Bach's musical ancestors and Renaissance wind ensemble
Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro, based in Philadelphia. This wonderfully colourful, virtuosic ensemble have been together for over 25 years. During the programme Lucie talks to the two artistic directors, Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken about their work. The music in the programme is from the ensemble's many recordings, using a wide variety of instruments and repertoire, and includes arrangements of French chansons and Flemish dances, and music inspired by the ensemble's recent trip to Bolivia.
Lucie Skeaping presents a programme exploring JS Bach's musical ancestors. Music by some of JS Bach's sons is often heard these days, but today, Lucie traces the Bach family tree back to his great-great grandfather, Veit Bach, who was a baker in Wechmar and whose son Johann in turn produced 3 musical sons. The programme includes motets and instrumental music by some of the composers in this great musical dynasty.
There's some remarkable music by the older Bachs / in the altbachische Archiv that J.S. and C.P.E? assembled (lovely sets by MAK / Reinhard Goebel and a complete recording of the Archiv by Cantus Cöln / Junghanel, both out of print).
Originally Posted by doversoul
Yes indeed - I have both sets and guard them preciously...but I think I prefer the Goebel.
I agree: though both are very good Goebel has a feel for the idiom which is very atmospheric. I love C17 German music (I love C17 music) - it has such a haunting quality, and the idioms are so unsettled and extreme in the way they are realised.
Originally Posted by MickyD
Originally Posted by John Skelton
I'm not absolutely sure, but I seem to recall that the Goebel set originally consisted of 3 LPs and the 2 CD reissue missed out some of the original's contents. Whatever, it should all be reissued at bargain price immediately!