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Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)

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Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)

Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 78:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2533 | Recorded: 2020

Songs of Solitude was conceived by the violist Hiyoli Togawa at a time when a virus was forcing people across the world into isolation and she herself needed to find a new rhythm of life as concert after concert was being cancelled. As she relates in the booklet to the disc, playing Bach – music that combines powerful emotions with a crystal-clear structure – became part of her daily routine, along with walks along the empty streets of Berlin. During these, the importance of remaining creative became even clearer to her, along with the idea to offer people the opportunity through music to reflect upon the difficulties of living through a pandemic. Having recently collaborated with the composer Kalevi Aho, she came upon the idea of asking him and a number of other composers to write for her – pieces that would ‘reflect life and work in the time of the coronavirus and that distil isolation in music’.

Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ophélie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 319 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP017 | Time: 02:16:57

Over the years, the Bach Suites have become a monument of the cello repertoire, to which all cellists return regularly. Some of the greatest did not record these works until they reached their years of maturity (Casals was over 60, Rostropovich was 63), while others have not hesitated to present several versions (Yo-Yo Ma, 1990, 1998; Janos Starker, 1957, 1963, 1983). Ophélie Gaillard’s first recording of the Suites, released on Ambrosie in 2000, was highly acclaimed internationally by the critics and her performance earned her a French Classical Music Award (Victoire) as a "Revelation" in the Solo Instrumentalist category. Ten years later, at the request of Nicolas Bartholomée, artistic director of Aparte and indeed Ambroisie, she agreed to record a new version on a cello made in 1737 by Matteo Goffriller, a contemporary of J. S. Bach. Ophélie Gaillard had already given us a reference performance of these pieces. Now we discover a prodigiously renewed vision of this masterpiece.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 1 [4CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 1 [4CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,15 Gb | Total time: 04:18:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Andras Schiff plays Bach: French Suites Nos. 1-6; Overture in the French Style in B minor; Italian Concerto in F major (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24110 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 36,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3528 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 7,09 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Surely Bach’s French Suites, which he composed during his years at Cöthen (1717–1723), are among the finest inducements to practise that any teacher has ever made to a pupil. In this case Bach wrote them for his young wife, Anna Magdalena. The over-riding impression left by these suites is one of endearing tunefulness. Clavier-Übung II is a later collection of didactic keyboard pieces. It comprises two greatly contrasted works: the Italian Concerto and the Overture in the French Style. These performances admirably demonstrate the thoughtful and persuasive approach that András Schiff adopts when performing Bach. Recorded live at the Bachfest 2010, Protestant Reformed Church of Leipzig, 11 June 2010.

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2012)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2012)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 511 Mb | Total time: 93:27 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Tafelmusik Media | # TMK1004CD2 | Recorded: 1994

The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are considered by musicians, critics and audiences alike among the finest musical compositions of the baroque era. Bach presented the concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Christian Ludwig, in Berlin, March 24, 1721, with the hopes some patronage would come his way. The music was preserved in the Brandenburg archives, and when rediscovered in the 19th century became some of the most beloved music of all time. Beloved is the operative word in this re-release of the masterpieces in the hands of Jeanne Lamon and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Christine Schäfer, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Hochzeitskantaten (1999)

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Christine Schäfer, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Hochzeitskantaten (1999)

Christine Schäfer, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Hochzeitskantaten (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 62:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 621-2 | Recorded: 1999

Christine Schäfer's bright, silvery soprano is a perfect vehicle for these solo cantatas. The adventurous Musica Antiqua Köln supports her in lively readings, full of spirit and animation. Schäfer sails through the technical demands with ease, but she also brings a welcome warmth and sensitivity to the texts. Some of the movements are taken at a clip that may surprise, but the performers bring it off with aplomb. The familiar Cantata No. 51 actually isn't a wedding cantata, but its joyous spirit fits the mood, so it's welcome all the same, especially in a performance of such agility and precision.

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2 (2000)

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The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2 (2000)

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 64:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0653 | Recorded: 1999

The absurd prejudice that long deprived us of adequate recordings of Bach's four Lutheran Masses (or short Masses, as they're also known because, in accordance with Lutheran usage, they set only the Kyrie and Gloria) seems finally to have died a death. The Masses' crime has been to be made up almost entirely of paraphrases of cantata movements from the 1720s, yet Bach is Bach, whatever the circumstances, and this is wonderful music which, like the B minor Mass, offers sober old-style polyphonic choral movements of impressive cumulative power alongside choruses of almost physical excitement and clamour and some first-rate arias with instrumental obbligato.

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (1999)

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The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (1999)

The Purcell Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 59:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0642 | Recorded: 1998

The Purcell Quartet’s first volume of Masses is very welcome… the clarity of texture is superlative, making this an excellent introduction to these pieces… all the instrumental playing is vivid, intelligent and sensitive.

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

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Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set
with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra; Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
J.S. Bach, William Byrd, Jeremiah Clarke, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Henri Duparc
P.I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Igor Stravinsky, Edward Elgar
Cezar Franck, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.85 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 881 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 145-2 | Time: 06:14:01

This fabulous five disc set is replete with some of those old Stokowski warhorses all recorded in absolutely mind boggling Phase 4 sound, overblown perhaps but astounding for its time. Decca's remastering is absolutely magnificent and the discs are jam packed with almost six hours of music. This is another fine memorial to a great conductor who remained astonishingly vital until the very end of his life.

Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)

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Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)

Musica Alta Ripa - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Solo Concertos vol. 1-5 (1996-2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,84 Gb | Total time: 55:04+65:49+64:43+65:45+60:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 309 0681/0685 | Recorded: 1995-1999

Musica Alta Ripa was founded in 1984. The recorder player Danya Segal, two violinists Anne Röhrig and Ursula Bundies, cellist Juris Teichmanis, and harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, all outstanding, sought-after musicians in their fields, joined forces to form an ensemble that owes its special aura to the commingling of their individual personalities.

Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Missae Breves (2016)

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Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Missae Breves (2016)

Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln - Johann Sebastian Bach: Missae Breves (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 110:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMY 2921939.40 | Recorded: 2006

Most modern discussions of Bach’s so-called Lutheran Masses bemoan the fact that scholars and Bach authorities have dismissed their intrinsic musical value because they are predominantly parodies–reworkings of existing music, in this case, movements from 10 different cantatas. Never mind that the “existing music” is all by Bach, and that Bach didn’t just insert new texts or change instrumentation, but he actually created virtually new works that stand firmly on their own.

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)

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Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 500 Mb | Total time: 110:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-587 CD | Recorded: 1992

The Swedish lutenist, Jakob Lindberg, developed his first passionate interest in music through the Beatles. He started to play the guitar and soon became interested in the classical repertoire. From the age of 14 he studied with Jörgen Rörby who also gave him his first tuition on the lute. After reading music at Stockholm University he went to London to study at the Royal College of Music. Here he further developed his knowledge of the lute repertoire under the guidance of Diana Poulton and decided towards the end of his studies to concentrate on Renaissance and Baroque music.

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)

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Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)

Luca Guglielmi - Johann Sebastian Bach in Montecassino (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Vivat Music Foundation | # VIVAT 108 | Time: 01:09:10

In a church in a quiet northern Italian town survives a hidden jewel: an organ dating from 1749 which is perfect for Bach’s music. In this recording, renowned Italian organist Luca Guglielmi presents a fine sequence of some of Bach’s finest keyboard works, played on the historic organ in the Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alice Castello. The programme is compiled from works by Bach collected by two eighteenth century scholars, Padre Martini and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, which would surely have been performed in the famous Abbey of Montecassino, a magnet for musical travellers on ‘The Grand Tour’. Martini and Rust played a major role in the creation of the first collected edition of Bach’s works. Guglielmi’s neatly-structured programme includes the brilliant Fantasia Chromatica, the solemn Fuga sopra il Magnificat, the fine Fantasia pro Organo in C minor and the great Fantasia & Fuga pro Organo, as well as Preludes and Fantasias, Duetti from the Clavierübung and seven Chorales for the Catechism, all demonstrating the vivid colours of this remarkable instrument.

New Century Saxophone Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2004)

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New Century Saxophone Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2004)

New Century Saxophone Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 77:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS SA 20204 | Recorded: 2003

When discussing the possibility of recording J.S. Bach’s “Die Kunst der Fuge” (The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080) with those in and outside the classical music world, the question of playing this great masterwork on saxophones invariably arises early in the conversation! After all, the saxophone was not even invented until nearly 100 years after Bach’s death. However, there are two interesting points which should allay any concerns as to the appropriateness of the music of Bach to the saxophone. First, Bach, who was known to be a man of precision regarding instrumentation and other musical issues, did not indicate any instrumentation for “The Art of Fugue.”

Helmut Walcha - Bach: Great Organ Works (1997)

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Helmut Walcha - Bach: Great Organ Works (1997)

Helmut Walcha - Bach: Great Organ Works (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 790 Mb | Total time: 73:48+71:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453064 | Recorded: 1956, 1962, 1969-1971

"…Walcha's…carefully calculated interpretations create a genuine sense of organic unity and a deeply musical sense of line and phrase, which gains from felicitous registration using highly suitable organs, splendidly recorded."
– The Penguin Guide