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BACH, J.S.: Concertos for Solo Harpsichord (Complete) (Farr)

Composer(s)Bach, Johann Sebastian
Artist(s) Farr, Elizabeth, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572006-07
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 
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Among the wealth of works composed during his Weimar period, J.S. Bach made 22 keyboard transcriptions of concertos by Italian and German composers: six for two keyboards and pedal (BWV 592–596) and sixteen for keyboard (BWV 972–987), the latter of which are recorded here by multi-award-winning harpsichordist Elizabeth Farr. Complementing these masterful transcriptions is the Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV894, which Bach later reworked as the opening and closing movements of his Triple Concerto BWV1044. Farr’s other Naxos recordings have been universally praised.


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Work/Track Title Time
BACH, J.S.: Concertos for Solo Harpsichord (Complete) (Farr) 2:29:35   
DISC 1
  Keyboard Concerto in D major, BWV 972 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D major, RV 230)          
      I. [Allegro] 2:33       
      II. Larghetto 2:47       
      III. Allegro 2:50       
  Keyboard Concerto in G major, BWV 973 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in G major, RV 299)          
      I. [Allegro] 3:03       
      II. Largo 1:59       
      III. Allegro 2:56       
  Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 975 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 316)          
      I. [Allegro] 3:42       
      II. Largo 3:09       
      III. Gigue: Presto 2:05       
  Keyboard Concerto in C major, BWV 976 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in E major, RV 265)          
      I. [Allegro] 4:14       
      II. Largo 2:57       
      III. Allegro 3:42       
  Keyboard Concerto in F major, BWV 978 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in G major, RV 310)          
      I. Allegro 2:46       
      II. Largo 1:45       
      III. Allegro 3:00       
  Keyboard Concerto in G Major, BWV 980 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, RV 381)          
      I. [Allegro] 4:24       
      II. Largo 3:15       
      III. Allegro 2:13       
  Keyboard Concerto in C major, BWV 977          
      I. [Allegro] 2:58       
      II. Adagio 1:13       
      III. Giga 3:07       
  Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 983          
      I. [Allegro] 3:53       
      II. Adagio 2:22       
      III. Allegro 2:43       
  Keyboard Concerto in G major, BWV 986          
      I. [Allegro] 2:30       
      II. Adagio 1:04       
      III. Allegro 2:45       
DISC 2
  Keyboard Concerto in B minor, BWV 979 (arr. of Torelli's Violin Concerto)          
      I. [Adagio] - Allegro 1:39       
      II. Adagio 0:42       
      III. Allegro 3:42       
      IV. Andante 1:10       
      V. Adagio 0:43       
      VI. Allegro 4:16       
  Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (arr of A. Marcello's Oboe Concerto)          
      I. [Andante] 3:13       
      II. Adagio 3:05       
      III. Presto 2:26       
  Keyboard Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (arr. of B. Marcello's Concerto, Op. 1, No. 2)          
      I. Adagio 1:48       
      II. Vivace 2:14       
      III. [Adagio] 1:59       
      IV. Prestissimo 2:54       
  Keyboard Concerto in B-Flat Major, BWV 982 (arr. of Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar's Violin Concerto, Op. 1, No. 1)          
      I. [Allegro] 2:44       
      II. Adagio - III. Allegro 3:45       
      IV. Allegro 2:13       
  Keyboard Concerto in C major, BWV 984 (arr. of Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar's Concerto)          
      I. [Allegro] 3:24       
      II. Adagio e affettuoso 1:52       
      III. Allegro assai 3:10       
  Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 987 (arr. of Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar's Violin Concerto, Op. 1, No. 4)          
      I. [Grave] 2:26       
      II. [Allegro] 2:49       
      III. Adagio 0:33       
      IV. [Vivace] 1:17       
  Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 985 (arr. of Telemann's Violin Concerto, TWV 51:g21)          
      I. [Allegro] 2:51       
      II. Adagio 1:50       
      III. [Allegro] 2:47       
  Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894          
      Prelude 6:38       
      Fugue 5:30       
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