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Murray Perahia plays Bach: The Complete Recordings


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 0300829  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Murray PerahiaLeonore SmithMichael CoxJakob Lindberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 8 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release is the first ever collection of Murray Perahia’s Complete Bach Recoridngs for Sony Classical. The eight original albums were recorded from 1997 to 2009. The release includes the famous Goldberg Variations (Gramophone Award) and English Suites 1, 3 & 6 (Grammy® Award), as well as the complete Partitas and solo keyboard concertos. Murray Perahia’s absorption in recent years with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has resulted in a series of highly acclaimed recordings of the Partitas (“beauty and strength merge as one”–Gramophone), the English Suites (Grammy® Award for Nos. 1, 3 and 6), the Keyboard Concertos (“intelligence, sensitivity and drama tempered by humility”– Gramophone) and the Goldberg Variations (“a Read more version that isn’t just colourful, or virtuosic, or thorough in terms of repeats, but profoundly moving as well”–Gramophone) that set new standards in Bach pianism. This collection brings together all of Perahia’s Bach recordings for Sony Classical – a fascinating testimony to all the artistry and dedication that the pianist brings to the composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1998 
Venue:  La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
English Suite no 4 in F major, BWV 809 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1998 
Venue:  La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel 
Length: 21 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
English Suite no 5 in E minor, BWV 810 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1998 
Venue:  La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel 
Length: 20 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
English Suite no 1 in A major, BWV 806 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
5.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
6.
English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
8.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 73 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 19 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK 
Length: 15 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Leonore Smith (Flute), Murray Perahia (Piano), Michael Cox (Flute)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK 
Length: 13 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
17.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jaime Martin (Flute),
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/29/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
18.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jaime Martin (Flute), Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo),
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2003 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
19.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
20.
Partita for Keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
22.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Rundfunkzentrum Berlin 
Length: 17 Minutes 52 Secs. 
23.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Rundfunkzentrum Berlin 
Length: 19 Minutes 56 Secs. 
24.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Rundfunkzentrum Berlin 
Length: 29 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  6 Customer Reviews )
 He also plays Mozart very well! March 6, 2018 By Louis Galie (Leander, TX) See All My Reviews "Perahia demonstrates impeccable taste in all of these recordings of Bach’s keyboard works. His artistry shines through his technique. As much as I admire his Mozart recordings, I have come to respect his musicianship as demonstrated in these recordings. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
 Perfect Piano Interpretations February 19, 2018 By Jonathan S. (Anchorage, AK) See All My Reviews "Mr. Perahia does not disappoint with his pianistic interpretations of Bach's Keyboard works. His sensitivity to the nuances of the Bach Solo Keyboard works is unparalleled; neither too fast nor too slow, and employing the Piano's interpretive capabilities to their pullest effect. The Orchestral works, while played superbly and beautifully interpreted, point up the need for the more eccentric sound of the Harpsichord to contrast with the orchestra in order to fully appreciate what Bach wrote. I lamented that Mr. Schepkin had neglected to record the Orchestral works; having heard Mr. Parahia's interpretation, he was not remiss." Report Abuse
 Best Composer; best performer October 24, 2017 By Richard  H. (Las Vegas, NV) See All My Reviews "For Bach on the piano Murray Perahia can't be beat." Report Abuse
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