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Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 21, 2018
Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)

Anna Göckel - J.S. Bach: Sei Solo (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 780 MB
Label: NoMadMusic | Tracks: 32 | Time: 146:36 min

Some say that you have to reach a great maturity before daring to attack it. For her first solo album, Anna Göckel assumes with great temperament her choice to record one of the founding texts of the violin repertoire: Sonatas and Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach.
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}
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© 2018 Parlophone Records / Warner Music | 0190295719371
Classical / Baroque / Piano

The young pianist who blew everyone away at the GRAMMYs recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations as label debut. The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places,” he has chosen Bach’s sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. “Classical music is never going away,” he says, “We live in very modern world, and it’s our job to live in the moment, but it’s also our job to respect and preserve tradition.”
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}
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© 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

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
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© 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}
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© 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).