Böhm, G: Suite for Harpsichord No. 11 in A minor

This page lists all recordings of Suite for Harpsichord No. 11 in A minor, by Georg Böhm (1661-1733) on CD.

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From the House of Master Bohm

From the House of Master Bohm

Böhm, G:

Praeludium g-Moll

Suite in C minor

Partita 'Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig'

Menuett G-Dur

Suite in E flat major

Partita 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten'

Suite in F minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 11 in A minor

Ouverture in D major

John O'Donnell (harpsichord)

From the House of Master Bohm presents spirited and musicalogically authoritative performances of Georg Böhm's keyboard suites and chorale partitas by the renowned Australian Bach scholar John O'Donnell. He imbues the exuberant dance movements in Böhm’s suites with rustic energy, lilt and swing.

In the suites' slow movements O'Donnell demonstrates the uncanny ability to make his plucked instrument sing, the oft expressed ideal of centuries of the finest instrumentalists.

In achieving this ideal he is aided by the angelic resonance of his 1995 William Bright Harpsichord. And Böhm’s extravagant “stylus phantasticus” passages, features of his choral partitas, are executed by the harpsichordist with Dionysian sparkle.

The whole of O’Donnell’s performance is informed by a life of scholarship at the cutting edge of early music performance. His performance eloquently articulates how much more that there is in Böhm’s music than the mere notes on the page.

The earthy quality characteristic of many of Böhm's pieces harks back to the instrumental dances of earlier times, yet his suites of dance movements also look forward to their zenith in the keyboard suites of J S Bach. Böhm’s music comes down to us almost exclusively via manuscript copies from the Bach family’s collection, at least one piece having been copied in the house of master Böhm by a 15-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach.

Melba Recordings - MR301143



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Georg Böhm: Complete Harpsichord and Organ Music

Georg Böhm: Complete Harpsichord and Organ Music

Böhm, G:

Prelude in F major

Capriccio in D major

Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook: Menuet in G major 'fait par M. Böhm'

Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor

Chaconne in G major

Suite for Harpsichord No. 1 in C minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 10 in G major

Suite for Harpsichord No. 11 in A minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 2 in D major

Suite for Harpsichord No. 3 in D minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 4 in D minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 5 in E flat major

Suite for Harpsichord No. 6 in E flat minor

Suite for Harpsichord No. 7 in F major

Suite No. 8 in F minor

Suite No. 9 in F minor

Partita 'Jesu, du bist allzu schöne'

Partita 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten'

Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her

Choral Prelude: Vater unser in Himmelreich

Prelude & Fugue in D minor

Prelude & Fugue in A minor

Praeludium in C

Nun bitten wir den heil'gen Geist

Partita 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (II)

Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort

Partita 'Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele'

Christum, wir sollen loben schon

Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht

Christ lag in Todesbanden

Chorale Partita with Variations on 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir'

Auf meinen lieben Gott

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her

Partita 'Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig'

Simone Stella (organ & harpsichord)

Spanning 4 CDs and presenting over three hours of absorbing listening, this charming release explores the musical output of Georg Böhm -- one of the most important German organists and composers around the turn of the 18th century, and who is considered to have had a major influence on the training of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The compilation focuses on the main nucleus of Böhm's output, his works for keyboard, and divides equally into those for harpsichord and/or organ. Of chief interest among the pieces for the former instrument are the 11 Suites, works that were probably written for domestic performance, and these are joined by a range of other genres also common to the period. From the French Overture style of the Prelude in F to the art of variation that is the Chaconne in G, Böhm's compositions abound in inventive detail, and we soon move onto the works for organ -- where the composer's most important contribution to North German keyboard music, that of the chorale partita, comes to the fore.

Performing all these works is Simone Stella, one of today's most celebrated early music specialists and whose discography already includes two recordings for Brilliant Classics (Buxtehude's Complete Organ Music 94422; Buxtehude's Complete Harpsichord Music 94312). The release offers a fascinating insight into what is perhaps a lesser-known facet of the Baroque repertoire, and is certain to delight keyboard music aficionados.

Recorded 22--24 September 2011, OnClassical Studio, Pove del Grappa (CDs 1 & 2); 11--14 May 2012, Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate, Padova (CDs 3 & 4).

Harpsichord:?after Johannes Ruckers, Antwerp 1638; organ:?Francesco Zanin 2006 (German Style).

Böhm developed the so-called "Chorale Partita", variations on the Lutheran chorale, in the form of a multi-movement partita. In this he was of great influence on the young Johann Sebastian Bach.

Simone Stella continues his survey of Pre-Bachian German keyboard works with the complete harpsichord and organ works of Georg Böhm (1661-1733). He is one of the leading harpsichordists and organists of Italy, his earlier issue of the complete keyboard works of Buxtehude received uniform praise in the international press: "Thoroughly imaginative and engaging" (Fanfare), "Gelungen und überzeugend" (Klassic.com)."

Includes extensive notes on the composer and the music (English and Italian).

Includes a biography of the artist.

Brilliant Classics - 94612

(CD - 4 discs)


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