Bach: Guitar

Bach: Guitar Concertos - Xuefei Yang, Elias String Quartet (2012)

Bach: Guitar Concertos - Xuefei Yang, Elias String Quartet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 318 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Emi Classics | Catalog Number: 79018

The Beijing-born guitarist Xuefei Yang has recorded her first album of baroque music, an all-Bach programme anchored by three concertos newly arranged for guitar and string quartet. Bach Concertos is an exciting, innovative album in which she has transcribed for the guitar some of Bach’s familiar violin concertos and other works, hoping to establish these new arrangements as noteworthy repertoire for the guitar and to expand the concerto repertoire for that instrument. Xuefei complements the concertante repertoire with solo guitar arrangements of the Violin Sonata No. 1 BWV 1001, the Prelude in C Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 and the Air on a G string from the Orchestral Suite in D major BWV 1068.

Andres Segovia - Bach Guitar arrangements (1987)  Music

Posted by Andrianov at March 22, 2009
Andres Segovia - Bach Guitar arrangements (1987)

Andres Segovia - Bach Guitar arrangements (1987)
Genre: Instrumental | mp3 256 kbps | 01:04:38 | 120,4 mb

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. I (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 12, 2018
Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. I (2016)

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. I (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 269 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 18 | Time: 58:32 min

Guitarist Slava Grigoryan embarks on a major new recording series surveying the music of JS Bach, beginning with the beloved Cello Suites.
Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:23 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550274

Over the last 20 years, the Naxos label has done a great deal to obtain its reputation as one of the leading classical guitar labels. Its very first guitarist was Gerald Garcia, who was not slow to show the way forward by extending the rather limited guitar repertoire by making arrangements of pieces originally written for other instruments. This is what he has done here, too: None of the music on this disc was written for guitar, it is all arranged by Garcia himself, who plays a modern guitar and definitely not a baroque instrument.
J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 77422
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Classical Guitar

Tilman Hoppstock is one of Germany’s most famous guitar players and the work of Bach stands in his focus for a long time: His research of over 30 years culminated in the publication of two book titles and his musicological edition is considered today a standard work by nearly all guitarists who occupy themselves with Bach. In 2013 he earned the doctor’s degree for his research on Bach. The Six Suites for solo cello are nowadays performed on a wide range of instruments and Tilman Hoppstock has adapted the Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 5 for his instrument the guitar. His large knowledge of the contrapunctal technique of Bach combined with his stupendous virtuosity on the guitar resulted in a recording of great musicality and sensibility. © Christophorus
Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)

Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:05 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | Catalog: 3254

Although J.S. Bach's orchestral music has been transcribed for guitar ensemble before, notably selected Brandenburg Concertos by the De Falla Trio and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, this is the first recording of the four suites for orchestra that I have heard in a setting of this type; it is not a source of material that readily springs to mind for such treatment and certainly purists would decry such practices.

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:20 min | 403 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute was a very popular instrument in Bach’s day. The various types of lute had for centuries been influential in shaping the development of music. Certain musical terms are in fact directly derived from lute-playing technique, including the expression style brise, coined by Couperin to denote lute-like arpeggiated chords on the harpsichord. During the first half of the 18th century, Sylvius Leopold Weiss was particularly renowned and respected for his consummate mastery of the lute.

Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2 (2017)

Ismo Eskelinen - Bach-Eskelinen, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:52 min | 241 MB
Label: Alba | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

I often imagined the instructions Bach might give the performer of his music in the present day. What might he say? Describing Bach as a conductor in the 18th century, J.M. Gesner said he was full of rhythm in every part of his body. Bach himself stated his priorities in the title of his keyboard works: …above all to achieve a singing style. Knowing what a phenomenal organist and improviser Bach was, his example to us must be obvious. The music must live in the here and now- forever new. (Ismo Eskelinen) Ismo Eskelinen s career began when he was 17, spurred on by many prizes.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.