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Saturday 24 Dec

Andrew McGregor

Saturday 24 December 2005 9:00-12:00 (Radio 3)

Andrew McGregor samples some recent Bach recordings including violin music played by Julia Fischer, Leonidas Kavakos and Gidon Kremer.

Graeme Kay looks at the available recordings of Bach's complete organ music and chooses some representative examples.

Duration:

3 hours

Playlist

Presenter: Andrew McGregor

BACH (orch. Elgar) Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537/Op.86: Halle ,
Mark Elder (conductor)
HALLE CD HLL 7509 (CD, mid-price)

BACH Prelude in G Minor (from Sonata No.1 BWV 1001 for solo violin): Joseph Joachim (violin); Prelude in E from Partita No.3 BWV 1006 for solo violin: Pablo de Sarasate (violin);
Gavotte in E (from Partita No.3, BWV 1006 for solo violin): Jacques Thibaud (violin)
(from CD entitled 'The Great Violinists - Recordings from 1900-1913)
TESTAMENT SBT2 1323 (2-CD, mid-price) (mono)

BACH Sarabande in D Minor (Partita No.2 in D Minor BWV 1004): Emil Telmanyi (violin & Vega bow) (c/w the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin)
TESTAMENT SBT2 1257 (2-CD, mid-price)
(mono)

BACH (arr. Siloti) Andante from Sonata for Solo Violin in A Minor, BWV 1003 (from CD entitled 'Bach Piano Transcriptions Volume 5'): Hamish Milne (piano)
HYPERION CDA67506 (CD)

BACH Partita for Violin Solo No.3 in E BWV 1006; c/w Violin Concerto No.2 in E BWV 1042; Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BWV 1050*: Oleg Kagan (violin), *Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatoire, Yuri Nikolaevsky (conductor)
LIVE CLASSICS LC05954 (CD)

BACH Violin Sonata No.2 in A BWV 1015: Zino Francescatti (violin), Robert Casadesus (piano)
BIDDULPH 802142 (CD)

BACH Adagio from Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV 1001: Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
ECM 472 7672 (CD)

BACH Fuga from Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV 1001: Gidon Kremer (violin)
ECM 476 7291 (2-CD)

BACH Siciliano & Presto from Sonata No.1 in G Minor BWV 1001: Julia Fischer (violin)
PENTATONE CLASSICS PTC 5186 072 (2-CD)


A SURVEY OF RECORDINGS OF BACH'S COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS:

Reviewer: Graeme Kay

Recommended:

Peter Hurford (organ) (various instruments)
DECCA 444 4102 (17-CD, budget)

*Ton Koopman (organ) (various instruments)
TELDEC (16-CD)

* Ton Koopman's complete Bach organ works is currently unavailable, but will be reissued in the Autumn of 2006

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BACH Cantata No.174 - Ich liebe den Hochsten von ganzem Gemute BWV 174: Bogna Bartosz (alto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman (conductor) (from CD entitled 'The Complete Cantatas Volume 19')
CHALLENGE CLASSICS/ANTOINE MARCHAND CC72219 (3-CD, mid-price)

BACH Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt BWV 1101; Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1102: Peter Hurford (at the Wiener Bach-Organ in the Augustinerkirche, Vienna )
DECCA 444 4102 (17-CD, budget)

BACH Cantata No.150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150: Katharine Fuge (soprano), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Jan Kobow (tenor), Stephan Macleod (bass), Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot (conductor)
MIRARE MIR 002 (CD)

Bach Bite No.23 (Simon Heighes)

BACH Wenn dich Ungluck tut greifen an BWV 1104; Jesu, meine Freude BWV 1105; Gott is mein Heil, mein Hilf und Trost BWV 1106; Jesus, meines Lebens Leben BWV 1107: Werner Jacob (at the Silbermann organ in Arlesheim Cathedral)
EMI 5738782 (16-CD, budget)

*BACH O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt BWV 1094; O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV 1095; Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht/ Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1096; Ehre sei dir, Christe, der du leidest Not BWV 1097:
Ton Koopman (At the Bader organ of St Walpurgiskerk, Zutphen)
TELDEC 3984 257132 (CD)

* Ton Koopman's complete Bach organ works is currently unavailable, but will be reissued in the Autumn of 2006




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