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Bach/Busoni: Piano Transcriptions / Kun-Woo Paik


Release Date: 02/12/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467358   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFerruccio Busoni
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length:  1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"An attractive recording of some of Busoni's transcriptions of Bach. The performance is interesting, and the recording excellent." -- Kirk McElhearn, MusicWeb International

"Kun-Woo Paik's Bach/Busoni recital begins with a brisk, stentorian overview of the mighty Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue BWV 564. The pianist projects Busoni's demanding octave couplings with large-scaled assurance and builds the fugue to an awesome climax that even gives Horowitz's famous version a run for its money." -- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

"An attractive recording of some of Busoni's transcriptions of Bach. The performance is interesting, and the recording excellent." -- Kirk McElhearn, MusicWeb International

"Kun-Woo Paik's Bach/Busoni recital begins with a brisk, stentorian overview of the mighty Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue BWV 564. The pianist projects Busoni's demanding octave couplings with large-scaled assurance and builds the fugue to an awesome climax that even gives Horowitz's famous version a run for its money." -- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

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Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
2.
Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
3.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
5.
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
6.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
8.
Orgelbüchlein: In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Orgelbüchlein: Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel, BWV 617 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1715; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Orgelbüchlein: Durch Adams fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 705 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
12.
Chaconne for Piano in D minor (after Bach, BWV 1004), K B24 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1897 

Sound Samples

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - Arr. for piano by F. Busoni (1866 - 1924): 1. Preludio, quasi improvvisando - Tempo moderato
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - Arr. for piano by F. Busoni (1866 - 1924): 2. Intermezzo - Adagio
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - Arr. for piano by F. Busoni (1866 - 1924): 3. Fuga - Moderatamente scherzando, un poco umoristico
Komm', Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, awake') - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 734 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV665 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
In der ist Freude (Fantasia), BWV 615 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV617 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Durch Adam's Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV637 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Durch Adam's Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 705 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - Transcribed for piano Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Chaconne in D minor

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