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the spotify playlist I made of HIP Bach

dominated by Historically Informed Performance which like ok so the 30s-50s were themselves dominated by performances of bach over which prevailed such musical elements as piano, singing like you're an opera lady, and flutes and violins that look the way they do now. whereas in the 1960s certain scholar-conductors started being like, "hey, we should play this music as it would have been heard by 17th century audiences, as bach would have intended it to sound" and so they started using violins that look really big and flutes that look like recorders (as they did in the 17th century) and the ladies in the choir started singing like sirens (no vibrato, singing every note "straight") and instead of pianos there are harpsichords. to me the belgian conductor philippe herreweghe is the absolute icon of historically informed performance (aka HIP), along with his performance group the collegium vocale gent, and a lot of this list is him too. I think this kind of performance ethic is really salutary for listeners and I think a lot of the recordings of performances in this style are much better than the recordings that document other kinds of performances
1Anner Bylsma
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude
2Collegium Vocale Gent
Missa in h-moll, BWV 232, Kyrie: II. Christe eleison
3Rachel Podger
Sonate nr. 1 in G minor BWV 1001: I. Adagio
4Collegium Vocale Gent
Matthaus-Passion, BWV 244, Erster Teil: 1. Chorus I & II "Kommt, ich Tochter, helft mir klagen"
5Pierre Hantai
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria
6Davitt Moroney
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I
7Brecon Baroque and Rachel Podger
Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
8Trevor Pinnock and Rachel Podger
Continuo Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021: I. Adagio
9Collegium Vocale Gent
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225: I. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
10Gonzalo X Ruiz and Monica Huggett
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066: I. Ouverture
11European Brandenburg Ensemble and Trevor Pinnock
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046: I. [Allegro]
12Collegium Vocale Gent
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, I. Teil: 1. Choral "O Mensch, bewein' dein Sunde gross"
13Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54: Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54: 1. Aria "Widerstehe doch der
14Trevor Pinnock
Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: 1. Praeludium
15Rachel Podger
Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041: I. Allegro
16Masaaki Suzuki
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
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