J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, French Overture, Four Duets

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andras Schiff
Individual Works:Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
Four Duets, BWV 802 - BWV 805
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Decca
Catalog Number:448 908-2
Year Released/Recorded:1983 1993
Total Playing Time:66:36
Comments:Samuel Fain said:

After waiting for several years and still not seeing this recording submitted by professional musicians, I decided to finally do it myself.

This disc is almost impossible to get, and I don't know why Decca wouldn't re-release it. Schiff's interpretation of Bach has always been my favorite (Pinnock on harpsichord being second), and this collection definitely doesn't let me down. The Italian Concerto and French Overture were previously released as part of the French Suites set, but the Duets and the Fantasy appear here for the first time (they were also included later in the Keyboard Works box set).

Schiff's performance is exceptional, as always, and the quality of recording is wonderful. This disc is a gem.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Samuel Fain
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:07/30/2002