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Alexis Weissenberg
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Box Sets
Recordings of Vocal Works

Alexis Weissenberg - Short Biography

Review: Goldberg Variations from Weissenberg

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Voix de son maître C165-11644
EMI Classics

Jun 28-30 & Jul 4-6 + 10-11 & Oct 10, 1967

CD / TT: 82:17 / 79:04

Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris, France.
1st recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by A. Weissenberg
Review: Goldberg Variations from Weissenberg

K-2

Bach: Goldberg Variations
Bach: Goldberg Variations (Red Line)
Bach: Goldberg Variations (The National Gallery Collection)

 

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

EMI Classics 74952
Classics for Pleasure

Jun 14, 1981

CD / TT: 77:53 / 78:33 / 77:38

Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris, France
2nd recording of Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by A. Weissenberg.
Review: Goldberg Variations from Weissenberg
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K-3

Bach: 7 Partitas

 

1-4. Duets BWV 802-805 [3:21, 2:19, 2:14, 2:27]
5-10. Partitas BWV 825-830 [14:21, 15:13, 13:03, 21:11, 14:05, 20:19 ]
11. French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 [26:20]
12. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [11:58]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

EMI

Feb 1966 [10]
Apr 1966 [5-9, 12]
Sep 1966 [1-4, 11]

2-CD / TT: 148:10

Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris, France.
1st recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by A. Weissenberg.
1st recording of Partita No. 4 BWV 828 by A. Weissenberg.
1st recording of Partita No. 6 BWV 830 by A. Weissenberg.
1st recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by A. Weissenberg.
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K-8

Classic Archive: Alexis Weissenberg plays Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Stravinsky

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 []
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830: Currente []
Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano []

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Medici Arts (Euroarts) 3078048

1965-1969

DVD / TT: 150 min

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2nd recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by A. Weissenberg.
1st recording of Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy ofmanís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147 by A. Weissenberg.
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K-5

Alexis Weissenberg plays Bach, Chopin, Brahms

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 [19:32 / 20:38]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Ermitage Concerto
Aura Classics 0117

1969

CD / TT: 65:26

2nd recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by A. Weissenberg.
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K-6

Alexis Weissenberg plays Bach, Haydn, Schumann

Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 [27:55]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Ermitage Concerto
Aura Classics 0172

Aug 31, 1982

CD / TT: 77:41

Recorded at Rete 2: Chiesa di San Francesco, Locarno, Switzerland.
2nd recording of Partita No. 4 BWV 828 by A. Weissenberg.
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K-7

Alexis Weissenberg plays Bach, Haydn, Schumann

Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 [28:05]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Fabula Classica 12049

1982

CD / TT: 78:22

Recorded by Radio della Svizzera Italiana.
3rd recording of Partita No. 4 BWV 828 by A. Weissenberg.
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K-4

J.S. Bach: Italienisches Konzert ∑ Partitas Nos. 4 & 6

Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 [28:01]
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 [25:33]
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [11:31]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 423592

Aug 1987

CD / TT: 65:05

Recorded at Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany.
4th recording of Partita No. 4 BWV 828 by A. Weissenberg.
2nd recording of Partita No. 6 BWV 830 by A. Weissenberg.
2nd recording of Italian Concert BWV 971 A. Weissenberg.
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Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

J.S. Bach: Tanskriptionen

1. Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:25]
2. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; transcribed for piano [4:13]
3. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano [4:13]
4. Bach-Lüstner: Siciliano (Mvt. 2) from sonata for flute & keyboard No. 2 in E major, BWV 1031, transcribed for piano [1:37]
5. Bach-Liszt: Prelude & Fugue in A minor ("The Great"), BWV 543, transcribed for piano [6:35]
6. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [3:09]
7. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano [13:02]
8. Bach-Busoni: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, transcribed for piano [8:15]
9. Bach-Siloti: Prelude in B minor for piano, BWV 855a (transcribed from Prelude in E minor, WFN 18) [2:09]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Voix de son maître C069-12505
EMI Electrola

Dec 11-12 + 14-15, 1972; Jan 22 & Jun 20 & Jul 11 & Sep 17, 1973

LP / TT: 46:13

Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris, France.
2nd recording of Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147 by A. Weissenberg.

Box Sets

B-1

J.S. Bach: Variations Goldberg / Partitas / Concerto italien / Ouverture à la française / Fantaisie chromatique & fugue

 

Includes: [K-2], [K-3]
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [13:03]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

EMI Classics 74144

1966-1971
BWV 971: 1966-1967 (?)

3-CD / TT: 229:36

1st recording of Italian Concert BWV 971 A. Weissenberg.
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B-2

Icon: Alexis Weissenberg

 

CD-7:
1. Bach-Hess: Chorale Jesu, joy of manís desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:34]
2. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; transcribed for piano [4:20]
3. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano [1:57]
4. Bach-Lüstner: Siciliano (Mvt. 2) from sonata for flute & keyboard No. 2 in E major, BWV 1031, transcribed for piano [1:43]
5-6. Bach-Liszt: Prelude & Fugue in A minor ("The Great"), BWV 543, transcribed for piano [3:05, 5:37]
7. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [3:20]
8. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano [13:13]
9-10. Bach-Busoni: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, transcribed for piano [2:30, 5:53]
11. Bach-Siloti: Prelude in B minor for piano, BWV 855a (transcribed from Prelude in E minor, WFN 18) [2:22]
12-13. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [7:51, 4:14]
14-16. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [3:30, 6:37, 2:56]

Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

EMI Classics 99967-908622

1966-1971

10-CD / TT: 741:24

1-13 Compiled from: [K-2] + [K-3]
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2006 - April 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Holger Bünte-Majoor (March 2012), Teddy Kaufman (January 2007), Teri Noel Towe (February 2007)

Alexis Weissenberg: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Goldberg Variations from Weissenberg

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