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J.S. Bach's Instrumental Works

Title

Description

Author/Webmaster

Music for Keyboard

J.S. Bach: Some Thoughts on the Performance of Bach's Keyboard Music

The writer tells us why one should feel no guilt in playing Bach on the piano

Albert Alan Owen

Meine Annäherung an Bach

Besprechung der Klavierzyklen. Kurze Auszüge aus dem unterhaltsamen Fachbuch von Michael Heise - nicht nur für Pianisten [German]

Michael Heisse

Sweet on Bach - Bach Clavier Concert

[English/Japanese]

Sweetpea

Welcome to www.Bach-JS.net

If you really love Bach's harpsichord compositions, you won't miss a visit at my website. I personally transcribed into MIDI a lot of sonatas. The website includes: Introduction, How To Play Bach's Music, What Means Being A Virtual Musician, Outstanding And Rare Music Files, The Listener's Impressions

Bruno de Giusti

     

French Suites BWV 812-817

J. S. Bach's 'French' Suites

Download the French Suites in Midi format

S. D. Rodrian

J.S. Bach interpretada pur el pianista argentino Gregorio Szames

French Suites in mpe format

Gregorio Szames

     

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

a+30+a'Goldberg Variations

This is a huge discography of every conceivable performance of this mighty work. Includes images of the disc covers as well as short reviews. Also has information about the many scores of this work which have been published

Yoshiro Shikata / Pooh

Music of Intellect – The Goldberg Variations

In depth commentaries of The Goldberg Variations and on The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1. This is a site for the technically minded. Has some nice quotes and interesting piano graphics. There are also Midi files

Imy Fujita

The Goldberg Variations

Contains analyses of this work from Tovey, Angela Hewitt, Yo tomita etc. Also contains an essay entitled 'In Search of Bach's Harpsichord'

Vance Makin

"Goldberg Variations" by J. S. Bach

Glenn Gould's notes to his 1956 recording of the Goldberg Variations [in Richard Geib's Universe]

Glenn Gould

Goldberg Variations - J. S. Bach - 32 Pianists

Read about the Goldberg Variations' performance where each variation was played by a different pianist

 

J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations for Classical Guitar

J.S. Bach's Acclaimed Goldberg Variations arranged for Classical Guitar by Lynn Harting-Ware. MP3 audio samples and information on the score and CD Forest Scenes containing her arrangemsnts

Lynn Harting-Ware

Glenn Gould's notes on the Goldberg Variations, 1955

In National Library of Canada Website

Glenn Gould

Some thoughts on the Goldberg Variations

In Sony Music Website

Murray Perahia

Canons of the Goldberg Variations

Analysis of the Goldberg Canons

Timothy A. Smith

The symmetrical binary principal

In Bach, Baroque & Beyond

Timothy A. Smith

Facsimile edition of the Goldberg Variations

On-line Book Review - Bach’s Clavier-Übungen
in facsimiles

Yo Tomita

Bach: Goldberg Variations

Essay, including reviews of some recordings

Jeremy Epstein

GV by Abram Bezuijen

 

Abram Bezuijen

GV by Audun Kayser

 

Audun Kayser

GV by Jory Vinikour

 

Jory Vinikour

GV by József Eötvös

On Guitar

József Eötvös

GV by Kurt Rodarmer

On Guitar (including audio samples)

Kurt Rodarmer

GV by Lynn Harting-Ware

On Guitar

Lynn Harting-Ware

GV by Tjako van Schie

 

Tjako van Schie

Goldberg Variations for keyboard, BWV 988

In All Classical (AMG)

John Keillor

     

Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846-893

J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (MIDI Files)

 

S.D. Rodian

Debby Lyttle's Home Page

A couple of short essays on the Well Tempered Clavier and Brandenburg Concertos

Debby Lyttle

Johann Sebastian Bach: the Well Tempered Tuning is Unequal

Technical essay, which instructs the reader about the correct harpsichord tuning for the Well Tempered Klavier

Dr. Herbert A. Kellner

The Variations Project

The full score of the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1

Indiana University School of Music

Bach, Well-tempered Clavier Bk 1, Part 1

Preludes and Fugues 1-13 from Book 1 of Bach's Well-tempered Clavier. MP3.com

John L. Grant

Bach, Well-tempered Clavier, Bk 1, Part 2

Preludes and fugues 14-24 from Book 1 of Bach's Well-tempered Clavier. MP3.com

John L. Grant

The Well Tempered Clavier BWV 846-869

[Bach 101 Website]

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

Music of Sacred Temperament

A Method for The Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach 2001 – A fiction

Imy Fujita

The Well Tempered Clavier

A Comment for The Well-Tempered Clavier - by Count Hermann Carl von Keyserlingk in 1744

Iori Fujita

Well-Tempered Clavier: analysis, scores, and digital sound

Interactive analyses of Bach fugues with complete scores synchronized with digital sound and hyperlinked commentary.

Tim Smith & and David Korevaar

J.S. Bach's Well-tempered Clavier

This website intends to provide input in developing practically applicable concepts to improve the understanding and interpretation of JS Bach's Well-tempered Clavier, whether one uses the piano, the harpsichord, organ, electronic keyboard, or any other instrument.

Philip Goeth

     

Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051

The Brandenburg Concertos.

Essay shows the allegorical meanings contained in the these concertos

Phillip Pickett

Milestones of the Millenium: Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos"

National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast offering an exploration of the Concertos

Lisa Simone

The Novelty of J.S. Bach's Orchestration in the Six Brandenburg Concerti

Short essay

Alex Lu

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046

In Bach 101 Website

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

In Bach 101 Website

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

In Bach 101 Website

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

     

Other Orchestral Works

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor

In Bach 101 Website

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major [N/A]

In Bach 101 Website

Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr

Another Doppel?:Bach's Violin Concertos

Contains Midis of Bach's Violin Concerto's

 

Aria de Jean-Sébastien Bach

An analysis of the Air from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068. Includes musical notation and MIDI files [French]

Didier Lonca

     

Music for Strings

Bach Plucked !

The Primary Resource of the Musik of Johann Sebastian Bach played on Baroque lute and Classical Guitar on the Net

Micael Stitt

Extraordinary Solo Cello Performance of Bach's Suites in Australia

Review of a concert of the Cello Suites given by Peter Wispelway (in WSWS Website)

Adrian Falk

Interpretational Angst and the Bach Cello Suites.

The writer calls for a hybrid approach(somewhere between 'authenticity' and Casals etc.in performing the Suites

Tim Janoff

Music Essay: Analyses of Bach's Allemande

Analysis of the allemande of Bach's English Suite No. 3 in D Minor

Ioannides Nikolaos

Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin

RealAudio files (one minute excerpts) of each piece in all six suites

Juan Carlos Garelli

Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Cello

RealAudio files (one minute excerpts) of each piece in all six suites

Juan Carlos Garelli

Bach for Guitar

Guitar transcriptions of many J.S. Bach’s works

Alan Melvin

     

Music for Organ

James Kibbie - International Concert and Recording Artist

Site featuring James Kibbie, Professor of Organ, The University of Michigan. Contains useful programme notes for 18 of Kibbie's Bach organ recitals

Various

OrganFocus.com Feature: J.S. Bach and the Organ - Some Neglected Threads

Lecture concentrates on the elusive search for the 'right organs' to play Bach's music on. This site also contains a comprehensive world-wide listing of forthcoming Bach organ events

Stephen Bicknell

Organ Works from Johann Sebastian Bach

Excellent recordings of the Marbella Organ in Spain

Patty Baumer

BACHorgan

A website dedicated to building a community of people who love the pipe organ music of J.S. Bach

Dan Long

Neumeister Collection of Chorale Preludes of the Bach Circle

An Examination of the Chorale Preludes of J.S. Bach and Their Usage as Service Music and Pedagogical Works [Louisiana State University]

Sara Ann Jones

Trancriptions for Organ of Works by J.S. Bach

Download organ transcriptions of works by J. S. Bach; about this project; short descriptions of the works

Peter Baekgaard

Recordings of Bach Organ Works

Comments on Recordings of Bach Organ Works

Joel Warren Lidz

     

Die Kunst der Fuge / The Art of Fugue BWV 1080

The Art of Fugue

A long essay, including: Did Bach intend Art of Fugue to be his "last will and testament"? Did Bach really leave Art of Fugue unfinished? Did Bach intend Art of Fugue to be performed? Is Art of Fugue a keyboard work? Resources: Discography, Web Sites, and Further Reading

Pipe Dreams

The Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach

An in-depth analysis of Bach's canons and fugues, including an extended section on the Art of Fugue

Timothy A. Smith

Introduction to the Art of Fugue

An essay, including: Significance; Compositional History; Large Scale Form of the Cycle; The Subject and its Transformations

Timothy A. Smith

Die Kunst der Fuge

Bachinterpretation, Instrumentation, Aufführungspraxis, mp3-Hörbeispiele [German]

Bernd Müller-Bohn

Die Kunst der Fuge (Art of the Fugue), BWV 1080

In All Classical (AMG)

John Keillor

Art of Fugue

In J.S. Bach Midi Page [Bach Central]

Hylke Tromp

AOF by Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Review of the recording [The Flying Inkpot]

Johann D'Souza

AOF by Colm Carey

Played on Organ

 

The Art of Fugue - Elizabeth Harington

These folded prints are a complex evolving platform like a stage to experience the changes of a single musical theme

Elizabeth Harington

Bach's Art of Fugue, performed by Phantasm

Review of the recording

Bernard D. Sherman

J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue: An Enigma Resolved

Essay

F. David Peat

J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080

Background and review of some key recordings

Bibefran.com

Dave's JS Bach Page - MIDI Files - The Art of Fugue

MIDI files

David J. Grossman

AOF by Delmé Quartet

Arranged by Robert Simpson [Hyperion]

 

Kunst der Fugue

This site is intended as a point of reference for all those who love the high musical and artistic form of the Fugue. In future we will add many more dates, columns, analyses, examples and also themes of fugues … apart from MIDI files and – maybe later on – also real sound files

Alessandro G. Simonetto

Die Kunst der Fuge - how small a thought it takes to fill a whole life

A brand new page which is completely dedicated to Die Kunst der Fuge. Its main content will be many many reviews (or rather descriptions) of records from my collection, and several essays, pictures, links and anything that is interesting enough

Thomas Radleff & Melita Ivkovic

12 Teppiche aus Bäumen für Johann Sebastian Bach

nach der Komposition "Kunst der Fuge" von J. S. Bach

Willi & Inga Schnekenburger

     

Transcriptions for Orchestra

Leopold Stokowski: Making Music Matter

Features audio of Stokowski talking about his Bach transcriptions

Marjorie Hassen

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