Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21

Thread: Question on the Koopman Bach cantatas......

  1. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    147
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    One of the best things about the individual Koopman cantatas is that they contain the texts and translations. Because-IMO-sometimes it is useful to know what all these folks are singing about.

  2. Likes starthrower liked this post
  3. #17
    Senior Member starthrower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Syracuse, NY USA
    Posts
    10,303
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    One of the best things about the individual Koopman cantatas is that they contain the texts and translations. Because-IMO-sometimes it is useful to know what all these folks are singing about.
    That's good to know. I much prefer the smaller sets than a huge box set. I'm looking forward to them arriving in the mail.
    Short-term thinkers are rewarded with reelection, while those who dare to take seriously our responsibility to future generations commonly find themselves out of office.

    - Marcia Bjornerud, Geologist

  4. #18
    Senior Member flamencosketches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    the Deep South
    Posts
    2,854
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Everyone says Bach was a masterful tone-painter in his cantatas. Of course, those I've listened to to this point, I have no idea what's going on, beyond the music itself. Anyway, that Koopman set should be arriving today

  5. #19
    Senior Member NLAdriaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    578
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It is worthwhile to read a study on Bach's cantatas, rather then the small booklets that usually go with CD's.

    I can recommend Alfred Durr or Christoph Wolff/Ton Koopman (3 volumes), but as far as I know, only the first volume of the latter was issued in English.

  6. Likes Bourdon, Ras liked this post
  7. #20
    Senior Member starthrower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Syracuse, NY USA
    Posts
    10,303
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NLAdriaan View Post
    It is worthwhile to read a study on Bach's cantatas, rather then the small booklets that usually go with CD's.

    I can recommend Alfred Durr or Christoph Wolff/Ton Koopman (3 volumes), but as far as I know, only the first volume of the latter was issued in English.
    Amazon US listing for the Wolff Cantata book. https://www.amazon.com/World-Bach-Ca...s=books&sr=1-2

    Wolff and Gardiner wrote other books on Bach. The Gardiner goes into much more musical analysis. The Wolff is a general biography. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bach+lear..._sb_ss_fb_1_21
    Short-term thinkers are rewarded with reelection, while those who dare to take seriously our responsibility to future generations commonly find themselves out of office.

    - Marcia Bjornerud, Geologist

  8. Likes Ras liked this post
  9. #21
    Senior Member starthrower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Syracuse, NY USA
    Posts
    10,303
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I usually seek book reviews at goodreads.com. Many of the reviewers are more knowledgeable and critical than Amazon reviewers. Looks like the Gardiner book is a tough slog in need of more concise editing.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...stle-of-heaven

    Reviews for the Wolff bio. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...om_search=true

    There were no reviews for the Cantata book.
    Short-term thinkers are rewarded with reelection, while those who dare to take seriously our responsibility to future generations commonly find themselves out of office.

    - Marcia Bjornerud, Geologist

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •