Bach Herreweghe

Bach - Herreweghe - Motetten (2011)  

Posted by luckburz at July 21, 2012
Bach - Herreweghe - Motetten (2011)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Motetten
Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 278 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 146 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Phi # LPH002 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Vocal, Sacred

…These are terrific performances. The single voices or very small choir produce crystal clear textures, and this transparency combined with fine intonation and excellent ensemble produce a really memorable disc.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:17 minutes | 729 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa Solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music. With four superb soloists, a refined chorus and orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe invites us to a thoroughly transcendental experience.
Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)

Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 805 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908372.74 | 03:15:20

Philippe Herreweghe is widely considered to be one of the foremost Bach interpreters of our time. This four deluxe CD-Book collection is part of the Philippe herreweghe Bach Edition, and features key works from the Bach canon. Each set in the series is available at a very special low price and features packaging and liner-notes on a par with the best that harmonia mundi offers. These sets are a rare bargain and a must-have for collectors…
Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 814.37 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908360.62

There is no doubt that the forces Herrweghe has employed here are some of the best in the 'Passion' business. Aside from this, however, one cannot eliminate the fact that there are several other notable recordings of this work that stand on their own merit, which for the most part are as 'good' or as 'bad' as this one. The three that I own which includes this one(all reviewed by me on Customer reviews) are: Gardiner's 1988 recording with the outstanding Monteverdi Choir that sparkles and shines as only they can; the 1994 Cleobury King's College Choir recording, whose soloists are superb etc. etc. etc. So it all really amounts to what YOU hear and what turns YOU on!

Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Repost)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Jan. 23, 2011
Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Repost)

Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Suzuki)
EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 317MB
CD | Classical | 1999 | Bis | Playing Time: 68'56"

In the early 1730s Bach revised his E flat major Magnificat of 1723, transposing it to D major and omitting the interpolations peculiar to Christmas performances in Leipzig. (Recent research suggests such richly scored Latin Magnificats could be performed in Lutheran churches at some 15 annual festivals, not just the three – Xmas, Easter, Ascension – previously supposed.)
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Just in time for Christmas the Ricercar Consort present three festive works by JS Bach, where an exuberant ensemble, with flutes, oboes, trumpets and timpani, and voices to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and now director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional „Magnificat“.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier I (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier I (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:05 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pierre-Laurent Aimard again conquers the iconic keyboard repertoire by Johann Sebastian Bach after his hugely successful The Art of Fugue recording 2008. After The Art of Fugue which sold more than 60k worldwide this is another milestone in Aimard’s DG discography.
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:29 minutes | 2.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch is an unusually versatile violinist, predominantly known for her performance of period music but also excelling in many other styles and genres. Her position as concertmaster in the orchestra of Philippe Herreweghe is testament to her skill as an early music performer.
Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2000) (Repost)

Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 43:32 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951130

Rameau had the somewhat dubious fortune (in his own time, at least) to be such a powerful creative personality in the field of orchestral music that the quality of his dances sometimes overwhelms the operatic context in which he places them. From our point of view today, this hardly seems a liability, especially when it permits the performance of marvelous orchestral suites such as this from his various theatrical productions. Les Indes galantes (1735) contains some wonderful dance music, scored with the composer's usual imaginative flair.
Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gentt - Byrd: Infelix ego (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gentt - Byrd: Infelix ego (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:41 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent present their third project for Phi focussing on vocal music of the Renaissance. This time, it is the English composer William Byrd (c.1540-1623) who is being honoured. The title of the programme is that of Byrds motet Infelix ego, one of the greatest artistic statements of the 16th century. Its text is a meditation on Psalm 50, written by the Dominican Girolamo Savonarola, a remarkable man who waged a campaign against the corrupt Medici family in Florence.