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Offline milk

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Give me 2 favorites for each please:
WTC I :
WTC II:
Partitas:
French:
AOF:
Goldbergs (don't say Jeff Garlin):



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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 02:03:24 PM »
(First in each section is preferred, but not always and not so strict.)
  • Partitas
    • Harpsichord
      • Masaaki Suzuki (2001)
      • Edward Parmentier (1991)
    • Piano
      • Gianluca Luisi (2005-07)
      • Andras Schiff (1983) — early recording
  • English Suites
    • Harpsichord
      • Christophe Rousset (2003) — caution: somewhat fast
      • Carole Cerasi (2005)
    • Piano
      • Murray Perahia (1997-98)
      • Angela Hewitt (2002-03)
  • French Suites
    • Harpsichord
      • Pieter-Jan Belder (2006)
      • Blandine Rannou (2001)
    • Piano
      • Evgeni Koroliov (2006)
      • Edward Aldwell (1997)
  • Goldberg Variations
    • Harpsichord
      • Pierre Hantai (2003) — later recording
      • Maggie Cole (1990)
    • Piano
      • Evgeni Koroliov (1999)
      • Rosalyn Tureck (~1988) — so called "home recording" of 1980-s, timed ~75 mins
  • WTC (I & II)
    • Harpsichord
      • Masaaki Suzuki (1996 & 2005)
      • Ottavio Dantone (2000)
    • Piano
      • Angela Hewitt (2008) — later recording
      • Bernard Roberts (1998)
  • Art of Fugue
    • Harpsichord
      • Davitt Moroney (1985)
      • Menno van Delft (1999) — partially Clavichord
    • Piano
      • Grigory Sokolov (1979)
      • Evgeni Koroliov (1990) — desert island disc for Gyorgy Ligeti
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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 01:29:36 AM »
Sure, let me try this.

WTC I: Sviatoslav Richter, Gustav Leonhardt
WTC II: Richter
Partitas: András Schiff
French: Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen
AOF: Leonhardt, Charles Rosen
Goldbergs: Glenn Gould ('55), Pi-hsien Chen (need to find a good harpsichord recording of this—I have Rübsam's on the lute-harpsichord but find it too mannered)

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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 01:59:51 AM »
Can't decide for the WTC, do not care enough about the Italian concerto and don't have enough recordings of the b minor Ouverture, so I am leaving out all of these

Partitas: p: Gould, Sheppard, hp Mortensen (but admittedly, I have not heard enough on harpsichord)
French: p: Gavrilov/EMI, hpschd: Koopman/Erato
English: p: Schiff/Decca, hp: van Asperen/Brilliant
Inventions and Sinfonias: P: Koroliov/hänssler, hp Belder/Brilliant
AOF: probably Koroliov/Tacet on piano, get bored too quickly on harpsichord (I still have three recordings, Hill, Van Delft and the one on Naxos), prefer orchestration or organ (this preference is also usually in favor of piano).
Goldbergs: p: Gould/1981, Rosen, hp: probably Pinnock/DG
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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 02:49:00 AM »
WTC I & II: Céline Frisch, Evgeni Koroliov
Partitas: Masaaki Suzuki, Wolfgang Rübsam
English: Masaaki Suzuki, no piano contenders yet
French: Bob van Asperen, Vladimir Ashkenazy
AOF: no harpsichord contenders yet, Joanna MacGregor
Goldbergs: Ottavio Dantone, Ekaterina Derzhavina
Toccatas: Mahan Esfahani, Wolfgang Rübsam

Bob van Asperen is second place choice in the English suites but left out due to my arbitrary rule of one choice per type of instrument. Same with Evgeni Koroliov in the AOF.

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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 03:46:21 AM »
Partitas: András Schiff
There are two quite different recordings: 1983 and 2007 (live).

Goldbergs: Pi-hsien Chen
There are two recordings with substantial differences: 1985 and 2001.
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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 07:43:13 AM »
There are two quite different recordings: 1983 and 2007 (live).
There are two recordings with substantial differences: 1985 and 2001.

Whoops, I meant to specify. Schiff is ECM, Chen is Naxos.

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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 08:14:26 AM »
WTC I: Gould; Barenboim
WTC II: Gould; Barenboim
Partitas: Tipo; Ashkenazy
French: Gould; Pogorelich (not complete)
AoF: Isolde Ahlgrimm; Hewitt
Goldbergs: Gould (55); Kempff
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Re: Favorite Bach recordings on all the major non-organ keyboard stuff
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 10:29:07 PM »
WTC: 1. Lewis 2. Kirkland
Partitas: 1. Delft 2. Tipo
French: 1. Dart 2. Asperen
AOF: 1.Quinta Essentia 2. Riemer
Goldbergs: 1. Tuma 2. Dahl
English: 1. Asperen 2. Picht-Axenfeld
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