A Bach Notebook For Trumpet

Release Date: 4/30/2013
Label: Linn
Catalog Number: CKD 418
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

SACD
In Stock
$22.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
On trumpet, 11 Bachs spanning two centuries. That Johann Sebastian Bach was one of a large family of Bachs is well known, but this disc brings forward no fewer than 11 Bachs who flourished between 1615 and 1796. Aided by the young South African pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, who has made the arrangements, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, distinguished academic (current principal of the Royal Academy of Music) as well as fellow critic on Gramophone, demonstrates his virtuosity on the trumpet. As he explains, the aim is to view all these 20 works through a 20th-century prism, ‘dressing the music in new clothes', using instruments - valve trumpet and grand piano - unknown when most of this music was written.

The result is a lively romp, not at all like an academic exercise, with JSB standing out even above such brilliant sons as Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian. These three are the only ones who transcend their respective periods, JSB monumentally so; but as presented here, all these Bachs emerge freshly with plenty to say, whether reflecting the period of Monteverdi and the Gabrielis or that of the Baroque.

The quality that runs consistently through these performances is vigour, with rhythmic bite in sprung rhythms. Not that it is a disc to play in one sitting, for the ripe sound of the trumpet, as recorded in the helpful acoustic of St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol does tend to get overpowering. That's the only reservation about a disc that brings to life all 11 Bachs, with their sequence of confusingly similar names. A totally refreshing disc.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [3/2013]
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata in F major by Johann Ernst Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical
2. Ach, wie sehnlich wart ich der Zeit by Johann Michael Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
3. Ich lasse dich nicht by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
4. Overture in G major by Johann Ludwig Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715 ;
5. Rondo Allegretto: Sonata, F.X/2 by J. C. F. Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical
6. Sonata in G minor 3, Wq 65/17 (H47) by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical
Written: 1746 ;
7. Suite No. 4 in C mjaor: La Joye by Johann Bernhard Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
8. Overture, Amadis des Gaules, W.G 39: Sinfonia by Johann Christian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Classical
Written: 12/1779 ;
9. Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1717 ; Germany
10. An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1723 ; ?Weimar, Germany
11. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: no 5, Wer an ihn gläubet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: 05/21/1725 ;
12. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85: no 5, Seht, was die Liebe tut! by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1714-1717 ; Weimar, Germany
15. Von Gott kömmt mir in Freudenschein, BWV 172 (vi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: 05/20/1714 ;
16. O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1723 ; ?Weimar, Germany
17. Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Written: 1725 ;
18. Prelude: English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1720 ; Germany
19. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 4th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
20. Polonaise for keyboard in F minor, F. 12/10 (BR A36) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Performer: Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano), Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1765 ;
Customer Reviews