J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Lute Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Lutz Kirchhof
Individual Works: Suite in g-moll BWV 995
Fuge in g-moll BWV 1000
Suite in e-moll BWV 996
Praludium, Fuge und Allefro in Es-Dur BWV 998
Partita in c-moll BWV 997
Praludium c-moll BWV 999
Suite E-Dur BWV 1006a
Record Label:Sony Classical
Catalog Number:S2K 43838
Year Released/Recorded:1987
Total Playing Time:1'22"
Comments:Douglas B. MacMillan said:

The works for lute in original keys and tunings.

Jordan Sayers said:

My personal favorite recording of the lute suites. It audibly differs from the Jakob Lindberg disc (also a fantastic recording) in the sound quality. Lutz Kirchhof's disc is a bit more "dry" sounding, as if he were playing in your living room; Lindberg's disc has a "richer" sound.
They are both great and each deserves a place in any Bach collection, but I find myself playing Kirchhof's more often. He plays the theorbo on all suites except BWV996 and BWV1006a where he plays a baroque lute. My most recommended recording of the Lute Suites.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Douglas B. MacMillan
  • Jordan Sayers
Date First Submitted:11/06/1995