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João Carlos Martins

Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Solo Keyboard Works - Early Recordings
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements for Piano
Videos & DVD's
Recording Collections

João Carlos Martins - Short Biography

Comparative Review: Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book II: Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9

Recordings

Solo Keyboard Works - Early Recordings

E-1

J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Connoiseur Society

1964

2-CD / TT:

1st recording of WTC 1 by J.C. Martins.

E-2

J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Connoiseur Society

1964

2-CD / TT:

2nd recording of WTC 2 by J.C. Martins.

E-3

J.S. Bach: Partita No.1 and Partita No.2 for piano; Sonata No.1 and Partita No.2 for unaccompanied violin

Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 []
Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 []
Sonata No.1 for unaccompanied violin []
Partita No.2 for unaccompanied violin []

João Carlos Martins (Piano); Wanda Wilkomirska, violin

Connoiseur Society

1964 ?

2-CD / TT:

1st recording of Partitas 1&2 BWV 825-826 by J.C. Martins.

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 1: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1

 

 

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music 

1980 / 1981

2-CD / TT: 135:49

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-2

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 2: The Well-Tempered-Clavier Book 2

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1983

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-3

The Bach Tri-Centennial Recording Project: The Six Partitas [LP]
The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 3: The Six Partitas [CD]

 

Partitas BWV 825-830 [13:54, 19:30, 12:33, 25:24, 18:01, 32:43]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Arabesque 6501-3
Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1979

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA. 2nd recording of Partitas 1&2 BWV 825-826 by J.C. Martins.
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K-4

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 4: The Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1980

CD / TT: 46:12

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-5

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 5: The Two & Three Part Inventions

Two-Part Inventions (15) for keyboard BWV 772-786 [21:04]
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15) for keyboard BWV 787-801 [26:59]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1981

CD / TT: 47:29

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-6

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 6: Twenty pieces from the Notebook of The Anna Magdalena Notebook; Twelve Little Preludes; Six Little Preludes; Italian Concerto in F major

20 Pieces from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: Menuet, Marche, Menuet, Aria, Menuet, Poloniase, Choral, Menuet, Musette, Menuet, Menuet, Marche, Menuet, Menuet, Marche, Poloniase, Menuet, Polonaise, Polonaise [23:24]
12 Little Preludes: BWV 924, BWV 939, BWV 999, BWV 925, BWV 926, BWV 940, BWV 941, BWV 927, BWV 928, BWV 929, BWV 930, BWV 942 [11:42]
6 Little Preludes BWV 933-938 [8:32]
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:27]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1982 [BWV 971]; 1984 [rest]

CD / TT:

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-7

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 7: The Concertos for Piano & Orchestra

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 [25:19]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054 [16:37]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 [10:23]

Plamen Djurov

Sofia Soloists

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Dec 1993

CD / TT: 52:19

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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K-8

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 8: Overture in The French Style; The French Suites

French Suites BWV 812-817 [13:01, 10:14, 10:48, 11:31, 15:42, 12:56]
French Overture BWV 831 [30:14]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1984

2-CD / TT: 104:43

Recorded at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA.
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K-9

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 9: The English Suites (1-3); Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

English Suite Nos. 1-3 BWV 806-808 [20:48, 17:16, 25:04]
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [14:03]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1994

CD / TT: 77:11

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sophia, Bulgaria.
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K-10

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 10: The English Suites (4 & 5 ); Toccata in C minor; Fantasia in C minor

English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809 [17:42]
English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810 [18:13]
Toccata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 911 [11:09]
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor (fugue incomplete), BWV 906 [2:44]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Mar 1995

CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sophia, Bulgaria.
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K-11

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 11: Concertos for Piano & Orchestra

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 [21:24]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053 [19:30]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055 [13:42]

Plamen Djurov

Sofia Soloists

João Carlos Martins (Piano); Liudmil Nenchev (Violin); Lydia Oshavkova (Flute)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Feb 1996

CD / TT: 54:36

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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K-12

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 12
4 Toccatas BWV 913-916; English Suite No. 6

English Suite No. 6 BWV 811 [24:45]
Toccata Nos. 4-7 BWV 913-916 [11:02, 8:13, 10:35, 7:29]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Oct 1996

CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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K-13

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 13: Concertos for Piano & Orchestra / Two Pianos & Orchestra

1. Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057 []
2. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 []
3. Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra in C minor, BWV 1060 []
4. Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra in C major, BWV 1061 []

Plamen Djurov

Sofia Soloists

João Carlos Martins (Piano) [1-4]; José Eduard Martins (2nd Piano) [3, 4]

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Feb 1996 ?

CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria (?).
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K-14

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 14: Toccatas / Overture / Aria Variata / Adagio / 4 Duets / Capriccio

Duets BWV 802-805 [2:10, 3:13, 2:15, 2:27]
Overture (Suite) for keyboard in F major, BWV 820 [9:35]
Toccatas No. 1 BWV 910 [9:51], No. 3 BWV 912 [12:13]
Fantasia über ein rondo in C minor, BWV 918 [3:45]
Aria Variatia 'alla Maniera Italiana' BWV 989 [13:27]
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother BWV 992 [11:16]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Apr 1996

CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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K-15

The Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Vol. 15
Fantasias / Preludes / Fugues And Fughettas

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 []
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 895 [1:15]
Prelude & Fughetta in D minor (doubtful), BWV 899 []
Prelude & Fughetta in E minor, BWV 900 []
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 []
Fantasia in G minor, BWV 917 [3:18]
Fantasia über ein rondo, in C minor, BWV 918 [4:52]
Fantasia in C minor (formerly BWV 919) [1:08]
Prelude (Fantasia) in A minor, BWV 922 [4:52]
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 []
Fugue in C major, BWV 952 [1:33]
Fugue in C major, BWV 953 [1:38]
Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 [1:49]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

Apr 1997

CD / TT:

Recorded at Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Recordings of Arrangements for Piano

T-1

Bach for Christmas

Aria from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, transcribed for Piano by Almeida Prado [5:58]
Chorale Preludes for organ BWV 645, Awake, The Voice Commands, , transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni [3:29]
Cantata BWV 177: I Call On Thee, Lord, , transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni [3:22]
Prelude for organ in G minor, transcribed for piano by Alexander Siloti [3:53]
Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 617, transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni [2:37]
Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni [5:17]
Chorale 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring' from Vantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano by Myra Hess [3:43]
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne in D minor, transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni [13:26]
Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Siciliano, transcribed for piano by Wilhelm Kempff [3:50]
Prelude BWV 855 in B minor, transcribed for piano by Alexander Siloti [3:18]
Prelude for organ in E minor, transcribed for piano by Alexander Siloti [5:00]

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto / Labor Records / Tomato Music

1980 / 1986

CD / TT: 53:53

Recorded at Center For Performing Arts in the State University of New York.
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Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (Complete)

 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 [21:56]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 [11:52]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 [9:02]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 [15:28]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 [20:00]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 [15:26]

João Carlos Martins

English Chamber Orchestra

William Bennett (Flute); John Anderson (Oboe); Stephanie Gonley (Violin); AndrewCrowley (Trumpet); Kate Hill (Flute); Robert Aldwinckle (Harpsichord)

Tomato Music

Apr 2004

2-CD / TT: 93:44

Recorded at St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hempstead Garden Suburb, London, UK.
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O-2

Bach: Orchestral Suites 1-4

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066 [21:24]
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 [20:38]
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 [19:25]
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 [20:25]

João Carlos Martins

Bachiana Chamber Orchestra

Marcelo Freire (Flute)

Tomato Music

Dec 2004

2-CD / TT: 81:52

Recorded at Humboldt Auditorium, Sâo Paulo, Brazil.
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Recording Collections

CL-1

J. S. Bach/F. Chopin: The Preludes

Bach: WTC 1: 24 Preludes BWV 846-869 []
Chophin: Preludes 1-24 []

João Carlos Martins (Piano) [Bach]; Arthur Moreira-Lima (Piano) [Chopin]

Concord Concerto

1980 / 1981 [Bach]

2-CD TT: 90:39

From [K-1]
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CL-2

The Essential Bach-Selections From The Complete Edition Volumes 1-15
Best of Bach

 

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major (WTC II/1), BWV 870 [4:03]
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846: Fugue [1:28]
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 [7:06]
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria []
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Variation No.1 []
Two-Part Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 []
Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971: Allegro animato [3:33]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052: Allegro []
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Sarabande []
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Gigue []
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807: Prelude, les agréments de la même Sarabande [7:19]
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (fugue incomplete), BWV 906 [2:44]
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053: Siciliano [5:34]
Toccata in G major, BWV 916 [7:29]
Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C major, BWV 1061: Fuga [5:19]
Duet No. 1 in E minor, BWV 802 [2:10]
Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 - 2 versions []

Plamen Djurov

Sofia Soloists

João Carlos Martins (Piano); José Eduard Martins (2nd Piano)

Concord Concerto / Tomato Music

1980-1996

CD / TT:

Compiled from Vols. 1-15 above.
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CL-3

The Complete Keyboard Works of J. S. Bach: The Sampler

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major (WTC II/1), BWV 870 []
Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major (WTC II/15), BWV 884 []
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major (WTC II/1), BWV 870 []
Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F minor (WTC II/12), BWV 881 []
Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major (WTC II/15), BWV 884 []
Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: Menuet, Polonaise, Menuet, Musette, Menuet, Marche, Polonaise, Polonaise, Polonaise, Polonaise []
Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 []
Two-Part Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 []
hree-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 2 in C minor, BWV 788 []
Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F major, BWV 779 []
Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 9 in F minor, BWV 795 []
Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 10 in G major, BWV 796 []
Two-Part Invention No. 11 in G minor, BWV 782 []
Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 13 in A minor, BWV 799 []
Two-Part Invention No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784 []
Two-Part Invention No. 14 in B flat major, BWV 785 []
Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 15 in B minor, BWV 801 []
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056

Plamen Djurov

Sofia Soloists

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Concord Concerto

1980-1996

CD / TT:

Compiled from Vols. 1-15 above.
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Videos & DVD's

V-1

Martins-Passion

Documentary about Brazil 's celebrated star pianist João Carlos Martins. The documentary accompanies him during his darkest hours, tracing the early triumphs and dramatic events of his life. Unique film sequences from his childhood and early years enrich the story. Conversations with his friends the soccer genius Pelé and legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck provide moments of bliss. And in the end, a small miracle occurs.

Writer and Director: Irene Langemann
Camera: Dieter Stürmer
Sound: Marc von Stuerler, Christian Lutz
Camera Assistant: Isabel Alvarez
Montage: Kawe Vakil
Producer: Wolfgang Bergmann

João Carlos Martins (Piano)

Tomato Music

Produced 2003

DVD / TT: 98:00

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - June 2007)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (June 2007)


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