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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.

JS BACH
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.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 6 in E Minor BWV.830 For Keyboard

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Adagio from Sonata No. 4 in E Minor BWV.528 For Organ

    Performer: Vikingur Heidar Olafsson. Music Arranger: Stradal.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Invention no. 15 in B Minor BWV.786

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia No.15 BWV.801

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gavotte from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV1006

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson. Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in B Minor BWV.855a

    Performer: Vikingur Heidar Olafsson. Music Arranger: Alexander Siloti.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude And Fugue in C Minor from 'The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1', BWV847

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson. Music Arranger: Ignaz Moscheles.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.639 For Organ

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson. Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria from Cantata BWV.54 Widerstehe doch der Sunde

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.

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