J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Concertos for One and Two Pianos and Orchestra

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andras Schiff
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Orchestra of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Soloists:Andras Schiff
Zoltan Kocsis
Individual Works:Concerto for piano and orchestra in D minor (BWV 1052)

Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (BWV 1053)

Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in C major (BWV 1061)

Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in C minor (BWV 1060)

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hungaraton
Catalog Number:HCD 12926
Year Released/Recorded:1974/75
Total Playing Time:71'55''
Comments:Siu-Wai Ng said:

This is an exciting recording of Bach's keyboard concertos by two now widely acclaimed Hungarian pianists at an earlier stage of their career. Zoltan Kocsis's playing in the popular D minor concerto in particular is very energetic, clean, fresh, and rightly paced. So are the double concertos with Schiff.

This is surely an interesting recording but I doubt whehter it is possible to get hold of it now - I have been looking for it for years (couldn't find it even in Hungary!) and discovered it accidentally in Madrid last X'mas! (this is a re-issue by Hungaroton in 1996 btw)

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Siu-Wai Ng
Date First Submitted:03/20/1999