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Keiko Nakata - Bach: Joy of Bach (2020)

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Keiko Nakata - Bach: Joy of Bach (2020)

Keiko Nakata - Bach: Joy of Bach (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 MB | Tracks: 16 | 63:56 min
Style: Classical | Label: Arcantus

Organ? Bach? Classical music? Yes! With pleasure! The joy of Johann Sebastian Bach seizes the listener immediately while listening to this recording. The organ being one of the most important instruments in Bach's oeuvre, Keiko Nakata explores prominent works she has written for this wonderful instrument.Besides sacred works like the Fantasia super: "Komm, Heiliger Geist", BWV 651 and the Choral prelude "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß", BWV 622, there are major works like the famous Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 and Bach's adaption of the Concerto d-Moll, BWV 596 after Antonio Vivaldi on Keiko Nakata's debut album. She plays on the organ of Marc Garnier in the Temple Saint-Jean in Belfort.

Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre, Karl Ristenpart - J.S. Bach: Oeuvres pour orchestre (6CD) (2000)

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Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre, Karl Ristenpart - J.S. Bach: Oeuvres pour orchestre (6CD) (2000)

Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre, Karl Ristenpart - J.S. Bach: Oeuvres pour orchestre (6CD) (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:21:25 | 2.3 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Accord | Catalog: 465 977-2

This German conductor was heavily involved in creating three orchestras in his lifetime, most notably the Chamber Orchestra of the Saar. With this group he is often considered to have created one of the definitive recorded collections of Bach's orchestral music. These recordings originally saw the light of day in the early '60s as a Nonesuch release on both LP and cassette. Following an out of print period, it was cause for celebration among Bach lovers when the French Accord label released a six-CD set comprising the entire set of Ristenpart recordings of Bach orchestral works.

John Holloway - Bach: The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo (2006)

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John Holloway - Bach: The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo (2006)

John Holloway - Bach: The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 823 MB | 02:12:20
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Rarely has this music been played so naturally and with seeming effortlessness, with such a commanding knowledge of both formal proportions and idiomatic character. John Holloway, one of the most distinguished baroque violinists of our time, has researched and practiced these works for forty years. Specializing in the repertoire from the baroque period (1600-1750) he perceives Bach in the context of his predecessors and contemporaries - such as composers like Schmelzer, Biber, Veracini (whose works he has presented in highly praised recordings in recent years) rather than in the perspective of romantic and modern violin literature.

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 4 (2009)

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Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 4 (2009)

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 4 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:59 | 372 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: 137

This disc offers balanced repertoire, virtuosic performances, life-like sound, and beautiful cover reproduction. As in the previous three recordings of Bach's concertos by Café Zimmermann, the program here balances soloists and tonalities for maximum effectiveness. The disc starts with the moving Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; follows it with the cheerful Concerto for two harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061; follows that with melancholy in the Concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044; and concludes with the joyous Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 for trumpet, recorder, oboe and violin in F major (BWV 1047).

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 6 (2011)

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Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 6 (2011)

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 6 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:19 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: ALPHA 181

A wonderful set of recordings, full of subtlety and expressiveness. The performances of the Brandenburg Concertos are the best overall set I've ever heard, particularly Brandenburg Concerto No1. In other recordings of this concerto either the string section or the wind instruments are often lacking, however in this recording there is a great sense of cohesiveness which makes the music sound like a conversation between the instruments.

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 5 (2011)

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Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 5 (2011)

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 5 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:23 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: 168

The ensemble Café Zimmermann, lead by violinist Pablo Valetti, is one of the new breed of Baroque groups offering lean, high-energy performances on historical instruments. The name refers to a Leipzig coffeehouse where Bach's Collegium Musicum instrumental ensemble might have performed in the 18th century. Imagined in that setting, the one-instrument-per-part performance here is plausible, although evidence that such performances occurred in Bach's time does not indicate that such performances were desirable. Bach himself requested an orchestra of 24 players from the Leipzig city council, and a piece like the Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, echoes French ensembles of that size.

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 2 (2004) (Repost)

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Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 2 (2004) (Repost)

Café Zimmermann - J.S. Bach: Concerts avec plusieurs instruments, Vol. 2 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:20 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: 048

The best thing about this release by Café Zimmerman – better than the stupendous performances, better than the glorious sound, better than the brilliant programming, better than the intelligent liner notes, and better even than the gorgeous reproduction of André Bouys' Servant Polishing the Silver on the cover – is the fact that it's the second release in a cycle of the complete concertos for diverse instruments by Bach. Led by violinist Pablo Valetti, Café Zimmerman is a lean and lovely period instrument chamber orchestra with impeccable ensemble, amazing virtuosity, incredible sensitivity, and endless nuances of tone and color.

Christophe Rousset - J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, French Ouverture, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (1992)

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Christophe Rousset - J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, French Ouverture, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue  (1992)

Christophe Rousset - J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, French Ouverture, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:32 | 473 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 433 054-2

Christophe Rousset is one of the finest and most exciting harpsichordists, and as a conductor is a leader in the late 20th century revival of French Baroque music. For the tuning enthusiasts out there, this CD was recorded on a 1751 Henri Hemsch (Paris) harpsichord tuned in Werckmeister III temperament.

Arthur Grumiaux - Bach: Violin Sonatas 1014-1023 (1990)

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Arthur Grumiaux - Bach: Violin Sonatas 1014-1023 (1990)

Arthur Grumiaux - Bach: Violin Sonatas 1014-1023 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:09:11 | 904 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 426 452-2

As in his set of Bach's unaccompanied violin music, Arthur Grumiaux plays this music with effortless mastery and a fine sense of Baroque style. You can count on this great musician to avoid letting any mannerisms or inappropriate romanticism intrude on the music, leaving you with pure Bach played with great refinement. The programming here is comprehensive, including alternate movements and a questionable work or two. Christiane Jaccottet makes her presence felt as an equal , and the recording still sounds excellent. It's hard to find better performances at any price, so as a "twofer" this is a great bargain.

Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)

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Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)

Wolfram Christ - J.C. Bach, M. Haydn, C. Stamitz: Viola Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:50 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | Catalog: 313312

Wolfram Christ can be a boring performer (witness a deadpan Berlioz Harold in Italy with Maazel), but these works seem to suit him perfectly. The J.C. Bach Concerto (is *that* really J.C. Bach???) is quite splashy, especially witness the final movement. It's very exciting, and definitely worth exploring, with a tuneful first movement, and a lovely second. The first theme of I comes back to haunt in III, making it a "cyclical" work.

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Bach: Magnificat, Cantata BWV 63 (1997)

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Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Bach: Magnificat, Cantata BWV 63 (1997)

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Bach: Magnificat, Cantata BWV 63 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 63:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'oiseau Lyre | 452 920-2 | Recorded: 1995

It was a good idea to assemble three pieces associated with Bach’s first Christmas at Leipzig. The Cantata No. 63 and the earlier E flat version of the Magnificat were both performed at Leipzig on Christmas Day, 1723, and it may well be that the D major Sanctus was also sung at the same services. Not all of the music, though, was newly written for the 1723 Festival. The Cantata was already in existence perhaps as much as ten years earlier when Bach may have performed it at Halle as his trial piece for the post of organist of the Liebfrauenkirche in which he was interested. There are notable differences between the E flat version of the celebrated Magnificat and the later, more frequently performed version in D major.

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Weihnachtsoratorium (2003)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Weihnachtsoratorium (2003)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Weihnachtsoratorium (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 147:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Regis Records | RRC 2004 | Recorded: 1993

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen present a vivid and joyful account of the Christmas story in this recording; Mark Padmore makes another appearance in the Evangelist role, with Michael George a convincing Herod and Libby Crabtree an appropriately light-voiced Angel.

Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)

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Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)

Rachel Podger - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 57:00+70:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | CCSSA41119 | Recorded: 2018

Violinst Rachel Podger presents the first recording of Bach's Cello Suites on violin. Bach had a habit of recycling his own compositions for different instruments and different uses. The examples are endless; concertos appearing as sinfonias in cantatas, or concertos for violins turned into harpsichord concertos. Podger, who has spent a fair bit of time coaching cellists, both modern and baroque alike, found herself playing along to demonstrate various points. ''I started catching myself playing some of the movements I particularly loved while warming up, and realizing that it was actually possible to play them on the violin, and to find a special expressive vocabulary at the higher pitch.''

Jonathan Plowright - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9: A Bach Book For Harriet Cohen (2010)

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Jonathan Plowright - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9: A Bach Book For Harriet Cohen (2010)

Jonathan Plowright - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9: A Bach Book For Harriet Cohen (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:03 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67767

In 1931 the pianist and muse Harriet Cohen invited all her principal composer friends each to make an arrangement of a work by J S Bach for inclusion in an album to be published by Oxford University Press. Published as A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen, it is recorded here for the first time by virtuoso pianist Jonathan Plowright. The disc is completed by eight other 20th century British Bach transcriptions.

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 521 Mb | Total time: 103:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD265 | Recorded: 2010

The Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festival, and have built a firm reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the world in their performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. Under their director Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Their 2009 disc of Bach’s St John Passion, also on Signum, was released to excellent reviews.