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Bob van Asperen
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Videos & DVD's
Box Sets
Recordings of Vocal Works

Bob van Asperen - Short Biography

Review: Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias
Review: A Terrific Trio of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier
Discussions: Toccatas BWV 910-916 - played by Bob van Asperen
Comparative Review: Bach's Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Comparative Review: Bach’s Sonatas for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord (3 Parts)

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

Bob van Asperen: Harpsichord Recital

Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912 [10:21]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

EMI Classics

Apr 1989

CD / TT: 58:59

Recorded at Bennebroek, Holland.
1st recording of Toccata No. 3 BWV 912 by B.v. Asperen.
Discussions: Toccatas BWV 910-911 - played by Bob van Asperen
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K-10

J.S. Bach: Toccatas · Toccaten BWV 910-916

Toccatas BWV 910-916 [8:05, 12:29, 10:44, 12:29, 6:22, 8:29, 10:07]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord) [ Christian Zeller, 1728, Hamburg]

EMI Records CDC7-54081-2

Feb 1990

CD / TT: 68:45

Recorded at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.
2nd recording of Toccata No. 3 BWV 912 by B.v. Asperen.
1st recording of Toccatas 1-2 & 3-7 BWV 910-911 & 913-916 by B.v. Asperen.
Included in Box Set [B-9]
Discussions: Toccatas BWV 910-911 - played by Bob van Asperen.
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K-2

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 [121:11]
WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 [142:53]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Virgin Classics

1989-1990

4-CD / TT: 264:04

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K-3

The Harpsichord in the Netherlands

Sonata in A minor (after J.A. Reinken), BWV 965 [23:15]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Sony Classical

Jun 1990

CD / TT: 74:28

Recorded at the Orangerie of the Castle of Velen, Germany.
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K-4

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [79:14 / 79:30]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

EMI Classics 542092

Jul 9-12, 1990

CD / TT: 79:30

Recorded at Schloss Charlottenberg, Berlin, Germany.

K-5

Bach: Toccatas BWV 910-916

Toccatas BWV 910-916 [10:17, 10:03, 10:46, 12:37, 6:04, 8:22, 7:59]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Teldec

Mar-Apr 1999

CD / TT: 66:08

Recorded at Schloß Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany.
3rd recording of Toccata No. 3 BWV 912 by B.v. Asperen.
2nd recording of Toccatas 1-2 & 3-7 BWV 910-911 & 913-916 by B.v. Asperen.
Included in Box Sets [B-4], [B-5], [B-6].
Discussions: Toccatas BWV 910-916 - played by Bob van Asperen
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K-6

Bach: English Suites 1-2-3, BWV 806-808


English Suites Nos. 1-3 BWV 806-808 [25:02, 22:41, 19:09]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Brilliant Classics

Sep 1999

CD / TT: 66:52

Recorded at Maria Minor, Utrect, Holland. Included in Box Set [B-7].
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K-7

Bach: English Suites 4-5-6, BWV 809-811


English Suites Nos. 4-6 BWV 809-811 21:21, 21:43, 29:41]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Brilliant Classics

Nov 1999

CD / TT: 72:45

Recorded at Maria Minor, Utrect, Holland. Included in Box Set [B-7].
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K-8

Lessons with Bach: Complete Inventions · Complete Sinfonias · Little Preludes

Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 [24:17]
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 [30:12]
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 895 [4:14]
Six Little Preludes BWV 933-938 [1:49, 2:26, 1:54, 2:42, 1:54, 2:42]
Five Little Preludes BWV 939-940 [0:38, 0:53]
Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 [2:05]
Prelude for lute in C minor, BWV 999 [2:03]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Aeolus

Sep 1999

CD / TT: 77:49

Recorded at Doopsgezindekerk, Haarlem, Holland.
Review: Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias
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K-9

J.S. Bach: Suites pour le Clavessin - The French Suites

French Suites BWV 812-817 [14:03, 10:29, 13:06, 14:07, 13:35, 12:42]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Aeolus

Aug 2003

SACD / TT: 78:02

Recorded at Kartäuskirche, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany.
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Recordings of Chamber Works

H-1

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba BWV 1027-1029; J.C.F. Bach: Sonata in A [H-1]

Sonatas for viola da gamba & harpsichord BWV 1027-1029 [12:29, 12:58, 13:43]

Anner Bylsma (Violoncello Piccolo); Bob van Asperen (Organ)

Sony Classical Vivarte

May 1990

CD / TT: 51:18 / 51:22

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, the Netherlands.
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H-2

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 1 [H-2]

Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 [13:25]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015 [14:06]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 [15:51]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017 [17:31]

Lucy van Dael (Violin); Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Naxos 8.554614

Mar 22-24, 1999
Oct 11-13, 1999 [BWV 1017]

CD / TT: 61:09
MP3 / TT: 61:07

Recorded at St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London, England.
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H-3

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 2 [H-3]

 

Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 [17:46]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G major, BWV 1019 [15:29]

Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G major, BWV 1019: Alternatives Mvt. 3 [5:33], Mvt. 4 [1:58], Mvt. 5 [2:12], BWV 1019a: Mvt. 3 [6:02]

Lucy van Dael (Violin); Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Naxos 8.554783

Mar 22-24, 1999
Oct 11-13, 1999 [BWV 1019]

CD / TT: 49:14
MP3 / TT: 49:12

Recorded at St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London, England.
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Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

J.S. Bach: Triple Concerto, BWV 1044; Double Concerto, BWV 1060R; Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1052

 

1. Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor ("Triple"), BWV 1044 [23:12]
2. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 [23:04]
3. Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1060R [14:27]

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Collegium Aureum

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Barthold Kuijken (Flute); Franz Josef Maier (Violin)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Apr 1976

CD / TT: 60:43

Recorded at Schloss Schwetzingen, Germany. Other works: without B.v. Asperen.
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O-2

Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos, Vol. 1: Nos. 1, 2 & 3 [O-1]
Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos [B-1]

 
 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 [21:39]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 [12:18]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 [10:54]

Gustav Leonhardt

Instrumental Ensemble

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin); Wieland Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Lucy van Dael (Baroque Violin), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin), Sigiswald Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Frans Brüggen (Recorder)

Seon - Sony

Jul 1976 [3]
Dec 1976 [1]
Jun 1977 [2]

CD / TT: 44:51

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Holland [1, 3], Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem, Holland [2].
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O-3

Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos, Vol. 2: Nos. 4, 5 & 6 [O-2]
Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos [B-1]

 
 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 [15:36]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 [21:27]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 [17:43]

Gustav Leonhardt

Instrumental Ensemble

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin); Wieland Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Lucy van Dael (Baroque Violin), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin), Sigiswald Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Frans Brüggen (Recorder)

Seon - Sony

Jan 1976 [5]
Jul 1976 [6]
Mar 1977 [4]

CD / TT: 54:46

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, Holland [5, 6], Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem, Holland [4].
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O-4

J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerti Vol. 1

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 [22:24]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053 [20:37]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054 [16:31]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord);

EMI Classics

Dec 1991

CD / TT: 59:32

Recorded at Church of Maria Minor, Utrect, Holland. Included in Box Set [B-2].
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O-5

J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerti Vol. 2

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055 [13:36]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 [9:20]
Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057 [15:28]
Concertofor harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 [12:57]
Concerto for harpsichord, oboe, strings & continuo No. 8 in D minor, BWV 1059 [10:19]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord);

EMI Classics

Oct 1992

CD / TT: 61:40

Recorded at Church of Maria Minor, Utrect, Holland. Included in Box Set [B-2].
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O-6

J.S. Bach: Concertos for 2 Harpsichords

 

1. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1060 [14:16]
2. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C major, BWV 1061 [18:11]
3. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1062 [14:46]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)

Virgin Veritas

Dec 1993

CD / TT: 47:13

Recorded at Waalsche Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland. Included in Box Sets [B-2], [B-3].
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O-7

J.S. Bach: Concertos for 3 & 4 Harpsichords

 

1. Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 [6:57]
2. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:35]
3. Concerto for 3 harpsichords, strings & continuo in D minor, BWV 1063 [14:26]
4. Concerto for 3 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C major, BWV 1064 [17:07]
5. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor, BWV 1065 [10:17]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord) [All]; Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord) [5]; Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord) [3-4]; Marcelo Bussi (Harpsichord) [5]; Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord) [3-5]

Virgin Veritas

Dec 1994

CD / TT: 61:22

Recorded at Waalsche Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland. Included in Box Sets [B-2], [B-3].
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O-8

J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-3: Triplekonzert

Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor ("Triple"), BWV 1044 [20:48]

Helmut Winschermann

Deutsche Bachsolisten

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Rainer Kussmaul (Violin); Paul Meisen (Flute)

Laserlight

?

CD / TT: 65:57

Included in Box Set [B-8].
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Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue

A-1

J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge - The Art of the Fugue

Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 []

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord); Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Jun 1969

CD / TT: 80:01

Recorded at Schloß Kirchheim, Cedernsaal, Germany.
2nd recording of Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 by G. Leonhardt. 
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Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

Bach: Ciaccona

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 [19:49]
Sonata in D minor (after BWV 1003), BWV 964 [19:14]
Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 [19:04]
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciaccona [11:47]
transcribed by Bob van Asperen

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Aeolus

Feb 2000

CD / TT: 69:54

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, Holland.
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Videos & DVD's

V-1

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Excerpts from BWV 205, BWV 82, BWV 42, BWV 140, BWV 244

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

Choir & Orchestra ?

Actors:
Gustav Leonhardt (Johann Sebastian Bach); Christiane Lang (Anna Magdalena Bach); Paolo Carlini (Hölzel); Ernst Castelli (Steger); Hans-Peter Boye (Born); Joachim Wolff (Rector); Rainer Kirchner (Superintendent); Eckart Bruntjen (Prefect Kittler); Walter Peters (Prefect Krause); Kathrien Leonhard (Catherina Dorothea Bach); Anja Fahrmann (Regine Susanna Bach); Katja Drewanz (Christine Sophie Henrietta Bach); Bob van Asperen (Johann Elias Bach); Andreas Pangritz (Wilhelm Friedemann Bach); Bernd Weikl (Singer in BWV 205); Wolfgang Schöne (Singer in BWV 82); Karl-Heinz Lampe (Singer in BWV 42); Bernhard Wehle (Treble Voice in BWV 140); Christa Degler (Anna Magdalena Bach in BWV 244); Karl-Heinz Klein (Bass Voice in BWV 140); Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Prince of Anhalt-Cöthen)

New Yorker Films

1967

DVD / TT: ~ :00

Plot Synopsis: A chronicle of J.S. Bach's life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions.
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Box Sets

B-1

Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos [B-1]

 

Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 [21:39, 12:18, 10:54, 15:36, 21:27, 17:43]

Gustav Leonhardt

Instrumental Ensemble

Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin); Wieland Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Lucy van Dael (Baroque Violin), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord); Anner Bylsma (Baroque Violin), Sigiswald Kuijken (Baroque Violin); Frans Brüggen (Recorder)

Philips - Seon

Jan 1976 [5]
Jul 1976 [3, 6]
Dec 1976 [1]
Mar 1977 [4]
Jun 1977 [2]

2-CD / TT: 99:37

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands [1, 3, 5, 6], Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands [2, 4].
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B-2

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos [Box Set]

Includes: [O-4], [O-5], [O-6], [O-7]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

V/A including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Virgin

1991-1994

4-CD / TT: 229:48

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B-3

J.S. Bach: Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Harpsichords [Box Set]

Includes: [O-6], [O-7]

Bob van Asperen

Melante Amsterdam

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Virgin Veritas

1993-1994

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalsche Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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B-4

Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition [Box Set]

 

Includes: [K-5]

V/A

V/A

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Teldec

1999

170-CD

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B-5

Bach 2000 Light: The Complete Bach Edition (without Sacred Cantatas) [Box Set]

Includes: [K-5]

V/A

V/A

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Teledc

1999

110-CD

Buy this album at: Amazon.com [Box Set]

B-6

Bach 2000 Vol. 10: Keyboard Works 2 [Box Set]

Includes: [K-5]

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Teldec

1999

12-CD

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B-7

Bach Edition Vol. 13 - Keyboard Works Vol. 2 [Box Set]

Includes: [K-6], [K-7]

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Brilliant Classics

1999

12-CD

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B-8

Bach: Masterpieces [Box Set]

Includes: [O-8]

V/A

V/A

V/A, including Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Laserlight

?

5-CD

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B-9

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier; Toccatas; Goldberg Variations

Includes: [K-2], [K-4], [K-5], [K-10]

Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)

Virgin Classics 6025192
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1989-1999

6-CD / TT: 408:40
MP3 / TT: 408:41

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - October 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Karl Loog, Toronto (August 2014)

Bob van Asperen: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews Instrumental Recordings:
Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias | A Terrific Trio of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
Toccatas BWV 910-916 - played by Bob van Asperen

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