J.S. Bach
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Inventions and Sinfonias (Complete)

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Janos Sebestyen
Instrumentation:Piano
Individual Works:TWO-PART INVENTIONS:
No. 1 in C major, BWV 772
No. 2 in C minor, BWV 773
No. 3 in D major, BWV 774
No. 4 in D minor, BWV 775
No. 5 in E flat major, BWV 776
No. 6 in E major, BWV 777
No. 7 in E minor, BWV 778
No. 8 in F major, BWV 779
No. 9 in F minor, BWV 780
No. 10 in G major, BWV 781
No. 11 in G minor, BWV 782
No. 12 in A major, BWV 783
No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784
No. 14 in B flat major, BWV 785
No. 15 in B minor, BWV 786

SINFONIAS/THREE-PART INVENTIONS:
No. 1 in C major, BWV 787
No. 2 in C minor, BWV 788
No. 3 in D major, BWV 789
No. 4 in D minor, BWV 790
No. 5 in E flat major, BWV 791
No. 6 in E major, BWV 792
No. 7 in E minor, BWV 793
No. 8 in F major, BWV 794
No. 9 in F minor, BWV 795
No. 10 in G major, BWV 796
No. 11 in G minor, BWV 797
No. 12 in A major, BWV 798
No. 13 in A minor, BWV 799
No. 14 in B flat major, BWV 800
No. 15 in B minor, BWV 801

Fragments of Anna Magdalena's Notebook:

Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 114
Minuet in G Minor, BWV Anh. 115
Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 116
Polonaise in G Minor, BWV Anh. 119
March in D Major, BWV Anh. 122
Polonaise in G Minor, BWV Anh. 125
Musette in D Major, BWV Anh. 126
Minuet in D Minor, BWV Anh. 132

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Naxos
Catalog Number:8.550679
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:57' 31"
Comments:Hieu Tran said:

Janos Sebestyen plays these study pieces clearly, crisply, and cleanly. The tempi are nicely set. Some of the favorite Two-Part Inventions are played without loss of the characteristics that make them favorites; no. 8 emits the delightful gaiety that Bach probably intended it to do. No. 13 is played briskly enough to exude that classic Bach feel, the gracefulness unified with an angelic majesty. Included on this album are a few selections from the notebook Bach made for his second wife Anna Magdalena, including that perennially charming Minuet in G, Anh. 114.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Hieu Tran
Date First Submitted:12/27/1998
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