Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kaori Muraji, guitar - Plays Bach








Kaori Muraji, guitar - Plays Bach
Guitar | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 291 MB
October 29, 2008 | Decca | RapidShare


Bach's music was waiting for someone like Kaori Muraji to arrive. She is perfectly suited to define this composer for the guitar, specifically the qualities of calmness, symmetry and delicacy. She recognizes and is able to realize the spiritual element that is implicit in any Bach composition.
People argue about the best way to represent Bach; is it better to use the emotional approach championed by Glen Gould, or the cerebral approach preferred by Alfred Brendel (both on piano). Kaori Muraji finds the balance between the two schools of thought. It is fascinating to listen to this artist mature. She's young, but has been playing for almost 30 years. Its hard to believe she could get any better, but she keeps doing so. Expressively, she is very understated, filled with complexities but straightforward nonetheless. Her playing is like a mother's hand brushing her child's forehead; it has the power to connect and comfort, to bring one instantly but gently into the present moment. Recording quality is excellent and again the packaging is wholly lustrous. Her recordings tend to be conservative, but reflective. Each listening reveals something more, they are so well thought out and executed and there is something transcendent in her playing anyway. Kaori's arrangements are different and the flow is quite different too, very tender, measured and open. She is always sublimely expressive but the expression is very internalized. This collection has her playing both solo as on "Joy of Man's Desiring" and with orchestra as on "Air on the G String."

Tracks:
01 - Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 - I. Allegro 9:20
02 - Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 - II. Siciliano 05:47
03 - Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 - III. Allegro 07:42
04 - Air on the G string 04:31
05 - Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - I. Allegro 03:56
06 - Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - II. Largo 03:03
07 - Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - III. Presto 04:19
08 - Choral Jesus bleibet meine Freude 04:01
09 - Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - I. Allmanda 02:51
10 - Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - II. Corrente 01:34
11 - Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - III. Sarabanda 04:30
12 - Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - IV. Giga 02:32
13 - Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - V. Ciaconna 14:44
14 - Menuet, BWV Anh.114&115 02:34


5 comments:

  1. Indeed..that made me curious in the first place and also it is very comforting to see Bach's music being so popular in Asia too!

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  2. Considering that the only Christian country in Asia is the Philippines. Amazing!

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  3. RS says: This file is suspected to contain illegal content and has been blocked.

    What a pity!

    Can you reupload? Thanks a lot, anyway,

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  4. Here is the new link
    http://rapidshare.com/files/283336159/KaMuBa.txt.html

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