J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Complete Fantasias of Johann Sebastian Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Igor Kipnis
Individual Works:Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor BWV 903
Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor BWV 904
Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor BWV 944
"Fantasie ³ber ein Rondo" in C Minor BWV 918
"Fantasie duobus subiectis" in G Minor BWV 917
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor BWV 906
Fantasia in C Minor BWV 919
Fughetta in C Minor BWV 961
Fantasia in A Minor BWV 922
Chromatic Fantasia in D Minor BWV 903a
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Arabesque
Catalog Number:Z6577
Year Released/Recorded:1987
Total Playing Time:65:59
Comments:David Suttles said:

A very enojoyable recording of these wonderful pieces. Kipnis demonstrates very well the virtuosity which theses pieces were intended to highlight. This is one of my favorite recordings, and the only faults I find with it, are: 1) Kipnis at times can play at an almost too quick speed. AND 2) The sound of his harpsichord seems a little thin when I compare say, BWV 906 played by Kenneth Gilbert, with it. One interesting point about this recording is that tracks 7-10 (BWV's 919, 961, 922, and 903a) are played on the clavichord; an instrument of which I own no other recordings. This is a very enjoyable recording which would make a wonderful addition to anyone's Bach collection. A delightful change of approach.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • David Suttles
Date First Submitted:09/17/1998