J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Brandenburg Concerto No.5

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Glenn Gould
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Baltimore Chamber Orchestra (Cond. P.H. Adler)
Individual Works:Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Bach: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4.
Schonberg: Fantasy for Violin and Piano
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.10
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc.
Catalog Number:CD-298
Year Released/Recorded:1962
Total Playing Time:26:30
Comments:Live Recording. A unique performance of this masterpiece played by piano instead of harpsichord. You can really hear the keyboard part to an extent that may be a bit grotesque. However, the overall exquisiteness is apparent when compared with another piano-played performance by Carlo Zecchi (Pearl, GEMM CDS 9086).
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Masa-aki Muramatsu
Date First Submitted:03/30/1996