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Bach: Variations & More / Gluxam


Release Date: 01/20/2017 
Label:  Fra Bernardo   Catalog #: 1610921  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD of the Italian harpsichordist and organist Maurizio Croci is dedicated to keys works of Bach, which were designed for both organ and harpsichord. Frequently Bach transformed his compositions between the two keyboard instruments back and forth in order to get a better understanding of the relevant technical and idiomatic possibilities and limitations. As a keyboardist, Bach was admired by all who had the fortune to hear him and was the envy of the virtuosi of his day. The cornerstone of this album is Bach’s thirty variations. This admirable work includes a regular four part Fugue, several extremely brilliant Variations for two Claviers, and concludes with a Quodlibet, as it is called. Born in 1958 in Melk, Wolfgang Gluxam studied Read more harpsichord with Ton Koopman at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and organ with Alfred Mitterhofer at the Vienna Conservatory. He has won prizes at international competitions, and has been teaching harpsichord at the Vienna Music University since 1985. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
2.
Prelude in A minor, BWV 922 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
3.
Suite in A minor, BWV 818a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Sonata in D minor, BWV 964 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6.
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque  
Written: Circa 1740-1745; Germany 
7.
The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Ricercar by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wolfgang Gluxam (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 05/1747-07/1747; Germany 

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