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barney
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Bach 333

Post by barney » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:07 am

Has anyone else got the Bach 333 set? 222 CDs.
I regard it as the best box set I've ever seen, marginally ahead of Mozart 225 (2016) and the Philips 200-CD Great Pianists of the 20th Century (1999)
https://www.bach333.com/en/

maestrob
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Re: Bach 333

Post by maestrob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am

barney wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:07 am
Has anyone else got the Bach 333 set? 222 CDs.
I regard it as the best box set I've ever seen, marginally ahead of Mozart 225 (2016) and the Philips 200-CD Great Pianists of the 20th Century (1999)
https://www.bach333.com/en/
Wow! When do you listen to all of it, Barney?

I've got so much Bach in individual performances that I'll skip this set: remember, you've got a house, while I only have an apartment! Thanks for the suggestion, however.

barney
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Re: Bach 333

Post by barney » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:16 am

Sorry Brian, I missed your reply at the time.
You are right, and you probably do have every work you could want. But I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for it - every major singer and soloist and conductor, more or less, since 1931 is here. About 150 CDs are all the repertoire, and the other 50+ are famous historical performances. One CD, showing how Bach performance speeds have increased in the past 50 years, has five different performances of the double violin concerto, starting with Oistrakh pere et fils at more than 17 minutes in 1961, and ending with a 2016 performance of 12.5 minutes. Grumiaux and Krebbers take 15.5 minutes.

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Re: Bach 333

Post by maestrob » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:18 am

barney wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:16 am
Sorry Brian, I missed your reply at the time.
You are right, and you probably do have every work you could want. But I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for it - every major singer and soloist and conductor, more or less, since 1931 is here. About 150 CDs are all the repertoire, and the other 50+ are famous historical performances. One CD, showing how Bach performance speeds have increased in the past 50 years, has five different performances of the double violin concerto, starting with Oistrakh pere et fils at more than 17 minutes in 1961, and ending with a 2016 performance of 12.5 minutes. Grumiaux and Krebbers take 15.5 minutes.
I have owned and loved the Bach Concerto w/Oistrakh pere et fils since I was a young lad, as well as a mono recording of Heifetz playing both parts!

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