Bach 244

René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013) [Official Digital Download MCH 24/96]

René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013)
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 158:30 minutes | 6,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It has haunted René Jacobs since childhood: first as a boy soprano in Ghent, then as a countertenor, he has constantly frequented the supreme masterpiece that is the 'St Matthew Passion'. Jacobs uses the layout of the Good Friday Vesper service from Bach's time, with choirs front and back, rather than side-by-side. He also gives us extra soloists to complete the bi-choral effect. For Bach, the two halves were 28 metres apart. At that distance, coordination difficulties begin to appear between the speed of light, and the speed of sound, and we cannot determine how Bach dealt with this problem.

VA - The Reformation & J.S. Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 5, 2018
VA - The Reformation & J.S. Bach (2018)

VA - The Reformation & J.S. Bach (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 331 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 21 | Time: 72:53 min

We celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with the music of J. S. Bach. The Bachs were Lutherans for whom adherence to and sacrifice for the faith were important. The rhythm and activity of Bach s life and work was primarily determined by the liturgical year, so our selection from his works also follows this order: Advent Christmas Easter Pentecost The Feast of the Trinity.

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 12, 2017
Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:02 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 1426

Fitting her reputation for interpreting the keyboard repertoire in a big way, Hélène Grimaud presents her first recording of J.S. Bach's works with transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, and Sergei Rachmaninov, which were all intended to update the music for the modern grand piano. Because Grimaud's style is direct and robust, reminiscent of Martha Argerich, and the transcriptions are dramatically more pianistic than the originals, Bach purists should look elsewhere for more meticulous and historically informed performances of these Baroque pieces, perhaps on fortepiano or harpsichord.
Yuuko Shiokawa & András Schiff - Bach - Busoni - Beethoven (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yuuko Shiokawa & András Schiff - Bach - Busoni - Beethoven (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:07 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Yuuko Shiokawa and András Schiff are heard here in an insightful programme of sonatas for violin and piano which begins with Bach’s Sonata No.3 in E major, ends with Beethoven’s Sonata No.10 in G major, and has at its centre Busoni’s Sonata No. 2 in E minor. As on their earlier and widely-admired recording for ECM (featuring Schubert Fantasies), Shiokawa and Schiff play the music with absolute authority and deep understanding.
Karl Richter - Bach: Sacred Masterpieces (2006) (10 CD Box Set)

Karl Richter - Bach: Sacred Masterpieces (2006) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 10:44:15 min | 2,91 Gb | Scans -> 103 mb
Genre: Classical, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This box set gathers together Karl Richter's stereo recordings of Bach's choral works that were recorded between 1959-1969. Missing is his final, digital St Matt, the 1961 Mass in B Minor (the 1969 "from Japan" recording is included) and an earlier mono Christmas Oratorio (available on Teldec CDs).
Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works (10CDs) [2010]

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works (10CDs) [2010]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.71 Gb | Total time: 10:48:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697687172 | Recorded: 1969-1985

Helmuth Rilling is an excellent conductor and interpreter of Bach's sacred music. Recorded from 1969 to 1985, over a longer period of time than most other sets, there is a lot of change throughout the series. Rilling's recordings are more dense and lush than others, and his tempi are often slower than HIP recordings - no "original instruments" for Rilling. But he creates such a detailed sound-world that any fan of these works should want to hear Rilling's versions to compare with others. This said, Rilling often uses a technique that I find a bit disturbing. He'll have one instrument or group of instruments sequestered to one track, and others on the other track, giving a sound similar to that of early Beatles' stereo mixes, where vocals were on one track and instruments on the other. This is something you never hear in live performance; while one instrument may be on one side, you still hear it on the other side. This tends to make some of the movements sound as though there's no blend among the singers and musicians.
(Kirk McElhearn)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 24, 2017
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 160:28 min | 683 MB
Label: Soli Deo Gloria ‎– SDG725 | Tracks: 68 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal, Choral

A new live recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion BWV 244), recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s 2016 tour.
J. S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - AKAMUS, Jacobs (2013) (2CD) {Harmonia Mundi}

J. S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - AKAMUS, Jacobs (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png), booklet | 1444 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1034 mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi - HMC802156.58

The appetite for evolving performance practices in Bach’s St Matthew Passion appears undiminished as we have gradually shifted, over the generations, from larger to smaller ensembles and also towards a greater dramatic understanding of the implications of Bach’s ambitious ‘stereophonic’ double choir and orchestra choreography.
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:28 minutes | 2.64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new live recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion BWV 244), recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s 2016 tour.

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 1, 2017
Bach Edition - Passions [2006]

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.42 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Here, again, Brilliant Classics has licensed recordings of the passions, masses and other works. The St. Matthew and St. John passions are good recordings by the Brandenburg Consort and the King's College Choir; I find these two passions to be a bit weak, and this is a shame.