J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

English Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Kenneth Gilbert
Individual Works:English Suite No. 1 in A, 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, BWV 809
English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810
English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi France
Catalog Number:HMC 91074.75
Year Released/Recorded:1981
Total Playing Time:60'38; 62'09
Comments:Gilbert's tempos are a bit relentless, and the harpsichord may be recorded at a somewhat unnecesarily high level, but the performance is over all one with vitality and wit.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • J. Michael Fouse
Date First Submitted:03/30/1996