L.j.s Allen

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Magnificat (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Magnificat (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:40 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort's 2006 recording of Bach's Magnificat brings back the glory days of historically informed performances, those halcyon days in the 1980s when musicians, empowered by scholarship and energized by virtuosity, were recording the Baroque repertoire with the zeal of the newly converted. Though Pierlot and his musicians are of a younger generation, they bring a missionary fervor to the music, a program of Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243, and Missa Brevis, BWV 235, interspersed with two well-chosen organ works, the Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733, and the Präludium und Fuga, BWV 541.
Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 129:59 minutes | 1.73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Matthew Halls is one of the brightest sparks of the UK early music scene, who, as director of Retrospect Ensemble, has rapidly established himself as one of Britain's most exciting young conductors as well as a leading harpsichordist. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations', features Bach's popular masterpiece for keyboard, plus Sarabanda con Partite and Aria Variata.
Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 157:16 minutes | 2.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this double album, Pavlo Beznosiuk gives a splendid performance of Bach's renowned Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. Beznosiuk handles these demanding virtuosic compositions with surprising ease and agility. This seemingly effortless performance can possibly be attributed to how attuned Beznosiuk is with Bach through the music, an enchanting connection that is captured by this recording. The performances are full of passion and vigor. Beznosiuk's interpretation and development of the musical lines of these compositions is extremely compelling and bring out the compositional strength of one of the greatest composers to ever live.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:10:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 38316

A new recording from violinist Rachel Podger is always worth attention. And before you even get to appreciating the first-class performances - faithful realizations of Bach’s Art of Fugue skillfully arranged for strings - you notice the immediate, vibrant presence of the instruments. The sound is stunning, reminiscent of the early days of digital recording, when listeners used to marvel at how realistic the sound was. Channel Classics has been doing this forever; we just may have forgotten how special it is when it’s done right.
Richard Troeger - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, Violin Transcriptions, Fantasias (2005)

Richard Troeger - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, Violin Transcriptions, Fantasias (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:14:34 | 754 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lyrichord | Catalog: 8048

2CD set "The Art of Fugue" is the long-anticipated 4th volume in Richard Troeger's ground breaking, world premiere series of Bach performed on the clavichord, exclusively from the Lyrichord Early Music Series. This edition features the complete Art of the Fugue, along with stunning violin transcriptions, and fantasias, including the thrilling "Chromatic Fantasia" and "Fugue." The first three volumes garnered raves reviews both here and abroad.
Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)

Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4757478

Akiko Suwanai (born in 1972) is one of the brightest violinists to have emerged in the late 20th century, winning the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the youngest person to do so, in 1990. She has gone on to an impressive concert and recording career that encompasses both traditional repertoire and world premieres. Her 2006 album J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos was an instant success. Her performance is impressive: incisive, nuanced, and idiomatic. Her tone has an appealing warmth, but she remains true to the character of the music and doesn't lapse into Romantic tone quality or interpretations.

Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Ouvertures (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 30, 2017
Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Ouvertures (2016)

Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Ouvertures (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:00 | 467 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | Catalog: A 400

Like many German composers of his time, Johann Sebastian Bach also devoted himself to the French style with its characteristic dances and rhythmic ouvertures. His regular contact from an early age with French musicians and dance masters living in Germany made him very familiar and competent with the typical features of French music. Among the results of this interest are his orchestral ouvertures, of which BWV 1066, 1068 and 1069 with large scoring are presented in this recording.

Misha Maisky - J.S. Bach: 6 Cello-Suiten (1985)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 30, 2017
Misha Maisky - J.S. Bach: 6 Cello-Suiten (1985)

Misha Maisky: J.S. Bach - 6 Cello-Suiten (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:47:24 | 802 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 445 373-2

Many people have accused the Maisky interpretation of the Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites as "romanticized." I have just two words for Maisky's critics: "So What?". What truly matters is that Mischa Maisky is the most energetic and most original devotee of Bach. His version of the Bach Cello Suites is not only the best in the market today, but more importantly, demonstrates that music should be played by an artist, not for the sake of accuracy, but for the purpose of art and its resulting empathy which infuses the audience.