J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Alicia de Larrocha

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Alicia deLarrocha
Individual Works:Italian Concerto
French Suite #6 in E major
Fantasia in c minor
English Suite #2 in a minor
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Decca
Catalog Number:CS 6748
Year Released/Recorded:1972
Total Playing Time:51:17
Comments:Definitely NOT for purists, this recording is an example of the way pianists in the 19th century played Bach: full sound, careful use of sustaining pedal, and personal vision. As usual, de Larrocha's sound is DIVINE, and thus makes this a most enjoyable recording. Again, this is not a recording for purists but by her individuality, de Larrocha's illustrates how lesser pianists of the late 20th c. have become predictable literalists in their interpretation of Bach on the piano.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Deidre Howard
Date First Submitted:11/19/1996