Bach

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Bach Cantatas
J.S. Bach Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV 8 (1724) A recent poll of Classical music buyers by the BPI (The British Recorded Music Industry) returned an interesting answer: that the favourite composer of an overwhelming majority was Johann
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Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier – Teil II
Fuga 11 BWV 880 Sébatien Guillot, harpsichord From Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier – Teil II (2011) Released by Saphir Productions Bach: Fuga 11 BWV 880 First recording of The London autograph score. Official website
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Beyond Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach passed away 326 years ago, in July, so I thought what could have been better than starting my column here with the ‘Father of Music’, a composer with whom I have had a love-hate relationship. When I
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Bach: Cantatas and Arias
Cantata BWV105: Aria “Wie zittern und wenken” Elizabeth Watts, soprano Harry Bicket, conductor The English Concert, chamber ensemble From Bach: Cantatas and Arias (2011) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Cantata BWV105: Aria “Wie zittern und wenken” Elizabeth Watts (Winner of
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Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge
Contrapuntus 1 Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, chamber ensemble Raphael Alpermann, organ From Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (2011) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Contrapuntus 1, from Die Kunst der Fuge The monumental Art of Fugue arranged by the musicians
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Bach, the composer as intellectual
Bach, the composer as intellectual by Marco Moraes   But all at once it dawned on me that this Was the real point, the contrapuntal theme; Just this: not text, but texture; not the dream But topsy-turvical coincidence, Not flimsy
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Bach: Mass in B minor
Gloria in excelsis Deo Philippe Herreweghe, conductor Collegium Vocale Gent, Early music ensemble From Bach: Mass in B minor (2010) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Mass in B minor, Gloria in excelsis Deo Bach’s masterpiece performed by one of the
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Bach: Schafe können sicher weiden
Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano Bach: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208 – Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden From Bach Arias (1998) Released by Deutsche Grammophon Bach: Schafe können sicher weiden One of my favorite mezzos, Kožená
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