I did not like this recording at all. The whole thing is played very romantically: great liberty is taken in regard to tempi. Bach's mighty Passacaglia becomes monotonous because it is all on the same registration. The frequent and out of place ritardandos and rallantandos verge on comical. I absolutly do not recommend this recording.
Jim Rae said:
I liked this disc as an example of Bach at full throttle.
It is as dramatic in some of the tracks as I believe some of his dazzling personal performances would have been, as well as his being the master of counterpoint.
Yes it's a total contrast to the minimalist approach of Glenn Gould which I also like - I listen to them both alternatively as therapy after a hard day...
Bach enthusiasts should have both in their collection.