BACH 333 – The New Complete Edition
Celebrating 333 years since the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 222 CD + 1 DVD box set combining completeness, scholarship, legendary recordings and enrichment, Bach333 is a fully immersive homage to this great genius, the largest set ever devoted to a composer. Maximum number of performers and styles included, celebrating 90 years of recorded
Celebrating 333 years since the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 222 CD + 1 DVD box set combining completeness, scholarship, legendary recordings and enrichment, Bach333 is a fully immersive homage to this great genius, the largest set ever devoted to a composer. Maximum number of performers and styles included, celebrating 90 years of recorded Bach. Period-informed performances of the entire Bach canon plus many key works also covered in historic and traditional performances. In cooperation with worlds leading Bach organization, the Leipzig Bach Archive who provide authority and scholarship including work on forthcoming 2019 new Bach catalogue BWV3. The largest number of classical labels (over 30) ever gathered together in one product including Deutsche Grammophon (the presenting label), Decca, Soli Deo Gloria, BIS, Sony, Warner, ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Challenge, Naïve and CPO. Cantatas presented according to the latest chronology in unsurpassed recordings led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner (President, Leipzig Bach Archive), an outstanding contribution from Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan and strong participation from Koopman, Herreweghe, Kuijken, Coin and many others. 750 performers from Edwin Fischer and Glenn Gould to Schiff and Perahia; Walcha to Rübsam and Preston, Landowska to Dreyfus and Rousset; Milstein and Grumiaux to Mutter and Jansen; Casals and Fournier to David Watkin; Adolf Busch and Thurston Dart to Pinnock and Goebel; Werner, Leonhardt and Harnoncourt to Karl Richter. Nearly 10 hours of new recordings include Giuliano Carmignola (solo Sonatas & Partitas), Christian Schmitt (organ works on historical instruments) and Justin Taylor (harpsichord works) 90-minute documentary – Sir John Eliot Gardiner goes on a Bach tour of Germany in search of the man and musician. First time on DVD with multi-language subtitles Two full-size hardback books: Book 1: Life/Leben : Welcome by Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Biography by Dorothea Schröder, 14 new essays by Director of Bach Archive Peter Wollny and leading Bach scholars Book 2: Music/Musik: A new essay on BWV3 by doyen of Bach scholars Christoph Wolff, musical commentary on all 222 CDs by Nicholas Kenyon plus Performing Traditons essay Navigation tools include full BWV numerical listing and chronology, A-Z listing by work title performing artist, each with specific CD references. Enrichment includes two unique sections: Bach Interactive (8 CDs): Bach learning from and interacting with other composers and Bach after Bach (8CDs): Bach inspiring composers from his sons C.P.E and W.F., Gluck and Mozart right up to 20th and 21st century classical and jazz masters.