All of Bach
The online treasure trove of the Netherlands Bach Society
The complete oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach is just a couple of mouse clicks away, wherever you are in the world. The All of Bach project is the online treasure trove of the Netherlands Bach Society. Music-lovers can enjoy recordings of large-scale concerts, intimate house concerts and virtuoso solo works.
“It’s so easy. All you have to do is hit the right keys at the right moment and the instrument plays itself”. - Johann Sebastian Bach
Watch all the All of Bach videos on allofbach.com or YouTube!
Why All of Bach?
In the run-up to the centenary of the Netherlands Bach Society in the 2021-2022 season, we came up with the idea of performing and recording all of Bach’s works. This allows us to share Bach’s music with the whole world. Everyone can enjoy excellent audiovisual recordings of the highest quality on the website or through our YouTube channel.
Since the start of this unique project, almost 300 of the total of 1080 works by Johann Sebastian Bach have been performed and recorded in special ways. They include some remarkable highlights, such as the St Matthew Passion in the Grote Kerk, in Naarden, the Six Cello Suites at beautiful Amsterdam locations like the Concertgebouw and the Rijksmuseum, and Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in Felix Meritis, in Amsterdam.
Informative texts, interesting facts and interviews with the performers provide a wealth of background information. All the works are performed by the Netherlands Bach Society and many guest musicians, and you can watch and listen to recordings of the complete works. In personal interviews, the musicians themselves talk about what touches them in the music or why they enjoy playing it so much. In order to keep close to Bach, the recordings are made at suitable venues, but we also look for unusual recording locations. Cantatas are filmed in a church, for instance, and chamber music at the musicians’ homes or at special locations in the Netherlands.
And the work continues, as we plan to eventually record all of Bach’s works. But to do so, we need your help! Your contribution will enable us to carry on with the All of Bach project. You can even adopt a complete recording. To make a contribution, please contact Liza Westendorp (Head of Development) through firstname.lastname@example.org or on +31 6 2208 1608.