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

    

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

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 orchestra style was clearly well suited to his musical vision of Bach. Contemporary audiences and conductors continue to respond warmly to these re-compositions with many successful performances and re-recordings, such as those by José Serebrier (Naxos 8.557883).


Bach, Johann Sebastian
Stokowski, Leopold, arranger(s)

  Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
1.   Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:08:45
  Das Orgel-Buchlein: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
2.   Das Orgel - Buchlein: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:03:37
3.   Das Orgel - Buchlein: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:04:42
  Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
4.   Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:03:33
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
5.   The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:04:32
6.   The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 8 in E - Flat Minor, BWV 853 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:04:58
7.   The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book I: Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:02:01
  Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
8.   Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:18:17
  Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
9.   Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:03:42
  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Adagio (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
10.   Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Adagio (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:04:38
  Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
11.   Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:03:46
  Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
12.   Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra) 00:13:04

Total Playing Time: 01:15:35






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian

Arranger(s):
Stokowski, Leopold

Conductor(s):
Stokowski, Leopold

Orchestra(s):
Philadelphia Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.111297

Barcode: 0747313329724

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 09/2008

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