Bach: 333 - The New Complete Edition

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RELEASE DATE: 02/11/2018
222 CD + 1 DVD
A luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime edition of music of the most influential musician of all time: J.S. Bach.
For this, the largest composer project in recording history, 32 labels come together on 222 CDs, with more than 750 performers and ensembles presenting over 280 hours of music.
Ten hours of new recordings and seven world premieres are included.
The deluxe packaging includes two luxury hardback books.
Artists include Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Masaaki Suzuki, Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Sigiswald Kuijken, Reinhard Goebel, Christopher Hogwood, Paul McCreesh, Franz Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset and Rinaldo Alessandrini.

222 CDs in four compartments (Vocal, Keyboard, Orchestral and Instrumental)

Colour-coded for easy navigation and ordered chronologically by genre

1 DVD: Bach: A Passionate Life. A 90-minute BBC film written and narrated by Sir John Eliot Gardiner

2 hardback books:

LIFE: Lavishly illustrated biography by Dorothea Schröder (new translation into English), with a Foreword by Sir John Eliot Gardiner; plus 13 new essays by leading Bach scholars
MUSIC: New essay by Christoph Wolff, 222 CDs of musical commentary by Nicholas Kenyon, many facsimiles and guide to online resources
BWV/index book (each index with specific CD references):
BWV numerical listing and chronology (informed by research for new BWV3 catalogue)

Alphabetical work index

Artist index

6 Track-listing books: Including sung texts (DE/EN) and full recording information plus specifications of over 20 historical organs

CD 1-48 SACRED CANTATAS Gardiner (c100), Suzuki (52), Koopman (12), Herreweghe (8), Kuijken (4), Coin (3) etc
CD 49-51 CHORALES Augsburger Domsingknaben/Vocalconsort Berlin/Kölner Akademie (ALL NEW RECORDINGS)
CD 52-72 MASSES/MOTETS/PASSIONS Gardiner (SJP1724, SMP, CO) Brüggen (MB-), Mortsensen (MB-), McCreesh (SMP) Suzuki (SJP1749) etc
CD 73-81 SECULAR CANTATAS Leonhardt, Goebel, Hogwood, Suzuki etc
CD 82-105 TRADITIONS 1: VOCAL Mengelberg & Scherchen (excs), Cantatas: Lehmann (2), RIstenpart (2), Richter (34 + 1958 SMP), Werner (3), Winschermann (4), Marriner (2), Norrington (3) + 3 x Arias discs (Schwarzkopf, Giebel, Krebs, Equiluz, Scholl, Hunt Lieberson etc)
CD 106-125 ORGAN WORKS Introduction; Free Works; Chorale Based Works Preston, Rübsam, Hurford, Koopman, Walcha, Weinberger, Bowyer etc plus 2 hours NEW RECORDINGS (Great “18” Chorales - Weimar versions/Chorale Preludes world premieres) by Christian Schmitt
CD 126-146 KEYBOARD WORKS Introduction; Works Rousset, Dreyfus, Verlet, Gilbert, Alessandrini, Suzuki, Leonhardt, Esfahani, Staier, Hantai etc plus 3 hours of NEW RECORDINGS by Justin Taylor
CD 147-158 PIANO [VERSIONS OF KEY WORKS] Perahia, Schiff, Hewitt, Brendel, Argerich, Freire, Grosvenor, Blechacz etc
CD 159-163 TRADITIONS 2: KEYBOARD 90 years of piano, harpsichord, clavichord and organ legends: Landowska, Schweitzer, Dart, Fischer, Lipatti, Tureck, Gould, Gulda etc
CD 164-174 ORCHESTRAL WORKS Goebel, Pinnock, Hogwood, Koopman, Dantone etc
CD 175-180 TRADITIONS 3: ORCHESTRAL Adolf Busch, Boyd Neel, Wenzinger, Harnoncourt, Antonini, Marriner, Dart, Abbado, Butt etc
CD 181-189 CHAMBER MUSIC Carmignola (NEW RECORDING OF SOLO VIOLIN WORKS], Watkin, Goebel, Sonnerie, Huggett, Hazelzet, Ter Linden etc
CD 190-193 CANONS & COUNTERPOINT Goebel, Aimard, Dantone, Moroney etc
CD 194-200 TRADITIONS 4: INSTRUMENTAL Casals, Fournier, Starker, Segovia, Bream, Williams, Holliger, Grumiaux, Milstein, Jansen, Hahn, Mutter, Mullova etc
CD 201-206 MUSIC BOOKS/SACRED SONGS W.F.Bach Klavierbüchlein, Anna Magdalena Notenbüchlein 1 & 2; Schemelli Gesangbuch
CD 207-214 BACH INTERACTIVE Bach as arranger, performer, family member, librarian: Reincken, Böhm, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Telemann, Pergolesi etc
CD 215-222 BACH AFTER BACH Bach as inspiration: transcribed/arranged from W.F. Bach to Busoni, Stokowski to Birtwistle, Jacques Loussier to Vikingur Olafsson