Richter The Authorised Recordings: Bach
The Richter Edition comprises 21 discs in nine separate slipcased sets. Although the edition is initially only available in its complete format, it will be released individually in the autumn. We review the set in its individual component parts with a variety of critics offering their opinions on the sets. The majority of performances are live recordings though some are studio-made; the packaging is not helpful on this matter and it is hoped that Philips will be more forthcoming when the nine sets are released individually—Ed.