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Bach: Clavier-èbung Part II / Hansjörg Albrecht, organ

Audio Samples

  1. Bach — Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29: Sinfonia in D major (arr. M. Dupre) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach — Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona (arr. A. Landmann for organ)
  3. Bach — Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): I. (Allegro) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach — Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach — Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): I. Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): II. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): III. Gavotte I-II $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): IV. Passepied I-II $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): V. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): VI. Bourree I-II $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): VII. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach — Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831 (arr. H. Albrecht for organ): VIII. Echo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach — Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : (Ratswahlkantate), BWV 29
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : (Partita 2), BWV 1004
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Overture in the French Manner, partita for keyboard in B minor (Clavier-Ubung II/2), BWV 831
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Conductor, organist and harpsichordist Hansjörg Albrecht is the Artistic Director of the Münchener Bach-Chor and the Münchener Bach-Orchester. As a conductor, he has worked with such artists as Arabella Steinbacher and such ensembles as the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Gächinger Kantorei and Bach Collegium Stuttgart. He has made solo appearances around the world and worked closely with singer/conductor Peter Schreier.

Ionarts
The result is a splendid mix of the structure of Bach and the exuberance of the French romantic organ, i.e. CTsar Franck-ish. The more straightforward transcriptions of the Italian Concerto and French Overture that make the heart of this disc are perfectly rousing in their lush grand-organic style.

Audiophile Audition
Albrecht's own arrangement of the other half of Bach's Clarvier-Übung Part 2 is... successful. Here, Bach trades Italian brilliance for French stateliness, and that air of grandeur is immediately captured in the strutting dotted rhythms of the Ouverture. Perhaps the great variety of expression that Bach achieves in his suite of stylized dances makes this a more promising subject for transcription. Albrecht is able to make a number of telling executive decisions as far as coloration is concerned. He keeps the series of gavottes, passepieds, and bourrées light and airy for the most part; for the concluding Echo he balances a heftier "symphonic" sound against the more soloistic answering echo. In all, this is a pretty effective transcription... very well played... by Hansjörg Albrech... Oehms' SACD recording is pretty grand, too, with a canny sense of depth and churchy ambience.

Fanfare
The Passacaglia is well played... Though the current release may seem an odd program on paper, it works...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : (Ratswahlkantate), BWV 29 :: Sinfonia in D major
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 08/27/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : (Partita 2), BWV 1004 :: Chaconne in D minor
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Overture in the French Manner, partita for keyboard in B minor (Clavier-Übung II/2), BWV 831
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paulus Church, Harsewinkel (10/30/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708-1712