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Ian Page, The Mozartists - Mozart in London (2018)

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Ian Page, The Mozartists - Mozart in London (2018)

Ian Page, The Mozartists - Mozart in London (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 716 Mb | Total time: 144:50 | Scans included
Classical | Signum Classics | SIGCD534 | Recorded: 2015

The Mozartists present an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood stay in London from 1764-65. The wide-ranging programme includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony (composed when he was eight years old), along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded.

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Kantaten der Bach Familie (2019)

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Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Kantaten der Bach Familie (2019)

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Kantaten der Bach Familie (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 66:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Richercar | # RIC401 | Recorded: 2018

Having recorded the complete motets composed by the ancestors of Johann Sebastian Bach (RIC 347), Vox Luminis now tackles their complete spiritual concerts and sacred cantatas, in which the instruments – particularly the strings – play a highly important role. In the cantata for the Feast of St Michael the Archangel by Johann Christoph Bach, trumpets and drums are enlisted to evoke the battle of the archangels in heaven. To round off this programme, Vox Luminis presents the cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden by Johann Sebastian Bach, in its original version dating from his Arnstadt period, containing copious elements linking it to the music of his forebears.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Music at the Court of Mannheim (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 53:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564698526 | Recorded: 1963

A thoroughly democratic balance of forces is evident in 'Music at the Court of Mannheim', a distinct and adventurous foray into early classical repertoire heralding Harnoncourt's debut recording for Teldec; a legendary career itself was born in the alert strains of these pioneering works.

Peter Szüts, Miklós Spányi, Concerto Armonico - Johann Christian Bach: Symphonies (1991)

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Peter Szüts, Miklós Spányi, Concerto Armonico - Johann Christian Bach: Symphonies (1991)

Peter Szüts, Miklós Spányi, Concerto Armonico - Johann Christian Bach: Symphonies (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 67:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD 31448 | Recorded: 1991

The five symphonies by the 'London Bach' on this Hungaroton disc have been chosen from three different collections. Bach's first set (Op. 3), though not his first essays in symphonic writing, printed in London in 1765, is represented by Symphonies No. 1 in D major and No. 2 in C major. From Op. 6 come Symphony No. 1 in G major and what is probably the strongest and best known work in the programme, No. 6 in G minor. Lastly there is Symphony No. 2 in E flat major from a set of three collected under the title Op. 9, printed in The Hague.

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Christian Bach: Six Favorite Overtures (1986)

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Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Christian Bach: Six Favorite Overtures (1986)

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Christian Bach: Six Favorite Overtures (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 202 Mb | Total time: 40:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'oiseau Lyre | # 417 148-2 | Recorded: 1983

The year after J. C. Bach arrived in London he published three sets of works, among them this set of "Favourite Overtures". All but one of them had been heard in the King's Theatre, where he served as resident composer. Only one, the first on this disc, prefaced an opera of his own, Orione; Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 were written for pasticcios produced at that theatre between summer 1762 and early 1763, while No. 3, as far as we know, was not known in London, making the title "favourite" seem a little optimistic (it had been written for an opera heard in Turin in 1761). Being opera overtures, and essentially products of his Italian period, they are rather lighter in content and manner than most of J. C. Bach's music.

Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)

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Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)

Henri Ledroit, Ricercar Consort - Kantaten der Bach‐Familie: Solo Kantaten (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 47:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 020002 | Recorded: 1983

The Ricercar Consort is a Belgian instrumental ensemble founded in 1980 together with the Ricercar record label of Jérôme Lejeune.The founding members were violinist François Fernandez, organist Bernard Foccroulle, and viola da gamba player Philippe Pierlot. The initial repertoire was focussed on the German Baroque, and the Consort was closely identified with the series Deutsche Barock Kantaten. In recordings and concerts the Consort was joined by baroque specialist singers including; Greta De Reyghere, Agnès Mellon, countertenors Henri Ledroit and James Bowman, tenor Guy de Mey and bass Max van Egmond, as well as the cornett player Jean Tubéry.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Der Jenaische Wein- & Bierrufer (2001)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Der Jenaische Wein- & Bierrufer (2001)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Der Jenaische Wein- & Bierrufer: Musical Humor with the Bach Family (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 64:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 797-2 | Recorded: 2001

It is mentioned in almost all biographies of Johann Sebastian Bach: Bach was part of a large family of musicians and at festive gatherings the musical gifts were used to increase the revelry. We know, for example, an occasional piece by Bach about the departure of a brother, in which the wailing of the family who stayed behind, the dangers of the journey and the sound of the post horn (as a sign of the departure of the stagecoach) are portrayed in a humorous way.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 586 Mb | Total time: 131:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 791-2 | Recorded: 2000

Composed in 1778, J.C. Bach's La Clemenza di Scipione is a nice, direct, fat-free work. The arias tend to be short (not one of them is a da capo), the recitatives are to the point and likewise brief, and the action moves swiftly. Roman Scipio (tenor) has taken Cartagena and Spanish soprano princess Arsinda (and her soprano pal, Idalba) prisoner. Male soprano, fellow non-Roman Lucieo, is betrothed to Arsinda, while the Roman general Marzio (tenor) is in love with Idalba and vice-versa. The whole plot revolves around the heroic Lucieo's attempts to rescue Arsinda, et al., his being taken prisoner, and his being threatened by death if he refuses to pledge allegiance to Rome.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Re di Giuda (2002)

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Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Re di Giuda (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Rè di Giuda (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 652 Mb | Total time: 134:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 895-2 | Recorded: 2001

Written for London audiences in 1770, Johann Christian Bach’s only extant oratorio, Gioas, Re di Guida, is a proverbial curate’s egg. Attempting to please both those weaned on Handel and those hoping to hear the oratorio genre given a rococo makeover, it failed to please either. Such was London’s veneration for the spirit of Handel that Bach was booed when he dared play an organ interlude between acts; and despite George III’s patronage, the work was soon neglected. Audiences of the time simply did not want to hear Italian operatic conventions in their oratorios.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,13 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)

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Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)

Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 55:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 474 1942 | Recorded: 2003

'Lamento' is a stunning collection of rarely-heard music by the Bach family. Magdelena Kozena brings these long-forgotten treasures to life with her trademark artistry and acclaimed style, accompanied by Musica Antiqua Koln and Reinhard Goebel. "A voice that has already melted some notably stony hearts… one of the class vocal acts of the early 21st century." - The Times (London)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 60:19+76:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 477 6153 | Recorded: 1996-2003

If your ideal vocal recording places the performer next to your seat and your ideal vocal performance has the performer singing directly into your ear, this disc by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená will be just about ideal. No matter what the repertoire – and Kozená performs everything from Bach to Gounod to Shostakovich – and no matter what the context – and Kozená takes on everything from song to opera to oratorio – Kozená is right next to the listener, singing straight into his/her ear. Given her exceedingly warm tone, her extremely rich delivery, and her extraordinarily sibilant pronunciation, Kozená's intimate delivery may be too much for those with heart conditions or those all too easily affected by singers. But for those made of sterner stuff, Kozená's performances here will be the stuff dreams are made of.

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Johann Christian Bach: 3 Quintets, Sextet (1988)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Johann Christian Bach: 3 Quintets, Sextet (1988)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Johann Christian Bach: 3 Quintets, Sextet (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 68:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion ‎| # 423 385-2 | Recorded: 1987

Here is charming and completely diverting music. These melodious chamber works by Johann Christian Bach, known as "The London Bach" overflow with catchy melodies that will put a smile on the face of any music lover. This is not music with a message other than to entertain and the youngest son of Johann Sebastian was an imaginative composer who embraced the new Classical era. He was among the earliest masters to perform solos on the then newfangled pianoforte. Mozart took lessons from J.C. Bach and was much influenced by him. Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert play these beguiling works with a sense of joy and delight.

Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)

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Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)

Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,41 Gb | Total time: 10:16:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697937062 | Recorded: 1989-1994

Das Vokalensemble Cantus Cölln unter der Leitung von Konrad Junghänel gehört heute zu den renommiertesten Formationen seiner Art. Die über 30 CD-Einspielungen von Cantus Cölln wurden mit zahlreichen internationalen Preisen ausgezeichnet und umfassen musikalische Raritäten ebenso wie wegweisende Interpretationen von "Klassikern" des barocken Repertoires.