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itywltmt
October 29th, 2013, 12:28 AM
October has been Back to Bach month on my blog (http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/itywltmt-programmingmation-octoberbre.html), and I thought I’d close off my month-long look at the music of Johann Sebastian Bach right here on OperaLively, with some chamber works and to begin a link to a recent podcast of vocal works.

I know the thread heading says "Non-Operatic and Non-Vocal Classical Music", but let's just forget about that for a moment...

Full commentary and podcast: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/montage-128-back-to-bach-vokalwerke.html

Bach did not contribute anything to the operatic repertoire per se, but he did write hundreds of sacred and secular cantatas. The above link provides complete performances of the Coffee and Peasant Cantatas which in turn offer a rare glimpse into a side of Bach's character that is often forgotten: the great genius of baroque music had a lively sense of humour, and a taste for both coffee and beer! Also included in the podcast is a performance of his D Major setting of the Magnificat.

Time now fort some additional Bach traccks (oh, am I not being punny...), this time from the Music Library of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (http://www.gardnermuseum.org/music/listen/music_library).

These chamber works, for the most part, don’t need further introduction. After all, lots has been written about the solo cello suites (http://www.wimmercello.com/bachms.html) and there’s nothing more I could possibly add…

In addition to three of the suites, I also included a performance of the solo flute partita (BWV 1013) – which I also provided in a setting for viola in my Bach Arrangements and Transcriptions (http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/montage-126-back-to-bach-transcriptions.html) Blog and Podcast earlier in the October series

The pair of trio sonatas presented here are found (in Bach’s “ecological” approach of recycling and reuse) in many forms. This time, note the use of a modern piano to provide the continuo.

Happy listening!

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Suites for solo cello :
•no. 3 (C Major), BWV 1009 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1009_carr.mp3)
•no. 5 (C Minor), BWV 1011 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1011.mp3)
•no. 6 (D Major), BWV 1012 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1012.mp3)
Colin Carr, cello

Partita for solo flute in A minor, BWV 1013 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1013.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute

Trio sonata in C minor ( Sonata sopr' il Soggetto Reale), from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079, no. 8 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_trioinc.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute
Ani Kavafian, violin
Andreas Brantelid, cello
John Gibbons, piano

Trio sonata in G Major, BWV 1059 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1039.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute
Steven Taylor, oboe
Andreas Brantelid, cello
John Gibbons, piano

StLukesGuildOhio
November 10th, 2013, 03:02 AM
No need for a "Back to Bach" month for me. I can't imagine a month where Bach is not by my side.

Still working my way through this set:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e%2BHp%2BD2rL._SY300_.jpg

I'm glad I picked it up when I did. Right now it's selling for $75+ US (which is still a ridiculous bargain at just a little over $1 per disc)... but when I picked it up earlier this year (late last year?) it was selling for around $30 US!!!

Ann Lander (sospiro)
January 11th, 2018, 06:29 PM
October has been Back to Bach month on my blog (http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/itywltmt-programmingmation-octoberbre.html), and I thought I’d close off my month-long look at the music of Johann Sebastian Bach right here on OperaLively, with some chamber works and to begin a link to a recent podcast of vocal works.

I know the thread heading says "Non-Operatic and Non-Vocal Classical Music", but let's just forget about that for a moment...

Full commentary and podcast: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/montage-128-back-to-bach-vokalwerke.html

Bach did not contribute anything to the operatic repertoire per se, but he did write hundreds of sacred and secular cantatas. The above link provides complete performances of the Coffee and Peasant Cantatas which in turn offer a rare glimpse into a side of Bach's character that is often forgotten: the great genius of baroque music had a lively sense of humour, and a taste for both coffee and beer! Also included in the podcast is a performance of his D Major setting of the Magnificat.

Time now fort some additional Bach traccks (oh, am I not being punny...), this time from the Music Library of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (http://www.gardnermuseum.org/music/listen/music_library).

These chamber works, for the most part, don’t need further introduction. After all, lots has been written about the solo cello suites (http://www.wimmercello.com/bachms.html) and there’s nothing more I could possibly add…

In addition to three of the suites, I also included a performance of the solo flute partita (BWV 1013) – which I also provided in a setting for viola in my Bach Arrangements and Transcriptions (http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2013/10/montage-126-back-to-bach-transcriptions.html) Blog and Podcast earlier in the October series

The pair of trio sonatas presented here are found (in Bach’s “ecological” approach of recycling and reuse) in many forms. This time, note the use of a modern piano to provide the continuo.

Happy listening!

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Suites for solo cello :
•no. 3 (C Major), BWV 1009 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1009_carr.mp3)
•no. 5 (C Minor), BWV 1011 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1011.mp3)
•no. 6 (D Major), BWV 1012 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1012.mp3)
Colin Carr, cello

Partita for solo flute in A minor, BWV 1013 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1013.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute

Trio sonata in C minor ( Sonata sopr' il Soggetto Reale), from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079, no. 8 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_trioinc.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute
Ani Kavafian, violin
Andreas Brantelid, cello
John Gibbons, piano

Trio sonata in G Major, BWV 1059 (http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardnermuseum/bach_bwv1039.mp3)
Paula Robison, flute
Steven Taylor, oboe
Andreas Brantelid, cello
John Gibbons, piano

Forum member itywltmt included some beautiful Bach here. Worth a *bump*.

Florestan
January 11th, 2018, 10:53 PM
No need for a "Back to Bach" month for me. I can't imagine a month where Bach is not by my side.

Still working my way through this set:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e%2BHp%2BD2rL._SY300_.jpg

I'm glad I picked it up when I did. Right now it's selling for $75+ US (which is still a ridiculous bargain at just a little over $1 per disc)... but when I picked it up earlier this year (late last year?) it was selling for around $30 US!!!

$30 USD!!!!! I would grab it in a heartbeat for that price and I am mostly into opera, which Bach has none. You got a fantastic deal.