J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Pepe Romero: Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Pepe Romero
Individual Works:Partita No. 2 for violin(BWV 1004)
Suite No. 3 for cello (BWV 1009)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:411 451-2
Year Released/Recorded:1981
Total Playing Time:49:29
Comments:Ryan Rairigh said:

This recording is by far the most skillful performance of Bach's Partita No. 2 recorded on guitar. Pepe Romero brings his unmatched technical skill and speed to this recording. There are too many highlights to recount here but the best part is Romero's rendition of the Chaconne which he plays in 12:54, the fastest I have ever seen. His brilliant speed can be heard in every run. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find in the United States (if not impossible), but is available in Europe. It is worth any price you have to pay to hear it. Pepe Romero is absolutely amazing.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ryan Rairigh
Date First Submitted:03/20/1999