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Bach: Early Works for Harpsichord

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  1. Bach — Toccata In D Major BWV 912: I. [Presto] - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach — Toccata In D Major BWV 912: II. Adagio - [Fuga] $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bach — Toccata In D Major BWV 912: III. Con Discrezione - [Fuga] $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita I $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita II $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita III $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita IV $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita V $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita VI $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita VII $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il coralev "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita VIII $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach — Partite diverse sopra il corale "O Gott, Du Frommer Gott" BWV 767: Partita IX $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach — Toccata In E Minor, BWV 914: I. $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach — Toccata In E Minor, BWV 914: II. un poco Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bach — Toccata In E Minor, BWV 914: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bach — Toccata In E Minor, BWV 914: IV. Fuga a3 Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: I. Fort Gai $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: III. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: IV. Sarabande, BWV 818 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: V. Sarabande Simple - Sarabande Double, BWV 818 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: VI. Menuet $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bach — Suite In A Minor, BWV 818a: VII. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Bach — Toccata In G Major BWV 916: I. $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Bach — Toccata In G Major BWV 916: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Bach — Toccata In G Major BWV 916: III. Allegro e Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Bach — Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992: I. Arioso. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Bach — Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992: II. $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Bach — Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992: III. Adagiosissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Bach — Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992: IV. $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Bach — Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992: V. Aria Di Postiglione. Allegro Poco $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in D major, BWV 912
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in E minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for keyboard in A minor, BWV 818a
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in G major, BWV 916
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992
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Notes & Reviews:

Who was the young Johann Sebastian? A rebellious, provocative adolescent? A clever, stubborn careerist? An innovator, as gifted as he was prolifi c? Certainly a mixture of all three, in the considered opinion of keyboard virtuoso, Andreas Staier, who delivers this dazzling recital of Bach's early works for harpsichord, performed on an Anthony Sidey instrument modeled after an H. A. Hass original. A rare and versatile artist with an international career as both fortepianist and harpsichordist, Staier reveals a composer eager to question the prevailing tastes of the time, to re-interpret his models and to infuse a breath of fresh air into the North German musical tradition.

BBC Music Magazine
Hard to know which star shines brightest here: Andreas Staier's or that of the instrument, a copy of a 1734 Hass.

The Independent
The works in Andreas Staier's captivating recital reveal the developing musical personality of the young Bach. Staier's performance is suffused with a greedy pleasure in the warmth and variety of Anthony Sidey and Frédéric Bal's copy of a 1734 Hass double-manual harpsichord.

Gramophone Magazine
Harpsichord-playing over the past few decades has been dominated by a sonic purism which has frowned on "excessive" register changes but if you can surrender yourself to Staier's mastery of them the excitement is hair-raising.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in D major, BWV 912
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1710

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in E minor
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1710

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for keyboard in A minor, BWV 818a
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in G major, BWV 916
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1705