J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Harpsichord Music of the Young Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Robert Hill
Individual Works:BWV 992
BWV 833
BWV 967
BWV 896
BWV 832
BWV 917
BWV 820
BWV 989
BWV 944
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Catalog Number:CD 92.102
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:69'53
Comments:Mauro Lins de Barros said:

Some rare pieces in a quite satisfactory performance.

Gene H said:

Very competent crisp phrasing. Mature ornamentation, especially of the slower pieces like BWV 917. Very nice tempo. This is a professional playing music meant for a professional.

Especially liked Dr. Hill's treatment of BWV 944. Dense and "fast" pieces such as 944 can get "busy" unless they are balanced and handled with care. Dr. Hill does a fine job with such a difficult task. Not surprising, his version of BWV 903 (Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, on Hanssler 92.105) has a cantibile nuance in it. Anyone who can make such a difficult piece sing is worth a listen on other tough pieces.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mauro Lins de Barros
  • Gene H
Date First Submitted:05/19/2000