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Festivals, Organizations & Concerts
  • American Bach Soloists
  • Amsterdam Bach Festival
  • Bach-Academie de Montreal
  • Bach-Archiv Leipzig
  • Bachhaus Eisenach
  • Bach in Baltimore
  • Bach Choir of Bethlehem
  • Bach Collegium, Fort Wayne
  • Bach Dorset Cantata Club
  • Bach Festival, Amsterdam
  • Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
  • Bach Festival of Philadelphia
  • Bach Society of Saint Louis
  • Bach Toul Festival
  • Bach Vespers NYC
  • Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival
  • Baroque Week, Winchester, U.K.
  • Berkshire Bach Society
  • Birmingham Bach Choir
  • Boulder Bach Festival
  • California Bach Festival
  • Carmel Bach Festival
  • Classic Muziek.nl
  • Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival
  • Evanston, Illinois Bach Week Festival

  • Fichtenwalder Bachtage 2001
  • Fredonia Opera House Bach Festival
  • International Bachakademie Stuttgart
  • International Day for Early Music
  • Bach-Institut Goettingen
  • Junior Bach Festival
  • Les Idees Heureuses
  • London Bach Society
  • Los Angeles Bach Festival
  • Miami Bach Society
  • Muenchener Bach-Chor
  • The Netherlands Bach Society
  • New England Bach Festival
  • The New York Collegium
  • Organ Historical Society
  • Oregon Bach Festival
  • Orgelfestival Holland
  • Bachtage Potsdam
  • San Francisco Bach Choir
  • Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
  • Sydneian Bach Choir
  • Thomanerchor Leipzig
  • University of Michigan School of Music
  • Victoria Bach Festival
  • Washington Bach Consort
  • Discussion Lists
    J.S. Bach Email Discussion Lists Various email discussion lists about J.S. Bach.
    To subscribe click here
    Bach on Stringed Instruments Mailing Lists:
  • bach_bowed (Bach played on violin, cello, & viola)
  • bach_plucked (Bach on lute and guitar)
  • BachTalk.com The J.S. Bach Fan Club. A web site of discussion forums and other resources about Bach.
    Other Bach and Related Web Sites
    Bach Cantatas Website Bach info, recording reviews & artist info, site by Aryeh Oron
    All Of BachEvery Friday you'll find a new recording of the 1080 works of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Dutch Bach Society and many guest musicians.
    Dave's J.S. Bach Page by Dave Grossman.
    Bach Digital A beautiful site including info about Bach's manuscripts and more.
    Bach at The Classical Music Pages by Matt Boynick
    Bach at Classical.Net by Dave Lampson
    Reviews at Classical.Net Excellent reviews of recordings of Bach.
    Biberfan Many reviews of Bach recordings and other composers as well.
    Playlist for Teldec's Bach 2000 Completed Edition by Charlton Harrison
    The Young Bach Retreat An Exploration of J. S. Bach's Creative Beginnings and Our Experience of His Music.
    George Frideric Handel Home Page by Brad Leissa and David Vickers. (ok, Handel's not Bach but he's also great)
    The Baroque Home Page A major source of information on baroque music with notes on performance, recommended CDs, individual bios for major baroque composers, notes on the lute-harpsichord and German baroque violin bow etc.
    Malaspina: J.S. Bach An outstanding interdisciplinary site by Russell McNeil.
    Johann Sebastian Bach also includes sites of many composers.
    BachWorks - a personal project by Jim Michmerhuizen
    Bach: Genius Ignored by Lucius Furius
    Analyses of Bach and His Work
    The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis by Bryen Travis. The complete BWV catalog as a downloadable database or in Adobe Acobat format.
    BWV Catalog In French, by Robert Poliquin, University of Quebec.
    Bach Werke Verzeichnis A digitized version of the complete BWV catalog. The original 1950 edition, and the recent Kleine Ausgabe edition.
    Bach Bibliography A searchable resource by Yo Tomita
    The Bach Cantatas by Walter F. Bischof. Searchable and includes the text for every cantata.
    Complete Vocal Works by Z. Philip Ambrose. Texts of the complete vocal works with English translation and commentary.
    Listener's Guide to the Cantatas by Simon Crouch
    KantorAssistant A software search engine for Bach's cantatas.
    J.S. Bach's Ornament Table An excellent reference by Tom Hubeart
    Bach: The Baroque and Beyond An outstanding site by Tim Smith
    The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach Analyses of Bach's canons and much much more, by Tim Smith
    Bach Chorales Page by Margaret Greentree
    Transcriptions for Organ by Peter Baekgaard
    MusicSources An outstanding organization in providing information about early music, including Bach.
    Johann Sebastian Bach: the well tempered tuning is unequal Instructions for tuning a harpsichord "wohltemperirt".
    Bach Articulation Project by Richard Cochran
    Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) by Thomas Radleff and Melita Ivkovic.
    Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) by Alessandro Simonetto
    The Art of Fugue Many articles. Presented by Minnesota Public Radio.
    J.S. Bach, The Well-tempered Clavier by Philip Goeth
    Well-Tempered Clavier II: Source Studies by Yo Tomita
    Music of Sacred Temperament A site about the Well-Tempered Clavier by Iori Fugita.
    Music of Sweet Temperament A site about the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 by Iori Fugita.
    St. Matthew Passion A dramatic visualization, translation and commentary. Site by Henry de Jong. Also see his visualization of Mass in B Minor
    Mass in B Minor by Xinh X. Huynh
    Goldberg Variations An extensive reference including a huge listing of recordings of the Goldbergs!
    Music of Intellect: The Goldberg Variations An extensive site by Iori Fugita.
    Articles Articles on classical music, "early music," and performance by Bernard D. Sherman
    Acoustical illusions Endlessly rising melodies: The Shepard effect
    Audio
    Magnatune Bach at the not-evil record label.
    Bach Podcast All Bach all the time.
    Johann Sebastian Bach at Classical.com Contains an online cd store and listening samples.
    Piano Society Contains several completely free and legal recordings
    Bach to the Future The Art of the Cantata. A weekly stream of Cantatas on the web.
    Dave's J.S. Bach Page: Audio RealAudio of some lovely recordings of Bach's music!
    Live 365 A huge collection of streaming internet radio stations. Search for "Baroque" and take your pick.
    Shoutcast Many selections of streaming classical radio.
    Beethoven.Com The world's classical radio station. Includes "Bach's Lunch" daily at noon Eastern Time.
    Bach Music Timeline By Art Sulit. An index of arists recording Bach's music in mp3.
    Museeks.com A membership service offering mp3's, some for free.
    Radio B.A.C.H. A site in Polish that includes streaming RealAudio of Cantatas.
    Organ works from Johann Sebastian Bach For download in MP3.
    Scholars and/or Musicians
    The Academy of Ancient Music Another outstanding original instruments ensemble. With the excellent Christopher Hogwood conducting.
    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields An extraordinary orchestra conducted by Neville Marriner.
    Bach Collegium Japan The official web site. Their cantatas recordings are highly acclaimed.
    The English Concert One of the best original instruments ensembles recording today. With the excellent Trevor Pinnock and many outstanding musicians.
    John Bullard An excellent musician. Banjo like you've never heard it before.
    Michael Chance The excellent countertenor.
    Jozsef Eötvös An excellent guitarist who has transcribed the Goldberg Variations for solo guitar.
    The Official Glenn Gould Web Site Whether you love him or hate him, this is the definitive web site (including RealAudio).
    Angela Hewitt Official Web Site She's truly incredible.
    Christopher Hogwood Official Web Site He's the best of the best.
    Ton Koopman Official Web Site An outstanding musician and conductor. This is an excellent site.
    Musica Antique Koln Led by the extraordinary Reinhard Goebel.
    Musica Pacifica An extraordinary instrumental ensemble.
    Palladian Ensemble An excellent chamber ensemble.
    Phantasm Exquisite viol ensemble, including the outstanding Laurence Dreyfus.
    Jean-Pierre Rampal An extensive web site about the incredible flutist.
    Karl Richter In German, an interesting blog which includes many interviews with musicians and choir members from his era.
    Scott Ross One of the greatest harpsichordists ever.
    Andreas Scholl Website The popular countertenor.
    Andreas Scholl Society Discussion list and other info.
    Peter Schreier The German tenor/conductor. In German and English.
    Albert Schweitzer The famous doctor/organist.
    Hopkinson Smith The excellent lutenist.
    Lara St. John An extraordinarily talented violinist.
    The Tureck Bach Research Foundation The Foundation includes an annual Symposium, Master Classes and Individual Lessons in period and contemporary media with Rosalyn Tureck and invited scholars.
    Publications
    Goldberg Magazine An exquisite magazine about early music with interviews and many wonderful cd reviews.
    Johann Sebastian Bach, The Learned Musician The definitive J.S. Bach biography by Christoph Wolff.
    Bach and the Patterns of Invention An outstanding book by Laurence Dreyfus
    Oxford Composer Companion:
    J.S. Bach
    , Edited by Malcolm Boyd
    This superb reference work on Johann Sebastian Bach is the first volume in a new series of Oxford Companion that will focus on major composers.
    Bach Books A resource compiled by Simon Crouch.
    Instruments
    Harpsichord Clearing House An excellent source of harpsichords.
    British Harpsichord Society Promoting awareness, enjoyment, study, performance and ownership of harpsichords and related plucked keyboard instruments in Britain.
    The Viola da Gamba by Jonathan Dunford and Kirk McElhearn. A nicely done site about one of the instruments for which Bach wrote.
    Internet Lute Society The lute was one of the most popular early music instruments.
    Bach Plucked! by Michael Stitt. A site devoted to the music of Bach played on lute and guitar.
    Incorporated Association of Organists The umbrella organisation for some 90 affiliated organists' associations and individual members throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
    Orgelforum.de Orgelforum.de is a meeting point for everyone who is active in organs and the internet. In German.
    Lute-Harpsichord Now very rare, it was one of Bach's favorite instruments.
    Gottfried Silbermann:
    Master Organ-builder of the German Baroque
    The reference source for info on this important builder who was a close friend of and worked extensively with J.S. Bach.
    Sheet Music Sources
    Bachwerke.de Digital edition of the Leipzig Municipal Library complete "Ancient Publications by Bach" on 3 cd-rom's.
    Baerenreiter Publishers of "The New Bach Edition".
    Peter Billam's Arrangements A few works available in pdf format.
    Breitkopf and Haertel Excellent publishers of books and music, with a large selection of Bach sheet music.
    CD Sheet Music An amazing collection of sheet music available in .pdf format on cd-rom.
    CantusMusic.com The largest sheet music store online.
    Carus-Verlag Catalog of more than 100 Bach Cantatas and his Motets (including the former Haenssler series 1-39). The site includes full online score catalog, postcards catalog and CD catalog.
    Edition Peters One of the leading music publishers. The site includes online ordering, musical postcards, discussion forums and more.
    Greatscores.com The unique feature of our site is that we arrange the same piece to different levels of ability, thus ensuring that people of different abilities are able to enjoy the music of Bach.
    G. Henle Publishers Large selection of urtext editions.
    Werner Icking Music Archive Scores in postscript format. A continuation of the GMD Music Archive
    Kalmus & Co. Large selection of scores
    G. Schirmer, Inc. Scores to rent or buy. No on-line purchasing available.
    J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. A leading distributor representing several music score publishers. They have an extensive searchable online catalog!
    800-Sheetmusic.com An excellent on-line sheet music store with lots of Bach. And lots of everything else too!
    Musicroom.com Large selection of sheet music
    Music-Scores.com Free classical sheet music, including Bach.
    Sheetmusicplus.Com Search for "Johann Sebastian Bach", they have a large selection.
    The Sheet Music Co. Many J.S. Bach selections for piano.
    Allegro Music On-Line Small selection of sheet music.
    Mutopia Project Several Bach works available to download.
    La Viola Scores for Viola.
    University Music Editions Complete scores on microfiche.
    MFiles.co.uk Many composers, including some Bach, in midi or downloadable score.
    Record Labels
    Academy Records An independent company offering piano literature cd's via mailorder.
    ArkivMusic.com Excellent source for classical recordings in print.
    Avie Records An outstanding independent classical label.
    The Baroque Music Collection CDs and downloads.
    BIS Records Very high quality recordings and performances.
    BMG Classics One of the big ones if you don't mind their overzealous commercialisation.
    Chandos Classics An excellent small label.
    Collegium Records U.S. distributor for Hänssler Classics. They offer the Hänssler Complete Edition Bachakademie!
    Deutsche Grammophone Home of the outstanding Archiv Produktion.
    Decca One of the oldest labels around.
    EMI Classics Another first-rate label.
    Erato Producers of many outstanding recordings.
    Eroica Classical Recordings An independent label.
    ESS.A.Y. Recordings An excellent independent label. (Direct ordering is available.)
    Glossa An elegant label in Spain presenting extraordinary early music recordings.
    Hänssler Classics An excellent German label. Publishing the Edition Bachakademie, the Complete Bach on 170 cd's. Available in the U.S. from Collegium Records
    Harmonia Mundi USA An exceptional repertoire of musicians. With online ordering.
    Hyperion An excellent British classical label.
    Koch International A Canadian record label.
    Linn Records A label in Scotland, includes excellent lutist Nigel North. With online ordering.
    Lyrichord Discs An excellent independent label. (Direct ordering is available.)
    Naxos of America A low-price high-quality label.
    Qualiton Imports An outstanding catalog of European record labels, including Hungaroton.
    SONY Classical Their releases are consistently excellent, especially since they absorbed Columbia/CBS. Their SONY Classical Celebrates Bach is a lovely site celebrating the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.
    Stradivarius Records An exquisite label in Italy.
    Telarc Records Includes RealAudio!
    Teldec Records Includes the famous Das Alte Werk label dasaltewerk.com Teldec Classics International will be releasing BACH 2000, the complete J.S. Bach edition on 150 CDs in summar 1999. Details of the project can be found at bach2000.com.
    Tononi Records Source for Benedict Cruft's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.
    Universal Music One of the largest and best Bach recordings catalogs in existence. Includes many labels like Decca, Philips and London.
    Vox Classical record label.
    Warner Music A mega-label with an amazing catalog.
    Video
    BACH & Friends A two-hour documentary by Michael Lawrence.
    "The Stations of Bach" A 90-minute documentary.
    Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach Six one hour films conceived by cellist Yo-Yo Ma featuring each of the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. This edition comes "with public performance rights" for classroom showings in academic environments.
    Internet Movie Database A listing of films that include Bach's music.


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