Bach Chorale

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image = 3.6 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 7.5 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 312 MB | Scans PDF (600 dpi): 7.5 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Hana Blažíková, Dominik Worner, Kirchheimer BachConsort & Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Dialog-Kantaten (2017)

Hana Blažíková, Dominik Worner, Kirchheimer BachConsort & Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Dialog-Kantaten
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:50 min | 385 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Dominik Wörner, a prizewinner at the Bach International Competition in Leipzig in 2002, established the Kirchheimer BachConsort in 2008. Its members, leading musicians from the early music scene, perform as an ensemble of soloists in programs focusing on the repertoire of the eighteenth century. On this brand-new CD release Wörner leads his ensemble and the Czech soprano and harpist Hana Blažiková in interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s dialogue cantatas.

Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 12, 2017
Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach (2017)

Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:29 min | 360 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

CBS/Sony Classical has been accompanying superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma for decades on his journey through the unsurpassed works written for his instrument by Johann Sebastian Bach. The label is now pleased to announce the release of important landmarks from that journey, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach, on a single CD. Ma's first recording of Bach's six Solo Suites, which went on to win the Grammy® for "Best Classical Instrumental Performance" and is represented here by the Sarabande from the Sixth Suite, took place in 1982. In the same year, Yo-Yo Ma recorded Bach's complete sonatas for viola da gamba with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper which was hailed by Gramophone as "intelligent and expressive."
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.

Matthias Grünert - 1736: The Bach Recital (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 4, 2017
Matthias Grünert - 1736: The Bach Recital (2017)

Matthias Grünert - 1736: The Bach Recital
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 66:55 min | 154 MB
Label: Rondeau | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The cantor of the Dresden Frauenkirche, Matthias Grünert, reconstructs Bach's great organ concert in Dresden. The fact that the Dresden Frauenkirche is one of the most famous sacred edifices in the world is thanks not least to its immense importance for the history of music. At all times, it was a coveted place for outstanding musicians from all over the world, as was the case for Johann Sebastian Bach, who tried out the new Silbermann organ in a concert in 1736. Unfortunately, there are no records of the works that Bach played. When the church was destroyed during the Second World War, this impressive instrument was also lost.
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. John Passion (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:03 minutes | 1.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

JS Bach's St John Passion is an intensely personal experience, bringing to life the humanity of the passion story. Combining raw viscerality with moments of exquisite intimacy, it was written soon after Bach’s arrival as Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomasschule. Keen to impress a new congregation, Bach produced a setting of the age-old passion story which overshadowed almost every piece of liturgical music the world had previously known. Our recording aims to capture the authenticity and vivacity of the very first Good Friday performance at Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche.

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 11, 2017
Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:27 min | 356 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

This recording of organ music performed by Gayle h. Martin highlights the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. The repertoire exposes the two composers' shared musical influences and unique compositional style. Because the two composers spent the majority of their lives playing, directing, and composing church music, organ composition and performance were at the heart of both of their careers. The Praeludia (also called toccatas) of Buxtehude and the preludes and fugues of Bach belong to instrumental genres not based on a tune with text.
Tenebrae & Nigel Short - Fauré: Requiem; Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaconna (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Tenebrae & Nigel Short - Fauré: Requiem; Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaconna (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 68:03 minutes | 624 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

LSO Live is delighted to renew its relationship with the magnificent Tenebrae choir, whose previous recordings on the label have included Berlioz 'L enfance du Christ' and Handel s 'Messiah'. As part of the 2011 City of London Festival, Tenebrae joined an ensemble from the LSO at St Paul s Cathedral for a performance of the Fauré Requiem, preceded by a selection of Bach s Chorales interspersed with Partitas performed by Gordan Nikolitch, leader of the LSO. The centrepiece of the programme was Helga Thoene s remarkable arrangement of Bach s choral themes with solo violin.