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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 539 Mb | Total time: 113:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | MIR136 | Recorded: 2010

Bach wrote his passion-oratorio during the first year of his assumption of duties in Leipzig. The city fathers were rather strict in their Lutheranism, and forbade anything that remotely smacked of the newly-found opera craze that was infecting the country at the time, and seeped into the passion music of such luminaries like Telemann. As a result Bach was constrained, if such a word can be used, to employing the gospel only as the source of his libretto. Because of this the St. John Passion has perhaps the greatest text of any passion ever written, and Bach was determined to make the piece worthy of the scriptures he was setting.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,29 Gb | Total time: 135:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 802236.37 | Recorded: 2015

Bach revised his Johannes-Passion regularly: he returned to it over a period of twenty-six years, from 1724 to his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. But the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless Passion.

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)

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Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 65:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 204-2 | Recorded: 2017

Johann Sebastiani's name no doubt will be familiar only to a few certified music experts. Born in Weimar in 1622, Sebastiani spent a good many years of his life in Konigsberg, where he arrived around 1650 and later was appointed court chapel master. He composed countless occasional works as well as a St. Matthew Passion (1672) – a welcome addition to CPO's picture of Lutheran church music and a work closing a gap in the history of Passion settings between Heinrich Schutz and Johann Sebastian Bach. Stephen Stubbs, Paul O'Dette, and their Boston Early Music Festival Chamber & Vocal Ensemble have fond memories of Bremen, where they have recorded in the radio broadcast hall on various occasions and produced Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Baroque opera La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers, for which they won a Grammy Award in 2015. Their current release featuring Johann Sebastiani's St. Matthew Passion pays tribute to Konigsberg's music culture and to the composer who was one of its central representatives.

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1993

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Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1993

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 647 Mb | Total time: 144:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45814-2 | Recorded: 1992

This is vintage, classic Koopman: Tempi that never linger, orchestral textures that accord privilege to clarity and insight over effect and superb, beautifully articulated, solo vocal lines. Koopman's lucidity might appear a little too detached or cool for some listeners who are used to responding to the emotional charge of Bach's Passions. One of Koopman's greatest strengths is his grasp of architecture: of the unfolding of the passion events; of the relative roles and interactions of the soloists and 'crowds'; of the inevitability of events in a musical - as opposed to a Biblical - sense.
A logical consequence of this is a performance that's neither perfunctory nor devoid of emotion. It knows where it's going. It bases one event on foreknowledge of what happens next. As a result there is a certain businesslike feel though it’s never perfunctory.

Saltatio Mortis - Zirkus Zeitgeist: Live Aus Der Grossen Freiheit (2015) [2CD +2DVD + Blu-ray Box Set]

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Saltatio Mortis - Zirkus Zeitgeist: Live Aus Der Grossen Freiheit (2015) [2CD +2DVD + Blu-ray Box Set]

Saltatio Mortis - Zirkus Zeitgeist: Live Aus Der Grossen Freiheit (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Napalm Records, 0602547791238 | ~ 778 or 277 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 97 Mb
DVD9+DVD5: MPEG 2, 720x576 (16:9), 25.000 fps
DTS, 48.0 kHz, 6 ch, 1 510 kb/s / PCM, 48.0 kHz, 2 ch, 1 536 kb/s
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC Video 1080i, 25 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Medieval Folk Metal

~ Recorded the 20.11.2015 at the Grossen Freiheit 36 in Hamburg. ~

Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)

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Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)

Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 130:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 432 500-2 | Recorded: 1964, 1965

Kurt Redel conducts unaffectedly but with passion and is beautifully supported in this with an excellent orchestra and beautifully balanced choir of faultless intonation. The story moves at a good pace as the the tragedy unfolds and is interspersed with some stunning arias, many of them affording moments of still reflection as is befitting for a passion. The singers are faultless and often superb with Sena Jurinac at the height of her artistry, Theo Altmeyer a fine evangelist who knows how to tell a story. Franz Crass always was a lovely, musical singer with a well-rounded, rich voice.

Felix Koch, Neumeyer Consort, Gutenberg-Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Markus-Passion, Fassung von 1744 (2018)

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Felix Koch, Neumeyer Consort, Gutenberg-Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Markus-Passion, Fassung von 1744 (2018)

Felix Koch, Neumeyer Consort, Gutenberg-Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Markus-Passion, Fassung von 1744 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 87:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus | CHR77423 | Recorded: 2017

Bach’s lost St Mark Passion was first performed in Leipzig on Good Friday 1731 and a second time in 1744 in a revised version. Though Bach's music is lost, the libretto by Picander is still extant, and from this, the work can to some degree be reconstructed. Unlike Bach's earlier existing passions (St John Passion and St Matthew Passion), the Markus-Passion is probably a parody – it recycles previous works. Which of his own works Bach may have taken for his St Mark Passion led to numerous speculations. Differently from further reconstructions the Frankfurt musicologist Prof. Karl Böhmer used the revised Picander text from 1744 which schedules one Aria and a chorale more than the 1731 version. Other parts have been revised and complemented.

Falco - Golden Hits (1995) {Megastop/PVS Music}

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Falco - Golden Hits (1995) {Megastop/PVS Music}

Falco - Golden Hits (1995) {Megastop/PVS Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 525 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: pop rock, Europop, rap

Golden Hits a 1995 compilation CD by Austrian singer and semi-rapper Falco. This was released in Malaysia by Megastop/PVS Music.

Dschinghis Khan - Star Collection (2008)

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Dschinghis Khan - Star Collection (2008)

Dschinghis Khan - Star Collection (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 906 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 307 Mb
Full Scans ~ 28 Mb | 01:05:41 + 01:01:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, Pop, Schlager, Euro-Dance | Sony BMG Music Entertainment #88697307882

Dschinghis Khan was a German pop band created in 1979 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. The name of the band is the German spelling of Genghis Khan and was chosen to fit the song of the same name written and produced by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. Appearing at the height of the disco boom and following on the heels of other German-produced bands such as Boney M, Arabesque, and Silver Convention, the band achieved wide popularity throughout the world, especially in Europe, Russia, and Japan, though they went wholly unnoticed in the United States. Their songs invariably were themed on historical figures and exotic cultures and locales. Though the group broke up in the mid-1980s, it has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity on the internet due to a video of them peforming their hit song Moskau being discovered. The video and the song associated with it have become a popular topic on blogs and can be considered an internet fad. The band re-formed in late 2005.

William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)

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William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)

William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24240 | Recorded: 2010

This is a selection of outstanding examples of Buxtehude’s vocal and instrumental music. Settings of Latin biblical texts and ariosa-style works based on German hymns, alternate with instrumental sonatas. The recording has been given a special “North German” colouring through the use of a wide range of historical wind instruments such as the Baroque trombone and dulcian.

Quatuor Diotima, Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Schoenberg, Webern, Berg: The String Quartet and the Voice (2010)

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Quatuor Diotima, Sandrine Piau, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Schoenberg, Webern, Berg: The String Quartet and the Voice (2010)

Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg - The String Quartet and the Voice (2010)
Quatuor Diotima, string quartet; Sandrine Piau, soprano; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:04:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | # V 5240

Recordings that include strings quartets by Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern are common, but an album that includes music for quartet and voice by each of them is a rarity. Schoenberg's Second String Quartet, with a part for soprano in its third and fourth movements, is standard repertoire, but the version of Berg's Lyric Suite with a vocal part in the final movement is highly unusual, and Webern's bagatelle with voice, an unpublished movement apparently once intended to be part of the Six Bagatelles, Op. 9, receives what is probably its first recording. Novelty aside, the high standards of these performances make this a formidable release. Founded just before the turn of the millennium, Quatuor Diotima plays with the assurance and mutual understanding of a seasoned ensemble. The quartet has a lean, clean sound and the ensemble is immaculate, playing with exquisite expressiveness, an ideal combination for this repertoire.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Händel arr. Mozart: Der Messias KV 572 (2014)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Händel arr. Mozart: Der Messias KV 572 (2014)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Händel arr. Mozart: Der Messias KV 572 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 543 Mb | Total time: 122:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 5054196055523 | Recorded: 1991

In 1789 Mozart arranged George Frideric Handel's Messiah on behalf of a group of Viennese noblemen.He abridged the work in an effort to tauten the drama, transposed arias to suit his singers' abilities and he subjected it to a fundamental re-orchestration to adapt the sound of the work to the musical taste of his time. lt was not until the 20th century that the historical and musical value of Mozart's Messiah arrangement was reappraised. Mozart's interpretation of Handel's Counterpoint and his synthesis of Baroque and Classical stylistic elements give the work a compelling new sound.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion (arr. Robert Schumann) (2007)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion (arr. Robert Schumann) (2007)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (arr. Robert Schumann) (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 103:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 091-2 | Recorded: 2006

When Schumann was offered the post of music director in Düsseldorf in 1850, his first main project was to perform the St. John Passion, which had never been presented there, in April 1851: “It is much bolder, more powerful, and more poetic than the St. Matthew. This one seems to me not to be free of diffuseness and to be exceedingly long, but the other – how compact, how thoroughly genial, and of what art!” Robert Schumann

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Ch - J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Ch - J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 652 Mb | Total time: 157:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 427 648-2 | Recorded: 1988

Gardiner’s reading of the St. Matthew Passion is conceived and executed on the highest level, an example of period practice that is unlikely to be bettered any time soon. The performance as a whole vibrates with life: soloists are first-rate, and wonderfully well chosen for their respective parts, and the work of chorus and orchestra is exemplary. The recording, made in 1988 in the spacious ambience of The Maltings, Snape, near Aldeburgh, is well balanced and exceptionally vivid.

Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Passion Cantatas (2009)

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Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Passion Cantatas (2009)

Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Ich will den Kreuzweg gerne gehen; Passion Cantatas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 69:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 299-2 | Recorded: 2006-2007

The five cantatas presented on this disc share several elements. They are all for solo bass and orchestra, and Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus deals with Christ’s agonies in the garden of Gethsemane, with three recitatives setting the scene surrounding two arias for Jesus, ending with an aria by the narrator inviting all to contemplate Christ’s sacrifice. Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen is a meditation on the moment of Christ’s death. Ich will den Kreuzweg gerne gehen expresses the narrator’s desire to follow the way of the cross in Christ’s footsteps. The other two cantatas are more tangentially connected to the events of the passion, although they mention the passion as motivation for the sinner to prepare for eventual union with his Savior.