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    The three "complete" Bach boxes which were released in the Bach year 2000 by Teldec, Haenssler and Brilliant Classics respectively contain most of his surviving output (I do not include attributions). Among these the Haenssler is - from the top of my head - the most comprehensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by premont View Post
    The three "complete" Bach boxes which were released in the Bach year 2000 by Teldec, Haenssler and Brilliant Classics respectively contain most of his surviving output (I do not include attributions). Among these the Haenssler is - from the top of my head - the most comprehensive.
    Any idea if complete track listings are available for these boxes?

    EDIT: Ok found the Haenssler one myself. http://goodwinshighend.com/music/cla...V_CD_INDEX.pdf

    EDIT: And here is Teldec http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...lbum_id=706494
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    The Teldec Bach 2000 edition:

    http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...lbum_id=706494

    Takes some time do download.
    Last edited by premont; Feb-03-2016 at 00:00.

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    And here you may find the content of the Brilliant box:

    https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Series/...iant_Classics)

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    I see that the Haenssler edition has mixed up the chorale settings with the Schemelli Gesangbuch over 8 discs (to make them both more bearable I guess).

    In the keyboard repertoire, Haenssler contains only the following omissions: BWV 834, 835, 838, 844, 845, 897, 898, 909, 920, 958, 960, 962, 969, 970 and in each case it is because they claim the piece is not by Bach. Teldec contains almost twice as many omissions, some for no apparent reason.

    I guess Haenssler is more suitable for me, given that I'd only be buying a complete edition to fill in the gaps in my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoseLineFan View Post
    This is my favorite piece by Bach.

    I'm guessing you haven't listened to much Bach. The most popular pieces usually aren't the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    I'm guessing you haven't listened to much Bach. The most popular pieces usually aren't the best.
    Unlike some composers, most of Bach's more popular pieces are still pretty damn good still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Unlike some composers, most of Bach's more popular pieces are still pretty damn good still.
    I'm struggling to identify which of Bach's more popular works isn't among the best -- ever.
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    How many topic's on Bach are there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoseLineFan View Post
    This is my favorite piece by Bach.


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    The attached video may be of interest to Bach afficionados.

    The C minor fugue of WTC book II is dissected in all its glory.

    Bach's voicing of fugues is remarked as using universal constants compared to planetary motion in cosmology.

    As I recall planetary physics from my yesteryears, I see a correlation between the fundamentals of music theory, which I understand little, and gravitational theory.

    The ratio 2:3, or phi, is omnipresent in nature including biology, chemistry and physics. The musical analogy of V-I is obvious. Bach remarkable ability to voice his fugues is astonishing even after so many years of listening to him. Of note is his influence on Mozart and Beethoven who carried the light of discovery further for our enlightenment.

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    Yes. The Book Two WTC preludes and fugues, from Book Two, is my favorite music.

    Too bad he didn't live to produce a Book Three!

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    My favorite J.S Bach work for some time has been the sonata's for violin and harpsichord BMV 1014-1019. For me it has wonderfully illustrative and essential examples of Bach’s music, his use of counterpoint, as well as some very new and interesting directions in the soulful slow pieces. Since coming on this forum, I've taken more notice of a lot of other people’s likes and such. I've been surprised to not find this listed very often as a favorite Bach work here and elsewhere. Maybe it sometimes gets overlooked for more popularly performed pieces, or maybe I haven’t read enough lists. So –although Bach already gets plenty of love and attention- I thought I’d put in a word for this one. Maybe someone is looking for something to put on now, or sometime later. It was said that Bach returned to this work often, adding to and fine tuning it.

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    Currently one of my favourite Bach works is this violin concert reconstruction:



    And this sinfonia:


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    Happy birthday to our dear Cécile Jeanrenaud Mendelssohn-Bartholdy...er I mean Johann Sebastian Bach. :'P

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