J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Legendary Andres Segovia in an All-Bach Program

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andres Segovia
Individual Works:Three Pieces for Lute, BWV 996, BWV 997
Three Pieces form Violin Partita No. 1, BWV 1002
Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello, BWV 1009
Prelude for Lute
Siciliano from Violin Sonata No. 1
Gavotte en Roundea from Violin Partita No. 3
Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MCA Classics
Catalog Number:MCAD-42068
Comments:Andrew Ward said:

A wonderful CD. The recordings whilst (obviously) old are delightfully clear, if a little hissy. The quality of the performances is, for me, flawless. Segovia's superb tone and intonation, his dynamics and his effortless rhythm make listening to this CD a lesson in humility for any guitarist.

But it's not just as a guitar recording that I love this CD. The interpretations of the pieces stand comparison with any ever recorded, and I include the violin and cello "originals" with that. In particular the Chaconne is breathtaking.

I think it's the perfect Sunday-morning CD.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • John Buckman
  • Andrew Ward
Date First Submitted:05/20/1995