Peaceful Bach

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RELEASE DATE: 09/11/2018
2 CD
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
CD 1
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria - Francesco Tristano
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
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 857: Fugue in F Minor - Emerson String Quartet
Cantata: "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147: I Coro - Arranged by Guillermo Figueroa / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 849: II Fugue in C Sharp Minor - Hélène Grimaud
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: II Andante - Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Köln
Partita No. 1 in B Flat Major, BWV 825: Sarabande - Rafal Blechacz
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord No 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029: II Adagio - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich
Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II Allemande - Transcribed for solo guitar by Goran Söllscher / Goran Söllscher
Double Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043: II Largo - Hilary Hahn, Margaret Batjer, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Aria "Erbarme dich" - Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia
Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a - Pepe Romero
English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811: IV Sarabande - Angela Hewitt
"Widerstehe doch der Sünde", BWV 54 - Transcribed by Víkingur Ólafsson / Víkingur Ólafsson
"Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf", BWV 617 - Transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni / Kun-Woo Paik
Concerto for oboe d´amore, BWV 209: II Andante - Albrecht Mayer, The English Concert
Cantata: "Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe", BWV 22: Sanctify us - Transcribed for piano by Cohen / Alicia de Larrocha
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I - Version for string quartet / Emerson String Quartet
CD 2

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