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 - 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.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - J.S. Bach: St John Passion (2013) (Repost)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - J.S. Bach: St John Passion (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 118:10 | 559 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67901/2

Performances of Bach's St. John Passion, BWV 245, with these forces or close to them have become an annual Eastertime tradition in London, and this recording is guaranteed an appreciative audience. Certain details relate specifically to this tradition: several chorales are sung unaccompanied, but an accompanied version is included at the end for those who reject the dramatization.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas (2017)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas
Classical, Cantata, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:16 min | 346 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Besides the fact that they both celebrate Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, there is a close connection between the two works included on the eighth volume of Bach’s secular cantatas. On 2nd October 1734, the King and his family made a surprise visit to Leipzig, and in all haste a festive event was planned for three days later, in celebration of the anniversary of Augustus’s ascension to the Polish throne. Bach was asked to provide the musical entertainment, and consequently had to put aside the work he was busy composing… namely BWV 206 Schleicht, spielende Wellen, intended for a celebration of the King’s birthday on 7th October!
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".

John Williams - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2CD) 2007  Music

Posted by toma80 at March 28, 2016
John Williams - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2CD) 2007

John Williams - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2CD) 2007
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 41 | 03:48:36 | 376 Mb
Genre: Classical, Solo Instrumental | Label: Sony Music Classical

During his career John Williams has not only explored the basic classical literature for guitar, he has also expanded it by inspiring, commissioning and arranging music from different cultures and in different styles, thereby transform the instrument's repertoire. To celebrate this outstanding and ongoing recording career Sony Classical has released a 2 CD retrospective entitled John Williams: The Ultimate Guitar Collection.
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.

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