This CD contains four of the Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, Books I and II; The English Suite #3 in G Minor, BWV 808; the Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964; and the Italian Concerto.
The English Suite #3 is staggering, the most electrifying performance I've ever heard of this wonderful piece: By comparison, Angela Hewitt, in her complete set of the English Suites, seems almost perfunctory. Murray Perahia's performance (on Sony) is very good. Unfortunately, this is the only one of the six English Suites that Tureck recorded that I know of. Sensational. In the Italian Concerto, it is a tossup between Tureck's performance here, and her performance in the double CD on Sony with Charles Rosen playing the Art of the Fugue as to which is better. The excerpts from the Well Tempered Clavier tempt one to want to hear Tureck in the complete WTC. (I bought her complete set on BBC after hearing much of Book II; it is wonderful.) The Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964 is good.
Tureck's Bach was legendary, and this CD is just one of four VAI CDs that demonstrate why her Bach was so special. The others are of the Goldberg Variations (VAIA 1029); Partitas 1,2 and 6 (VAIA 1050); and Rosalyn Tureck Plays Bach: the Great Solo Works, Volume 1 (VAIA 1040). Glenn Gould is said to have admired Tureck's Bach. While I am always on the lookout for fine Bach performers (Murray Perahia, Angela Hewitt, Martha Agerich, Piotr Anderszewski, among others), Rosalyn Tureck takes Bach to another level.
The sound quality is very good.