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La Divina Armonia - Bach: Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

La Divina Armonia, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Jan De Winne, Mayumi Hirasaki - Bach: Concertos (BWV 1042,1044, 1052) and Cantata 'Non sa che sia Dolore' (BWV 209) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With its recording of Handel organ concertos Op.4 (PAS944), the ensemble La Divina Armonia under Lorenzo Ghielmi impressively demonstrated that they can add new tunes to well-known standard repertoire, which requires interpretative taste, superior technology and exceptional natural musicality. The musicians prove that they have all of this in abundance with their recording of three Bach concertos which experienced a makeover by the performers, without distorting the works.
Nicholas Ward, Northern Chamber Orchestra - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV 82 (1995)

Nicholas Ward, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Jeremy Summerly, Schola Cantorum of Oxford - Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Cantata 'Ich habe genug' BWV 82 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 53:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550763 | Recorded: 1993, 1994

These works both received their first performances in Leipzig - the Magnificat in 1723 and Cantata 82 in 1727. It was in 1723 that Bach had taken up thepost of Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, having previously been Kapellmeisterto Prince Leopold in Cothen. The Magnificat was originally heard ina version in E flat major at Christmas Vespers when movements with seasonaltexts were inserted; the version included on this disc was rendered by Bach someyears later, returning to the ordinary Magnificat text in order to makethe work performable all year round. Bach's approach to the evening canticle ischaracteristically large-scale. There is no use of recitative, owing perhaps tothe poetic nature of the text: the verses have little natural hierarchy and itis appropriate that they should all be afforded extended settings. The scoringis unusually rich and includes three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings,continuo, and timpani - one of the largest ensembles to be assembled at theThomaskirche in Bach's time. Bach takes a literal view of the text in which, forinstance, the full five-part choir is used to demonstrate Omnes generationes ("All generations") with soloists used for the more reflective movements. Ina typically Bachian gesture the opening material returns for Sicut erat inprincipio ("As it was in the beginning").
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 68 | Time: 109:40 min

This will play on conventional CD players A landmark recording of J.S. Bach s St John Passion, sung in English the first for over forty-five years. With communicative zeal, beautiful articulation, and focused energy, the 100 voices of CEFC lend precision and power to the performance alongside the instruments of the Bach Camerata, one of the finest UK baroque orchestras, all under the inspired direction of David Temple. They are joined by a superb array of soloists including Robert Murray, Ashley Riches and Sophie Bevan.
Il Gardellino - Bach: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Il Gardellino - Bach: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:14 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Many scholarly questions still surround Bachs late work, the Musicalische Opfer (Musical Offering), but about the musics staggering brilliance there is no question. On this CD, the ensemble Il Gardellino combines this ornate contrapuntal masterpiece with the similarly late and intricate Einige canonische Veranderung uber das Weynacht-Lied, BWV 769, in many ways a perfect compliment to the Musicalische Opfer, for which theyve created this chamber music version especially for this recording.
Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (2017)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 151:11 min | 685 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 66 | Rls.date: 2017

Originally written for the three days of Christmastide 1734 and the beginning of 1735, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio has since gone on to become an established part of Advent and Christmas – just like turkey and Christmas pudding. With soloists Regula Muhlemann, Anna Lucia Richter, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Michael Nagy, the newly-formed enembles of the Gaechinger Cantorey conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann celebrate their first Christmas Oratorio together with this recording of all six cantatas!

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 14, 2015
Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 402 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 247 mb | Scans included | 65 min
Classical | Label: Decca | Rel: 2010

Jumping from Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon to Bach on Decca, oboist Albrecht Mayer continues to explore transcriptions as well as works originally for his instrument on Voices of Bach. This is a good and necessary thing since neither Mozart nor Bach wrote a sufficient number of works for the oboe to fill out a single disc. In the case of Bach, Mayer has hit on the ingenious solution of including not just Bach's canonical Oboe Concerto, plus his concertos for oboe d'amore and English horn, but also eight arrangements of well-known chorales for chorus and oboe. This serves the dual tasks of keeping the program interesting for the listener and challenging for Mayer, and it works brilliantly. With his apparently effortless virtuoso technique and his pungent but poignant tone, Mayer turns in soulful and stylish performances of the three concertos, plus sweetly spiritualized accounts of the chorales. The English Concert, the excellent English-based Baroque period orchestra, and Trinity Baroque, a very small but quite superb chorus, support Mayer's solos with graceful but heartfelt accompaniments, and Decca captures them in clean, warm, and open digital sound.

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 18, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.7Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (= ABO&C), founded in 1979 by Ton Koopman, are a group of musicians from all over the world, with a particular passion for the Baroque. About seven times a year they get together to perform live and make CD-recordings under the inspired direction of Ton Koopman...
The Bach Cantatas Website
Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)

Brazilian Guitar Quartet - J.S. Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra, BWV 1066-1069 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:05 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | Catalog: 3254

Although J.S. Bach's orchestral music has been transcribed for guitar ensemble before, notably selected Brandenburg Concertos by the De Falla Trio and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, this is the first recording of the four suites for orchestra that I have heard in a setting of this type; it is not a source of material that readily springs to mind for such treatment and certainly purists would decry such practices.
Duo Mélisande - Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Duo Mélisande - Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:35 minutes | 510 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

„The title „Goldberg Variations“, arose from a story, now thought to be doubtful, that they were commissioned for the 14 year old harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play. In 1802, the first biographer of J.S Bach, Johann Nicolaus Forkel, wrote that they were the 'model according to which all variations should be made'. The work has long been regarded as the most important set of variations composed in the baroque era. In the accompanying booklet to this CD, both Sebastien Llinares and Gilles Cantagrel cover the subject of Bach being transcribed. So called 'purists' should beware because nobody transcribed Bach's music like Bach himself - from violin to lute, from lute to harpsichord etc.“
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Repost]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.