Bach, J S: Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne (Ciaccona)

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Stokowski conducts Bach: The Great Transcriptions & Wagner: Brünnhilde's Immolation

Stokowski conducts Bach: The Great Transcriptions & Wagner: Brünnhilde's Immolation


Bach, J S:

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

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Arioso - Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156

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

Wagner:

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

trans. Stokowski


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The Bach Album: Fahmi Alqhai

The Bach Album: Fahmi Alqhai

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for the viola da gamba by F. Alqhai


Bach, J S:

Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003

transcribed for the viola da gamba by F. Alqhai

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010

transcribed for the viola da gamba by F. Alqhai

Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013

transcribed for the viola da gamba by F. Alqhai

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

transcribed for the viola da gamba by F. Alqhai


Fahmi Alqhai (viola da gamba)

One of the challenges for a modern-day viola da gamba virtuoso is the need to be constantly searching for (and finding) new and demanding solo repertory with which to demonstrate technical and interpretative prowess - especially given that the supply of this dried up during the course of the Baroque era. One of Fahmi Alqhai’s solutions to this challenge is the more-than-legitimate recourse to transcriptions, and in a tour de force on 'The Bach Album' he presents four such reworkings – all made by himself – of solo instrumental masterpieces by the great composer.

Alqhai has adapted the Second Violin Sonata, the Fourth Cello Suite, and also the Flute Partita. He completes his programme with the astonishing – and inexhaustible – Chaconne from the Second Violin Partita. This final flourish from one of his concert programmes and his recording for this new Glossa release, made in the Estudios Sputnik in Seville, clearly shows how his interpretation has been honed in live performance. That these transcriptions sound as though they could have been written for the viola da gamba is, of course, testament to Bach’s genius. It is, however, also, a reflection of the naturalness and vivid communication that is the hallmark of Fahmi Alqhai’s playing and musical thinking.

Spanish viola da gamba player Fahmi Alqhai is one of that select group of artists who define and shape the world of Glossa. With his ensemble Accademia del Piacere, Alqhai has, for some years now, been turning away from the well-worn pathways in order to explore new possibilities in terms of presentation and interpretation.

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Liszt: Early Transcriptions

Liszt: Early Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974

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

arr. Busoni

Liszt:

Sarabande Und Chaconne Aus Dem Singspiel Almira (Handel), S181

Fantasy on Themes from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, S697


Mariam Batsashvili (piano)

It is said that the young Bach regularly travelled far and wide for any opportunity to hear organist Johann Reincken, a man who could improvise at the organ better than anyone – that is, until Bach ultimately came to surpass him. He, too, could move an audience to tears. Everyone knows that Prague adores Mozart, and especially The Marriage of Figaro, which Mozart conducted himself in the city in 1787. But not everyone knows that it was at the premier of his Prague Symphony, when he surprised the audience with an improvised piano solo that descended into a brilliant fantasy on the Figaro aria Non più andrai, that he won the heart of the city forever. And then, there is Franz Liszt. In the 1830s and 40s, he could count half of Europe among his fans – certainly the female half, at least – not because of his note-perfect interpretation of a late Beethoven sonata (which he was infamous for performing most extravagantly), but because all you had to do was hum a melody from Don Giovanni, I Puritani, Der Freischütz or Les Huguenots and he would set off on a musical odyssey on waves of notes freshly arranged in that musical brain of his...

Improvising. Fantasizing. On the spot, dressing the theme up in the latest, trendiest styles, turning it into a completely new composition – a musical feat that is the backbone of the jazz of the 20th century, all but vanished from the concert hall today. But it was once the domain of the great composers. Today we play the notes, we play them at an extremely high level, we immerse ourselves in the composer as deeply as possible, we interpret his intentions, but in the end, we restrict ourselves to the dots on paper.

This CD includes piano transcriptions of the composers Marcello, Händel, Bach and Mozart, and Mariam Batsashvili is certainly one who knows how to bring the notes to life.Through her performance you will hear something of the lost art of fantasizing, revisiting, arranging, interpreting that Bach, Liszt and Busoni understood so well. While honoring the masters they transferred their identity on these pieces, making these original masterworks accessible for new audiences, while adding extra layers of excitement. But what else would you expect when that name is Bach, Busoni or Liszt...

“[Batsashvili] undoubtedly shows the requisite agility and range of touch and temperament that establish trust in her artistry…I look forward to hearing [her] in the future” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

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Nemanja Radulović: Bach

Nemanja Radulović: Bach


Bach, J C:

Concerto for Viola in C minor

Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Tijana Milošević (violin)

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gavotte

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

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


Nemanja Radulović (violin & viola)

Les Trilles du Diable

After his Echo Award-Winning Album Journey East, we present Nemanja’s eagerly awaited new album on Deutsche Grammophon

This "exceptionally talented” violinist, a growing star in France, now turns to the roots of classical music, to one of the most popular composers of our time: Bach

He has recorded a unique and very personal collection of Bach hits, including new arrangements of the famous Chaconne, the Air on a G string and the Toccata + Fugue

These tracks in particular offer opportunity for high-visibility streaming placement! Please reach out to your local streaming account managers already – international plan to follow!

Album includes Johann Christian Bach’s (one of the composer’s musician sons) delightfully poetic and rarely performed Viola Concerto.

Radulović plays both the violin and the viola on this recording – it’s his recording debut as a viola player!

“Vibrato? Absolutely. Portamentos? Yes. Tempo and metre? Let’s be exciting. It’s not overdone, and it is couched within a Baroque performance framework. Still, there is a spirit of freedom and the results are passionate readings that yank the great JS down from the heavens back into visceral humanity” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

“Radulovic can certainly deliver, as can his second violinist Tijana Milosevic and their accomplished orchestras., Double Sens and Les Trilles du Diable. There’s no doubting his virtuoso abilities and his tone is beautifully in the slow(er) movements, eloquent yet never heavy.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2017 ***

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John Williams plays Bach

John Williams plays Bach


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

arr. for guitar by John Williams

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito

Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003: Andante sostenuto

arr. for guitar by John Williams

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

arr. for guitar by John Williams

Lute Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV995

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996


John Williams (guitar)

Sony musicforyou - 88875070802

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JS Bach: Imagine

JS Bach: Imagine


Bach, J S:

Suite in C minor, BWV997

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV964

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

transcr. Johannes Brahms

Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013

transcr. Stéphane Delplace

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Adagio in G major, BWV968


Jean Rondeau (harpsichord)

IMAGINE is the first Warner Classics release from the dynamic young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, who sees it as “an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord”. Praised by radio station France Musique for his “maturity, fabulous touch and originality,” the multi-talented Rondeau feels that, as a young musician today, he has “an incredible opportunity to break out of the concert hall and meet the world”.

“French prodigy Jean Rondeau on a mission to make the harpsichord hip… …his brooding looks make him the latest “sex symbol” in the classical firmament” The Independent

Born in 1991, Rondeau is a musician with impeccable credentials in his instrument – and he has many prizes to prove it – but, with his multiple talents and interests, he defies simple categorisation: he is also a musicologist and is trained as an organist and a choral conductor, while as a pianist he is co-founder of a group (called Note Forget – The Project) that performs his jazz compositions.

He feels that, as a young musician today, he has “an incredible opportunity to break out of the concert hall and meet the world”. He has already performed all over Europe and in the United States, is a member of the four-person Baroque ensemble Nevermind, and collaborates regularly with the European Baroque orchestra Les Ambassadeurs. “My aim is to be as genuine as possible in my relationship with the instrument and with the audience,” he says, “I want to share my passion for the harpsichord, and I know lots of young people who are drawn to classical music, so I also try to give it an image that is full of dynamism.”

He was only six years old when he fell in love with the sound of the harpsichord and decided he wanted to learn it. “The harpsichord has a special sound and timbre, and it can really charm an audience. Its possibilities are endless,” he says. His principal teacher was Blandine Verlet, especially renowned in the works of Bach and Couperin, and he went on to study at Paris’ Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, at the Sorbonne (where he took a degree in Musicology) and at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In 2012, at the age of 21 he was awarded first prize at the prestigious Bruges International Harpischord Competition, where the newspaper La Libre Belgique praised “his ability to make the harpsichord sing and to move the music forward ... a virtuosity that allows him to dash off lightning appoggiaturas, and phrasing that nourishes and refreshes the drama,” summing up his playing as “lively, ardent, captivating and always dynamically charged”. In that same year he also won second prize at the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition and received the European Union Baroque Orchestra’s Development Trust Award. In 2013 he was presented the Young Soloist Prize of Francophone Public Radio by the broadcaster France Musique, which singled him out for his “maturity, fabulous touch and originality.”

IMAGINE features one of Bach’s most celebrated harpsichord works, the Italian Concerto BWV 971, but it mainly comprises transcriptions of music that the composer conceived for other instruments: the violin, the lute and the flute. “This isn’t a disc of transcriptions, though,” says Rondeau. “As its name suggests, it is about imagination – an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord. And though it’s not making a direct link to John Lennon, it’s nice if the title of the CD calls him to mind.”

“Not only is the trajectory utterly sure-footed; he can also generate palpable excitement without resorting to empty bravado...Rondeau is a natural communicator, unimpeded by the imperative to score academic points...Make no mistake - this is an auspicious debut.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 *****

“Rondeau evidently listens as well as he plays...He expertly projects the Italian Concerto's solo/tutti designations, yet his fastidious articulation slightly sacrifices forward impetus...The warm, full-bodied and well-balanced recorded sound further enhances Rondeau's thoughtful artistry.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2015

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Rachel Podger at the Three Choirs Festival

Rachel Podger at the Three Choirs Festival


Bach, J S:

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

Giga from Violin Partita No. 2

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

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Loure

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gavotte

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV1009: Bourrees I & II

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009: Gigue

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011: Prélude


Rachel Podger (violin/tutor); students: Colin Scobie, Violeta Barrena (violin); George Clifford (baroque violin); Hetti Price, Vladimir Waltham (baroque cello)

All regions; running time 2 hours and 39 minutes

“Podger is utterly undogmatic, preferring instead to see all instruments as tools at the service of any musician's primary focus: the music itself...The freedom in her own playing, it soon transpires, is built on an understanding of Bach's harmonic thinking...the spontaneity that informs Podger's every phrase ultimately derives from discipline” BBC Music Magazine, February 2013 ***

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Herbert Blomstedt 85th Anniversary Edition

Herbert Blomstedt 85th Anniversary Edition


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

Jürgen Wolf (organ)

Motet BWV228 'Fürchte dich nicht'

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

GewandhausKammerchor & Thomaner Chor Leipzig

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

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

Victoria Mullova (violin)

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Recorded live at St Thomas’s Church, Leipzig, May 2005

Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Anna Larsson (alto), Christoph Genz (tenor) & Dietrich Henschel (bass)

GewandhausKammerchor & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Dona Nobis Pacem

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

GewandhausKammerchor & Thomaner Chor Leipzig

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

Mendelssohn:

Elias Op. 70: Hore Israel (aria), Furchte Dich Nicht (chorus)

Recorded live at Nicolai Church, Leipzig, October 1999

GewandhausKammerchor & Thomaner Chor Leipzig


With this recording, Herbert Blomstedt pays homage to Bach and the city of Leipzig. One part of the Blu-ray Disc was recorded in 2005 at the Leipzig Bach Festival, which is widely regarded as the world’s leading festival celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach.

This concert of Bach’s masterwork, written at the end of his tenure as the 18th Gewandhauskapellmeister did not really mark the end of Blomstedt’s fruitful collaboration with the traditional orchestra. The Swedish conductor will continue to act as an honorary musical director to the ensemble. Performed with leading Bach singers at St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig, the church for which Bach conceived his works, this homage to Bach was a touching farewell to Herbert Blomstedt from his Leipzig audience. J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor is one of the greatest and most famous works of sacred music.

The other part of the Blu-ray Disc was recorded at the 9th October Memorial Concert of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchores. These began with the "Monday demonstration" of 9 October 1989, just one month before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Bonus: Bach and his B minor Mass – An introduction by Herbert Blomstedt.

Picture format: 1080i - 16:9

Sound formats: PCM Stereo • DTS-HD Master Audio

Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, Dutch (Documentary)

English, German, French, Latin (Mass in B minor)

Booklet Notes: English, German, French

Running Time: 195 mins, plus Bonus 21 mins

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Pentagram

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Bach, J S:

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

Santana:

Suite HP

Pentagram Suite

Guinevere

Vallet:

Pavane en forme d'une Complainte


Deutsche HM - 88697851082

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JS Bach: Suites and Partitas

JS Bach: Suites and Partitas


Bach, J S:

Suite in C minor, BWV997

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV964

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


Dom Laberge (keyboards)

Bach’s genius is intimately linked to the keyboard instruments of his time. Throughout his life, he never stopped composing for the organ and harpsichord. This CD is a re-issue of the exceptional recording of Dom Laberge, Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.

Analekta - AN29767

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