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VA - The All-Baroque Box From Monteverdi To Bach: Limited Edition Box Set 50CDs (2012)

VA - The All-Baroque Box From Monteverdi To Bach: Limited Edition Box Set 50CDs (2012)
Baroque, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,65 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2012

With The All-Baroque Box we realize one of our fondest dreams: harnessing the deep catalogue of Archiv Produktion (supplemented on occasion by Decca L oiseau lyre recordings) to create a comprehensive collection of great music from Monteverdi to Bach. The music ranges from huge Baroque (Missa Salisburgensis, Venetian polychoral, Charpentier Te Deum) to intimate Baroque (the Goldberg Variations, Bach cello suites, solo cantatas) overwhelming in its impact and emotional content.
Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Bruggen - JS Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CD

Johann Sebastian Bach - St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CD
Cappella Amsterdam; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century; Frans Brüggen, conductor
Markus Schäfer, evangelist; Thomas Oliemans, Jesus; Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Michael Chance, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921113 | Time: 01:51:04

One of the many delights coming from Frans Brüggen’s distinguished career has been the understanding which he brings to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – such as here with the St. John Passion – whether on the concert platform or on record. Brüggen’s cultured feeling for Bach’s musical structures as much as for its style and expressive content permits a textural clarity enjoyed by few of his directing colleagues. A special wealth of experience in the music of Bach has also been gained by the members of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century across the three decades of its existence and as part of its regular concert series (there have now been over a hundred of these tours!) and with a concentrated opportunity to focus on one work, Bach’s masterpiece was performed and recorded in Spring 2010.
Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 374 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 920411

Fifteen years after his recording of Bach’s three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (on hm, with Rinaldo Alessandrini), Paolo Pandolfo returns to this repertoire a new approach: the fruit of active and concentrated years of consideration, study and research into the inherent possibilities of his instrument. Given the basic differing natures of these two instruments, the performance of these works very often turns – in Pandolfo’s words – into a “musical argument”, rather than what is demanded by the music’s essential nature: a “musical conversation” in which the score achieves “transparency and eloquence”.
Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)

Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 526 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 292 Mb | 02:07:28
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

Raaf Hekkema: Since I started teaching at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I have become more conscious of my self-chosen mission: to create a place for the saxophone within the classical music tradition. One way to do this is to forge a stronger bond between the players and the classical tradition, in the knowledge that the saxophone repertoire too is indebted to the great composers of the past. The most influential of them all is, without a doubt, Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 18, 2018
The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (1963-1968/2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 174.01 Mb + 172.99 Mb | 32:04+31:00 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: France | Label: Philips - 542 552-2, 542 553-2

The Swingle Singers' scat vocal jazz swing arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach classics were among their most popular material, particularly in Europe (where they actually enjoyed some chart success in the U.K.). Accompanied by nothing more than double bass and drums, the octet distributed their vocal parts equally among two sopranos, two altos, two tenors, and two basses, favoring brisk tempos. Occasionally, indeed, they were so brisk they verged on hyperventilation, as on "Prelude No. 1 in C Major" and the version of "Fugue No. 5 in D Major" drawn from "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1." They do slow things down once in a while on numbers like "Aria" (from the composer's "Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major") and parts of "Sinfonia," which tend to tilt the mood a little more toward the classical. The album's inventive but a little white bread in its relentlessly wholesome, upbeat tone. Pop fans might hear echoes of the Swingle Singers' work, whether direct or coincidental, in the harmonies of artists like the Association and the Beach Boys, and a U.K. rock group, the Belfast Gypsies, a spinoff of Them, actually based its "Aria of the Fallen Angels" on the Swingle Singers' reading of "Aria" on this album.

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 17, 2018
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:44 | 210 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and run with stately regard, Rana delivers a deep, meditative interpretation. Its closing “Aria” sounds so delicate that it feels at risk of floating away.

Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 7, 2018
Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)

Thomas Dunford - Bach (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:56:14
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music France

Thomas Dunford continues to expand his discography on Alpha with a programme of solo lute works by J.S. Bach, recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. He performs an original composition by Bach for lute, the Suite in G minor BWV 995, as well as his own arrangements of the (Cello) Suite BWV 1007 and the famous Chaconne from the Partita BWV 1004 – the latter piece has a notorious reputation for being (virtually) unplayable, at least on the violin!

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 1, 2018
William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)

William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 445

Transcribing compositions was a common practice in the Baroque era, and Johann Sebastian Bach frequently recycled his own music, perhaps most famously in his versions for lute. This 2017 Linn release by lutenist William Carter offers meticulous performances of the Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, and the Suite in E major, BWV 1006a, both adapted from the original versions for unaccompanied violin, and the Suite in G minor, BWV 995, arranged from the Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011, for unaccompanied cello.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 18, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: French Suites (2003)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 140:08 | 881 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1113/4

Those who've heard Masaaki Suzuki's patient, reflective journey through Bach's Partitas will find similar traits in his recordings of the French Suites. At first the breathing spaces and tiny caesuras in the Allemandes and Sarabandes strike a precious pose. Listen again, though, and you realize that Suzuki is phrasing from a singer's perspective, undoubtedly influenced by his experience conducting the Bach Passions and Cantatas.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement celebrations in March 1820, but one year proved to be too little time. It wasn’t until almost three years later, in January 1823, that Beethoven was able to complete the work.