Bach

Engaging Bach: The Keyboard Legacy from Marpurg to Mendelssohn  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 25, 2018
Engaging Bach: The Keyboard Legacy from Marpurg to Mendelssohn

Matthew Dirst, "Engaging Bach: The Keyboard Legacy from Marpurg to Mendelssohn"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0521651603 | 202 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)

Fritz Lehmann & Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas (1951/2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:45:35 | 519 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Australian Eloquence

The complete cantata recordings of a Bach conductor who defined performance standards of these works in his day, newly remastered and compiled together for the first time on CD. In the generation of Bach interpreters before Karl Richter who brought his cantatas to an international audience, the name of Fritz Lehmann stands out: and indeed might still have eclipsed Richter but for his early death in 1956, at the age of just 51 and significantly just before the stereo era would move recorded music into a new era. Lehmann’s recorded legacy is nonetheless significant on its own terms, made mostly for Deutsche Grammophon and encompassing the Brahms’s German Requiem, and a Christmas Oratorio which he was recording at the time of his death, completed by Günther Arndt and now reissued by Eloquence (4827637).
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter & Ascension Oratorios, Mass in B minor (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Mass in B minor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,03 Gb | Total time: 33:54+75:28+65:56+50:39+52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62068 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1991, 1994

There are many, many good things about Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort and Players' Bach performances – their luminous colors, complete clarity, utter lucidity, and structural integrity – that there is an uneasy feeling in criticizing them for their occasional flaws. When Parrott's Bach is good, it is as great as any that has been recorded in the past 20 years. It's as great as Leonhardt's, Koopman's, or Herreweghe's, and far better than Gardiner's, Harnoncourt's, or Rilling's. And Parrott's Bach is so great in the great pieces – so great in the overwhelming dramatic intensity of the close of his Saint John Passion and so great in the mystery, agony, and ecstasy of the central choral triptych in his Mass in B minor – that his performances seem very, very great indeed.
(James Leonard)
Andreas von Wangenheim - Bach: Six Cello Suites (Transcribed For Guitar) (2007) 2CD

Andreas von Wangenheim - Bach: Six Cello Suites (Transcribed For Guitar) (2007) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 522 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 324 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arte Nova / Sony BMG, ANO 675220 | 02:08:03

Bach's famous suites for cello solo from a different perspective: in order to emphasize the polyphonic structure of this marvelous music, Andreas von Wangenheim has transcribed them for guitar.

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 22, 2018
Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)

Blandine Verlet - Bach: Variations Goldberg BWV 988 (1992/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:19:33 | 532 Mb
Classical, Harpsichord | Label: naïve, Diapason

Blandine Verlet, the noted French harpsichordist, studied with Ruggiero Gerlin and Ralph Kirkpatrick. She began recording in the late 1970s for Philips, switching to the Astree label in the 1990s. Her recordings range from J.S. Bach's keyboard works to Froberger to lesser known composers such as Louis Couperin and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. This, her second recording of the Goldbergs, has been called "one of the finest harpsichord versions in the catalogue.
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of Fugue": Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory

Ewald Demeyere, "Johann Sebastian Bach's "Art of Fugue": Performance Practice Based on German Eighteenth-Century Theory"
2014 | ISBN-10: 9058679403 | 254 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 119:18 minutes | 2.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Almost every music lover has probably heard Erich Höbarth play at least once: active as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s concertmaster, as first violinist of the Quatuor Mosaïques, and in many other positions of musical life, heard in numerous recordings and television broadcasts, he is an almost omnipresent figure. Höbarth unites historical performance practice with the self-assured poise of an individual artistic personality. The Viennese violinist has found here a congenial partner in the young Aapo Häkkinen from Helsinki, who, exactly like Höbarth, can already boast extensive experience as an ensemble director.
Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 57:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901270 | Recorded: 1987

Recorded in 1987, this disc by Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the choral-instrumental ensemble La Chapelle Royale came in advance of most of the historical-performance recordings that have delved deeply into Bach's cantatas and their world. It was, in fact, the first digital recording of the Trauerode, BWV 198. Despite some competition, this remains an exemplary Bach performance, and it was a superb candidate for reissue in Harmonia Mundi's HM Gold greatest-hits series.
Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)

Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901644 | Recorded: 1999

According to German theological tradition, which Bach knew very well, the alto voice was the very symbol of the Holy Ghost. Bach's three solo cantatas for alto demand enormous vocal virtuosity. Their extraordinary musical variety embraces sublime consolatory lullabies, a faithful echo of an organ concerto and the dramatic qualities of an oratorio. Andreas Scholl is the featured soloist in this reissue, backed by Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent.
Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 24 | Time: 66:03 min

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .