Bach

David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)

David Oistrakh and Hans Pischner - Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019 (2016)
Classical, Violin, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:49:00 | 251 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2016

David Oistrakh is considered the premiere violinist of mid-20th century Soviet Union. His recorded legacy includes nearly the entire standard violin repertory up to and including Prokofiev and Bartók. Oistrakh's violin studies began in 1913 with famed teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky.
Andras Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD, Reissue 2007

András Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830 (1984) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8234 | Time: 02:17:18

When it came time for Johann Sebastian Bach to publish his Opus 1, what work do you think he picked? One of the sacred cantatas? One of the Brandenburg Concertos? One of the cello suites? No, none of the above. In 1726, Bach chose his B flat major Partita to start his publishing career – and once a year for the next five years, he published five more partitas, then collected them under the title Clavier-Übung in 1731. When it came time for Hungarian pianist András Schiff to make his major-label debut, what work do you think he picked? Yes, that's right. In 1985, Schiff released his recording of the complete partitas – and followed it with many more Bach recordings over the next few years until he'd released nearly the complete canonical works by 1996. And yes, Schiff's partitas are wonderful.

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 29, 2016
Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 322 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:45
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67826

The arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, for string trio by Russian violinist and composer Dmitry Sitkovetsky has taken on a life of its town, with multiple performances and even a sort of electronic remix by Karlheinz Essl. The appeal for string chamber groups longing to share in Bach's riches is obvious, and for audiences it appears to be another case of Bach's music standing up to whatever you do to it. Like most other annotators, Hyperion's Nigel Simeone tries to claim that the arrangement is on a par with the numerous transcriptions Bach made of his own works. It is no such thing; the string chamber texture by its nature adds expressive devices that were not of Bach's world, and he would have found Sitkovetsky's version bizarre.

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 13, 2016
Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Organ | Label: Vivat Music Foundation | # VIVAT 108 | Time: 01:09:10

In a church in a quiet northern Italian town survives a hidden jewel: an organ dating from 1749 which is perfect for Bach’s music. In this recording, renowned Italian organist Luca Guglielmi presents a fine sequence of some of Bach’s finest keyboard works, played on the historic organ in the Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alice Castello. The programme is compiled from works by Bach collected by two eighteenth century scholars, Padre Martini and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, which would surely have been performed in the famous Abbey of Montecassino, a magnet for musical travellers on ‘The Grand Tour’. Martini and Rust played a major role in the creation of the first collected edition of Bach’s works. Guglielmi’s neatly-structured programme includes the brilliant Fantasia Chromatica, the solemn Fuga sopra il Magnificat, the fine Fantasia pro Organo in C minor and the great Fantasia & Fuga pro Organo, as well as Preludes and Fantasias, Duetti from the Clavierübung and seven Chorales for the Catechism, all demonstrating the vivid colours of this remarkable instrument.
Reinoud van Mechelen & A nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 69:43 | ~162 Mb
Label: Alpha Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

The young tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen, whose career is currently in full flower, appears as a guest soloist with todays leading conductors of Baroque music. He has decided to devote his first solo album to a composer whom he interprets with elegance and contagious joy: Johann Sebastian Bach. The title Erbarme dich naturally evokes for music lovers the celebrated alto aria from the St Matthew Passion; but it is also the incipit of a sorrowful, sensuous aria for tenor and flute from the Cantata BWV 55. This album marks the birth of the ensemble founded by Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis, and the start of his collaboration with Alpha, which will extend over several years.
The Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (2008)

The Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (2008)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:29:15 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

The Gemini Series features an impressive roster of singers, conductors, soloists, and ensembles of international renown, all from the incomparable EMI Classics stable. EMI's rich legacy of recording expertise comes to the fore in performances from the 1960s to the 1990s. Gemini titles are predominantly collections of single composers and fantastic value with well over an hour of music on each CD, making them the ideal place to start or develop a collection of classical music. Each 2-CD set contains over two hours of music for a fantastically low price. Attractively designed and packaged in space-saving brilliant boxes, each set includes three-language booklets with detailed notes on the music.
Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)

Montenegrin Guitar Duo - J.S.Bach: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 63:20 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

Bach’s keyboard works known as the English Suites offer a series of dance movements which, despite their name, owe more to earlier French and German models. This is the first of two recordings of the complete English Suites arranged for two guitars by the distinguished Montenegrin Guitar Duo. Transcriptions of Bach for solo guitar have been popular since the nineteenth century and the emergence of the guitar duo extends still further the potential for exciting and revelatory performances.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.
Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)

Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)
Natalia Gutman, cello, Alexei Nassedkin, piano; Vassily Lobanov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Live Classics | # LCL 203 | Time: 00:50:03

Live Classics’ Natalia Gutman “Portrait” series continues with a second volume documenting the cellist’s work from her early career up to the present. A 1967 German radio broadcast of the Debussy Cello Sonata stands out for Gutman’s warm, expansive tone and strong, fluid support from pianist Alexei Nassedkin. A few moments of uncertain intonation and less-than-centered articulation in the second movement’s opening pizzicatos are a small price to pay for fine overall ensemble values. Gutman shines in the declamatory, slow-motion passages that dominate the outer movements of Schnittke’s First Cello Sonata, and throws herself head first into the central Presto’s roller-coaster arpeggios and ruthless clusters. A gripping performance, this: every bit as authoritative as Alexander Ivashkin’s with the composer’s widow Irina Scnittke at the piano. She’s a more sensitive colorist than Gutman’s solid yet comparatively monochrome Vassily Lobanov.

Gabor Boldoczki - Bach (2010, Sony Classical # 88697724182)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Nov. 18, 2016
Gabor Boldoczki - Bach (2010, Sony Classical # 88697724182)

Gabor Boldoczki - Bach
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra / Kristof Barati / Soma Dinyes
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 304 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # 88697724182 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Trumpet

The Hungarian trumpeter, Gábor Boldoczki (…) received the coveted Prix Davidoff of the Reemtsma-Foundation for his "technical perfection and fully-developed artistic virtuosity", followed by the highly esteemed Prix Young Artist of the Year in 2002. After previously being awarded the Echo Klassik as Best Newcomer in October 2003, Gábor Boldoczki was again honoured by the German Phono Academy in 2008 as Instrumentalist of the Year.