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Amati String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement for String Trio) (2004)

Amati String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement for String Trio) (2004)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:08 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Columns | Catalog: 99564

This a gorgeous version of this difficult and, in my opinion, normally elusive piece. Shemer makes the harpsichord sing, dance, laugh, cry and meditate. Having his instrument tuned to A=392 and recorded in a church certainly helps the contemplative aspect of this work, and the sound is rich and never metallic, as with many versions. If ever there was a case for throwing piano versions into the bin of history, Shemer is your best advocate.

J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at April 9, 2018
J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works

J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works by Russell Stinson
2012 | ISBN: 019991723X | English | 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010) (Repost)

Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele - De Profundis: J.S. Bach, C. Graupner (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:17 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Passacaille | Catalog: 969

This release is part of a set of Bach cantata recordings by the Belgian group Il Gardellino and director Marcel Ponseele: not an entire new Bach cantata cycle but a set of thematically oriented recordings that may also include works by other composers. "De profundis" (from the depths) offers three cantatas based on Psalm 130, which begins with the words "From the depths I cry to thee, Lord" and was translated into German in several ways.

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 24, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:12 | 463 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-2151

Masaaki Suzuki was better known as a keyboard player in the first decade or so of his career, but since about 1990 has established himself as one of the leading conductors of Baroque choral music. Suzuki was born in Kobe, Japan, on April 29, 1954. As a child he exhibited musical talent early on and by age 12 was a church organist. He later enrolled at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied composition and organ.
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 (1996)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 (1996)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 119:00 | 810 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 813

Listeners familiar with any of Masaaki Suzuki's many Bach recordings for BIS are likely to know what to expect from his recording of the Well-Tempered Klavier Book II: immaculate playing, impeccable taste, and immediate sound. Perhaps best-known internationally for his series of recordings of Bach's cantatas and other sacred works, Suzuki started his career as a superlative keyboard player, and as his performance here on the harpsichord demonstrates, he has kept his skills well-honed.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 73:17 | 192 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

While one might reasonably prefer this, that or the other recording of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations, one should still take the time to listen to this 1997 recording of the work played on the harpsichord by Masaaki Suzuki on BIS. For one thing, Suzuki is the conductor of BIS' series of Bach Cantata recordings and it is interesting to hear what he can do on his own without other musicians as intermediaries.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Fantasias & Fugues (1998)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Fantasias & Fugues (1998)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Fantasias & Fugues (1998)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:19 | 568 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1037

Following his magnificent recording of J.S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias for BIS last year, the Japanese harpsichordist/organist/conductor Masaaki Suzuki here offers more revelatory performances of some of Bach's equally well known (as well as some lesser known) masterpieces. With this collection, simply titled Fantasias & Fugues, Suzuki provides a grand overview of Bach's lifelong sporadic exploration of the Fantasia genre.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 18, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:40:55 | 1,06 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1313/4

Listeners familiar with other recordings in Masaaki Suzuki's ongoing traversal of Bach's solo keyboard works may find his performances of the Partitas somewhat of an anomaly. For instance, the sharply delineated juxtapositions of tempos that made his Fantasias and Fugues program so thrilling (type Q3840 in Search Reviews) are nowhere to be heard here. The interpretive agenda this time is much subtler and decidedly more introverted.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 18, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 140:08 | 881 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1113/4

Those who've heard Masaaki Suzuki's patient, reflective journey through Bach's Partitas will find similar traits in his recordings of the French Suites. At first the breathing spaces and tiny caesuras in the Allemandes and Sarabandes strike a precious pose. Listen again, though, and you realize that Suzuki is phrasing from a singer's perspective, undoubtedly influenced by his experience conducting the Bach Passions and Cantatas.