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Grigory Sokolov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs
Early Recordings from 1975, 1982 and 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02049 | Time: 02:07:54

Firma Melodiya presents concert recordings of J.S. Bach's compositions performed by Grigory Sokolov, arguably the most intellectual of all modern Russian pianists. At the age of 16, he became a winner of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition and has been an active concert performer for more than forty years. There are just few musicians now who are described as "He lives for the sake of music. Only music". Sokolov's biography is not rich in external events as he is not a public figure. However, those who have heard him in concert or on records will never be able to forget his play. Sokolov prefers deeply considered "music of mind" to virtuosic lustre. He is mostly known as an interpreter of Bach's works, late Beethoven and Brahms. "He is often compared with Gould. But Sokolov has a Bach of his own. He is more of a philosopher", a critic wrote about his performance in the Literaturnaya Gazeta. But unlike the Canadian intellectual genius of pianism, Sokolov has preferred concerts to recordings. "The biggest gap is the one between the microphone and a man", the musician believes. The Goldberg Variations, Bach's most complicated cycle from the performing point of view, was recorded by Grigory Sokolov in concert in 1982. The album also includes Partita in C minor and English Suite in A minor recorded in various years.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 47:26+44:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8908 | Recorded: 2007

Claudio Abbado isn't a name one associates with early music, in light of his impressive career conducting the masterworks of the Romantic and modern eras. Indeed, he didn't conduct any music by J.S. Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic until as late as 1994. Yet when he's leading the talented Orchestra Mozart of Bologna in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, his ease with the music and his players is obvious, and the performances have almost as much Baroque style as many versions by period ensembles of greater longevity. Abbado led this ensemble in all six Brandenburgs in 2007 at the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilio, and the live performances were recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with close attention to details, as befits chamber music.

J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at April 9, 2018
J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works

J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works by Russell Stinson
2012 | ISBN: 019991723X | English | 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.

Trills in the Bach Cello Suites: A Handbook for Performers (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at March 25, 2018
Trills in the Bach Cello Suites: A Handbook for Performers (repost)

Jerome Carrington, "Trills in the Bach Cello Suites: A Handbook for Performers"
2009 | ISBN-10: 0806140011 | 216 pages | PDF | 19 MB

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at March 22, 2018
Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ by Matthew Dirst
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0252040198 | 135 Pages | PDF | 3.6 MB

The official publication of the American Bach Society, Bach Perspectives pioneers new areas of research into the life, times, and music of the master composer.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.6, BWV 198, 1083 (2015)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.6, BWV 198, 1083 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 368 Mb | Total time: 78:55 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2181 | Recorded: 2015

Although Bach's sacred cantatas span a huge expressive range and display a striking stylistic diversity, they were all composed for performance during a church service. In the case of the secular cantatas, on the other hand, their respective purpose is as varied as their subject matter and emotional content. They were usually commissions intended for occasions such as weddings, funerals and birthdays. As such they were sometimes performed in churches, and some of them have religious texts, but as the works gathered here exemplify, they were not related to the particular theme of the church service on a certain day.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.5, BWV 213 and 214 (2015)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.5, BWV 213 and 214 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 369 Mb | Total time: 73:17 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2161 | Recorded: 2014

Continuing their exploration of Bach’s vocal music, Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have now reached the fifth volume of secular cantatas, with the previous instalment being ‘urgently recommended’ by the reviewer in Fanfare, and its contents described as ‘unusually colourful and vivid performances, even by the standards so far set by Suzuki’s Collegium Japan’ (International Record Review). Both cantatas on the present disc were first performed in 1733 by Bach and his Collegium Musicum at public concerts in Leipzig.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.4, BWV 205 and 207 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 73:04 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2001 | Recorded: 2013

The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures. The parallel with opera is apparent, although the ‘drammi per musica’ do without any scenic element. Bach primarily used the form in works intended for princely tributes or academic festivities: educated audiences could be expected to recognize the characters and literary traditions involved. Both cantatas recorded here are ‘academic’ cantatas, composed in honour of eminent members of the faculty at the University of Leipzig.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.3, BWV 173a, 202, 36c (2013)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol.3, BWV 173a, 202, 36c (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 373 Mb | Total time: 77:26 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2041 | Recorded: 2012

Although two of the works on this disc were composed for weddings, they are completely different in character. Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten is a charming and gracious garland of recitatives and arias for soprano solo in which Spring, Flora, Apollo and Amor are all invoked in a blessing of the newly wedded couple and their union.
The Quodlibet (Latin for ‘what pleases’) on the other hand, is an altogether unceremonious composition which was probably intended for a private function in Bach’s own circle or family. All we have is a fragment of the work – in Bach’s own hand – and the beginning and ending of the piece, including the title page, are missing.