APE + CUE | 641 Kbps | Classical, Orchestra | 57min 22s | 1 CD | 263 MB Performer: Peter Kooy, Robin Blaze, Makoto Sakurada, Yukari Nonoshita Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Hilary Hahn - Plays Bach (1997)
Mp3 | 1CD | 320kbps avg. / 44.1kHz | 01:18:45 | 180 MB Genre: Classical Violin | Label: USA Sony classical
This is very first album of beautiful talent - Hilary Hahn. The Bach solo string music is, of course, one of the landmarks of classical music. These are some of the greatest pieces of music ever written. They are the musical equivalent of the plays of Shakespeare.
Alison Balsom s Bach is a spirited romp through various works of the master arranged for trumpet solo and a changing cast of colleagues. Orchestral works are done in a chamber reduction, with the trumpet taking the solo violin part; solo works, like two movements from Bach s Cello Suite No. 2, are played in arrangements for trumpet.
In a performance of BWV 1004 so vividly alive, the wary can relax. ..the great Chaconne is both purposefully plotted and breathtakingly executed - listen to the inexorably screwing-up of the tension as the music builds to the central D major section ~ BBC Music Magazine, January 2008