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Bach to the Future - works by Bach, Busoni, Beethoven, Berg, Kurtag / Ashley Wass, piano

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Fantasia after Johann Sebastian Bach for Piano, K 253
>Barber, Samuel : Sonata for Piano in E flat minor, Op. 26
>Kurtág, György : Transcription for piano of Bach's "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106" (Sonatina from "Ac
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Ashley Wass performs a musical autobiography: a selection of works that are personal to him, all of which are directly inspired by J.S. Bach. Wass describes the project as being '...the first mixed repertoire recording over which I've had complete control - a series of pieces that have been particularly significant in my life and career to date.' The booklet contains notes by Ashley, detailing the stories which inspired his choices, including the Beethoven Bagatelles which were part of his winning program at the London International Piano Competition.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (2012-08-07_2012-08-09&2013-).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
  • Performers: Ashley Wass (Piano); Ron Abramski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (08/07/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1907-1908

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (08/07/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1823

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (08/07/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Fantasia after Johann Sebastian Bach for Piano, K 253
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (08/07/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 10/27/1909

>Barber, Samuel : Sonata for Piano in E flat minor, Op. 26
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (08/07/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>György Kurtág (1926 - ) : Transcription for piano of Bach's "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106" (Sonatina from "Ac
  • Performers: Ashley Wass (Piano); Ron Abramski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern