J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach and Bassoon

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Arthur Weisberg
Individual Works:Partita for Flue in A minor, BWV 1013
Partita No. 2 for violin in D minor, BWV 1004
Suite no. 2 for cello in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 for cello, BWV 1009
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Crystal Rrcords
Catalog Number:CD345
Year Released/Recorded:Recorded: 1973 & 1987
This release: 1998
Total Playing Time:58:03
Related Web Site:http://www.crystalrecords.com/
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

What an extraordinary recording! The rarely recorded bassoon is delightful in these transcriptions. The sound is warm, relaxing and very beautiful; Arthur Weisberg's performance is excellent, with nice tempos and amazing articulation.

One of the things I love about Bach's music is how easily it translates between instruments. Every musician has the opportunity to present these very familiar melodies in a new way on their own instrument. The bassoon works perfectly here and I can't express my enthusiasm more strongly for this recording.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:12/02/2000