The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 1080i HDTV DD5.1 MPEG-2-gc04
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Johann Sebastian Bach – Bach – Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:57 minutes |  284 MB | Genre: Classical
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© Sony Music | Recorded: April 28 & 29, 2014 at Air Studios, London, Great Britain

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today — renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences.
Now Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach’s sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before ‘violin and orchestra’ arrangement of the famous “Chaconne” from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn’s piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann’s accompaniment), and the universally beloved “Air on the G string.”
“Bach is the composer who got me hooked on music in the first place,” says Bell, whose “house was filled with Bach when I was growing up.” He also began his music career with Bach. Says Bell, “I made my first appearance as soloist with an orchestra when I was seven years old. The concerto was by Bach, and Bach’s music has been central in my life, even though I have until now resisted recording his music. My approach to Bach has been continuously evolving. I grew up deeply influenced by a tradition of Bach playing that has since gone out of fashion with the arrival of the ‘original instrument’ movement. What fascinates me is how the beauty of Bach can shine through both when performed in a ‘romantic’ style (if done tastefully of course!) and also when done with a more ‘historically informed’ approach.”

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Joachim Raff – Orchestral Works Vol. 2 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Jarvi (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:51 minutes | 944 MB | Genre: Classical
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© Chandos Records | Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 9 and 10 July 2013

This is the second volume in a series from Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dedicated to the orchestral music of the Swiss-born composer Joachim Raff. Although he was a highly popular and prolific composer during his day, his works quickly fell out of the repertoire after his death and are largely forgotten today. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Järvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as ‘peerless’ by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff’s music.

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