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Where to start with the Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantata CDs

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 - 4 answers

How can one set of music have such sublime and mundane music side by side?

Baroque Choral Music Filter: I love the kind of baroque choral music with multiple parts going on simultaneously or in very close interaction, providing a gorgeous complex polyphonic tapestry that transcends language and sends me to heaven (as JS intended!). I very much dislike the soloists droning on in German against the orchestra. Which albums have more of the former? [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Please recommend modern Spanish classical choral music

I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Dec 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Have you ever been to a National Chorale Sing-in of Handel's Messiah?

Have you ever been to a Sing-in of Handel's Messiah? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Dec 4, 2009 - 24 answers

Music in Sydney NYE Fireworks

Help me identify a piece of choral music from Sydney's 2007 NYE fireworks. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jan 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me find more loud, bombastic choral music.

Help me find more loud, bombastic choral music. [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Oct 15, 2007 - 30 answers

ah-ah-ah-oh-oh-oh-damn

[choral music filter] I heard a song on an Austin classical radio station a few months ago I've been desperately trying to identify.... [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Oct 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Choral music reccommendations?

Choral music reccommendations? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Oct 18, 2005 - 23 answers

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