Bach Passion

Mauricio Kagel: Sankt - Bach - Passion  Music

Posted by denegado at Jan. 27, 2010
Mauricio Kagel: Sankt - Bach - Passion

Mauricio Kagel 8: Sankt - Bach - Passion (Passion selon Saint Bach)
Avant-Garde | EAC RIP = APE + CUE + LOG | Cover | 2 CD / 450 MB |
Recording - 1985 / Released 1996

Kagel's conundrum is this: Saint Bach is either a unique musical phenomenon, perhaps the only instance of such divinely made (not just inspired) music, thus rendering him incomparable and even incommensurable to all other composers, or Bach's saintliness is a possibility that any composer might attain and thus "Saint Bach" is a representation of "the composer" him/herself in his/her fullest attainment. If this is the case, what other composers might Kagel also be a saint? Himself? As I said, Kagel confronts us with the most challenging epistemological conundrum any recent composer to my knowledge has laid down. And I suspect attentive listeners will be wrestling with his conundrum for generations to come, either infuriated by its seeming audacity, or humbled by its remarkable devotion. In any case, some of those infuriated and humbled listeners will return to Kagel's music with a culminating sense of marvel at its emotion and elegant design that will seem at times to be Bach's music itself wearing an astonishingly contemporary garb.
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Hans-Peter Blochwitz, Roland Hermann, Peter Oggisch, Gerd Zacher, Stuttgart Sudfunkchor, Limburger Cathedral Boys Choir, Hamburg Radio Chorus, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mauricio Kage / Conductor
Wolfgang Gonnenwein, Consortium musicum, Suddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)

Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Consortium musicum, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 64:04+65:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 62592 2 | Recorded: 1969

J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion, or St. John Passion, BWV 245 – one of just two surviving Bach Passion works out of an original four or five – is, simply put, a headache for editors and performers wishing to recreate the authentic, stamped-and-approved original work. There is no such beast: the work was performed at least four times during Bach's lifetime, and for each new presentation he overhauled the music, adding numbers, deleting numbers, changing numbers, so that today we really have four different St. John Passions through which to pick and choose our way. Happily enough, however, Bach misses the mark in not a single one of those numbers, and the director can hardly go wrong selecting from such a wealth of fine material. The St. John Passion was first heard on April 7, 1724 (Good Friday), and then reproduced for Leipzig churchgoers in 1725, sometime in the early 1730s (perhaps 1732), and then again in 1749. Perhaps in part because of its sometimes bewildering compositional history and the fact that its texts were not really conceived as a single entity (Bach seems to have arranged the texts himself from a number of disparate sources, and sometimes his efforts – which seem to have been hasty ones – are not altogether graceful), the St. John Passion has never been a sweepingly popular work like the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. But it is a monumental work that must have made quite an impression indeed at its first performance, early on in Bach's tenure as Cantor of Leipzig.

James MacMillan, Peter Dicke - St. Luke Passion (2015)  Music

Posted by newskl at Oct. 1, 2015
James MacMillan, Peter Dicke - St. Luke Passion (2015)

James MacMillan, Peter Dicke - St. Luke Passion (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 167 MB
Label: Challenge | Catalog Number: 72671 | Rls.date: 6th April 2015

Following the international success of his St John Passion of 2007, the St Luke Passion is the second work of this kind to be written by the leading Scottish composer James MacMillan. On this world premiere Hybrid-SACD recording the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Netherlands Chamber Choir and the National Youth Choir are conducted by Markus Stenz.
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”.
Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:19 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232181

When it came to writing Passions, C. P. E. Bach was certainly far more prolific than his father, whose St. Matthew Passion is by far and away the model against which all others are currently measured. He wrote 21 of these, or rather, he wrote bits and pieces of each one, the rest of which was cobbled together from works by his contemporaries and even his father.
Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - J.S. Bach: Kothener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Raphaël Pichon Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Bach: Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen died in 1728, his former Kapellmeister had not forgotten the five brilliant years he had spent in the prince’s service. He dedicated to his memory a mourning cantata almost entirely based on the music of two major works of the mid-1720s, the Trauer-Ode and the St. Matthew Passion. Although the score is lost, the wordbook and other sources of information have now made it possible to reconstruct the work. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Raphaël Pichon invites us on an exciting musical treasure hunt.
Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - JS Bach: St. John Passion v.1724 (2005/2009) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - JS Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1st version, 1724) (2005)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 111:34 minutes | 2,76 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:34 minutes | 2,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Netherlands Bach Society's recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion was made with similar forces as their recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio. The group performs Bach's earliest version of this work (1724) in a reconstruction by musicologist Dr. Pieter Dirksen.
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.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24774 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3794 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 7,32 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

As before with the St. Matthew Passion, star director Peter Sellars succeeded in creating a staging which made the spiritual and dramatic content of the Passion story even more intensive. The New York Times also praised the “brilliant and energetic” playing of the orchestra, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the “haunting, almost unsurpassable singing of all those involved.”
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17997 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3855 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 10,5 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Sir Simon Rattle was in no doubt: the performance of the St. Matthew Passion which he realized together with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in 2010 was for him “the single most important thing we ever did here.” Critics around the world agreed. They praised the semi-staged “ritualization” by American star-director Peter Sellars, as well as the outstanding musical performances by the soloists, including Magdalena Kozená, Christian Gerhaher, Thomas Quasthoff, and Mark Padmore as the Evangelist.