J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Orchestral Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Munich Bach Orchestra
Soloists:Aurele Nicolet, Flute [BWV 1067]
Instrumentation:Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Horn
Oboe
Orchestra
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Individual Works:Overture No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
Overture No. 2 in b, BWV 1067
Overture No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
Overture No. 4 in D, BWV 1069
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:104324/5
Year Released/Recorded:1960/1961
Total Playing Time:92'28
Comments:Richter's Bach is unique in that, while "old-fashioned", it has a bounce an elan which escapes most of the "authentic period" performances which are in vogue in certain circles. With Richter, one appreciates the striking sound of the brass in Bach's Suites, particularly as juxtaposed against the tympani.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Alan Schwartz
Date First Submitted:12/05/1996