Bach 244

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)

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 23, 2017
Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Lisa Batiashvili - Bach (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Lisa Batiashvili presents a fine selection in chamber and orchestral music of popular, but also newly recorded Bach pieces.
Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 64:04+65:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62592 2 | Recorded: 1969

J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion, or St. John Passion, BWV 245 – one of just two surviving Bach Passion works out of an original four or five – is, simply put, a headache for editors and performers wishing to recreate the authentic, stamped-and-approved original work. There is no such beast: the work was performed at least four times during Bach's lifetime, and for each new presentation he overhauled the music, adding numbers, deleting numbers, changing numbers, so that today we really have four different St. John Passions through which to pick and choose our way. Happily enough, however, Bach misses the mark in not a single one of those numbers, and the director can hardly go wrong selecting from such a wealth of fine material. The St. John Passion was first heard on April 7, 1724 (Good Friday), and then reproduced for Leipzig churchgoers in 1725, sometime in the early 1730s (perhaps 1732), and then again in 1749. Perhaps in part because of its sometimes bewildering compositional history and the fact that its texts were not really conceived as a single entity (Bach seems to have arranged the texts himself from a number of disparate sources, and sometimes his efforts – which seem to have been hasty ones – are not altogether graceful), the St. John Passion has never been a sweepingly popular work like the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. But it is a monumental work that must have made quite an impression indeed at its first performance, early on in Bach's tenure as Cantor of Leipzig.
Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:22 minutes |614 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The melancholy genius of Bach, as told by the voice and violin of Dmitry Sinkovsky.
Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black (2017)

Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:22 min | 326 MB
Label: naïve classique | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The melancholy genius of Bach, as told by the voice and violin of Dmitry Sinkovsky.

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.