Bach Choral

(Arte) Midori joue Bach | Midori plays Bach (2016)  Music

Posted by Morocco at Dec. 4, 2016
(Arte) Midori joue Bach | Midori plays Bach (2016)

(Arte) Midori joue Bach | Midori plays Bach (2016)
Webrip | 2h24min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC [email protected] @ 2463 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 2,61 GB
Genre : Classical music

Chef-d’œuvre absolu, les Sonates et partitas pour violon seul de Bach mêlent timbre brillant et technique raffinée du contrepoint. Forme et intention y atteignent un équilibre parfait. Pour Philipp Spitta, biographe du compositeur, cet ensemble d’œuvres représente le « triomphe de l’esprit sur la matière ». Bach écrit les Sonates et partitas vers 1720 à Köthen, où il est maître de chapelle à la cour du prince Léopold d’Anhalt-Köthen depuis 1717.
Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 3.46GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

Karl Richter’s recordings of Bach’s orchestral and sacred music influenced an entire generation of musicians and listeners, presenting the conductor’s unique sound and style. When Richter recorded Bach’s works, he freed them from a ponderous tradition that had mired the music in romantic sounds and idiom. Richter lightened Bach’s music, and, with an orchestra of outstanding musicians, helped bring it toward the more modern interpretations that listeners have become familiar with today. This is still a bit far from the historically-informed performances that are pretty much the norm, but there is a unity and natural originality that comes through the music in these recordings.
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)
Lucia Popp, soprano; Brigitte Fassbaender, contralto; Robert Gambill, tenor; Robert Holl, bass
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor; Sudfunkchor
Dame Janet Baker, contralto; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Choir of King’s College
Cambridge Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Sir Philip Ledger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78165 2 1 | Time: 01:14:56

The peal of church bells, the scent of Christmas trees and gleaming lights in every window: now all that's missing to complete the Yuletide mood is Christmas by great Baroque composers. This CD contains the most moving arias and resplendent choruses from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah - the perfect music to celebrate Christmas with.
Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (2003/2009) [24bit/192kHz]

Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (2003/2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 145:07 minutes | 4,71 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Digital booklet

This is one of those occasions where beauty and artistry are reflected not only on the surface but right through to the core. This is a marvelous performance of Bach's six-cantata cycle that offers ravishing choral singing, sharply detailed orchestral playing, and superior contributions from the four solo vocalists, all presented in state-of-the-art sound.
Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner) [1982]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431 MB
Classical | Erato | 2292-45979-2 | CD1:55'57; CD2:45'31

Although conductors invariably include the six great motets of Bach (BWV225-230) in recordings of these works, they seldom if ever seem to agree which if any other of Bach's motets to perform with them. John Eliot Gardiner very sensibly goes for the lot, adding Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV231) and the little-known Der Gerechte kommt um which does not even have the benefit of a Schmieder number. As well as these, Gardiner also includes two short pieces which belong, at least nominally, to the cantata category, BWV50 and BWV118. In the case of the latter there is much justification for doing so for it's a single movement choral piece in motet style written for a funeral in about 1736 and revised for a performance around 1740. Here we have what sounds to me like a compromise; in other words the horns, cornetto and sackbuts of the first version (possibly intended for an open air occasion), with the strings and woodwind of the second. This may be explained in the texts, none of which has been included with my review copy…

"Hearing Bach's Passions" by Daniel R. Melamed  

Posted by exLib at Sept. 26, 2014
"Hearing Bach's Passions" by Daniel R. Melamed

"Hearing Bach's Passions" by Daniel R. Melamed
OxfUni Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0195169336 019534703X 9780195347036 9780195169331 | 179 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Highly accessible to the non-specialist, the book assumes no technical musical knowledge and does not rely on printed musical examples. Based on the most recent scholarship and using lucid prose, the book opens up the debates surrounding this repertory to music lovers, choral singers, church musicians, and students of Bach's music.
John Butt, Dunedin Consort,  Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)

John Butt, Dunedin Consort, Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 354

The Dunedin Consort’s recording of Bach’s Mass in B Minor revisits the spectacular individual virtuosity that made the Messiah recording so successful. This is the premiere recording of the work in the new Breitkopf edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin, a leading thinker in authentic period performance, who fully endorses John Butt’s interpretation. Bach’s Mass capitalizes on the very essence of the group’s skills: skilled virtuosic choral performance coupled with outstanding, characterful solo singing.
Dunedin Consort - JS Bach: John Passion - Reconstruction Of Bach's Passion Liturgy (2013) [24-192]

Dunedin Consort - JS Bach: John Passion - Reconstruction Of Bach's Passion Liturgy (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192 kHz | Time - 138:43 minutes | 5,36 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

For the first time on record, listeners can experience Bach's gripping John Passion within its original liturgical context. This recording of Bach's John Passion gives listeners a refreshing outlook, shining a new light into one of the best known pieces of the choral repertoire. John Butt recreates the Good Friday Vesper liturgy of a passion performance during Bach's time at Leipzig; in addition to the Dunedin Consort performance of Bach's composition, this recording features music from an original Leipzig hymn book with works by Jacob Händl, J. H. Schein and J Crüger performed by a congregational choir and the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir.

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Dec. 27, 2013
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. I [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.00 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

The B Minor Mass is a fine performance by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, which is subtle and well-sung. The choir, which is fairly large at 26 singers (whereas some recordings in recent years have used much smaller groups) is nevertheless of a size that allows the individual voices to stand out in the choral melange. The instrumentalists also play in perfect balance with the choir - the obbligato instruments fit perfectly with the vocal texture, and the overall sound of the orchestra is excellent.