KIRKPATRICK The 1950s Bach recordings

RALPH KIRKPATRICK
The complete 1950s Bach
recordings on Archiv

Festival Strings Lucerne
Rudolf Baumgartner
Int. Release 18 Jun. 2004
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Original Masters · partly MONO


Track List

CD 1: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
English Suite No.1 In A Major, BWV 806

English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807

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0:00
3:18

English Suite No.3 In G Minor, BWV 808

21.
0:00
2:47

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:02:53

CD 2: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
English Suite No.4 In F Major, BWV 809

English Suite No.5 In E Minor, BWV 810

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2:53

English Suite No.6 In D Minor, BWV 811

18.
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3:33

French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812

23.
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3:24

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:17:12

CD 3: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813

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1:23

French Suite No. 3 in B Minor, BWV 814

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2:39

12.
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1:56

French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815

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0:44

18.
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1:49

19.
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2:12

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

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2:04

26.
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3:27

French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817

33.
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1:24

34.
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2:05

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:17:47

CD 4: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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2:06

32.
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2:15

Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 903

34.
0:00
5:19

4 Duettos

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

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4:00

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:19:14

CD 5: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita No.1 In B-Flat Major, BWV 825

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2:22

Partita No.2 In C Minor, BWV 826

Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

16.
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3:02

18.
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1:27

19.
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4:00

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:17:05

CD 6: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita No.3 In A Minor, BWV 827

Partita No.5 In G Major, BWV 829

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4:00

Partita No.6 In E Minor, BWV 830

18.
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1:42

21.
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5:18

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Total Playing Time 1:11:56

CD 7: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita (French Overture) in B Minor, BWV 831

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2:55

Ralph Kirkpatrick

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

11.
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7:05

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings & Continuo No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053

Ralph Kirkpatrick, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Total Playing Time 1:18:16

CD 8: Ralph Kirkpatrick - The complete 1950s Bach recordings on Archiv

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Concerto For Flute, Violin, Harpsichord, And Strings In A Minor, BWV 1044

Ralph Kirkpatrick, Aurèle Nicolet, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Ralph Kirkpatrick, Aurèle Nicolet, Rudolf Baumgartner, Festival Strings Lucerne

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings & Continuo No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055

Ralph Kirkpatrick, Rudolf Baumgartner, Festival Strings Lucerne

Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056

Ralph Kirkpatrick, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

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10:52

Aurèle Nicolet, Rudolf Baumgartner, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Festival Strings Lucerne

Total Playing Time 1:10:38

Yes, Kirkpatrick's Fifties Bach is important, and it's superbly served here . . . A must-have . . .

Kirkpatrick has a . . . firm, though flexible, hold on rhythm and a faultless ear for the cavorting strands in Bach's countpart. Kirkpatrick's recordings . . . come across with plenty of sonic presence. Well-judged shifts in registration allow for intimacy and grandeur . . . while Kirkpatrick's instrument is, as recorded, heavier sounding than we're used to nowadays, it suits his driven and often intense playing style.

Ist man dann für den singenden Ton heutiger Instrumente und die ganz andere Eloquenz, die sie ermöglichen, dankbar, so kommt man doch nicht umhin festzustellen, wie groß die Verdienste um dieses Instrument einer so faszinierenden Künstlerpersönlichkeit wie Kirkpatrick auf seiner Suche nach klanglichem und spieltechnischem Ideal sind . . . Ein faszinierender Einblick in die Zeit vor Gustav Leonhardt.