POO: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Heh, I did a "brilliant", "thought-provoking" "etc." alphabetical then hit the wrong button while typing the "Z" entry (Bernd Alois Zimmerman) and it got lost in cyberspace.

So J S Bach, then. Pick only one.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jesu Meine Freude

Jeff W, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I remember You

Queen G of the &th day apocalyptic sandwiches, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Any partita will do, I think. Those are still my favorites.

DeRayMi, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied! WOO-HOO!

Dan Perry, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like the toccata in D minor for organ. dat daa daaa de da de daaa dat.

A Nairn, Wednesday, 26 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The 9th! The glorious 9th!

Tim Stewart, Thursday, 27 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wait, that's Beethoven. Please ignore me.

Tim Stewart, Thursday, 27 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The first unaccompanied cello suite--hooray for, um, monophonic polyphony!

Douglas, Thursday, 27 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tim was really meaning Bach;s 8th

Queen I am neither Buffy nor the Messiah G, Friday, 28 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You know, thinking about it some more I have to change my answer to the B-minor Mass. The Kyrie alone is god-like.

Dan Perry, Friday, 28 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm changing all answers to "Monkey Business"

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

there is this B side from ... that i really liked, there should be a Bach Alternative

erik, Saturday, 29 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

St.Matthew Passion surely.......at least 200 years ahead of its time.

sexyhex, Thursday, 27 September 2007 22:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Some of his fugues and inventions are quite good although I'm afraid I am boring and going for Toccata & Fugue in D.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 28 September 2007 01:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

This reminds me that I was in the mood to listen to Bach recently, but forgot to put him on once I got home, which makes me angry, since I'm not that often specifically in the mood for Bach.

Rockist Scientist, Friday, 28 September 2007 02:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can't believe how incredible this is, but i'm listening to pablo casal's performance of bach's first and second cello suites right now. how often does bach of all people come up around here? must be synchroilmnicity or something. anyways i am boring like geir hongro and would have to go with the brandenburg concertos. at least 134 years ahead of their time

kamerad, Friday, 28 September 2007 05:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Well Tempered Clavier. St Matthew might run it close, but puritanical single-mindedness wins for me.

Tim R-J, Friday, 28 September 2007 09:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

just ordered peter watchorn's WTC book 1 in a newly researched historical tuning: http://www.amazon.com/J-S-Bach-Wohltemperierte-Clavier-Book/dp/B000NHKD0C

http://www.larips.com/
classical music reviewers and musicians are funnies: http://www.jsbach.org/welltemperedbook.html

peter watchorn's 'chi passa' disc of tudor harpsichord music, A++

Milton Parker, Friday, 28 September 2007 17:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hmmm-- thanks for mentioning Peter Watchorn, Milton. eMusic seems to carry several of his discs, including that Tudor anthology which looks AWESOME (I was just listening to Byrd keyboard music yesterday and thinking I need more of that shit).

My POO choice would be the WTC, like Tim above. If only allowed one book, I'd pick Book II.

Jon Lewis, Saturday, 29 September 2007 04:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Will have to look into those Watchorn recordings.

Tim R-J, Saturday, 29 September 2007 15:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

probably still the goldberg variations. in that early glenn gould recording where he plays them about two times faster than usual.

alex in mainhattan, Saturday, 29 September 2007 16:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm learning Partita #2 in D Minor for solo violin and holy shit, what a brilliant piece of music.

jonathan - stl, Saturday, 29 September 2007 17:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

annual WKCR Bach-out in full swing, just a reminder

http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/wkcr/

man alive, Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Thx

I Am The Cosmos Factory (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 December 2014 06:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I see my bach POO in 2007 was wtc book II. I think today it'd be the b minor mass. Or ich habe genung.

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 25 December 2014 18:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Mass in B Minor now

Pigbag Wanderer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 29 December 2014 02:10 (three years ago) Permalink

bwv 106 cantata "actus tragicus"

(曇り) (clouds), Monday, 29 December 2014 02:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Actus Tragicus is an excellent choice, some parts of it are really good (the sinfonia at the beginning and Glorie, Lob, ... at the end). But the textual material of some of the arias is too much for me (Herr, lehre uns bedenken). I like the Rifkin recording more than the Suzuki.

In the spirit of the season, I'll pick the Sinfonia that opens the 2nd 'cantata' of the Weihnachtsoratorium.

Sharkie, Monday, 29 December 2014 13:04 (three years ago) Permalink

i like junghanel and koopman, haven't heard the suzuki although i've read good things about his cantata cycle.

(曇り) (clouds), Monday, 29 December 2014 13:54 (three years ago) Permalink

weinen klagen sorgen zagen is a POO contender for me, too. Not sure I would've ever picked up on it if not for Liszt's advocacy though.

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Monday, 29 December 2014 15:43 (three years ago) Permalink

when the same theme appears in the b-minor mass... chills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6tjdsydu_A

(曇り) (clouds), Monday, 29 December 2014 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

When streaming over pjone, tune-in icon shows for current show. Right now a picture of Tito Puente over words Caribe Latino.

Pigbag Wanderer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 04:04 (three years ago) Permalink

My POO is Ich Ruf Zu Dir, BWV 639, as played by Dinu Lipatti. Second choice might be the first section of English Suite No 2 (Gould)

man alive, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 04:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Comparing the second halves of the three B Minor Mass recordings that happen to my in my player this morning (Rilling 1977, Rilling Hanssler with Quasthoff etc, Gardiner DG). This time, Gardiner wins.

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 15:35 (three years ago) Permalink

are rilling's recordings done with period performance techniques/instruments?

(曇り) (clouds), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 15:37 (three years ago) Permalink

period style but modern instruments. Generally, his performances feel already redeemed by god whereas with gardiner you're not sure which side god's going to come down on. Actually I haven't responded to Gardiner's rec very strongly before today. At home I also have herrewheghe (virgin) and fasolis.

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

herreweghe is amazing in everything, one of my favorite conductors. i've only heard fasolis in italian baroque so it'd be interesting to hear his bach.

(曇り) (clouds), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:17 (three years ago) Permalink

i like the orchestral suites, but then i like orchestras

Banned on the Run (benbbag), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 04:38 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Been liking this a lot lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMR_xlldYkA

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Monday, 1 February 2016 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

^^ yes

example (crüt), Monday, 1 February 2016 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Also the violin concerto in E major, first movement, is my current "Oh shit, this music that I never paid attention to because it was so played out in commercials and movies is actually dope as fuck!" piece.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Monday, 1 February 2016 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Bach morning for me, coincidentally
French suites played by rousset then Art of the Fugue in string quartet arrangement by Keller Quartet on ECM.

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Monday, 1 February 2016 16:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Not the most original answer but the Prelude from Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major is a serious contender for my OPO: Western music.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Monday, 1 February 2016 17:34 (one year ago) Permalink

(BWV 1007); esp because I think it sounds great on guitar and really enjoy playing it.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Monday, 1 February 2016 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Don't think I would go with BWV36 as my POO, but at times I feel like this dewy fresh and clean cut performance of Schwingt freudig is my fave Bach aria performance ever https://youtu.be/Y3lRdb5BSGA

abcfsk, Monday, 1 February 2016 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Not the most original answer but the Prelude from Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major is a serious contender for my OPO: Western music.

― Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Monday, February 1, 2016 12:34 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Totally acceptable pick regardless of obviousness imo.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Monday, 1 February 2016 19:14 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Who are the best bach organists to check out? I have been liking this Lionel Rogg record I found on Spotify pretty well.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 2 March 2016 04:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Marie-Claire Alain! Pretty much the best organist of the 20th century IMO, her Bach recordings are awesome.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 09:02 (one year ago) Permalink

gustav leonhardt

clouds, Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

ta for this tip btw, my dad will enjoy it

ogmor, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Blown away this week by the recording of the solo violin sonatas and partitas by Christian Ferras. The first recording of the S&Ps i have really strongly connected with.

Wonderful time with the B Minor Mass yesterday

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Keep coming back to this, so good:
https://youtu.be/jruePLnEvMs

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 8 January 2018 15:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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