Clavecin Posted June 19, 2008 Share Posted June 19, 2008 Yes I know they're not organ music, but I thought I knew Bach fairly well 'til I started collecting these wonderful CDs. If you've not discovered them yet, they are John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists on his own record label 'Soli Deo Gloria'. All live recordings from a variety of European venues and New York. I am listening to 'Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen BWV 66' as I write this. There are so many beautiful arias and fantastic concerted chorale settings that it's impossible to single-out any particular item, and some first rate soloist; in particular Mark Padmore, Elin Manahan Thomas and Nathalie Stutzmann. The performances are totally committed and have that real 'live frisson'. I would have dearly liked to have heard one of the UK concerts, did anyone attend one? There's always a volume on top of the CD player. The problem you may find is that if you buy one, you'll end up buying the lot! DT Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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