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.
VA - Ultimate Baroque: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Baroque: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:51:14 min | Covers included | 1,68 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Five discs - five conductors - four orchestras - nine composers - 28 works: Decca's collection Ultimate Baroque is as one might imagine a mixed bag. The best of the set is I Musici's sweet and fresh 1996 recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with Mariana Sirbu as the lighter-than-air and younger-than-springtime soloist and Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields' stately yet sprightly 1971 recording of Bach's four Suites for orchestra, and Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra's robust and rambunctious 1970 and 1972 recordings of Handel's Water Music suites and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
VA - Ultimate Bach: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Bach: The Essential Masterpieces (2006) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:09:51 min | Covers included | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Being that J.S. Bach is arguably the most influential classical composer in history, it's fair to say that his most crucial works ought to form the foundation of every classical-music collection. This 5-CD set (especially at that price) is the place to start, as it brings together Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6; Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor; Violin Concerto No. 2 in E; Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor; Goldberg Variations (Andras Schiff); Tocatta and Fuge in D Minor; Suite No. 3 in D: Air on the G String/Fugue in G Minor "The Little"; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C; Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in D Minor , and more!
Johann Sebastian Bach - 6 Brandenburg Concertos - Jean-Francois Paillard (1974) {Erato-Warner Classics 0825646138654 rel 2015}

Johann Sebastian Bach - 6 Brandenburg Concertos - Jean-Francois Paillard (1974) {Erato-Warner Classics 0825646138654 rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 599 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 243 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2015 Erato / Warner Classics | 0825646138654
Classical / Baroque / Concerto

Released in 1974, this 2-LP set devoted to the 6 Brandenburg Concertos supplanted the old Erato reference by Kurt Redel – the stereophonic version of 1962. It remains precious testimony to the art of Jean-François Paillard, a musician who assuredly deserves to be re-evaluated, like Louis Auriacombe, who had, with the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, made magnificent recordings devoted to 18th-century music for Le Club Français du Disque. With their intimate chamber tone, these Bach recordings celebrated the 20th anniversary of Erato (founded in 1953) and also remain an example of the achievement of a performing aesthetic that has now become marginal.
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra-Basie + Sinatra And Swinging Brass (2013) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55596 rec 1962}

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra-Basie + Sinatra And Swinging Brass (2013) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55596 rec 1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 477 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2013 Essential Jazz Classics | EJC55596
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Big Band

The long-awaited first collaboration between two icons, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, did something unique for the reputations of both. For Basie, the Sinatra connection inaugurated a period in the '60s where his band was more popular and better-known than it ever was, even in the big-band era. For Sinatra, Basie meant liberation, producing perhaps the loosest, rhythmically free singing of his career. Propelled by the irresistible drums of Sonny Payne, Sinatra careens up to and around the tunes, reacting jauntily to the beat and encouraging Payne to swing even harder, which was exactly the way to interact with the Basie rhythm machine – using his exquisite timing flawlessly.

VA - 100 Best Organ Classics (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 18, 2018
VA - 100 Best Organ Classics (2013)

VA - 100 Best Organ Classics (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 07:03:34 | 1,89 Gb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, EMI Records

This 6CD set contains 100 tracks of popular organ music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world’s finest organists on a wide variety of instruments from all over the UK and Continental Europe.
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.