Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Performers, Various ensembles, Giovanni Antonini|
Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (Includes Commemorative Book) (Box Set)
Volume 1, 15 Discs — Sacred Cantatas Nos. 1-14, 16-47; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 2, 15 Discs — Sacred Cantatas Nos. 48-52, 54-69, 69A, 70-99; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 3, 15 Discs — Sacred Cantatas Nos... more »
Volume 1, 15 Discs
Sacred Cantatas Nos. 1-14, 16-47; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 2, 15 Discs
Sacred Cantatas Nos. 48-52, 54-69, 69A, 70-99; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 3, 15 Discs
Sacred Cantatas Nos. 100-117, 119-140,143-149; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 4, 15 Discs
Sacred Cantatas BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199; 15 CDs; Harnoncourt/Leonhardt Volume 5, 11 Discs
Secular Cantatas App. Sacred Cantatas; 11 CDs; Koopman, Harnoncourt, Koopman, Goebel and others Volume 6, 14 Discs
The Sacred Vocal Works Masses,Magnificat, Passions, Oratorios; 14 CDs; Harnoncourt, Koopman, Corboz and others Volume 7
, 7 Discs
The Motets, Chorales & Songs Kirnberger Chorales,Schemelli Songs, Quodlibet Volume 8, 16 Discs
The Organ Works; 16 CDs; Ton Koopman Volume 9, 11 Discs
The Keyboard Works (I) The Well-Tempered Clavier, English & French Suites, Partitas etc; 11 CDs; Curtis, Ross, Wilson, Ruzickova Volume 10, 11 Discs
The Keyboard Works (II) Goldberg Variations, Toccatas, Fugues, Italian Concerto, etc; 11 CDs; Staier, Barchi, Leonhardt, von Asperen, Baumont, and others Volume 11, 13 Discs
The Chamber Music Violin Sonatas & Partitas, Flute Sonatas, Works for Lute, Art of Fugue, Musical Offering, etc; 13 CDs; Harnoncourt, Pianca, Tachezi, Brggen, Zehetmair, and others Volume 12, 10 Discs
The Orchestral Works The Concertos & Orchestral Suite; 10 CDs; Il Giardino Armonico, Harnoncourt, Leonhardt
It is beautiful music. Its not only for experts.
Chianne Cards | Seattle, WA USA | 02/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up trying to play a guitar, adoring the Beatles and The Doors. Now jazz and classical music has my attention. I love good music. This is good music. I don't think Bach ever did a crummy song. You don't have to be an expert ear to enjoy Bach. This HUGE CD project takes a year to hear...I'm almost half through it. If you plain love Bach, this is a fabulous collection. Some of the critics must have the type of ears that hear minute faults. Or they actually learned to play an instrument. I didn't. I just can't get enough of Bach! This music covers religious singing (in German, that adds to the mystical quality) that is definitely cathedral choir quality- it sends shivers through me - and operatic music, grand organs, polyphonic and counterpoint orchestral melodies that sound intelligent and clever and miraculous to me (I had to ask someone who knew about music about what the parts that I love are called). I'm one of the musically ignorant, but I'm glad I bought this. It is GRAND music. Turn it up and enjoy."
A wonderful collection - including WONDERFUL organ works
Gontroppo | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In contrast to the review by "A Bach Lover", I assert that Ton Koopman's performance in this set is wonderful. I do encourage you to buy the sampler and listen to Toccatta and Fugue in Dmin. This is the only performance of the piece I've ever heard where the performer actually tried to recreate not just the notes on the page, but the SPIRIT of the music--Koopman tries to actually get inside Bach's head. There are many nuances and articulations that performer-composers leave unwritten in a piece, especially Bach. The question then arises "Given what's written, what would he have actually played?" A particular trill articulation may have different meanings to different people, and perhaps have even been played differently every time Bach himself performed the piece. That single little trill mark at the beginning of Tocata and Fugue in Dmin may have just been a note Bach made to himself to play "some embelished series of notes"--or it may have indicated the precise A-G-A triple note series traditionally played--we will never know. While you may disagree on precisely what interpretations Bach may have used, there is no right or wrong in music--it is about the spirit. For the spirit and effort of trying to answer the question "Now what would Bach have actually played?", Ton Koopman should be applauded. Besides that, the organ works are very clear recordings on wonderful Baroque Dutch and German instruments which are just a thrill to listen to."
Treasure chest of great music
Bach fan | New York | 11/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This complete Bach edition from Teldec really is an event of epic proportions. It goes back to the beginnings of the "original instrument" movement. And it comes right up to the present, with some new performances by exciting names in Bach performance today. There's no way this could be the "definitive" version of Bach's music--no matter how great a "Hamlet" you;ve seen, there's always another great interpretation waiting in the wings. But it's amazing just to have the works at your fingertips like this, and with some real highlights (especially in the choral music and keyboard volumes), this will delight you for years to come."