J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Six Partitas for Keyboard

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Zhu Xiao-Mei
Individual Works:Partita I (BWV 825)
Partita II (BWV 826)
Partita III (BWV 827)
Partia IV (BWV 828)
Partita V (BWV 829)
Partita VI (BWV 830)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:MAN 4958/59 HMCD 78X2
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:125:00
Comments:Richard Boyer said:

On Thanksgiving a few years ago I heard on the radio the Prelude from the Fifth Partita. I immediately called the station, identified the CD as being by Zhu Xiao-Mei and purchased it. Zhu Xiao-Mei's performance is inspiried, intuitive and penetrates the soul of this music. Her playing is passionate and fluid. Overall a stunning performance and an outstanding effort. I heard The Partitas as I had never heard them before when listening to this artist and highly reccomend this two CD set.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Richard Boyer
Date First Submitted:06/21/2002