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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.
Gotthold Schwarz, Christophe Coin & Laurence Equilbey - J. S. Bach: Cantates (2017)

Gotthold Schwarz, Christophe Coin & Laurence Equilbey - J. S. Bach: Cantates (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:18:48 | 461 MB
Label: naïve classique

J S Bach Cantates is one of the gorgeous album by Gotthold Schwarz Christophe Coin Laurence Equilbey. The main album of Classical, it was on January 6, 2017 and contains 62 tracks of duration 2 hours, 41 minutes and 15 seconds with a gentle, gentle and pleasant sound.
Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009) (Repost)

Albert Schweitzer - J.S. Bach: The Complete American Columbia Recordings (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:37:18 | 774 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Andromeda | Catalog: ANDRCD 5123

Albert Schweitzer was a German (writing in French also) theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. As well as his important theological work (he depicted Jesus as literally believing the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime), he developed various theories on music, in particular the work of J.S. Bach. He explained figures and motifs in Bach’s Chorale Preludes as painter-like tonal and rhythmic imagery illustrating themes from the words of the hymns on which they were based.

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 17, 2017
Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)

Ottavio Dantone - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:19:13 | 565 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4763016

Dantone interpretation is easily one of the best I have heard in recent years, and I consider it among the elite harpsichord recordings of the Goldbergs in the catalogs. His interpretations feature a compelling mix of power/energy, rhythmic lift, sharply etched phrasing, poignant refrains, playful episodes, bleak terrains and totally satisfying conversations from Bach's contrapuntal musical lines. I think it is fair to say that Dantone gives us the full measure of Bach's soundworld in excellent sonics that are crisp as well as well as abundantly rich.

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 9, 2017
Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:26 min | 506 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - virtuoso organist and composer of a wealth of orchestral, chamber and vocal music - is one of the most influential composers ever to have lived, one whose works form an established part of the repertoire of every instrument for which he wrote. This collection comprises the Goldberg Variations BWV988, a composition that takes its name from a young pupil of Bach, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who was in the service of Count von Keyserlingk. The Count was a notoriously bad sleeper, and requested of Bach a series of pieces for Goldberg to play to him when he could not sleep; he then considered the work to be 'his', although it is widely referred to by the name of its performer.
Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017)

Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:08 min | 184 MB
Label: Accentus Music | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2017

It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the world with hope, optimism, and cast in light much like Miró sees the world. I find a childlike purity in him, similar to what I hear in the French Suites. There is a quote by Miró that touches me enormously and makes me think a lot whenever I play, as it reflects something that may be the most difficult aspect of musical interpretation and of art in general: 'To gain freedom is to gain simplicity' - Zhu Xiao-Mei.

Wolfgang Rubsam - J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (1995)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 9, 2017
Wolfgang Rubsam - J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (1995)

Wolfgang Rubsam - J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:06 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550960

The Inventions and Sinfonias are fairly low profile works of Bach's and, unfortunately, not often performed. However, we should know that Bach did not reserve all his best composition into his larger scale pieces but also ensured that his shortest, least grandiose, pieces were put together with the same dedication and quality. And so it is with the Inventions and Sinfonias. Invention is the term Bach used here to refer to a short Prelude-like piece with two independent voices - one from the left hand one from the right which are generally working fairly independently.

Exploring the World of J. S. Bach: A Traveler's Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at July 7, 2017
Exploring the World of J. S. Bach: A Traveler's Guide

Exploring the World of J. S. Bach: A Traveler's Guide by Robert L. Marshall, Traute M. Marshall
2016 | ISBN: 0252081765, 0252040317 | English | 280 pages | EPUB | 6 MB
Karl Suske, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-43 (1979/2014) [24/192]

Karl Suske, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-43 (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 49:17 minutes | 1.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

German violinist, born 1934 in Reichenberg/Liberec (Northern Bohemia). He's the father of Conrad Suske.
In the 1950s he became he became first concertmaster of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig and member of the Gewandhaus Quartet. From 1962 to 1977 he was first concertmaster at the Staatsoper in Berlin, before returning to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. He was also leader of the Suske Quartet founded in 1965 (later Berlin String Quartet).

Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at June 25, 2017
Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"

Gilles Cantagrel, "Les Cantates de J.-S. Bach"
Fayard | 2010 | ISBN: 2213660751 | French | EPUB | 1200 pages | 8.8 MB

Longtemps méconnues du grand public des mélomanes, les cantates de Bach connaissent de nos jours l’engouement que justifie cet incomparable trésor. Les enregistrements en intégrales se multiplient, de même que les auditions en cycles de concerts au long cours. Le contenu spirituel des cantates d’église, une langue allemande complexe ainsi que les multiples connotations de livrets volontiers vilipendés en ont freiné l’accès à des auditeurs comblés par les Passions et les oratorios. Quant aux cantates profanes, elles demeurent encore à l’écart des programmes. …