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Ralph Kirkpatrick
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Early Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works on Haydn Society
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works on Archiv Produktion
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Box Sets
Recordings of Vocal Works

Ralph Kirkpatrick - Short Biography

Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
Review: Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 from Kirkpatrick
Review: Ralph’s Kirkpatrick’s Well Temepered Clavier Book II

Recordings

Early Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

E-1

Harpsicord Recital
Great Virtuosi of the Harpsichord, Vol.II

 

1. Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 [13:40]
2. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [11:21]
3. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:33]
4. Musical Offering BWV 1079: Ricercare à 3 [4:53]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord) [1910 Arnold Dolmetsch Chickering Harpsichord]

Musicarft
Pearl

1936 [1, 3-4]; 1938 [2]

2 X 12" 78 rpm
CD / TT: 79:35

1st recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by R. Kirkpatrick.
1st recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
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Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works on Haydn Society

H-1

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 1

 

Partitas No. 1 BWV 825 [21:53], No. 5 BWV 829 [22:12]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society 3056

1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by R. Kirkpatrick.
2nd recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-1].
Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
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H-2

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 2

 

Partitas No. 2 BWV 826 [20:40], No. 4 BWV 828 [34:07]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society 3057

1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Partitas No. 2 BWV 826 & No. 4 BWV 828 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-1].
Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
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H-3

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 3

 

Partitas No. 3 BWV 827 [19:54], No. 6 BWV 830 [32:21]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society 3058

1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Partitas No. 3 BWV 827 & No. 6 BWV 830 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-1].
Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
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H-4

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 4

 

Duets BWV 802-805 [2:31, 3:11, 3:02, 2:15]
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 [30:51]
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:46]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society 3059

1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by R. Kirkpatrick.
1st recording of French Overture BWV 831 by R. Kirkpatrick.
1st recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-1].
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H-7

J.S. Bach: Clavierübung - Vol. 7

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [42:55 / 43:07]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Haydn Society

1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-1].
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Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works on Archiv Produktion

K-1

Bach: Two-Part Inventions / Three-Part Sinfonias

Two-Part Inventions (15), for keyboard, BWV 772-786 []
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 []

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Clavichord)

Concert Hall / Archiv

Early 1950’s

LP / TT:

 

K-2

J.S. Bach: English Suites

English Suites BWV 806-811 [20:49, 23:17, 18:59, 19:01, 19:05, 25:31]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

May-Jun 1956

3-LP / TT:

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany. Included in Box Set [B-2].
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K-3

J.S. Bach: French Suites

 

French Suites BWV 812-817 [13:52, 13:52, 13:37, 13:23, 16:42, 14:54]
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 [5:39]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

May 1957

-LP / TT:

Recorded at Studio Blankenese, Hamburg, Germamy.
1st recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
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K-4

J.S. Bach: Six Partitas
Bach: Three Partitas / Bach: Three Partitas, Vol. 2

Partitas BWV 823-830 [20:55, 22:35, 19:13, 33:50, 21:59, 31:05]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion / Boston Skyline

Jun 1958

3-LP / TT:

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
3rd recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by R. Kirkpatrick.
2nd recording of Partitas BWV 825-828 & BWV 830 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
Discussions: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick
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K-5

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations · Italian Concerto

 

1. Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 [7:16]
2. Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [4:52]
3. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:38]
4. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [43:38]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion / Deutsche Grammophon

Aug 1958 [4]
Sep 1959 [3]
Sep 1960 [1-2]

CD / TT: 68:37

Recorded at Polydor Studio, Paris, France [1-3], Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany [4].
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by R. Kirkpatrick.
2nd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
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K-6

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemprierte Klavier, Teil I BWV 846-869

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Clavichord)

Archiv Produktion

Aug-Sep 1959

2-CD / TT: 105:59

Recorded at Polydor Studio, Paris, France. 1st recording of WTC 1 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Review: Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 from Kirkpatrick
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K-7

J.S. Bach: Four Duets

 

Duets BWV 802-805 [2:48, 3:10, 2:53, 2:22]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1959

EP / TT:

Recorded at Polydor Studio, Paris, France.
2nd recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by R.
Kirkpatrick. Included in Box Set [B-2].
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K-9

J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto · French Overture

 

French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 [34:00]
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:38]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Polydor Studio, Paris, France.
2nd recording of French Overture BWV 831 by R. Kirkpatrick.
2nd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Included in Box Set [B-2]
Buy this album at: Amazon.com [Box Set].

K-13

Bach: Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A minor, BWV 989; Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, in B flat major, BWV 992; Toccata in D minor, BWV 913; Toccata in E minor, BWV 914

Aria & Variations in the Italian Style in A minor, BWV 989 [14:42]
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [11:46]
Toccata No. 4 in D minor, BWV 913 [13:47]
Toccata No. 5 in E minor, BWV 914 [7:57]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv SAPM-198183

Sep 1-4 & 8, 1960

LP / TT: 48:12

Recorded at the Polydor-Studio, Paris, France.

K-14

Bach: 4 Toccaten (Toccata g-moll, BWV 915; Toccata D-dur, BWV 912; Toccata fis-moll, BWV 910; Toccata c-moll, BWV 911)

 

Toccata No. 6 in G minor, BWV 915 [9:56]
Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912 [11:58]
Toccata No. 1 in F sharp minor, BWV 910 [10:16]
Toccata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 911 [11:00]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv SAPM-198184

Sep 9-11 & 15-16, 1960

LP / TT: 43:10

Recorded at the Polydor-Studio, Paris, France.

K-15

Bach: Keyboard Works (Toccata G-dur, BWV 916; Fantasie und Fuge a-moll, BWV 904; Fantasie c-moll, BWV 906; Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge d-moll, BWV 903; Vier Duetten, BWV 802-805)

 

Toccata No. 7 in G major BWV 916 [7:54]
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 [7:08]
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [4:43]
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [12:08]
Duets BWV 802-805 [11:07]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv SAPM-198185

Sep 18-20, 1960; Sep 21 & 24-25, 1959

LP / TT: 43:00

Recorded at the Polydor-Studio, Paris, France.
BWV 904 & BWV 906 = same as on [K-5]
BWV 802-805 = same as on [K-7].

K-11

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemprierte Klavier, 1. Teil

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Deutsche Grammophon

1965

3-LP / TT:

2nd recording of WTC 1 by R. Kirkpatrick.

K-8

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemprierte Klavier, Teil II BWV 870-893

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Clavichord)

Archiv Produktion

May-Jun 1967

2-CD / TT: 135:09

Recorded at Studio Dr. Thienhaus & Studio "Windrose", Hamburg, Germany. 1st recording of WTC 2 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Review: Ralph’s Kirkpatrick’s Well Temepered Clavier Book II
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K-12

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemprierte Klavier, 2. Teil

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Deutsche Grammophon

1969

3-LP / TT:

2nd recording of WTC 2 by R. Kirkpatrick.

K-10

Bach

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 []
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 []
Toccata No. 7 in G major BWV 916 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 []

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Deutsche Grammophon 2547031

Late 1970s ?

LP / TT:

2nd recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by R. Kirkpatrick.

Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 [23:46]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053 [20:44]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 [10:26]

Rudolf Baumgartner

Festival Strings Lucerne

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord); Aurele Nicolet (Flute)

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1958

LP / TT:

Recorded at Neumünster-Kirche, Zürich, Switzerland.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
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O-2

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 [22:51]

Rudolf Baumgartner

Festival Strings Lucerne

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord); Aurele Nicolet (Flute)

Archiv Produktion

Apr 1959

LP / TT:

Recorded at Neumünster-Kirche, Zürich, Switzerland.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
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O-3

J.S. Bach: Concertos

1. Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor
6. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 [10:26]

Rudolf Baumgartner

Festival Strings Lucerne

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord); Aurele Nicolet (Flute)

Archiv Produktion

Oct 1960

LP / TT:

Recorded at Neumünster-Kirche, Zürich, Switzerland.
Included in Box Set [B-2].
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O-4

J.S. Bach: The Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052-1056

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 []
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053 []
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055 []
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 []

Rudolf Baumgartner

Festival Strings Lucerne

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Bearac Reissues BRC-1932

1958-1960

CD / TT:

Recorded at Neumünster-Kirche, Zürich, Switzerland.
Reissue from the above LP’s.
Buy this album at:
CD: Baearac Reissue

Box Sets

B-1

J.S. Bach: Clavier-Übung [Box Set]

1. Duets BWV 802-805 [2:31, 3:11, 3:02, 2:15]
2. Partitas BWV 823-830 [21:53, 20:40, 19:54, 34:07, 22:12, 32:21]
3. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:46]
4. English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 [21:52]
5. French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 [30:51]
6. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [42:55]

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Music & Arts

1952 [1-5]; 1957 [6]

4-CD / TT: 270:30

Haydn Society recordings: [H-1], [H-2], [H-3], [H-4], [H-7].
1st recording of English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 by R. Kirkpatrick. 2nd recording of Partita No. 5 BWV 829 by R. Kirkpatrick. 1st recording of Partitas BWV 825-828 & BWV 830 by R. Kirkpatrick.
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B-2

The Complete 1950s Bach Recordings on Archiv [Box Set]

Includes: [K-2], [K-3], [K-4], [K-5], [K-7], [K-9], [O-1], [O-2], [O-3].

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion

1956-1960

8-CD / TT: 597:27

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

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - August 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (March 2007, July 2007), Gustavo Quandt (June 2007), Robert Tifft (August 2011)

Ralph Kirkpatrick: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 from Kirkpatrick | Ralph’s Kirkpatrick’s Well Temepered Clavier Book II
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings: Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by Ralph Kirkpatrick

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