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Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 9, 2017
Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 68:01 min | 676 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Midori Seiler has established a multifaceted career on the concert stage, appearing as soloist, chamber player, and concertmistress with several major orchestras. She is one of the busier violinists in Europe, not simply because her highly successful concert activity has also led her into the recording studio, but owing to her teaching duties at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and her schedule of master classes at various European locations.
Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)

Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:25:34 | 431 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ESS.A.Y. | Catalog: 1066

This two-CD set is actually part of an ambitious undertaking: ESS.A.Y Recordings recorded these sonatas in two different versions, this one featuring Ms. Tenenbaum on a modern violin and accompanied by a modern piano played by Richard Kapp; the other recording (reviewed below) features Ms. Tenenbaum playing an older violin and accompanied by a harpsichord played by Gerald Ranck.
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Haenssler | Catalog: 92138

None of these reconstructions are included in Teldec’s Bach 2000, although the better-known ‘originals’ obviously are. The real newcomer is the Sinfonia, BWV1045 (5'34'') ‘to an unknown cantata’ which – as befits a BWV number that immediately precedes the First Brandenburg Concerto – is rumbustious, festive and thematically likeable. Time and again I could sense allusions to other Bach instrumental pieces, though the soloist’s ceaseless arpeggiating is sometimes a distraction. We’re told it’s authentic (the manuscript source suggests a violin concerto in the making) but something about its harmonic language doesn’t quite ring true, though that reaction might well be due to lack of familiarity.
Viktoria Mullova, Bruno Canino - Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (1993)

Viktoria Mullova, Bruno Canino - Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log, scans) | Covers Included | 55:46 | 248 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Philips Classics | Catalog: 434 084-2

The pellucid simplicity of Bruno Canino's pianoplaying is the perfect partner for the fine silver of Viktoria Mullova's violin playing. Here it is at its most refined, even its most austere. The Adagio of the B minor Sonata contains absolutely nothing extraneous to a perception of the melody's own contours: no gloss of dynamic or movement, just a sense of totally secure accomplishment, sophisticated timbre and phrasing.
J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1060 (Kremer, Holliger) (2008)

J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1060 (Kremer, Holliger) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 42:57 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips
Keith Jarrett & Michelle Makarski – Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2013) {2CD ECM New Series}

Keith Jarrett & Michelle Makarski – Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2013) {2CD ECM New Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 444 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 223 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 ECM Records | ECM New Series | ECM 2230/31
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett has recorded Bach before, on both piano and harpsichord. His interpretations are not jazz versions of Bach but are played straight. In this case you might say relatively straight, for Bach's sonatas for violin and keyboard, BWV 1014-1019, were written for a harpsichord and are generally played that way; somehow the ear is jarred more by the piano here than in Bach's solo keyboard music (which Jarrett has also recorded). Jarrett fans will find the evidence of his characteristic style not in rhythmic inflections toward jazz but in his way of sustaining notes, which is never excessive.
Leila Schayegh - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019 (2016)

Leila Schayegh - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:34:41 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa

Two rising stars in today s firmament of Baroque music performance, Leila Schayegh and Jörg Halubek, join forces to record one of the major challenges in their joint repertory: the six Bach Violin Sonatas, BWV 1014-1019. The collection s title, 'Sei Suonate à Cembalo certato è Violino Solo', reflects the close partnership demanded of the violin and harpsichord players, with Bach moving away from the idea of continuo support for a solo instrument and constantly making new technical demands on the musicians and thereby approaching the concept of the triosonata.
John Holloway, Davitt Moroney -  Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas For Violin And Keyboard (1999) 2CD

John Holloway, Davitt Moroney - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas For Violin And Keyboard (1999) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 724 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin, Veritas x2 | # 7243 5 61650 2 1 | Time: 02:11:03

John Holloway and Davitt Moroney have set up a musically rewarding partnership in these brilliantly inventive works, furthermore adding to their programme the two lovely sonatas for violin and continuo long attributed to Bach, and justly so. In both of them they are joined by Susan Sheppard (continuo cello). For these sonatas Moroney has preferred a chamber organ to a harpsichord.
Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sei Solo - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD

Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Sei Solo' - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 812 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Phi | # LPH008 | Time: 02:25:44

Over the past 40 years Philippe Herreweghe has been working with some extraordinary soloists with whom he has had very fertile and stimulating dialogues, both musically and personally. Philippe Herreweghe: "It seems important to give these musicians the opportunity to express themselves on the label PHI in works they are particularly fond of." This is the case of the present recording. Christine Busch, leader of the orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent, recorded the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach - a work she admires, and she has been playing since her childhood. Philippe Herreweghe: "Christine Busch inspires by her technical perfection, her strength, her humility, her sense for poetry, as well as by her qualities needed to serve the greatest of all composer".
Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 726 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1926/27, 476 7291 | Time: 02:11:18

Gidon Kremer has again recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach and while his facility and technical grace are intact, in this recording he appears to have been deeply influenced by his time with the moderns (Adams, Pärt, Schnittke, Piazzola, Glass, et al). For this listener it seems that studying and performing these contemporary composers' manipulation of sound and instrumental scope has enriched Kremer's thought about the perfection of Bach. Not everyone will agree with Kremer's approach to these works on this new recording, but for those who know Bach's solo violin pieces there are pleasures in store. Remaining technically suave and with a luxuriant tone, Kremer seems to be communicating with the psychological Bach, offering different tempi and more soulful approaches than those of his colleagues. The results are mesmerizing. Highly recommended.