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Benjamin Alard - Bach: The Work for Organ & Harpsichord, Chapter I - 1. Jesu meine Freude (2017) [24/88]

Benjamin Alard - Bach: The Work for Organ & Harpsichord, Chapter I - 1. Jesu meine Freude (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 26:22 minutes | 431 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

We are delighted to announce that organist and harpsichordist Benjamin Alard is now recording for harmonia mundi. Following several acclaimed recordings for Alpha, Benjamin Alard will now devote himself to the complete works for organ and harpsichord of Johann Sebastian Bach. A massive undertaking, involving around 30 hours of music, which will be structured into chapters that mark the significant moments in the life of the Cantor of Leipzig: “This is indeed the first time Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete works for solo harpsichord will be performed by the same musician.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach (2001) (Repost)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Oct. 15, 2010
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach (2001) (Repost)

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach (2001)
(in collaboration with Kenneth Cooper, Pinchas Zukerman, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 297 Mb | +scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 135 MB
Classical/Strings/Orchestra | Sony | 57:50

"Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach" is one of several titles in Sony's new "Music For You" Series, easily identified by their artsy, photographic covers. The material on this CD has been available previously on CBS Masterworks. True, Ma does play music by Bach, but it is sonatas (originally intended for viola da gamba and not cello) by Bach, and the Sinfonia Concertante by Bach's youngest son, Johann Christian Bach. Not that Sony is lying and not that most people will care or feel cheated, but since this title is obviously aimed at classical novices, I just thought I'd set the record straight. In a similar vein, hopefully those that discover both Bach and Yo-Yo Ma via this disc will like what they hear, and go on to get one of Ma's two recordings of the Bach "Cello Suites" – the real yardstick for composer and performer alike. ~Amazon
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 316 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 12 | Time: 60:38 min

Frank Peter Zimmermann is widely regarded as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He has performed with all the major orchestras in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, with whom he made his debut in 1985 with Daniel Barenboim; the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he played for the first time in 1983 with Lorin Maazel in Salzburg; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of the London orchestras, as well as all the renowned American orchestras.
Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.
(Paul Driver)
Sergio Azzolini, Streicherakademie Bozen & Gerhard Egger - C.P.E. Bach: Bassoon Music (Werke für Fagott) (2011)

Sergio Azzolini, Streicherakademie Bozen & Gerhard Egger - C.P.E. Bach: Bassoon Music (Werke für Fagott) (2011)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 985 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 31 | Time: 210:23 min

The career of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) was unquestionably more illustrious than that of his father Johann Sebastian (1685-1750). Like his godfather, Georg Philipp Telemann, CPE took serious diplomas in law at the universities of Leipzig and Frankfurt before committing himself, at age 24, to the profession of music.
Maude Gratton - Bach: Leipzig Organ Works (1723-1750) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maude Gratton - Bach: Leipzig Organ Works (1723-1750) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:50 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The talented organist and harpsichordist Maude Gratton is an artist constantly seeking perfection. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, she trained with such great masters as Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord) and Louis Robilliard (organ), as well as with Olivier Baumont, Blandine Rannou, Kenneth Weiss, Michel Bouvard, Olivier Latry, and Olivier Trachier.
Pascal Dubreuil - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pascal Dubreuil - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 85:23 minutes | 1.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Goldberg Variations followed the first three parts of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Clavier-Übung. The title page presents the work as a ‘Keyboard exercise consisting of an Aria with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals…’ Forkel, in his biography of the composer, relates that these variations were composed at the request of the Count von Keyserlingk so that his harpsichordist, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, might play a few of them during the insomnias that often disturbed the Count’s nights. But no concrete element has come down to us to verify Forkel’s remarks.

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 16, 2018
Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Covers | 592 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 2:30:31 | 247 mb
Classical | Label: Heritage Records

Dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg, J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are timeless works of art - their variety of styles and instrumental combinations reveal inspiration of the highest order. Karl Richter's Brandenburg Concertos are perfectly paced, clear textured and undeniably stylish. There's a level of sophistication in this performance which few recordings are able to equal. The Munchener Bach-Orchester has a sound that is in the German tradition and thoroughly idiomatic.

Pavel Kohout - Buxtehude, Bohm, Bach (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 16, 2018
Pavel Kohout - Buxtehude, Bohm, Bach (2011)

Pavel Kohout - Buxtehude, Bohm, Bach (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:12 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orglarstvo Mocnik | Catalog: KP000022131

The organ in the church of the former Velesovo monastery, built in 2007, represents the most consistent attempt so far in Slovenia to construct a new organ that would permit an authentic performance of the organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries from Central and Northern Germany. The selection of music, recorded on this CD, has been made accordingly.
Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Motetten (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Motetten (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:30 minutes | 599 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In this exemplary recording of six Bach motets Philippe Herreweghe leads Collegium Vocale Ghent (an ensemble that includes both singers and instrumentalists) and ten soloists in performances of exceptional finesse and elegance. That's no easy task given the dense contrapuntal textures that characterizes several of the motets written for double chorus and orchestra. It takes great skill to keep the music, in a movement like the opening to "Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied," from turning into a murky undifferentiated stew of busyness, but Herreweghe keeps the sound open and varied.