Quintessential J.S. Bach, recommendations please

For a youngster, on her way to becoming a music lover.
Vinyl or cd is fine.


Just an idea out of Bach’s large opus … I appreciate Harnoncourt’s Approach very much, also with Bach’s Magnificat. You’ll find his best recording of that piece in youtube …

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I love Bach’s Chaccone for violin!

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Bach’s Chaconne for Violin Solo is my favourite music peace at all; also transliterated for other instruments as lute, harp or piano …

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I am certainly a noob and no expert but I enjoy this one.

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And Hilary Haan Sonatas is really good too.

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By all measures, Hilary Hahn is an amazing violinist :+1:t2:

The violin concertos (including the one for two violins). Beautiful music, and eminently approachable.

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The first track on this CD has a beautiful version transcribed for violin and piano. Performed using authentic instruments from 1789 and 1837 :star_struck: I think Robert Schumann did the transcription, and every time I listen to it, I say wow!

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I did not know about Schumann’s transcription. Great news. Busoni did also one for Piano. But as normal with him, using several octaves, to push the sound …

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Here is the youtube link to Bach’s Magnificat. This Recording is absolutely great in my opinion. Harnoncourt at its best: Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (HD 1080p) - YouTube

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After a good bit of noodling, reading, listening, we’ve landed on these.
Thoughts?

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Excellent choices.

Be aware the Goldbergs are a bit intellectual, but fun to read/learn about if she leans a bit toward the nerdy.

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She’s like a sponge. Thanks, Elk

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Perfect!

She will enjoy all of these. A great place to start.

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If she enjoys the Goldbergs and other nerdy stuff, I suggest the book Gödel, Escher, Bach. It is a hoot.

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Gramophone have a rolling “50 Best” list, which is here:

I would add these:


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Thanks again. I think her uncle will like that book too.

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