Bach Easter

J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 16, 2012
J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: 3.22 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 28.8 MB | 5% Recovery Record
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1561 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Eccezionale 5 Stelle Musica April 2006Hard on the heels of Volume 29 in the Bach Cantata series and their recording of the Orchestral Suites comes this new disc from Bach Collegium Japan. Genre-wise the present two works balance between oratorios and cantatas. Though their format is not far removed from that of the longer cantatas, some differences are obvious: for instance, in its earliest version the soloists in the Easter Oratorio were assigned roles (such as Mary Magdalene and Peter), while the Ascension Oratorio features an Evangelist, filling the same function as in the more monumental Passions. Both works - like the Christmas Oratorio - are, at least in part, so-called parodies: reworkings of secular occasional pieces as sacred compositions by adapting their texts.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Best Bach 100 - 6 CD Set  Music

Posted by Seedbox at Sept. 21, 2010
Johann Sebastian Bach  - Best Bach 100 - 6 CD Set

Johann Sebastian Bach - Best Bach 100 - 6 CD Set (2006)
FLAC | Log + CUE | 6 Cd | 2.31 Gb | 250 Mb Rars | 5% Recovery | Multi Host
Genre: Classical

This 6CD collection features music from one of the greatest composers of all time including: the Brandenburg Concertos, Toccata & Fugue, Suite No. 1 for cello and many many more.

Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 3, 2017
Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey, "Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy"
2016 | ISBN-10: 030021720X | 248 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 2, 2017
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.00 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

The B Minor Mass is a fine performance by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, which is subtle and well-sung. The choir, which is fairly large at 26 singers (whereas some recordings in recent years have used much smaller groups) is nevertheless of a size that allows the individual voices to stand out in the choral melange. The instrumentalists also play in perfect balance with the choir - the obbligato instruments fit perfectly with the vocal texture, and the overall sound of the orchestra is excellent.

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Bibixy at July 17, 2013
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | 28 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | MP3 192 Kbps | Covers | Tracks

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at March 30, 2011
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 27 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HotF

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Bach: Die Ouverturen (The Orchestral Suites) BWV1066-1069 (1999)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Bach: Die Ouvertüren (The Orchestral Suites) BWV1066-1069 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 013-2 | Recorded: 1978-79

Originally recorded in stereo in 1978 and 1979 and released on two separate LPs, these performances of Bach's Orchestral Suites (also known as the Overtures) with Trevor Pinnock leading his English Consort were as good as it got at the time for period instrument performances. And this 2007 single-disc re-release does not change that assessment. The Consort's strings are dry but warm – check out the Air from the Third Suite – the winds are colorful and quirky – check out the Forlane from the First Suite – the brass is controlled but cutting – check out the Ouverture from the Fourth Suite – and the timpani is vivacious but thankfully not overwhelming – check out the Réjouissance, also from the Fourth Suite. Pinnock's conducting is almost universally light and lively, and when it's not in the Second Suite, it's because the music itself is dark and dreary. Although there are dozens of great performances of the suites to choose from, if you're only going to have one recording on the shelf, it should be Pinnock's.
(James Leonard)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 15, 2017
Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)

Harmony of Nations & Laurence Cummings - Bach Triples (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:15:29 | 178 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition raumklang)

In many of his works, Bach made use of a hidden symbolism of numbers. The number “three” had a special meaning for Bach and was the basis for the triple concertos, the concertos for three solo instruments, recorded here. On the one hand, the number three had for Bach a Christian connotation; on the other hand, there were also entirely profane reasons. As an essential element of late-baroque texture, the “three” was reflected in the trio sonata, whose structure was the basis of numerous instrumental and vocal pieces. Bach probably composed the Concerto for three harpsichords especially for two of his sons (and pupils), taking the third part himself. In the Third Brandenburg Concerto, the idea of three solo instruments is carried even further in that each of the three string groups – violins, violas, and violoncellos – have three independent parts.
Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Masato Suzuki, Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: Concertos for Two Harpsichords (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:11:08 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 2051

This is an enjoyable, somehow spontaneous recording of several of Bach's works for a pair of harpsichords, with the great Japanese Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki joined by his son Masato. The high spirits of the elder Suzuki here could be chalked up to any combination of several factors. One might be freedom from the rigors of his complete Bach cantata cycle, just recently completed when this album appeared in 2014.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 03:20:39 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1721/22

Listening to this irresistibly joyful and magnificently musical set of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites, one is immediately struck by two thoughts. First, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan have been wasting their time concentrating on Bach's dour cantatas, and second, Bach himself was wasting his time writing his melancholy church music when he could have been composing infinitely more cheerful secular music. While Suzuki and his crew have turned in superlatively performed, if spectacularly severe recording of the cantatas, they sound just as virtuosic and vastly more comfortable here.