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May 5, 2014 8:47 AM   Subscribe

All of Bach: Every week, you will find a new recording here of one Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1080 works, performed by The Netherlands Bach Society and many guest musicians.
posted by Cash4Lead (12 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool, although this website seems to be designed nearly to the point of obfuscation.
posted by Think_Long at 8:55 AM on May 5, 2014

I wonder if the website will work on IE 29, Firefox 312, and Chrome 5429.
posted by gwint at 8:56 AM on May 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

I tried finding their actual Vimeo channel page, cos this site is... nice to look at, but .. just... no.

Edit: it's a hidden user/channel. grmbl.
posted by slater at 9:02 AM on May 5, 2014

Aw, I was hoping it was one recording of a bunch of musicians playing all of Bach's works at the same time. That would be a different thing.
posted by Tesseractive at 9:39 AM on May 5, 2014 [3 favorites]

It'll take them 21 years to finish.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:43 AM on May 5, 2014

Thanks for posting, but, yes, not loving the website, e.g., there are no scroll bars to get down to the actual links.

Did manage to get to the "Herr Gott..." cantata. Are those men playing the sackbut?! I ask both out of interest and because I so rarely get to use the word "sackbut."
posted by the sobsister at 10:03 AM on May 5, 2014

I think you're looking at natural trumpets.
posted by flechsig at 10:33 AM on May 5, 2014

Where's the friggin' RSS feed? Is this like 1998 or something?

Otherwise this is a really cool project. Using period (or at least something close-ish) instruments is a nice touch, though being the greedy jerk I am I'd also love to see all these works done with contemporary instruments as well (like piano instead of harpsichord since my ears are better tuned to the former). And also see the sheet music at the same time.

Also, how is the music licensed, I wonder.
posted by bfootdav at 11:59 AM on May 5, 2014

posted by mmrtnt at 12:11 PM on May 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

NICE. Bach is good music for brain work.
posted by axoplasm at 2:54 PM on May 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ok the site design is a crime (and does horrible things in FF29) but those Dutch people playing this insanely brilliant music with super serious faces, well I have to recommend the site.
posted by yoHighness at 5:59 PM on May 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ich habe genung???
posted by mpark at 5:33 PM on May 6, 2014

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