J.S. Bach - Quasi-Overview

One thing which the reader will have certain noticed from our Baroque Repertory Overview, especially if the links are followed, is that we have rather little detail on the later Baroque. In 1994, we felt that this was just a matter of time, and I had made explicit room to continue this project to the edges of the Baroque. Now, not only does the relative volume of later Baroque recordings make that unrealistic, seeing as none of us are enthusiasts, but this music already receives more than adequate attention on regular classical music sites. The latter is also a factor here, as our intention is primarily education and promotion.

That said, we do have some Bach recordings listed, and I'm sure we will continue to have others, just not enough to be comprehensive. Also, the Bach section in the Baroque Overview looks like it won't be written, so I have given this list. Bluntly, this list represents a subset of what would make a good Bach Overview. As with other sections of the FAQ, following the links does provide alternate citations in many places. It might still be useful, and it gives me a chance to wrap up the last details, in terms of links within the CD database.

A list:

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel
Archiv 423 116 (2 CD)
Bach: 4 Ouvertüren-Suites
Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel
Archiv 415 671 (2 CD)
J.S. Bach: The Organ Works
Lionel Rogg
Harmonia Mundi 290772.83 (12 CDs)
J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
Monica Huggett
Virgin Veritas 45205 (2 CDs)
J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard
BWV 1014-19, 1021, 1023
John Holloway / Davitt Moroney
Virgin Edition 61237 (2 CDs)
J.S. Bach: Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo
Jordi Savall / Ton Koopman
Alia Vox 9812
J.S. Bach: Das Wolhtemperierte Clavier
Davitt Moroney
Harmonia Mundi musique d'abord 1901285.88 (4 CDs)
J. S. Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830
Christophe Rousset
L'Oiseau Lyre 440 217 (2 CDs)
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto / French Overture
Davitt Moroney
Virgin Veritas 59272
J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg
Pierre Hantaï
Opus 111 30-84
Bach: Musical Offering (BWV 1079)
Barthold Kuijken / Sigiswald Kuijken / Wieland Kuijken / Robert Kohnen
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77307
Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge
Davitt Moroney
Harmonia Mundi 901169.70 (2 CDs)

Do not construe this list as a proper Overview of Bach, but it is a list of worthwhile recordings. The "problem" would be in scope. We have very little vocal music for the later Baroque.

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Todd M. McComb