Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 1

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Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 1


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Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 1

Selected works including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 and more

Bach, J S:

Selected piano transcriptions

Sergey Rachmaninov, Alfred Cortot, Winifred Christie, Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson, Olga Samaroff, George Copeland, Harriet Cohen, Alexander Kelberine, Walter Gieseking, Wilhelm Backhaus, Byron Janis, Artur Rubinstein (all piano)



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Sergei Rachmaninov: Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

I. Preludio

II. Gavotte

III. Gigue

Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo (arr. A. Cortot)

Aria (Largo) from Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. C. Tausig)

Toccata (Adagio - Presto)

Fugue (Allegro)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208, "Hunt Cantata": Aria: Schafe konnen sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (arr. M. Howe)

Sheep May Safely Graze from Birthday Cantata, BWV 208

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (arr. O. Samaroff)

Fugue (Allegro moderato) in G minor from Little Organ Book, BWV 578

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4: Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (arr. W. Rummel)

Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn from Easter Cantata, BWV 4

Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe, BWV 22: Chorale: Ertodt' uns durch dein' Gute (arr. H. Cohen)

Sancify us by Thy Goodness (Ertödt' uns durch dein' Güte) from Cantata BWV 22

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fervent is my Longing (Herzlich tut mich verlangen), BWV 727 (arr. A. Kelberine)

Chorale Prelude: Fervent is my Longing (Herzlich tut mich verlangen), BWV 727

Johann Sebastian Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. M. Hess)

Jesu bleibet meine Freude from Cantata Herz und Mund und Leben, BWV 147

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (arr. C. Lucas)

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Pastorale (arr. C. Lucas)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 643

Prelude (Moderato)

Fugue (Allegretto moderato)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major, BWV 564 (arr. A. Rubinstein)

Preludio, quasi improvvisando (Tempo moderato)

Intermezzo (Adagio)

Fuga (Moderatamente scherzando, un poco umoristico)

Gramophone Magazine

September 2007

“This grand transcription may forever be associated with Vladimir Horowitz's 1965 historic return, yet his rival Arthur Rubinstein arguably played it better for one of his least discussed and most incandescent recording sessions.”

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