This set is one in a series of 23 separate boxes which collectively provide the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach on 160 CDs.
This 14 CD set of Bach's chamber works include all those written for a small (chamber) orchestra and also those written for a single instrument.
Included in this set are: Sonatas & partitas for solo violin Cello suites Flute sonatas Lute works Viola da Gamba sonatas Musical Offering Violin sonatas Notebook for Anna Magdalena
The CDs are supplied in a compact box with liner notes showing performers, recording dates, recording venues and background information on the music.
The set is generally offered at a mid-price making it a good value for money collection of Bach's music. However, Bach's complete works (which include this set of recordings) are available in one big box, the `Bach Edition' which is a more cost effective way of buying the individual 23 box sets in this series.
Note: The original 160 CD set `Bach Edition' which was released in 2000 to commemorate the `International Bach Year' (250 years since his death) has been superseded by a new 2006 version which consists of the same recordings but reduced down onto 155 CDs in a slightly more compact box.
In summary, whichever version is chosen, this is great music at an affordable price.