Bach: The Art of Fugue; Harpsichord Concertos
George Malcolm
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825187
Barcode
00028948251872
Format
2-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
CD 1
Concerto in D minor for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1052
Concerto in E major for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1053
George Malcolm, harpsichord
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Karl Münchinger

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (start)*
(arr. Leonard Isaacs)

CD 2
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (conclusion)*
Members of the Philomusica of London
George Malcolm

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Concertos); Andrew Raeburn (The Art of Fugue)
Balance Engineers: Martin Fouqué (Concertos)
Recording Locations: Mozart-Saal, Stuttgart, Germany, 11–18 October 1963 (Concertos); Studio 3, West Hampstead, London, UK, 15–17 April 1964 (The Art of Fugue)

Reviews

‘[a] finely directed performance … [Malcolm’s] instrumentalists are superb, so good that their playing and the variety of sounds sometimes diverted my attention from the amazing working of Bach’s mind!’ (The Art of Fugue) Gramophone, February 1965

‘I give first prize to a record which took me out of my usual field: George Malcolm’s magnificent performance of Bach’s great Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor’, Gramophone, December 1964 (Deryck Cooke, The Critics’ Choice)

‘this inspired harpsichord performance … superb skill and musical insight by George Malcolm … What a work and what a performance! And what a recording too’ (Harpsichord Concertos) Gramophone, May 1964