J.S. Bach

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David Russell Plays Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
David Russell
Individual Works:Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998
Chorale Prelude: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Partita no.2, BWV 1004
Suite no.4 for Lute, BWV 1006a
Chorale Prelude: "Jesus, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Telarc
Catalog Number:CD-80584
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:68'18
Comments:Marc Levitt said:

The highlights of this all Bach CD are the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro; and the Partita no.2; the Lute Suite no. 4 is excellent, the Chorale Preludes are very good.

Some guitar fans may quibble about how good Russell's Chaconne is or is not, while missing the oerall beauty of the transcribed Partita no.2. To me, David Russell's playing is technically assured, his phrasing very musical and stylish, much in the manner of Nathan Milstein or Henryk Szeryng on the violin in the Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin.

All of the pieces are transcriptions, all done by David Russell. Strongly recommended.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Marc Levitt
Date First Submitted:04/21/2006