The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) was launched in its current form and address on December 30, 2000.
The BCW is located at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com
Description: The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works and many of his instrumental works. The BCW contains for most works: detailed discographies, discussions, texts and translations, scores, commentaries, references, music examples... Performers of Bach’s works: their biographies, Bach discographies... Poets & composers associated with Bach: their biographies, Bach connection... Other resources: the Lutheran church year, chorale texts & melodies, books and movies on Bach, concerts, Bach festivals, guide to Bach tour... The BCW is an international collective project.
The BCW is updated and expanded continuously,
Some statistics: by the end of 2016, the BCW contains over 33,000 pages, 130,000 photos, 6,000 music files, and 4,000 PDF files.
The BCW is definitely the most popular site dedicated to J.S. Bach and his music and among the most popular sites dedicated to Classical Music in general.
The BCW has each day about 12-15,000 visits, from about 15-17,000 users, who see about 50,000-70,000 pages.
The BCW is rated very high in Google and other search engines, and there are over 400,000 links from other websites to the BCW (including, for example, over 19,600 links from Wikipedia and over 16,700 from YouTube).
I would like to use this opportunity to thank the numerous contributors to the discussions in the Bach Mailing Lists and some other lists, whose messages are compiled into the pages of the BCW. Their names are mentioned accordingly above each quoted message. I would also like to thank the many Bach lovers around the world who have sent me material to be included in the BCW, such as articles, translation of cantata texts, recording details, biographies, photos, music examples, links to other sites, etc. Their names are mentioned accordingly in the relevant pages.
I continue to look forward to receiving your comments (corrections, suggestions, improvements, etc.) about the BCW. The instructions how to send me comments, appear in the following page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/How.htm
I wish you all another Great and Happy Bach Year!