Articles tagged 'Bach'

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-Ode

Another important reissue (out 6-25-13) involves Bach’s powerful Trauer-Ode.

Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-Ode

Another important reissue (out 6-25-13) involves Bach’s powerful Trauer-Ode.

(Dis)Arrangements 2: Goldberg Fever

A recent check disclosed 228 available recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Most are for a single keyboard as intended, but there are also arrangements and transcriptions. Here’s a random scattering of BWV 988 arrangements and digressions.

(Dis)Arrangements 2: Goldberg Fever

A recent check disclosed 228 available recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Most are for a single keyboard as intended, but there are also arrangements and transcriptions. Here’s a random scattering of BWV 988 arrangements and digressions.

Charles Rosen’s Goldbergs

Even with 217 other Goldbergs in the catalog, I’m glad Charles Rosen’s is back (as of Sept. 24).

Charles Rosen’s Goldbergs

Even with 217 other Goldbergs in the catalog, I’m glad Charles Rosen’s is back (as of Sept. 24).

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Morton Feldman’s 1979 Violin and Orchestra – this being the only major-label performance I know of – engages on a couple of counts.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Morton Feldman’s 1979 Violin and Orchestra – this being the only major-label performance I know of – engages on a couple of counts.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.