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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik - W.F. Bach: Sinfonias; Suite in G minor; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major (1997)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik - W.F. Bach: Sinfonias; Suite in G minor; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major (1997)

Jeanne Lamon, Charlotte Nediger, Tafelmusik - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sinfonias; Suite in G minor; Concerto for Harpsichord in D major (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 71:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 62720 | Recorded: 1996

The well-known painting of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach reproduced on the cover of this CD must be one of the most immediately attractive composer portraits ever made. The wide-brimmed hat, the fur-lined coat, the wisp of steely hair and, above all, the reddened but unmistakably genial face (displaying, if I’m not mistaken, his father’s nose) suggest a man one would want to accompany straightaway to the nearest coffee-house. But Friedemann was actually a little more complex than that, both as a person who could be lazy and argumentative and as a talented musician torn between the styles of the late baroque and early classical periods, so it is perhaps no surprise to find that there is considerable variety in the music on this disc.

Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

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Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs
Guy Penson, clavecin, piano-forte; Ricercar Consort; Il Fondamento

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 368 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC297 | Time: 02:34:46

At the same time as we get to know Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s compositions we can also take stock of the real personality of Johann Sebastian Bach’s eldest son. His works are still mostly unknown to the public at large and remain in the shadow of those by his brothers. It is true that his music still seems to be somewhat strange, imprisoned as it undoubtedly is by the composer’s profound inner drama. Born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann benefited more than any other of his brothers from the impact of his father’s personality; we may well remember the famous phrase attributed to Johann Sebastian «The son that gives me joy is the one that I love» ?

Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach, Ristori, Heinichen (2014)

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Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach,  Ristori, Heinichen (2014)

Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach, Ristori, Heinichen (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 76:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Klanglogo | # AKL1508 | Recorded: 2013

The musical world of the eighteenth-century court at Dresden is characterised by its diversity: Vivaldi, Hasse, Ristori and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach were all highly esteemed. The Zürcher Barockorchester perform selections from this demanding repertoire and successfully transport listeners to Dresden’s vibrant Augustan era.

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzer - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cantatas (2011)

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Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzer - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cantatas (2011)

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzer - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cantatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 464 Mb | Total time: 53:56+59:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 94256 | Recorded: 1991

This set is a rerelease of recordings made in 1991, not previously reviewed in Read more . In the order listed in the header, these four cantatas were composed for the following festal days in the liturgical church calendar: the Third Sunday in Advent, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Pentecost, and Easter Sunday. All stem from the time of the younger Bach’s increasingly fractious and unhappy years as director of music in Halle, which spanned 1747 to 1764. The first of these is definitely known to have been written in 1749; the dates for the others are less certain, but stem from the mid to late 1750s.

Filippo Turri - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Organ Music (2018)

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Filippo Turri - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Organ Music (2018)

Filippo Turri - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Organ Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 373 Mb | Total time: 87:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95467 | Recorded: 2017

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710‐1784) was the first son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. He was taught by his father and soon he became proficient on several instruments. Although he was an organist for 20 years in Halle, he was one of the first musicians who strived for an independent life, trying to earn his living as a composer, performer and teacher. He struggled all his life, not helped by his difficult character, and he died in poverty in Berlin, totally forgotten.

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Music of Bach's Sons (1996)

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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Music of Bach's Sons (1996)

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Music of Bach's Sons (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 68:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | DOR 90239 | Recorded: 1996

Les Violons du Roy. Chamber orchestra based in Quebec City, composed of 15 permanent musicians, founded in 1984 by principal conductor Bernard Labadie. Its name comes from that of the court orchestra of the Bourbon kings of France in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Gustav Leonhardt - Clavichord Recital: Ritter, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach (1990)

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Gustav Leonhardt - Clavichord Recital: Ritter, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach (1990)

Gustav Leonhardt - Clavichord Recital: Ritter, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 410 Mb | Total time: 68:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 422 349-2 | Recorded: 1988

Here is another of Gustav Leonhardt's mixed programmes but this one, unlike the earlier European grand tour ((CD) 426 352-2PH, 4/90), is confined to German repertory and is played not on the harpsichord but on the clavichord. The earliest music is by Christian Ritter, who was born in the mid seventeenth century and who was based mainly in Halle where he was employed as an organist. His Suite in F sharp minor is an appealing work somewhat in the manner of Froberger; the opening Allemande is beautifully written and well sustained and the poignant Sarabande an affecting piece built on a descending octave pattern which gives it the character of a lament.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - C.P.E. & W.F. Bach: Concertos for two harpsichords (1986)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - C.P.E. & W.F. Bach: Concertos for two harpsichords (1986)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - C.P.E. & W.F. Bach: Concertos for two harpsichords (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 60:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 419 256-2 | Recorded: 1985

It was the Bachs who launched the harpsichord on its career as a concerto soloist and the sons did not wait to follow in father's wake; the first of Carl Philipp Emanuel's 52 concertos, spanning more than 50 years, probably just predates the first of JSB's. Neither did they pursue the practice of having more than two soloists. In his F major Concerto (the numbering of which differs from that given in Grove: H410, Wq46) CPE accepts the formal plan of the ritornello but not the concept of its unity of thematic mood; he introduces a diversity that is more like that of the exposition in sonata form—though the resemblance ends there, and the element of contrast is maintained in the 'solo' episodes, not derived from the ritornello material.

Christophe Rousset - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Oeuvres pour clavecin (1990)

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Christophe Rousset - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Oeuvres pour clavecin (1990)

Christophe Rousset - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Œuvres pour clavecin (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 480 Mb | Total time: 70:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901305 | Recorded: 1989

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), considered by many the most talented of J. S. Bach's children, is also the least known of the great master's three composing sons. In contrast to his father's orderly, wholesome and responsible lifestile, Wilhelm Friedemann's was erratic and characterized by excesses. Add to that a puzzling inability to "market" himself, and you will easily understand why this genius ended his life in abject powerty.

David Yearsley - Bach & Sons at the organ (2016)

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David Yearsley - Bach & Sons at the organ (2016)

David Yearsley - Bach & Sons at the organ (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 58:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Omnia | MO0609 | Recorded: 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach trained his many sons to be the finest organists of their time, yet hardly any organ music survives from them. Through transcription, improvisation, and other acts of imaginative re-creation this recording reunites Bach and his boys for a program that recaptures the virtuosic panache, commanding counterpoint, impressive poise, and exuberant excess of this first family on the organ. Played by award-winning Bach scholar and organist David Yearsley on Cornell University's reconstruction of a Berlin organ from 1706, known to at least one of the Bach sons, this program explores new dimensions not only of Johann Sebastian's towering achievement but also of the kinds of now-lost contributions the next Bach generation might have made to their family instrument's long and glorious history.

Mark Swinton - The Bach Family Album (2016)

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Mark Swinton - The Bach Family Album (2016)

Mark Swinton - The Bach Family Album (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 73:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Willowhayne Records | WHR037 | Recorded: 2015

A unique collection of music and pieces arranged for organ, composed by J.S. Bach and members of the Bach Family. Expertly arranged and played by Mark Swinton at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, UK, the music featured here demonstrates the development of keyboard music across the generations of the Bach family. The beautiful Nicholson organ of St Mary’s is perfectly suited to the music of the Baroque and early Classical periods.

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)

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Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Ensemble - Sacred Music of the Bach Family (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 949 Mb | Total time: 193:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | HAEN98614

This is a unique collection of largely unknown compositions of the Bach family, the largest and most incredibly talented musical family of all time. For nearly two hundred years, the Bach family dedicated themselves to singing God’s praises in music. Helmuth Rilling, who has made the works of J S Bach and his family his life work, performs these pieces with delicacy, energy and intelligence.

Benjamin-Joseph Steens, Jacques-Antoine Bresch - Bach and Sons: Clavichord and Flute (2011)

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Benjamin-Joseph Steens, Jacques-Antoine Bresch - Bach and Sons: Clavichord and Flute (2011)

Benjamin-Joseph Steens, Jacques-Antoine Bresch - Bach and Sons: Clavichord and Flute (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 410 Mb | Total time: 63:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC011 | Recorded: 2011

The clavichord enjoyed widespread popularity during the 18th century and was particularly appreciated in the Germanic countries. With its soft sound and extremely sensitive ‘dynamic’ keyboard, we are immersed in a particularly intimate relationship with the music. This programme is created around the Bach family and features works for flute and keyboard obligato, which are richer and denser than those with continuo.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,54 Gb | Total time: 05:19:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 00289 479 0377 | Recorded: 1986, 2000,2002, 2003

Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Koln s recordings of J. S. Bach are classics of the Early Music movement. Equally revelatory is their championing of the music of the Bach family stretching from the mid-17th to the late 18th century: a treasure trove of vocal and instrumental works. Here they are complete in a single box for the first time, with Magdalena Kozená a stunning soloist.

Claudio Astronio - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music [6CDs] (2017)

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Claudio Astronio - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music [6CDs] (2017)

Claudio Astronio - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Complete Harpsichord Music [6CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,52 Gb | Total time: 6:43:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94240 | Recorded: 2015-2017

The son of the peerless Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann was the least famous Bach of his time. Yet he is now regarded by some as the most brilliant of the Bach children, and is occasionally reported to have been his father's favourite. A master of numerous different keyboard instruments, he was not particularly prolific, and of his 100 or so known works, many remained unprinted until the 20th century.