Bach Labadie

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:10:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 38316

A new recording from violinist Rachel Podger is always worth attention. And before you even get to appreciating the first-class performances - faithful realizations of Bach’s Art of Fugue skillfully arranged for strings - you notice the immediate, vibrant presence of the instruments. The sound is stunning, reminiscent of the early days of digital recording, when listeners used to marvel at how realistic the sound was. Channel Classics has been doing this forever; we just may have forgotten how special it is when it’s done right.
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos - Mork, Labadie, Les Violons du Roy (2011)

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos - Mork, Labadie, Les Violons du Roy (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 94492

C.P.E. Bach would undoubtedly rejoice, were he alive, upon hearing this album of his cello concertos by Truls Mørk and Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie. From the opening notes, one cannot help but feel the orchestra is fantastic. The A major Cello Concerto begins with vigor and liveliness, with the ensemble playing perfectly together in tempo with great spirit. Mørk plays just as well, with a clean, accurate, and somewhat light touch.

The Purcell Quartet - J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 5, 2017
The Purcell Quartet - J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas (2000) (Repost)

The Purcell Quartet - J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas (2000)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:12:37 | 389 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chaconne | Catalog: Chan 0654

Rarely do we feel the presence of Bach so vividly on a recording as we do here with this set of Trio Sonata arrangements, performed by violins, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. What a perfect combination, thanks to Richard Boothby's settings and to the wonderfully synergistic interaction among these very experienced early music players–violinists Catherine Mackintosh (in her best recorded performance in a while) and Catherine Weiss, gambist Boothby, and harpsichordist Robert Woolley.

J.S.Bach - Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 - Purcell Quartet  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 27, 2010
J.S.Bach - Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 - Purcell Quartet

J.S.Bach - Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 - Purcell Quartet
CD | APE + CUE + audiochecker.log (unknown rip) | Front Cover HQ | 379.2Mb | 1:12:37
Chandos- 0654(CD) | Dec 1997

Rarely do we feel the presence of Bach so vividly on a recording as we do here with this set of Trio Sonata arrangements, performed by violins, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. What a perfect combination, thanks to Richard Boothby's settings and to the wonderfully synergistic interaction among these very experienced early music players--violinists Catherine Mackintosh (in her best recorded performance in a while) and Catherine Weiss, gambist Boothby, and harpsichordist Robert Woolley. There's certainly nothing wrong with arranging Bach's music like this--and indeed, Boothby does "mix things up" by transposing keys and instrumental lines--as Bach himself reused, rearranged, and transposed his own and others' music. In these string versions of pieces normally performed on the organ we hear occasional enticing hints of the violin concertos and, because of the instruments' different registers and colors, the lines emerge in new and surprising ways. This disc makes a nice companion to Bernard Labadie's arrangement of the Goldberg Variations for strings and continuo, recorded with Les Violons du Roy on Dorian (see reviews and features): both are distinguished for their learned, totally faithful, yet refreshingly entertaining and enlightening recastings of music that's not only timeless but seemingly limitless in its revelatory capacity. The sound is demonstration quality--this is one of those recordings that when you turn it up to just the right level, the instruments come to stunningly real, three-dimensional life, no fancy surround-sound or other high end equipment needed.
ClassicsToday - David Vernier

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pietro De Maria - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:34 min | 229 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

It was with his acclaimed Chopin recordings that Pietro De Maria established his reputation, and the Polish composer makes up the bulk of his discography. Of late, he has turned his attention to Bach, and over the last two years has taken both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier into the studio (review ~ review). I was fortunate enough to review them, and each made a profound impression. He remains with Bach for his latest release, and what better follow-up than the Goldberg Variations.
Frédérick Haas, Mira Glodeanu & Ausonia - J. S. Bach, Concertos pour violon et pour clavecin (2017) [24/96]

Frédérick Haas, Mira Glodeanu & Ausonia - J. S. Bach, Concertos pour violon et pour clavecin (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:53 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Les Concertos de J.S Bach sont à placer parmi les perles les plus miraculeuses que nous a transmis le dix-huitème siècle. Vitalité, lyrisme, intensité mais légèreté, complexité mais fraîcheur, éloquence, couleurs… tout y est. Un bonheur inépuisable à partager avec le public. Depuis une vingtaine d'années, Ausonia, Frédérick Haas et Mira Glodeanu pratiquent les concertos de J.S Bach. Voici enfin leur enregistrement très attendu : le premier opus, enflammé et poignant de Hitasura Productions.
Pierre Hantai - Johann Sebastian Bach: Variations Goldberg, BWV 988 (2003)

Pierre Hantaï - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9945 | Time: 01:18:28

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have played a central role in harpsichordist Pierre Hantai’s musical life since his early youth. At 28 he recorded the work for the Opus 111 label (now available on Naïve), a highly acclaimed release that stands among the work’s choice versions. Over the past 11 years Hantai evidently has rethought and refined his interpretation, as revealed in this 2003 remake. There’s greater rhythmic freedom and variety of articulation, plus a more subjective approach to ornaments and agogics, especially in the repeats (he observes all but those in Variation 15, 25, and the Aria Da Capo; the 1992 recording honors all repeats save for Variation 25). Variations previously characterized through Hantai’s seamless legato technique (Nos. 3, 6, 8, 11, 17, and 18, for example) are further enlivened by detaché finger strokes and more inflected phrasings. The latter infuse Variations 7, 10, and 16 with greater resilience and rhythmic verve than their earlier counterparts.
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011) (Repost)

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 145:39 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog: 8802065

Youngest son of J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Bach rose to prominence in England during the early Classical period much the same as his father dominated the German Baroque. His writing was influenced by his father, of course, but also by the fashions being explored by Haydn. J.C. Bach also served as a bridge to Mozart, whose work and early writings were also influenced by the junior Bach. A total of 15, three-movement symphonies were published under Opp. 6, 9, and 18.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:19 | 435 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 469

Given the considerable number of recordings that have tried to place Renaissance compositions within the context for which they were written, it is odd that the same has so rarely been done for Bach. After all, most of Bach's output consists of Gebrauchsmusik, music written for daily use. This release by Scotland's historical-instrument Dunedin Consort and its leader John Butt shows the possibilities of this approach.

The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 15, 2017
The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach

The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach (Pocket Guide: Music) by Nicholas Kenyon
2011 | ISBN: 0571233279 | English | 512 pages | EPUB | 0.5 MB