J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

English Suites 1-3

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Fernando Valenti
Soloists:Fernando Valenti
Individual Works:English Suite #1 in A Major,BWV 806
English Suite #2 in A Minor, BWV 807
English Suite #3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Westminster
Catalog Number:W-9327 (18384)
Year Released/Recorded:unknown
Total Playing Time:unknown
Comments:This recording is mediocre. Although Valenti was not a bad
performer (unlike some harpsichordists at the time, he did not go in for
dithyrambic rubatissimo), his harpsichord is rather blurry, resulting in a
mush in which the seperate voices are indistinguishable. In addition, his
tempos are often too slow in the fast movements and too fast in the slow
movements, like Richter.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Alex Temple
Date First Submitted:11/30/1997