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Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 790 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 474 221-2 | Time: 01:51:00

Although not quite at the level of profundity of his teacher Gustav Leonhardt's recording, Kenneth Gilbert's 1983 recording of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier does have a style and polish that Leonhardt's too often lacked. Thus, while Leonhardt goes further into some of the minor-key fugues to find intellectual and spiritual depths that Gilbert does not plumb, Gilbert's playing is so much more elegant and graceful than Leonhardt's that it is difficult to choose between them. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of virtuoso works whose success depends on the effortless refinement of the player, the Gilbert, with its superbly remastered sound, will be the one to get. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of prayers written as preludes and fugues, the Leonhardt will be preferable. Both are superb and both belong in any Bach collection.
Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 9, 12, 26 (Uchida, Ashkenazy, Francesch) (2013/1989-90)

Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 9, 12, 26 (Uchida, Ashkenazy, Francesch) (2013/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.89 Gb (DVD9) | 95 min
Classical | EuroArts

Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and quickly replaced by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. Volume I features pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Homero Francesch each performing a concerto representing a different stage in Mozart's life. The performances on this DVD were shot in highly attractive baroque venues – at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, in Hampton Court Palace, London and in the Christian-Zais-Saal, Wiesbaden – capturing the atmosphere of a performance in Mozart’s lifetime.
Wilhelm Backhaus – Piano Masters - Schumann, Schubert, Bach (1999)

Wilhelm Backhaus – Piano Masters - Schumann, Schubert, Bach (1999)
Classical/Various style periods | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h15m | 189mb
Label: PEARL | cat. no. GEM 0046
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1, BWV 1004-1006 (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1, BWV 1004-1006 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:48 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Isabelle Faust has gone back to the original manuscript sources to offer us her versions of these iconic masterpieces of the violin repertoire. In Bach s time, music for solo instruments was still little explored territory, and his Sonatas and Partitas immediately established themselves as a benchmark, technically challenging and brimming with creativity.

Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 22, 2017
Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante"

Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante. Una fuga metaforica su menti e macchine nello spirito di Lewis Carrol"
Adelphi | 2007 | ISBN: 8845907554 | Italian | PDF | 879 pages | 75.1 MB

Gödel, Escher, Bach: un'eterna ghirlanda brillante, talvolta abbreviato in GEB, è un celebre saggio di Douglas Hofstadter, pubblicato la prima volta nel 1979 per Basic Books e vincitore di un Premio Pulitzer. Una nuova prefazione scritta da Hofstadter ha caratterizzato una ristampa altrimenti invariata nel ventesimo anniversario pubblicata nel 1999. Il libro ha come sottotitolo Una fuga metaforica su menti e macchine nello spirito di Lewis Carroll. …

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.
Mahan Esfahani - CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Mahan Esfahani - CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:48 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hyperion is delighted to present the debut recording of the wonderful young harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. He was the first harpsichordist to be named a BBC New Generation Artist or to be awarded a fellowship prize by the Borletti- Buitoni Trust. Here Mahan Esfahani has recorded CPE Bach's six 'Württemberg' sonatas, which were written in 17423 and published in 1744, and his thrillingly intense performances make the best possible case for this dramatic, beautifully written, endlessly imaginative but for some reason under-performed music.
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs
Julian Prégardien (Evangelist), Tareq Nazmi (Jesus), Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Ulrike Malotta (alto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900909 | Time: 02:57:16

The music of Bach's 'St. John Passion', which the composer wrote for Holy Week in 1724 immediately after his appointment as cantor of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig, still retains all its freshness and vitality nearly 300 years later, and is a true Baroque delight. The two main choruses Herr, unser Herrscher and Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine form the beginning and culmination of a large-scale orchestral and vocal structure in which Bach reveals his absolute mastery of polyphony. Inwardly reflective chorales are as much interwoven into the events of the Passion as the haunting arias which comment on the biblical texts of the Gospel of St John. Throughout this solemn Passion oratorio, there is a constant emphasis on Baroque musical magnificence. What makes this live recording of the concert version of March 7, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz so special? The fresh voices of the young and excellent vocal soloists, the regularly praised "astonishing three-dimensionality" and "crystalline clarity" of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra and, of course, the renowned period instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.
Andreas Staier - CPE Bach: The Keyboard Concertos Wq 43, Nos. 1-6 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Andreas Staier - CPE Bach: The Keyboard Concertos Wq 43, Nos. 1-6 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 94:26 minutes | 959 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Sei concerti per il cembalo concertato were the outcome of a period of intensive work between 1770 and 1772 shortly after Carl Philipp Emanuel arrived in Hamburg. Introducing one of his most exciting recording ventures, Andreas Staier explains the incredible diversity in unity of these works, whose arrangement is not linear, but concentric. One has the impression that Bach wanted to set a series of musical riddles which constantly force the audience to take a critical distance from its own listening. Staier is joined by the Freiburger Barockorchester in this fascinating disc of keyboard concertos.

Julia Fischer - Bach: Concertos (2009) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 15, 2017
Julia Fischer - Bach: Concertos (2009) (Repost)

Julia Fischer - Bach: Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 321 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 143 MB | Covers Included | 58:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 001249002

Only months after Deutsche Grammophon released Anne-Sophie Mutter's recording of Bach's violin concertos, Decca released Julia Fischer's recording of the same pieces. The similarities between the two discs run deeper than merely their shared repertoire. Both labels are branches of Universal Music Group and both violinists are individualistic German women, though Mutter is currently at the peak of her career while Fischer is just a bit past starting out. The differences, however, are likewise remarkable. The Deutsche Grammophon disc includes the world premiere of a new work by Sofia Gubaidulina dedicated to the violinist, while the Decca disc includes the more conventional coupling of Bach's Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV 1060.