• Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4

    This disc may not prove as indispensable as Perahia's splendid Goldberg Variations. The most trivial reason is that it doesn't have as much music on it (only 53:04). But the appeal may also be not as wide. The Goldberg performance encompasses as wide a range of expression as the music does--which is really saying something! This concerto disc is more uniform in style, thoroughly modern and generally rather hard-driving. Perhaps the tension was generated by the interplay of pianist-conductor and orchestra, but it's palpable throughout. This does keep your attention riveted on the music, although it leaves some aspects of Bach unexpressed. If you're willing to go along for the ride, though, the disc does have a lot to offer. Perahia's execution is superb, and he decorates the text with his own trills and embellishments in a very convincing way. The orchestra keeps things moving right along. This may be a somewhat one-sided approach to Bach, but it certainly is stimulating. --Leslie Gerber

    • ASIN: B00005A8IB
    • UPC: 696998924529

  • Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos

    • ASIN: B003Y3MYX6
    • UPC: 028947823636

  • Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1-5 & 7 (The Glenn Gould Edition)

    Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best. --David Hurwitz

    • ASIN: B0000028ND
    • UPC: 074645259123

  • Bach, J.S.: Keyboard Concertos Nos.1-7, Brandenburg Concerto No.5

    Concertos BWV1052, BWV1058, BWV1055, BWV1054, BWV1053, BWV1056, BWV1057 - Concerto Brandebourgeois BWV1050 - Triple concerto BWV1044 / Angela Hewitt, piano - Australian Chamber Orch., dir. Richard Tognetti

    • ASIN: B000E1XOVC
    • UPC: 034571176079

  • Bach: Keyboard Concertos, BWV 1052, 1055, 1056, 1058

    After his striking debut album of works for solo piano by Bach & Boulez, David Fray focuses on four of Bach's six concertos for keyboard, directing the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie from the piano. David Fray has a resolute commitment to the German repertoire, and more particularly to Bach whom he called in a recent interview "a pinnacle; both a beginning and an end." In this new recording, he displays from beginning to end his close affinity with the composer, showing his technical and musical understanding of these 4 major concertos, both as soloist and conductor.

    • Brand: Erato
    • ASIN: B001GXY92U
    • UPC: 825646389452

  • Complete Harpsichord Concertos on Antique Instruments

    The Complete Concertos of J. S. Bach for Solo and Multiple Harpsichords, a three disc set featuring performances by Davitt Moroney, Arthur Haas, Karen Flint JungHae Kim and Adam Pearl on antique instruments. With Carla Moore, violin; Martin Davids, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Douglas McNames, cell; Anne Peterson, bass and featuring Nina Stern and Daphna Mor on recorders (BWV 1057).

    • ASIN: B00285QBXK
    • UPC: 884501144612

  • Piano Concerto in D Minor (Kalmus Edition)

    Expertly arranged Piano Duet by Johann Sebastian Bach from the Kalmus Edition series. This Advanced Piano Duet (2 Pianos, 4 Hands) is from the Baroque era. 2 copies are required for performance.

    • Brand: Kalmus Classic Edition
    • ASIN: 0757901034
    • UPC: 029156152159