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This is part 3 of a series of posts forming a “collector’s guide” primarily focusing on answering the question “I have the Bach Complete Edition, what other Bach-related recordings might I want to get?”  Please see the introduction to the series for more background information, the guide to chamber music, and the guide to orchestral […]

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This is part 2 of a series of posts forming a “collector’s guide” primarily focusing on answering the question “I have the Bach Complete Edition, what other Bach-related recordings might I want to get?”  Please see the introduction to the series for more background information and the guide to chamber music if you are interested.  […]

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This will be part 1 of a series of posts forming a “collector’s guide” primarily focusing on answering the question “I have the BCE, what other Bach-related recordings might I want to get?”  Please see the introduction to the series for more background information. Many of Bach’s instrumental works have been familiar to me for […]

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I’ve long wanted to collect all of Bach’s works but the task of tracking down good recordings of every piece seemed daunting and expensive. The latest version of Brilliant Classics’ Bach Complete Edition brings several new recordings and other new material together in an incredibly priced box set. Not every recording in this set is a winner, but there are several really great discs and most of the rest are decent to good. At less than $150, if your Bach collection is missing at least half of the music in this set like mine was, then the Bach Complete Edition is by far the easiest and most affordable way to fill in the gaps.

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