or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Meganet France Add to Cart
£7.62
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Bach, Js : English & French Suites Nos 5 & 6 - Apex

Alan Curtis Audio CD

Price: £7.83 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 14 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Amazon's Alan Curtis Store

Music

Image of album by Alan Curtis

Photos

Image of Alan Curtis
Visit Amazon's Alan Curtis Store
for 44 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend £30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for £24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Product details


1. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : I Prélude"
2. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : II Allemande"
3. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : III Courante"
4. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : IV Sarabande"
5. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : V Passepied 1 & 2"
6. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.5 in E minor BWV810 : VI Gigue"
7. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : I Allemande"
8. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : II Courante"
9. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : III Sarabande"
10. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : IV Gavotte"
11. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : V Bourrée"
12. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : VI Loure"
13. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.5 in G major BWV816 : VII Gigue"
14. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : I Prélude"
15. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : II Allemande"
16. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : III Courante"
17. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : IV Sarabande"
18. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : V Gavotte 1 & 2"
19. "Bach, JS : English Suite No.6 in D minor BWV811 : VI Gigue"
20. "Bach, JS : French Suite No.6 in E major BWV817 : I Allemande"
See all 27 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent English Suites 5/6 by Alan Curtis 3 April 2014
By marcabru - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Alan Curtis is perhaps best known now for his conducting of Baroque operas. In the earlier part of his career though he was a specialist in Baroque harpsichord music, He recorded a set of Francois Couperin's Suites for the Vox label. This performance of the English Suites was issued by Teldec in 1980. Curtis has always shown a gift for lyrical phrasing and he is well suited stylistically to play these fairly early Suites by Bach.

The English Suites of course are not English. Actually they are modeled after the French suites of the day in the inclusion of a prelude as well as the customary dance forms.
The English Suites have a delightful melodic impulse also seen in the early Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother and are not as serious in tone as the later Partitas or even the French Suites. Thus the more serious Leonhardt performance while technically brilliant rather misses the spirit apart from the questionable lack of repeats. Curtis has the measure of these works technically but is not afraid to go with the melodic flow and open up a bit. He is extremely well recorded. The harpsichord has a pleasant full bodied tone, neither boomy or tinkly. Although this issue also includes the French Suites they cannot be recommended due to the lack of repeats. They seem like a tacked on effort to the stellar English Suites. I also recommend the English Suites performed by Christianne Jaccottet. If one is seeking a slightly more reserved performance, then the version by Helmut Walcha should satisfy.

NB: Warner (which inherited various bits and pieces of the former classical labels' catalogs) has reissued Curtis' complete English Suites on 3 separately sold CDs for reasons known only to themselves.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback