J.S. Bach
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English Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Soloists:Gustav Leonhardt
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:DISC 1:

SUITE NO.1 IN A MAJOR BWV 806:
Prelude
Allemande
Courante I - II avec deux doubles
Sarabande
Bouree I - II
Gigue

SUITE NO.2 IN A MINOR BWV 807:
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bouree I - II
Gigue

SUITE NO.3 IN G MINOR BWV 808:
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gavotte I - II (ou la Musette)
Gigue

DISC 2:

SUITE NO.4 IN F MAJOR BWV 809:
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Menuet I - II
Gigue

SUITE NO.5 IN E MINOR BWV 810:
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Passepied I (en Rondeau) - II
Gigue

SUITE NO.6 IN D MINOR BWV 811:
Prelude - Allegro
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande - Double
Gavotte I - Gavotte II
Gigue

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony Classical/Seon
Catalog Number:62949
Year Released/Recorded:1973
Total Playing Time:Disc 1: 68'08, Disc 2: 76'02
Comments:Rich Rosenwald said:

If you want a nice alternative, and a clear, crisp recording, than this is the one to have. Don't let the low, budget price fool you. The recording is splendid, and it is well worth your listening time. Just listen to the sheer energy the great Leonhardt puts out with the 1st movement of the 3rd suite. That piece alone is worth the entire disc, but all works are worth while. Since the Huguette Dreyfus (Archiv 427146) is now deleted, this should be a perfect alternative, and if sales are good enough, this should be availiable for many years to come. Look for the French Suites on Sony Seon series later this year. French Suites has already been released in Europe, but I anticipate a US release later this year.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Rich Rosenwald
Date First Submitted:02/20/1999
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