Visions of Bach

Visions of Bach

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Artist: Various

Composers: Various

Format: 1 CD


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Bach's music has always been at the center of the transcription industry, to a degree that no other composer—not Mozart or Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms—can claim. And why are musicians so tempted to transcribe Bach's music? Because they can. Bach's musical ideas and musical style are so remarkably malleable that they can accommodate many instrumental options, rendering historical questions of instrumentation moot. It is an old saw that Bach's music is “abstract” or “idealistic,” primarily structural and only secondarily sonorous, and therefore eminently transcribable.

—Kevin Bazzana

Track List

From Organ Encores [DOR-90112] 
Performed by Jean Guillou, Organ
1. Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 29 "Wir Danken dir Gott" (Arr. Guillou)

Previously Unreleased Selections 
Performed by Laura Risk, Celtic Fiddler & Susie Petrov, Piano
2. Polonaise in G Minor (A119) from the Anna Magdalena Notebook (#10)
3. Fugue in G Major, BWV 577, "Gigue" (excerpt)
4. "New Claret" from Collection of Scottish Dance Music (Neil Gow, 1727-1807)

From Baroque Inventions [DOR-90209] 
Performed by Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, Classical Guitar Duo
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
5. iv. Gavotte
6. v. Bourrée
7. vi. Loure
8. vii. Gigue

From Transcendental Bach [DIS-80117] 
Performed by Thomas Labé, Piano
9. Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 (Arr. Busoni)
From Organ Encores [DOR-90112] 
Performed by Jean Guillou, Organ
10. Badinerie from Suite for Orch. No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 (Arr. Guillou)
11. Sarabande, BWV 997 (Arr. Guillou)

Previously Unreleased Selection
Performed by Boulder Brass
12. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (Arr. Michael Allen)

Previously Unreleased Selection 
Performed by Chatham Baroque
13. Andante from Violin Sonata in C Major, BWV 1006

From A Baroque Celebration [DOR-90189]**-** Performed by The New York Kammermusiker, Double Reed Ensemble
14. Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

From A Recital of Intimate Works [DIS-80147]
Performed by Andrew Rangell, Paino
15. Sheep May Safely Graze (Arr. Petri)

From J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations [xCD-90281]
Performed by Les Violons du Roy - Bernard Labadie, Conductor
16. Air (first)
17. Variation 26

Previously Unreleased Selection 
Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Eduardo Mata, Conductor
18. Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (Arr. Respighi)

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UPC: 053479001627

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