BIS 40th anniversary


#1

BIS has a special going for their 40th Anniversary:



www.eclassical.com/shop/17115/art83/4816683-fadbf5-BIS_40_eclassical.pdf


#2

Thanks, David. I did not know about this site. =D>


#3

BIS recordings are often excellent, and they work hard to bring interesting music out.


#4

The suzuki bach stuff is really excellent- widely regarded as the best overall set. At these prices then I would definitely not pass up the chance to buy at least their mass in b minor. (The only reason for hesitating is that there is a chance that the complete bach set will come out soon, but I doubt it will be cheap and unless you are likely to want to spring for dozens of cds in one go I’d say dip your toe in the water now)…


#5

Masaaki Suzuki’s recordings of Bach are superb, both in performance and sound.



There was already a set of the Cantatas then to date a year or two ago, as well as partial sets. As Bis’ prices are always good I do not expect any large price drop.



The Beethoven symphonies with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä are spectacular. The Sibelius symphonies by these performers are also superbly rated. I have less of an opinion, even though I have performed a couple of them, as I am not a big Sibelius fan.