J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

English Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Huguette Dreyfus
Individual Works: English Suite No. 1 in A major, BWV 806
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810
English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:427146-2
Year Released/Recorded:1974
Total Playing Time:disc1: 65:25
disc 2: 70:33
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

This recording was my first experience hearing the English Suites when it was originally released on vinyl in 1974 and I was instantly captivated. Huguette Dreyfus is singularly responsible for my falling in love with the harpsichord.

She is a master and her rendition is beautiful. Without being burdened with the need for flashy overinterpretation, she plays it straight and the music's beauty speaks for itself.

Franþois Boudreau said:

I would like to add a good word for the quality of the sound -- exquisite.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Franþois Boudreau
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/14/1995