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Bohm: Complete Harpsichord & Organ Music / Simone Stella


Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94612  
Composer:  Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spanning 4 CDs and presenting over three hours of absorbing listening, this charming release explores the musical output of Georg Bo?hm – one of the most important German organists and composers around the turn of the 18th century, and who is considered to have had a major influence on the training of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The compilation focuses on the main nucleus of Bo?hm’s output, his works for keyboard, and divides equally into those for harpsichord and/or organ. Of chief interest among the pieces for the former instrument are the 11 Suites, works that were probably written for domestic performance, and these are joined by a range of other genres also common to the period. From the French Overture style of the Prelude
Read more in F to the art of variation that is the Chaconne in G, Bo?hm’s compositions abound in inventive detail, and we soon move onto the works for organ – where the composer’s most important contribution to North German keyboard music, that of the chorale partita, comes to the fore.

Performing all these works is Simone Stella, one of today’s most celebrated early music specialists and whose discography already includes two recordings for Brilliant Classics (Buxtehude’s Complete Organ Music 94422; Buxtehude’s Complete Harpsichord Music 94312). The release offers a fascinating insight into what is perhaps a lesser?known facet of the Baroque repertoire, and is certain to delight keyboard music aficionados.

OTHER INFORMATION:
* Recorded 22–24 September 2011, OnClassical Studio, Pove del Grappa.
* (CDs 1 & 2); 11–14 May 2012, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Padova (CDs 3 & 4).
* Includes extensive notes on the composer and the music (English and Italian).
* Includes a biography of the artist.
* Harpsichord: after Johannes Ruckers, Antwerp 1638; organ: Francesco Zanin 2006 (German Style). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prelude for Organ in F major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2. Capriccio for organ in D by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3. Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook: Menuet in G major "fait par M. Böhm" by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Lüneburg, Germany 
4. Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5. Chaconne for Keyboard in G major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6. Suite for Harpsichord no 1 in C minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7. Suite for Harpsichord no 10 in G major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8. Suite for Harpsichord no 11 in A minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9. Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in D major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10. Suite for Harpsichord no 3 in D minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
11. Suite for Harpsichord no 4 in D minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
12. Suite for Harpsichord no 5 in E flat major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
13. Suite for Harpsichord no 6 in E flat minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
14. Suite for Harpsichord no 7 in F major by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
15. Suite for Harpsichord no 8 in F minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
16. Suite for Harpsichord no 9 in F minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
17. Jesu du bist allzu schöne by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
18. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
19. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
20. Variations (2) on "Vater unser im Himmelreich" by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
21. Prelude and Fugue for Organ in D minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
22. Prelude and Fugue for Organ in A minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
23. Praeludium in C major, for organ by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
24. Nun bitten wir den heilgen Geist by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
25. Variations on "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend" by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
26. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (II) by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
27. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (II) by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
28. Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
29. Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
30. Christum wir sollen loben schon by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
31. Christe, der du bist Tag and Licht by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
32. Christ lag in Todesbanden by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
33. Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
34. Auf meinen lieben Gott by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
35. Allein Gott in der Höh Sei Ehr, chorale for organ by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
36. Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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