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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. …
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 (2015) [24/96]

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 105:33 minutes | 3.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.
Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 105:21 minutes | 3.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sometimes you come across a performance that may not be exactly to your taste, but is nonetheless so persuasive of its type that it disarms criticism. This is one. It's not quite a "one to a part" interpretation of the work, but with 10 choristers and eight strings, it is intimate, and that always risks minimizing the majesty that Bach built into the Sanctus, the eight-part Osanna, and the choruses with trumpets and drums.

Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at June 17, 2017
Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"

Gilles Cantagrel, "J.-S. Bach : Passions, messes, motets"
Fayard | 2011 | ISBN: 2213663025 | French | EPUB | 432 pages | 5.1 MB

Après le volumineux ouvrage consacré par Gilles Cantagrel aux cantates de J. S. Bach, celui-ci traite d’un ensemble d’oeuvres non moins capitales dans le répertoire de la musique occidentale : les deux Passions (selon saint Jean et selon saint Matthieu), les messes (et en particulier la Messe en si mineur), les motets. …
Hana Blažíková, Dominik Worner, Kirchheimer BachConsort & Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Dialog-Kantaten (2017)

Hana Blažíková, Dominik Worner, Kirchheimer BachConsort & Alfredo Bernardini - J.S. Bach: Dialog-Kantaten
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:50 min | 385 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Dominik Wörner, a prizewinner at the Bach International Competition in Leipzig in 2002, established the Kirchheimer BachConsort in 2008. Its members, leading musicians from the early music scene, perform as an ensemble of soloists in programs focusing on the repertoire of the eighteenth century. On this brand-new CD release Wörner leads his ensemble and the Czech soprano and harpist Hana Blažiková in interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s dialogue cantatas.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 442 556-2 | Time: 02:09:01

There are many apocryphal stories in the classical-music world, but the one in which Frederick the Great challenged Bach to improvise a six-part fugue on a theme of the king's own invention is true, and The Musical Offering was, after a period of further reflection, the result. As with all the works of Bach's later years, the work is both great art and a "teaching piece," which shows everything that he thought could be done with the king's theme. The Trio Sonata based on the theme is the only major piece of chamber music from Bach's last decades in Leipzig, and that makes the work and essential cornerstone of any Bach collection. This performance, led by Neville Marriner, is both polished and lively, and very well recorded. At a "twofer" price, coupled with The Art of Fugue, it's the preferred version of the work on modern instruments.
Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort & Christopher Monks - J. S. Bach: The Complete Solo Soprano Cantatas, Vol. 1
Classical, Baroque, Cantata, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:10 min | 330 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Soprano Gillian Keith joins the acclaimed Baroque ensemble Armonico Consort under Christopher Monks for the first release in a three disc series featuring the solo cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach s cantatas hold a special place amongst performers and devotees of his music. Whether sacred or secular, these works provide incredible variety for listeners and players alike.
Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler) (2017)

Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler)
Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 94:49 min | 516 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Hans-Eberhard Dentler, a graduate medical physician but also an outstanding cellist and pupil of the renowned Pierre Fournier and founder of a Bach Society in Italy, has occupied himself with this opus over the course of many years. Because he finally wanted to realize Bach's score in a manner true to its spirit and sound, he found a concept for his ensemble „L’Arte della Fuga“ that unifies its more profound scholarly background with practical musical and artistic aspects.
Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:51 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.
Hilary Hahn - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos (2003) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Hilary Hahn - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 54:34 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hilary Hahn is certainly one of the best young violinists before the public. Now 23 years old, she has abundantly fulfilled her early promise as a radiantly talented as well as singularly earnest prodigy, and grown into a brilliant violinist and a communicative, arresting performer. On this recording, which features Bach's Violin Concertos in A minor, BWV 1041 and E major, BWV 1042, as well as the Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 and the Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV 1060, her flawless technique and strikingly beautiful, intensely focussed tone are on full display.