Bach 1052

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:50 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 25, 2017
Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:59 | 192 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.
Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as “daunting like a mighty mountain”, but at the same time feels that “his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.”
Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:53:12 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: URANIA

The appeal of this release hinges more on its sound quality than on the quality of its well-known and excellent performances. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very good. One can more or less hear Richter – details of articulation occasionally get lost, inner voices are sometimes obscured, and bigger sonorities are often opaque – but he sounds like he's miles away. One can hear Sanderling and the USSR Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra only faintly when they're quiet, somewhat better when they're louder, and all too well when they're really loud. There have been better releases of these recordings in the past – many listeners prefer the 1995 BMG-Melodiya issues – and there will likely be better releases in the future. This one's not worth it except for Richter specialists who have to have every release of every performance Richter ever recorded.

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Dec. 31, 2016
Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.92 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Naturally, Brilliant Classics could not afford to get the best baroque performers - this is a super budget set - but one thing that the listener discovers in this set is that there are many fine, even excellent "second tier" performers of Bach's music. Many of the instrumental ensembles whose recordings are in this set are excellent. The Consort of London, for example, is a pleasant surprise. They perform the Brandenburg Concertos and the Orchestral Suites…
Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 24 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.
Angela Hewitt, Australian Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Concertos (2CD) (2005)

Angela Hewitt, Australian Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Concertos (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:32:30 | 625 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67307, CDA67308

These CDs contain all Bach’s extant concertos that feature a solo keyboard. Most were written in the 1730s and are thought to be arrangements of earlier concertos, many of which are now lost (though two will be recognized as Bach’s E major and A minor violin concertos and the sixth is an arrangement of the fourth Brandenburg). The fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with harpsichord, flute and violin soloists, dates from 1721 and is generally regarded as the first concerto for a solo keyboard instrument ever written. Bach made the keyboard part particularly brilliant and included a huge cadenza; he certainly knew how to establish a genre with a bang!
Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994) (Repost)

Le Concert Francais, Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Concerti Pour Clavecin (1994)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 423 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers Included | 70:05
Genre: Baroque | Label: Astrée Auvidis | Catalog: E 8523

In the Baroque period, there really was no such thing as an "orchestra" as we understand the term today. There were large collections of singers and players brought together for special occasions, but aside from those, an "orchestral" work was anything that required more than five or six players. Bach's harpsichord concertos, for example, can be performed by a couple of dozen string players plus the soloist, or with an accompaniment of one person per part, which is more or less what we get here. These small forces permit an unprecedented transparency of sound and sharpness of attack, even if some weight and body of tone necessarily get sacrificed. It's a perfectly legitimate way to play the music, however, and you won't find it better done than here.
J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

J. S. Bach Harpsichord Concertos - Andreas Staier, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 1:54:05 | 2.4 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Covers & Digital Booklet
J. S. Bach - Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls - Harpsichord Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1057 & 1058
Retrospect Ensemble / Matthew Halls, harpsichord & direction
24B/192kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 410 | Country/Year: UK 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…The playing of the Retrospect Ensemble is spot-on from beginning to end. Tempos are brisk but not pressed to the point that compromises articulation or unanimity of bowing and fingering, and the readings are buoyant, energetic, and fresh-sounding. Complemented by Linn's wonderfully clear and transparent multichannel recording, Bach's music shines." ~Fanfare
Johann Sebastian Bach - Simone Dinnerstein - A Strange Beauty (2010)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Simone Dinnerstein - A Strange Beauty
Kammerorchester der Staatskapelle Dresden - Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 247 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # 88697727282 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Piano

…All in all, a real treat, one that has been thoughtfully programmed and thoughtfully performed. As Dinnerstein tends to prefer a more romantic approach toward Bach, one should be ready for that aspect upon listening. But if one listens with open ears, one will be greatly rewarded. The sound of the recording is clear and vibrant, with almost no reverberation. The sound is perfectly suited to home listening, never too dry. Hats off to the performers and the production team on a successful release.