Link Index
An index to all of the sites cataloged at Bach Central Station

Tononi Records - Benedict Cruft - Sonatas & Partias for Solo ViolinTononi Records - featuring Benedict Cruft - Sonatas & Partias for Solo Violin
Tononi Records is an independent Record Company which was formed in 2000. The first CD to be published is a 2CD album of J.S.Bach's Sonatas & Partias (sic, you will see why we have used Partia rather than Partita, if you visit the site) for solo violin played by Benedict Cruft. Cruft has been specialising in performing these six masterpieces as a set, over a pair of recitals since 1987 and recorded them in a six day period in the Autumn (fall) of 1998 in the glorious acoustics of the early Norman Binham Priory in Norfolk.
Commercial  Events  Instruments  Performers  Recordings  Works 
Andrea Padova - PianistAndrea Padova - Pianist
Andrea Padova first achieved critical attention when he won the "J.S.Bach" International Piano Competition in 1995 and since then has been widely considered "one of the most important contemporary interpreters of Bach on the Piano" (Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung).
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Ashmont Music - J.S. Bach - Cello Suites Performed on ViolaAshmont Music - Patricia McCarty - J.S. Bach - Six Cello Suites performed on viola
Ashmont Music is a small independent record label and distributor specializing in viola repertoire. Here you will find information about recordings currently available from us and be able to order them.
Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Works 
Bob Gallway - Partitas for Alto Saxophone and KeyboardBob Gallway - Partitas for Alto Saxophone and Keyboard
Partitas for Keyboard with Alto Saxophone! Bob Gallway - Sax, John Sankey - Keyboard MIDI accompaniment.
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Bridge Records - Barbara Westphal - Cello Suites Performed on ViolaBridge Records - Barbara Westphal - Cello Suites Performed on Viola
"German virtuoso Barbara Westphal's viola recording of Bach's 6 cello suites sheds new light on these great masterpieces. Westphal's viola playing features flawless intonation and gorgeous viola tone from her 1570 Da Salo instrument."
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Titanic Records - Peter Watchorn ( English Suites )Titanic Records - Peter Watchorn ( English Suites )
Peter Watchorn has been active as a harpsichordist since 1974. ... In 1995 Peter Watchorn received a doctoral degree with his dissertation on the English Suites from Boston University. His career has taken him throughout Europe, the United States, and his native Australia. This recording is the first in a series that over the next few years will present the complete harpsichord works of J. S. Bach.
Commercial  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Works 
Warner Classics International
Teldec Classics International
Erato Disques S.A.
Nonesuch Records
Finlandia Records and
NVC Arts
Warner Classics International is part of Warner Music International, a division of the Warner Music Group. WMG has its headquarters in New York with offices in London and operates in 64 countries through a network of 47 affiliates, 22 licensees and seven associated creative labels.

The Musical OfferingThe Musical Offering Classical Record Shop & Cafe
and home of Wild Boar Records
The Musical Offering is an independent record shop specializing in early music, choral, chamber, and keyboard music, as well as selected symphonic and operatic recordings. We intend to have the finest selection of early music on the planet.
Commercial  Recordings 
Bach's PassionBach's Passion - A new novel by RuthAnn Ridley
"Fourteen-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach worked late into the night. The notes in front of him sang. Little did he know that he was preparing to make history. This is the untold story of the man whom many consider the greatest composer who ever lived, the story of Bach's love for his family, his battles with fools and his passion for God.
Bach's Passion transports you into the world of 18th century Europe. It places you at the scene of the creation of musical masterpieces. It inspires you with the assurance that perseverance will be rewarded "
Biography  Commercial  Educational  Personal 
Harmonia MundiHarmonia Mundi
The Harmonia Mundi Bach Edition brings together some of the world's finest Bach interpreters in some of the world's most highly acclaimed Bach recordings. For over 40 years, the music of Bach has played a pivotal role in Harmonia Mundi's catalog. From the pioneering organ recordings of Lionel Rogg to the cutting-edge scholarship of Andrew Manze, Harmonia Mundi artists have always remained at the forefront of Bach interpretation. Possibly the series' most compelling volumes are those led by conductor Philippe Herreweghe. who is widely considered to be among of the finest living interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach.
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Bach BowBACH.Bogen, Curved Bows for String Instruments, Rundbögen für Streichinstrumente
The BACH.Bogen enables the string player to play on one, two, three and four strings simultaneously and to change flexibly between these combinations. Its high arch allows polyphonous playing and a lever mechanism effects the tension and release of the bow's hairs.
Analysis  Commercial  Educational  Images  Instruments  Performers  Recordings 
ESS.A.YESS.A.Y Recordings Home Page
ESS.A.Y is pleased to add a host of new releases to its catalog of treasures. Look through our web site and our catalog and let us know how you like the ESS.A.Y Recordings you listen to.
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Audun KayserAudun Kayser - Pianist ( Goldberg Variations )
Audun Kayser has made numerous recording, including Halfdan Kjerulf's complete piano music and the Goldberg Variations. His CD with the Grieg piano concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has got excellent reviews and is with far over 100.000 sold copies the best-selling classical record ever in Norway.
Performers  Personal  Recordings 
Abram BezuijenAbram Bezuijen - concert organist ( The Goldberg Variations for Organ )
"Abram Bezuijen (1966) studied organ at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Arie J. Keijzer, and piano with Frans van Hoek. In 1990 he earned the diploma for Music Pedagogy and in 1991 that for Performing Musician (organ). ... Abram Bezuijen plays concerts in Norway, the Netherlands and Germany and has made various CD and radio recordings."
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Haenssler ClassicHänssler CLASSIC
The complete recording of the music by Johann Sebastian Bach on 170 CDs. A rare event in the history of records and recordings: hänssler CLASSIC is proud to present the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach which will be published on 170 CDs with recordings just by hänssler Classic. The EDITION BACHAKADEMIE is a joint venture of hänssler classic and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. The EDITION BACHAKADEMIE will be completed by the Bach year 2000.
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EratoErato Disques - Almost half a century of recording history
"For almost half a century Erato has been faithfully and imaginatively serving its public both with music by neglected composers and the mainstream repertory. When the Company was founded in 1953 there was very little Renaissance and Baroque music to be found in the catalogues of the recently developed long-playing record. This was to be the area in which Erato was first to make its mark and which subsequently established its fine and enduring reputation. Nowadays, when music from so many centuries and different countries is accessible through the medium of the compact disc, it is easy to forget how different the situation was in those far-off days. One of the chief aims of the Erato pioneers founder Philippe Loury and A&R director Michel Garcin was to bring to life once more the early and Baroque music of their native France and to make it available to as wide an audience as possible."
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Bach By TwoPrimary Logic - Bach by Two
"We've long known that music has some deeply moving properties. We are just beginning to learn how deeply moving music really is. We are beginning to learn that in the very young, music can reach into the web of thought itself and enhance higher brain function.
We have selected 21 Beautiful logical little gems from Anna Magdalena's Notebooks I & II, written and compiled by the master himself in part for his own children's early exploration of the harmonic system he helped popularize, and recorded them twice. Once in an up-tempo fashion for active play and again as lullabies for quiet time. The benefits of such an arrangement we believe are obvious."
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Cello Essays by Paul ScottCello Essays by Paul Scott
"Site supports Paul's CD 'ESSAYS'. Samples of pieces, including Cello Suite #1, Anna Magdelana manuscript, ethnomusicological point of view. Other pieces deconstruct the Suite, and are improvisations based on interacting world high art traditions. Notes on the pieces purchase info and short Bio included."
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Boston Skyline RecordsBoston Skyline Records
"Founded in 1991, our original goal: to issue wonderful music in the following categories: Classical, Jazz, Children's, Oldies, and World Music. In 1993 we initiated our From the Vault series of great re-issues. Our goals for this series are twofold: first, to make available fine albums of the 1950s, '60s and '70s that were both genuinely beloved and acclaimed as milestones. Second, to demonstrate the extraordinary sound quality captured on the best Masters of the period, quality which even the finest pressings could only partially convey." - Check out their re-releases of classic Bach recordings!
Commercial  Performers  Recordings  Works 
Lyrichord Discs - Early Music WingLyrichord Discs - Early Music Wing
"... here is a recorded series that will present all the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach in virtuosic performances on the clavichord, using superb reproductions by Ronald Haas of period instruments. The player is Richard Troeger, noted clavichordist, harpsichordist, and fortepianist. Vol. 1 of the series, just released, is a 2-CD set ( priced as a single CD! ) presenting the 6 Partitas in their clavichord debut, revealing new clarity, brilliance, nuances, and colors. Richard Troeger is a keyboard master whose Bach interpretations are among the finest ever recorded." - Ordering information is available at the Lyrichord web site.
Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Works 
BACH 2000Channel Classics
A label that specializes in Classical recordings by such notable Bach performers as Anner Bylsma, Andrew Manze, Peter Wispelwey, and others. Many sound samples available online!
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BACH 2000Goldberg Variations Maniacs
A site dedicated to Bach's Goldberg Variations. Includes a huge listing of Goldberg Variations recordings and links to other sources of information on Bach and the Goldberg Variations.
Analysis  Educational  Links  Performers  Recordings  Scores  Works 
BACH 2000BACH 2000 - The Complete Works of Johann Sebastian Bach on TELDEC
TELDEC will be the first record company to release the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach in a uniformly packaged edition of roughly 150 CDs.
BACH 2000 will be launched worldwide on 28 July 1999 and be available from the very beginning of celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death in 1750.
Commercial  Performers  Recordings  Works 
Tjako van Schie - Goldberg VariationsTjako van Schie's Home Page / The Goldberg Variations
Tjako van Schie is a talented pianist from the Netherlands. He has recorded a well-played and tastefully interpreted CD of the Goldberg Variations on the Piano which is currently available at
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Scott Slapin - Sonatas and PartitasScott Slapin - The Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin transcribed for Viola
'The Stewart Society for the Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the release of J. S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin (BWV 1001-1006) and the Unaccompanied Partita for Flute (BWV 1013) performed on the viola by Scott Slapin.
This two-disc set is the first complete recording of these works on the viola and undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the viola as a solo instrument.'
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The Bach Cello Suites On Trumpet by David CooperThe Bach Cello Suites On Trumpet by David Cooper
"I have also made every effort to maintain the integrity of the Bach Cello Suites when I recorded them on the trumpet. I have pursued a warmer, 'woodier' tone by recording fairly close-miked and with a softer, more relaxed volume. I also tried to model the trumpet sound after the cello with regard to articulation, phrasing, vibrato and ornamentation. "
Also check out at Blue Mounds Productions.
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Bach - The Fencing MasterBach - The Fencing Master
The famous Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has written the long expected book about the Bach Cello Suites. Now, it is published. Its title is "Bach, The Fencing Master or reading aloud from the first three cello suites". The books brings new life into the discussion about how to perform these suites. Whoever reads it gets really enthusiastic about it. Mr. Bylsma's knowledge, sense of humor and entirely new view on the suites are compelling.
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Ernesto Tamayo Plays BachErnesto Tamayo Plays Bach
"It is always a joy to hear familiar Bach works transcribed for guitar. These works for violin and flute are familiar to all of us. But Ernesto gives us much more, he puts a lot of himself into his interpretation. He is both technically skilled and exceptionally expressive." - Jan Hanford - the J.S. Bach Home Page
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Annette BartholdyAnnette Bartholdy
A talented young Violist whose playing is as beautiful as she is. :-) Check out her CD of Bach's 2nd Suite for Solo Cello played on the Viola! It also includes the Arpeggione Sonata by Franz Schubert and the Cadenza for Solo Viola by Krzystof Penderecki.
Instruments  Performers  Personal  Recordings 
Linn RecordsLinn Records
Featuring Nigel North's Bach on the Lute series of Solo Violin and Solo Cello transcriptions. - 'Linn Records represents some of the most prestigious artists in the music world. Our catalogue covers a wide repertoire, from early music through to rock 'n' roll. The superb performances captured on the Linn label have won worldwide critical acclaim for artistic merit and recording quality.'
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Raven Compact DiscsRaven Compact Discs
New J. S. Bach - Only Recording of Unpublished Organ Works
'The first and only recording of 21 organ chorales very likely to be by J. S. Bach, including his only work for trumpet and organ, contained in the BWV since 1950 (and in Appendix II since 1990) yet to be published for the first time in late 1998 or early 1999 by Breitkopf in an edition by Stephen Rapp, the organist on this CD, and Douglas Myers, the Trumpeter. 1995 Richards, Fowkes & Co. organ, St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, Connecticut.'
Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Recordings  Works 
Rafal NowakOrgan Music by Rafal Nowak
'Baroque Masters' - description of the CD recorded by Rafal Nowak - including mostly J.S.Bach and also N. Bruhns.
Audio  Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Recordings 
Jozsef EötvösJozsef Eötvös - Bach's Goldberg Variations Played on the Guitar
'Joszef Eötvös may have produced one of the finest major transcription for the guitar of the second half of the century. His variations are well crafted for a solo guitar, and stands up well against the original Bach manuscript. One cannot help feeling that the result is another faithful work of art, something that would have left a smile on Bach's face!' - Michael Stitt - Bach Plucked
Audio  Biography  Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Recordings  Works 
Calcante RecordingsCalcante Recordings, Ltd
'... it is the mission of Calcante Recordings, Ltd. to record in the digital domain as many significant organs and gifted young organists hitherto relatively unrecorded.'
Commercial  Instruments  Performers  Recordings 
Lara St. JohnWell-Tempered Productions / Classical Music Online
'Classical Music Online is the premiere online resource dedicated exclusively to classical music.' Also the home of Club Lara!
Audio  Commercial  Events  Images  Links  Performers  Recordings  Works 
American BachMichael J. Miles and the Magic Banjo - American Bach
'Michael J. Miles was voted by Banjo Newsletter Readers as one of the "top ten clawhammer banjo players in America." ... His new recording American BACH, featuring Miles transcriptions for banjo of JS Bach's cello suites and his own composition, Suite for the Americas, was released in September, 1997.'
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Strad to StratKevin Ferguson/Strad to Strat - Bach & Paganini on the Electric Guitar
'This is the latest CD by electric guitarist, Kevin Ferguson and has been in the Top Selling List of Locals Only Records since it was released.'
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Bach PluckedBach Plucked - Bach on the Lute & Guitar
'This site is devoted to the playing of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries including S L Weiss played on the lute and guitar.'
Educational  Instruments  MIDI  Personal  Scores  Works 
ORPHEON - Museum of Historical Musical Instruments
'This museum offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience visually and acoustically some very fine instruments from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods. The displays will subserve primarily didactic purposes, at once embedding the instruments in the context of social history and the fine arts, as well as emphasizing the role these instruments can assume in the legitimate interpretation of music respecting its inherent aesthetic principles.'
Educational  Instruments  Performers 
Bernat on Bach - Six Suites for Double Bass
'Recently featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition broadcast throughout the U.S., double bassist Mark Bernat and his recording of Bach's Six Suites have generated considerable interest in the world of classical music. Performed by cellists for many years, these major works have become important additions to the double bass repertoire. For double bassists, the recording supplements Mr. Bernat's transcription of the Suites published by International Music Company, widely regarded as the definitive edition among double bassists. For a more general audience, this recording provides a refreshing perspective on Bach's music, enhanced by the depth and richness of Mr. Bernat's performance. The first of its kind, this landmark recording is destined to become a classic among double bassists and Bach enthusiasts alike.'
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Bunyan Bullard Music
'... specializing in performance, composition, transcriptions, and recording of classical banjo music with works by Bach, Handel, Couperin, Purcell, and Telemann. Check out John Bullard's CD of Bach transcriptions for the Banjo.'
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Dr Yo Tomita, School of Music, Queen's University
This site features a wealth of information and resources related to Bach including a comprehensive Bach Bibliography, Source Studies of the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II and high quality MIDI files. This site also features the 'Bach' Musicological Font, a high quality font face with additional music symbols that blend seamlessly with the text. There is also information about Yo's publications including J. S. Bach's `Das Wohltemperierte Clavier II': A Critical Commentary, 3 vols. and many online essays.
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Commercial  Educational  Images  Links  MIDI  Personal  Recordings  Scores  Works 
John Marks RecordsJohn Marks Records
'I started John Marks Records because I passionately love classical music, especially music for stringed instruments, and I passionately love great recorded sound. Our corporate goals are: to enrich a lot of peoples' lives with beauty and truth; to help our friends' performing careers, and to earn a decent living doing so.'
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 
The J.S. Bach ExperienceThe J.S. Bach Experience
'Throughout the years, we've seen our share of jazz and synthesized tributes to Johann Sebastian, but who will finally walk into the spotlight to release the tension that has been building for the 'Rock' Bach audience?? Ladies and Gentlemen, the waiting period is over. May I present to you: THE J.S. BACH EXPERIENCE Supercharged with four of L.A.'s most incredible shred-meisters, the J.S.Bach Experience offers a respectful, in-depth tribute to one of history's greatest musical figures.'
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Rodarmer Goldberg VariationsPangaea Productions / Kurt Rodarmer
This site features information and audio clips from Kurt Rodarmer's amazing recording of the Goldberg Variations on the Classical Guitar. 'Pangaea Productions of Santa Clara, California is an audio production company. Our web site features recordings by Kurt Rodarmer and Carlos Vazquez, and the intent is to showcase important figures in the musical world past and present.'
Audio  Commercial  Images  Links  Performers  Recordings 
BachOrlandi Statuary featuring J.S. Bach busts
'Orlandi has been crafting fine Statuary in the United States since 1911. We are now the fourth generation continuing an ageless craft. Enjoy the places you explore with Orlandi.'
BachSchirmer Books: Bach (Master Musicians Series)
'In this highly acclaimed study, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works, demonstrating how the circumstances of Bach's life helped to shape the music he wrote at various periods. Page also provides access to the extensive Schirmer Books website detailing our publications on classical music.'
Dave's J.S. Bach Page
Original MIDI Files, Images, RealAudio Files, Recommended Recordings, a Bach Works Catalog, Links, and More
Analysis  Audio  Images  Links  MIDI  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Scores  Works 

Bach Central Station
'A Directory of J.S. Bach Resources on the Internet'
Links  Newsgroups 

The J.S. Bach Home Page
'The complete Johann Sebastian Bach. An extensive biography, tour of Bach's life in Germany, catalog of his works, bibliography, recommended recordings, and other Bach resources on the web. This award-winning site is maintained by Jan Hanford in North Amercia and Jan Koster in Europe.'
Bibliography  Biography  Events  Images  Links  Recordings 

J.S. Bach Archive and Bibliography
'This Bach Archive and the J.S. Bach Bibliography are complementary to the Bach Home Page created by Jan Hanford. Jan's pages and those presented here can be seen as a joint project set up to promote world-wide web interest in and knowledge about one of the greatest achievements of western civilization of all times, namely the musical oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach.'

The J.S. Bach Tourist
'What is offered on these J.S. Bach tourist pages is not a travel guide in the usual sense but a series of personal impressions of Bach sites, illustrated with pictures and supplemented with some minimal practical information.'
Biography  Images  Personal 

J.S. Bach: The Cantatas
'This is the modest beginning of an effort to present the German texts (with English translations and commentaries) of all Bach's more than 200 cantatas in an internet-accessible form.'
Scores  Works 

The Theme Fugue Contest - a Tribute to J.S. Bach
Do you like to write music? Here is the big challenge for you!
Your job is it to write a fugue on this theme:
Click here to hear The Theme!
The idea is to let as many people as possible write a fugue on this theme in any way they like! In this way we want to establish a tribute to J.S. Bach and his marvellous "Die Kunst der Fuge".
Analysis  Educational  Events  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Works 

A Johann Sebastian Bach Midi Page
Biography  MIDI  Personal  Works 

Probably the largest collection of Bach MIDI files on the web, this site is organized using the Bach BWV catalog.
Educational  MIDI  Works 

Club JSB
'Dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach and other great composers and performers'
Includes: On J.S. Bach's Fantasy & Fugue, BWV 906, J.S. Bach's Ornament Table, A Tribute to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Glenn Gould and the Electronic Future
Analysis  Audio  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Images  MIDI  Personal  Scores  Works 

The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach
Canons & Fugues contains a theory of canonic and fugal processes linked to examples of analyzed canons and fugues by J. S. Bach. Canons include those of the Goldberg Variations and Addendum, Musical Offering, Art of Fugue, Orgelbüchlein, Vom Himmel hoch, Clavier-Übung III, Honorific works and concludes with an essay "Why Did Bach Write Canons?" Fugues include the Art of Fugue, portions of the Well Tempered Clavier, and conclude with directions on how to Analyze a Fugue. The site also contains extensive biography and history including Bach's Education & Career, the Bach Family, the Baroque Ideal, Bach's Contemporaries, and an essay on the importance of Bach's work in contemporary art and criticism "Not Bach, but Meer."
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Images  Links  Scores  Works 

Bach: the Baroque, and Beyond
'Bach: the Baroque and Beyond" is a graduate seminar in music theory and analysis that Northern Arizona University is delivering via the World-Wide Web this fall. The course explores themes which emerge in the 18th century, reach heights of tonal complexity in the music of J. S. Bach, and have continued to inspire and inform composers into the 19th and 20th centuries. The purpose of the seminar is to illustrate how musical structure and style in the western classical tradition draw from a continuum of techniques composers have sought consciously to exploit. Many of these techniques originated in the baroque with pedagogies transmtting them to musicians of the last two centuries having consistently used Bach as model.'
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Scores  Works 

Alexandre H. Hohmann's Bach Page
'These pages are dedicated to the music and life of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), perhaps the greatest genius in Western music. ... These pages contain pictures of Bach and of some of the many places in which he worked and lived, the texts (with English translation) of a few of his vocal works, documents and letters and, soon, a chronology of his life and a list of references.'
Bibliography  Biography  Images  Personal 

Teri Noel Towe's Johann Sebastian Bach Pages
Portraits, Places Familiar to Sebastian Bach, Pipe Organs Played by Sebastian Bach, Rebuilding the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Sebastian Bach's Handwriting, Some Early Printed Editions, Recommended Recordings
Bibliography  Images  Instruments  Links  Personal  Recordings  Scores  Works 

Johann Sebastian Bach - Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
'This site endeavors to answer oft-asked and oft-heard questions about Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and his work, explain basic facts and concepts about his music, its forms, techniques, context, etc., shed light on common misunderstandings, and provide pointers to further information on and off the web. This FAQ is directed largely at those unfamiliar or only somewhat familiar with Bach and his work, whether otherwise knowledgeable about so-called "classical music" or not; it is not intended to be a comprehensive, encyclopaedic, or scholarly resource (although we provide pointers to more complete Bach resources).'
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Links  Newsgroups  Recordings  Works 

The J.S. Bach newsgroup ''
A newsgroup dedicated to the discussion of J.S. Bach and his music.
Note: you must have Newsgroup software properly configured and your ISP must carry If you cannot access through these means, you can access it via DejaNews at

The Classical MIDI Archives - J.S. Bach
The Bach section of the most extensive collection of classical MIDI files ( over 700 Bach files! ).

Simon Crouch's Home Page
This is Simon Crouch's home page, mostly devoted to J. S. Bach. Links from here to my cantata pages and to my Bach Books page.
Analysis  Bibliography  Educational  Events  Links  Personal  Works 

BachWorks - a personal project ( aka The Bach Project )
Information about Jim Michmerhuizen's extensive Bach MIDI Project with some samples.
Commercial  MIDI  Personal  Recordings 

Michael A. Sciortino's Classical Music MIDI Page
Tons of MIDI files by Bach and other composers.

The Silvis Woodshed
'In the old days a singer would hide out in the woodshed to learn his notes. Now we have tools like midi to help us along. I hope for this page to be a collection of midi files and tools to help singers learn their notes so that they can be ready to turn it into music when they go to rehearsal.'

John Sankey - Harpsichordist to the Internet
First-rate MIDI sequences of works by Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and William Byrd.
Analysis  Instruments  MIDI  Performers  Personal  Works 

Famous Guitarmaker's Featured Artist - Kurt Rodarmer 'The Goldberg Variations'
Famous Guitarmaker's Featured Artist review of Kurt Rodarmer's amazing recording of the Goldberg Variations for Classical Guitar.
Audio  Instruments  Performers  Recordings 

Kurt Rodarmer - An Introduction
'Kurt Rodarmer is a consummate musician. His mastery of the guitar places him squarely in the category of world-class artists, and his prodigious talent has been recognized and lauded by the likes of Segovia, Joaquín Rodrigo, Carlos Vázquez, and John McLaughlin. Kurt has spent the last ten years in relative seclusion during the preparation and recording of The Goldberg Variations CD. His transcription preserves Bach's music in its original form and makes use of custom instruments capable of producing the extended range required by the work.'
Instruments  Performers  Recordings 

Flutes Unlimited: Geert Vanden Broeck
The flautist's home page has an audio excerpt of his recording of Bach's Partita for Solo Flute.

J.S. Bach Acrobatic MIDI Music Page
'Are you tired of all the boring and stiff interpretations of the greatest music ever written? Come to me and I will comfort you.'

Classical Net
'The purpose of this site is to provide a point-of-entry into a wide array of informational files - over 2200 in all - about classical music, as well as over 2000 links to other interesting web sites.'
Bibliography  Biography  Links  Recordings 

Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - J.S. Bach

Charles Cave's J.S. Bach Home Page at Classical Net
'The primary aim of this web site is to offer the list of Bach's works in an hypertext format.'
Biography  Personal  Recordings  Works 

A listeners Guide to the Cantatas of J.S.Bach
'Simon Crouch's guide to the cantatas of J.S.Bach. Anyone faced with the two-hundred-odd pieces that form this oevre, not knowing where to start, might like to look here first.'

Ton Koopman Official Website
Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Background-information, tour- and recordingscedule, biography
Performers  Recordings 

Acoustical illusions
'Besides the well-known optical illusions there are acoustic ones, too. Perhaps the most popular acoustics illusion is the effect that was discovered by Shepard: A scale that gives the listener the impression of an endlessly rising melody - but in fact the pitch of the tones does not rise. This way it is possible to play musical pieces that would otherwise cross the human perception threshold.'
Analysis  Audio  MIDI  Works 

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
'The Bach Choir is one of Pittsburgh's oldest and largest choral organizations. Since the group was founded in 1934, it has evolved from an organization devoted exclusively to the study and performance of the works of J.S. Bach to a large concert choir that has performed major choral works by many composers, from Renaissance to contemporary.'
Events  Performers  Recordings 

Bach Festival of Philadelphia
Events  Performers 

Tim Cordell's Bach Page
Biography  Personal 

Bach-Archiv Leipzig ( in German )
Bibliography  Biography 

Bach Chorales Home Page
MIDI files for all the Bach Chorales. Some Glenn Gould stuff too.
Bibliography  MIDI  Performers 

Bach's Predecessors
'In the context of a very critical discussion on Bach, I was asked about the influence of his predecessors on his music....'

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Home page of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Events  Performers 

Boulder Bach Festival
Events  Performers 

Carmel Bach Festival
Events  Performers 

Classical Music Pages - Bach
Bibliography  Biography  Works 

GMD - Music Archive
Downloadable PostScript versions of Bach Scores and CD catalogs for various labels.
Images  Recordings  Scores 

Maxmillian's Jukebox
MIDI  Personal 

Oregon Bach Festival
The Oregon Bach Festival For two weeks in early summer, amid the forests, rivers, and waterfalls of Oregon's Willamette Valley, the Oregon Bach Festival celebrates the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Events  Performers 

San Francisco Early Music Society
'The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) was founded twenty-two years ago, growing from an informal gathering of early music enthusiasts into the largest early music presenter and service organization in America.'
Events  Performers 

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Eastern Mennonite University - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Events  Performers 

Sonoma County Bach Choir
'The Sonoma County Bach Society was established to promote the performance and enjoyment of Medieval, Baroque, Classical and Renaissance music. The Society sponsors outstanding performances of the best repertoire of these periods, with special attention to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.'
Events  Performers 

St. Matthew Passion
The full German text of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written ( IMHO ).
Scores  Works 

The Baroque German Violin Bow- A Lost Art
'Discover the difference between the Italian violin bow which we know today, and the German baroque bow which is never seen nor heard today, though popular in baroque Germany. The vital difference: the German bow can play chords - which makes Bach's pieces for solo violin
infinitely more interesting, not to mention accurate!'
Analysis  Instruments 

The Lute-Harpsichord - A Forgotten Instrument
'Learn about one of Bach's favorite keyboard instruments which is now almost impossible to hear on record. It's a truly wonderful instrument with a deep, rich and resonant sound. No wonder Bach had one custom-built to his own specifications.'
Instruments  Links 

Rare Recordings Review
'This site lists, and may also review, CDs of rare and interesting recordings not generally available,
with a focus on baroque music. New CDs will be added as we learn of them!'

The PIPE List
'The "List" of Period Instrument Performance Ensembles.'
Instruments  Links  Performers 

The Stations of Bach - Videotape
'An original and winning biographical portrait of the composer...By retracing the composer's life-long pilgrimage, Stations successfully manages to both educate and entertain.'
Biography  Commercial 

The Tureck Bach Research Foundation
'... an autonomous organization in which internationally distinguished creative minds in varied disciplines - in the sciences, humanities and the arts - participate in presenting the results of their research.'

Thomanerchor Leipzig
( in German )
Events  Performers 

University Music Editions - Bach, Complete Works
The Bach-Gesellschaft Edition of the complete works of Bach on microfiche.
Commercial  Scores  Works 

The Bach Sinfonia
'The Bach Sinfonia is the D.C. area's newest early music performance ensemble. ... The ensemble's repertoire focuses on the literature of the baroque, pre-classical, and classical periods: from Albinoni to Vivaldi.'
Events  Performers 

RG Editions Home Page
'RG Editions - 17th and 18th century chamber music - scholarly, practical, value for money. ... a small "cottage industry" publishing company, ...has recently published pieces by JCF Bach, hitherto completely unpublished. Namely, two trio sonatas for 2 violins and continuo, and two trios for violin, viola and piano (or harpsichord). The editions are Urtext, made from 18th century manuscripts.'
Commercial  Scores 

The Rough Guide to Classical Music - Johann Sebastian Bach
'As well as being a buyer's guide to CDs, this book is a Who's Who of classical music, ranging from Hildegard of Bingen, one of the great figures of eleventh-century European culture, to George Benjamin, born in 1960.'
Biography  Recordings 

Paul Geffen's Mostly Classical Music Index
'These pages contain information about composers and recordings of all types of music. ... This information has been provided by record collectors and discographers for the benefit of others who are similarly inclined. The links to Labels and Sources may be useful to those hunting for obscure recordings; the Composers pages have lists for completists who are trying to discover all the works of some great master.'
Links  Personal  Recordings 

Emanuele Visentini's Musae
Bach the One and Only ( The Genius of Eisenach )
Bibliography  Images 

Philips Classics Productions - Johann Sebastian Bach
'... one of the classical record companies within the PolyGram group releases its product on the Philips Classics, Mercury Living Presence, and Point Music labels.' Includes a hypertext catalog of all of their Bach recordings.
Biography  Commercial  Recordings 

RCA Victor: Greatest Hits: Bach
'The Beginner's Guide to Classical Music'
Commercial  Recordings 

Les Idées heureuses
Les Idées heureuses organized the Bach International Hapsichord Festival held in May 1997. The Festival was a one-time event that included ten concerts, five lectures and a harpsichord competition. Due to the enormous success of the harpsichord competition, however, that portion will become a regular event to be held every two years. The next one will take place in the spring of 1999.'
Events  Instruments  Performers 

Louisville Bach Society
'This site showcases the 30+-year-old choral organization known as the Louisville Bach Society.'
Events  Performers  Recordings 

Organ Festival Holland
Events  Instruments  Performers 

Classical Music Online: Bach
Misc Bach recording reviews and ordering info.
Commercial  Recordings 

Classical Music Online: Club Lara
Information about Lara St. John, a fantastic violinist who recorded two of the Bach works for solo violin. Check out a review of this amazing recording at the
J.S. Bach Home Page.
Audio  Events  Performers  Recordings 

Classical Music Online: Lara St. John
An article about one individual's first encounter with the lovely Lara St. John.
Images  Performers 

Lara St. John's Home Page
Home page of the lovely Lara St. John who recorded a remarkable CD of the 2nd Partita and 3rd Sonata for Solo Violin. A great site with audio clips.
Audio  Commercial  Events  Images  Instruments  Performers  Personal  Recordings  Works 

Baroque ain't broke!
A personal Bach tribute page by Paul Alexander Gusmorino 3rd.
Biography  Links  Personal 

Bachhaus Eisenach ( in German )
'We are a museum about J.S. Bach and his family. The house is the supposed birthplace of J.S. Bach. Rooms in Barock style and original instruments of the time can be seen.'
Biography  Events  Images 

Grupo Vocal Bach
'Venezuelan choir, founded and conducted by professor Michel Eustache, one of the best choir conductor in Latin America. We provide spanish information about J. S. Bach life's.'
Events  Personal 

The Nash Company: The Classics - Bach, Beethoven and More
Shirts, Coffee mugs, and other Knick-Knacks.

Glenn Gould: A Perspective
Glenn Gould information, resources, and links.
Images  Links  Performers 

Harvard University Press - Bach and the Patterns of Invention
'In this major new interpretation of the music of J. S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age. By reading Bach's music "against the grain" of contemporaries such as Vivaldi and Telemann, Laurence Dreyfus explains how Bach's approach to musical invention in a variety of genres posed a fundamental challenge to Baroque aesthetics.'
Bibliography  Commercial 

Bärenreiter Study Scores / Bach
Bach sheet music.
Commercial  Scores 

The Baroque Music Home Page
'What is baroque music? - Why baroque music is so rewarding - the "authentic" versus "modern" performance controversy - recommended recordings - notes on rare instruments - and some interesting links...'

Baroque Week 1998
'The highly successful Baroque Chamber Music Week, founded by Walter Bergmann, is now in its 21th season and takes place in the attractive surroundings of King Alfred's College, Winchester, England.'
Events  Instruments  Performers 

David E. Coy's Musical Choices: J.S. Bach
Includes some Bach biographical information.
Biography  Personal 

The Official Glenn Gould Web Site
An excellent Gould site maintained by Sony. Has a discography, audio files, links, and more.
Audio  Commercial  Images  Links  Performers  Recordings 

Harpsichords and Related Topics
'HPSCHD-L is an electronic mailing list devoted to early stringed keyboard instruments: harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos, virginals, and all similar instruments except the modern piano. The list is an open forum for all topics related to these instruments, including their theory and principles of construction, decoration, and history and evolution from their earliest beginnings through modern times.'
Instruments  Newsgroups 

Cambridge University Press: J.S. Bach and the German Motet
'The motets of J. S. Bach are probably the most sophisticated works ever composed in the genre. Nevertheless, Daniel Melamed maintains, the view that they constitute a body of work quite separate from the German motet tradition is mistaken.'
Bibliography  Commercial 

Maciek Bartosiak's J.S. Bach Page
MIDI Files and links.
Links  MIDI  Personal 

University of California, Davis: Music 10 - J.S. Bach
Some biographical information.

the Internet Public Library: The Baroque Age - Johann Sebastian Bach
Some biographical information and RealAudio files.
Audio  Biography 

UK Online Music: J.S. Bach
Some biographical information and links.

The Official Wendy Carlos Online Information Source!
'Wendy Carlos is one of the most important composers living today. While primarily connected to the field of electronic music, her compositions transcend the genre. It is certain that her music will be remembered as major milestones of 20th century music.'
Instruments  MIDI  Performers  Recordings 

James Pritchett: On Bach and the curved bow

Northwest Bach Festival
'This site contains the schedule and artist profiles for the Nineteenth Annual Bach Festival to be held January 31 - February 9, 1997'
Events  Performers 

Maxim7 Gesellschaft: J.S. Bach
Information about some Bach works.
Audio  Personal 

Early Music FAQ
'This is the Frequently Asked Questions page for Early Music (Western music of the Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque eras). We attempt to cover all aspects in greater or lesser depth.'
Bibliography  Biography  Events  Instruments  Links  Newsgroups  Performers  Recordings 

Early Music FAQ: Musica Antiqua Köln
A discography of Musica Antiqua Köln, a period music ensemble.
Performers  Recordings 

The San Francisco Bach Choir
'The San Francisco Bach Choir has been an important part of the Bay Area's cultural life for the past six decades. The oldest continuing community choir in the western United States, the SFBC played a major role in establishing choral music as a serious art form in Northern California while introducing thousands to the great works of J. S. Bach.'
Events  Performers 

The Flying Inkpot: Classical Music Reviews
'The Flying Inkpot is a mobile, thought-propelled recepticle of rambling reviews and belaboured essays on music, theatre, film, poetry and other ink-worthy things. The Inkpot's flights into Classical Music has inspired reviews of CDs, concerts, books and other tasty fantasies. This fluttering pot of hypertext arrives from the dreamscapes of its writers once every two weeks, and frequent flyers are often offered the best (and worst) of the Inkpot's musical notes and splotches.'
Bibliography  Events  Performers  Recordings 

The Flying Inkpot - a 312th birthday tribute to Bach.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - Koopman's Bach Complete Cantatas vol.4.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - recent reissue of Hogwood's 'original' Brandenburg concertos.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - intro to harpsichord concertos, including the Pinnock set.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - review of the Naxos CD of oboe concertos.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - a brief review of the Decca Eclipse CD of cantatas 80 & 140.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

The Flying Inkpot - the newest: review of Daniil Shafran playing the 2nd-5th cello suites.
Performers  Recordings  Works 

Bach: A small contribution to his web presence
On this web-site, some less known illustrations of stations in the life and work of Sebastian Bach are provided.
Biography  Educational  Images  Instruments  Personal 

Bach: What a Family
A well done site with some biographical information about Bach's family and a family tree.
Biography  Images 

The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis
'Thematic-Systematic Listing of the Works of J.S. Bach'

ECM Records: Early Music
The Early Music section of the ECM Records site with numerous Bach recordings.
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 

Hyperion Records: J.S. Bach
The Bach section of Hyperion Records.
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 

Unitel Catalog: J.S. Bach
The J.S. Bach section of Unitel.
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 

The Open University of Israel: J.S. Bach Music Courses
Music courses offered at The Open University of Israel.

Julius Herford Collection: J.S. Bach
A listing of Bach related items in the Julius Herford Collection.
Educational  Scores
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Instruments  Newsgroups
Instruments  Newsgroups 

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Kevin Ferguson - Strad to Strat: Bach and Paganini on Electric Guitar
Audio  Commercial  Instruments  Links  Performers  Recordings 

FTP directory /midi/scores/bach/ at

Classical Insites - Johann Sebastian Bach
Audio  Biography  Recordings 

Douglas Yeo FAQ: Bach Cello Suites
'Sooner or later, every serious student of the trombone is going to work on the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. While being profound music, they present unique challenges to the trombonist. I use the Suites with students beginning in their sophomore year, and am often asked by students and teachers alike about why I use them and how to begin approaching them with a player.'
Instruments  Personal  Recordings  Works 

the classical hotsheet : classical music links
A well organized list of links to classical music sites.

Rainy Sunday
Classical MIDI files by Martin Reyto, including The Well-Tempered Clavier (Books 1 and 2) by J.S. Bach.
MIDI  Personal 

Bach Society of Christ the King
This site features information re: Houston performances of Bach Chorales and organ works on a Bach replica organ; also links to info re: the organ itself.
Events  Links  Personal 

Classical Midi Organ Stop!
'The CMOS! contains a large collection of classical & religious sequences. The 'Pipe Organ' sequences were produced on a midi Reuter pipe organ. The CMOS! also contains many very fine Bach sequences.'
Instruments  Links  MIDI 

GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN: Master Organ-Builder of the German Baroque
'JS Bach's close friend and contemporary. Pictures, historical detail, locations of instruments; a visit to the Silbermann Museum in Schloss Frauenstein (Saxony); concerts and recitals on Silbermann organs; Silbermann Organ Festival; important addresses and accommodation contacts in the "Silbermann Territory" around Freiberg, Saxony.

Ciampa's Anthology of Bach Quotations
A collection of quotations about J. S. Bach

Genius Ignored, Chapter 4: Bach
'Bach was a celebrated organist but his compositions were not considered anything special. Less than 1% of his work was published during his lifetime. His widow died in poverty.'
Bibliography  Biography 

Musique & Musiciens ( Catalogue BWV )
Catalogue (in French) of all vocal and instrumental works by J.S. Bach with alphabetical indexes.
Bibliography  Scores  Works 

Texts of the Bach Cantatas
Texts of all Bach Cantatas (in German, Translations to come)
Scores  Works 

The Oboe and the Oboe D'amore in Bach's Church Cantatas
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Instruments  Works 

Johann Sebastian Bach: The St. Matthew Passion
'Filmed at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, where for 25 years Bach himself was an organist.'
Commercial  Images 

the EarlyMusic-ian
'Welcome to the EarlyMusic-ian , homepage for Robert Hill. I am a keyboard player specializing in performance on historical keyboard instruments: harpsichord, fortepiano and clavichord. On this page you will find press information about me including a current biography and discography.'
Audio  Instruments  Personal  Recordings 

Delos International
Many Bach recordings which can be ordered online. Search on 'Bach'.
Audio  Commercial  Recordings 

Bach bits
By Tom Strini of the Journal Sentinel staff.

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Events  Performers 

Tradition and Individual Style in the Motets of J.S. Bach
'The extant motets of Johann Sebastian Bach provide examples of Bach's distinctive composing techniques as he applied them to the traditional motet style of the Baroque period. The study is a comparison of Bach's motets to the traditional Lutheran motet style as it was known in the Baroque period and will highlight similarities as well as differences.'
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Works 

bach-list Home/FAQ Page
bach-list is a mail list devoted to discussion of Johann Sebastian Bach and the rest of the Bach family.

Bach's Method of Transcription by Philip Hii
'Among the huge corpus of works by J.S. Bach is a sizeable number of transcriptions. A rather neglected part of the Bach repertory, these transcriptions have only recently gained more respectability and interest among scholars and performers. Their impact on the area of performance practice and the study of Bach's compositional process is evident in a number of notable studies.'
Analysis  Educational  Instruments  Performers  Works 

The Classical Music Sample Page - J.S. Bach
Audio  Biography 

BIS Records
'The leading record company in classical music in Scandinavia'
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 

Creative Concepts Publishing Corporation
Publishes Bach works for piano and arranged for classical guitar.
Instruments  Scores 

Guitar Gallery of Houston
Sheet Music, Instructional Videos, CD's, & Hand-Made Acoustic Guitars
Educational  Instruments  Recordings  Scores! Earth's Biggest Bookstore
Hundreds of Bach books and CD's.
Bibliography  Recordings  Scores 

Classical Music FAQ
The FAQ for the newsgroup
Edited and compiled by the late Gabe Wiener, creator of the Bach newsgroup

The Complete MIDI File Directory - Classical
Links to dozens of sites containing classical MIDI files.
Links  MIDI 

Viola da Gamba Society of America
'The Viola da Gamba Society of America is a not-for-profit national organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad. It is a society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers and others sharing a serious interest in music for viols and other early bowed string instruments.'

The Musical Offering
'The Musical Offering is an independent record shop specializing in early music, choral, chamber, and keyboard music, as well as selected symphonic and operatic recordings. We intend to have the finest selection of early music on the planet.'
Commercial  Recordings 

Devine Entertainment - Bach's Fight for Freedom
( a Sony Classical Video ) 'Set in 1717, Bach's Fight for Freedom is a story about the positive power of ambition. It focuses on a temperamental, demanding composer and a free-thinking servant boy, both of whom feel like prisoners of circumstance.'
Commercial  Recordings 

Gifu Bach Chor ( in English and Japanese )
'The Gifu Bach Chor (GBC) was founded, in April 1976, in pursuit of the J. S. Bach's splended works for church choirs.'
Audio  Events  Performers 

Harmonia Mundi France
'For nearly four decades, harmonia mundi has been committed to producing recordings of the highest quality in terms of scholarship, purity of sound, and performance.'
Commercial  Recordings 

Claviers Baroques
'We are builders of Historical Keyboard Instruments. We sell, service, repair, rent, restore, tune, transport and do consulting on: Harpsichords, Spinets, Virginals, Clavichords, Fortepianos, & Lautenwerke '

Harpsichord Information Center
'Glad you could make it! Let me take you on a personal tour of these extraordinary historical keyboard instruments!'

Classical and Rococo Composers Page
'The purpose of this page is to be a sort of encyclopædia of Classical and Rococo composers.' - Includes some biographical information about a few of Bach's sons.

J.S. Bach's Influence on W.A. Mozart
A paper written by Patrick Findlay for Music 338 at the University of Texas.
Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational 

Malaspina Great Books - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Links to many sources of Bach books and recordings.
Bibliography  Educational  Links  Recordings 

Johann Sebastian Bach Notepad page
Includes: 'An overview of the sons & daughters of JSB'
Biography  Personal 

Public Radio MusicSource: The Classic Classics
'There are a handful of recordings that everyone keeps talking about, writing about, and listening to--recordings that remain in print and outsell the newest competition time and again.' - Includes many Shockwave audio clips.
Audio  Commercial  Recordings 


A Tour with then Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Many great pictures!
Biography  Images  Personal 

Eric Schissel's no-frills C.P.E. Bach MIDI Page
MIDI  Personal 

Composers T-Shirts

Reading Bach Choir Home Page
'The Reading Bach Choir was formed in 1966 to sing the major Bach works to the highest standard, a tradition which it still maintains whilst also performing a wide repertoire of the very best choral music from medieval to modern times.'
Events  Performers 

Tafelmusik Home Page
'Canada's Baroque orchestra on period instruments'
Events  Performers  Recordings 

The American Musicological Society

The Bach Society - Christ the King Lutheran Church
Events  Links  Performers 

The Dayton Bach Society
Events  Performers 

The Glenn Gould Archive
'This site was developed by the National Library of Canada which is the official repository of the archives of the late concert pianist, Glenn Gould.'
Audio  Images  Links  Performers  Recordings 

The Music of Jeff Harrington
'My music reflects my interest in music as an expression of drama and of dance. Tonal and intensely contrapuntal, it is inspired by New Orleans and classical music traditions.'
Audio  Instruments  MIDI  Performers  Scores 

The World of the Bach Cantatas
'An illuminating discussion of the musical, literary, aesthetic, and theological aspects of Bach's early cantatas.'
Bibliography  Commercial  Works 

The Ultimate Band List - Johann Sebastian Bach

Xinh's JS Bach Index / J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor
Writings on J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor including: Composition of the work, Organization of movements, Text of the Mass in B Minor, Balance in musical style, Symmetry in Credo, Closer look at individual movements .

Analysis  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Images  Links  Personal  Scores  Works 

Nicholas Baumgartner's Bach Emporium
'A consolidation of many Bach-links available on the Internet. This is a project for a computer science class at Oberlin, for which I drew upon my love for J.S. Bach.'
Audio  Bibliography  Biography  Educational  Images  Links  Performers  Personal 

The Belgian Flute Pages
All sorts of great resources for the flute.
Instruments  MIDI 

American Bach Soloists Home Page
'... was founded in 1989 by tenor Jeffrey Thomas, now artistic and music director, and organist Jonathan Dimmock. ABS has been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as "period style all-stars" who are "setting a new international standard" by presenting and recording historically informed, virtuosic performances of the cantatas, motets, and concertos of J. S. Bach. '
Events  Performers 

ORPHEON - Consort
Events  Performers  Works 

ORPHEON - Sonatas for viola da gamba and obligato harpsichord
Instruments  Works 

David Siu's Classical Music Page
MIDI  Personal 

Viola Da Gamba

Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh
'The R&B Society, founded in 1969, presents concerts of historically informed performance of music from the Middle Ages through the Early Classical period (about 1800), with emphasis on the Renaissance and Baroque periods.'
Events  Performers 

Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh: Early Music Links
An extensive categorized collection of links to Early Music related sites.

Classical Guitar and Lute
'Your source of links to Great Music and Information for Guitar and Lute'
Educational  Instruments  Links  MIDI  Scores  Works 

The Viola da Gamba
'These pages are my contribution to the world of viol players and music. Together with Jonathan Dunford, a Real viol player, I have tried to organize some of the resources available both on and off the Internet.'
Instruments  Performers  Recordings 

Safe Haven - J. S. Bach
Biography  MIDI  Personal 

Ton Koopman's (unofficial) Home Page
Performers  Recordings 

Welcome to ESS.A.Y Recordings
Commercial  Performers  Recordings 

Musica Antiqua Köln -- Reinhard Goebel
Events  Performers  Recordings 

Emmanuel Church of Boston
'J. S. Bach wrote an estimated 300 sacred cantatas to be an integral part of the Sunday morning church service each week.  This tradition was vibrant at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig where Bach served as Kapellmeister from 1723 until his death in 1750.  Since 1969, Emmanuel Church has continued this tradition.  We invite you to join us each Sunday at the 10 a.m. service when the cantatas and other great music will be offered by the chorus and orchestra of as part of our worship of God.'
Events  Performers 

The Lute Page
Images  Instruments  Scores 

Podium Music - Catalogue of Sheet Music for Brass and Woodwind Ensembles
"Our catalogue offers all musicians a wide variety of music, from beginner to advanced, student to professional, duet to nontet, Bach to Bartok. Our music is suitable for performances in recitals, concerts, and competitions, or for simply playing with family, friends and colleagues."
Commercial  Scores 

The Lute Society of America Page!

The Academy of Ancient Music
'The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a British orchestra which performs internationally on period instruments. Here you can find out all about its CDs, its performances and its latest events.'
Performers  Recordings 

Gramophone home page
'The best classical music magazine in the world'
Commercial  Recordings 

Yale Bach Society
'Welcome to the pages of the Yale Bach Society, the official chamber ensemble of Yale College . The Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus are composed of talented undergraduate and graduate musicians and will present several concerts this year featuring a wide variety of music.'
Events  Performers 

KVNO 90.7FM - Johann Sebastian Bach
Biography  Images 

'Goldberg Variations' by J.S. Bach
'The Glenn Gould liner notes to the 1956 Bach Goldberg Variations'
Images  Performers  Recordings 

1st International Bach-Abel-Competition for Viola da gamba Köthen / Anhalt

Alex Jacobowitz - Xylophone
'"... a splendid performer, who never allowed virtuosity to blanket the unique musical message.'
Instruments  Performers  Recordings 

J.S. Bach Recordings Discussion List
Recordings  Works 

Maleki Music Inc.
'Since 1932, Malecki Music has been the printed music resource of choice for directors and musicians everywhere. Since that time, we have sold printed music to schools, churches, and individuals in all 50 states and over 30 countries. Now with the worldwide web, we are able to extend our music service even further.'
Commercial  Scores 

Glenn Gould: A Perspective
Images  Performers  Recordings 

Bach Prelude #1 Arranged For Guitar
'Almost everyone knows the famous J. S. Bach Prelude #1 from The Well Tempered Clavier, book 1. Here is an arrangement I have made which follows the harmonic progressions of the prelude but is quite different melodically.'
Instruments  Scores 

David Cope at UCSC

a little baroque home page
'a little page devoted to baroque music; it's my personal page, where I describe my musical experiences (groups I play with, recordings,...) but some MIDI files as well, including J.S.Bach BWV 106 "Actus tragicus"'
MIDI  Personal  Recordings 

British Composer : Albert Alan Owen
'Information about the composer A.A.Owen and a link to his educational notes on learning/writing harmony in the style of Bach'

'Organ seminaries with Michael Radulescu, ST-John Passion in march, Porrentruy Switzerland'
Analysis  Events 

Björns Homepage
'Word 7.0 Dokument, Original und Bearbeitung - Stokowskis Orchesterfassung der Passacaglia c-moll von Bach'
Analysis  Biography  Performers 

MUSIC OF INTELLECT the Goldberg Variations
Analysis  Biography  Educational  Links  MIDI  Recordings  Scores  Works 

D/F Electronics Midi Collection
'Various works by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Keyboard pieces and transcriptions.'

Zur theologischen Dimension in Bachs Kunst der Fuge
( in German )
Analysis  Bibliography  Educational  Scores  Works 

Enrique's Classical Music MIDI Page
Many links to Classical and MIDI related web sites including; Composer, MIDI, Instrument, Performers, History, Educational, Unusual, Personal, Opera, and more.
Links  MIDI  Personal 

'This website is intended for Bach scholars, tempo scholars, Bach tempo scholars, music theorists, music historians, performers, and anyone who may be interested in learning about two original theories of tempo developed by Cory Hall. "BachTempo" proves beyond a reasonable doubt the precise speeds of J.S. Bach's tempos and corroborates something musicians have pondered for a long time but have been unable to substantiate--the existence of "mathematically perfect" or "theoretically perfect" tempos.'
Analysis  Educational  Works 

Sydney Bachfest
'Sydney's Bachfest is a celebration of the life and music of JS Bach - his life dramatised and his music performed by students and staff of NIDA and the Conservatorium of Music'
Biography  Educational  Events  Performers 

Bach to the Drawing Board
Complete resource for Bach. Contains some pictures, MIDI's, biography, and other features.
Biography  Educational  MIDI  Personal  Works 

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Information on the Los Angeles Bach Festival, an annual festival of Bach's music, now in its 66th year.

Famous People with Perfect Pitch
An interesting database featuring famous perfect pitch (absolute pitch) possessors. Of course, Bach is listed, ammong other well-known artists.
Bibliography  Search 

donlevi's CD Store
Better thinking Through Classical Music
Classical Music....Scientifcally Proven To Increase Your Brain Power.....Start Today.
Commercial  Recordings 

The following links are unsorted and haven't been evaluated ...

ZIA Composition- Composers- Masters- Bar...

Goldberg- Overview

Bach Goldberg Variations

Bach- The Goldberg Variations

AnnaLisa Goldberg Example

Northwest Passages - Book Profile- The Goldberg Variations


The Glenn Gould Archive

Casals Master Class [i] (2)

Casals Master Class [i]

Another Bach page

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society


Bach Festival Society of Winter Park

Berkshire Bach Society

Hamamatsu Bach Society

Reading [England] Bach Choir

Toronto Bach Society

Yale Bach Society

The Baroque Ring

Houston Early Music

The Bach Organ at Christ the King

Johann Sebastian Bach3

Klassik Online

Johann Sebastian Bach8


Christopher Hogan- Bach

Classical Synthesizer Music

Godel- Escher- Bach Resources

Greg Sandow -- Ron Carter's Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mrs. Papendiek on J.C. Bach

Mrs. Papendiek über Johann Christian Bach

Reading Bach Choir Home Page

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