J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Suites & Partita

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Leendert De.Jonge
Individual Works:CD 1
SUITE I G-dur BWV 1007
SUITE II d-moll BWV 1008
SUITE III C-dur BWV 1009
SUITE IV Es-dur BWV 1010
CD 2
SUITE V c-moll BWV 1011
SUITE VI D-dur BWV 1012
PARTITA a-moll BWV 1013
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Columns Classics
Catalog Number:99451 2
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:disc 1: 78:22
disc2: 70:07
Comments:Leendert De Jonge said:

In many ways, a transformation. It is far beyond basic. This record is not a transcription in common sence, it opens a hidden character of Bach.

Review by Jan Hanford:

Performance: Excellent
Recording: Gorgeous

Transcription for flute of the Unaccompanied Cello Suites. Leendert De Jonge's performance is a revelation, with excellent tempos, articulation and phrasing. These delightful melodies so familiar to us on the cello are as lovely on the flute. Part of the genius of Bach is that his music translates so easily from instrument to instrument, in this case combined with the extraordinarly talent of Mr. De Jonge.

Sadly, this astonishingly beautiful cd is out of print and very difficult to find. I would love to see another label release this recording for world-wide distribution. It is a treasure that needs to be heard.

Note: I'm told that the cd is available here: http://www.broekmans.com/ or send email to music@broekmans.com.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:01/30/2000