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Bach: Transcriptions


Release Date: 09/18/2020 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95943  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFerruccio BusoniLeopold StokowskiGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Francesco TeopiniHenk van TwillertAndrius PuskunigisSimona Venslovaite,   ... 
Conductor:  Donatas KatkusSalvatore CarchioloJosé Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seldom SeneSt. Christopher Chamber Orchestra LithuaniaAmati String Trio,   ... 
Number of Discs: 20 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fascinating set provides a refreshing window onto a much studied, much idolized, and oft performed master of composition, allowing many of his familiar works to appear in a new light, recognizable and yet transformed. Bach’s music is often described as indestructible, in the sense that no matter how it is performed, or in whichever arrangement, its essential spirit survives. Many of the transcriptions included here represent the work of contemporary, world-class performers bringing Bach’s masterpieces into the repertoire of their own instruments or ensembles, thereby giving new timbres to the genius of Bach’s contrapuntal lines. The much-loved Goldberg Variations, for example, are given not one, but two new arrangements, as the Read more interwoven voices for keyboard are divided between the members of a string trio and a recorder quintet. Others are scholarly reconstructions of concertos for what might well have been Bach’s originally intended instruments – versions that were subsequently lost to future generations.

From 1729 Bach directed the Leipzig Collegium Musicum, an association consisting of students and musical citizens, and for his performances with them Bach needed to provide secular works. But his time was largely absorbed with writing sacred music for St Thomas’s Church in his role as Kantor. So Bach devised harpsichord concertos by adapting concertos he had originally written for other instruments. Musicologists believe that the seven works known today as Bach’s concertos for solo harpsichord were initially composed as violin or oboe concertos. A third category included here might be called Bach transcriptions by 20th-century “giants”. The great Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt arranged for the harpsichord various major works by Bach – five from solo violin works, three from solo cello suites and two movements from a partita for solo flute and a suite for solo lute respectively. These are classics of the arranger’s art, refined and thoroughly idiomatic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seldom Sene
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: (Arr. for recorder quintet by María Martínez Ayerza.) 
2.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesco Teopini (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
10.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
12.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henk van Twillert (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Oboe in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
15.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
16.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe D’amore)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
17.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe), Simona Venslovaite (Violin)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
Period: Baroque 
18.
Concerto for Oboe d’amore in G Major: (After. BWV 100, 170, 30) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrius Puskunigis (Oboe D’amore)
Conductor:  Donatas Katkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
19.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
20.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
21.
Concerto for Flute in E minor, BWV 1059/BWV 35 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
22.
Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: (Arr. of aria(s) for flute and orchestra.) 
23.
Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: (Arr. of aria(s) for flute and orchestra.) 
24.
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: (Arr. of aria(s) for flute and orchestra.) 
25.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Boccaccio (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
26.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Boccaccio (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
27.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Boccaccio (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
28.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 6 in G major, BWV 530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
29.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
30.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 4 in E minor, BWV 528 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
31.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor, BWV 527 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
32.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 2 in C minor, BWV 526 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
33.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord), Mario Folena (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
34.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Hülshoff (Cello), Gil Sharon (Violin), Ron Ephrat (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amati String Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Synagogue, Middelburg, The Netherlands 
Length: 54 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: (Arr. for string trio by Dmitri Sitkovetsky.) 
35.
Concerto for Organ no 3 in D minor [reconstructed by R. J. Schureck from BWV 35 and 1059] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Salvatore Carchiolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque 
36.
Concerto for Organ no 1 in D minor [reconstructed by R. J. Schureck from BWV 146 and 1052] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Salvatore Carchiolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque 
37.
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Salvatore Carchiolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
38.
Concerto for viola da braccio in G major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Salvatore Carchiolo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
39.
Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
40.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
41.
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
42.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
43.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
44.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
45.
Fugue for Lute in G minor, BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luigi Attademo (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1725; Leipzig, Germany 
46.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
47.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
48.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
49.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
50.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
51.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
52.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
53.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
54.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
55.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
56.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
57.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
58.
Toccatas (2) for Piano (after Bach, BWV 564 and 565), K B29 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Sandro Ivo Bartoli (Piano)
59.
Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in D major (after J. S. Bach, BWV 532), KiV B20 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Sandro Ivo Bartoli (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1888; Italy 
60.
Chaconne for Piano in D minor (after Bach, BWV 1004), K B24 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Sandro Ivo Bartoli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1897 
61.
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 "Little Prelude and Fugue" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sandro Ivo Bartoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Arnstadt, Germany 
62.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sandro Ivo Bartoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
63.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
64.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
65.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
66.
Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
67.
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: no 4, Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
68.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
69.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
70.
Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
71.
Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies by Leopold Stokowski
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
72.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
73.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
74.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
Venue:  The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK 
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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