Annotation

For the BWV catalogue of Bach's works, see Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis.

Major series / box sets

  • The Masterworks (Brilliant Classics, 2004/2008) (ext ref: 1 / 2)
  • Premium Edition (Am@do Classics, 2007?) (ext ref: 1; 2.1 or 2.2) (wiki tracklist dump)

There seems to have been another major series (or set) (69xCD; + 2xCD sampler) by "harmonia mundi", evidence of which is rare.

Annotation last modified on 2016-05-05 08:30 UTC.

Wikipedia

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his mastery of counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and his adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which approximately two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

While Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, he was not widely recognised as an important composer until a revival of interest in his music during the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Johann Sebastian Bach; Ryo Terakado, Siebe Henstra 1
1997 Sonate per il Cembalo BWV 964-966, 968 & 954 Bach; Andreas Staier 1
1997 Suites for Double Bass Johann Sebastian Bach; Mark Bernat 1
1997 Suites for Solo Cello Johann Sebastian Bach; János Starker 2
1997 Suites for Solo Violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, Volume 2: Suites 4-6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Simon Rowland-Jones 1
1997 Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello, transcribed for Lute Johann Sebastian Bach; Robin Thodey 1
1997 The Flute Sonatas J. S. Bach; Stephen Preston, Trevor Pinnock, Jordi Savall 2
1997 The Glenn Gould Edition: The Well-Tempered Clavier Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1997 Toccatas, BWV 913-5 / Suite "aufs Lautenwerk" / Sonata, BWV 964 Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Hantaï 1
1997 Violin Concertos Bach; Bath Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 2
1997 Violoncello Solo Suites Nos. 1-3 Johann Sebastian Bach; Paolo Beschi 1
1997 Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach 3 1
1997 Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (RIAS-Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs), Volume 2 Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1997 Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 Johann Sebastian Bach; Enoch zu Guttenberg, Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern, Orchester der KlangVerwaltung 1
1998 Orgelwerke BWV 525, 552, 565, 645-650, 768 Johann Sebastian Bach; Helmut Walcha 1
1998 Johannes-Passion BWV 245 Johann Sebastian Bach; Thomanerchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch 1
1998 Cantatas, Volume 6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1998 Goldberg Variationen, BWV 988 Johann Sebastian Bach; Lela Katsarava 1
1998 Mass in B minor Johann Sebastian Bach; Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1998 The Six Trio Sonatas Johann Sebastian BachE. Power Biggs 1
1998 Cantates pour alto J.S. Bach; Andreas Scholl, Orchestre du Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1998 English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia 2
1998 Concertos for Two, Three and Four Harpsichords (Robert Hill; Michael Behringer; Gerald Hambitzer, Christoph Anselm Noll; Roderick Shaw; Cologne Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl) Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Brandenburg Concertos 1 3 & 4 / Cto Bwv 1044 Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Violin Concerti - Suite No. 3 in D Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Cantatas, Volume 7 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1998 The Musical Offering Johann Sebastian Bach; Capella Istropolitana, Christian Benda 1
1998 Puyana Plays Bach Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach; Rafael Puyana 1
1998 Die Kunst der Fuge (Keller Quartett) Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 BBC Music, Volume 6, Number 11: Fantasias and Fugues Bach, Liszt, Brahms; Wayne Marshall 1
1998 Sonatas & Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin Johann Sebastian Bach; Paul Galbraith 1
1998 Complete Cantatas, Volume 7 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
1998 Cantatas, Volume 8 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1998 Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo Johann Sebastian Bach; Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman 1
1998 6 suites per violoncello solo senza basso Johann Sebastian Bach; Pieter Wispelwey 1
1998 Organ Works, Volume 11 Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman 2
1998 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Bach; Angela Hewitt 1
1998 Orkestsuites / Brandenburgse Concerten / Musikalisches Opfer / Kunst der Fuge (Stuttgarter Kammerorchester feat. conductor: Karl Münchinger) Johann Sebastian Bach 2
1998 "Mit Freund und Freud", Kantaten 8, 125, 138 J.S. Bach; Deborah York, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 5 2
1998 Weihnachts-Oratorium Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1998 Flute Sonatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Michael Form, Fabio Bonizzoni 1
1998 Jagd-Kantate / Kaffee-Kantate Bach; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling 1
1998 Violoncello Solo Suites I-VI Johann Sebastian Bach; Paolo Beschi 1
1998 Cantatas, BWV 4–6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1998 Cantatas, BWV 7–9 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1998 Cantatas, Volume 9 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1998 Bach Johann Sebastian Bach; Fazıl Say 2
1998 Bach's Circle J. S. Bach, J. C. F. Bach, Telemann, Couperin; Allan Vogel 1
1998 Brandenburg Concertos J. S. Bach; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 4
1998 Brandenburg Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Complete Cantatas Volume 6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
1998 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor / Partitas Nos. 5, 6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Michal Mašek, City of Prague Philharmonic Chamber Group, Jiří Bělohlávek 1
1998 Goldberg Variations Bach; Abram Bezuijen 1
1998 Heart's Solace J. S. Bach; Taverner Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott 1
1998 Kantaten "Kreutzstab" (BWV 56) & "Ich Habe Genug" (BWV 82) J.S. Bach; Max van Egmond, Dutch Baroque Orchestra, Frans Brüggen 1
1998 La Passion selon Saint Matthieu Johann Sebastian Bach; Hermann Scherchen 1
1998 Mass in B minor J. S. Bach; Danco, Ferrier, Pears, Boyce, BBC Chorus, Boyd Neel Orchestra, George Enescu 1
1998 Matthäus Passion Johann Sebastian Bach; Baroque Orchestra Florilegium Musicum, Pieter Jan Leusink 1
1998 Messe BWV 232 h-moll Johann Sebastian Bach; Invernizzi, Dawson, Banditelli, Prégardien, Mertens, Coro della Radio Svizzera, Lugano, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Diego Fasolis 1
1998 Organ Works, Volume 7 Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman 1
1998 Organ Works, Volume 8 Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman 1
1998 Partitas for Keyboard Johann Sebastian Bach; Robert Woolley 1
1998 Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin Johann Sebastian Bach; Nathan Milstein 1
1998 Romantische Schlösser: Music for the Royal Fireworks... Händel, Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli 1
1998 Suites violoncelle 1 à 3 Johann Sebastian Bach; Evžen Rattay 1
1998 The Art of Fugue (Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet) Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Toccata and Fugue in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1998 Toccata and Fugue: Famous Organ Works Johann Sebastian Bach; Karl Richter 3
1998 Trio Sonatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Bine Bryndorf 2
1999 J. S. Bach: The Brook and the Wellspring (NPR Milestones of the Millennium) Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1999 English Suites nos. 2, 4 & 5 Bach; Murray Perahia 2
1999 "Wir danken dir, Gott": Cantatas 29, 119 & 120 J.S. Bach; Deborah York, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1999 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Volume 2 J. S. Bach; Lucy van Dael 1
1999 The Clavierübung Chorales Johann Sebastian Bach; Christopher Herrick 1
1999 Cantatas BWV 27-29 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 1
1999 Cantatas, BWV 35–37 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1999 Cantatas, BWV 38–40 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1999 Cantatas, BWV 41–42 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1999 Organ Works: Scales from Weimar Johann Sebastian Bach; Martin Lücker 1
1999 Secular Cantatas BWV 208, 209 Johann Sebastian Bach; Sibylla Rubens, Eva Kirchner, James Taylor, Matthias Goerne, Gächinger Kantorei, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling 2
1999 Simply Baroque Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Boccherini; Yo‐Yo Ma, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
1999 Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1999 The Brandenburg Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1999 Matthäus-Passion Johann Sebastian Bach; Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly 1
1999 Suite française No. 5, Overture in the French Style Johann Sebastian Bach; Piotr Anderszewski 1
1999 BBC Music, Volume 8, Number 5: Four Violin Sonatas, Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565 JS Bach; Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Jaap ter Linden 1
1999 Cantatas, BWV 43–45 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 2
1999 Magnificat Johann Kuhnau, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
1999 Lutheran Masses, Volume 1 J. S. Bach; The Purcell Quartet, Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey 1
1999 Cantatas BWV 49-52 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 1
1999 Cantatas BWV 58-61 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach-Ensemble, Helmuth Rilling 1
1999 Markus Passion Johann Sebastian Bach; The Ring Ensemble, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman 1
1999 Inventions and Sinfonias Johann Sebastian Bach; Gustav Leonhardt 4
1999 Organ Works: The Young Bach - A Virtuoso Johann Sebastian Bach 1
1999 St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 Johann Sebastian Bach; Gächinger Kantorei, Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling 1
1999 The Brandenburg Concertos J.S. Bach; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 1
1999 Goldberg Variations - Italian Concerto - Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue Johann Sebastian Bach; Maggie Cole 1
1999 Bach: The Six Partitas Johann Sebastian Bach;Richard Troeger 1
1999 Cantatas, Volume 10 Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1

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