Monthly Archives: January 2006

Recordings – Bach Cantatas

In the midst of a lot of depressing news about the recording industry, there are a few bright lights. We are living in a time when no fewer than *three* complete recordings of the Bach cantatas are underway. The Ton … Continue reading

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Recordings – RCA Reissues

I’ve been very pleased to see the early stereo RCA recordings being re-released in modern digital format. All of them were made on high-quality tape, multichannel, supervised by the finest engineers around in those days. There was a lot of … Continue reading

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Recordings – Elgar

Of late Elgar has been entering the radar of my musical environment. I never paid all that much attention to him before–oh, I knew the Enigma Variations. Friends of mine would play the ‘Cello Concerto and I’ve accompanied them. And … Continue reading

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Recordings – Schutz Symphoniae Sacrae and Psalmen Davids

Hienrich Sch├╝tz is one of those composers you read about in history texts, or experience in music history classes, but often he doesn’t seem to become a real composer who is part of your regular living experience. Well, at least … Continue reading

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Recordings – Bach Christmas Oratorio (Jacobs)

I finally broke down and got the Rene Jacobs recording of the Christmas Oratorio; it’s been winking at me for a while. It marks my fourth Christmas Oratorio recording–and I have two that I really cherish (Gardiner/English Baroque, and Herreweghe.) … Continue reading

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Recordings – Century

It should come as no surprise to most of my friends and students that I’m a fairly avid record collector. I’m curious about a lot of different music, and I want to get to know it. Recordings are often the … Continue reading

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