J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Wanda Landowska plays Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Wanda Landowska
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Concerto in D (after Vivaldi) BWV 972
Fantasia in C minor BWV 906
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat BWV 998
Two-Part Inventions No. 1-15 BWV 772 - BWV 786
Fantasia in C minor BWV 919
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias)No. 1, 2, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15 BWV 787, 788, 791, 797, 799, 800, 801
Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother in B-flat BWV 992
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:RCA
Catalog Number:GD 60919
Year Released/Recorded:1945-57
Total Playing Time:149'15"
Comments:Krzysztof Lorentz said:

Very important reissue set of recordings made by Wanda Landowska in her last years. Note the alternative recording of Goldberg Variations (obviously technically much better than the first from 1933), incomparable Prelude, Allegro and Fugue BWV 998 and all the other individual works. My favourite is "Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo" BWV 992 - the only performance I would like to listen to.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Krzysztof Lorentz
Date First Submitted:06/04/1998