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Bach Cantatas Website - Newsletters
Year 2005

The Bach Cantatas Website celebrates its 4th anniversary

Aryeh Oron wrote (January 1, 2005):
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
This a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works. The BCW contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics. The BCW also includes texts and translations, scores, music examples, articles and interviews, and short biographies of more than 2,000 performers of Bach vocal works (singers, conductors, vocal and instrumental groups). There are also other relevant resources such as a discussion of the Lutheran church year, reviews and discussions of Bach’s non-vocal works, terms and abbreviations, schedule of concerts of Bach's vocal works, guide to Bach tour, thousands of links to other relevant resources. The BCW is an international collective project, being compiled from various postings about the subject, most of which have been sent to the Bach Cantatas Mailing List.

I would like to use this opportunity to thank the numerous contributors to the discussions in the BCML, BRML, Bach Musicology 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 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.

There have been many improvements & additions to the BCW last year. I would not like to repeat them here. If you are interested, please take a look at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/Newsletter-2004.htm
The number of visits at the BCW has been grown up significantly. During the last couple months the number of DAILY visits is more than 5,500. More statistics of the BCW can be found at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Statistics.htm

I am encouraged by the positive feedback the BCW is getting from all over the world. Many of the feedback messages can be read in the following pages:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2000.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2001.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2002.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2003.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2004.htm

To mark the beginning of the New Year, I have replaced the Bach picture at the Home Page of the BCW with a photo of Bach Memorial in Eisenach, which I took in my last Bach Tour in May 2004. On the right side you can see the Bachhaus (where he was born) and on the left modern building and busses. You might imagine Bach looking at his past and into the future. The photo might also remind you of Egon Petri's message: “Bach is like an eagle who sets out from a high peak always viewing the goal”.

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

 

Readings; translation;

Francis Browne wrote (January 11, 2005):
Since many cantata texts comment on or quote from the readings for the day for which they were written, I have often thought it would be useful to have the readings from Luther's bible easily available on the website. With Aryeh's help I have started to provide the readings for each Sunday and feast. My intention is roughly to keep pace with the Lutheran Church Year and also to provide the readings for any cantatas that come up for the discussion.
(http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Read/index.htm)

I am providing the King James English translation in parallel with the German. Where Luther and the King James version differ I shall provide notes or a more literal translation of the German or Greek. In view of the current discussion of translation perhaps I should add that I chose the King James Version because of its familiarity for many English readers, its closeness to the Greek - sometimes over literal but matching Luther's approach - - and from the feeling that it was the best equivalent in English for what Luther's bible was for Bach and the congregations that heard his music.

(I should add that in translating cantatas and chorales I have deliberately tried to avoid archaic language - my sole aim is to help those who wish to follow the music closely and need some basic help with the German text))
<snip>

 

Music Examples at the BCW: MIDI files of Chorales & Zale website

Aryeh Oron wrote (January 26, 2005):
I was allowed by Margaret Greentree, webmaster of The Bach Chorales: http://www.jsbchorales.net/ to present her MIDI files of the Bach Chorales at the Bach Cantatas Website. The links to the MIDI files of the chorales can be found at the following pages:
Chorales in Cantatas BWV 1-197: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Mus/Chorales-MIDI-1.htm
Chorales in other vocal works BWV 225-248: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Mus/Chorales-MIDI-2.htm
Chorale BWV 250-438: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Mus/Chorales-MIDI-3.htm
The cantata pages at the Music Examples section have also been updated accordingly.

I have updated the links to all the cantata recordings from H&L cycle at David Zale website. It means that you can listen to the music files hosted in his website directly from the relevant cantata pages at the Music Examples section. Of course, you need broadband connection.

 

World-wide Schedule of Concerts of Bach's vocal works - Passion Time

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 4, 2005):
The Bach Cantatas Website includes world-wide Schedule of Concerts of Bach's vocal works:
Year 2005: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2005.htm
Year 2006: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2006.htm

During the last couple of weeks I have added hundreds of concerts to the Schedule. Since Good Friday in 2005 is March 25, this month becomes naturally Passion Time. I have found some hundreds SMP/SJP performances around the world. Holland alone has more than 70 Passion concerts in March!

Nevertheless, I am quite sure that I have missed many. If any of you is aware of scheduled concerts, in which Bach's vocal works will be performed, please inform me off-list. See instructions at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/index.htm

 

Performance Dates of Bach's Vocal Works - Update

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 19, 2005):
Since we are discussing the cantatas in chronological order, it seems to me about the time to update the page of Performance Dates of Bach's Vocal Works. Furthermore, the BCW exceeded recently the amazing number of 7,000 daily visits. The BCW has become a source of reference, and it is very important to me that the info presented would be as accurate as possible.

Thomas Braatz, equipped with the most recent sources (a list which is included in the page), was very kind in helping me building the revised and updated page.
You can see the results at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Date.htm

Some important comments:

a. The information is based mainly upon Oxford Composer Companion - J.S. Bach (by Malcolm Boyd), but that it has been updated and corrected where necessary in order to represent the results of ongoing Bach scholarship.

b. Concerning actual performance dates given. In a rather small number of instances there is more concrete evidence for the performance in the form of cantata text booklets printed for use by the church congregation. These (there are only a few of these booklets extant) booklets not only give specific dates of the cantatas performed, but also indicate in which church and for which church service (time of day) they were to be performed. Somewhat less reliable is an actual date, which Bach had written on the completed score. This simply indicates the date of completion, not necessarily the actual date of performance. Frequently the liturgical Sunday or holiday is marked on the cover containing the score and original parts and/or it is marked at the top of the 1st page of the score. Without any date indicated on the score or parts, it still must be determined where it may have been performed (Weimar, Leipzig, etc.) and which year such a performance may have taken place. For this it is crucial to determine as closely and correctly as possible:
1 specific watermarks of the paper that was used
2. which copyists were used for copying out the parts
3. changes in the style of handwriting of Bach and the copyists
A repeat performance of any of Bach’s cantatas can not be excluded even if there is no indication of such in the above list. Such an unlisted repeat performance of a cantata is probable but no specific evidence can be found to substantiate it as yet.

c. The absence of indications that many cantatas did not have a repeat performance does not imply that no further performances had taken place. This only means that no documentation (changes/additions in the score and original parts, historical evidence from published cantata text booklets or newspaper accounts) is available. Without such evidence there is no basis upon which to conjecture even a general 5 or 10 year period in which such a repeat performance may have taken place.

d. To put it another way: additional cantata performances after the 1st performance are likely, but the lack of evidence does not even allow any speculation as to when such performances may have taken place. The NBA KBs usually express this situation succinctly as follows: “Spätere Wiederholungen sind anzunehmen, aber nicht belegt” [“Later repeat performances can be assumed, but are not/{can not be} documented.”]

e. Another important point: rarely does Bach ever perform a work a second time without making a few changes or additions. This is usually reflected in the parts if they are available as they usually offer the best evidence of a repeat performance. The loss of the original parts is a severe setback for determining when repeat performances may have taken place.

f. No attempt has been made to link parodies. From a non-textual, solely musical standpoint, some cantatas (and more often, of course, individual mvts.) are not really 1st performances of the music even if they are so listed chronologically.

It was instructive for both Tom and me to go through this process of careful examination. We believe this list can be very instructive when noting all the repeat performances. Now anyone who looking at this page will be able to see at a glance the associations of various groups/types of works and the development of Bach as a composer of vocal works.

I hope you will find the revised page of Performance Dates of Bach's Vocal Works useful.

Any correction/addition/suggestion for improvement would be most welcome.

 

Scoring Table of Bach Cantatas

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 22, 2005):
Following recent query by Jason Marmaras and previous inquiries and requests (either through the BCML or off-list), I thought of adding to the BCW a table which lists the scoring of Bach Cantatas. So far I have put Cantatas BWV 1-50 into the table. You can see the results at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Scores/Score-Table-BWV.htm

Before proceeding, I would like to get your feedback about the usefulness of such a table. Any ideas about corrections/improvements/etc. would be also most welcome.

 

Missing Biographies

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 22, 2005):
<snip> As a rule of thumb I include in the Biographies Section of the BCW only performers and ensembles who have participated in recordings of Bach vocal works. Even with this guideline the BCW includes already more than 2,000 bios. AFAIK, this is one of the biggest collections of bios over the web and it is still growing.

Neverthelss, many bios are still missing. I am in a process of adding "Missing Biography" pages for every perfomer/ensemble for whom/which I have not been able to find any biographical material.List of the missing biographies: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/IndexBioMiss.htm

Example in case is the page of of Münchner Bachsolisten. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/MBS.htm

All members are invited to make this section of the BCW even more comprehensive by sending me biographical material for the missing biographies. The instructions appear at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/IndexBio-Exp.htm

You can use any source at your disposal: programme notes, liner notes, magazines, websites, etc. When you send the material to me (off-list), please mention the source. Usually there is not a problem of copyright regarding such material. On the contrary. Many artists and ensembles have sent me thank-you, addition and correction messages. For many artists the BCW is of the only place over the web where a personal page of them can be found.

 

Scoring Tables of Bach Cantatas

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 25, 2005)::
I have almost completed the work on Scoring Tables of Bach Cantatas. For your convenience they are arranged in two tables:
Sorted by BWV Number: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Scores/Score-Table-BWV.htm
Sorted by Voice: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Scores/Score-Table-Voice.htm

I hope you will find them useful.

Any ideas about corrections/improvements/etc. would be most welcome.

P.S. I consider building similar tables for movements from Bach's vocal works, but it will take much more time.

 

"new" reviews

Uri Golomb wrote (April 27, 2005)
The recent discussion on Bach and opera reminded me that I had on file a review of Deborah Warner's staging of the SJP (BWV 245). I thought this might be of interest to readers, so I sent it to Aryeh, who very kindly placed it on his website. You can read it on: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Articles/SJP-Stage%5BGolomb%5D.htm

I also took the opportunity to send in a review of Schiff's UK debut as a Bach conductor, in a series of concerts which included the keyboard concerti, some cantatas and suites, and the SMP (BWV 244); you can read that on: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Articles/Schiff-Philharmonia-Bach.htm.

All the events reviewed on these pages took place in 2000, so they're hardly "news". However, I hope they will be of interest.

 

Ton Koopman's article

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 10, 2005):
At last I have got Ton Koopman's approval to publish his article 'Bach's Choir & Orchestra' on the BCW.
The article was translated from German into English by Thomas Braatz.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Articles/OVPP[Koopman].htm

 

Call for Petition

Uri Golomb & Aryeh Oron wrote (June 11, 2005):
We are people of various nationalities, ranging professional musicians to amateur listeners, who are united by our passion for Bach's music. As people who take a lively interest in Bach's cantatas, we were delighted to learn that Oxford University Press (OUP) are planning to publish an English translation of Alfred Dürr's celebrated book The Cantatas of J. S. Bach:
UK: Oxford University Press UK
USA: Oxford University Press USA
We are deeply dismayed, however, by the price at which this book is offered.

Many of us are already familiar with Dürr's superb book in the German original. The sixth edition of this book is now sold by Barenreiter at 27.95 euros. We recognise that, in pricing their edition, OUP need to take into account the extra costs of translation (of Dürr's text as well as of the cantatas' libretti). We still fail to understand, however, how this warrants a price tag of 175 pounds (UK) or $340.- (USA). This book is presumably targeted at the same audience as the late Malcolm Boyd's Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach, Eric Chafe's Analyzing Bach Cantatas and Christoph Wolff's Bach: The Learned Musician; yet it costs more than these three books together (even in their hardcover editions).

We are angered by OUP's decision to charge more for a translation of an existing book than OUP themselves charge for three new books, which surely represent a level of scholarship and originality commensurate with Dürr's and Jones's. We are also puzzled by this decision: at this price, individual readers are unlikely to purchase the book at all (we suspect that even many libraries would balk at this price). As many members of our international community (with about 600 members of the Bach Cantatas Mailing List) can attest, this book has a potential market beyond that of musicians, musicologists and libraries; Dürr's elegant and lucid writing appeals to scholars and amateurs alike. Yet this market is unlikely to materialise if OUP persist in their current pricing policy.

We acknowledge that the author, translator and publishers of this invaluable book deserve financial reward and compensation for their work and investment. We believe, however, that they are more likely to receive their reward by bigger sales at a reasonable price, rather than through the sale of a handful of copies at an inflated price.

Following feedback from members of the BCML, I opened a special e-mail address to which you are invited to send your requests regarding the pricing of this important book. The e-mail address is: durr@bach-cantatas.com

My intention is to compile all your messages and to send them to Oxford University Press. I hope that in that way we might persuade the people in OUP's mangement to re-consider the pricing of this book and make it more affordable to the growing community of Bach lovers around the world.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Uri Golomb, PhD in Musicology at Cambridge University, UK
Aryeh Oron, Bach and Jazz Music Fan

 

World-wide Schedule of Concerts of Bach's vocal works - Update

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 16, 2005):
The Bach Cantatas Website includes world-wide Schedule of Concerts of Bach's vocal works:
Year 2005: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2005.htm
Year 2006: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2006.htm

Although I know that the Schedule is being used frequently, I thought it would be even more useful if the concerts are arranged by countries. Therefore, from July 2005 onward each country has its own page. If you look at the pages above you will be able to see which countries have already scheduled concerts listed.

The sources for the Schedule are extensive research over the web I do frequently, performers who write to me directly, and Bach fans from all around the world, (including several members of the BCML).

Nevertheless, I am quite sure that I have missed many concerts. If you are aware of scheduled concerts in your country, in which Bach's vocal works will be performed, please inform me off-list. See instructions at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/index.htm

 

Bach Festivals - Update

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 30, 2005):
Following a query by a well-known American newspaper, I have expanded and updated the page of Bach Festivals at the Bach Cantatas Website.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Links/Links-Festivals.htm

If anybody is aware of a festival associated with Bach anywhere in the world, which is not listed in the above page, please inform me to my e-mail address (and not through the mailing list).

Thanks,

 

Bach Without Fear - article by Nicholas McGegan

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 8, 2005):
The conductor Nicholas McGegan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Baroque and Classical repertoire, sent an article entitled 'Bach Without Fear' for publication at the Bach Cantatas Website. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Articles/Bach-Without-Fear[McGegan].htm
I hope you find some interest in the article.

Read & Enjoy,

 

Bach Cantatas Website in the NY Times

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 10, 2005):
The Bach Cantatas Website is mentioned in the NY Times - Travel section of today.
See: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/07/10/travel/10qna.html?

 

Search Works/Movements - Feedback needed

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 15, 2005):
Following requests from members of the BCML and other Mailing Lists, as well as visitors of the Bach Cantatas Website, I have started working on a new facility, which allows searching Bach's vocal works and/or movements from them according to required combination of voices and instruments.

Please take a look at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS-Search.htm
The guidelines how to use the new facility appear also at the same page. Several examples are included as well. So far I have inserted the data for Cantatas BWV 1-12.

Please try the new facility and inform me if it answers your needs. Do do not hesitate to suggest corrections/improvements.

 

Schedule of Concerts of Bach's Vocal Works

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 19, 2005):
I am progressing with building the world-wide Schedule of Concerts of Bach's Vocal Works for the upcoming season.
For easier use each country has now (from July 2005) its own page for each calendar year. See:
Year 2005: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2005.htm
Year 2006: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Concert-2006.htm

I would like the Schedule to include EVERY concert in which Bach's vocal works are performed, by professional and amateurs performers alike. It does not matter if the performer has a website or not.

If any of you is aware of a performance of Bach's vocal works not listed in the Schedule, please inform me OFF-LIST. The instructions appear at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/index.htm

 

Readings for the Lutheran Church Year

Francis Browne wrote (August 5, 2005):
Some months ago I suggested it would be useful if the readings for the events for which Bach wrote his sacred cantatas were easily available. With Aryeh's help this task has been completed and readings (in German and English) for every Sunday and feast in the Lutheran church year for which Bach wrote cantatas can now be found at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Read/index.htm

 

Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Works - Feedback needed

Aryeh Oron wrote (August 7, 2005):
Thomas Braatz and I have started working work on a new section added to the BCW - Chorale Melodies used in Bach Vocal Works.

The data for each Chorale Melody will include: short history, Bach's works in which it is used, music examples (MIDI & ram formats), and of course, musical notation/s. There will be also links to the complete text & translation of the associated chorale/s (provided by Francis Browne), bios of the original composer and writer, etc.

For the first example, please take a look at the page of the Chorale melody "Werde munter, mein Gemüthe": http://www.bach-cantatas.com/CM/Werde-munter.htm

We would like to get your feedback before proceeding.
Please tell us what do you think about the concept as a whole and the way the data is presented.

 

Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Vocal Works - Improved Version

Aryeh Oron wrote (August 9, 2005):
Thomas Braatz and I would like to thank you all for your input. Almost every remark has been taken into account in building the new version of the CM (= Chorale Melody) pages. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/CM/Werde-munter.htm

Your continous feedback is most important to make this section of the BCW as comprehensive, as accurate and as useful as possible. Please do not hesitate to send us your remarks/corrections/additions etc.

Thomas and I shall update you from time to time about our progess.

 

Search Works/Movemnts - All Cantatas are in

Aryeh Oron wrote (October 27, 2005):
Have you ever wanted to find out:
- How many arias did Bach write for soprano?
- What movements include alto solo with oboe?
- What movements are written for choir of SSATB?
- List of instrumental movements from cantatas (no choir or solo voices).
- List of movements for trio of singers.
- List of movements with 4 trumpets.
- What cantatas can be performed with tenor, bass and strings?
Etc.

All these questions and many others can be now easily answered.

Let me remind you that about 3 months ago I sent to the BCML the following message:
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Search Works/Movements - Feedback needed
Following requests from members of the BCML and other Mailing Lists, as well as visitors of the Bach Cantatas Website, I have started working on a new facility, which allows searching Bach's vocal works and/or movements from them according to required combination of voices and instruments.
Please take a look at the page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS-Search.htm
The guidelines how to use the new facility appear also at the same page. Several examples are included as well. So far I have inserted the data for Cantatas BWV 1-12.
Please try the new facility and inform me if it answers your needs. Do not hesitate to suggest corrections/improvements.
************************************

Unfortunately, the feedback to that message was rather slim, and therefore I decided to hold on and give higher priority to other projects connected to the BCW.

However, about 2 weeks ago I discovered through the usage reports I get from the Search Engine used for this facility (FreeFind) that it is used more often than I had expected. There were some hundreds queries per week, whereas the database included only about 40 cantatas.

Since I did not want that any user of the BCW would be misled by partial results, I decided to give some push to building the database of cantata movements. I am glad to inform you that the database of the cantatas in now complete. There are 1728 records/pages of Cantatas BWV 1-215 and all movements from them (excluding non-Bach Cantatas).

You can answer yourselves easily the above mentioned questions and such by using the new Search Works/Movements: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS-Search.htm
There is a link to this facility from the Home Page of the BCW and from many other pages (the Links bar at the bottom).

I hope you will find the new facility useful. In the future I intend to add to the relevant records/pages info connected to the CM & CT pages, as well as building records/pages of movements from Bach's other vocal works.

Since the database has been built manually, some errors might have slipped in. Please do not hesitate to report to me any error you find and /or suggest corrections/improvements.

 

Search Works/Movements from Bach's Vocal Works

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 2, 2005):
Have you ever wanted to find out:
- How many arias did Bach write for Soprano?
- What movements include alto solo with oboe?
- What movements were written for choir of SSATB?
- List of instrumental movements from cantatas (no choir or solo voices).
- List of movements for trio of singers.
- List of movements with 4 trumpets.
- What cantatas can be performed with tenor, bass and strings?
Etc.

All these questions and many others can be now easily answered.

Following requests from members of the BCML and other Mailing Lists, as well as visitors of the Bach Cantatas Website, I have added a new facility, which allows searching Bach's vocal works and/or movements from them according to required combination of voices and instruments.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS-Search.htm
The guidelines how to use the new facility appear also at the same page. Several examples are included as well.

I am glad to inform you that the database in now complete. There are 2,385 records/pages of Cantatas BWV 1-215 (excluding non-Bach Cantatas), as well as other vocal works BWV 225-524, BWV 1081-1089 & BWV 1127, and all movements from them.

I hope you will find the new facility useful. In the future I intend to add to the relevant records/pages info connected to the CM & CT pages.

Since the database has been built manually, some errors might have slipped in. Please do not hesitate to report to me any error you find and /or suggest corrections/improvements.

 

Italian Translations of the Bach Cantatas

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 2, 2005):
For quite some times I have been searching for Italian translations of the Bach Cantatas. After having translations into English (by Francis Browne - about half, still in progress), French (by Jean-Pierre Grivois - all), Spanish (by various contributors - all), Hebrew (most are mine - all), Portuguese (by Rodrigo Maffei Libonati - about 30) and Indonesia (by Rianto Pardede - about half, still in progress), I thought that the Italian deserve to have easily available translations to their language.

To my great surprise, out of the blue, about two weeks ago I received a message from Emanuele Antonacci, suggesting to contribute her Italian translation of the Bach Cantatas. By mere coincidence, only two days later, another message from Italy arrived, this time by Riccardo Pisano, who also suggested to contribute Italian translations to the BCW. In order to have a faster progress, we have agreed that the translations would be shared between both of them.

16 translations are already in. I have also added 3 index pages of Italian translations: by BWV Number, by Title, by Event. See:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/IndexTexts-Ita-BWV.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/IndexTexts-Ita-Title.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/IndexTexts-Ita-Event.htm

I hope that the availability of Italian translations of the Bach Cantatas, would make these sublime works more accessible to the growing community of Italian-speaking Bach lovers world-wide.

I am trying to do something for the Polish too…
Are there any suggestions for more languages?

 

New & Reissued Recordings of Bach's Vocal Works

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 2, 2005):
Plenty of new and reissued recordings of Bach's vocal works in recent and upcoming months. See.
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2005-09.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2005-10.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2005-11.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2005-12.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2006-01.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Rec/Rec-2006-02.htm

Among them should be noted:
Ongoing cantatas series: Koopman Vol. 20, Suzuki Vol. 29, Gardiner BCP Vol. 14, Milnes & Montreal Baroque Vol. 2.
XO's: Fasolis, Rademann,
SMP's: 1st and 2nd SMP's by Fürtwangler on 2-CD album, Müller-Brühl.
DVD's: XO & SMP by Harnoncourt; MBM, SJP & SMP by Richter; XO by Gardiner, MBM by Blomstedt.

And what I consider as the one of the most important reissues of the year: DVD of the long-awaited 'Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach', a movie from 1967 with Gustav Leonhardt in the role of J.S. Bach. Previous discussions of this movie can be found at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Movie/Movies.htm

Release dates differ from country to country and from continent to continent. As a rule of thumb, I place each recording in the earliest world-wide release date, of which I am aware.

If any member is aware of a new/reissued recording not listed in the above pages, please inform me OFF-LIST.

 

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