J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Lute Music of JS Bach, Volume 1 and Volume 2

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Eduardo Egüez
Soloists:Eduardo Egüez
Individual Works:Volume 1:

Preludio, Fuga and Allegro in E flat major (BWV 998)
Suite in G minor (BWV 995)
1. Prelude - "Tres Viste," 2. Allemande, 3. Courante,
4. Sarabande, 5. Gavotte 1, 6. Gavotte 2 en Rondeau, 7. Gigue
Partita in C minor (BWV 997)
1. Praelude, 2. Fuga, 3. Sarabande, 4. Gigue, 5. Double

Volume 2:

Partita in E major; BWV 1006a (transcription in F major)
1. Prelude 2. Loure 3. Gavotte en Rondeau 4. Menuette I
5. Menuette II 6. Bourée 7. Gigue
Sonata in G minor; BWV 1001
8. Adagio 9. Fuga (BWV 1000) 10. Siciliana 11. Presto
Suite in G Major; BWV 1007 (transcription in E flat major)
12. Prelude 13. Allemande 14. Courante 15. Sarabande
16. Menuette I 17. Menuette II 18. Gigue
19. Prelude in C minor BWV 999

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MA Recordings
Catalog Number:Volume 1 - M054A, Volume 2 - M053A
Year Released/Recorded:1999 2002
Comments:From the marecordings.com:

Volume one of two on which the Argentinean Lutenist plays the music of J. S. Bach. This 96 kHz recording was produced in October, 1999, over a period of three days in the Cathedral of the Convento Dell`Annunziata, Rovato, situated on a mountain overlooking an immense valley in the district of Brescia, Italia. The atmosphere there is amazing and when we weren't recording or having espresso in the town below, we were enjoying the company of the priests with which we ate our two main meals.

MA would like to thank Maestro Marco Mencoboni whose role as musical director was invaluable for the success of the project. MA would also like to thank Paolo and Ricardo Mencoboni as well. Marco Mencoboni and his brothers have their own label called: E lucevan le Stelle and while they have not set up their own web site, we strongly recommend their recordings which are also recorded with one pair of high voltage Bruel and Kjaer microphones in churches and other large spaces in Italia. You can email Marco at mmencob@tin.it for more information. Be sure to tell him you heard about E lucevan le Stelle from MA!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Anthony Garcia
Date First Submitted:11/15/2002