J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Konzerte fuer 2 Cembali

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Reinhard Goebel
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Musica Antiqua Koeln
Soloists:Andreas Staier, Robert Hill--harpsichord soloists
Individual Works:Sonata for 2 Harpsichords in F, BWV Anh. 188 (falsely attributed to J.S. Bach; actually by W.F. Bach [Falck 10]);


W.F. Bach: Concerto for 2 Harpsichords and Orchestra in Eb, Falck 46.
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for 2 Harpsichords and Orchestra in F, Wq. 46/Helm 408.

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv
Catalog Number:419 256-2
Year Released/Recorded:1985
Total Playing Time:60'09"
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Comments:Thomas Hubeart said:

All the spirited works on this recording are played with brio and zest. Most relevant to this forum is the pseudo-J.S. Bach work BWV Anh. 188, the Sonata in F for 2 Harpsichords, which was mistakenly attributed to Sebastian because he wrote out a manuscript copy of this piece, which is actually by his son Friedemann. There is not much that is really "J.S. Bachy" about this music, which is more in line with later-18th-century trends in music; but it does show that Sebastian could appreciate music that differed in style from his own. Staier and Hill give this score an energetic and well-paced reading, as well as the two concertos also on this disc.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Thomas Hubeart
Date First Submitted:10/26/1998