks, Score | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:40:37 | 239 MB
Label: Ubisoft Music | Release Year: 2017

Among the many elements that create a full video game experience, music plays an important role. It is said to contribute more than half of the player’s feeling of immersion, and that’s why the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (GRW) team sought the best artists to compose the game’s soundtrack. This lead GRW’s Music Supervisor, Manu Bachet, and Audio Director, Ghislain Soufflet, to reach out to Alain Johannes, an amazing artist and star of the Californian rock stage, known for his work with bands like Queen of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, and PJ Harvey. Alain Johannes invited three of his friends to take part in the recording sessions: bassist Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, and Mondo Generator, to name a few) and drummers Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan) and Norm Block (Sweethead, Plexi).
Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:16:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.

Johannes Hinrich von Borstel - Batti cuore  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Feb. 8, 2017
Johannes Hinrich von Borstel - Batti cuore

Johannes Hinrich von Borstel - Batti cuore
Italian | Sonzogno | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 219 | ASIN: B01FSVUPXC | 1.67 Mb

Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 25, 2017
Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)

Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)
Classical, Cello | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:50 | 149 MB
Label: PentaTone | Release Year: 2017

The profoundly moving, elegiac lyricism of Elgar and the wistful charm and brilliance of Tchaikovsky are on full display in this irresistible new release from PENTATONE played with consummate virtuosity by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Andrew Manze. Composed at the end of the First World War, Elgar’s powerful Cello Concerto in E minor is one of his best-loved and most deeply-felt works. The soloist’s wrenching chords which open the work announce a mood of profound resignation and loss; gone is the youthful swagger of his earlier works, replaced instead with lonely introspection and longing, especially in the sublimely beautiful Adagio. The cello is given free rein in the vigorous final movement but the opening mood prevails as an anguished outburst from the cello brings the work to a close.

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…
Luigi Boccherini - 28 Symphonies (Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Johannes Goritzki) (1999) (8CD Box set) (REPOST)

Luigi Boccherini - 28 Symphonies (Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Johannes Goritzki) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+booklet | 2100 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1266 mb
Classical, Symphony | Label: CPO / 999401

In this first complete survey of the Boccherini symphonies, Johannes Goritzki's achievement is remarkable. Himself a cellist, he shows a natural feeling for Boccherini's special combination of galant and classical styles, revealing the music's strengths rather than its weaknesses, making the most of its colour and revelling in its fecundity of invention and easy tunefulness. The playing - on modern instruments - of the German Chamber Academany Orchestra of Neuss is alert, polished and warmhearted, besides showing a nice feeling for Boccherini's delicate Andantinos, which are never sentimentalized. The recording is excellently balanced and has plenty of life and bloom (Penguin Guide To Compact Discs)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion) (2016) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (Johannes-Passion)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 106:12 min | 1.88 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2016

Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Johannes Brahms: Ciaccona Per La Mano Sinistra, Otto Klavierstücke Op. 76, Due Rapsodie Op. 79, 7 Fan (2016)

Anna Vinnitskaya - Johannes Brahms: Ciaccona Per La Mano Sinistra, Otto Klavierstücke Op. 76, Due Rapsodie Op. 79, 7 Fan (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 244 MB | 01:12:51
Classical | Label: Amadues | Release Year: 2016

Anna Vinnitskaya is among an ever-growing number of super-virtuoso pianists to have won a major competition and then followed with a string of acclaimed debut concerts and recordings. Her victory at the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels placed her in a field where finding elbow room is a daunting challenge; yet her results with critics and public alike have consistently augured continued success. Her spectacular technique and interpretive depth allow her to convincingly perform a range of repertory, from works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Rachmaninov, Medtner, and Prokofiev.