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Transfigured Bach - Bach Transcriptions By Bartok, Et Al


Release Date: 05/24/2005 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98424   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra).

Béla Bartók, Ignaz Friedmann, Dinu Lipatti – giants of the piano, born of the music traditions of their respective native Hungary, Poland and Romania, these three extraordinary pianists were lifetime students of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. All three programmed Bach in virtuallly all of their mixed programes, and to them Bach was the beginning, middle and end of what music represents. In essence, their individual transcriptions are their own personal tributes and pianistic odes to their musical god. Petronel Malan was born into a political familiy in South Africa of French Huguenot decent.
Read more Malan debuted with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten, she won her first national gold medal at age twelve. (She has won every competition she was eligible to enter) This recording is Petronel Malan´s CD debut. She perfoms on the Blüthner Concert Grand.
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Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 7th movement, Tempo di Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
2. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
3. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
4. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: no 2, Mein gläubiges Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
5. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
6. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
7. Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Dinu Lipatti. 
8. Trio Sonata for Organ no 6 in G major, BWV 530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Béla Bartók. 
9. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
10. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 
11. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Petronel Malan (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ignaz Friedman. 

Sound Samples

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. I. Friedman): Toccata
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. I. Friedman): Fugue
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 (trans. D. Lipatti): I. Andantino tranquillo
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 (trans. D. Lipatti): II. Allegretto grazioso
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 (trans. D. Lipatti): III. Andante cantabile
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 (trans. D. Lipatti): IV. Allegro deciso
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Bourree (trans. I. Friedman)
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208: Schafe konnen sicher weiden (trans. I. Friedman)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645: Morgenlied: Andante, meno mosso (trans. I. Friedman)
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: Mein glaubiges Herze, frohlocke, sing' (trans. I. Friedman)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (trans. I. Friedman): Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: I. Vivo (trans. I. Friedman)
Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (trans. I. Friedman)
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en rondeau (arr. I. Friedman)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645: Andante, molto sostenuto (trans. I. Friedman)
Nun kommt, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659a: Largo, maestoso e molto serioso (trans. I. Friedman)
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530 (trans. B. Bartok): I. Vivace
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530 (trans. B. Bartok): II. Lento
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530 (trans. B. Bartok): III. Allegro

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