J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Complete Sonatas & Partita for Transverse Flute and Alternative Instrumentations

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Frans Bruggen
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gustav Leonhardt, Anner Bylsma
Soloists:Frans Bruggen, baroque flute and recorder
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
Anner Bylsma, barockvioloncello a.o.
Sigiswald Buijken, violin
Lucy van Dael, violin
Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
Adelheid Glatt, viola da gamba
Anthony Woodrow, violone
Individual Works:Sonata in b-minor BWV 1030
Sonata in E-major BWV 1035
Sonata in A-major BWV 1032
Sonata in e-minor BWV 1034
Partita in a-minor BWV 1013
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:RCA Victor;Seon
Catalog Number:GD 71964
Year Released/Recorded:1975 (remastered 1989)
Comments:Anton Wesselingh said:

Happy to find the old 1975 record back on compact disc. Bruggen plays a very delicate transverse part that has not lost his charm in time. Leonhardt and Bylsma are as usual. Side 2 contains a very interesting alternative instrumentation by Bruggen of the a-minor partita (1013) and the b-minor sonata (1030) for various instruments

Jan Hanford said:

I was delighted to find a used copy of this old recording. Bruggen was very good back in 1975 and I've always admired and enjoyed Leonhardt. The inclusion of the unusual transcriptions of the solo Partita BWV 1013 and the Concerto derived from the first movement of Sonata BWV 1030 are a unique bonus, if a bit far fetched. Recommended but sadly out of print.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Anton Wesselingh
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:09/04/1996