“To celebrate the 333 years since Bach’s birth (multiples of three recur in his works) comes a box set to end all box sets: 222 CDs, including hours of new recordings and appearances by the likes of John Eliot Gardiner and András Schiff.”
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BACH 333 – The New Complete Edition is a collection of the greatest recordings and music of the great German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The BACH 333 – The New Complete Edition consists of 222 CD + 1 DVD box set combining complete scholarship, famous recordings, and enrichment.
The BACH 333 – The New Complete Edition is a perfect tribute to the legendary composer and music artiste and is the biggest set ever devoted to a musician. The BACH 333 includes a wide range of styles and performers, commemorating 90 years of recorded Bach.
The BACH 333 also has many key works of Bach plus period-informed performances of the musician are covered in traditional and historic performances. The collection has the highest number of classical labels (more than 30) ever collected together in one collection including Deutsche Grammophon (the presenting label), BIS, CPO, Challenge, Decca, ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, Sony, Soli Deo Gloria, and Warner.
Cantatas presented as per the chronology in the most recent to older ones led by Leipzig Bach Archive President Sir John Eliot Gardiner, a wonderful contribution from Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan and robust contribution from Coin, Herreweghe, Koopman, Kuijken, and many others.
The homage is made by 750 performers from Casals and Fournier to David Watkin; Milstein and Grumiaux to Mutter and Jansen; Landowska to Dreyfus and Rousset; Edwin Fischer and Glenn Gould to Schiff and Perahia; Adolf Busch and Thurston Dart to Pinnock and Goebel; Walcha to Rübsam and Preston.