J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach - Harpsichord Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Richard Egarr
Individual Works:Partita no. 1
French Suite no. 5
Italian Concerto,
Little Preludes
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:EMI Classics
Year Released/Recorded:1995
Total Playing Time:77.34
Comments:Andrew Meyer said:

Eggar's masterly playing is a perfect example of the new wave of young harpsichordists who, in my opinion, are truly "authentic." Eggar addresses all of the elements required in interpreting this music; especially compelling is his control of eighteenth-century tempo rubato. This aspect of performance, most often simply ignored by other harpsichordists, is an indispensable tool in interpreting this repetoire. The harpsichord, built by Joel Katzman, is exceptionally beautiful, but hindered by the limited talent of the recording engineers. This disc has a nice collection of some very famous works like the Italian Concerto, as well as the less-played Little Preludes which reflect Bach's pedagogical mastery.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Andrew Meyer
Date First Submitted:12/12/1997