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Bach: Keyboard Works / Walcha

Helmut Walcha
Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 563141  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“One of the great interpreters of J. S. Bach,” was the New York Times’ description of the German organist and harpsichordist Helmut Walcha (1907-1991). His “intuitive grasp of the composer’s mind and intentions” was noted by The Guardian, while Gramophone judged that “his coherence and inner logic as a Bach interpreter remain unsurpassed.” Walcha’s recordings of Bach’s major solo keyboard works, performed on the harpsichord, are gathered together in this superb 13-CD collection. “One of the great interpreters of J. S. Bach,” was the New York Times’ description of the German organist and harpsichordist Helmut Walcha (1907-1991). His “intuitive grasp of the composer’s mind and intentions” was noted by The Guardian, while Gramophone judged that “his coherence and inner logic as a Bach interpreter remain unsurpassed.” Walcha’s recordings of Bach’s major solo keyboard works, performed on the harpsichord, are gathered together in this superb 13-CD collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Three-Part Inventions (15), BWV 787-801 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
7.
Partita for Keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
9.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
13.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
18.
French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
19.
English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
20.
English Suite no 5 in E minor, BWV 810 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
21.
English Suite no 4 in F major, BWV 809 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
22.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
23.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
24.
English Suite no 1 in A major, BWV 806 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
25.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Walcha at his best April 20, 2018 By Louis Galie (Leander, TX) See All My Reviews "This is a superb collection of all of Bach's work for keyboard instruments (not the organ) played by a master. Helmut Walcha defines the original instrument movement's passionate interest in fidelity - to the score; to how the composer imagined the music; and to the music itself. I recommend this set of CDs ver highly." Report Abuse
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