Johann Sebastian Bach

Suites, Partitas, Sonatas

Transcribed for harpsichord

“I think Bach would have forgiven me for embarking on these transcriptions. Whether he would have forgiven the way I did it is, of course, another matter.” (Gustav Leonhardt)

The harpsichordist, conductor and organist Gustav Leonhardt was considered a pioneer of historical performance practice. Between 1968 and 1978 he made harpsichord transcriptions of several of Bach’s compositions for unaccompanied violin or violoncello. Now these transcriptions are...