Bach Williams

The Essential Collection, John Williams  Music

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.

John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 27, 2018
John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)

John Williams - John Williams Plays Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 862 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 492 Mb | 03:34:52
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The Australian guitarist John Williams has long been universally recognized as a true master , to quote the Guardian. The centrepiece of Sony s new reissue of his Bach recordings is formed by the Suites for solo lute. Also contained on these 4 CDs are Williams s inspired transcriptions of the E major Violin Concerto (with the English Chamber Orchestra), preludes and fugues, chorales and movements from various suites. John Williams is a superb technician, wrote MusicWeb International, and justifiably deserves the accolades heaped on him during his long career. His rendition of these works is most authoritative and executed with admirable fluidity.
John Williams - The Guitarist (Complete Columbia Album Collection): Box Set 59CDs (2016)

John Williams - The Guitarist (Complete Columbia Album Collection): Box Set 59CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,08 Gb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2016

The new box contains no fewer than three different Williams recordings of that most popular of all guitar works, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – from 1964 with the Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, from 1974 with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra, and from 1983 with Frémaux and the Philharmonia Orchestra – plus a performance of its much-loved Adagio in Williams’s celebrated 1993 “Seville Concert”.
Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)

Vaughan Williams: The First Nowell; Bach: Cantata 63; Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel Hoch (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 50

This disc is a far cry from the typical fare we’ve come to expect on the shelves around the Christmas season. The inclusion of Bach’s sublime Cantata 63 and Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch give the disc a year round appeal. Vaughan Williams’ joyful The First Nowell is a veritable feast of well loved carols and the London Philharmonic Choir together with soloists Lisa Milne and Christopher Maltman exude Christmas cheer.

Hannes Minnaar - Bach: Inspirations (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 30, 2018
Hannes Minnaar - Bach: Inspirations (2014)

Hannes Minnaar - Bach: Inspirations (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:15:26 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cobra Records

Nothing new about this concept; music inspired by, or transcriptions of, the music of Bach. But surely this never gets tired. The young Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar has collected many of the “usual suspects” as well as some charming rarities. In the former category there are the great Liszt works, including an essentially literal transcription for piano of a prelude and fugue originally for organ, and his masterful melding of the Baroque and the high Romantic in his grandiose tribute to the Master by using German notation to make a melody of the letters of his name…

Bach Inspirations - Hannes Minnaar (2014)  Music

Posted by Aregak at May 29, 2018
Bach Inspirations - Hannes Minnaar (2014)

Bach Inspirations - Hannes Minnaar (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks, cover, logs) | 01:15:26 | 211.88 MB
Classical | Cobra Records

Since the pianist Hannes Minnaar got the third prize awarded to him in 2010 during the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, his star - nationally and internationally - is rising. In 2010 his first CD appeared. In 2013 - the year he made ​​his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - his second CD appeared: Bach Inspirations…
Henryk Szeryng - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas For Violin (1968) 2CD, Remastered Reissue 1996

Henryk Szeryng - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas For Violin (1968/1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 004-2 | Time: 02:09:51

Henryk Szeryng was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, fully equal — or superior — both technically and artistically to other more famous violinists. His performances of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas are particularly outstanding. One of the most acclaimed performances of the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24774 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3794 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 7,32 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

As before with the St. Matthew Passion, star director Peter Sellars succeeded in creating a staging which made the spiritual and dramatic content of the Passion story even more intensive. The New York Times also praised the “brilliant and energetic” playing of the orchestra, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the “haunting, almost unsurpassable singing of all those involved.”
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 21939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4608 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 7,51 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | EuroArts

In November 2004 a new name caused listeners to prick up their ears on the international orchestral scene: under Claudio Abbado’s artistic guidance the Orchestra Mozart came into being. It combines both young instrumentalists on the threshold of a first-rate career as well as eminent chamber musicians such as Danusha Waskiewicz, Alois Posch, Jacques Zoon, Michaela Petri, Ottavio Dantone, Mario Brunello, Alessio Allegrini, Jonathan Williams and Reinhold Friedrich. As with his famous Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Abbado hand-picked an ensemble to his liking, this time one of early- and Baroque-music specialists, all masters in their field.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 73:04 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2001 | Recorded: 2013

The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures. The parallel with opera is apparent, although the ‘drammi per musica’ do without any scenic element. Bach primarily used the form in works intended for princely tributes or academic festivities: educated audiences could be expected to recognize the characters and literary traditions involved. Both cantatas recorded here are ‘academic’ cantatas, composed in honour of eminent members of the faculty at the University of Leipzig.