J. S. Gordon

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 16, 2018
Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)

Harry Newstone - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Covers | 592 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 2:30:31 | 247 mb
Classical | Label: Heritage Records

Dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg, J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are timeless works of art - their variety of styles and instrumental combinations reveal inspiration of the highest order. Karl Richter's Brandenburg Concertos are perfectly paced, clear textured and undeniably stylish. There's a level of sophistication in this performance which few recordings are able to equal. The Munchener Bach-Orchester has a sound that is in the German tradition and thoroughly idiomatic.
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.

Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations (Ideas in Context) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Jan. 12, 2018
Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations (Ideas in Context) (Repost)

Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations (Ideas in Context) By Georgios Varouxakis
2013 | 278 Pages | ISBN: 1107039142 | PDF | 3 MB
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 546 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 25 | Time: 87:25 min

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:25 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.
J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Six Suites for Solo Violoncello transcribed for Harpsichord, Winsome Evans (2016) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 1.44 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 503 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ABC Classics / Winsome Evans | 481 2901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Harpsichord

Leading early music expert Winsome Evans presents the final chapter in her ground-breaking project to transcribe and record Bach’s solo instrumental works for the harpsichord, with the Six Cello Suites and Partita for Solo Flute. Evans’ project, some 30 years in the making, is based on evidence that Bach himself played his solo instrumental works on the keyboard – including the statement of a former student that Bach often played the solo violin and cello works ‘on the clavier, adding as much in the nature of harmony as he found necessary’. The harmonies added by Evans to the solo works are inspired by methods from Bach’s own time.
J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 765 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 323 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Warner Classics / Nina Kotova
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Cello

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum. Her reading is one of those in the line coming down from Pablo Casals, with a high degree of expressiveness generated through variations in tempo and articulation. Hear any of the concluding gigues, which come off like late Romantic witches' dances, for an example, or the increasingly unexpected relationships among the Gavotte sections in the Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (CD 2, track 17).
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan (2018)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 406 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 25 | Time: 80:41 min

Most of Johannes Sebastian Bachs secular cantatas were written for specific political, academic or private festive occasions. In the case of Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201, however, it may well be that Bach composed it for his own sake: the message conveyed in the work can be interpreted as a defence of Bachs own artistry and musical attitudes against the trend of the time towards easier fare. Subtitling the cantata dramma per musica, Bach sets an episode from Greek mythology in which Phoebus (Apollo) and Pan enter into a musical contest.
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 68 | Time: 109:40 min

This will play on conventional CD players A landmark recording of J.S. Bach s St John Passion, sung in English the first for over forty-five years. With communicative zeal, beautiful articulation, and focused energy, the 100 voices of CEFC lend precision and power to the performance alongside the instruments of the Bach Camerata, one of the finest UK baroque orchestras, all under the inspired direction of David Temple. They are joined by a superb array of soloists including Robert Murray, Ashley Riches and Sophie Bevan.

Thomas Demenga - J.S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 2, 2018
Thomas Demenga - J.S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (2017)

Thomas Demenga - J.S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 533 MB
Label: ECM New Series | Tracks: 36 | Time: 128:39 min

Swiss cellist Thomas Demenga returns to Bach's suites. "To me, Bach is the greatest musical genius who has ever lived. His music is pure, sublime. It possesses something divine and each musician has a lifetime in which to discover new ways of interpreting it." Demenga previously recorded the cello suites for ECM between 1986 and 2002, juxtaposing them with contemporary composition in albums that count as milestones in the early history of the New Series.