Johann Sebastian Bach: Transcriptions

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1 Choral pour orgue Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 4:21 88/24 Album only
2 Choral pour orgue Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 2:34 88/24 Album only
3 Cantate Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12, sinfonia etcoro 7:28 88/24 Album only
4 Motet Singet Dem Herrn , BWV 225 4:19 88/24 Album only
5 Le Clavier Bien Tempere? - Livre I: Prelude et fugue No. 9 BWV854 2:56 88/24 Album only
6 L'Offrande musicale: Ricercare a? 6 BWV 1079 6:43 88/24 Album only
7 Partita en Ut Mineur pour clavier, 1ere partie BWV 826 5:04 88/24 Album only
8 La Passion selon Saint mathieu: Aria Erbarme dich BWV244 6:22 88/24 Album only
9 Passacaille et fugue en Ut Mineur pour orgue BWV 582 11:25 88/24 Album only
10 Bist du bei mir BWV 508 2:27 88/24 Album only

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Johann Sebastian Bachm (1685-1750)

Ensemble Contraste
Thorette Arnaud
, violin
Maria Mosconi
, viola
Antoine Pierlot
, cello
Johan Farjot, piano

Karol Beffa, piano

The source of the sound didn't matter, because for the master of Leipzig, what counted were the thought and the intellect: the form of the work, the tonality and the melodic contours were more important than the instrument itself. And indeed, through this work of musical thought, Bach used different keyboard, prefiguring the instrument to come: the piano as a synthesis of the harpsichord, the organ and the clavichord.

The unique and brilliant composer did not gloss over the fact that the era, concerned with exchanges between the different European schools, allowed musicians to copy, transcribe and adapt the work of contemporaries. Bach did it with his own scores, as well as those of his colleagues. This is also why, over the centuries, Busoni, Siloti, Kempff and Kurtàg shifted the organ, orchestra and choruses of the cantatas to the piano.

A sublime and quite different variation on the Bach transcriptions. Ensemble Constrate has created a wonderful document utilizing piano, cello, viola and violin into a surprising and captivating work. Bach: Transcriptions is an exciting recording filled with imagination and beauty.

Producer and recording engineer: Aline Blondiau