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Bach: Fantaisie Chromatique & Fugue, Toccatas / Pierre Hantai


Release Date: 05/03/2011 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 96327   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The highly respected harpsichordist and conductor Pierre Hantaï, in the words of Fanfare, refuses to rest on his "discographical laurels". He returns to the endlessly fascinating music of Bach with this recording of the great Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor as well as the Toccata in D major, BWV 912 and selected rarely heard keyboard works including Bach's Fugue on a theme by Albinoni in B minor, BWV 951.

Pierre Hantaï's recordings of the music of Bach have earned much critical acclaim. Of note are his 1992 and 2002 releases of the Goldberg Variations BWV 988, a masterpiece Hantai has performed since childhood.
The highly respected harpsichordist and conductor Pierre Hantaï, in the words of Fanfare, refuses to rest on his "discographical laurels". He returns to the endlessly fascinating music of Bach with this recording of the great Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor as well as the Toccata in D major, BWV 912 and selected rarely heard keyboard works including Bach's Fugue on a theme by Albinoni in B minor, BWV 951.

Pierre Hantaï's recordings of the music of Bach have earned much critical acclaim. Of note are his 1992 and 2002 releases of the Goldberg Variations BWV 988, a masterpiece Hantai has performed since childhood.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
2.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
3.
Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
4.
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
5.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
6.
Prelude in B minor, BWV 923 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
7.
Fugue on a theme by Albinoni in B minor, BWV 951 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 
8.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem,Netherlands 

Sound Samples

Suite in E minor BWV996: I. Prelude (Passaggio - Presto)
Suite in E minor BWV996: II. Allemande
Suite in E minor BWV996: III. Courante
Suite in E minor BWV996: IV. Sarabande
Suite in E minor BWV996: V. Bourrée
Suite in E minor BWV996: VI. Gigue
Prelude in D Major (Voss collection)
Toccata in D minor BWV913: [Introduction]
Toccata in D minor BWV913: [Adagio]
Toccata in D minor BWV913: Thema
Toccata in D minor BWV913: [Récitatif]
Toccata in D minor BWV913: Allegro
Toccata in E minor BWV914: [Introduction]
Toccata in E minor BWV914: Un poco allegro
Toccata in E minor BWV914: Adagio
Toccata in E minor BWV914: Fuga: Allegro
Fantasie duobus subiectis in G minor BWV917
Toccata in G minor BWV915: [Presto] - Adagio
Toccata in G minor BWV915: Allegro - Adagio
Toccata in G minor BWV915: Fuga
Sonata in D minor BWV964: Adagio
Sonata in D minor BWV964: Thema: Allegro
Sonata in D minor BWV964: Andante
Sonata in D minor BWV964: Allegro
Toccata in D major BWV 912
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903: Fantasia
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903: Recitativ
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903: Fuga
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BWV944
Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV894: Praeludium
Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV894: Fuga
Prelude BWV999
Prelude BWV 923
Fugue on a theme of Albinoni BWV 951
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911

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