Bach

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.
Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017)

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:12 min | 337 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

With its transcriptions for accordion of several J. S. Bach masterpieces, this CD gives listeners an opportunity to rediscover and enjoy the music of this great Baroque composer from a new perspective.
Anna Wall, Lisandro Abadie, Orchestre Musique des Lumières & Facundo Agudin - Bach Mirror (2017)

Anna Wall, Lisandro Abadie, Orchestre Musique des Lumières & Facundo Agudin - Bach Mirror (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:45 | 124 MB
Label: IBS Classical

This album presents two transcriptions of the cantatas BWV 170 and BWV 82: two polyphonic works of Joaquín Des Prés and William Byrd, that appear here like "two old faces" of Bach. Heaven appears as a territory of inspiration, a kingdom of peace and joy, beloved delight of the soul (BWV 170). These four works are reflected in a mirror of inspiration: the theme of the final game and farewell to the deceased Master. This vision of the "Beyond" provides a space of harmony in which both cantatas connect, as an echo of the mysterious scene of the presentation of Jesus in the temple …
Marion Verbruggen, Mitzi Meyerson - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas (1994)

Marion Verbruggen, Mitzi Meyerson - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 135 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907119 | Time: 01:02:59

This is a delightful, inventive, witty, charming, enchanting, inspiring disc. In the Verbruggen disc, only four of the six sonatas appear together, plus one other trio sonata (BWV 1031). Perhaps Ms. Verbruggen thought that BWV 526 and 528 did not translate well to the recorder. In any event, the recorder and the harpsichord are outstanding here, as is the recording quality. Highest recommendation.
Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black (2017)

Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale - Bach in Black
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:22 min | 326 MB
Label: naïve classique | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The melancholy genius of Bach, as told by the voice and violin of Dmitry Sinkovsky.

Yulianna Avdeeva - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 7, 2017
Yulianna Avdeeva - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017)

Yulianna Avdeeva - Johann Sebastian Bach
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:14 min | 253 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva performs three keyboard masterpieces representing three important stages in Bach's creative life. In them, dance rhythms, extravagant improvisations and lyrical beauty combine to showcase the composer's genius.

„Yulianna Avdeeva not only has impeccable technique, she “knows” her Chopin, and conveys his music with intensity and tenderness. She loves its furore, its melancholy and fragility.“ (Der Westen)
Berliner Barock Solisten - Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (2017)

Berliner Barock Solisten - Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 94:17 min | 536 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Berlin Barock Solisten release a spectacular new recording of one of the Baroque era’s most celebrated masterpieces. Thirty years after Goebel’s first reference recording of the Brandenburg Concertos, Goebel and the Berlin Barock Solisten revisit the Brandenburgs.
Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)

Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 460 Mb | Total time: 69:42+38:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SM2K 52591 | Recorded: 1957, 58, 67, 69

Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best.
-David Hurwitz

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:20 min | 403 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute was a very popular instrument in Bach’s day. The various types of lute had for centuries been influential in shaping the development of music. Certain musical terms are in fact directly derived from lute-playing technique, including the expression style brise, coined by Couperin to denote lute-like arpeggiated chords on the harpsichord. During the first half of the 18th century, Sylvius Leopold Weiss was particularly renowned and respected for his consummate mastery of the lute.