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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.
Johann Sebastian Bach- Julius Berger - Sechs Suiten für Violoncello Solo (1997, Wergo # WER 4041-2)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Julius Berger - Sechs Suiten für Violoncello Solo (Six Cello Suites) BWV 1007-1012
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 544 MB | Artwork: 22 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Wergo # WER 4041-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Cello

"…Berger himself speaks of a joy inspired by the most radiant peak of tonal art, and anyone listening will happily concur. It is indeed a wonderful set, more free-spirited than its predecessor (though I will want to retain both) and, for me, more compelling than most modern rivals, excepting Janos Starker (his forth recording) and Anner Bylsma (his second). I urge you to hear it." ~Grammophone
Hopkinson Smith - Bach: Suites Nos. 1, 2, 3 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Hopkinson Smith - Bach: Suites Nos. 1, 2, 3 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:55 minutes | 578 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: Classicalshop.net | Digital booklet

One of today’s 'popes' of early and baroque lute playing, Hopkinson Smith returns to the magic masterpieces of Bach and records the renowned Suites BWV 1007, 1008 and 1009, transcribed by himself for the German theorbo…

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas (Koopman) [REPOST]  Music

Posted by Bibixy at March 18, 2013
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas (Koopman) [REPOST]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas (Koopman)
67 CD | Elektra / Wea / Erato | 67 ZIP (6.43Gb) | booklets, covers
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | 1995-2006

"Koopman's directing vitality keeps the music spontaneously alive, with no sense of over-refinement or scholarly rectitude; the recording is first class, and the documentation could hardly be more informative. In short, this is a more enjoyable and rewarding seriesthat will give much satisfaction" - Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2008

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 14, 2017
Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)

Quinta Essentia - Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:41 | 193 MB
Label: Ars Produktion

The recorder quartet quintaessentia is the leading ensemble of its kind in Brazil. This label debut for the ensemble gives extraordinary audibility to Bach’s brilliant counterpoint.

Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 5, 2017
Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)

Balint Karosi - Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:20:50 | 196 MB
Label: Hungaroton

Bálint Karosi is a Hungarian organist and composer, especially noted for his expertise in period-style improvisation. He was educated at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and Oberlin Conservatory in the United States, and he earned his master's and doctoral degrees at Yale School of Music. His career has taken him across Europe and the United States, and he has performed at major festivals, such as the International Bach Festival in Leipzig, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Magadino International Organ Festival in Switzerland. He has played many historic instruments, including J.S. Bach's organ at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the organ played by Dietrich Buxtehude at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, and Gottfried Silbermann's organ at Freiburg Cathedral. As a composer, Karosi has written music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choir, voice, and organ, and received commissions for works from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Hungarian State Opera, and the National Concert Hall in Budapest. Karosi has also taught organ and organ improvisation at Boston University, Oberlin, and Yale.
Alessandra Artifoni - Bach: The English Suites, BWV 806-811 (2017)

Alessandra Artifoni - Bach: The English Suites, BWV 806-811 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:31 | 318 MB
Label: Dynamic

The English Suites is the title traditionally given to J.S. Bach’s splendid collection of dances, assembled by tonality and preceded by a Prelude, probably dating from the second decade of the 18th century, perhaps before 1717. The German musicologist Johann Nikolaus Forkel states that the suites were composed for an English nobleman, but adds nothing more. Recently, scholars have made various suggestions, with some thinking that the word English would refer not so much to their style as to the notation technique used by the composer, which he had defined as Préludes avec les suites. The English Suites BWV 806-811 have always been considered a worthy counterpart to the French Suites BWV 812-817. Alessandra Artifoni, who recorded the latter for Dynamic two years ago (CDS 757) now presents these counterparts on an instrument built by Tony Chinnery after Mietke (Berlin, 1702), and using Neidhardt temperament.
Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017) [24/96]

Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - Bach: Cantatas, BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:09 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Handel wrote little for his native tongue, but what he did demonstrates a particular level of contemplative piety while still employing the familiar techniques of Italian opera. Praise for the beauty of nature and eternal life are the subjects of the sacred poems by his contemporary Barthold Heinrich Brockes which Handel set to music in his 'Nine German Arias'. Each aria celebrates an aspect of nature, from the beauty of a flaming rose to the sweetness of silence, with extraordinary tenderness and sincerity.
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017)

Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:08 min | 184 MB
Label: Accentus Music | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2017

It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the world with hope, optimism, and cast in light much like Miró sees the world. I find a childlike purity in him, similar to what I hear in the French Suites. There is a quote by Miró that touches me enormously and makes me think a lot whenever I play, as it reflects something that may be the most difficult aspect of musical interpretation and of art in general: 'To gain freedom is to gain simplicity' - Zhu Xiao-Mei.