twistedblues wrote:What are some of the most difficult Bach songs to play on Classical Guitar? And why?
Uhm, I'd postulate the answer is "the dozens and dozens of OTHER Bach pieces which [virtually] no one plays on guitar". Why? Because they don't work very well (or at all) on guitar, that's why. Duh. So CG players and lute players stick with selections from the series BWV 995 to 1012, over and over and over again.
Or to write it in musical terms |[: over and over and over and over and :]| ripetizione liberamente e in eterno.
When a CG player records the entire cycle of JSB's English Suites BWV 806-811, or the French Suites, BWV 812-817, or the six Partitas BWV 825-830, in the same manner that so many players have recorded the complete lute, violin, and/or cello pieces, THEN I will recant my words. I'd even be satisfied with a complete full length CD recording of pieces from both the Anna Magdalena Notebooks.
Lastly, the 10-minute long Toccata BWV 914 works exceptionally WELL on the guitar, and only the last movement (of four total) is a tough nut to crack. But to the best of my awareness, only Stefano Grondona has had the insight to perform and record this one (Stradivarius CD STR 33868, from 2010)