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Bach: Organ Works / Kniazev


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 121  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexandre Alexandrovitch Kniazev has chosen the keyboard works of J. S. Bach as the focus of his new release with Piano Classics. Alexandre Kniazev is a Russian cellist and organist. He was named best musician of the year in Russia in 1999. Kniazev studied music at Moscow Conservatory, where he entered the cello class of Alexander Fedorchenko and in the organ class of G. Kozlova. After a solid musical education, he won first prizes in cello at the Vilnius competition, at that of G. Cassado, the International Chamber Music Competition in Trapini, and Pretoria. He also won the second prize of the International Tchaikovsky Competition of Moscow. He then performed all over the world and recorded many albums, two of which were awarded. In 2012 Read more Alexander Kniazev headed the organ section of jury of the I All-Russian Music Competition in Kaliningrad. As an organist, Alexander Kniazev has given many highly acclaimed concerts both in Russia and abroad, performing recitals as well as works for organ and orchestra. He has frequently performed with French organist Jean Guillou in addition to recording his Fantaisie concertante for cello and organ, which was dedicated to Alexander Kniazev. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasie in G major, BWV 571 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
2.
Fantasie and Fugue in C minor, BWV 562: Fantasie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
3.
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
5.
Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 416 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
6.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Written: c1748-49 
7.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexander Kniazev (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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