Johann Sebastian Bach – Vikingur Olafsson

Prelude & Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902
1. Prelude (Prelude and Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, Chorale Prelude BWV 734 (Transcr. Wilhelm Kempff)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor WTK, Book I, No.10, BWV 855
1. Prelude
2. Fugue
Organ Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, BWV 528 Transcr. by August Stradal
2. Andante Adagio (Organ Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, BWV 528 Transcr. by August Stradal)
Prelude and Fugue in D WTK, Book I, No.5, BWV 850
1. Prelude
2. Fugue
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor WTK, Book I, No.2, BWV 847
1. Prelude
2. Fugue
Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (Transcr. by Víkingur ?lafsson)
Aria variata alla maniera italiana, in A minor, BWV.989
Variation I. Largo
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV. Allegro
Variation V. Un poco allegro
Variation VI. Andante
Variation VII. Un poco allegro
Variation VIII. Allegro
Variation IX
Variation X
Aria da capo
Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783
Sinfonia No. 12 in A Major, BWV 798
Suite from the Partita No.3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 Transcr. by Sergey Rachmaninov
2. Gavotte (Suite from the Partita No.3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 Transcr. by Sergey Rachmaninov)
Prelude & Fugue, BWV 855a Transcr. by Alexander Siloti
1. Prelude No. 10 in B Minor (Prelude & Fugue, BWV 855a Transcr. by Alexander Siloti)
Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
Invention No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 786
Concerto in D minor, BWV 974
1. Andante
2. Adagio
3. Presto
Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude BWV 639 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni)
Fantasia And Fugue In A Minor, BWV 904
1. Fantasia
2. Fugue

Vikingur Olafsson

Format: 1 CD
Release date: 7/9/2018
Barcode: 0028948350223 Catégories : , ,


Classical Music (Oct, 2018)
Many of us have a tendency to think of Johann Sebastian Bach mostly in the colossal sense. We know him as the fifth evangelist, the ultimate musical mathematician, and the architect behind glorious cathedrals of sound no less impressive than their counterparts of stone, wood and stained glass. It is easy to forget that the man behind the St Matthew Passion and Goldberg Variations also excelled at telling great stories in just a minute or two of music.

In his smaller keyboard works, like the ones I chose to record for my new album, many less ubiquitous facets of Bach’s complex character are on display: these works reveal his sense of …

   in Piano International (Mar, 2019)
As a personal selection of Bach keyboard works – or as a sampler for anyone unfamiliar with them – Víkingur Ólafsson’s new album works tolerably well. He mixes up three Preludes and Fugues (drawn from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier) with chorale prelude transcriptions by Wilhelm Kempff and Busoni, plus cherry-picked extracts such as the Gavotte from Rachmaninov’s transcription of the third violin Partita, the Andante from the E minor Trio Sonata (slowed to Adagio in Stradal’s mellifluous arrangement) and a couple of Sinfonias and Inventions. He even provides a lovely transcription of his own, the Aria from the cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde, though this is overshadowed by …

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