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Bach J.S: Portrait of Bach
Bylsma, Bernius, Leonhardt
Bach J.S: Portrait of Bach
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Bylsma, Bernius, Leonhardt, Concerto Koln
Title: Bach J.S: Portrait of Bach
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: RCA Classics/Bmg
Release Date: 9/19/2000
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 696998932128

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Fantastic throughout
Sanja Kostic | mirro | 10/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This selection is created to be an introduction to Bach music. However, it is the best of Bach, featuring movements taken from the most popular concertos, suites and sonatas. Orchestras and musicians chosen are really stars, Tafelmusic, Concerto Koln, Lutz Kirchhof- lute, Janne Lemon- violin, Marten Root- t. flute, Charlotte Nediger- harpsichord, and many more. However the most impressive is Anner Bylsma- cello.

What is interesting, for me, that Bach music, largely created for scholars and all kinds of students for practicing musicality and techniques, has never been attractive enough to buy a CD and listen to it at home. Even the best musicianship of Casals and Yo- Yo Ma wasn't that good until I heard this Bach, of Anner Bylsma. He differs from others in essential approach to this music. In suites he plays dances as it is: No. 3 Burree is light, intense and playful. Other than authentic, an instrument and most likely tempo, there are amazing moments that he accomplishes by using a variety of strokes and makes the play unique and sparkling throughout. In sonata his musicianship comes to climax giving the organ the equal role particularly in dialogues. It is expressive and for the most part, very involving. Bravo!

Two cantatas are highly attractive and for one that is not familiar with theorbo, a forgotten baroque string instrument, Lutz Kirchhof plays lovely preludium on it. Awesome! For all this and for many more brilliant reasons, I recommend this CD as a mast for any kinds of an aueience.