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Legendary Performers - Landowska - Bach: Goldberg Variations


Release Date: 03/24/1992 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60919   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

Imported from : ARGENTINA   
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Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Notes: Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
2.
Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1946 
3.
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1957 
4.
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1946 
5.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
6.
Two-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 773 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
7.
Two-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 774 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
8.
Two-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
9.
Two-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 776 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
10.
Two-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 777 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
11.
Two-Part Invention no 7 in E minor, BWV 778 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
12.
Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
13.
Two-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 780 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
14.
Two-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 781 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
15.
Two-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 782 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
16.
Two-Part Invention no 12 in A major, BWV 783 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
17.
Two-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
18.
Two-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 785 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
19.
Two-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1954-55 
20.
Fantasie in C minor, BWV 919 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1712; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Notes: The composer of this work has not been definitely established. 
21.
Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
22.
Three-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
23.
Three-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
24.
Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
25.
Three-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 799 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
26.
Three-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 800 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
27.
Three-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 801 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-57 
28.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1957 
29.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1957 

Customer Reviews

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 Landowska still wows October 18, 2014 By Timothy T. (Lee, MA) See All My Reviews "Wanda Landowska introduced me to the unique sound of the harpsichord back when RCA red label records were the ultimate audio recording medium. This album is made up of recordings that were made before stereo and the digital remastering didn't do a very good job of evening out volume or filtering all of the dust "pops" that vinyl is prone to. That said, I'm delighted to hear once again the incredible music that I remember from my youth. My particular favorite is the fugue from Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother BMV 992 in B flat, which still seems to me impossible for one set of hands to play. We also get the Goldberg variations, two and three part inventions and other pieces. If you can overlook the shortcomings of recordings made 60 to 80 years ago, this is a definite buy." Report Abuse
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