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  • Performer: András Schiff
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (11 Nov. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00000IP73
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1

  1. 15 Two-Part Inventions: I. C, BWV 772a
  2. 15 Two-Part Inventions: II. c, BWV 773
  3. 15 Two-Part Inventions: III. D, BWV 774
  4. 15 Two-Part Inventions: IV. d, BWV 775
  5. 15 Two-Part Inventions: V. E flat, BWV 776
  6. 15 Two-Part Inventions: VI. E, BWV 777
  7. 15 Two-Part Inventions: VII. e, BWV 778
  8. 15 Two-Part Inventions: VIII. F, BWV 779
  9. 15 Two-Part Inventions: IX. f, BWV 780
  10. 15 Two-Part Inventions: X. G, BWV 781
  11. 15 Two-Part Inventions: XI. g, BWV 782
  12. 15 Two-Part Inventions: XII. A, BWV 783
  13. 15 Two-Part Inventions: XIII. a, BWV 784
  14. 15 Two-Part Inventions: XIV. B flat, BWV 785
  15. 15 Two-Part Inventions: XV. b, BWV 786
  16. 15 Three-Part Inventions: I. C, BWV 787
  17. 15 Three-Part Inventions: II. c, BWV 788
  18. 15 Three-Part Inventions: III. D, BWV 789
  19. 15 Three-Part Inventions: IV. d, BWV 790
  20. 15 Three-Part Inventions: V. E flat, BWV 791
  21. 15 Three-Part Inventions: VI. E, BWV 792
  22. 15 Three-Part Inventions: VII. e, BWV 793
  23. 15 Three-Part Inventions: VIII. F, BWV 794
  24. 15 Three-Part Inventions: IX. f, BWV 795
  25. 15 Three-Part Inventions: X. G, BWV 796
  26. 15 Three-Part Inventions: XI. g, BWV 797
  27. 15 Three-Part Inventions: XII. A, BWV 798
  28. 15 Three-Part Inventions: XIII. a, BWV 799
  29. 15 Three-Part Inventions: XIV. B flat, BWV 800
  30. 15 Three-Part Inventions: XV. b, BWV 801
  31. 4 Duets: I. e, BWV 802
  32. 4 Duets: II. F, BWV 803
  33. 4 Duets: III. G, BWV 804
  34. 4 Duets: IV. a, BWV 805
  35. Chromatic Fant & Fugue, BWV 903

Disc: 2

  1. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: I. Prld
  2. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: II. Allemande
  3. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: III. Courante I
  4. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: IV. Courante II Avex Deux Doubles
  5. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: V. Sarabande
  6. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: VI. Bourree I-Bourree II
  7. English Ste No.1 in A, BWV 806: VII. Gigue
  8. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: I. Prld
  9. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: II. Allemande
  10. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: III. Courante
  11. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: IV. Sarabande Et Les Agrements De La Meme Sarabande
  12. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: V. Bourree I Alternativement-Bourree II
  13. English Ste No.2 in a, BWV 807: VI. Gigue
  14. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: I. Prld
  15. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: II. Allemande
  16. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: III. Courante
  17. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: IV. Sarabande Et Les Agrements De La Meme Sarabande
  18. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: V. Gavotte I Alternativement-Gavotte II (Ou La Musette)
  19. English Ste No.3 in g, BWV 808: VI. Gigue

Disc: 3

  1. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: I. Prld
  2. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: II. Allemande
  3. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: III. Courante
  4. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: IV. Sarabande
  5. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: V. Menuet I-Menuet II
  6. English Ste No.4 in F, BWV 809: VI. Gigue
  7. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: I. Prld
  8. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: II. Allemande
  9. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: III. Courante
  10. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: IV. Sarabande
  11. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: V. Passepied I En Rondeau-Passepied II
  12. English Ste No.5 in e, BWV 810: VI. Gigue
  13. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: I. Prld
  14. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: II. Allemande
  15. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: III. Courante
  16. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: IV. Sarabande-Double
  17. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: V. Gavotte I-Gavotte II
  18. English Ste No.6 in d, BWV 811: VI. Gigue

Disc: 4

  1. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: I. Allemande
  2. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: II. Courante
  3. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: III. Sarabande
  4. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: IV. Menuet I
  5. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: V. Menuet II
  6. French Ste No.1 in d, BWV 812: VI. Gigue
  7. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: I. Allemande
  8. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: II. Courante
  9. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: III. Sarabande
  10. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: IV. Air
  11. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: V. Menuet I
  12. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: VI. Menuet II
  13. French Ste No.2 in c, BWV 813: VII. Gigue
  14. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: I. Allemande
  15. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: II. Courante
  16. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: III. Sarabande
  17. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: IV. Anglaise
  18. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: V. Menuet-Trio
  19. French Ste No.3 in b, BWV 814: VI. Gigue
  20. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: I. Allemande
  21. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: II. Courante
  22. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: III. Sarabande
  23. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: IV. Gavotte
  24. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: V. Air
  25. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: VI. Menuet
  26. French Ste No.4 in E flat, BWV 815: VII. Gigue

Disc: 5

  1. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: I. Allemande
  2. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: II. Courante
  3. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: III. Sarabande
  4. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: IV. Gavotte
  5. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: V. Bourree
  6. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: VI. Loure
  7. French Ste No.5 in G, BWV 816: VII. Gigue
  8. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: I. Allemande
  9. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: II. Courante
  10. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: III. Sarabande
  11. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: IV. Gavotte
  12. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: V. Polonaise
  13. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: VI. Menuet
  14. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: VII. Bourree
  15. French Ste No.6 in E, BWV 817: VIII. Gigue
  16. Italian Con in F, BWV 971: I. (Allegro)
  17. Italian Con in F, BWV 971: II. Andante
  18. Italian Con in F, BWV 971: III. Presto
  19. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: I. Ov
  20. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: II. Courante
  21. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: III. Gavotte I-Gavotte II
  22. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: IV. Passepied I-Passepied II
  23. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: V. Sarabande
  24. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: VI. Bourree I-Bourree II
  25. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: VII. Gigue
  26. French Ov (Partita) in b, BWV 831: VIII. Echo

Disc: 6

  1. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: I. Prld
  2. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: III. Corrente
  4. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande
  5. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: V. Menuet I
  6. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: VI. Menuet II
  7. Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825: VII. Gigue
  8. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: I. Sym
  9. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: II. Allemande
  10. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: III. Courante
  11. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: IV. Sarabande
  12. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: V. Rondeau
  13. Partita No.2 in c, BWV 826: VI. Capriccio
  14. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: I. Toccata
  15. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: II. Allemande
  16. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: III. Corrente-Air
  17. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: IV. Sarabande
  18. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: V. Tempo Di Gavotta
  19. Partita No.6 in e, BWV 830: VI. Gigue

Disc: 7

  1. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: I. Fant
  2. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: III. Corrente
  4. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: IV. Sarabande-Burlesca
  5. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: V. Scherzo
  6. Partita No.3 in a, BWV 827: VI. Gigue
  7. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: I. Ov
  8. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: II. Allemande
  9. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: III. Courante
  10. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: IV. Aria
  11. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: V. Sarabande
  12. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: VI. Menuet
  13. Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828: VII. Gigue
  14. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: I. Praeambulum
  15. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: II. Allemande
  16. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: III. Corrente
  17. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: IV. Sarabande
  18. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: V. Tempo Di Minuetto
  19. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: VI. Passepied
  20. Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829: VII. Gigue

Disc: 8

  1. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: I. C, BWV 846
  2. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: II. c, BWV 847
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: III. C #, BWV 848
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: IV. c #, BWV 849
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: V. D, BWV 850
  6. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: VI. d, BWV 851
  7. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: VII. E flat, BWV 852
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: VIII. e flat/d #, BWV 853
  9. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: IX. E, BWV 854
  10. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: X. e, BWV 855
  11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XI. F, BWV 856
  12. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XII. f, BWV 857

Disc: 9

  1. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XIII. F #, BWV 858
  2. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XIV. f #, BWV 859
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XV. G, BWV 860
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XVI. g, BWV 861
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XVII. A flat, BWV 862
  6. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XVIII. g #, BWV 863
  7. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XIX. A, BWV 864
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XX. a, BWV 865
  9. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XXI. B flat, BWV 866
  10. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XXII. b flat, BWV 867
  11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XXIII. B, BWV 868
  12. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Preludes & Fugues: XXIV. b, BWV 869

Disc: 10

  1. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: I. C, BWV 870
  2. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: II. c, BWV 871
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: III. C #, BWV 872
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: IV. c #, BWV 873
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: V. D, BWV 874
  6. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: VI. d, BWV 875
  7. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: VII. E flat, BWV 876
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: VIII. d #, BWV 877
  9. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: IX. E, BWV 878
  10. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: X. e, BWV 879
  11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XI. F, BWV 880
  12. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XII. f, BWV 881
  13. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XIII. F #, BWV 882

Disc: 11

  1. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XIV. f #, BWV 883
  2. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XV. G, BWV 884
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XVI. g, BWV 885
  4. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XVII. A flat, BWV 886
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XVIII. g #, BWV 887
  6. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XIX. A, BWV 888
  7. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XX. a, BWV 889
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XXI. B flat, BWV 890
  9. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XXII. b flat, BWV 891
  10. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XXIII. B, BWV 892
  11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Preludes & Fugues: XXIV. b, BWV 893

Disc: 12

  1. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Aria/Var 1./Var 2./Var 3. Canone All'Unisono/Var 4./Var5.
  2. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Var 6. Canone Alla Seconda/Var 7./Var 8./Var 9. Canone Alla Terza...
  3. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Var 11./Var 12. Canone Alla Quarta/Var 13./Var 14./Var 15...
  4. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Var 16. Ov/Var 17./Var 18. Canone Alla Sexta/Var 19./Var 20.
  5. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Var 21. Canone Alla Settima/Var 22./Var 23./Var 24. Canone All'Ottava...
  6. The Goldberg Vars, BWV 988: Var 26./Var 27. Canone Alla Nona/Var 28./Var 29./Var 30. Quodlibet/Aria

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Schiff surely ranks as one of the great interpreters of Bach on the modern piano. This CD offers a fine selection of Schiff's Bach recordings for Decca (the Italian Concerto and French Ouverture also available on the earlier French Suites recording) and the Four Duets and Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue (recorded in the 1980s but previously unreleased). The quality of Schiff's Bach, elegantly showcased in this recording, is its natural fluency and its infectuous lilting quality. In this respect his playing is the antithesis of Gould's austerity. Schiff's Italian Concerto sparkles - alongside Angela Hewitt's 2001 recording for Hyperion it is one of the most attractive recordings of this piece. The French Ouverture is by turns sombre and playful. If the Chromatic Fantasia itself sometimes seems a little underpowered, then the following fugue is breathtaking in its clarity of voice and its rhythmic drive. The Four Duets are well played: if Schiff is sometimes a little too indulgent with his rubato (take No. 3), their dance-like quality is enough to win any listener over.
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This is a fantastic box of cds. The English and French suites are so amazing. Andras Schiff plays the pieces with a feeling of total musicality and freedom. Considering the lack of one single satisfying recording of these pieces on the harpsichord, there is no reason to look any further or to question the use of a modern piano. The character in which A. Schiff plays these works makes it a total joy to hear. I have also heard the Glenn Gould recordings of the same works, I would prefer his recording of the Wohltemperierte Klavier because of his faster tempi, especially in the fugas. But for the other pieces, this recording is superior. Trust me, buy this set and you are guaranteed hours of listening pleasure. This is maybe the most incredible music ever written!!
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Andras Schiff's Bach is self recommending. But I find it outrageous for the box to be sold at more than 170 GB when it is available at slightly more than 23 GBP at

Sämtliche Grossen Werke für Klavier Solo

The music is the same, only the packaging is different.
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Clearly 5 stars. Schiff handles some of Bach's most mind blowing work in a reflective and sensitive way.
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Boy did I hit the hard drugs and booze, the buckets of KFC and the women of easy virtue when this box came into my life. It was bender-central. At the time I thought it was a coincidence. Overnight I went from being a hard working corporate flunkey to a dero on the streets, mooching for spare coins or cheap love. Fleas befriended me. Many a night I slept under the railroad bridge because I did not want to return home. The days were spent in the park humming contrapuntal motifs from the Two Part Inventions as played primly by Andras Schiff. I wanted to marry someone called Anna. Come Sunday, I would prowl the city looking for any church called St Thomas'. Much to my alarm, I was being magnetically drawn to organ lofts. One day I lurched past an Italian restaurant where someone was serenading the patrons with excerpts from La Boheme - it razzed me up. Worst of all, one morning I woke up to discover that I had grown a bushy beard down to my wanger.

That moment was a revelation; the Hound of the Baskervilles could not have been any clearer: I was being transformed into an SBL (Smug Bach Lover).

I sought assistance immediately. The local church was running an SBL Self-Help group. I became its most enthusiastic participant. "To get you back on the tracks," my counsellor intoned, "we need to understand the train-wreck." I told him about the Schiff. He wiped his forehead in relief. "Well at least it is not Glenn Ghoul, sorry, Gould - he's entombed more people than Colonel Sanders. But why on earth did you go near Schiff? He is just so mesmerizingly boring. There's Kempff in the Goldberg; Richter in the Well Tempered Clavier; Hewitt in the rest. We are the sum total of our choices. You knowingly allowed Schiff into your life. What are you going to do about it?
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