Bach, J S: Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208 (Schafe können sicher weiden)

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Busoni: Transcriptions of Works by Bach & Brahms

Busoni: Transcriptions of Works by Bach & Brahms


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

arr. Egon Petri

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 10 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

arr. F Busoni

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 4 'Herzlich tut mich erfreuen'

arr. F Busoni

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 5 'Schmücke dich, o Liebe Seele'

arr. F Busoni

Busoni:

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach BWV 645)

Choral Prelude ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen’

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Bach BWV 639)

Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659)

In Dir ist Freude (Bach BWV 615)

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major (Bach BWV 564)


David Theodor Schmidt (piano)

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) is rightfully considered one of the most accomplished arrangers of works originally composed for a different instrumentation. This year’s 90th anniversary of his death (on 27 July) provides me with an occasion to present an album consisting mostly of his transcriptions – works that I am particularly fond of. David Theodor Schmidt

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Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland

Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Brahms:

Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2

Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 7 in C sharp minor

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

with Gvantsa Buniatishivili (piano)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 57: No. 6 - Homesickness

Handel:

Minuet in G minor

Kancheli:

When Almonds Blossomed

From the film by Lana Gogoberidze

Ligeti:

Musica ricercata No. 7

Liszt:

Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau), S198

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Pärt:

Für Alina

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 2 No. 1 in C sharp minor

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')

trad.:

Vagiorko mai (Don’t you love me?)

Traditional / Khatia Buniatishvili


Following the success of her Chopin album on Sony Classical, Khatia Buniatishvili now reveals a new, highly personal side on her album ‘Motherland’.

The CD is an intimate quest encompassing solo piano works from Bach to Pärt and from Brahms to Kancheli, in which the themes of longing for home, the merriment of a folk dance and the eternal cycle of growth and decay are apparent.

Spanning a broad stylistic and historical range, the album celebrates the works that have accompanied Khatia Buniatschvili’s personal path in life, including pieces from her Georgian homeland.

Motherland juxtaposes the happy lightness of a ‘Slavonic Dance’ by Dvorak and the melancholy of Grieg’s lyrical ‘Homesickness’, and contrasts the elegant gaiety of Mendelssohn’s ‘Song without Words’ (op. 67/2) with the graceful introspection of Liszt’s ‘Lullaby’. Classics of the Romantic piano repertoire such as Chopin’s Étude in C-sharp minor (op. 25/7) and Brahms ‘Intermezzo’ (op. 117/2) are embedded between Bach’s cantata ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ and Arvo Pärt’s musical dedication ‘For Alina’.

Khatia Buniatishvili has been described by The Independent as “the young Georgian firebrand”. At the age of only 26 years, this Tblisi-born pianist has already achieved an exceptional maturity of interpretation and a distinctive artistic approach that make her playing unmistakable.

Khatia’s warm, sometimes sorrowful playing may reflect a close proximity to Georgian folk-music, which, she attests, has greatly influenced her musicality. Critics emphasize that her playing has an aura of elegant solitude and even melancholy, which she does not feel to be a negative attribute. “The piano is the blackest instrument,” she says, a “symbol of musical solitude… I have to be psychologically strong and forget the hall if I want to share it with the audience.” Khatia Buniatishvili speaks five languages and lives in Paris.

“Without this musical crispness it might all be cloying. As it is, the disc holds one's attention.” The Observer, 15th June 2014 ***

“soothing, intimate and reflective. Buntiashvili roduces the most ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, beautifully captured in Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche. The trouble is that, after 20 minutes or so of ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, one begins to wonder if that is all this pianist is going to reveal of herself” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

“Behind the flowers, butterflies and soulful photos there lies some very classy piano-playing...Buntiashvili's playing is eloquent indeed: her voicing is expertly balanced in the opening Bach transcription and the Ravel Pavane, the phrasing sings wonderfully in the Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Scriabin...on the whole these are performances that get under your skin.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2014 ****

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - October 2014

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JS Bach: Cantatas

JS Bach: Cantatas


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV202 'Weichet Nur, betrübte Schatten' (Wedding Cantata)

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV10 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren'

Elly Ameling (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), Marius Rintzler (bass)

Wiener Akademie-Chor

Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

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

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester


Karl Münchinger recorded all the major orchestral and choral pieces by Bach for Decca, and over a period of some 30 years (from the Mono to the Digital eras), five of the Cantatas. All boast remarkable soloists from their eras. Suzanne Danco sings the two solo cantatas, BWV 51 and 202, recorded in 1953 and released on CD for the first time. Elly Ameling and Helen Watts are soloists in the early cantata, BWV 10. And the digital recordings of Ein feste Burg and Wachet auf feature Julia Hamari and Tom Krause. The collection is rounded off with two of the most popular orchestral arrangements from the Bach cantata repertoire – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring and Sheep may safely graze.

“Fascinating to chart Munchinger's development as a Bach conductor over 30 years - from the early stiffness of BWV 202 to the surefooted majesty of Ein' feste Burg.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ***

“Suzanne Danco’s lively and musicianly performances in both Cantatas gave me much pleasure” Gramophone Magazine

“The smoothest and sweetest of string playing” Gramophone Magazine (Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Sheep may safely graze)

“excellently transparent and well-detailed Decca digital recording and a fine team of soloists … the chorus’ vigorous contribution is given striking body and presence” Gramophone Magazine (BWV 80 and 140)

“very well performed” Penguin Guide *** (Cantata BWV 10)

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

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The Flagstad Recitals Volume 4

The Flagstad Recitals Volume 4

Songs for Sunday - Sacred Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Cantata BWV20 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort'

First Publication of Stereo Version

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Break in Grief

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

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

Bortnyansky:

Jubilate

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Gruber, F:

Stille Nacht

Handel:

Messiah: He shall feed His flock

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth

Praise ye the Lord

Sommi Dei! (Radamisto)

Semele: O, Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me?

Art thou troubled? (from Rodelinda)

(previously unpublished)

Liddle, S:

Abide with me

Mendelssohn:

Hear My Prayer

Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, from Paulus, Op. 36

Parry:

Jerusalem

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful


The fourth volume in “The Flagstad Recitals” comprises two LPs Kirsten Flagstad made with the London Philharmonic and Sir Adrian Boult in December 1956 (Bach and Handel: CD2) and April 1957 (Sacred Songs: CD1) at London’s Kingsway Hall. The Penguin Guide to bargain Compact Discs praised the ‘sacred pops’ CD for the ‘vivid projection’ of Flagstad’s voice and singled out the ‘great majesty and weight’ of her voice. As with the sacred songs, the Bach and Handel items have a devotional aura of their own and this anthology is also unique for the first stereo publication of Bach’s aria ‘Sheep may safely graze’ and the first-ever publication of ‘Art thou troubled’ from Handel’s Rodelinda.

Some of the songs featured on ‘Great Sacred Songs’ made their way onto a 45rpm EP which was entitled “Songs for Sunday” – from which derives the title of this compilation. Flagstad’s own religious beliefs remain unexpressed in The Flagstad Manuscript – there are no pronouncements about morality per se or about the immortality of the soul. How she lived her life speaks for itself, however, and so do the performances on this CD: songs not just for Sunday for but every day.

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Vivaldi - Gloria

Vivaldi - Gloria


Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

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

Zion hört die Wächter singen

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

arr. Connah

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Vivaldi:

Gloria in D major, RV589


Sir Philip Ledger (organ), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Jean Rigby (alto), Uwe Heilmann (tenor) & Jorma Hynninen (bass)

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra Berlin, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus & Orchestra, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, South German Madrigal Choir, Consortium Musicum, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Neville Marriner & Sir David Willcocks

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Bach - The Conductors' Transcriptions

Bach - The Conductors' Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

(Orchestrated by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski)

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

(Orchestrated by Eugene Ormandy)

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

(Orchestrated by Erich Leinsdorf)

Suite No. 6 for Full Orchestra

(Orchestrated by Sir Henry J. Wood)

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

(Orchestrated by Sir Malcolm Sargent)

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

(Orchestrated by Sir John Barbirolli)

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great'

(Orchestrated by Dimitri Mitropoulos)

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

(Orchestrated by Vittorio Gui)

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

(Orchestrated by Otto Klemperer)

Chorale Prelude BWV720 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

(Orchestrated by Walter Damrosch)


“…Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra relish the considerable technical challenges posed by these transcriptions… those who enjoy their Bach as a full meat-and-two-veg course will love this release, and the Chandos recording is suitably lustrous.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2004 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - October 2004

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A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music

A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music


Bach, J S:

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

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

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Boccherini:

Minuet in A major from String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5, G275

Britten:

Jubilate Deo in C major (1961)

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146: Prélude

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Fauré:

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Goss, J:

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: Overture

Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Water Music: Air & Hornpipe

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Massenet:

Méditation (from Thaïs)

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Ave verum corpus, K618

Mussorgsky:

Promenade

Pachelbel:

Canon

Parry:

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)

Poston:

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Purcell:

Trumpet Tune

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Stanford:

The Blue Bird, Op. 119 No. 3

trad.:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St Denio)

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Winter - Largo

The Four Seasons: Spring - Allegro

Wagner:

Bridal Chorus 'Treulich geführt' (from Lohengrin)

Walton:

Crown Imperial

Widor:

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1


“Philippe Quint is a wonderfully accomplished soloist.” Gramophone Magazine

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Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 3

Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 3

Arrangements by Ignaz Friedman, Percy Grainger and William Murdoch


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV596

Cantata BWV68 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt: Mein glaubiges Herze

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV1048 - 1st movement

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

Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002: Bourrée

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Gavotte (Rondeau) from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV1006

Fugue in A minor BWV865

Fugue in E flat major BWV878

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

Blithe Bells (Sheep May Safely Graze)


Piers Lane (piano)

‘A memorable as well as enticing disc’ (Gramophone)

“Lane commands the golden tone and effortless, spirited virtuosity needed to make these transcriptions come alive, and makes them sound easy to boot. A honey of a release” BBC Music Magazine

“A truly fascinating disc … Lane clearly relishes in the amusing challenges, but he also makes you wonder at the immensity of Bach’s genius” Classic FM Magazine

“Wonderful music, consummately transcribed and movingly played” International Piano

“This is wonderfully crafted piano music, marvellously executed by Lane … the playing is always supremely fluid and musically enquiring … this is another fascinating release from Hyperion” International Record Review

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Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival


Anderson, Leroy:

A Christmas Festival

Bach, J S:

Mein Jesu! was fuer Seelenweh, BWV487

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Banks, Tommy:

Gift of the Magi

Delius:

Sleigh Ride

Glazunov:

The Seasons, Op. 67 (Winter)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Leontovich:

Carol of the Bells

Mozart:

German Dance, K605 No. 3 'Die Schlittenfahrt'

Mozart, L:

Divertimento in F major 'Eine musikalische Schlittelfahrt': Die Schlittenfahrt

Newman, A:

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Prokofiev:

Lieutenant Kijé: Troika

trad.:

Greensleeves

O Sanctissima


Richard Hayman & His Orchestra

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