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Bach: An Italian Journey / Oberti


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 443  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After his first solo album of music by Marchand and Clérambault, released in 2015 and nominated for a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the harpsichordist Luca Oberti, who has performed on the international scene for years alongside such figures as Marc Minkowski and Christophe Rousset, presents a new album on the theme of Bach’s imaginary journey to Italy. Schütz, Froberger, Muffat, Handel, Hasse, Mozart and Wagner are merely the most famous of the many musicians who crossed the Alps to immerse themselves in the world of Italian music and grasp its atmospheres and its secrets.Yet the composer who most fully assimilated the Italian style was Johann Sebastian Bach, who never even set foot in Italy. His journey was a Read more virtual one: the scores of the Italian masters, which he avidly studied and absorbed from childhood onwards, guided him on an ideal itinerary from Vivaldi’s Venice to Frescobaldi’s Rome. Beginning with the transcriptions of concertos byVivaldi and Marcello, and continuing with pieces ofItalian inspiration like the Aria Variata alla maniera italiana, the Capriccio sulla lontananza del fratello dilettissimo and the Fantasia and Fugue BWV 904, the journey culminates in the celebrated Italian Concerto. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
5.
Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Italian Concerto in F minor, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luca Oberti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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