J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Mari-Elizabeth Morgen plays J.S.Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Mari-Elizabeth Morgen
Individual Works:English Suite No.2 in A minor, (21'32")BWV 807
From The Well-Tempered Clavier: (23'21")
Book I:
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 867
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 860
Book II:
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 870
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:CBC/Radio-Canada
Catalog Number:SM 158
Year Released/Recorded:1971
Total Playing Time:44'53"
Comments:F. Boudreau said:

-- I don't think I would recommend this recording as part of a "standard" classical music library, but it is certainly worth listening to if you like the English Suite No.2. I find her interpretation sometimes brilliant (especially the first 3 parts), but sometimes less inspired. In any case, this recording is not bland and listening to it is an experience that shouldn't leave you indifferent. I suspect that people who like Gould's recording would also like this one to some extent, and vice versa.

-- I found the wildness of her Fugue in C major (Book II) very refreshing.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • F. Boudreau
Date First Submitted:01/20/1998