J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Secret Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Christopher Hogwood
Individual Works:Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue ('Rust' version), BWV 903a
Adagio in G major, BWV 968
Fugue in G minor, after BWV 1000
From the Clavier-Buchlein fur Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
  • Allemande in G minor, BWV 836
  • Menuet 1, BWV 841
  • Menuet 3, BWV 843
    Partite diverse sopra il Corale O Gott, du frommer Gott (BWV 767
    Partita in A minor, after BWV 1004, arr. Mortensen
  • Record Label:Metronome
    Catalog Number:MET CD1056
    Year Released/Recorded:2004
    Related Web Site:http://www.hogwood.org/
    Comments:Jan Hanford said:

    Sometimes it's not a mystery how some superstars got to be superstars.

    Christopher Hogwood has added this important treasure to his already extensive legacy of Bach recordings. This performance is so exquisite that I can hardly find more words to describe it. The delicacy of the instrument is matched only by Hogwood's perfectly nuanced technique.

    And, finally, someone has chosen to record some of Bach's lesser known works, rather than the keyboard cliches that have been recorded a zillion times by anyone who ever took a lesson.

    The combination of the instrument, the playing and the programme makes this recording a must-have for all Bach lovers. It's like a trip back in time to the 18th century to an evening of music in the home of J.S. Bach.

    Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
    Date First Submitted:09/06/2004