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Walter Gieseking
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Recordings of Vocal Works

Walter Gieseking - Short Biography

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

Gieseking: Private & Family Archival Recordings, 1924-1945

WTC I: Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C#

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Arbiter Records

1925

CD / TT:

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K-2

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1. French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 []
2. Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 []
3. Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 []

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Toshiba TOCE-11511

1923-1925 [2-3]; 1930's (?) [1]

CD / TT:

1st recording of French Suite No. 5 BWV 816 by W. Gieseking.
1st recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by W. Gieseking.
1st recording of Partita No. 6 BWV 830 by W. Gieseking.

K-3

Gieseking: A Retrospective, Vol. 1

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (only Prelude, Sarabande, Menuet 1/2, Gigue) [8:26]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Pearl GEMM 9930

Sep 10, 1934

CD / TT: 78:05

Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
2nd recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by W. Gieseking.
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K-4

Gieseking: A Retrospective, Vol. 2

Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [11:04]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Pearl 9011

1939

CD / TT: 76:25

Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
1st recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by W. Gieseking.
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K-5

J.S. Bach: Six Partitas and other Keyboard Works - Gieseking Plays J.S. Bach (1940-1950 recordings)

1. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 []
2. Partitas BWV 825-830 []
3. French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 []
4. Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 []
5. Toccata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 911 [8:18]
6. Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 []
7. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Music & Arts 947

1940's (?) [7]; Jan 23, 1945 [1]; Jan 24, 1950 [2]; Mar 8, 1950 [5]; Mar 1950 [4, 6]; Jun 1950 [3]

2-CD / TT:

1st recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by W. Gieseking.
4th recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by W. Gieseking.
2nd recording of Partita No. 2 BWV 826 by W. Gieseking.
2nd recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by W. Gieseking.
2nd recording of Partita No. 6 BWV 830 by W. Gieseking.
2nd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by W. Gieseking.
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K-6

Previously Unissued Public Performances and Broadcasts

1. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 [18:21]
2. Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 [12:01]
3. Partita No. 2 BWV 826 [10:31]
4. Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 [10:07]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Music & Arts 1070

Apr 9, 1947 [2]; Sep 13, 1947 [3]; Sep 12, 1947 [4]; 1949 [1]

4-CD / TT: 294:43

Recorded by German Broadcasts.
Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
2nd recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by W. Gieseking.
3rd recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by W. Gieseking.
1st recording of Partita No. 2 BWV 826 by W. Gieseking.
1st recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by W. Gieseking.
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K-7

J.S. Bach: The Whohltempereirte Klavier I&II

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 [90:15]
WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 [120:13]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Mar-Apr 1950

3-CD / TT: 210:28

Recorded by Saar Radio, Germany.

K-8

Walter Gieseking: Broadcast Recitals, 1949-1951 [M&A]
Bach: 4 Suites Inglesi no 2, 3, 4, 6 [Urania]

 

1. Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 [16:25]
2. Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 (execpt No. 6 BWV 792) []
3. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 [14:25]
4. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 [12:37]
5. English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809 [12:01]
6. English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 [20:56]
7. French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 [8:45]
8. French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 [9:26]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Music & Arts 4743
Urania

Apr 6, 1950 [6]; May 8, 1950 [1]; Jun 2, 1950 [5, 7-8]; Jun 3, 1950 [2-4];

4-CD / TT: 306:06
CD / TT: 59:54

Recorded in Saarbrücken, Germany by German broadcast.
Urania includes [3-6] only.
3rd recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by W. Gieseking.
2nd recording of French Suite No. 5 BWV 816 by W. Gieseking.
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K-9

Récital Piano - Walter Gieseking - Bach, Schumann

English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 [18:49]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Forlane 16590

1953 (?)

CD / TT:

Recorded live. Other works: by R. Schumann.

4th recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by W. Gieseking.
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K-10

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Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Columbia

1950's (?)

LP / TT:

3rd recording of Partita No. 6 BWV 830 by W. Gieseking.

K-11

Bach: Capriccio, Chromatische Fantasie, etc.

 

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 []
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 []
Little Preludes BWV 924-925, BWV 927-928 []
Six Little Preludes BWV 933, BWV 935, BWV 937-938 []
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 []
Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 []

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 2535823

Early 1950's ?

LP / TT:

3rd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by W. Gieseking.

K-12

J.S. Bach; Beethoven

1. French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: VIII.Gigue []
2. Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Excerpts []
3. Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 []
4. Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 []
5. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []
6. Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano []

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Naxos Historical 8111353

Apr 5, 1939 [1, 3, 6]
Jan 1939 + Aug 1934 [2]
Feb 28, 1939 [4]
Jan 1940 [5]

CD / TT:

Recporded in New York, USA [1, 3, 4, 6]; Berlin, Germany + Vienna, Austria [2]; Berlin, Germany [5].

Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions

Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:08]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Naxos (from Columbia)

Apr 5, 1939

CD / TT: 67:39

Recorded in New York, NY, USA.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - July 2009)

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