Prime Music
Buy Used
$11.49
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: **Former library CD. CD and case may contain library stamps, stickers and other identifying marks.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.30
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Partitas 2 4 & 5
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Partitas 2 4 & 5


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, February 16, 1999
"Please retry"
$5.09

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 16, 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B00000I103
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,658 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Ouverture
2. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Allemande
3. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Courante
4. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Aria
5. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Sarabande
6. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Menuet
7. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828: Gigue
8. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Sinfonia
9. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Allemande
10. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Courante
11. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Sarabande
12. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Rondeaux
13. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826: Capriccio
14. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Praeambulum
15. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Allemande
16. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Courante
17. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Sarabande
18. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Tempo di Minuetto
19. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Passepied
20. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829: Gigue

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Anyone who thinks Glenn Gould's riveting, ascetic approach changed Bach piano playing forever should listen to this disc. Richard Goode is too fine a musician to blur Bach's textures or to mess up the music with romantic tempo fluctuations. But he does play Bach as piano music, with plenty of dynamic gradations and a predominantly lyrical approach. His tempo for the Allemande of the Fourth Partita is daringly slow, although he can toss off a gigue like the wind, if he likes. While this is not the most stylish Bach playing by contemporary standards, every movement is strongly characterized and every note carefully considered. Call Goode a throwback, if you like, but even if you have second thoughts about his playing, it's completely convincing while you're listening. --Leslie Gerber

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Goode plays simply, elegantly, and clearly. No unwanted striving for effects. If Bach is to be played on a modern piano, this is without a doubt preferable to the staccato harpsichord-like immitative style of, say, Tureck and can be favourably compared to Schiff. The lack of pretention is refreshing and Goode never forgets that these are dance suites. The absence of any audible groaning and crooning is a very welcome bonus.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "pianist27" on July 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Richard Goode's recording of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th partitas of Bach can be analyzed, compared, contrasted, etc. but what really matters is the way this pianist communicates the spirit of Bach. This is playing neither of false piety nor self glorification.
Goode's thorough concept of these pieces is put at the service of the composer and communicates the genuine human nature, faith, and life affirmation which are the hallmarks of Bach's music.
More importantly than this or that tempo or such a phrasing, Goode gets through to the meaning of the music. That's why I listen to this recording.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James DeWire on December 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Goode does a great job of rescuing Bach from the Early Music folks and making him come alive on the piano. His playing is lively, with a beautiful sound and a flexible sense of rhythm. If you're tired of uninflected, rhythmically static Bach, you will definitely enjoy this album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Goode plays beautifully, although with a characteristic pianistic approach that shows that Richard is probably more at home with Beethoven than Bach. The unsurpassed recording is still Glenn Gould's Partitas, but Goode brings in a clarity that is becoming. Goode is a good chioce for those that want a straight-forward interpretation, but for those that want more Bach magic and can live with some eccentricity - get Glenn Gould.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category