J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Switched-On Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Wendy Carlos
Individual Works:Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29, BWV 29
Air on the G String, BWV 1067
Two -Part Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779
Two-Part Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785
Two-Part Invention No 4 in D Minor, BWV 775
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major from WTC Book 1, BWV 852
Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor from WTC Book 1, BWV 847
Chorale Prelude "Wachet Auf", BWV 140
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CBS Masterworks
Catalog Number:MK 7194
Year Released/Recorded:Originally Released: 1968
This re-release: 1989?
Total Playing Time:40:13
Related Web Site:http://www.wendycarlos.com/
Comments:This version is the first cd issue of the original Switched-On Bach. It's been out of print for a long time and is unique in that it contains the original recordings before they were cleaned up and corrected by Wendy Carlos for the release of the boxed set. When I bought the vinyl album back in 1968 it had a different cover which I find much more fun and interesting than the cover to which it was changed shortly after the intial release. It's one of my favorite recordings of all time.

Recently remastered and re-released:

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/14/1995