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Goldberg Variations; Italian Concerto; Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue; 6 Partitas Box set

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Nov. 8 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000BV5RCE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #255,530 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Disc: 1
1. Goldberg Variations
Disc: 2
1. Italian Concerto, BWV 971
2. French Overture, BWV 831
3. 4 Duetti, BWV 802-5
4. Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, BWV 903
Disc: 3
1. Partita 1, BWV 825
2. Partita 2, BWV 826
3. Partita 6, BWV 830
Disc: 4
1. Partita 3, BWV 827
2. Partita 4, BWV 828
3. Partita 5, BWV 829

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
FYI Oct. 21 2008
By Sibelian - Published on
Format: Audio CD
These 4 discs were first issued separately in the 1990s on Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre label. I'm not a music critic, but I can tell you that these performances are the Penguin Guide's top choices for these works. The contents: Goldberg Variations, Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, Italian Concerto, 6 Partitas (BWV 825-830), Overture in the French Style (BWV 831), 4 Duets (BWV 802-805).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Buy it June 5 2013
By Nuno Correia Mendes - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is really worth it! A jewel for a small price; 4 CDs
With the greatest harpsichordist and SUCH amazing music!
13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Good, but a tad plain Aug. 12 2007
By Samuel Stephens - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I really had no complaints about this set when I bought it on an impulse: I knew Rousset's name from his role as baroque opera conductor, and I figured I couldn't go wrong.
His Goldberg Variations are very good...but he takes twice as long as Gould. On the other hand, I hardly noticed because I enjoyed them so much. The other works seem a little stiff, either from interpretation, or just because they aren't supposed to be Bach's most passionate. Either way, if you appreciate Bach + Harpsichord, I can't imagine you would have too much objection over this four-disc set.