J.S. Bach

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J.S Bach


Recorded: October and November 1992
Location: Forde Abbey, Dorset
Instrument: Guitar-Hermann Hauser, 1940
Producer: David Groves
Balance Engineer: Michael Sheady
Editor: Matthew Cocker and Paul Baily
Label: EMI Classics
Released: 1994


  • J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat, BWV 998 - 1. Prelude
  • J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat, BWV 998 - 2. Fugue
  • J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat, BWV 998 - 3. Allegro
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  1. Praeludium
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  2. Allemande
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  3. Courante
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  4. Sarabande
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  5. Bourrée
  • J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 -  6. Gigue
  • J.S. Bach: Violin Partita #2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - Chaconne
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 1. Praeludium
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 2. Loure
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 3.Gavotte En Rondeau
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 4. Menuets 1 - 2 - 1
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 5. Bourrée
  • J.S. Bach: Harp Partita in E major, BWV 1006A - 6. Gigue



Webmaster's note:

The liner notes state that more recent research shows that J.S. Bach probably had little knowledge of how to write for the lute since he was a keyboard player. The documents that show the word "lute" are also typically accompanied by the word "harpsichord". For a long time it was assumed that the suite was intended for either instrument although the music was in a key inappropriate for either. It has been recently theorized that the suite was written for the "lute-harpsichord" which is a keyboard instrument and Bach was known to own two of these instrument.  There is a lot more interesting information in the liner notes that might interest Bach lovers.


All of the four recordings on EMI Classics were released on compact disc only. While the back covers only contain very basic information, the CD booklet is very informative.



LP
No known LP release

CD
J.S. Bach   EMI 55123