J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Goldberg Variations and 6 Partitas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Individual Works:Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Partita no. 1 BWV 825
Partita no. 2 BWV 826
Partita no. 3 BWV 827
Partita no. 4 BWV 828
Partita no. 5 BWV 829
Partita no. 6 BWV 830
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:4509-97902-2
Year Released/Recorded:1958 1960
Total Playing Time:2 hr. 15 min.
Comments:Michael Siegel said:

Goldberg Variations: No repeats taken, medium sound quality, great interpretation though not as good as KR's later 1970 recording for DG.

Partitas: In my opinion, the best recordings out there of these pieces. Again, no repeats. Sound is better than the Goldberg Variations since it was recorded 2 years later.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Siegel
Date First Submitted:11/11/2001