Philippe Herreweghe Bach

Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)

Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 805 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908372.74 | 03:15:20

Philippe Herreweghe is widely considered to be one of the foremost Bach interpreters of our time. This four deluxe CD-Book collection is part of the Philippe herreweghe Bach Edition, and features key works from the Bach canon. Each set in the series is available at a very special low price and features packaging and liner-notes on a par with the best that harmonia mundi offers. These sets are a rare bargain and a must-have for collectors…
Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]

Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Harmonia Mundi | Covers
HMX 2901620 | Covers | Scans | TT: 53’57 | 280.7 MB

Mozart's Requeim is another masterpiece where he unleashes his overwhelming genius, which even his jealous contemporaries could not not find words for other than "divine". At the same time, it is also a subject of great controversy as to how the unfinished portions should have been completed (serious listeners should try to learn more about how Sussmayr completed the work and how his work is criticized). Whatever the case, this is unquestionably one of the greatest works of art ever created by man….
Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 1.45 GB
Label: Pentatone | TT: 5h 36'49

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe returns to the helm of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic for another set of Beethoven symphonies on the PentaTone label, this time the First and Third. Again presented as a multi-channel SACD hybrid disc, PentaTone's sound is clean and detailed without too much digital sterility. Unlike the album that included the Fifth Symphony and was fraught with many rhythmic peculiarities, Herreweghe's reading of the First and Third symphonies seems diligently respectful to every nuance of the score.

Bach - Johannes-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (2001)  

Posted by Ebisu at Sept. 22, 2013
Bach - Johannes-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (2001)

Bach - Johannes-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (2001)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 549 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog N.: HMC 901748.49 | TT: 110:51

The first thing to note is that this is the 1725 revision of Bach's St. John Passion, not the original 1724 version that is usually performed. This will become immediately apparent to those familiar with the score, as the opening chorus is entirely different in the later revision. Bach substitutes a few of the arias, too, and commentators seem in agreement that this later edition is in fact more incisively dramatic. Philippe Herreweghe has already made a superb recording of the original version, but here the conductor assembles an even finer group of singers for this newer account. Mark Padmore is a marvelously expressive, sweet-toned Evangelist. Sibylla Rubens's agile soprano voice is a joy to the ear. Sebastian Noack's bass seems light at first, but his bright, lyrical sound contrasts effectively with the deeper, more sonorous tone of Michael Volle's Jesus. Countertenor Andreas Scholl, a favorite collaborator of Herreweghe's, is simply stunning. (Andrew Farach-Colton)

Bach - Matthäus-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (1999)  

Posted by Ebisu at Sept. 21, 2013
Bach - Matthäus-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (1999)

Bach - Matthaus-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) (1999)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 764 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog N.: HMC 901676.78 | TT: 161:22

Philippe Herreweghe's Bach performances are like no others: spiritual and deeply felt, but also scholarly, and thoroughly thought-through. They sound collaborative, with the vocal soloists given plenty of liberty, but they also give the impression that there is a singular will shaping the performance into a unified and wholly individualistic reading. Even the tone of the period instruments is subtly different: warm yet pungent, colorful yet blended, sometimes sweet, but more often tart. Listeners familiar with the Bach of Gardiner or Harnoncourt may at first be challenged by Herreweghe's approach, but the power of his performances may win them over. In this 1998 Harmonia Mundi recording of the "Matthäus-Passion," tenor Ian Bostridge's account of the central role of the Evangelist is slightly to the left of center, more emotionally expressive, and more rhythmically pliable than most, but Herreweghe's interpretation can easily accommodate him. (James Leonard)
Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 814.37 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908360.62

There is no doubt that the forces Herrweghe has employed here are some of the best in the 'Passion' business. Aside from this, however, one cannot eliminate the fact that there are several other notable recordings of this work that stand on their own merit, which for the most part are as 'good' or as 'bad' as this one. The three that I own which includes this one(all reviewed by me on Customer reviews) are: Gardiner's 1988 recording with the outstanding Monteverdi Choir that sparkles and shines as only they can; the 1994 Cleobury King's College Choir recording, whose soloists are superb etc. etc. etc. So it all really amounts to what YOU hear and what turns YOU on!
Bach - Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Kantaten (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

Bach - Oster-Oratorium BWV 249, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium BWV 11,
Kantaten BWV 2, 20, 43, 44, 66, 176 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 3cd, 834.02 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908354.56

Once in while a recording comes along in which the performers, producers, and recording team get everything right. This is one of them. First issued in 1995, this production of Bach's Easter "oratorium" easily can claim supremacy among several very good alternatives. Largely cobbled from an earlier secular cantata for a duke's birthday, the music is some of Bach's most poignant while being alternately festive and meditative. There are no "roles" as we find in the Passions, no Evangelist-type recitatives, no chorales, and there's no real dramatic story line. Instead, we visit a particular scene–Peter, John, and the two Marys discover the empty tomb and contemplate its meaning.
David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
Bach J.S. - Messe en si mineur (Philippe Herreweghe, Veronique Gens, Andreas Scholl) [2000]

Bach J.S. - Messe en si mineur (Philippe Herreweghe, Veronique Gens, Andreas Scholl) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 542.73 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901614.15

This recording is, quite frankly, a marvel. In the opening bars of the Kyrie, where tradition dictates a powerful, agonized cry for mercy, Philippe Herreweghe offers a gentle, awestruck plea that took this listener's breath away. Extroverted movements like the Gloria, Et resurrexit, and Sanctus lack nothing in excitement; Qui tollis and Dona nobis pacem feel like fervent prayers… – Matthew Westphal

Beethoven: Symphony no.9 'Chorale' - Philippe Herreweghe  

Posted by sankarihauta at Aug. 1, 2010
Beethoven: Symphony no.9 'Chorale'  - Philippe Herreweghe

Beethoven: Symphony no.9 'Chorale' - Philippe Herreweghe
Classical | 1 CD | EAC, NO LOG | 275 MB | APE+CUE+covers | TT: 62:28 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1999| Released: 1999 | Label: Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901687
Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi has a real knack for taking old, oft-recorded classics and breathing new life into them. This is largely thanks not only to HM's marvelous sound quality, but to the artists who the people at HM employ on the label's roster. For HM, Rene Jacobs has interpreted old-favorite Mozart operas with unmatched vitality, Konrad Junghanel has done it with Bach cantatas, Andrew Manze with Mozart's instrumental works, and Phillipe Herreweghe with the larger scale choral works of Bach.

J-S.BACH Cantates BWV 21 & 42 - Philippe HERREWEGHE  

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 29, 2008
J-S.BACH Cantates BWV 21 & 42 - Philippe HERREWEGHE

J-S.BACH Cantates BWV 21 & 42 - Philippe HERREWEGHE
RIP+UP | ape format | 245 Mb
CD audio (26 mars 2002)
Label HARMONIA MUNDI

Cantata No. 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis," BWV 21 (BC A99)
Composé par Johann Sebastian Bach
avec Peter Harvey, Collegium Vocale, Barbara Schlick, Howard Crook, La Chapelle Royale
Dirigé par Philippe Herreweghe
Cantata No. 42, "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbaths," BWV 42 (BC A63)
Composé par Johann Sebastian Bach
avec Collegium Vocale, Barbara Schlick, Gerard Lesne, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy, La Chapelle Royale
Dirigé par Philippe Herreweghe