Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson focuses on the solo keyboard works of JS Bach, including Partitas, Sinfonas and his own arrangement of 'Widersthehe doch der Sünde’.
In the third programme of this week's Artist Spotlight series, the young Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, who has been described by the New York Times as 'Iceland's Glenn Gould'. Today, he focuses on the solo keyboard works of JS Bach, including Partitas, Sinfonas and his own arrangement of 'Widersthehe doch der Sunde'. recorded at LSO St Luke's in London.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Partita No 6 in E minor BWV 830
Adagio from Organ Sonata No 4 in E minor BWV 528 (arr Stradal)
Invention No 15 in B minor BWV 786
Sinfonia No 15 in B minor BWV 801
Gavotte from Violin Partita No 3 in E major BWV 1006 (arr Rachmaninov)
Prelude in B minor BWV 855a (arr Siloti)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Book 1 BWV 847
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (arr Busoni)
Aria from Cantata BWV 54, ‘Widerstehe doch der Sünde’ (arr Ólafsson)
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)
Concert recorded at LSO St Luke's, London, on 21 September 2018.