J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Air from Suite No. 3

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Herbert vonKarajan
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Berliner Philharmoniker
Individual Works:BACH: Air from suite no. 3 BWV 1068
VIVALDI : Flute concert no. 2 "LA NOTTE"
PACHELBEL: Canon & Gigue
GLUCK: "ORPHEUS UND EURYDIKE" Reigen seliger Geister
MOZART: Serenata notturna KV 239
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:413 309-2
Comments:Andrea La Mattina said:

This is a singular interpretation of the air: Karajan, as he did in 1965, doesn't use the solo violin and conducts with a very slow time: the impression is a solemn moment of the history of the music, everything stops and only the Bach's music can live in its wonderful odissey.

In this cd there is not the complete version of the suite no 3, but only the air, a piece that Karajan loved in a particular way: he wanted it to be played during his funeral in Salzburg in the 1989.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Andrea La Mattina
Date First Submitted:10/28/1998