Post by Matanya Ophee Post by Jitpring
I recently got Sayage's Bach materials, and now I want some more Bach
recordings. I currently have Angel Romero Plays Bach, Disk 4 of the
Segovia Collection (all Bach on this disk), Parkening: The Great
Recordings (w/ much Bach), along with some other CDs that include Bach.
Is there any cg Bach recording that is widely considered to be the
For my money: Luigi Attademo on Nicolo (NIC 1021). Contains BWV 1003
and BWV 1008. Best Bach I have ever heard, bar none (except of course,
Henryk Szering, Mstislav Rostropovich, Martin Galling, Maurice
Gendron, Pablo Casals, Michael Murray....)
A coincidence (for me) that you should mention those guys here now.
I have neither listened nor played Bach for a long time, but a few days ago
heard somebody play on guitar the BWV1001 Siciliana as a background for some
TV program. So I picked up an old Segovia recording and Thomas Koenigs'
transcription of it and gave it a go. To better educate myself on this
music, I bought violin recordings of BWV1001-1006; of the available
performers I picked Henryk Szeryng, as his was a name I had heard before.
Back at home I put the disc in the player. My wife, who generally prefers
violin music over anything played on the guitar, joined to listen. One
minute into the Siciliana (I skipped the first movements) her comment was:
"This is terrible! This cannot be intended for solo violin!" And I must say
I agree: I cannot draw any enjoyment of this violin rendition. I do not
think I can fault Szeryng on this; at the moment I feel that the music just
does not sit on solo violin.
Anyway, I intend to listen through the Szeryng discs, just to see if my
perception changes. Meanwhile, I bought guitar recordings of these same
works by Paul Galbraith (the only guitar recordings that were available in
the shop), and it seems this is the rendition of BWV1001-1006 into which I
am going to immerse myself.
Also, I am open to suggestions for other guitar and violin recordings of
BWV1001-1006, as this seems to be music I want get more intimate with.