Herreweghe Bach

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…
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 - 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.)
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.
Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)

Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:05 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Philippe Herreweghe directs these Schumann concertos with severity and urgency, with an impact that’s particularly strong in the opening movement of the A minor piano concerto. The soloist is Andreas Staier, who plays a mid-19th century J.B. Streicher instrument. But it’s not just the use of period instruments (this is certainly the kind of piano Schumann would have known) that proves so fascinating here; rather, it’s the minutely detailed way in which soloist and conductor interact during this performance. Note, for instance, how astutely Herreweghe’s wind players articulate the sorrowful first subject group after the soloist’s opening salvo, a passage that sets the tone for all that follows.
Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sei Solo - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD

Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Sei Solo' - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 812 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Phi | # LPH008 | Time: 02:25:44

Over the past 40 years Philippe Herreweghe has been working with some extraordinary soloists with whom he has had very fertile and stimulating dialogues, both musically and personally. Philippe Herreweghe: "It seems important to give these musicians the opportunity to express themselves on the label PHI in works they are particularly fond of." This is the case of the present recording. Christine Busch, leader of the orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent, recorded the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach - a work she admires, and she has been playing since her childhood. Philippe Herreweghe: "Christine Busch inspires by her technical perfection, her strength, her humility, her sense for poetry, as well as by her qualities needed to serve the greatest of all composer".
Beethoven - Collegium Vocale Gent / Herreweghe - Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123 (1995, Harmoni Mundi # HMX 2901557) [RE-UP]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa Solemnis in D major Op. 123
Collegium Vocale Gent - Orchestre Des Champs-Élysées - Philippe Herreweghe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 312 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmoni Mundi # HMX 2901557 | Country/Year: France 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…And Herreweghe himself is actually an apt interpreter of the work. Not only does he have a knack for bringing out better than the best in his performers, but he actually seems to believe in the spiritual and sublime essence of the work, a very, very rare quality in any conductor these days…