Walter Gieseking: Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

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Walter Gieseking: Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Walter Gieseking (piano) / Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 7 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Walter Gieseking's Bach interpretations have long been celebrated and are still praised as being modern and contemporary. His legendary 1950 broadcasts, later released on the Heliodor label, included many of Bach's important works such as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Partitas and Inventions. For the first time, Deutsche Grammophon presents all these recordings, newly remastered, in one original jackets collection.

A 7-CD original-jackets collection, newly remastered presenting all of Walter Gieseking's 1950 Bach broadcasts for Radio Saarbrücken.

A number of these recordings have their first-ever CD release on Deutsche Grammophon or their first international release on Deutsche Grammophon.

Includes a bonus recording of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Wilhelm Furtwängler (1948).

40-page booklet with new liner notes by Gieseking scholar Frank R. Latino, previously unpublished photographs and excerpts from Walter Gieseking's autobiography presenting his ideas on interpreting Bach.

'His tone is attractive (warmed by a little pedal) and subtly nuanced, his phrasing is musicianly, he gives the fugues (often long, in this book) control and cohesion; there is gentleness in the E flat major Prelude and lightness in that in G major.' Gramophone


Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV826
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV827
Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV828
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV829
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV830
French Overture in B minor, BWV831
Toccata in C minor, BWV911
Prelude And Fugues (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I,
Prelude And Fugues (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II.
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903
Fantasia in C minor, BWV906
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV992
9 Kleine Präludien, BWV 924-932 [excerpts]
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV999
Six Little Preludes, BWV933-938 [excerpts]
Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786
Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54