Bach - Piano Transcriptions

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Bach - Piano Transcriptions

Label:

Oehms

Catalogue No:

OC706

Discs:

1

Release date:

14th Jan 2008

Barcode:

4260034867062

Length:

71 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Bach - Piano Transcriptions

Transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmaninov, Myra Hess and Wilhelm Kempf


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Chorale Prelude BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein'

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV532

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: suite (Gigue, Gavotte & Preludio)

(trans. Sergei Rachmaninov)

Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031

(trans. Wilhelm Kempff)

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

(trans. Myra Hess)

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'

Works transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni, except where stated.


On his new CD, Bernd Glemser presents not only some of the most famous Bach arrangements by Ferruccio Busoni (the recording begins with the Chaconne in D Minor, which can practically be called a standard work of the virtuoso piano repertoire), but also seldom heard pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Myra Hess and Wilhelm Kempff.

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)

Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. F. Busoni)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. F. Busoni)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (arr. F. Busoni)

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (arr. F. Busoni)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 388 (arr. F. Busoni)

Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 388 (arr. F. Busoni)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. F. Busoni)

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. F. Busoni)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 (arr. F. Busoni)

Prelude

Fugue

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (arr. S. Rachmaninov for piano)

I. Prelude

III. Gavotte

VII. Gigue

Johann Sebastian Bach: Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff)

Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (arr. M. Hess)

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring) (arr. M. Hess)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552, "St. Anne" (arr. F. Busoni for piano)

Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552, "St. Anne" (arr. F. Busoni)

Hi-Fi News

June 2008

“There’s a well structured Busoni Chaconne, the gentler Wilhelm Kempff Siciliano, Myra Hess’s ‘Jesu Joy’ and, less often heard, ‘Nun, freut ich…’ receives a dazzling Gould-like performance. Admirable touch, ornamentation and voicing”

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