J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Partitas, Preludes & Fugues

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Glenn Gould
Soloists:Glenn Gould
Individual Works:Partitas 1 to 6 BWV 825 to 829
6 Little Preludes BWV 933 to 938
Prelude and Fughetta, BWV 899
Prelude and Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902
Prelude in G Major to the Fughetta No. 902, BWV 902a
9 little preludes, BWV 924 - 932 (not including BWV 929, BWV 931, and BWV 932)
Fugue from Klavierbuechlein fuer W.F. Bach, BWV 952
Fughetta from Klavierbuechlein fuer W.F. Bach, BWV 961
Fugue from Klavierbuechlein fuer W.F. Bach, BWV 953
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 895
Prelude and Fughetta, BWV 900
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:SM2K 52597
Year Released/Recorded:1957/60/63/80
Total Playing Time:disc 1: 74", disc2: 73"
Related Web Site:http://www.glenngould.com/52597.html
2 CD set from Sony's "Glenn Gould Edition"
Gould is his usual brilliant self, bringing the Partitas to life. He also breathes a new vigor into some of the cliched-piano-repetoire pieces, making them sound fresh to my ears. The singing is damped, but occasionally noticeable. A terrific recording.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Brown
  • Jason Sundram
Date First Submitted:02/05/1996