Bach's music needs a good home on this board - with several rooms...
This thread is a continuation of the Bach and the harpsichord
thread on the old forum.
I think that recordings of non-HIP (= piano)
performances and of the organ works
are best served with separate threads.
Other relevant old threads:
Let me kick off with just giving a selection of my collection.
My first encounter with Bach on the harpsichord was via recordings by the French harpsichordist (and conductor) Christophe Rousset. He remains one my my favourites.
The Decca set is highly recommended - superb performance of the Partitas and the Goldberg Variations. He is now recording for the French label Ambroisie.
For the Well Tempered Clavier my favourite is Glen Wilson, a harpsichordist I didn't know before.
These recordings are sadly OOP - but just in case (saw a few copies on Amazon):
Other favourite Goldbergs:
I got interested in Bach recordings on other period keyboard instruments than the harpsichord.
I've sofar encountered the clavichord
and the lute-harpsichord
) and find it all wonderfull and fascinating!
Recordings I have by Robert Hill, another harpsichordist I like very much.
Robert Hill in my favourite recording of "Die Kunst der Fuge":