Finally, there is a CD-ROM with complete texts of the vocal music, extensive notes and detailed track and artist information. 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! (review). 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. So far I've barely scratched the surface, even though the sacred vocal works are the heart of the collection. These are glorious modern instrument performances, thank goodness. Naturally, at nearly one-third of the box, the sacred cantatas are form the biggest chunk here. 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. Robert Hill's recording of The Art of Fugue on harpsichord is brilliant, and includes early versions of some of the fugues; the notes explain the different versions, and tell you how you can program the tracks in such a way as to listen to the two different versions of the work. The complete work was not performed during his lifetime. The large format radically changes the way organists will approach these works. Bach and added this to my collection. Find release reviews and credits for J.S. 172 CDs - recorded under the direction of Professor Helmuth Rilling from 1975 to 2000! 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. In reality such high-quality documentation is, alas, rare. Each CD is in a paper and glassine sleeve, and is well labelled. Registration will open on December 1, 2020. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2018. Long live JS Bach! This tends to make some of the movements sound as though there's no blend among the singers and musicians. Organ recordings often try to vary their sound by using different organs, and the sound is different from one to another, as is the style. Complete Works Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, et al./Helmut Rilling Hänssler 140 volumes - 172CDs Or. I already have the Bach box done by Glenn Gould which I really enjoy. CLASSIC's Complete Works of Bach, produced in cooperation with the International Bach Academy. And the Oregon Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra, led by Helmuth Rilling, plays the Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites; certainly not my favourite versions, but fine ones nevertheless. Obviously, I'd say if you are into Historic Instrument Performances, avoid it. To receive the whole of Bach for the same price is a windfall indeed. This is time-consuming and expensive. Having purchased the Brilliant complete set a couple of years ago, I really only wanted the sacred cantatas by Rilling and his forces. The discs are therefore easy to find and choose from the box. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Get it and forget everything else! Cellist Hyunji Evonne Yi attended the University of Southern California Long Beach and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. But opening it is exhilarating and overwhelming. 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. Bach are available at an affordable price in these strong recordings, with very helpful documentation such as texts. Perhaps you're a casual fan of Bach's music and you want more. CPE Bach: Complete Works for Piano Solo (Ana-Marija Markovina) - Hanssler Classics - 26 CDs Condition is "Like New". The Cantatas are stellar! Boris Pergamenschikow's cello suites are ponderous; Dmitry Sitkovetsky's solo violin recordings are a bit better, but not up to the competition. Please Subscribe to our New channel @PAINTED. If you have a lot of Bach and want more, then the answer is obvious. Edited by the Johann Sebastian Bach Institute, Göttingen and by the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. The snag is that it is so dreadfully earnest. One of the only elements I find missing is versions of The Art of Fugue for organ and for chamber orchestra. Recorded 1978-1980 this is the second of Marie Claire Alain's three complete Bach Organ works recordings. 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. And with modern instruments. 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. Complete Works Audition Awards Ceremony Gold Medal Winners: John Perry Piano Masterclass These are two of my favourite groups of Bach's works, and I turn to other recordings when I want to listen to them. At first, Hänssler set out to fill out their Bach recordings, which were built around Helmuth Rilling's set of the sacred cantatas. I expect a lifetime of pleasure from this music. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, … 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. This brings me to the subject at hand:, the Hänssler set of Bach recordings, which the label organized around 2000, during the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Bach's death. Discover the boxsets of Brilliant Classics. Unable to add item to List. C.P.E. The second is an index by BWV number, which then points you to specific discs. No colour coding, all white so guess where about one set of recordings stops and another starts. I've long been a fan of the latter approach, especially since Brilliant Classics has shaken up the classical music business with their very low priced box sets of complete (or collected) works of various composers. To think that one can have all of Johnny Bach's music, for such a price, all in one box !!! Hänssler has now re-issued this set in a space-saving box at a "nice" price, or 299. For music affianados, this is like a candy store that never closes. New Bach Edition is an excellent choice. One disc contains reconstructed violin concertos performed by Isabelle Faust. In fact, the first big Brilliant Classics box I got was their set of Bach recordings, released back in 2001. Really the company producing them could not get printed card envelopes!!! For myself, I have been waiting an awefully long time to get this set at a reasonable price. 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. Another fine recording, again by Robert Hill, shows off the rarely recorded lute-harpsichord. (Individual works may be downloaded via the catalog or search pages.) 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. 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. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for J.S. To record all of Bach is obviously an epic undertaking and Haenssler, Rilling et. Hille Perl and Michael Beringer play the sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord. I have listened to every CD at least 5 times, and many many CDs probably 10 or 15 times. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. But this doesn't detract from the overall tone. This is a mixed bag, with some excellent recordings, but quite a few mediocre discs. Let's start by looking at what you get in the box. The Complete Works of Johann Sebastian Bach - Bachakademie 10th Anniversary Label: H anssler (Note: alternative label spellings are: Hänssler or Haenssler) After releasing them individually, they then sold a box set, at what was then considered a normal price, but since the advent of Brilliant Classics pricing, seemed expensive. I have a strong feeling that this fulfilling investment will go down as one of the best purchases of my life.. The links below are to .zip archives. Rilling's recordings are more dense and lush than others, and his tempi are often slower than HIP recordings - no "original instruments" for Rilling. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. I have a very large collection of Bach recordings other than this set, and I am delighted beyond measure to have this, especially for the vocal music which I have never really listened to or appreciated. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Hänssler has clearly not scrimped on the documentation, and one should actually expect this with any big box set. Snag is that nowadays it is better to see him as the father of seventeen children who had a sense of humour as evidenced by some of his secular cantatas. OK I have listed to about 20 cds across the set. It is not permitted to sell this item on Discogs. The description of Bach: Complete Works If you love classical music - this app is definitely designed for you! Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018. Printed on the box and on the label of each CD: The Complete Works (Edition Bachakademie), [Hulidgungs- Und Glückwunschkantaten • Motetten], [H-moll Messe • Lateinische Kirchenmusik], [Christmas Oratorio • A Book Of Choral Settings], [St. John Passion • Oster Oratorium • Ein Choralbuch], [Organ Chorales From The Neumeister Collection • Ohrdruf, Lüneburg & Arnstadt], [Sonatas For Viola da Gamba • Arrangements For Lute • Chamber Music For Flute], [Restored Oboe Concerti • Musical Offering • Clavier Büchlein For Anna Magdalena Bach], Coordinator [Original Release], Music Director [Original Release], Product Manager [Original Release], Booklet Editor, (171xCD + 2xCD-ROM + Box, Comp, Unofficial), Die Kompletten Werke Von Johann Sebastian Bach (Edition Bachakademie), Other (Cat. A complete set of Bach which owes nothing to historically informed performance practice, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2018. However, technically they continue where Karl Richter left off. 2. Well, it arrived today, and I can't stop listening! I'd give it six stars if I could. Johann Sebastian Bach, Andrew Manze, Stephen Cleobury, La Stravaganza Köln, Pieter - Jan Belder, Emmy Verhey, Jaap Ter Linden, The Choir of King's College Cambridge, The Brandenberg Consort, the Sixteen - Bach Edition: Complete Works (155 CD Box Set) - Amazon.com Music Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Extensive appendices. Allegro" and more. Also, every time you need to unstick and then stick again the envelope. Add it to your Christmas list, perhaps, or buy yourself a present. The same can be said for the other sacred works, the passions, oratorios and masses. The organ works are performed by seven different organists, playing in different locations. 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. Bach: Complete Works for Organ [Digital Recording] - Marie-Claire Alain on AllMusic - 1994 - The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire… You could buy individual CDs, filling your collection slowly, looking for the best versions of each work. The complete works of J.S. -- MusicWeb International, Kirk McElhearn, November 2010. A wonderful collection I bought some time ago, Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017. Today’s talents will be tomorrow’s legends. Recorded from 1969 to 1985, over a longer period of time than most other sets, there is a lot of change throughout the series. 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). Globally recognized as the ONLY authoritative editionof Bach's works NOW AVAILABLE at a NEWcompetitive price - a celebration of a lifetime's work- and sought-after throughout the World hänsslerCLASSIC's Complete Works of Bach, produced incooperation with the International Bach Academy.172 CDs - recorded under the direction of ProfessorHelmuth Rilling from 1975 to 2000!Helmuth Rilling was awarded the Grand Prix duDisque for his landmark recordings of cantatas andthey now enjoy benchmark status. 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. So, back to my initial question: do you need this set? As others have said, your mileage will vary whether you like particular interpretations or not, but overall this is an outstanding set with many wonderful recordings. Every note is there but they seem almost too scholarly in his approach. Volumes I and II of J.S. 4. Release Date: 2004-08-16. The recordings are digital and better quality, because they are more recent. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. While they might not match these others, they are more than competent--I also like that the set includes Bach performed on multiple keyboard instruments (clavichord, harpsichord, modern piano, etc.) In short, I don't see how any Bach followers can afford not to have Helmut Rilling's outstanding set. Energy and joy radiate from these performances. I really wanted to like this set. 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. I've found lots of great deals on Amazon over the years, but this is easily the most worthwhile purchase I have made in the last ten years. While I have a preference for John Eliot Gardiner's cantata recordings, because of his forces and his more HIP choices, there is no doubt that Rilling's recordings are excellent. Stream songs including "Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Wq. To see what I mean sample Edward Adwell’s interpretation of the French Suites. A celebration of a lifetime’s work and sought-after throughout the World hänssler CLASSIC’s Complete Works of Bach, produced in cooperation with the International Bach Academy. Bach Complete Organ Works has many other original features: 1. Rilling notably has an excellent collection of singers in the sacred works. 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. This set contains the works of Johann Sebastian Bach which are originally written by Bach, fully completed by him, and of undisputed authenticy. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2020. Proposes a complete organ transcription of BWV 1039 Trio Sonata in G Major. The price is so wonderful, Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2014. You either like or dislike modern instruments and you eith like or dislike Rilling's work. By 1740, Bach was struggling with his eyesight, but he continued to work despite his vision problems. I have been listening to Bach all of my life, and am humbled by the sheer volume of wonderful music of his that I have never had the joy of hearing. I notably purchased many of the keyboard recordings, and some of them have become my favourites. 54/1: I. Allegro", "Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Wq. Bach: Complete Works for Organ [Digital Recording] - Marie-Claire Alain on AllMusic - 1994 - The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire… It's worth noting that, in some cases, re-takes were made months after initial recordings of some movements of the cantatas, and the sound can vary from one part of a cantata to another. Bach: Complete Works for Violin. This release has been blocked from sale in the marketplace. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2012. Bach Festivals will resume for 2021 using the 2021 CWA List as usual. Too many pages per volume, is not easy to manipulate then (but have a good bind, and complete Bach`s piano works in performance edition is too much expensive) The best: the most complete edition. 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. Title: J.S. This was in part because, at the time, there were not a lot of choices for some of the less common works, but also because of the excellent quality of these recordings. 7 by Ana-Marija Markovina on Apple Music. 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 172 CDs - recorded under the direction of Professor Helmuth Rilling from 1975 to 2000! 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. This Bach-itis has led me to collect more than 1,000 discs of Bach, and, while I've slowed down on purchases in recent years, I do pick up some new Bach recordings every now and then, notably the recently concluded set of cantatas recorded by John Eliot Gardiner (review). Bach: The Complete Works Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was one of the most influential and prolific composers of the eighteenth century. # of cases [Details in Notes]): MM4172-2 to MM4214-2, Other (Cat. # of CDs [Details in Notes]): MM 4001-2 to MM 4171-2. If you even like Bach you simply have to get this set. This set may not be the "greatest" in some people's ears, but for me it is pure joy. I would say they are exactly in the style of Karl Richter and the Bach Munich Orchestra. In some ways I would have preferred a single organist, even at different locations, but this isn't a deal-breaker. There are treasures within for the most fanatic aficionados. There are over 1000 known compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, which are listed here in the order of their numbers in the most recent BWV catalogue, including the spurious works in the BWV Anhang ("Appendix"). Number Of Discs: 5. 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). Best complete Bach set. Listen to C.P.E. This is where this box is simply a bargain. Excellent and varied performances of the Cantatas! Proposes alternative chorale manual setting, dep… have rendered us a great service by packaging such sublime music into an astoundingly cheap box set. Includes a selection of harpsichord works, laid out on three staves when relevant (preludes and fugues, concertos, variations, ricercari from the Musical Offering, etc.). Some criticisms are in order, though. However, the tide is turning; finally we can hear Bach played with the full benefit of modern day technology (both in the playing and recording) in all its glory. Even connosieurs of Bach will find little played gems in this set--there are three CDs alone of early Bach keyboard works which I'd never heard but are fascinating to listen to. 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