J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Orchestral Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jordi Savall
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Les Concerts des Nations
Soloists:Fabio Biondi, violin
Marc Hantai, flute
Individual Works:Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Astrée-Auvidis
Catalog Number:E 8727
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Total Playing Time:105'00
Comments:Hwasop Lihm said:

This is my favorite recording among 30+ recordings of Bach Orchestral Suites I own, particularly because of BWV 1068. The woodwinds of LCN will amaze you, unless you're already familiar with the band. Extremely powerful, yet agile and subtle at the same time. But what will leave you agape is the violin solo by Fabio Biondi in the first movement of BWV 1068. It really has to be heard to be believed! I find it peerless at least in BWV 1068, although the others suites are also first-class.

Mr. Fang-lin Hou said:

Interpretations as excellent as the Brandenburgs from the same musicians but this time captured with more focused acoustics. Listen to the most thrilling ever account of the D major overture and the most heartfeltly rendered Air here. Better still, all repeats are included. A must-have for lovers of these pieces.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Lihm, Hwasop
  • Mr. Fang-lin Hou
Date First Submitted:08/09/1999