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Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites

Murray Perahia

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French Suite No.1 In D Minor, BWV 812  
1.1
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:31
1.2
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:55
1.3
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:54
1.4
4. Menuet I - II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:02
1.5
5. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:58
French Suite No.2 In C Minor, BWV 813  
1.6
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:51
1.7
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:44
1.8
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:07
1.9
4. Air
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:21
1.10
5. Menuet I - II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:07
1.11
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:03
French Suite No.3 In B Minor, BWV 814  
1.12
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:10
1.13
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:00
1.14
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:50
1.15
4. Anglaise
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:19
1.16
5. Menuet I - II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:08
1.17
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:16
French Suite No.4 In E Flat, BWV 815  
1.18
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:50
1.19
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:50
1.20
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:40
1.21
4. Gavotte I - II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:47
1.22
5. Menuet
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
0:58
1.23
6. Air
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:39
1.24
7. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:24
French Suite No.5 In G, BWV 816  
1.25
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:08
1.26
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:43
1.27
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
4:09
1.28
4. Gavotte
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:15
1.29
5. Bourrée
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:19
1.30
6. Loure
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:56
1.31
7. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:28
French Suite No.6 In E, BWV 817  
1.32
1. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:43
1.33
2. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:41
1.34
3. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
3:17
1.35
4. Gavotte
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:06
1.36
5. Polonaise
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:29
1.37
6. Petit Menuet
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
0:59
1.38
7. Bourrée
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
1:24
1.39
8. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Murray Perahia
2:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:31:33
Grammy Award nomination – Best Classical Instrumental Solo, 2017

Celebrated American pianist Murray Perahia makes his debut on Deutsche Grammophon with a double album of Bach’s French Suites, which Perahia sees as "Bach on the highest level," adding, "I don’t think Bach wrote one note that didn’t have wider meanings and that wasn’t to be tackled with all one’s heart and soul." Perahia has always felt a great affinity with the music of Bach, having played some of his pieces since childhood and been powerfully influenced by a performance he attended at the age of 15 conducted by Pablo Casals. This recording revels in the music’s diverse moods, from melancholy tenderness to pure joy, bringing out every nuance of its elegant phrasing and expressive dance rhythms.

"The recording process provides the chance to return to compositions, to uncover fresh ways of thinking and feeling about them and to explore the masterworks of the keyboard repertoire at every stage in one’s development. There is something very special for me about revisiting music by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Brahms. Their inexhaustible art remains a constant source of inspiration to me. My exciting new relationship with Deutsche Grammophon means that I can share my interpretations with the widest global audience."
- Murray Perahia
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – DG Studio Masters

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