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Chill With Bach


Release Date: 07/20/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8556786   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachCharles Gounod
Performer:  Chen Pi-hsienAlexander JablokovTakako NishizakiEnno Voorhorst,   ... 
Conductor:  Oliver DohnányiHelmut Müller-BrühlGéza OberfrankJeremy Summerly,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaCologne Chamber OrchestraHungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

CHILL WITH BACH comprises superb Johann Sebastian Bach interpretations selected for their soothing properties. For example, pianist Hae-won Chang plays "Siciliano" from Bach's Piano Concerto in E Major with incredible sensitivity and melodic flow. Her version of this piece relies on subtle dynamic shifts, which in turn create a wonderful depth in the music. Chang's interpretation of this slow movement is profound because of its expressiveness. She avoids the motoric tendency of lesser players and instead brings out the understated symmetry of this melody.
Chen Pi-Hsien's pianistic skills are equally engaging. Performing two themes from the Goldberg Variations, Hsien reveals the harmonic congruity of these themes by also avoiding a
Read more mechanized approach. Indeed, Hsien embraces the ebb and flow of Bach's counterpoint; this is essential since Bach's music is so openly fugal. In addition to all the tremendous excerpts found here, this collection also contains Bach's famous piece, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." Performed by a solo pipe organ, this work contains one of Baroque's most contagious melodies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chen Pi-hsien (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Notes: The work presented here is the aria (the theme) as it appears at the conclusion of the set of the Goldberg Variations, and it is played without the repeats. 
2. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Jablokov (Violin), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Enno Voorhorst (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Enno Voorhorst. 
4. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Rübsam (Organ)
Written: 1708-17 
5. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Judit Németh (Alto)
Conductor:  Géza Oberfrank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio/TV Children's Chorus,  Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra,  Hungarian Festival Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
7. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bertalan Hock (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
8. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Ex exultavit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jayne Whitaker (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: Latin 
9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
10. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nora Shulman (Flute), Judy Loman (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
11. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
12. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bertalan Hock (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
13. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Kaiser (Flute)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
14. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016: 3rd movement, Adagio ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lucy Van Dael (Violin), Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
15. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
16. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hae-Won Chang (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Cassovia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV 1043: Largo ma non troppo
Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 974: Adagio
Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major, BWV 564: Toccata in C major, BWV 564: Adagio
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air, "Air on a G String"
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Erbarme dich' mein Gott
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. for organ)
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat in D, BWV 243: Et exultavit
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
Ave Maria
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: II. Andante
Sheep May Safely Graze
Overture (Suite) No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: III. Sarabande
Keyboard Concerto in E major, BWV 1053: Piano Concerto in E major, BWV 1053: Siciliano
Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non troppo
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria DC

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