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Bach Transcriptions / Slatkin, BBC PO


Release Date: 08/22/2000 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9835   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Having already extensively explored Leopold Stokowski's famous Bach transcriptions, Chandos now turns to famous arrangements by everyone else. There are some real discoveries here, particularly Raff's warmly Romantic setting of the famous D minor Chaconne, which has some amazingly Brahmsian moments and clearly deserves an occasional airing in concert. Honegger's version of the Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 545 also is quite impressive and undeservedly neglected, though Leonard Slatkin anchors this collection with three more-familiar Bach transcriptions by some of orchestral music's real heavy hitters: Schoenberg's fascinatingly sinewy "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue, Respighi's sexily gothic Passacaglia and
Read more Fugue in C minor, and my personal favorite, Elgar's sublimely vulgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, which in the course of the fugue transforms Bach into something akin to the "March of the Mogul Emperors" from the Crown of India Suite. The other arrangements, by Vaughan Williams/Foster, Reger, Holst, and Bantock are all good pieces of work, if without quite the glamour of their disc mates. Slatkin and the BBC Philharmonic perform this music with great enthusiasm, and have the benefit of typically brilliant Chandos sound. Given the interest of the repertoire, this splendid disc is self-recommending.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 13 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ottorino Respighi.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
2.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Granville Bantock.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
3.
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 545 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur Honegger.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
4.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Max Reger.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
5.
Fantasie and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708 - 1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Edward Elgar.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999)
Composition written: ?Weimar, Germany (1708 - 1717). 
6.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Ralph Vaughan Williams; Arnold Foster.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
7.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 12 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Joseph Joachim Raff.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 
8.
Fugue in G major, BWV 577 "Gigue" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gustav Holst. 
9.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK 
Length: 14 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg.
New Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK (11/30/1999 - 12/01/1999) 

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