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Geistliche Kantaten

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Bach: Geistliche Kantaten (11CD) (2008)

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum - Bach: Geistliche Kantaten (11CD) (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,03 Gb | Total time: 10h 55min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0184212BC | Recorded: 1975-1984

These performances are not, to be sure, historically informed, nor are they fashionably chamber-like. The Thomanerchor is traditionally large (and all male), and it is accompanied in four of the 11 discs by the Gewandhaus Orchestra and in the remaining seven by the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum. The roster of the latter is not listed, but, like the Gewandhaus Orchestra, its players use modern instruments and are not adverse to vibrato. On the other hand, Rotzsch does avoid, for the most part, languid tempos and extravagant gestures. The young men of the Thomanerchor are well trained and attentive and make, collectively, a joyfully controlled noise. The orchestral players and instrumental soloists, too, are beyond reproach. Similarly, Rotzsch’s soloists are top-drawer. Among the latter, Arleen Augér, Otrun Wenkel, Peter Schreier, and Hermann Christian Polster make the most frequent appearances, but the others, including the likes of Regina Werner, Doris Soffel, Theo Adam, and Siegfried Lorenz, are splendid as well. Rotzsch, himself, sings on two of the discs (he is a tenor).
–George Chien

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 16, 2018
V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 16:02:55 | 3,83 Gb | Scans 13,39 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning. Teldec's mammoth Bach 2000 box set represents a kind of culmination of that original attempt to come to terms with Johann Sebastian Bach's unparalleled legacy.
Cantus Thuringia - Melchior Franck Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen (2020)

Cantus Thuringia - Melchior Franck Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen (2020)
FLAC tracks | 69:00 | 330 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

Melchior Franck is one of the most important composers of the early 17th century in German lands. The formidable ensemble Cantus Thuringia presents him here in world premiere recordings of 19 motets in a sensitive and virtuoso manner Melchior Franck was often mentioned as one of the most important composers of his time, alongside Praetorius, Schütz and Schein. Born around 1580, he became court conductor of Duke Johann Casimir von Sachsen-Coburg in 1602. Franck's "Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen" of 1608 occupies an important place in the history of biblical motets, the genre that predominated in sacred German music of the early Baroque period On this album 19 of 24 motets from this collection are collected, recorded by Cantus Thuringia & Capella under the direction of Christoph Dittmar.
Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Kantaten No. 32 (2020)

Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Kantaten No. 32 (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:01:06
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (Dearest Jesus, my desire), BWV 32, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the dialogue cantata (Concerto in Dialogo) in Leipzig for the first Sunday after Epiphany and first performed it on 13 January 1726 as part of his third cantata cycle.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Schütz: Geistliche Chormusik (1996)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Schütz: Geistliche Chormusik (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 60:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901534 | Recorded: 1994

…This is the best you will ever hear of the "Spiritual Choir-Music of Heinrich Schuetz (1585-1672). This one-disk performance is a selection of ten of the 49 motets in Schuetz's 1648 opus, interspersed with six quite distinct selections from the Kleine Geistliche Konzerte of 1636. The two sources are radically different; the earlier works are in the operatic 'secunda prattica' style of Monteverdi, sung by soloists over decorated basso continuo; the later works are superbly old-fashioned choral polyphony of the 'prima prattica' of composers dead before Schuetz was born. As a concert listening experience, the combination is highly effective, offering a variety and sprightliness that a through-reading of the complete Geistliche Chormusic can't provide.
Ludger Rémy - Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte II, Op. 9 (2018)

Ludger Rémy - Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte II, Op. 9 (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 519 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 31 | Time: 117:18 min

Heinrich Schutzs compositions were hugely influenced by the horrors of the Thirty Years War. He continually assimilated his anxious and painful experiences into his works, but in the process created an optimistic, peaceful view of the future. His Kleine geistliche Konzerte II are also a highly sensitive response to the social conditions of the time. This new recording of these works is now being released as part of the Schutz Complete Recording.

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.3  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 27, 2018
V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.3

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.3
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 15:49:28 | 3,75 Gb | Scans 13,87 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning. Teldec's mammoth Bach 2000 box set represents a kind of culmination of that original attempt to come to terms with Johann Sebastian Bach's unparalleled legacy.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21264 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: German, Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 11520 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 99 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: German, Latin / PCM / 5ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BIS | Sub: English, Japanese

In June 1995, a virtually unknown group of Japanese musicians embarked on the monumental task of recording the complete sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Almost eighteen years later, on 23rd February 2013, the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki – by then household names in the international music world – reached their goal, as they finished recording the 55th disc in a series which in the meantime had met with overwhelming acclaim worldwide. Made in conjunction with the final cantata recording, this film commemorates the occasion. Besides filmed performances of the three last cantatas – Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV191, Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV69 and Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 – the film includes interviews with Masaaki Suzuki and key members of Bach Collegium Japan as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
Miriam Feuersinger, Franz Vitzthum, Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel - Christoph Graupner: Duo-Kantaten (2018)

Miriam Feuersinger, Franz Vitzthum, Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel - Christoph Graupner: Duo-Kantaten (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 65:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus ‎| CHR 77427 | Recorded: 2018

It was Christoph Graupner who was selected as the Thomaskantor in Leipzig after Johannes Kuhnau, and it was only the fact that Graupners patron in Darmstadt did not let him go that Johann Sebastian Bach got the job! In fact Graupner was the more famous and more modern composer during those years, yet history almost forgot him for more than two centuries even having composed five times as many cantatas as Bach. An important and highly praised step in the re-discovery or Graupners music was already presented by the soprano Miriam Feuersinger and her ECHO Klassik awarded debut release on Christophorus together with the Capricornus Consort Basel. She is now joined by countertenor Franz Vitzthum for a new album of duo cantatas. This is music of great depth, with the two voices blending so well that sometimes they seem just one.
Eugen Jochum - Anton Bruckner: Geistliche Chorwerke (Sacred Work for Chorus) (1987) (4CD Box Set)

Eugen Jochum - Anton Bruckner: Geistliche Chorwerke (Sacred Work for Chorus) (1987) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 958 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 546 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 423 127-2

These three masses are early works but Bruckner had already gestated into Bruckner by the time of their composition. His symphonies regularly quote motifs from these works; they resonated in his mind down the years (and in fact, the F Minor Mass was written as a palliative gesture when the poor bugger was madder than usual).