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Title: Bach
Post by: Chaszz on July 30, 2020, 07:20:03 AM
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Title: Re: Bach
Post by: milk on August 12, 2020, 01:54:08 AM
No talk of Bach recently. Without that, my life suddenly has less meaning. Also, I have so much Bach that I don’t know what I need to hear right now. Help!
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: vers la flamme on August 14, 2020, 02:44:21 AM
No talk of Bach recently. Without that, my life suddenly has less meaning. Also, I have so much Bach that I don’t know what I need to hear right now. Help!

The B minor Mass. Put on your favorite recording. If you don't have one, may I suggest Richter/Munich Bach Choir, or Gardiner on Archiv if you want something faster. Of course, there are a thousand other recordings, but these two are doing it for me right now  ;D
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: Biffo on August 14, 2020, 03:34:25 AM
As this thread seems a bit open ended I will ask a question (for anybody interested). What is your favourite Bach aria? I realise many people will have dozens but mine is the beautiful recitative  Am Abend da es kühle war followed by the aria Mache dich, mein Herze, rein from the St Matthew Passion. Possibly my favourite version is Cornelius Hauptmann in Gardiner's recording (DG Archiv)
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: Mahlerian on August 14, 2020, 03:44:18 AM
As this thread seems a bit open ended I will ask a question (for anybody interested). What is your favourite Bach aria? I realise many people will have dozens but mine is the beautiful recitative  Am Abend da es kühle war followed by the aria Mache dich, mein Herze, rein from the St Matthew Passion. Possibly my favourite version is Cornelius Hauptmann in Gardiner's recording (DG Archiv)

A wonderful choice! I may have to second your selection there.
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: ritter on August 14, 2020, 05:03:05 AM
My favourite Bach aria is this marvel:

https://www.youtube.com/v/4XeuHyWpTLE

Tief gebückt und voller Reue” from Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut BWV 199. And I haven’t chosen Dawn Upshaw’ s recording by chance; it is a close to perfect as I can imagine... :)

And in No. 2 position, “Zerfliesse, mein Herze” from the St. John Passion, BWV 245. I’m particularly fond of Evelyn Lear in this (my first exposure to the aria decades ago).

https://www.youtube.com/v/R8bP0bub9IM
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: amw on August 14, 2020, 05:19:12 AM
What is your favourite Bach aria?
Could not pick between Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben, Können Tränen meiner Wangen, or Komm, süsses Kreuz. Perhaps slight preference for the latter for the gamba solo. I suppose they all make up one larger "meta-aria", in my defence.
Title: Re: Bach
Post by: Biffo on August 14, 2020, 05:21:40 AM
My favourite Bach aria is this marvel:

https://www.youtube.com/v/4XeuHyWpTLE

Tief gebückt und voller Reue” from Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut BWV 199. And I haven’t chosen Dawn Upshaw’ s recording by chance; it is a close to perfect as I can imagine... :)

And in No. 2 position, “Zerfliesse, mein Herze” from the St. John Passion, BWV 245. I’m particularly fond of Evelyn Lear in this (my first exposure to the aria decades ago).

https://www.youtube.com/v/R8bP0bub9IM

Two fine choices there - I have BWV 199 sung by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; the disc was highly praised when first issued. I will have to give it a spin again soon.