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János Sebestyén

Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Organ Works
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue
Recordings of Vocal Works. See also: Short Biography

János Sebestyén- Short Biography

Recordings

Recordings of Organ Works

R-1

Bach: Three Chorale Preludes for Organ

No Cover

Chorale Preludes for Organ "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659-661

János Sebestyén (Organ)

Hungaroton

April 24, 1958

7" - 45 RPM LP

Recorded at the Ferenciek Square Fransican Church in Budapest, Hungary.

R-2

J.S. Bach: Musiche per organo

Fantasy & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
Prelude & Fugue in E-flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552
Concerto after Vivaldi in A minor, BWV 593
Concerto after Vivaldi in D minor, BWV 596

János Sebestyén (Organ) [Tamburini organ]

Ariston

Mar 1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum theatre in Milan, Italy.

R-3

Melodie di Natale

Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
Chorale Prelude "In dulci jubilo, nun singet", BWV 751

János Sebestyén (Organ) ["Antegnati" organ (1636)]

Angelicum

c1969

LP / TT:

Recorded circa 1969 on the at the Church of San Carlo in Brescia, Italy. Other works: not by J.S. Bach.

R-4

J.S. Bach: Organ Music

No Cover

Eight Little Preludes & Fugues, BWV 553-560
Fantasy & Fugue in A minor, BWV 561

János Sebestyén (Organ) [Tamburini organ]

Angelicum

c1970

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Basilica in Rovigo, Italy.

R-5

Zemplén Art Festival 1992

No Cover

Little Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in F major, BWV 556

János Sebestyén (Organ)

Antenna Hungária

Aug 1992

CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Catholic Church in Sárospatak, Hungary. Other works: not by J.S. Bach.

R-6

Organ Meditation

First Movement from Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
Siciliano from Concerto after Vivaldi in D minor, BWV 596

János Sebestyén (Organ) [Jehmlich organ (1989)]

Naxos

Nov 4-8, 1992

CD / TT:

Recorded at the House of Arts in Szekszárd, Hungary.

R-7

MELÓDIA

1. Siciliano from Concerto for solo organ in D minor, BWV 596, arranged for flute and organ
2. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 846

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord [2] [Sperrhake harpsichord, Organ [2])]; Lóránt Kovács (Flute) [1]

Televideo

Published: 1993.

Video / TT:

Recorded at the Great Hall of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary.

R-8

A ZENÉN TÚL - Vásáry Tamás zenés beszélgetése Mendelssohnról

Chorale Prelude for Organ "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", BWV 720

János Sebestyén (Organ)

Hungaroton

1996

Video / TT:

Recorded live at the Great Hall of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary.

R-9

J.S. Bach: Concertos after Vivaldi


Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 [12:09]
Concerto in C major, BWV 594 [19:59]
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 [11:12]
This recording session also included:
Little Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 553
Little Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in F major, BWV 556
Fantasy & Fugue in A minor, BWV 561
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590

János Sebestyén (Organ) [Jehmlich organ (1989)]

Hungaroton (Originally recorded for UNICEF)

Jan 16-18, 1996

CD / TT:

Recorded at the House of Arts in Szekszárd, Hungary.
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Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

Harpsichord Recital

Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Concerto after Vivaldi in D major, BWV 972

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord) [Ammer harpsichord]

Hungaroton

Dec 2-9, 1963

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Rottenbiller Street Studio in Budapest, Hungary. Other works: n ot by J.S. Bach.

K-2

J.S. Bach: Toccate per clavicambalo

Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912
Toccata No. 4 in D minor, BWV 913
Toccata No. 5 in E minor, BWV 914
Toccata No. 7 in G major, BWV 916

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

CBS Italiana - Odissea / BAM

Jan 1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-3

J.S. Bach: Toccate per clavicambalo (Vol. II)

Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 894
Toccata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, BWV 910
Toccata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 911
Toccata No. 6 in G minor, BWV 915

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

CBS Italiana - Odissea / BAM

Jun 1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-4

Bach: 6 Concerti after Vivaldi

Concerto in D major, BWV 972
Concerto in G major, BWV 973
Concerto in G minor, BWV 975
Concerto in C major, BWV 976
Concerto in F major, BWV 978
Concerto in G major, BWV 980

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Vox/Turnabout

1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-5

J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major; Aria variata alla maniera italiana; Overture in the French Style

Overture in the French Style (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831
Aria variata alla maniera italiana, BWV 989
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998
Mistakenly left off the finished recording:
Variation III from BWV 989
Allegro movement from BWV 998

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Boîte À Musique (BAM)

c1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-6

Bach: Music for Solo Harpsichord

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906
Toccata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 911
Six Little Preludes, BWV 933-938:
Italian Concerto, BWV 971

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Vox/Turnabout

c1968

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-7

J.S. Bach: dai XVI Concerti transritti per clasvicambalo

Concerto after A. Marcello in D minor, BWV 974
Concerto after Duke Johann Ernst in C major, BWV 984
Concerto after Telemann in G minor, BWV 985
Concerto after Telemann (?) in G major, BWV 986
Concerto after Duke Johann Ernst in D minor, BWV 987

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Angelicum

c1969

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-8

J.S. Bach: Suites inedites pour clavecin

Suite in A minor, BWV 818a
Suite in E-flat major, BWV 819
Overture (Suite) in F major, BWV 820
Suite in F minor, BWV 823

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Centre Culturel de Valprivas

c1970 (?) (published: Nov 1975.)

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Angelicum studio in Milan, Italy.

K-9

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Hapsichord; Allegro; Adagio

Sonata in D minor, BWV 964 [19:07]
Sonata after Reinken in A minor, BWV 965 [19:19]
Sonata after Reinken in C major, BWV 966 [13:09]
Adagio in G major, BWV 968 [5:24]
Allegro in E minor, BWV 1019 [6:27]

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord) [Sperrhake harpsichord]

Hungaroton

Feb 28-Mar 7, 1972

LP, CD / TT: 63:26

Recorded at the Torockó Square Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.

K-10

J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue; Four Duets; Italian Concerto; Concerto in D after Vivaldi

Duets BWV 802-805
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Concerto after Vivaldi in D major, BWV 972

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord) [Sperrhake harpsichord]

Hungaroton's Music For Everybody

Feb 28-Mar 7, 1972

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Torockó Square Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.

K-11

J.S. Bach: Concerto Transcriptions for Solo Harpsichord after Vivaldi

No Cover

Concerto No. 1 in D major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 972 [8:34]
Concerto No. 2 in G major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 973 [10:32]
Concerto No. 4 in G minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 975 []
Concerto No. 5 in C major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 976 []
Concerto No. 7 in F major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 978 [11:38]
Concerto No. 9 in G major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 980 []
Concerto No. 3 in D minor (after A. Marcello), BWV 974 [] [CD only]
Concerto No. 14 in G minor (after G.P. Telemann), BWV 985 [] [CD only]

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord) [Martin Sassman harpsichord after Christian Zell (1728)]

Hungaroton (Originally recorded for Pantheon)

1984

LP, CD / TT:

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany.

K-12

J.S. Bach: Piano Works

Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F major, BWV 779 [0:53]
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903
Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 []
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 [4:43]
Little Preludes BWV 924-930 [1:00, 1:09, 1:17, 0:38, 1:28, 0:40, 1:28]
Prelude in C major, BWV 939-942 [0:33, 0:50, 0:37, 0:45]
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 []
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998 [11:31]
Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 [1:11]

János Sebestyén (Piano)

Naxos

Jun 21-22, 1991

CD / TT: 63:16

Recorded at the House of Arts in Szekszárd, Hungary.
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K-13

J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (Complete)

Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 [20:15]
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 [26:41]
From the Anna Magdalena Notebook [10:35]:
Minuet in G major, BWV Anh 114
Minuet in G minor, BWV Anh 115
Minuet in G major, BWV Anh 116
Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh 119
March in D major, BWV Anh 122
Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh 125
Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126
Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh 132

János Sebestyén (Piano)

Naxos

Jul 6-9, 1992

CD / TT: 57:31

Recorded at the Unitarian Church in Budapest, Hungary.
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Recordings of Chamber Works

H-1

J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas

Sonata for flute & harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030
Sonata for flute & continuo in E minor, BWV 1034
Sonata for flute & continuo in E major, BWV 1035

Lóránt Kovács (Flute); János Sebestyén (Hapsichord); Ede Banda (Cello)

Hungaroton

Dec 18-23, 1969

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Torockó Square Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.

H-2

J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas

Sonata for flute & harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1020
Sonata for flute & harpsichord in E-flat major, BWV 1031
Sonata for flute & harpsichord in A major, BWV 1032
Sonata for flute & continuo in C major, BWV 1033

Lóránt Kovács (Flute); János Sebestyén (Hapsichord); Ede Banda (Cello)

Hungaroton

Mar 22-27, 1972

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Torockó Square Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.

H-3

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for violoncello and cambalo

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027-1029

Ventsislav Nikolov (Cello); János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Balkanton

c1980

LP / TT:

Recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

J.S. Bach: Ouverture h-moll; W.A. Mozart: D-dur fuvolaverseny

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Constantin Silvestri

Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society

Ferenc Hartai (Flute); János Sebestyén (Hapsichord)

Hungaroton

Oct 18, 1954

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Hungarian Radio Studio No. 6 in Budapest, Hungary. The harpsichord part was recorded circa 1959 and was dubbed into the recording before its initial LP release.

O-2

J.S. Bach - W.F. Bach: Concerti for two Harpsichords

Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C minor, BWV 1060 [16:19]
Concerto for 2 harpsichords & strings in C major, BWV 1061 [21:37]

Vilmos Tátrai

Hungarian Chamber Orchestra

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord) [Ammer harpsichord] (Sebestyén performs both harpsichord parts)

Hungaroton

Jun 30-Jul 2, 1965

LP, CD / TT: 50:21

Recorded at the Rottenbiller Street Studio in Budapest, Hungary.
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O-3

Bach: Concertos for 2-3-4 Harpsichords and Strings

Concerto for Two Harpsichords and Strings in C major, BWV 1061
Concerto for Three Harpsichords and Strings in C major, BWV 1064
Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings in A minor, BWV 1065

Petr Škvor

Zuzana Růžičková, János Sebestyén, David Roblou, Giedré Lukšaité-Mrázková (Harpsichords)

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Supraphon

Apr 15-24, 1983

LP / TT:

Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague, Czech Republic.

Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue

A-1

J.S. Bach: die kunst der fuge bwv. 1080

From Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080:
Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapuncto alla Quinta
Fuga a 2 Clav. Rectus
Fuga a 2 Clav. inversus

Frigyes Sándor

Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra

János Sebestyén (Hapsichord); Zsuzsa Pertis (Harpsichord)

Hungaroton

Jul 21-Aug 6, 1969

LP / TT:

Recorded in Pannonhalma, Hungary.

Recordings of Vocal Works

C-1

Organ Festival

Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29

János Sebestyén (Organ)

Price-less

c1984

Casette / TT

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2006 - March 2007)
Thanks to contributors: Bradley Lehman (March 2007)


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