Six English Suites - Johann Sebastian Bach

Judith Lambden performs Bach's English Suites on piano.

The English Suites were probably written during Bach’s years as Kappellmeister in Cöthen, or even as early as 1715 while he was still in Weimar – certainly well before the six French Suites and the six Partitas. It was customary to write Suites in sets of six. The original manuscript had been lost, but a copy was in the possession of Bach’s youngest son, Johann Christian Bach, then living in England. The title page included the inscription 'Faites pour les Anglois'.

Aided by an ability to play a substantial number of Bach’s keyboard works and other repertoire from memory, Judith has given many recitals in England, where she lived for 23 years, and throughout Europe.

Judith Lambden studied under some of the great pianists and pedagogues of our times, including Kendall Taylor, Lamar Crowson, Nadia Boulanger and Paul Badura-Skoda. Later she was awarded a grant by the Dutch Government for one year of study with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam.

Artist

Judith Lambden

Judith was born in Creswick, Victoria in Australia, She graduated from the Melbourne University Conservatorium with a B.Mus(Hons) degree. While still in Melbourne for a further seven years, her teachers were Gordon McKeown for piano and John Ingram for theory and composition. She won many prizes and made national broadcast performances for ABC radio.


Audio previews

Track Listing

    1st Suite in A major Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Prelude 2:34
  2. Allemande 4:43
  3. Courante I 2:19
  4. Courante II 2:28
  5. Double I 1:44
  6. Double II 1:47
  7. Sarabande 5:06
  8. Bourrée I 2:23
  9. Bourrée II 2:51
  10. Gigue 2:40
  11. 2nd Suite in A minor Johann Sebastian Bach

  12. Prelude 5:34
  13. Allamande 3:44
  14. Courante 2:28
  15. Sarabande 4:08
  16. Bourrée I 2:27
  17. Boureée II 2:39
  18. Gigue 3:38
  19. 3rd Suite in G minor Johann Sebastian Bach

  20. Prelude 3:36
  21. Allemande 3:41
  22. Courante 2:45
  23. Sarabande 4:29
  24. Gavotte I 1:48
  25. Gavotte II 1:50
  26. Gigue 2:46

    4th Suite in F major Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Prelude 5:56
  2. Allemande 3:50
  3. Courante 1:54
  4. Sarabande 3:48
  5. Menuet I 1:30
  6. Menuet II 2:12
  7. Gigue 3:23
  8. 5th Suite in E minor Johann Sebastian Bach

  9. Prelude 5:42
  10. Allemande 4:15
  11. Courante 3:00
  12. Sarabande 3:09
  13. Passepied I 1:20
  14. Passepied II 2:13
  15. Gigue 2:54
  16. 6th Suite in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach

  17. Prelude 8:51
  18. Allemande 4:01
  19. Courante 2:57
  20. Sarabande 3:30
  21. Gavotte I 2:35
  22. Gavotte II 4:12
  23. Gigue 3:12

Performers

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.


Where to buy

Six English Suites - Johann Sebastian Bach can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
148 minutes 32 seconds
Release date
August 2011
Copyright
© 2011 Judith Lambden
Phonogram
℗ 2011 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MCD 455
Alternate catalogue number
MCD455
Barcode
EAN 9314574045529