Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Some really fantastic references:
One the most beautiful music i ever heard: (although it's not very "easy listening" at the beginning !)
- Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould (1981 version)
- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Sviatoslav Richter (or Glenn Gould)
- The Art Of Fugue, Jordi Savall and the Hespèrion XX
these recordings are also wonderful:
- Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo, Henryk Szeryng
- Complete Organ Works, André Isoir
- Toccatas, Glenn Gould
- Partitas (n°2,3 and 6), Glenn Gould
- French Suites (n°1,2 and 3), Glenn Gould
- English Suites (n°2,3,5 and 6), Glenn Gould
- Suites for Solo Cello, Paul Tortelier (or Anner Bylsma)
- Sonatas for Cello and Clavier, Glenn Gould and Leonard Rose
- Sonata pour Violin and Clavier, Glenn Gould and Jaime Laredo
- Mass in B Minor, Gustav Leonhardt and "La Petite Bande"
- St. Matthew Passion, Christoph Spering (the soprano is amazing!)
Others Links related to Bach:
- The J.S. Bach Home Page Great !
- J S Bach/alt.music.j-s-bach FAQ Everything you always wanted to know about Bach (but were afraid to ask ...)
- JS Bach: Analysis of Canons & Fugues.
- Directory of /midi/scores/bach lots of MIDI files (ftp).
- Classical MIDI Archives - J.S.Bach More MIDI files ...
- Dave's J.S. Bach Page
- J S Bach Works List You can find there the complete BWV Index
- glenngould.org If you like Piano recordings. By the way, there is a mailing-list dedicated to Glenn Gould !
Bach is not the only one:
I also like:
- the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti by Scott Ross
- from Biber: Passaglia for violin (from the Mystery Sonatas), played by Reinhard Goebel
- from Mozart: the Requiem by L. Bernstein
- from Beethoven: the last piano sonata (among others)
- from Brahms: the Intermezzi, by Glenn Gould (again!)
- from Schoenberg: the Transfigured Night, by the Hollywood Quartet (or Karajan)
- from Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
- and many other masterpieces
A Quote : (in french ...)
" Sans Bach, la théologie serait dépourvue d'objet, la
Création fictive, le néant péremptoire. S'il y a quelqu'un qui
doit tout à Bach, c'est bien Dieu."
Questions or comments (or even insults!) are welcome:
Nicolas Niclausse - $Date: 2009-09-16 08:58:47 $