J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Six Partitas for Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ketil Haugsand
Individual Works:cd 1:

Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828

cd 2:

Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830
- (includes the Gigue in Ternary Subdivision)

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:SIMAX
Catalog Number:PSC 1086
Year Released/Recorded:1994
Total Playing Time:cd 1: 75'00
cd 2: 78'05
Comments:Comments by Jan Hanford:

Another exquisite performance by Ketil Haugsand. His playing is extraordinary: playful, sensitive, intelligent and expressive. The harpsichord sound is resonant without being too much so. His crisp articulation enhances the beautiful melodies contained in these works, they dance and sing. It's a delightful recording and one of my favorites of the six harpsichord partitas.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/15/2003