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Release Date: Friday 12 July 2019
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"Musicians and composers long regarded rearranging and reworking pieces - their own or other people's - as an essential and ordinary aspect of their craft. It was also a side of music history that spent some time in near invisibility, as historically informed performance, which developed from a strictly historical view of past periods of music history, was virtually silent on the practice. Now, however, reuse is enjoying a renaissance, and has been reintegrated into training programmes. Arranging Bach is an attractive idea partly because Bach himself was a prolific arranger.
Our programme features mainly solo keyboard works reworked for chamber ensemble, i.e. a direction which is consciously the opposite of what was typical for Bach as an arranger. Our particular interest was in seeing how the conversational nature and different tonal quality of a chamber ensemble altered the shape of these pieces, and affected their essential quality."
1 French Suite in G Major BWV 816, 1. Allemande
2 French Suite in G Major BWV 816, 2. Courante
3 French Suite in G Major BWV 816, 3. Sarabande
4 French Suite in G Major BWV 816, 4. Gavotte
5 French Suite in G Major BWV 816, 5. Gigue
6 Fantasia and Fuge in D Minor BWV 905, 1. Andante
7 Fantasia and Fuge in D Minor BWV 905, 2. Fuga
8 Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650
9 Ach Gott und Herr BWV 692
10 Italian Concerto BWV 971, 1. Allegro assai
11 Italian Concerto BWV 971, 2. Andante
12 Italian Concerto BWV 971, 3. Presto
13 Trio super: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland BWV 660
14 Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 646
15 Sonata in D Major BWV 1028, 1. Adagio
16 Sonata in D Major BWV 1028, 2. Allegro
17 Sonata in D Major BWV 1028, 3. Andante
18 Sonata in D Major BWV 1028, 4. Allegro
19 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 691