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Wanda Landowska
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Box Sets
Recordings of Vocal Works
General Discussions

Wanda Landowska - Short Biography

Review: Bach’s Well Temepred Clavier Book 1 from a Legend
Comparative Review: Round-Up of Goldberg Variations Recordings: Recordings | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

Discography

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-13

Martin Elste: Meilensteine der Bach Interpretation, 1750 - 2000

Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971: Mvt. 1 (Allegro) [3:54]

Wanda Landowska (Piano, Harpsichord)

J.B. Metzler-Bärenreiter

Feb 1908

Book & CD / TT:

Recorded on 3 cylinders.

K-1

Wanda Landowska, The Early Recordings

1. English Suite No. 3 BWV 808: Gavotte [3:10]
2. English Suite No. 3 BWV 808: Gavotte [3:13]
3. English Suite No. 5 BWV 810: Passepieds [3:01]
4. Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [3:18]

Wanda Landowska (Piano, Harpsichord)

Biddulph Records

Oct 1923 [1]; 1928 [2]; 1930 [3-4]

CD / TT: 59:41

Recorded at Camden, NJ, USA.
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K-2

Landowska Plays Bach

1. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 []
2. English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 Gavotte [3:05] = [K-1]
3. English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810 Passapieds [2:55] = [K-1]
4. French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 []
5. Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 []
6. Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C minor (WTC I/2), BWV 847 [4:06] = [K-12]
7. Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [3:15] = [K-1]
8. Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912 [12:37]
9. Prelude in C major, BWV 924 [0:56]
10. Prelude in C major, BWV 933 []
11. Prelude in C major, BWV 939 [0:36]
12. Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 [1:33]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord, Piano)

Pearl

1928 [2-3, 7]; 1935 [5, 10]; 1936 [1, 4, 8-9, 11-12]; 1950 [6]

CD / TT: 78:17

1st recording of English Suite No. 2 BWV 807 by W. Landowska.
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K-3

Bach: Goldberg Variations

 

1. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [26:06]
2. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:45]
3. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [ 45:41 / 46:34 / 46:45 / 47:11 / 46:00]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

EMI / Pearl / Materpiece / Classica d'Oro / History / Grammofono

Nov 1933 [3]; Jul 1935 - Sep 1936 [1-2]

CD / TT: 72:46 [EMI]

Recorded in Paris [3] & St-Leu-la-Forêt, France [1-2]. 
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska. 
1st recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by W. Landowska.
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K-4

Landowska Plays Bach with Yehudi Menuhin

1. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [13:30] = [K-3]
2. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, chorale partita for organ (doubtful; perhaps by Andreas Nicolaus Vetter), BWV 771 [46:16?]
3. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 [21:07] = [C-1]

Yehudi Menuhin (Violin) [3]; Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Biddulph Records

1933 [2]; 1935 [1]; 1944 [3]

CD / TT: 79:56

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K-5

Wanda Landowska plays Bach

1. Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825 [13:09] = [K-2]
2. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:57] = [K-3]
3. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [46:56] = [K-3]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Pearl

Nov 1933 [3]; Jul 1935 [1]; Sep 1936 [2];

CD / TT: 73:02

Recorded at St.-Leu-la-Forêt, France [1-2] & Paris, France [3]. 1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska.
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K-6

Wanda Landowska Plays Bach
Bach: Concerto for keyboard solo BWV 971; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in Dm

1. English Suite No. 2 BWV 807 [16:47]
2. French Suite No. 6 BWV 817 [8:48]
2. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [13:19] = [K-3]
4. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [12:38] = [K-3]
5. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E m, BWV 1016 [20:04] = [C-1]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Enterprise

Sep 1936 [1]; 1936 [2]; Dec 1944 [5]

CD / TT: TT: 71:36

1st recording of English Suite No. 2 BWV 807 by W. Landowska.
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K-7

Landowska plays Bach

1. English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 [26:16]
2. French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 [8:49] = [K-6]
3. Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912 [12:35] = [K-2]
4. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 [25:17] = [O-1]

Eugene Bigot [4]

Orchestra ? [4]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Pearl

Sep 1936 [2-3]; Dec 1938 [4]; Mar 1947 [1]

CD / TT: 72:57

Recorded at St.-leu-la-Forêt, France [2-3]; Frick Museum, New York, USA [1]; Disques Gramophone Studios, Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France [4]. 2nd recording of English Suite No. 2 BWV 807 by W. Landowska.
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K-8

Legendary Performers: Landowska

1. Two-Part Inventions (15) BWV 772-786 [24:14]
2. Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15) BWV 787-801 [17:19]
3. Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 [19:38]
4. Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [3:43]
5. Fantasia in C minor, BWV 919 [1:25]
6. Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [49:08]
7. Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [11:19]
8. Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998 [12:42]
9. Canon á 2 perpetuus, for 2 unspecified instruments (or keyboard) in D major, BWV 1075 [8:45]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA / BMG

Jun 1945 [6]; 1946 [5, 8-9]; 1954-1955 [1]; 1955 & 1957 [2]; 1957 [3-4, 7]

2-CD / TT: 149:15

Recorded in New York, NY, USA [1, 5-6, 8-9], Lakeville, CT [2-4, 7]. 2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by W. Landowska.
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K-14

Dances of Poland: A Treasury of Harpsichord Music

Concerto No. 1 in D major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 972 [8:45]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Testament 1380

Jul 2, 1946

CD / TT: 74:49

Recorded recorded at the Lotus Club, New York, NY, USA. Included in Box Set [B-1].
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K-9

Wanda Landowska in Performance, Vol. 2

English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 [] = [K-7]

Wanda Landowska (Piano)

Music & Arts

1947

CD / TT: 69:26

2nd recording of English Suite No. 2 BWV 807 by W. Landowska.

K-10

Wanda Landowska In Concert

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [13:49]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Enterprise / The Radio Years

1948

CD / TT: 68:30

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K-11

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA Victor

Mar 1949; Feb 1952

2-CD / TT: 126:31

Recorded in RCA's Studio B, NYC / Madame Landowska's Home, Lakeville, CT, USA.
Review: Bach’s Well Temepred Clavier Book 1 from a Legend
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K-12

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book ll

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA Victor

Jun 1951 - Mar 1954

3-CD / TT: 177:12

Recorded in Lakeville, CT, USA.
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Recordings of Chamber Works

C-1

Bach: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin

Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014 [16:31]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015 [16:05]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018 1944 [24:47]
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016 1944 [19:51]

Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

A Classical Record

Dec 1944

CD / TT: 77:14

Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA.
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Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

Wanda Landowska plays harpsichord concertos

Concerto for keyboard in D minor BWV 1052 [25:17]
Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major [12:38]

Eugene Bigott

Orchestra ?

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

Biddulph Records

1938

CD / TT: 78:25

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Box Sets

B-1

Bach: The Landowska Recordings [Box Set]

Includes [K-8], [K-11], [K-12], [K-14]

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA

1945-1954

7-CD / TT:

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - May 2008)
Thanks to contributors: Don Smelser (May 2008), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)

Wanda Landowska: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works | General Discussions
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bach’s Well Temepred Clavier Book 1 from a Legend

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