Bach Essential Classics

V.A. - The Essential Classics Collection (6CD Box Set, 1999)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 1, 2017
V.A. - The Essential Classics Collection (6CD Box Set, 1999)

V.A. - The Essential Classics Collection (6CD Box Set, 1999)
Classical, Meditation | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 971 Mb | Scans 2,11 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The intent of this set is pretty clear from the titles of each of the six discs: Meditations; Orchestral Fireworks; Invitation to the Dance; Nocturne; Pomp & Circumstance; Grand Opera. This is mood or 'theme' music designed to provide either a background or a sequence of 'tasters' initiating the person who comes fresh to classical music with a sampling from the 'great and the good'. True the 'great and the good' are all from the core repertoire; not even a scintilla of Janacek, Nielsen, Adams, Reich which is a shame.

Mark Lubotsky - Bach: 3 Sonate e 3 Partite per violino solo (1987)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 12, 2017
Mark Lubotsky - Bach: 3 Sonate e 3 Partite per violino solo (1987)

Mark Lubotsky - Bach: 3 Sonate e 3 Partite per violino solo (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 361.99 Mb (CD1) + 374.62 Mb (CD2) | Scans included
Classical, Violin | 02:20:03 | Label: Clavigram

Violinist Mark Lubotsky was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and grew up in Moscow. Along with Abraham Jampolsky, David Oistrakh was his most important teacher at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory there. Has has won prizes at international competitions such as Salzburg Mozart Competition and the Moscow Tchaikovsky competition. Lubotsky is deeply committed to Oistrakh’s musical ethics and this signifies the striving for maximum concurrence between emotional and intellectual components on a high technical level of interpretation.
Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)

Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:08 | 568 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 63231

This long-deleted Essential Classics reissue (available again courtesy of Arkivmusic.com’s on-demand reprint program) comprises the first CD remastering of two separate Bach piano releases. One disc features Rosalyn Tureck’s Bach Album, an early-1981 digital production made up mostly of short pieces, plus the Aria and Variations in Italian Style. The close-up yet warm sonics capture the full measure of Tureck’s technical specificity, subtle use of color, and micromanaged dynamics. Notice her absolute linear control in the F minor suite’s Prelude (first sound clip), or how her seemingly over-detached articulations (the seventh Italian variation) always maintain a lilting presence.
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.
Yehudi - The Art of Menuhin (2016} {3CD Set Warner Classics 0825646782574}

Yehudi - The Art of Menuhin (2016} {3CD Set Warner Classics 0825646782574}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 964 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 490 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 89 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0825646782574
Classical / Violin

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalog contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 & Works by Popper, Debussy & Scriabin (2017) (Warner Classics rec 1957)

Mstislav Rostropovich - Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 & Works by Popper, Debussy & Scriabin (2017) (Warner Classics)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2017 Parlophone Records / Warner Classics | 0190295892296
Classical / Romantic / 20th Century Classical / Cello

This key title is being reissued at a special price as part of the celebration of Rostropovich - "Cellist of the Century". Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was born in Baku, USSR on March 27, 1927. His first name means "avenged glory"; he is familiarly known by the root of the name, "Slava," which means "glory." His father, Leopold, was an excellent cellist, and after 1931, a teacher at the Gnesin Institute, Moscow after attending the Moscow Conservatory. Slava's mother was an accomplished pianist. The family moved to Moscow in 1931; Slava had already begun cello studies with his father and continued them there. His first public appearance was at eight years of age. In 1939, he entered the Central Music School, studying there until 1941.
J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 765 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 323 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Warner Classics / Nina Kotova
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Cello

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum. Her reading is one of those in the line coming down from Pablo Casals, with a high degree of expressiveness generated through variations in tempo and articulation. Hear any of the concluding gigues, which come off like late Romantic witches' dances, for an example, or the increasingly unexpected relationships among the Gavotte sections in the Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (CD 2, track 17).
Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.
VA - Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne: Original Jazz Classics Sampler (2002) **[RE-UP]**

VA - Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne: Original Jazz Classics Sampler (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 415 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 160 mb
Genre: jazz

A wonderful compilation that explains itself in the title: Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne-Original Jazz Classics Sampler. It's a number of labels once owned by the same company, partly known for their jazz catalogs, compiled in one place in a nice compact manner.

Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 25, 2018
Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide

Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide: A Source Book of Inspiration - The Best of Elegant Stitches & Floral Stitches by Judith Baker Montano
English | February 7, 2016 | ISBN: 1617450774 | EPUB | 192 pages | 40.5 MB