Such classic 80's recordings like this just don't go out of style for the classical music lover. Masterful compositions from a truly towering composer and performed with equisite period artistry make this still a highly desirable recording. The vibrant and enthusiastic moods Pinnock and the English Concert produce would probably make Bach quite proud. The sound quality is extremely clear, bright and bold. Compositions - 5 stars, Performance - 5 stars, Sound quality - 5 stars.
For those less into the period sound of the harpsichord, the recordings on piano by Muray Perhahia or Angela Hewitt are very desirable. Also fans of Pinnock should hear his recent and rather amazing recording of Bach's famous Partitas which most agree even eclipse his earlier recordings.