J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach by Julian Bream

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Julian Bream
Individual Works:Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998
Lute Suite in E Minor BWV 996
Chaconne from Partita BWV 1004
Partita in E Major BWV 1006a
Record Label:EMI Classics
Catalog Number: D 106073
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Total Playing Time:69.56
Comments:Julian Bream, excepttional guitarist AND Lutenist plays Bach with a fresh zeal and eye for period detail. Though Bach did not write a single work for the guitar, Bream makes each work sound perfectly ideomatic on what is commonly thought of as a Spanish instrument. Each piece is executed with flawless accuracy and crystal-clear articulations. Bream is easily among the top four or five classical guitarists alive today. Unlike most recordings of Bach on the guitar, this one keeps from becoming a "Best of Bach" by including three suites in their entirety (the fifteen minute Chaconne is the only excerpt). I highly recommend this recording!
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mike Kudirka
Date First Submitted:09/21/1996