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Bach: Works for Harpsichord / Lester


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5946  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richard Lester has been at the center of early keyboard music for fifty years with a professional career that began in 1966. His teacher, George Malcolm generously promoted his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall, and from that followed concerts including the Royal Festival Hall Purcell Room, master-classes and recitals at Dartington International Summer School, Bruges Festival and the Bath International Festival. As a Fellow of the London College of Music, he has given many organ recitals in King's College, Cambridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Coventry, and in 2013 he was invited to perform in St. Mark's, Venice, and Gergamo Cathedral. His vast discography for Nimbus Records is acclaimed world-wide and Read more includes: the complete keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti; the majority of Girolamo Frescobaldi's keyboard works on original instruments, organ masses by Girolamo Cavazzoni, Andrea Gabrieli and Claudio Merulo; and sonatas by Carlos SEixas, Antonio Soler, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has also compiled and edited a volume of Italian Renaissance keyboard works which includes a video on early fingering and ornamentation plus a disc on demonstrating works by composers associated with St. Mark's in Venice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
2.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
5.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Little Preludes (6): no 1 in C major, BWV 933 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
7.
Little Preludes (6): no 2 in C minor, BWV 934 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
8.
Little Preludes (6): no 3 in D minor, BWV 935 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
9.
Little Preludes (6): no 4 in D major, BWV 936 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10.
Little Preludes (6): no 5 in E major, BWV 937 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
11.
Little Preludes (6): no 6 in E minor, BWV 938 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
12.
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
13.
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 

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