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Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

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Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 49:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Quartz Music | # QTZ2051| Recorded: 2005

Lots of other groups than the ones Bach would have known have decided they wanted a piece of him, from Stokowski's Philadelphia Orchestra to recorder consorts, brass groups, and even teams of electronic musicians. All these settings involve a degree of compromise. A string quartet, for example, brings a grammar of articulation to Bach that may give him a disagreeable accent. This project, originating in Russia, offers something of a middle ground for listeners who may enjoy the sound of Bach played by a contemporary ensemble: it has been carefully done so as to keep the structures of the Goldberg Variations front and center, with no more variety of texture than they would receive on a piano. Arranger Andrei Eshpai, whose career as a composer dates back into the Soviet era, chooses the combination of two oboes, an English horn, and a bassoon for his wind quartet – all double reeds.

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 111:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN0507 | Recorded: 1989

Harry Christophers's account, with The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra it was recorded live in the rich acoustic of St John's Smith Square, London, in March 1989, with a chorus of eighteen and a period instrument band of twenty-one. Christophers leads a solid, warm, and effective account of the 1724 version. Ian Partridge is a distinctive and compassionate Evangelist; the unusual timbre of his elegant, mature voice often calls to mind that of Aksel Schiøtz. Once again, the singing and the playing are of a particularly high quality. Having opted for the original versions of 'Betrachte meine Seel' and 'Erwäge', Christophers makes extensive use of the lute as a continuo instrument in other portions of the Passion.

Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)

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Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)

Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 470 Mb | Total time: 106:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 293-2 | Recorded: 1996

…The only source for the `St. Luke Passion' is a score copy begun by Johann Sebastian Bach and completed by his son Carl Phillip Emanuel….Wolfgang Helbich is a persuasive advocate of the score. Good sound, texts and translations.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 508 Mb | Total time: 114:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 0983-2 | Recorded: 1999

Peter Neumann ist der erste, dessen Aufnahme die zweite Fassung der ›Johannes-Passion‹ in einem Durchlauf hören läßt. Dies ist insofern wichtig, als durch die Änderungen die Aspekte ›Schuld‹ und ›Sünde‹ stärker akzentuiert werden, die theologische Aussage des Werks also in eine etwas andere Richtung weist. Das eigentlich Bemerkenswerte der vorliegenden Einspielung ist der Einsatz einer großen Kirchenorgel als Continuoinstrument, was den Arien und Chorälen eine ganz eigene Färbung verleiht.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Bach: Mass in B-minor (2016)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Bach: Mass in B-minor (2016)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Bach: Mass in B-minor (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 105:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HAF 8905293.94 | Recorded: 2016

One of the supreme monuments of western sacred music, the Mass in B minor has been constantly reexamined by successive generations of performers. The questions it raises for musicologists and conductors are many and varied; each of them strives to give his or her own reading with the necessary humility. It was in this frame of mind that William Christie tackled the work in the course of a memorable tour in 2016.

Karl Münchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben - Bach: Cantatas BWV 80, 140 (1993)

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Karl Münchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben - Bach: Cantatas BWV 80, 140 (1993)

Karl Münchinger, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben - Bach: Cantatas BWV 80, 140 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 58:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 436 226-2 | Recorded: 1984

Münchinger uses WF Bach's alterations to Einfeste Burg (the addition of trumpets and kettledrums to the two largest movements), which - with the fresh, even raw, singing from soloists and chorus alike — makes this a dramatic almost triumphalist account; Wochet aufis similarly spacious and joyful. The sound is excellent; die chorus particularly vivid.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,78 Gb | Total time: 11:31:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 108-2 | Recorded: 1984-1994

Bachs Passions and other great choral works in performances with the Staatskapelle Dresden under the masterly direction of Peter Schreier who also sings the role of the Evangelist. Schreiers aim in Bach interpretation is to bring new lightness without following the full dictates of authentic performance, and in this he succeeds superbly. The recording is first rate, with the choral forces well separated.

Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

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Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)

Passionen & Messen / Passions & Missae [10CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,56 Gb | Total time: 10:04:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691955112 | Recorded: 1981-1993

10 CDs mit Passionen, Messen und Motetten passend zur Osterzeit . Neben den beiden berühmten Passionen von Bach - der Johannes- und Matthäuspassion - sind weitere hörenswerte Aufnahmen enthalten. Die Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi von de Rore oder den Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae von Zelenka sind hervorragende und selten aufgenommene Werke, interpretiert von herausragenden Künstlern.

Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

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Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

Julian Bream - Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998;
Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 55123 2 1 | Time: 01:09:56

Julian Bream is, without a doubt, one of the premiere classical guitarists of the modern recording era. Comparisons between great guitarists is often unfair and misleading as they each have their own styles - and each musician and his/her style tends to be particularly well suited to certain types of music. For example, Andres Segovia's style, cultivated by self-teaching throughout his now ended life, concentrated on flowing legatto smoothness and flowing melodies. Bream's, on the other hand, while equally masterful, is better characterized as emphasizing the precision and crispness of each and every individual note. What better composer to focus on to show this particular proclivity that J. S. Bach, whose work, having been written largely for the keyboards (harpsichord) but also for the lute and triple harp, tends to emphasize the kinds of music Bream excels at. Stacatto phrasings, each written to be played with crystalline exactness, are the types of pieces wherein Bream's magnificence is conspicuous and best showcased. Thus, the special relevance of this particular compilation of some of his best Bach work on this CD.

Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2013)

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Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2013)

Iván Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23967 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 36,5 GB
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2044 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 11,1 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese

This 2012 recording of the most influential and wide spread oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach features the Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer, a visionary in his field, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The double choir is the essential musical aspect on which Iván Fischer’s interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is based. Only by consistently seizing on that duality will all the complementary layers stand out as they should. He describes this essential fundamental aspect as follows: “You can’t do the St. Matthew in an unreligious way. The only approach is from a deep, universally religious feeling.

Charlotte Mattax Moersch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2019)

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Charlotte Mattax Moersch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2019)

Charlotte Mattax Moersch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 503 Mb | Total time: 76:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur | CEN 3721 | Recorded: 2018

The Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach are without doubt one of the greatest of all keyboard masterpieces. Charlotte Mattax Moersch gives us an informed and gripping performance of this unquestioned masterpiece. Harpsichordist Charlotte Mattax Moersch has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. Since capturing First and Third Prizes in basso continuo and solo playing in the International Harpsichord Competitions in Paris, France and Bruges, Belgium, she has appeared in solo recitals in New York, London, Edinburgh, Rome, Geneva, Paris, and Amsterdam, and at historic venues, among them Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Mozarteum, and the Palazzo della Cancelleria.

Siegbert Rampe, La Stravaganza Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (1996)

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Siegbert Rampe, La Stravaganza Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (1996)

Siegbert Rampe, La Stravaganza Hamburg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 709 Mb | Total time: 52:08+73:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 45255 2 0 | Recorded: 1993, 1995

La Stravaganza, under their director/harpsichordist Siegbert Rampe, are a Hamburg-based ensemble. Their performances of the six Brandenburg Concertos, together with the Triple Concerto in A minor (BWV 1 044), and a version of the Fifth Brandenburg which predates by about three years Bach's presentation copy to the Margrave, provide stimulating and mainly satisfying listening. It is perhaps a pity that the earlier version of the First Concerto was omitted from the recording, since it reveals significant textual variants from the Brandenburg, above all the scoring of the second of the two Trios.

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)

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Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester, Chorus Musicus - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 582 Mb | Total time: 132:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-72/73 | Recorded: 1992

Felix Mendelssohn's celebrated 1829 revival of the St. Matthew Passion lives on in legend as the starting point of the rediscovery of Bach's music. Mendelssohn performed the work again in 1841 in Bach's own church in Leipzig; the score and performing parts from that occasion have survived, so it's possible to revive Mendelssohn's revival fairly accurately. Conductor Christoph Spering, Chorus Musicus, and Das Neue Orchester (playing 19th-century period instruments) have done just that–with fascinating results.

Rüdiger Lotter, Hofkapelle München - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (2013)

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Rüdiger Lotter, Hofkapelle München - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (2013)

Rüdiger Lotter, Hofkapelle München - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 530 Mb | Total time: 39:20+48:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88765477882 | Recorded: 2013

Nur wenige Werke der Musikgeschichte erfreuen sich so großer Beliebtheit wie die 1850 wiederentdeckten Sechs Brandenburgischen Konzerte von Johann Sebastian Bach. Diese dem Markgrafen Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg gewidmeten Konzerte wurden von der Hofkapelle München unter der musikalischen Leitung von Rüdiger Lotter in einer erfrischenden Interpretation neu eingespielt und bestechen durch ihre straffen Tempi. Zahlreiche bekannte Solisten wie Dorothee Oberlinger, Hille Perl, Rüdiger Lotter u. a. brillieren in den von Bach untereinander sehr unterschiedlich instrumentierten Konzerten.