Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Bach: The Six Keyboard Pa... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by 86books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: two-disc set with booklet; jewel case, booklet and cover art are in excellent condition; discs are mint/near mint; because we care that your order arrives in the condition stated, we have additionally sealed the case in a padded plastic sleeve for added protection during shipment (that can easily be removed upon receipt of your order)
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Bach: The Six Keyboard Partitas Recorded Live in Seattle's Meany Theater Import

3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, May 30, 2006
"Please retry"
$28.12
$23.56 $4.99

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$28.12 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Fantasia
  2. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Allemande
  3. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Corrente
  4. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Sarabande
  5. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Burlesca
  6. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Scherzo
  7. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3): Gigue
  8. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Sinfonia
  9. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Allemande
  10. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Courante
  11. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Sarabande
  12. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Rondeau
  13. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2): Capriccio
  14. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Toccata
  15. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Allemande
  16. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Corrente
  17. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Air
  18. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Sarabande
  19. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Tempo di Gavotta
  20. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6): Gigue

Disc: 2

  1. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Praeambulum
  2. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Allemande
  3. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Corrente
  4. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Sarabande
  5. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Tempo di Minuetta
  6. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Passepied
  7. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5): Gigue
  8. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Praeludium
  9. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Allemande
  10. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Corrente
  11. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Sarabande
  12. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Minuet
  13. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1): Gigue
  14. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Overture
  15. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Allemande
  16. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Courante
  17. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Aria
  18. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Sarabande
  19. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Minuet
  20. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4): Gigue


Product Details

  • Performer: Craig Sheppard
  • Composer: J.S. Bach
  • Audio CD (May 30, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Romeo Records
  • ASIN: B000FI9OMM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,877 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I had never even heard of Craig Sheppard until I heard a sample of a recording from his complete traversal of the Beethoven sonatas, captured live in a series of recitals in Seattle where Sheppard is a professor at the University of Washington. I was bowled over by it and even more so after I got the whole set. (See my review of that set here: Beethoven: A Journey ) I put Sheppard on my list of pianists to watch for, either in recital anywhere near where I'm located or of new releases. Well, this two-CD set of the Bach Partitas is just out and it is a pure joy. In fact, on the basis of this and the Beethoven set I have decided to automatically obtain whatever Sheppard chooses to record. There are only a few pianists who make that list.

These two CDs, available for the price of one, contain all six of Bach's keyboard partitas which comprise part I of his Klavierübung. Even though he was 46 when they were printed, they were the first of his works to be published. He published them himself with this inscription, "Keyboard practice consisting of preludes, allemandes, courantes, sarabandes, gigues, menuets and other galanteries, composed for music lovers to refresh their spirits." I must say this recording has done that for me; in fact, I had trouble starting this review because I kept going back and listening some more. It is not that I'm not familiar with the partitas -- I've played much of this music myself -- but Sheppard way with the music gave such delight that I didn't want it to stop.
Read more ›
2 Comments 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
J. Scott Morrison, a previous reviewer, is right. Craig Sheppard's playing is absolutely fabulous. (On the other hand, Russell M. Sackowitz should get his earwax removed, seriously. How can he describe this lively and exuberant playing as "mechanical"?) I previously downloaded this recording from itunes for my ipod. (I usually listen to Bach on my ipod while I'm exercising in the gym.) But I wanted to have it in CD version, and so I ordered it directly from Craig Sheppard. Both the CD booklet and the CD itself have the pianist's sign and short message: how thoughtful he is! I like Craig Sheppard's playing slightly more than those of Tureck (meditative and introspective) and Perahia (elegant and zingy); much more than Hewitt, Schiff, Roberts.... I also like Partita 1 by Tomsic, and Partita 2 by Argerich. (If only they record the entire six Patitas!)
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This recording is dull. The notes are there but the spirit and beauty are missing. It is mechanical and wrong-footed.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
When Seattle professor Craig Sheppard recorded this set of Bach's Six Partitas for Keyboard in 2006 -- all played in concert -- and released it in USA, it almost immediately set off a tidal wave of adulation from Fanfare magazine and other critics that had never heard of him. How could a player more than 50 years old that had been playing Bach all his life, people would ask, just now come to us?

Sheppard, age 62, is hardly a neophyte, having played Bach a quarter-century and also having recorded the Beethoven 32 Sonatas for Piano under similar circumstances. He attended both the Curtis Institute and Juilliard and won silver medal at the 1972 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in England. Certain critics called his work a watershed for the time. They didn't say why, a question I was left to find out for myself, in part because, oddly, no imprint was made in Europe. Neither the database of BBC Music Magazine nor Gramophone include a review of Sheppard's recording of the partitas. This is odd since Sheppard made most of his early reputation in Europe and, principally, England.

Sheppard's musicmaking hits you in the face the minute you play anything from this package. His handiwork is magnificent, especially for one off concert recordings. He makes nary a slip, although an occasional clunking pedal caught betrays perfection in the technical package. Still, there's no question the playing is outstanding, certainly on a par with other famous Bach specialists of our time.

Whether he is their equal artistically is another question. The pianist to whom I would most readily compare Sheppard is the Brazillian Bach specialist João Carlos Martins, who was once called the greatest Bach pianist after Glenn Gould.
Read more ›
2 Comments 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?