Started by KevinP, July 01, 2013, 01:53:47 PM
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Quote from: aligreto on April 17, 2022, 02:54:33 PMTo be honest, they would not be my first choice in the Bach Cantatas but, at the same time, I am glad that I own this cycle.
Quote from: Jo498 on April 18, 2022, 12:09:45 AMI was so disappointed by the first? volume (one they gave away rather cheaply like a teaser around 2000) of the Suzuki (incl. BWV 4) that I ignored the series for years. I later got one or two later volumes that were much better, really excellent but it's not music I listen to that frequently, so I have not collected all the cantatas, even less the Suzuki.
Quote from: DavidW on April 17, 2022, 04:21:45 PMWhat is your first choice?
Quote from: aligreto on April 18, 2022, 01:20:19 AMMy first choice is unhesitatingly Gardiner because of the sense of pure joy that he brings to the music. I also think that his Monteverdi Choir is consistently excellent. Herreweghe [incomplete on Harmonia Mundi] is a close second because of his sense of the devotional.
Quote from: DavidW on April 18, 2022, 05:33:29 AMNice choices! My favorite incomplete sets are Kuijken and Herreweghe.My favorite complete sets are Koopman, Gardiner and Suzuki with Koopman being my favorite. I think the three compliment each other well. Gardiner has that bubbly joy, Koopman has that jazzy spontaneity and Suzuki has a meditative quality.
Quote from: Papy Oli on April 19, 2022, 08:56:28 AMEnjoy the listening journey, Poju. I am only a few months into my discovery of his cantatas, amongst his other works. It's taken me 15+years to "get" this composer. It is now an absolute joy to listen him every week. Happy listening !(In answer to the old poll: All of them, a handful of versions of each. It has been such a "conversion" 0:) :laugh: )
Quote from: André on April 21, 2022, 11:01:43 AMI have collected about 2/3 of the Teldec Harnoncourt/Leonhardt discs in their old cd incarnation (with notes, texts and translations) and have a dozen individual discs from other sources. I don't intend to collect the whole lot for completeness' sake, but if one of the missing Teldec sets comes up cheap, I'll go for it. As whole cantatas go, I find there's maybe a dozen that are real masterpieces. In all the others there are some telling moments that make the occasional hearing worthwhile. My favourite is no 60, the one Berg quotes in his violin concerto.
Quote from: 71 dB on April 22, 2022, 12:00:27 PMOnce I have gone through all the cantatas and crafted a list of the best ones, I may start to look for alternative recordings for some select cantatas. I wonder what those Teldec discs for example have to offer? The most recordings I have for these cantatas is for BWV 82:
Quote from: André on April 21, 2022, 11:01:43 AMI have collected about 2/3 of the Teldec Harnoncourt/Leonhardt discs in their old cd incarnation (with notes, texts and translations) and have a dozen individual discs from other sources. I don't intend to collect the whole lot for completeness' sake, but if one of the missing Teldec sets comes up cheap, I'll go for it.
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