1 800 222 6872

J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy / Ignacio Prego, harpsichord

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in E minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in E minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Bach wrote many pieces for harpsichord in the manner of the Suite, a form that has undergone a number of innovations. Strong architectural elements, particularly counterpoint, exist in the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue along with other, more imaginative, elements.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The liner notes for this excellent recording describe a dichotomy between form and imagination observable in four genres from different periods in Bach's career: the early Capriccio and Toccata contrasted with the mature Partita and Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. High points of his performance include a strong rhetorical contrast in the third-section Adagio of the Toccata, a rhythmically arresting opening to the Partita's Sinfonia, a grand yet lyrical approach to the opening movement of the Capriccio, and a sublimely-shaped Adagiosissimo from the same work. In general his are beautiful interpretations, imbued with a musically satisfying balance between power and nuance. The Frenchinspired harpsichord also records well, achieving a richness that has both resonance and clarity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: El Auditorio Nicolás Salmerón de Madrid (05/22/2011).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review

Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
  • Performer: Ignacio Prego (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723

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

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
  • Performer: Ignacio Prego (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992
  • Performer: Ignacio Prego (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1705