J.S. Bach
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Clavierfantasien

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andreas Staier
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:Fantasia in A min, BWV 922
Fantasia and Fugue in A min, BWV 904
Fantasia in C min, BWV 921
Fantasia in C min, BWV 919
Prelude and Fugue in A min, BWV 894
Prelude and Fughette in G maj, BWV 902
Prelude and Fugue in F maj, BWV 901
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D min, BWV 903
Fantasia "duobus subiectis" in G min, BWV 917
Fantasia and unfinished Fugue in C min, BWV 906
Format:Cassette
Record Label:BMG Classics
Catalog Number:77039-4-RC
Year Released/Recorded:1986
Total Playing Time:62:41
Comments:George M. Zhukov said:

I have no idea how this little tape found its way into my cassette deck (I didn't even know I had it), but it hasn't left since. The Staier fellow is really something. He has a rich, full tone, near-flawless technique, and exhibits some of the best harpsichord playing I've ever heard. Although I would pick Rousset over him in terms of sheer musicianship, the Chromatic Fantasy on this recording is among the best ever. Good... very, very good.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • George M. Zhukov
Date First Submitted:01/16/1999
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