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Bach - Herreweghe - Motetten (2011)
Author: luckburz

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.
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Bach - Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (Philippe Herreweghe) (2010)
Author: Sowulo

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...
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Bach - Oster-Oratorium, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium, Kantaten (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]
Author: Sowulo

Bach - Oster-Oratorium BWV 249, Himmelfahrts-Oratorium BWV 11,
Kantaten BWV 2, 20, 43, 44, 66, 176 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 3cd, 834.02 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908354.56

Once in while a recording comes along in which the performers, producers, and recording team get everything right. This is one of them. First issued in 1995, this production of Bach's Easter "oratorium" easily can claim supremacy among several very good alternatives. Largely cobbled from an earlier secular cantata for a duke's birthday, the music is some of Bach's most poignant while being alternately festive and meditative. There are no "roles" as we find in the Passions, no Evangelist-type recitatives, no chorales, and there's no real dramatic story line. Instead, we visit a particular scene--Peter, John, and the two Marys discover the empty tomb and contemplate its meaning.
David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]
Author: SERTiL

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself. Details
Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]
Author: Sowulo

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!
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Christine Busch - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sei Solo - Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2012) 2CD
Author: Designol

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".
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Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - J.S.Bach: Johannes-Passion [2001]
Author: Vilboa

J.S.Bach - Johannes-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) [2001]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 901748.49 | TT: 110:51 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 459 Mb

Philippe Herreweghe uses the second of Bach's four versions of the St. John Passion, the one from 1725, which substitutes some of the arias and the opening chorus, along with lesser changes. The result is somewhat more dramatic than the standard version, which Herreweghe recorded previously. Those familiar with the conductor's work will find his usual warmth, making the most of the lyric moments, but they'll also find greater sensitivity to rhythmic and dramatic thrust and a generally livelier approach. The singers are uniformly fine. Padmore is an unusually effective Evangelist, projecting the drama without undue overacting. Many will want this for Andreas Scholl's countertenor solos, which are first-rate, but the magnificent "Es ist vollbracht" will disappoint those familiar with the greater depth of renditions by contraltos like Maureen Forrester and Janet Baker. Bright-voiced soprano Sibylla Rubens is another attraction, singing with fervor, and the orchestra and chorus of the Collegium Vocale Ghent are outstanding. This attractively packaged set goes to the head of the class. --Dan Davis
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Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - J.S.Bach: Matthaus-Passion [1999]
Author: Vilboa

J.S.Bach - Matthäus-Passion (Philippe Herreweghe) [1999]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi HMC 901676.78 | TT: 161.22 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 634 Mb

Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday in 1727 at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. It is the largest single composition Bach ever wrote, both in terms of length and in terms of instrumental and vocal forces. It requires two choruses, two orchestras, four vocal soloists for the arias and vocal soloists for each of the various character parts. Philippe Herreweghe's 1999 recording of Bach's masterpiece features a stellar cast and was a perennial catalog bestseller.
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Bach: Ich Elender Mensch - Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
Author: peotuvave

Bach: Ich Elender Mensch - Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phi | Catalog Number: 12

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
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Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]
Author: SERTiL

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time. Details
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