- Composer: J.S. Bach
- Audio CD (February 21, 2006)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: EMI Classics
- ASIN: B000B668WC
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,307 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Bach: French Suites, Nos. 1-6 / English Suite, No. 3 / Italian Concerto Original recording remastered
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Gavrilov's will remain my preference for these works. I don't know
what "romantic Bach" or "iconoclastic Bach" means, but I do know that
this is the style of Bach that appeals most to me: energetic, crisp
and slightly romanticized.
I would also like to give more than a nod to Bunin's contribution to
this disc. His English suite No. 3 is pure magic, like no other Bach
I've ever heard. The Italian Concerto here is so energetic. I listened
to it 10 times the night I pulled this disc from my mailbox. Simply
The third of Bach's English Suites and the Italian Concerto, both performed by Stanislav Bunin, fill out this set. These are very energetically played, but should lead listeners to other pastures (Feltsman for the complete English Suites & Evgeny Koroliov's awesome Bach recital which includes the French Overture, Italian Concerto etc).
Recommended for those who are willing to take a chance on iconoclastic Bach.
If you're inclined to feel Bach's music a bit more than you usually do with Gould ( an altogether different interpreter ), I think Andrei Gavrilov would make a fine alternative. The third English Suite and the Italian Concerto are played by Stanislav Bunin, adding to the value of this wonderful package, especially at this ridiculously low price in the EMI Gemini series.
I think Bunin's English Suite is great, but Italian concerto comes up short.
If one prefers something more authentic, go with Gustav Leonhardt.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very interesting, spontaneous and musical interpretation of the Suites.Published 15 months ago by Bruce R. Anderson
Gavrilov 'hears the music that nobody hears'. He is very much his own man and that man is not a scholar of period practice! So it's wrong but it's beautiful.Published on January 31, 2012 by Ken Braithwaite