J.S. Bach

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Rosalyn Tureck: The Great Solo Works, Vol. 2

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Rosalyn Tureck
Individual Works:Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in C# Major, BWV 872
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 884
English Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:VAIA
Catalog Number:VAIA 1051
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:71'02
Comments:Marc Levitt said:

Tureck's English Suite no.3 is the most electrifying performance of this piece I have ever heard; the Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964 is dazzling; the four sets of Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2, are excellent, and whet one's tongue for the complete WTC by Rosalyn Tureck; the Italian Concerto is excellent though I think Tureck's performance of it on the 2CD set with Charles Rosen playing the Art of the Fugue is even better, perhaps the finest verion of the Italian Concerto I have ever heard.

The insert to this CD says, "Her CDs are among the monuments of Bach interpretation," Piero Rattalino, Piano Time (2/93)

Certainly, this CD, along with Rosalyn Tureck Plays Bach: The Great Solo Works, Vol. 1, Rosalyn Tureck Plays Bach (Partitas nos. 1,2, and 6), and The Goldberg Variations - all on the VAI label - are among the greatest Bach piano recordings I know.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Marc Levitt
Date First Submitted:04/21/2006