Bach Choral

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:05:30
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-2081

The Reformations fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language. To a limited extent, however, the Latin mass text did remain in use in the Protestant church in particular the Kyrie and Gloria sections. Termed Missa to differentiate them from complete settings, these pieces are often referred to now as 'Lutheran Masses'. Bach's famous Mass in B minor began its existence as a work of this type, and four other examples from Bach's pen have survived. Newly performed and recorded by Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, the Missae BWV 235 and 236 are here combined with four separate settings of the Sanctus. Two of these are original works, whereas BWV 241, and possibly also 240, is an arrangement of another composers setting. The 'KyrieChriste' BWV Anh 26 is an example of how Bach used music by other composers, in this case by his Neapolitan contemporary Francesco Durante.
René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013) [Official Digital Download MCH 24/96]

René Jacobs - J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Édition 5.1) (2013)
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 158:30 minutes | 6,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It has haunted René Jacobs since childhood: first as a boy soprano in Ghent, then as a countertenor, he has constantly frequented the supreme masterpiece that is the 'St Matthew Passion'. Jacobs uses the layout of the Good Friday Vesper service from Bach's time, with choirs front and back, rather than side-by-side. He also gives us extra soloists to complete the bi-choral effect. For Bach, the two halves were 28 metres apart. At that distance, coordination difficulties begin to appear between the speed of light, and the speed of sound, and we cannot determine how Bach dealt with this problem.

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.
Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)

Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:45:35 | 519 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Australian Eloquence

The complete cantata recordings of a Bach conductor who defined performance standards of these works in his day, newly remastered and compiled together for the first time on CD. In the generation of Bach interpreters before Karl Richter who brought his cantatas to an international audience, the name of Fritz Lehmann stands out: and indeed might still have eclipsed Richter but for his early death in 1956, at the age of just 51 and significantly just before the stereo era would move recorded music into a new era. Lehmann’s recorded legacy is nonetheless significant on its own terms, made mostly for Deutsche Grammophon and encompassing the Brahms’s German Requiem, and a Christmas Oratorio which he was recording at the time of his death, completed by Günther Arndt and now reissued by Eloquence (4827637).
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter & Ascension Oratorios, Mass in B minor (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Mass in B minor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,03 Gb | Total time: 33:54+75:28+65:56+50:39+52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62068 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1991, 1994

There are many, many good things about Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort and Players' Bach performances – their luminous colors, complete clarity, utter lucidity, and structural integrity – that there is an uneasy feeling in criticizing them for their occasional flaws. When Parrott's Bach is good, it is as great as any that has been recorded in the past 20 years. It's as great as Leonhardt's, Koopman's, or Herreweghe's, and far better than Gardiner's, Harnoncourt's, or Rilling's. And Parrott's Bach is so great in the great pieces – so great in the overwhelming dramatic intensity of the close of his Saint John Passion and so great in the mystery, agony, and ecstasy of the central choral triptych in his Mass in B minor – that his performances seem very, very great indeed.
(James Leonard)
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 12, 2018
Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)

Thomas Ospital - Bach & Escaich: Convergences (2018)
Classical, Organ | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:49 | 155 MB
Label: Radio France

Bach – Escaich – Ospital: three centuries of organ history converge in this program’s central theme: a fusion of the ageless Chorale with the permanence of ever-evolving instrumental language. From Preludes and Fugues, By the Father of German music to the improvisation of Visions, Thomas Ospital pays homage to Thierry Escaich and proposes a contemporary reflection on the work of, Bach. Johann Sebastien, Bach.

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2018
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 396 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | Time: 57:36 min

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.
Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Javier Nuñez - Bach: Affectus (Harspichord Works) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:36 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Affectus is a kaleidoscopic selection among some of the most renowned pieces and collections written for harpsichord by J. S. Bach. Works such as the superb Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903, the serene Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, the striking Fantasia in C minor BWV 906 or the majestic Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849 from Well-Tempered Clavier show us the immense expressive power of his music.