Archive for the ‘Bach’ Category

Bach to the Future

January 20, 2018

5132mUj6frL._SS500Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Bach to the Future
Performer: Sabine Weyer


J.S. Bach: Transcriptions

July 7, 2017

angelika-nebelComposer: J.S. Bach
Works: Transcriptions, Opus Magnum I
Performer: Angelika Nebel

J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier

July 5, 2017

bach2Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: The Well-Tempered Clavier
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy

My 30th version of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. I’m surprised how much I like this performance. Great price for four hours of amazing music.

Reicha: The Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet

June 23, 2017

51vEAGmBlzL._SS500Composer: Anton Reicha
Works: The Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet
Performer: Luigi Magistrelli and Italian Classical Consort

Zhu Xiao-Mei

May 20, 2017

Xiao-K04a[Mirare-2CD]Zhu Xiao-Mei is an extraordinary musician with an extraordinary story.

I was so moved by this little preview of her film, that I will probably never find, that I bought all her Bach recordings. Exquisitely beautiful.

Bach and Sons 2

May 10, 2017

170x170bbComposer: J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach
Works: Keyboard Concertos
Performer: Sebastian Knauer and Zürcher Kammerorchester

Mozart & Schumann: Music for Oboe and Piano

February 7, 2017

51bggowbl0l-_ss500Composer:  Wolfang Amadeus Mozart & Robert Schumann
Works: Various
Performer: Satoki Aoyama & Fumiaki Kono

J.S Bach & C.P.E. Bach: Oboenwerke

February 6, 2017

1200x630bfComposer: J.S. Bach & C.P.E. Bach
Title: Oboenwerke
Performer: Satoki Aoyama & Fumiaki Kono

J.S. Bach: Bach Without Words

January 28, 2017

51hk2nthl-_ss500Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Bach Without Words
Performer: Lautten Compagney

Various Cantata movements and arias performed as instrumentals. Heavenly.

J.S. Bach: Toccatas

August 25, 2016

51Eh9Zbg-lL._SS500Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Toccatas
Performer: Alessandro Deljavan

Huguette Dreyfus

May 18, 2016

51+Vp0YbZGL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
Performer: Huguette Dreyfus

I was very sad to read of her death yesterday.

She has been one of my favorite harpsichordists ever since I discovered her recordings in the 1970’s.

It is also sad that so few of her recordings are available as downloads, but here is one that I love and that is available.

C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet

April 27, 2016

519SpPAV+kL._SS280Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Works: Chamber Music for Clarinet
Performer: Luigi Magistrelli and Italian Classical Consort

J.S. Bach: Bach Repurposed: Solo Bach for Clarinet

April 10, 2016

51wSQMWbsEL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Bach Repurposed: Solo Bach for Clarinet (Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed on clarinet)
Performer: Margaret Donoghue Flavin

More Bach on clarinet. Gorgeous.

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas

April 8, 2016

41AifUCygRL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Triosonaten, BWV 525 – 530 (Arr. for Clarinet, English Horn and Bassoon)
Performer: Trio Lezard

J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos

February 15, 2016

cover170x170Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Violin Concertos
Performer: Alina Ibragimova and Arcangelo

J.S. Bach: French Suites

January 28, 2016

51TGJLY6+nL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: French Suites
Performer: Peter Hill

Includes the very Bach-like Suite in C K. 399 and Gigue K. 574 by Mozart.

C.P.E. Bach: Piano Concertos

January 10, 2016

51lTtu+V2cL._SS280Composer: Carl Philipp Emanual Bach
Works: Piano Concertos
Performer: Michael Rische

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas

December 14, 2015

514ffElTG1L._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Trio Sonatas, BWV 525 – 530 (Arr. for Piano and Flute)
Performers: Léla Katsarava, piano and Jean Ferrandis, flute

Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann: Oboe Concertos

November 1, 2015

51Uyt7ZJTQL._SS280Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann
Works: Oboe Concertos
Performer: Vilém Veverka and Ensemble 18+

J.S. Bach: Complete Piano Concertos

October 8, 2015

51fWK7gBxJL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Complete Piano Concertos
Performer: Shiran Wang and Wiener Meister

Alan Feinberg: Fugue State

July 10, 2015

cover170x170Composer: Bach, Buxtehude, Froberger, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel
Works: Fugue State
Performer: Alan Feinberg

J.S. Bach: Oboensonaten

March 5, 2015

513ewlL-c-L._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Woks: Oboensonaten
Performer: Ramon Ortega Quero

J.S. Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos

February 15, 2015

51gETuHm+cL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Complete Keyboard Concertos
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard, Gabriel Tacchino, Michel Dalberto, Bruno Rigutto & Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

Includes the rarely-recorded-on-piano multiple keyboard concertos. Gorgeous.

Blog Post #1000: Bach, of course

February 12, 2015

Wow, this is my 1000th post. I guess I really do buy a lot of music.

To celebrate, I’m featuring one of my favorite recordings by my favorite composer: J.S. Bach. Brilliant Classics recently released this amazing set of the complete works of Bach as downloads at an amazing price. It’s a must have.

61mRkJwZhaL._SS280Composer: J.S.Bach
Works: Complete Works
Performer: Various

J.S. Bach: Imagine

January 29, 2015

51EHx+j8N7L._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Imagine (Various works transcribed for harpsichord. Not, thankfully, the John Lennon song.
Performer: Jean Rondeau

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola and Piano

January 17, 2015

cover170x170Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Sonatas for viola and piano BWV 1027-29, Chorale Preludes. arr. by Franz Beyer
Performer: Hariolf Schlichtig & Yumi Sekiya

J.S. Bach: Illuminationes

January 13, 2015

61Um2BPMMQL._SS280Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: Illuminationes (transcriptions by F. Lizst, D. Kabalevsky, A. Nebel, W. Whittaker, W Prado and others)
Performer: Angelika Nebel

J.S. Bach: The Art of Bach (Arrangements for 2 Pianos)

January 6, 2015

steinway30033Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: The Art of Bach (Arrangements for 2 Pianos)
Performer: Anderson and Roe Piano Duo

J.S. Bach: The Art Of Fugue

September 28, 2014

034571179803Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: The Art Of Fugue
Performer: Angela Hewitt

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

July 15, 2014

41Q7j-RKEdL._SL500_AA280_Composer: J.S. Bach
Works: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
Performer: Peter Hill