Testament Bach

Rachel Barton Pine - Bach - Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2016) [Digital Download 24bit/96]

Rachel Barton Pine - Bach - Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.38GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Avie Records

'Testament' is Rachel Barton Pine's very personal homage to the music of J. S. Bach, on which she performs the composer's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in the acoustic of her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, where she first heard and fell in love with Bach's music.
Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.73GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, AAM Records

Since 1727, JS Bach's "Great Passion" has gripped the hearts and uplifted the minds of audiences all over the globe. Nearly three centuries after its premiere, the work has lost none of its power to evoke feelings of compassion for all those who suffer. Its mix of urgent story-telling, meditative arias and mighty choruses sets St Matthew's account of Christ's betrayal, trial and execution eloquently and emotionally.
Aline Zylberajch, Alice Pierot - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Testament et promesses (2013)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Testament et promesses: works for clavier and violin (2013)
Aline Zylberajch, piano-forte, harpsichord; Alice Piérot, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: L'Encelade | # ECL 1201 | Time: 01:10:45

Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach’s second son Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788), Mozart said “he is the father, we are the children”. Indeed, Carl Philipp Emanuel is one of the major musical figures of this key period, the turning point between the baroque and classical aesthetics. Although he left a large body of work written for instruments of all kinds, the keyboard was always his favourite. He produced a number of collections for it, featuring numerous sonatas and freestyle works such as fantasias, a genre in which he excelled. Aline Zylberajch and Alice Piérot offer a selection of pieces for both violin and keyboard and solo keyboard, all composed during Carl Philipp Emanuel’s mature years, from the 1760s up until his death.
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:29 minutes | 2.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch is an unusually versatile violinist, predominantly known for her performance of period music but also excelling in many other styles and genres. Her position as concertmaster in the orchestra of Philippe Herreweghe is testament to her skill as an early music performer.

Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 22, 2017
Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski (2015)

Igor Levit - Bach: Goldberg Variations, Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:13:45 | 623 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88875060962

Following his landmark recordings, "Beethoven - The Late Piano Sonatas" and "Bach - Partitas", both of which has won him international acclaim, Igor Levit is now tackling another three major works: Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and Frederic Rzewski's Variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated".
It is testament to Igor Levit's invention and the command of his repertoire that in one release he is able to combine arguably two of history’s greatest sets of variations for the keyboard, complete alongside a classic of late 20th century piano music by contemporary composer Frederic Rzewski.
The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven - Beloved & Beautiful: Bohm, J.C. Bach, Schutz, J.S. Bach (2008)

The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven - Beloved & Beautiful: Bohm, J.C. Bach, Schutz, J.S. Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 61:51 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 27308

Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, a collection of love songs grew up. Under the title of the “Most beautiful of songs”, they found a home in the Old Testament-it was Martin Luther who first gave them the name of “Song of songs”-and since that time they have inspired and fascinated a vast number of theologians, mystics, philosophers, poets, painters, and, last but not least, composers. Particularly during the Baroque period, these poetic, sensual, vividly descriptive texts were set over and over again to music, and they inspired librettists to expand on the original texts.
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 77:30 min | 774 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2011

Since Bach was more than cryptic in indicating the instrumentation of what is often regarded as his musical testament, The Art of Fugue has been subjected to an infinite variety of arrangements for all sorts of instruments. This recording follows a series of performances in which the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin tested a highly unusual concept: rather than play uniformly one after the other the contrapuncti and canons that Bach left us, they have made great efforts to diversify both the instrumentarium and the macrostructure – to the point where we end up, to our delight, experiencing their interpretation as an exciting musical game for several players!
David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)

David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Resonus Classics | # RES10147 | Time: 02:24:58

GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2015 - BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR. This recording is the first time that the five-stringed Amati has been used to record the 6th suite and it is the only original five-string cello in existence in the UK and unique in being the only one by this maker. The Cello Suites are performed on two gut-string cellos Suite Nos. 1-5 on a Francesco Ruggieri from 1660 and Suite No. 6 the five-stringed Cremona cello by A. & H. Amati from c.1600, both tuned to Baroque pitch. Bachs cello suites are renowned as the pinnacle of the instruments repertoire and are performed here in period performances by the internationally acclaimed cellist, David Watkin. David Watkin has been performing Bachs Cello Suites in concert for 35 years, and Bachs unaccompanied cello repertoire has taken him all over Europe, from the Palace of Frederick the Great at Potsdam to the Prague Spring Festival, and, as part of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, included performances sitting by the font in which Bach was baptised.

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.

Fahmi Alqhai - The Bach Album (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Fahmi Alqhai - The Bach Album (2017)

Fahmi Alqhai - The Bach Album
Classial | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:54 min | 173 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the challenges for a modern-day viola da gamba virtuoso is the need to be constantly searching for (and finding) new and demanding solo repertory with which to demonstrate technical and interpretative prowess - especially given that the supply of this dried up during the course of the Baroque era. One of Fahmi Alqhai s solutions to this challenge is the more-than-legitimate recourse to transcriptions, and in a tour de force on 'The Bach Album' he presents four such reworkings all made by himself of solo instrumental masterpieces by the great composer.