J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Patrick Bismuth
Individual Works:Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata No. 3, in C, BWV 1005
Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:STIL
Catalog Number:0209 SAN 91 & 1209 SAN 91
Year Released/Recorded:1991
Comments:Pierre Eric Nimylowycz said:

This recording of the Bach's sonatas & partitas is to my sense, the best on an original instrument(a Benoist Fleury from 1758). The recording was made in a little church with a splendid acoustic. The contrapunctal aspect of this beautiful pieces are clearly exposed, and, more, the dances are dancing. And this point is one of the most important. The beautiful Ciaconna is certainly the fastest of the entire discography, but meaby the most beautiful. Never dogmatic, served by a finest technique, meaby "the" interpretation on period instrument.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Pierre Eric Nimylowycz
Date First Submitted:08/09/1999