For the last few years I've been following the excellent reviews and accolades heaped upon the Monteverdi Choir's recordings
of the Bach Cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner on the Soli Deo Gloria label. Daunted by the whole enterprise, I have not yet purchased any of them. Does anyone familiar with at least some of the recordings in this series have any idea where to dive in? I'm not necessarily interested in the most famous or most-recorded cantatas, but rather the most beautiful, the most artful, the most moving. I'm tempted to just buy the (near-$300) box set, but I'm afraid with my busy schedule I will never listen to them all. Currently, the only Bach cantata recordings I have are Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's and one from Nancy Argenta which starts off with Ich Bin Vergnugt Mit Meinen Glucke.
posted by matildaben
on Feb 25, 2014 -
Why can't I find "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould" on DVD? I really loved that movie -- a drama/documentary about the brilliant, eccentric Canadian pianist who played the works of J.S. Bach like no one else. I haven't seen it in 10 years though, so I'm not sure how it has held up. I tried to find it recently and it doesn't seem to be available on DVD. There are some VHS tapes on eBay, but I don't want a VHS tape and don't want it bad enough to pay $100 for it (some copies were moving for over $300 on Amazon.) Does anyone know why it (presumably) hasn't been released on DVD? A poor money risk for a studio? Rights problems of some kind? Thanks.
posted by Buffaload
on Nov 9, 2010 -
Help me identify a long-lost piece by J.S. Bach that my orchestra used to play in middle school! Notation excerpt attached. [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog
on Feb 9, 2009 -
Is there a way to get the extensive liner notes from the ECM Recording Morimur online? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Jan 9, 2009 -
help on fugues! im looking for analyses of the fugues in "Well Tempered Clavier" 1 and 2 by J.S. Bach [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Aug 31, 2007 -
Which CD release of Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium
is the most highly regarded?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Nov 26, 2005 -
I have spent the last day looking for information in a particular set of records I own. They are in perfect condition, 1968 Bach's Messe in H-Moll. It is first run, original. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Apr 19, 2004 -