J.S. Bach
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French Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Glenn Gould
Instrumentation:Piano
Individual Works: Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812
Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813
Suite No. 3 in B Minor, BWV 814
Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815
Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
Overture (Partita) in the French Style, BWV 831
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:SM2K 52 609
Year Released/Recorded:1972-73
Total Playing Time:86:48
Comments:Michael Hochman said:

This recording offers the listener in amazing ease in following, understanding, and enjoying the somewhat complex contrapunctal structure of the suites. Gould's amazing ability to evenly pronounce each note is at its finest here.

Deryck Muehlhauser said:

Extremely clear sound (CrO2) with Gould's famous humming to the tune in the background. On 2 cassettes.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Hochman
  • Deryck Muehlhauser
Date First Submitted:04/16/1997
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