Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

What We Make of Bach #2212

. . . interpretations, elaborations, transcriptions, and new fantasies all spring from Bach‘s example.

Hour One

J. S. BACHToccata in d, BWV 565Marie-Claire Alain (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France) Erato 88193

BACHToccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565Jean-Christophe Leclere (2003 Mahler/Church of St. Martin, Suippes, France) Choralis & Organo 2003-01

DAVID TIMM:  D-minor Samba (after BWV 565) –Reiko Brockelt, saxophone; David Timm (2000 Woehl/St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany) Profil 04087

BACH (arr. Widor):  Preludium in d, BWV 851 (Miserere mei domine, fr Bach’s Memento)Johannes Geffert (1928 Beymann/St. Martin’s Church, Dornbirn, Austria) Edition Lade 030

BACHErbarme dich, fr Matthäuspassion, BWV 244Britta Schwarz, alto; Andreas Hartman, violin; Michael Schönheit (1855 Ladegast/Merseburg Cathedral, Germany) Querstand 1810

JOHN HARBISON:  Prelude for Organ (2020) –Ken Cowan (1997 Fisk+Rosales/Edith Bates Old Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX) PD Archive (r. 6/13/21) 

Check out Harbison’s book What Do We Make of Bach?, a series of essays exploring his lifetime absorption of an involvement with the music of Bach.

BACHAndante in G, fr Sonata, BWV 1034 –Michel Giboureau, oboe; André Isoir (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien, Perigord, France) Phaia 026

BACHVergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelentlust, fr Cantata BWV 170Gérard Lesne, counter-tenor; Raphaël Imbert, saxophone; Manfred Quartet; Michel Péres, bass; André Rossi (2003 Daldasso/Parish Church, Bouc Bel Air, France) Zig-Zag Territories 080101

Filler – BACH:  Fugue in d (Choralis & Organo 2003-01…see above)

Hour Two

BACHPrelude in G, BWV 568BACH:  2 Chorale-preludes (Nun freut euch, BWV 755 & 734) –Hans Fagius (1724 Cahman-1982 Magnusson/Kristine Church, Falun, Sweden) BIS 439/40

BACHBrandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049 –Daniel Hauptmann, violin; Thilo Muster (1985 Ahrend/Jesuit Church, Porrentruy, Switzerland) IFO Organ 7239.2

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACHFugue on B-A-C-HPeter Van de Velde (1749 Delhaye/Church of Our Lady, Melsele, Belgium) Unda Maris 20531

WALTER PISTONChromatic Study on the Name of BachMildred Andrews (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) PD Archive (r. 1953)

FRANZ LISZTPrelude & Fugue on B-A-C-HHelmut Deutsch (1930 Walcker-1979 Schuke/Verschönungskirche, Völklingen, Germany) Audite 97.477

Filler – TIMM (see above)

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