Bach Koopman Cantatas Dvd

Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - J.S.Bach: Complete Cantatas (67CD Box Set, 2009)

Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - J.S.Bach: Complete Cantatas (67CD Box Set, 2009)
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10.07 GB
Label: Challenge Classics

Between 1999 and 2006, the legendary baroque music specialist Ton Koopman brought together a stunning array of singers to record the complete cantatas of J.S. Bach alongside his own Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir. Released originally mostly in 3-CD sets, this wonderful cycle is available in its entirety. The 67 separate CDs have now been gathered together in a box with a booklet that includes a complete tracklisting and information about each recording.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Solo Cantatas for alto, for bass; German Cantatas before Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 840 Mb | Total time: 195:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HML 5908372.74 | Recorded: 1991, 1997, 1999

"The Scholl/Herreweghe CD is distinguished by its marriage of beautiful sound and expressive intensity. The richly nuanced orchestral playing remains forceful throughout and Scholl imbues his beguiling voice with a fervent conviction…"
– BBC Music Magazine

"Kooy must by now have appeared in more Bach cantata recordings than any other solo singer in history, and even in 1991 when these recordings were made he was an experienced Bach singer of immense authority. His performances of these soul-searching, inward-looking works are stamped with a level of technical command and sensitivity that renders more obvious gesture superfluous. This is masterly and utterly compelling singing."
– Brian Robins
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.19 - 22 of 22, completed]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.19 - 22 of 22, completed]
12CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet |3.7Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.16 - 18 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 21, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.16 - 18 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.16 - 18 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.3Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.13 - 15 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 20, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.13 - 15 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.13 - 15 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.4Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 19, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.4Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

...Ton Koopman is an exclusive artist of the Time-Warner organization for which he is recording the complete cycle of the sacred and secular Cantatas of J.S. Bach as well as the integral of the works for organ. The organ recordings have been completed in July 1999. The cantatas will be completed in 2004. In September 1997 Ton Koopman was rewarded the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis "Echo Klassik 1997" for the Bach Cantatas...
Ton Koopman (Conductor, Harpsichord, Organ) - Short Biography

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 18, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.7 - 9 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.7Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (= ABO&C), founded in 1979 by Ton Koopman, are a group of musicians from all over the world, with a particular passion for the Baroque. About seven times a year they get together to perform live and make CD-recordings under the inspired direction of Ton Koopman...
The Bach Cantatas Website

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.4 - 6 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 18, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.4 - 6 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.4 - 6 of 22]
10CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.9Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

Although Ton Koopman's fine Bach cantata series, begun in the mid-1990s, was abandoned by Warner Classics/Erato in 2001, the conductor managed to resume the 22-volume edition's issue through his own label, Antoine Marchand (a sub-label of Challenge Classics). And while distribution in the U.S. hasn't always been steady, that question seems to be resolved and we can expect to enjoy the remaining volumes as they appear over the next few years. This Volume 2 is by no means a "new release", but since Classicstoday.com last visited the series in June, 2003, with a review of Volume 1 (type Q6613 in Search Reviews), we thought we'd pick up where we left off. As collectors of these cantatas already know, Koopman initially released 12 of the 22 volumes with Erato, so if you already own any of these, you don't need to consider the Challenge Classics versions since they are identical...
–David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.1 - 3 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 15, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.1 - 3 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.1 - 3 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.4Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

In evaluating a Bach cantata recording, there are so many variables to consider--programming choices; quality and type of soloists; tempos and balances among soloists, orchestra, and chorus; quality of choir and orchestra; use of alternate arias (or voices for a particular aria); version of the score (where more than one exists); instrumentation (period or modern instruments; configuration of continuo); and of course, the quality of the recorded sound--that comparisons between different recordings often become more descriptions than critiques. No matter how "good" a performance is, if you don't like period instruments you won't like Herreweghe or Koopman; likewise, if a certain countertenor soloist bugs you, you'll be unlikely to enjoy a cantata in which that singer is prominently featured, no matter how wonderful the work's other movements sound. On the other hand, if you like Koopman - or Herreweghe, both of whom are the most interpretively consistent among period-instrument practitioners (Rilling fits that bill in the modern-instrument category; "periodists" Gardiner and Harnoncourt are notoriously unpredictable) - then you'll likely be pretty satisfied with most of their efforts in this repertoire...
David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
Bernarda Fink, Freiburger Barockorchester & Petra Müllejans - Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2008)

Bernarda Fink, Freiburger Barockorchester & Petra Müllejans - Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2008)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 337 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 19 | Time: 76:09 min

In 1726, Bach entered a new period of creative innovation. Setting aside the chorus, he wrote works that present a dialogue between solo arias and finely sculpted instrumental parts. The three cantatas presented here by Bernarda Fink, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester and Petra Müllejans, represent the culmination of this development. Originally released in 2009, this acclaimed recording is now available at mid-price as part of the hmGold series.