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Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 64:04+65:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62592 2 | Recorded: 1969

J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion, or St. John Passion, BWV 245 – one of just two surviving Bach Passion works out of an original four or five – is, simply put, a headache for editors and performers wishing to recreate the authentic, stamped-and-approved original work. There is no such beast: the work was performed at least four times during Bach's lifetime, and for each new presentation he overhauled the music, adding numbers, deleting numbers, changing numbers, so that today we really have four different St. John Passions through which to pick and choose our way. Happily enough, however, Bach misses the mark in not a single one of those numbers, and the director can hardly go wrong selecting from such a wealth of fine material. The St. John Passion was first heard on April 7, 1724 (Good Friday), and then reproduced for Leipzig churchgoers in 1725, sometime in the early 1730s (perhaps 1732), and then again in 1749. Perhaps in part because of its sometimes bewildering compositional history and the fact that its texts were not really conceived as a single entity (Bach seems to have arranged the texts himself from a number of disparate sources, and sometimes his efforts – which seem to have been hasty ones – are not altogether graceful), the St. John Passion has never been a sweepingly popular work like the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. But it is a monumental work that must have made quite an impression indeed at its first performance, early on in Bach's tenure as Cantor of Leipzig.
Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:21 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this album. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests.

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 24, 2017
Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:21 min | 396 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this CD. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests. Even though Bach probably played the harpsichord on this occasion, Johannes Pramsohler and Jadran Duncumb attempt a reconstruction of the encounter; besides the magnificent Suite in A Major, BWV 1025 – a joint work of both composers – the programme includes solo works for lute and the famous Partita in D Minor. Bach's private secretary wrote at the time: “Something extra special is happening here.”
Natasa Veljkovic, Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau & Johannes Moesus - Beecke: Piano Concertos (2016)

Natasa Veljkovic, Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau & Johannes Moesus - Beecke: Piano Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:21 min | 358 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Today nothing remains of Ignaz von Beecke’s former renown as a pianist and composer. The early music lexicographers Gerber and Lipowsky were among those who celebrated his renown, but his many works have all been forgotten. And yet he created music of great originality very much absolutely worth getting to know. The present CD featuring his piano concertos is a pioneering effort representing one of the first commercial releases with works by this composer.
La Suave Melodia - Johannes Schenck: Il Giardino Armonico, 12 Trio Sonatas Opus III (2007) (Repost)

La Suave Melodia - Johannes Schenck: Il Giardino Armonico, 12 Trio Sonatas Opus III (2007)
EAC | WavPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:56 | 447 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Et'cetera | Catalog: KTC 1356

Dutch-born composer Johannes Schenck is another in a long line of Baroque composers whose works are only now being discovered and given their first modern performances. Thanks to the intrepid investigative work of harpsichordist Pieter Dirksen – a member of the ensemble La Suave Melodia heard here – a set of 12 trio sonatas of Schenck's Opus 3 that were thought to be lost have been unearthed.

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:20 min | 403 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute was a very popular instrument in Bach’s day. The various types of lute had for centuries been influential in shaping the development of music. Certain musical terms are in fact directly derived from lute-playing technique, including the expression style brise, coined by Couperin to denote lute-like arpeggiated chords on the harpsichord. During the first half of the 18th century, Sylvius Leopold Weiss was particularly renowned and respected for his consummate mastery of the lute.
Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: The Four Symphonies (2CD) (1999)

Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: The Four Symphonies (2CD) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 378.61 Mb (CD1) + 359.35 (CD2) + 73.16 Mb (Scans) | 2:35:14
Orchestral | Label: RCA Red Seal ‎– 74321 55838 2

One of the blessings of recorded sound is that it gives today‘s audiences opportunities to hear great masters of the past. And Arturo Toscanini surely was a master — perhaps the most towering Maestro of the 20th century. Since the Toscanini Collection was first released on compact disc approximately a decade ago, major innovations have occured in sound restoration. Although the recordings in that collection were issued utilizing the best techniques of the time, it is now possible to go back to the original sources and make more musical and accurate remasterings. The recordings in this new series were made using 20-bit recording technology, UV22 Super CD Encoding, Cello and Studer tape systems and were processed from the original analog source tape masters at the BMG/RCA Studios in New York. The improvement in sound clearly justifies a new release of these unique interpretations.

Johannes Luley - Tales From Sheepfather's Grove (2013)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 24, 2016
Johannes Luley - Tales From Sheepfather's Grove (2013)

Johannes Luley - Tales From Sheepfather's Grove (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: My Sonic Temple (MST 1302)

US composer and musician Johannes Luley is probably best known as the driving force of US band Moth Vellum. Five years after the release of Moth Vellum's highly acclaimed debut, Johannes is unleashing a solo album of stunning beauty and complexity. "Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" is an epic work that is bound to take the prog community by storm. Johannes replaced the drum kit with a vast array of hand percussion instruments, giving the album a very primeval feel. These tribal grooves represent the foundation for a dense, cinematic sound scape comprised of acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, moog synth and lush vocal arrangements. The occasional electric guitar is the icing on the cake. "Tales From Sheepfather's Grove" features elements of progressive rock, classical, ambient, world and folk, all combined into a unique sound…
Johannes Debus, Wiener Symphoniker - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Johannes Debus, Wiener Symphoniker - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 4089 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,42 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Bregenzs Tales of Hoffmann is different from everything you saw before. The New York Times praised the thoughtfulness and creativity of Stefan Herheims new production, devised by the director as a search for ones own self in a sparkling drag show. A shining-toned (NYT) Hoffmann is embodied by tenor Daniel Johansson in the title role. He is supported by a fantastic cast: Rachel Frenkel is positively ideal as Muse and Niklausse (Kurier), Kerstin Avemo as Olympia is endowed with brilliant, cheekily extemporized coloraturas (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Michael Volle sings the parts of Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle and Dappertutto, the works four villains, with warmth and intensity (NYT) and Mandy Fredrich is a finelyphrased Antonia (Kurier).
Johannes Goritzki, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR - Georges Onslow: Symphonies No.2 & 4 (2002)

Johannes Goritzki, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR - Georges Onslow: Symphonies No.2 & 4 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 65:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 738-2 | Recorded: 1999

The symphonies of Georges Onslow (1784-1853), rather than following the path blazed by countryman Hector Berlioz, instead adopt the German romantic style epitomized by Schumann and Mendelssohn. For example, the high-spirited Symphony No. 2, a smart and finely crafted work continuously self-propelled by busy string writing, presents a very Schumannesque profile (explicitly so in the scherzo), while the orchestration, with its bucolic woodwind writing, owes much to Mendelssohn. Symphony No. 4 immediately announces its weightier countenance with a powerfully portentous introduction reminiscent of Schubert. Onslow enlivens both the first movement and finale with skillful pacing and an unerring sense of dramatic timing, but it's the spiritually elevated adagio–the emotional center of the work–that remains most in the memory.