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Transcendental Bach / Thomas Labé


Release Date: 02/01/1994 
Label:  Dorian Discovery Catalog #: 80117   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The tradition of transcribing, arranging and adapting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach can be traced to the master himself: Bach made a lifelong habit of arranging works, his own and those of other composers. Indeed, Bach ranks among the most skilled and prolific arrangers in the history of music. Arrangements of his work by others can be considered in two broad catagories. In the first are contained those transcriptions which do not incorporate substantial changes to the original compositions, for example Liszt's Six Preludes and Fugues. In the second category are found those arrangements which display a creative intent on the part of the arranger - one can think of Mozart's transcription for string trio of six fugues from The Read more Well-Tempered Clavier, each preceded by an original prelude (KV 404a), or Gounod's Méditation sur le premier prélude de piano de S. Bach (1853), to which the words of the Ave Maria were subsequently added. It is to this latter genre of creative Bach transcriptions that the works contained on this disc belong. - Thomas Labé Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leopold Godowsky 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
3.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 7th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
5.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 3rd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leopold Godowsky 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
7.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: Aria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leopold Godowsky 
8.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 18 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leopold Godowsky 
9.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY 
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leopold Godowsky 

Sound Samples

J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: I. Prelude -
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: I. Fugue
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: I. Prelude
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte
Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: VII. Gigue
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: I. Prelude
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: II. Allemande
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: III. Courante
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: IV. Sarabande
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: V. Bourree I and II
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: VI. Gigue
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: I. Prelude
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuet I and II
J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue
J.S. Bach - Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni for piano): Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)
J.S. Bach - Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, BWV 1003: III. Aria

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