Murray Perahia plays Bach: The Complete Recordings

Release Date: 11/11/2016
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985344452
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Number of Discs: 8

Physical Format:

CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release is the first ever collection of Murray Perahia’s Complete Bach Recordings 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 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.
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
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
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
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
9. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
11. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
12. Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michael [flute] Cox (Flute), Leonore Smith (Flute), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
15. Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
16. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
17. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jaime Martin (Flute), Murray Perahia (Piano), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720-1721 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
18. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jaime Martin (Flute), Murray Perahia (Piano), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo)
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1730 ; Leipzig, Germany
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
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
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
Customer Reviews
Average Review:
5.0 1
Superb Bach
By: ArkivMusic Customer on March 24, 2021
Format: CD
Sony has taken a step up in its packaging of these multi-disc sets with each sleeve showing the original disc's cover and including a fine program booklet - well done!  Perahia's playing is wonderful throughout, as it always is.  Sensitive, clear, accurate.  I particularly enjoy listening to the English Suites.  What a joy to have this.