This year marks the 333rd anniversary of the birth of perhaps the greatest and most influential musician of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach. On October 26th Deutsche Grammophon, in partnership with Decca and the Leipzig Bach Archive – and with the cooperation of 30 other record labels – released the largest composer project in recording history: Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition.
Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition includes recordings by acclaimed IMG Artists including Canadian Brass, Ye-Eun Choi, Emerson String Quartet, Gerald Finley, Julia Fischer, Hilary Hahn, Evgeny Kissin, Murray Perahia, Nemanja Radulovic, Kurt Streit, The Swingles, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Just in purely physical terms this is an enormous 222CD and 1DVD box. It weighs in at 13.5 kg and would take 12 days to listen from start to finish! The Edition contains pieces recently discovered, some variants and an arrangement by Beethoven never recorded before, as well as over 10 hours of brand new recordings. It is thus the most complete Bach Edition ever assembled, the result of two years of curation combined with the authority of the scholars at the Leipzig Bach Archive. The collection also includes a DVD documentary and welcome introduction by the Archive’s distinguished President Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Please click here to purchase Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition, or visit bach333.com for more information.