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AN 2 9136 Bach Oeuvres Celebres

J.S. Bach: Famous Works

Release date October 13, 2017
Album code AN 2 9136
Periods Baroque

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With its transcriptions for accordion of several J. S. Bach masterpieces, this CD gives listeners an opportunity to rediscover and enjoy the music of this great Baroque composer from a new perspective.

Many of the works selected by accordionist Alexander Sevastian – the “Chaconne” and major organ works such as the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, and the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor – have a certain dramatic character. Balanced by the lighter “Badinerie” from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor and the more meditative “Air on the G String” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major and the chorale prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” this program simultaneously showcases Sevastian’s virtuosity and sensitivity.

© Florence Brassard
English translation: Peter Christensen

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