All of Bach's Cantatas on SACD

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  1. Zane Charron

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    When will the madness end.
     
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    I must confess I was amazed when I first read the thread title - I thought they were going to release all 200 or so cantatas in one go. However, it's a fifteen year project.

    Not sure I like the idea of one voice per part, in spite of what scholarship says is authentic. I personally find performances of this kind lack weight, even if they are admittedly a lot clearer. However, each to their own.
     
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    I like that they are tackling such a huge project and offering it in hirez. The fact that all 200 contatas is not being release at once is understandable to say the least. That's a big effort and this is a big production with many participants.

    I think I will wait to form an opinion on the vocal corrections until I hear the final result.

    We may be pleasantly surprised as a group. [​IMG]

    By the way, also noteworthy is that Channel Classics, one of the better classical labels, has decided to go all hybrid SACD. It doesn't get much better than that. [​IMG]
     
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    I've been having some problems reconciling academic "correctness" with musical presentation myself, lately. The issue of "proper" meter alone is confounding.

    As for the project itself: 15 yrs? Will there even be CDs or SACDs by then? They'll have to re-start the project to be compatible with brain chips or whatever the hell we'll have by then.
     
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    People have already recorded some of Bach's choral works with OVPP. So far it can best be described as a joke. While Bach may have had a limited number of singers during his time, that doesn't mean that he intended his music to be sung with OVPP.
     
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    Well 15 years, and 9 months if they start in October. [​IMG]
     

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