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Bach's orchestral suites

Discussion in 'classical' started by FrankF, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. FrankF

    FrankF pfm Member

    These works have remained among my favourite since the first time I heard them 35-40 years ago. I never tire of them. So I was wondering what your most liked versions might be? Maybe through your suggestions I may discover a great performance I'm not familiar with. There are several versions I like but as is usual for me there's bits and pieces in almost every version that don't work for me. Of course this is personal taste. For starters I don't like performances of these works that are played lightening fast or are so slow I can't even get involved. I'd love to hear some of your favourites.
  2. George J

    George J Herefordshire member

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  3. marshanp

    marshanp ellipsis addict

    Karl Richter and the Munich Bach Orchestra from 1960-61 do it for me, especially in their rather splendid 4th Suite.
  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Me too! Started when I was a student. Those appended to the Brandenburgs on the Trevor Pinnock, English Concert set from that period, 1981, on Archiv are excellent-
    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0000057D8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_prDBEb0YQ96M6

    ...but my real favourite is Suzuki!

    Bach: Ouvertures - The 4 Orchestral Suites /Bach Collegium Japan · Suzuki https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000BLI3H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_tpDBEb7TVHGCE
  5. cnocmoy10

    cnocmoy10 pfm Member

    English Chamber Orchestra Phillip Ledger Orchestral Suites 1-3

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