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BACH, J.S.: Stokowski Transcriptions, Vol. 1 (Stokowski) (1927-1939)

Composer(s)Bach, Johann Sebastian
Artist(s) Stokowski, Leopold, Conductor • Philadelphia Orchestra
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111297
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Conductors
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The transcriptions of Bach’s keyboard works for full symphony orchestra by Leopold Stokowski, one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century, formed a successful part of his crusade to increase the accessibility of music. In reality Stokowski’s transcriptions had little to do with Bach: they are rather complete re-compositions in the manner of Wagner or Tchaikovsky for the late-romantic symphony orchestra. They have enjoyed continuing popularity since Stokowski first introduced them, and took a central rôle in the internationally popularfilm which he made with Walt Disney, Fantasia. The recordings on this CD were made between 1927 and 1939, with Stokowski conducting in all instances The Philadelphia Orchestra, whose lush

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Work/Track Title Time
BACH, J.S.: Stokowski Transcriptions, Vol. 1 (Stokowski) (1927-1939) 1:15:35   
  Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 8:45       
  Das Orgel-Buchlein: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 3:37       
  Das Orgel-Buchlein: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 4:42       
  Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 3:33       
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 4:32       
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 4:58       
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 2:01       
  Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 18:17       
  Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 3:42       
  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Adagio (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 4:38       
  Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 3:46       
  Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 13:04       
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