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Bach / Hélène Grimaud


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001250402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz Liszt
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Grimaud’s first ever recording of Bach, a tour de force performance and a landmark project in her notable career.

Charismatic and enigmatic, Grimaud presents her latest individual concept, combining the purity of Bach’s original keyboard works with works by the baroque master arranged for the piano by pianist-composers of later generations. The disc features one of her signature works, the Busoni version of Bach’s famous Chaconne in D minor.

Bach “is a Bible with an infinity of interpretations, through which you can renew your relationship to music, to yourself and to the world.” — Hélène Grimaud
Grimaud’s first ever recording of Bach, a tour de force performance and a landmark project in her notable career.

Charismatic and enigmatic, Grimaud presents her latest individual concept, combining the purity of Bach’s original keyboard works with works by the baroque master arranged for the piano by pianist-composers of later generations. The disc features one of her signature works, the Busoni version of Bach’s famous Chaconne in D minor.

Bach “is a Bible with an infinity of interpretations, through which you can renew your relationship to music, to yourself and to the world.” — Hélène Grimaud
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Works on This Recording

1. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Busoni 
6. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 20 in A minor, BWV 865 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
7. Preludes and Fugues (6) of JS Bach for Piano, S 462: no 1 in A minor, BWV 543 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842-1850; Weimar, Germany 
8. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rachmaninov 
9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Violin Partita no 2 (Bach; arr. Busoni): V. Chaconne
Violin Partita no 3 (Bach; arr. Rachmaninov): I. Prelude

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