This is an excellent recording. I agree with Stokowski - Bach was the first romantic composer. There is lyricism galore in his music, as well as great inventiveness. The "great" Fantasia and Fugue in G minor is the opener on this album. It's also my favourite track. The BBC Philharmonic play it to perfection (proof that that over-inflated corporation can produce something worthwhile, as opposed to that rubbish "The Voice" and "Strictly Come Dancing"). Bamert is a very sensitive conductor, and he guides the players along like a maestro should. However, both these volumes only amount to 28 tracks. Stokowski transcribed 37 (at least) of Bach's works There is room for another volume!
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