A Viol Consort plays J S Bach | Harmonia Mundi HMX290874244

A Viol Consort plays J S Bach


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMX290874244

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th November 2015



CD 1: ALIO MODO Passacagalia & other keyboard works transcribed for viols:
- Musical Offering, BWV1079: Ricercar a 6
- Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV582
- Fantasia in G major, BWV572
- Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No.22 in B flat minor, BWV867
- Chorale Prelude BWV686 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir'
- Fugue in E flat major, BWV552/2 'St Anne'
- Christe, aller Welt (Riemenschneider)
- Chorale Prelude BWV671 'Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist'
- Chorale Prelude BWV678 'Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot'
- Chorale Prelude BWV680 'Wir glauben all an einen Gott' ('Giant Fugue')
- Chorale Prelude BWV684 'Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam'
- Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No.11 in F major, BWV880
- Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No.16 in G minor, BWV885
- Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No.4 in C sharp minor, BWV849
- Chorale Prelude BWV672 'Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit'
- Fughetta super 'Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot', BWV679

Buy this CD now; cherish it forever.” - The Times, 3 December 2002
Since Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet, this version is among the most desirable available" - Evening Standard, 5 December 2002
It’s a privilege to eavesdrop as Fretwork –technically immaculate and excellently recorded – allows Bach to speak for himself.” - BBC Music Magazine, January 2003

Arranged for viols by Richard Boothby
An unusually stately opening Aria begins a fascinating viol consort arrangement of this oft-recorded work...This reviewer's initial skepticism soon vanished. Cogent, moving and and superbly recorded, it is perhaps a 'meditation on' rather than an 'arrangement of' the Goldbergs.” - Classical Music, 22nd October 2011 ****
Boothy's transcriptions are an unusual yet fascinating advocacy for a consort of viols that Bach would have considered archaic...as the spirit of the music dictates, Fretwork produces playing of astonishing imagination...With such a feast on offer, harpsichords never crossed my heretical mind.” - Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

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