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Peaceful Bach (2CD)

Bach is universal, and this selection reveals the contemplative side of the great composer. Artists from Murray Perahia to Avi Avital, and Lisa Batiasvili to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra come together to offer original tracks and transcriptions.

"Bach is a colossus … he has said all there is to say" - Charles Gounod

 

TRACK LIST
CD 1

  1. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria - Francesco Tristano
  2. Concerto for harpsichord, strings and basso continuo No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II Largo - Adapted for mandolin and orchestra by Avi Avital Avi Avital, Kammerakademie Potsdam
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 857: Fugue in F Minor - Emerson String Quartet
  4. Cantata: "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147: I Coro - Arranged by Guillermo Figueroa / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 849: II Fugue in C Sharp Minor - Hélène Grimaud
  6. Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: II Andante - Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Köln
  7. Partita No. 1 in B Flat Major, BWV 825: Sarabande - Rafal Blechacz
  8. Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord No 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: II Adagio - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich
  9. Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II Allemande - Transcribed for solo guitar by Goran Söllscher / Goran Söllscher
  10. Double Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043: II Largo - Hilary Hahn, Margaret Batjer, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  11. St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Aria "Erbarme dich" - Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia
  12. Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a - Pepe Romero
  13. English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811: IV Sarabande - Angela Hewitt
  14. "Widerstehe doch der Sünde", BWV 54 - Transcribed by Víkingur Ólafsson / Víkingur Ólafsson
  15. "Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf", BWV 617 - Transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni / Kun-Woo Paik
  16. Concerto for oboe d´amore, BWV 209: II Andante - Albrecht Mayer, The English Concert
  17. Cantata: "Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe", BWV 22: Sanctify us - Transcribed for piano by Cohen / Alicia de Larrocha
  18. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I - Version for string quartet / Emerson String Quartet

CD 2

  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air - The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock
  2. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: II Adagio - Hélène Grimaud, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  3. Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: II Adagio - Daniel Lozakovich, Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  4. Flute Sonata No. 5 in E Minor, BWV 1034: III Andante - Adapted for Mandolin and Continuo by Avi Avital / Avi Avital
  5. Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: II Andante - Rafal Blechacz
  6. Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012: IV Sarabande - Jian Wang
  7. Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999 - Caledonio Romero
  8. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. 15 Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario - Andrei Gavrilov
  9. Sonata No. 2 in E Flat Major, BWV 1031: II Siciliano - Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia
  10. Concerto for two harpsichords, strings and basso continuo in C Minor, BWV 1060: II Adagio - Reconstruction for oboe, violin, strings and basso continuo / Lisa Bathiashvili
  11. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Var. 21 Canone alla Settima - Arranged for harp by Catrin Finch / Catrin Finch
  12. French Suite No. 3 in B Minor, BWV 814: III Sarabande - Nicanor Zabaleta
  13. Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I Prelude - Transcribed for solo guitar by Goran Söllscher / Goran Söllscher
  14. "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659 - Pacho Flores, Jörg Strodthoff
  15. French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813: III Sarabande - Murray Perahia
  16. Adagio in G, BWV 146: Arioso - Arranged for cello by Julian Lloyd Webber / Julian Lloyd Webber, John Lenehan
  17. Concerto for oboe, BWV 105, 170 & 49: II Andante - Albrecht Mayer, The English Concert
  18. "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier", BWV 731 - Arranged for piano by Cohen / Alicia de Larrocha
  19. Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Adagio - Heinz Holliger, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  20. Prelude (Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007) - Peter Gregson