Bach Williams

The Essential Collection, John Williams  

Posted by Giang Falla at Oct. 31, 2007
The Essential Collection, John Williams

The Essential Collection, John Williams
Genre: Classical | Format: FLAC | 2 CD | Size: 296 + 315 Mb | Mediafire

This CD is really a compilation of the 3 “experimental” albums John Williams did before his venture with the Prog Rock group Sky. So if you are a classical purist then you might not like this CD. Otherwise, it’s a rare combination of songs from “Changes”, “The Height Below”, and “Travelling” - the 3 albums that eventually led to Sky. Also, a few songs from his work with Cleo Laine are thrown in. The overall style of this CD is like a soundtrack (such as the music from “The Deer Hunter”). But it still features great guitar work as well (several from Bach). Williams’ playing is clean and crisp - whether he is playing a straight classical piece or doing an accompanyment. You will see he is accomplished in both roles with this CD. Classical purists might consider this “light weight” but the rest of us call it accessable and interesting.

See Siang Wong - The Bach Sons: Piano Concertos & Solo Pieces (2014)

See Siang Wong - The Bach Sons: Piano Concertos & Solo Pieces
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 144:49 min | 522 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2014

I bought this 2-CD set having hear the WF Bach keyboard concerto on Swiss Classic Radio. The first thing to say is this: If you're an Original Instrument Purist, don't buy this set. However, if you've been itching to hear the Bach sons' keyboard concertos, *finally* played on a modern piano, then this is the set to buy. Don't hesitate. These is the kind of recording that will go out of print before long. Buy them now.
Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 331 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, #: 252 | 2016 | 01:09:57

It is impossible to overstate the profundity with which Bach has probed the secret inner recesses of the human heart – quite the opposite from the ‘divine sewing machine’ that Colette saw in his work. He was really an opera composer, showing great psychological penetration, not only spiritually but in basic human terms, from the tenderness of love to the terror felt when confronting death. Separated from any liturgical or musicological context, this programme aims to stress Bach’s genius for expressing human passions in all their diversity. –GILLES CANTAGREL
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.
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:17 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”
Colin Tilney - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 & 2 (1990) 4CDs

Colin Tilney - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperirte Clavier (1990) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 05:04:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66351/4

In his recording of Bach's 48 Colin Tilney, unlike his fellow competitors in the same repertory, plays both a clavichord (Book 1) and a harpsichord (Book 2). Why not? Bach's title for the first book of 24 preludes and fugues, The Well-tempered Clavier leaves both this issue and that of tuning wide open. The clavichord was a favourite instrument of Bach's, so was the harpsichord and the organ; indeed, I am sorry that Tilney does not include a chamber organ since some of the pieces, the E major Prelude and Fugue (Book 2), for instance, seem well-suited to it. Tilney's performance of the 48 differs again from almost if not all others in the sequence which he adopts in playing the preludes and fugues. But an apparently random approach is in fact nothing of the kind, but one that is directly linked with tuning. We know that Bach himself was a master in matters of tuning as he was in all other aspects of his craft. What we do not know is the exact nature of his tuning.

Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 17, 2016
Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]

Andy Williams ‎- Christmas Present (1974) [1990, Reissue]
Pop, Vocal, Traditional | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 30:36 Min | 331,06 Mb
Label: CBS Records (EU) | Released: 1990 (1974-10-11)

"Christmas Present" is a Christmas album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in late 1974 by Columbia Records. A brief blurb in Billboard magazine's Inside Track column in that year's November 23 issue revealed the album's television tie-in: "'Christmas Present' is title of Andy Williams' 11th Yule show, airing on NBC-TV Dec. 11".
Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic, Guitar | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 55123 2 1 | Time: 01:09:56

Julian Bream is, without a doubt, one of the premiere classical guitarists of the modern recording era. Comparisons between great guitarists is often unfair and misleading as they each have their own styles - and each musician and his/her style tends to be particularly well suited to certain types of music. For example, Andres Segovia's style, cultivated by self-teaching throughout his now ended life, concentrated on flowing legatto smoothness and flowing melodies. Bream's, on the other hand, while equally masterful, is better characterized as emphasizing the precision and crispness of each and every individual note. What better composer to focus on to show this particular proclivity that J. S. Bach, whose work, having been written largely for the keyboards (harpsichord) but also for the lute and triple harp, tends to emphasize the kinds of music Bream excels at. Stacatto phrasings, each written to be played with crystalline exactness, are the types of pieces wherein Bream's magnificence is conspicuous and best showcased. Thus, the special relevance of this particular compilation of some of his best Bach work on this CD.

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 3, 2015
Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)

Mein Name ist Bach / My Name Is Bach (2003)
German or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1668 Kbps | 640x352 | 25.000 fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:34:52 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Biography, Drama

Brilliant composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach completes the long journey from his home in Leipzig to Potsdam.

Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Cambridge Music Handbooks)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by happy4all at April 2, 2015
Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Cambridge Music Handbooks) By Peter Williams
2001 | 120 Pages | ISBN: 0521001935 , 0521807352 | PDF | 1 MB