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Bach: The English Suites BWV 806-811 - Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr Audio CD
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  • Performer: Richard Egarr
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi USA
  • ASIN: B0090WWGEC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Listen  1. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: I. Prélude 2:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: II. Allemande 5:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: III. Courante I 1:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: IV. Courante II avec deux Doubles; Double I; Double II 4:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: V. Sarabande 3:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: VI. Bourrée I 2:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Suite No.1 in A Major, BWV 806: VII. Bourrée II 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Suite No.1 In A Major, Bwv 806: VIII. Gigue 3:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: I. Prélude 5:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: II. Allemande 3:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: III. Courante 2:01£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: IV. Sarabande; Les agréments de la même Sarabande 4:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: V. Bourrée I alternativement 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: VI. Bourrée II 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Suite No.2 in A Minor, BWV 807: VII. Gigue 2:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: I. Prélude 3:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: II. Allemande 3:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: III. Courante 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: IV. Sarabande; Les agréments de la même Sarabande 4:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: V. Gavotte I alternativement 1:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: VI. Gavotte II ou la Musette 1:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808: VII. Gigue 3:25£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: I. Prélude 4:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: II. Allemande 3:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: III. Courante 1:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: IV. Sarabande 2:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: V. Menuet I 1:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: VI. Menuet II 2:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Suite No.4 in F Major, BWV 809: VII. Gigue 4:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: I. Prélude 5:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: II. Allemande 4:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: III. Courante 2:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: IV. Sarabande 2:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: V. Passepied I en Rondeau 1:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: VI. Passepied II 1:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Suite No.5 in E Minor, BWV 810: VII. Gigue 3:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: I. Prélude 9:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: II. Allemande 4:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: III. Courante 2:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: IV. Sarabande; Double 4:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: V. Gavotte I 1:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: VI. Gavotte II 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Suite No.6 in D Minor, BWV 811: VII. Gigue 4:03£0.69  Buy MP3 


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Whatever the elusive truth may be regarding the Englishness' of these 'Six Suittes avec leurs Preludes', there is no denying the imagination of the keyboard writing. Each Suite is headed by a Prelude of substantial proportions, followed by wonderfully varied dance movements, all perfectly suited to showcase the joyful brilliance of Richard Egarr's harpsichord skill. 'as a player I find personally the most pleasure in the earlier keyboard collections. The Toccatas, Well-Tempered Clavier s Book 1, Brandenburg 5 and the so-called English Suites seem to delight in purely physical keyboard pleasure and imagination that is often absent from the later works...This is a true cycle of pieces one of Bach s first and certainly one of his best. The care with which Bach has planned their path, and the skill in creating a musical journey to a most fearful place is astonishing. The way to redemption and salvation after this journey is perhaps shown by the key sequence of the Suites: A a g F e d. These six notes clearly describe the Chorale tune 'Jesu, meine Freude'. I recorded the Suites in order. I certainly felt that it helped me make the musical path clearer. My trusty Katzman harpsichord was a glorious partner, its quill plectra wonderfully flexible and responsive in giving life and colour to this most imaginative music.' Richard Egarr

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More excellent Bach from Egarr 5 April 2014
By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
A new recording of the English Suites is always welcome. They are among Bach's finest keyboard works, showing all his greatness in melody, counterpoint and expression of human emotion. Although they are performed somewhat less often than some of Bach's other works I think they are hugely enjoyable and satisfying. This is a fine recording of them.

Richard Egarr is a superb keyboard player with a deep understanding and love of Bach's music. It shows here as his rock-solid technique allows these pieces to flow without apparent effort, and also allows him to place his own interpretation on them. He is slightly rhythmically freer than Christophe Rousset or Angela Hewitt (two of my favourite interpretations) and quite liberal in his ornamentation. Both work very well in his hands, I think and, combined with a wonderful, rich sound from the harpsichord, produce a very enjoyable interpretation.

The recorded sound is excellent; some of the clunking of the harpsichord's internal workings is more prominent than some people may like, but the fabulous sound the engineers capture from the instrument makes this fade into insignificance for me.

How you get on with this set overall will depend upon your personal taste. I think I still marginally prefer Rousset's rather more formal approach, but if you want a harpsichord version of these great works you can't really go wrong here - it's great music excellently played by a real master. Warmly recommended.

(Rousset's recording is also well worth investigating: Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 /Rousset
and if you want a piano version, Angela Hewitt's brilliant interpretation is now part of a wonderful box set of all her solo Bach discs: Angela Hewitt plays Bach (Complete Solo Keyboard Recordings) )
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refereshing New Recording. 25 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This recording follows the performances given by Richasrd Egarr at the King's Place. I have found myself playing it again and again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NO!!! 5 Jun 2013
By Nuno Correia Mendes - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me start by saying I like Egarr very much. I really do! But I have to be honest, this is BAD! If you like the English Suites listen to Asperen or Leonhardt. And, this is not a matter of taste. Egarr's interpertation is just bad: unnecessarilly complex! The music is beautifull by itself. You do not have to add 20 mordents and trills for each bar.
5.0 out of 5 stars More excellent Bach from Egarr 5 April 2014
By Sid Nuncius - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A new recording of the English Suites is always welcome. They are among Bach's finest keyboard works, showing all his greatness in melody, counterpoint and expression of human emotion. Although they are performed somewhat less often than some of Bach's other works I think they are hugely enjoyable and satisfying. This is a fine recording of them.

Richard Egarr is a superb keyboard player with a deep understanding and love of Bach's music. It shows here as his rock-solid technique allows these pieces to flow without apparent effort, and also allows him to place his own interpretation on them. He is slightly rhythmically freer than Christophe Rousset or Angela Hewitt (two of my favourite interpretations) and quite liberal in his ornamentation. Both work very well in his hands, I think and, combined with a wonderful, rich sound from the harpsichord, produce a very enjoyable interpretation.

The recorded sound is excellent; some of the clunking of the harpsichord's internal workings are more prominent than some people may like, but the fabulous sound the engineers capture from the instrument makes this fade into insignificance for me.

How you get on with this set overall will depend upon your personal taste. I think I still marginally prefer Rousset's rather more formal approach, but if you want a harpsichord version of these great works you can't really go wrong here – it's great music excellently played by a real master. Warmly recommended.

(Rousset's recording is also well worth investigating: Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 /Rousset
and if you want a piano version, Angela Hewitt's brilliant interpretation is now part of a wonderful box set of all her solo Bach discs: Angela Hewitt plays Bach (Complete Solo Keyboard Recordings) )
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling performances 26 April 2013
By John J. Puccio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Bach (1685-1750) wrote his six keyboard suites, BWV 806-811, for harpsichord, which Richard Egarr plays on this splendid two-disc set from Harmonia Mundi. Egarr has been the conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music for most of the past decade, but he also continues making solo recordings like this one.

If you've heard any of Egarr's past work, whether conducting, playing solo, or in accompaniment, you know he favors lively rhythms and expressive phrasing. There is nothing genteel, sedate, or old fashioned about his Bach. The Suites bounce along with maximum zest, yet they never betray their essentially aristocratic origins. Egarr shows great imagination in his interpretations, which in the hands of a few other musicians I've heard can seem a lot alike.

Each suite begins with a substantial prelude (becoming longer and more complex as the suites go on), followed by six or seven dance movements--allemandes, courantes, gavottes, gigues, minuets, passepieds, and bourrees. While the melodies pour forth graciously from all the suites, it's the final three I favor most for their smoother, more-flowing lines. And it's No. 5 in E minor I like best of all for its noble heart and No. 6 in D minor for its sheer grandness and drama.

Most of all, though, it's Egarr's spirited presentations that make it all come alive. The performances and recording sparkle. However, be aware that a harpsichord is a fairly bright instrument compared to the mellowness of a modern piano. So, yes, the instrument can appear little zingy. Frankly, when played too loudly, the sound got on my nerves. But, then, that's just me; I've never cared overmuch for solo harpsichord playing, period. Heard at a normal, natural playback level for the instrument, though, Egarr's harpsichord sounds quite lifelike.

John J. Puccio
Classical Candor
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