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Isolde Ahlgrimm
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

A. Complete Works for Harpsichord on Philips
B. Concertos for harpsichord on Philips
C. Recordings other companies
D. Box Sets

Isolde Ahlgrimm - Short Biography

Recordings

A. Complete Works for Harpsichord on Philips

A-1

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 1

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00157-9 L

Dec 9 - 21, 1951

LP / TT:

Recorded at Linke Wienzeile 42, Vienna on an Ammer harpsichord and pedal harpsichord built in 1941. Issued 1953. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-2/3

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vols. 2 & 3

 

French Suites BWV 812-817 []
Little Preludes BWV 924-932 []
Six Little Preludes BWV 933-938 []
Five Little Preludes BWV 939-943 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00155-6 L

Feb 10-21, 1952

2-LP / TT:

1st recording of French Suites BWV 812-817 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded at Linke Wienzeile 42, Vienna on an Ammer harpsichord and pedal harpsichord built in 1941. Issued 1953. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4. French Suites BWV 812-817 were reissued on Baroque Music Club BACH-756 [56:42].

A-4

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 4

English Suites BWV 806-811 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00 169-71 L

May 23-27, 1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of English Suites BWV 806-811 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded at Linke Wienzeile 42, Vienna on an Ammer harpsichord and pedal harpsichord built in 1941. Issued 1953. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4. English Suites BWV 806-811 were reissued on Baroque Music Club BACH-7578 [2-CD, 115:10]

A-5

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 5

Partitas BWV 825-830 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [Ammer harpsichord & pedal harpsichord built in 1941]

Philips A00 172-74 L

Sept 18-21; Nov 18 - Dec 2, 1952

LP / TT:

1st recording of Partitas BWV 825-830 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded at Linke Wienzeile 42, Vienna, Austria. Issued 1953. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-6

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 6

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00 185-7 L

April 30-May 3; Nov 5-11 & 23-30, 1953

LP / TT:

Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1954. 
Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-7

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 7

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Aria & Variations in the Italian Style in A minor, BWV 989 []
Aria & Variations in C minor, BWV 991 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord & 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips A 00 267-8 L

BWV 988: Jan 15-24; Mar 19, 1954
BWV 989: Mar 13, 15, 29-30, 1954
BWV 991: Mar 31, 1954

LP / TT:

1st recording of GV BWV 988 by I. Ahlgrimm.
The first of GV on the harpsichord with all of the repeats observed.
All issued 1955. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-8

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 8

Sonatas for Flute and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1030-1032

Ludwig von Pfersmann (Flute); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A 00 265 L

BWV 1030: May 27, 1954
BWV 1031: May 31, 1954
BWV 1032: June 2, 1954

LP / TT:

Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord.
1st recording of Flute Sonatas BWV 1030-1032 by I. Ahlgrimm.
All issued 1955

A-9

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 9

Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord); with Friederike Bretschneider (2nd harpsichord)

Philips A 00242-3 L

Apr 23-30, May 2, Jul 20 - Aug 2, Nov 17-12 1953

LP / TT:

1st recording of AOF BWV 1080 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1956 Includes Chorale prelude BWV 668, Vor deinem Thron. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-10

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 10

Musical Offering BWV 1079

Rudolf Baumgartner (Baroque violin); Ludwig von Pfersmann (Flute c1835); Alice Harnoncourt (Baroque violin); Kurt Theiner (Tenor violin and Viola); Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Baroque cello); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A 00300 L

Jun 6-23, 1955

LP / TT:

1st recording of MO BWV 1079 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1957. Re-issued in 1974 together as 6599 743/4.

A-11

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 11

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029
Trio Sonata for violin, flute and continuo, BWV 1039

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Viola da Gamba); Rudolf Baumgartner (baroque violin); Ludwig von Pfersmann (flute c1835); Josef Herrmann (viola da gamba); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A 00 327 L

BWV 1028: Jan 5-6, 1955
BWV 1027: Mar 16-17, 1955
BWV 1029: Mar 19-20, 1955

LP / TT:

1st recording of Sonatas for VDG&H BWV 1027-1029 by I. Ahlgrimm. 1st recording of TS BWV 1039 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1957. Re-issued in 1974 together as 6599 743/4.

A-12

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 12

Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 []
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A 00 335 L

Inventions: Mar 12, 16 31, 1954
Sinfonias: Jan 24-31, Mar 18-19, 1954

LP / TT:

Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1957. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

A-13

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 13

 

Fantasias, Preludes and Fugues:
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 []
Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 899 [3:39]
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [12:00]
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 [9:39]
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 [2:15]
Fantasia in G minor, BWV 917 [1:45]
Fantasia über ein rondo in C minor, BWV 918 []
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 919 []
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord & 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips A 00 366 L

BWV 903: Mar 16, 1954
BWV 894: Oct 1, 1954
BWV 904: Oct 1-4, 1954
BWV 918: 919, 899, 906, Oct 16-18, 1954
BWV 944: Jan 4, 1955

LP / TT:

All issued 1958. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4. BWV 899, 903, BWV 904, 906, 917 were reissued on Baroque Music Club BACH-727 [68:20]

A-14

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 14

Toccatas BWV 910-916 []
Passacaglia in c, BWV 582
Three fugues (in c, G, c), BWV 575-577

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord & 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips AA 415- 6 L

BWV 910: Jan 17-19, 1955
BWV 911: Oct 1-4, 1954
BWV 912, Jan 15, 1955
BWV 913-14; 916, Mar 10-14, 1955
BWV 915, Jan 16, 1955
BWV 582, Sept 24-7, 1956
BWV 575-7, Nov 12-14, 1956

LP / TT:

Issued 1959. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4. Toccatas BWV 910-916 were re-issued on Baroque Music Club BACH-726 [70:45]. BWV 575, 576, 577 were reissued on Baroque Music Club BACH-727 [68:20]

A-15

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 15

Duets BWV 802-805 []
Pastorale, BWV 590

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord & 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips

Sept 24-7, 1956

LP / TT:

1st recording of 4 Duets BWV 802-805 by I. Ahlgrimm.. Not released.

A-16

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 16

French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips

Nov 12-14, 1956

LP / TT:

1st recording of French Overture BWV 831 by I. Ahglgrimm. 1st recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by I. Ahlgrimm. Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Not released.

A-17

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 17

Fugue on a theme by Albinoni in C major, BWV 946 []
Fugue in D minor, BWV 948 []
Fugue in C major, BWV 952 []
Fugue in C major, BWV 953 []
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [1937 Ammer harpsichord & 1941 pedal harpsichord]

Philips

May 16-17, 1957

LP / TT:

1st recording of Capriccio BWV 992 by I. Ahlgrimm. Not released.

A-18

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 18

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019

Rudolf Baumgartner (baroque violin); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips

May 11, 1954

LP / TT:

Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Not released.

A-19

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 19

Duets BWV 802-805 []
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [French style two manual harpsichord by David Rubio, 1972]

Philips 6580 142

Oct 9-12, 1975

LP / TT:

Recorded on a in Holland. 3rd recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by I. Ahlgrimm. 3rd recording of French Overture BWV 831 by I. Ahglgrimm. 3rd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by I. Ahlgrimm. 2nd recording of Capriccio BWV 992 by I. Ahlgrimm.

B. Concertos for harpsichord on Philips

B-1

J. S Bach: Concertos for harpsichord Vol. 1

Concerto in C for two harpsichords, BWV 1061
Concerto in c for two harpsichords, BWV 1060
Concerto in f for harpsichord, BWV 1056
Concerto in g for harpsichord, BWV 1058

Erich Fiala

The Amati Orchestra

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord - BWV 1060-1061); Friederike Bretschneider (Harpsichord - BWV 1056, BWV 1058)

Philips A 00 501 L

BWV 1060-61: Nov 28 - Dec 1, 1955

LP / TT:

Recorded in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. The harpsichords used were: harpsichord 1 (Ahlgrimm): Gebr. Ammer, 1937; harpsichord 2 (Bretschneider) Gebr. Ammer 1941.

B-2

J. S Bach: Concertos for harpsichord Vol. 2

Concerto in d, BWV 1052
Concerto in D, BWV 1054
Concerto in c for two harpsichords, BWV 1062

Erich Fiala

The Amati Orchestra

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord - All); Friederike Bretschneider (Harpsichord - BWV 1062)

Philips A02038 L

BWV 1052, 1062: Apr l3-5, 1956
BWV 1055: Nov 15-19, 1955

LP / TT:

Recorded in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. The harpsichords used were: harpsichord 1 (Ahlgrimm): Gebr. Ammer, 1937; harpsichord 2 (Bretschneider) Gebr. Ammer 1941.

B-3

J. S Bach: Concertos for harpsichord Vol. 3

Concerto in E, BWV 1053
Concerto in A, BWV 1055

Erich Fiala

The Amati Orchestra

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips 505355 R

BWV 1053: Nov 28 - Dec 1, 1955
BWV 1054: Nov 11-19, 1955

LP / TT:

Recorded in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. The harpsichords used were: harpsichord 1 (Ahlgrimm): Gebr. Ammer, 1937; harpsichord 2 (Bretschneider) Gebr. Ammer 1941.

C. Recordings for other companies

C-1

J.S. Bach: Partitas

Partitas BWV 825-830 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Belvedere ELY 06102-4

1965

LP / TT:

Recorded in Switzerland on a Wittmayer harpsichord.
2nd recording of Partitas BWV 825-830 by I. Ahlgrimm.

C-2

J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture, Four Duets

 

Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 []
Duets BWV 802-805 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord) [Wittmayer harpsichord]

Belvedere ELY 06105

1965

LP / TT:

Recorded in Switzerland.
2nd recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by I. Ahlgrimm. 
2nd recording of French Overture BWV 831 by I. Ahglgrimm.
2nd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by I. Ahlgrimm.

C-3

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Belvedere ELY 06107

1965

LP / TT:

Recorded in Switzerland on a Wittmayer harpsichord.
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by I. Ahlgrimm.

C-4

J.S. Bach: French Suites

 

French Suites BWV 812-817

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Belvedere ELY 06108
Reissued MHS 947

1965

LP / TT:

2nd recording of French Suites BWV 812-817 by I. Ahlgrimm.
Recorded in Switzerland on a Wittmayer harpsichord.

C-5

J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge

Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Pedal Harpsichord) [Ammer pedal harpsichord, 1937/1941]; assisted by Friederike Bretschneider-Resele on a few tracks

Tudor 06100-1 / Belvedere

1969 (or May 1967)

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 93:18

2nd recording of AOF BWV 1080 by I. Ahlgrimm.

C-6

J.S. Bach: English Suites

English Suites BWV 806-811 []

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Tudor 73021-3

1976

LP / TT:

2nd recording of English Suites BWV 806-811 by I. Ahlgrimm.
Recorded on a harpsichord by William Dowd, Paris.

C-7

J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas

Flute Sonatas, BWV 1020, 1030-1035

Johannes Walther (Flute); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Eterna 825934-5

1970

LP / TT:

2nd recording of Flute Sonatas BWV 1030-1032 by I. Ahlgrimm.
Recorded in Dresden, Germany.

C-8

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas

Trio Sonatas, BWV 1038, 1039, 1079

Werner Tast, Johannes Walther (flutes); Reinhard Ulbricht (violin); Joachim Bischof (cello); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Eterna 826367

1973

LP / TT:

2nd recording of TS BWV 1039 by I. Ahlgrimm.
2nd recording of MO BWV 1079 by I. Ahlgrimm.
Recorded in East Germany.

C-9

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029

Siegfried Pank (Viola da Gamba); Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Eterna 827216

1978

LP / TT:

2nd of Sonatas for VDG&H BWV 1027-1029 by I. Ahlgrimm.
Recorded in Dresden, Germany.

C-10

J.S. Bach: Concertos for multiple harpsichords

Concertos for multiple harpsichords, BWV 1060-1065

Kurt Redel

Orchestra of the Staatskapelle, Dresden

Isolde Ahlgrimm, Hans Pischner, Zuzana Ruzickova, Robert Veyron-Lacroix (Harpsichords)

Eterna 82068, 802693, 802704

1965

LP / TT:

Recorded in Dresden, Germany.

D. Box Sets

D-1

Bach Complete Works for Harpsichord Pts.1&2 [Box Sets]

 

Includes: [A-1] - [A-14]
The works for harpsichord Box I (10 LPīs):
- Die Kunst der Fuge
- Das wohltemperierte Klavier Buch I & II
- Kleine Präludien
- Partiten
The works for harpsichord Box II (10 LPīs):
- Goldberg-Variationen
- Englische Suiten
- Französische Suiten
- Inventionen
- Präludien
- Fugen
- Fantasien
- Passacaglia & Toccaten

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

6747053/4

1951-1956 (Re-issued in 1976)

2 X 10-LP / TT:

 

D-2

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

2 Concertos for harpsichord (from [B-1] above)

Erich Fiala

The Amati Orchestra

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Bearac Reissues BRC-3071

1955

2-CD / TT:

Recorded in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna.
Buy this album at:
2-CD: Bearac Reissues

The list of recordings was compiled & contributed by Peter Watchorn (February 2006) & Aryeh Oron (February 2006 - September 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (June 2007), Teri Noel Towe (May 2007, August 2012)

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