Philip Bailey overdoses on Bach's Complete Works, Brilliant Classics 93102 Back in the days of 78s it would have been inconceivable to contemplate an issue of the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, with one prelude and fugue occupying one side of a 12” shellac disc. If the complete collection does not outclass those, it always provides worthy performances. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2020. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Bach on Brilliant Classics is back! as they've done with the Well-Tempered Klavier. Final Years. Boris Pergamenschikow's cello suites are ponderous; Dmitry Sitkovetsky's solo violin recordings are a bit better, but not up to the competition. Well, it arrived today, and I can't stop listening! 7 by Ana-Marija Markovina on Apple Music. Complete Works Audition Awards Ceremony Gold Medal Winners: John Perry Piano Masterclass I'd note especially Trevor Pinnock's superlative recording of the Partitas; Peter Watchorn's great Toccatas disc; and the Well-Tempered Clavier recorded by Robert Levin in a unique manner, with different works played on harpsichord, clavichord, organ and fortepiano. By 1740, Bach was struggling with his eyesight, but he continued to work despite his vision problems. And that doesn’t really come across in this set. The organ works fill 20 CDs, the keyboard works 32, 11 discs of chamber music, 11 discs of orchestral music, and 4 discs of alternate versions of cantatas. Cellist Hyunji Evonne Yi attended the University of Southern California Long Beach and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. It is a historical-critical edition (German: historisch-kritische Ausgabe) of Bach's complete works by the Johann Sebastian Bach Institute (Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut) in Göttingen and the Bach Archive (Bach-Archiv) in Leipzig, When Bach died most of his work was unpublished. The playing is perhaps slightly lighter.. the orchestral accompaniments to the cantatas are magnificent... staccato is sprightly played, trumpets soar with clarity and purity, and the singing is unquestionably World Class. Prepared with the most exacting methods of source criticism, it has set new standards for modern scholarly-critical editions in the latter half of the 20th century. Well, some of us do; some of us need even more. Notes — concerning related works, completeness, authorship, etc. Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2018. It is comprehensive, generally uses modern instruments and is well recorded. The Complete Works of Johann Sebastian Bach - Bachakademie 10th Anniversary Label: H anssler (Note: alternative label spellings are: Hänssler or Haenssler) # of CDs [Details in Notes]): MM 4001-2 to MM 4171-2. The discs are therefore easy to find and choose from the box. While this is a minor detail, it can be obvious if you compare different recordings of a given cantata. I'll certainly be listening to it for the rest of my life. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. They enlisted Rilling to oversee the set, and came up with a wonderful collection of 172 CDs in 140 volumes (a number of the volumes contain 2 or 3 discs). Add it to your Christmas list, perhaps, or buy yourself a present. The price is so wonderful. Do you need 172 CDs of Bach's music? But opening it is exhilarating and overwhelming. New Bach Edition is an excellent choice. I had purchased some individual CDs from the set several years ago, (the individual CDs were £16 or around full price) but when this offer came out to purchase the whole set at less than £1 per CD I snatched it! Please try again. The CDs have colour coding for the different types of works (cantatas, sacred music, organ, keyboard, instrumental), and each bears a large volume number and a title. I don't think that I can add more of substance on this collection. This app includes the complete list of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, according to the BWV catalogue, with free music, videos and scores for almost every composition. Proposes alternative chorale manual setting, dep… If you're familiar with Rilling's cantata recordings, and appreciate them, then this set is worth getting if only for those discs - which do make up more than a third of the set. Stream songs including "Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Wq. And if you don't have a lot of Bach, and want to discover all of his works in recordings that range from very good to excellent you can't go wrong. If you see Bach as a very serious German church cantor then this set will be ideal for you. It is recorded on the following (non-Baroque) organs: Schwenkedel de la Collegiale de Saint-Donat, Drôme, Marcussen de l’église Saint-Nicolas de Kolding, Denmark, Metzler de la Basilique de Mariasten, Switzerland, Busch-Marcussen de la Chapelle du Château d’Augustenborg, Denmark. I have a strong feeling that this fulfilling investment will go down as one of the best purchases of my life.. # of cases [Details in Notes]): MM4172-2 to MM4214-2, Other (Cat. But this doesn't detract from the overall tone. Includes a selection of harpsichord works, laid out on three staves when relevant (preludes and fugues, concertos, variations, ricercari from the Musical Offering, etc.). The original packaging of this set was a worldwide bestseller featuring brand new recordings of the complete Cantatas along with many other new recordings made for the release and numerous recordings licensed from other record labels. Or you could buy a complete set of Bach's music, offering you the ability to sample all of this great composer's works, then, if you find affinities with specific works and want to seek out other versions, do so. 2. This set contains the works of Johann Sebastian Bach which are originally written by Bach, fully completed by him, and of undisputed authenticy. Others are more qualified than I to give detailed comments on performance etc - but just to note for £47 (with free postage) for 172 CDs covering Bach's work under a well respected conductor with a booklet of almost 300 pages listing the tracks together a CD-ROM giving fuller details is an incredible bargain. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Johann Sebastian Bach’s stature as a composer of extraordinary talent and widespread influence is so firmly established in Western culture that it is difficult to believe that only 150 years ago his works lay in veritable obscurity, unknown to all but a small group of scholars. It's a big box, sleek and well-designed, and, as you can see in the illustration to this review, opens to show the CDs in three sections. Rilling notably has an excellent collection of singers in the sacred works. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Energy and joy radiate from these performances. Perhaps you're a casual fan of Bach's music and you want more. I've just received my box today and am working my way through the keyboard works; as other reviewers have noted, I myself was a bit dubious about the seeming lack of star quality--I had never heard of Robert Hill, Peter Watchhorn and others and scoffed at the idea that they would hold a candle to the Bach specialists I have in my collection (Goode, Gould and Schiff, among others). 54/1: I. Allegro", "Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Wq. The Bachakademie-Edition, Stuttgart together with Hanssler published this set of complete recordings of JS Bach in the year 2000 (250 years after his life). Listeners know Rilling mostly for his superb renditions of the choral repertory, but will find that the instrumental recordings on offer here are are very good and in some cases equal to the choral works. You could buy individual CDs, filling your collection slowly, looking for the best versions of each work. Format: CD. For an overview of Bach’s complete organ works, check the Bach OrganScore Complete Edition Page. Allegro" and more. If you have a lot of Bach and want more, then the answer is obvious. Of these around a thousand are original compositions by Bach, that is: more than a mere copy or transcription of an earlier work by himself or another composer. But he creates such a detailed sound-world that any fan of these works should want to hear Rilling's versions to compare with others. Bach complete organ works cover great preludes fantasias, toccatas and fugues, for which page turn optimisation is greatly beneficial. One more point: the actual recording quality of these works varies, and is generally not as clean as that of more recent cantata recordings using newer technology. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. A complete set of Bach which owes nothing to historically informed performance practice, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2018. This is where this box is simply a bargain. C.P.E. Rachmaninov: The Complete Works [32 CD][Limited Edition], Glenn Gould: A State of Wonder - The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981, Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos / 4 Orchestral Suites, Ravel: The Complete Edition / uvres Complètes, Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano [11 CD]. Please try again. Volumes I and II of J.S. I must admit it is difficult to see how Amazon can be making any profit on this - but I shall sit down now and enjoy the performances. 172 CDs - recorded under the direction of Professor Helmuth Rilling from 1975 to 2000! CPE Bach: Complete Works for Piano Solo (Ana-Marija Markovina) - Hanssler Classics - 26 CDs Condition is "Like New". Let's start by looking at what you get in the box. This is a mixed bag, with some excellent recordings, but quite a few mediocre discs. Another fine recording, again by Robert Hill, shows off the rarely recorded lute-harpsichord. While I initially felt the cantata recordings to be good, more recent recordings (by Gardiner, Suzuki and others) have put them near the back of the pack. Bach: Complete Works for Organ [Digital Recording] - Marie-Claire Alain on AllMusic - 1994 - The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire… Works Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV694 'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV736 'Valet will ich dir geben' Bach, J S: Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV944 The complete work was not performed during his lifetime. Condition: New. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2012. Please Subscribe to our New channel @PAINTED. Finally, there is a CD-ROM with complete texts of the vocal music, extensive notes and detailed track and artist information. 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