Stokowski: Bach Transcriptions, Vol. 2 ()

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It has only been since the turn of the twenty first century that Leopold Stokowski's transcriptions for orchestra -- particularly those of Johann Sebastian Bach's music -- are an important part of the orchestral literature. Before that, opinions regarding them mainly ranged from necessary evil, owing to the popularity of certain ones, to that of wholesale bowdlerization, abuses committed against unwitting composers unable to object to such treatment because they were dead. However, the value of Stokowski's transcriptions as ...

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  1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 565)
  2. Arioso, for orchestra (after the Largo from Bach's Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in F minor, BWV 1056)
  3. Wachet auf! (Sleepers, awake!), transcription for orchestra (after Bach, Schüber Chorale Prelude for Organ, BWV 639)
  4. Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, Chorale Prelude for Organ, BWV 639)
  5. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 564): Adagio
  6. Mein Jesu, transcription for orchestra (after Schemelli, from the Musical Songbook)
  7. Ein' feste Burg, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 80)
  8. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, Cantata No. 147, BWV 147)
  9. Prelude in B minor, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 869)
  10. Siciliano, transcription for orcestra (after Bach, from Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017)
  11. Adoramus te, transcription for orchestra (after Palestrina)
  12. Pavane and Gigue, transcription for orchestra (after Byrd)
  13. Trumpet Prelude, transcription for orchestra (after Clarke, The Prince of Denmark's March)
  14. Minuet, transcription for orchestra (after Boccherini, from the Quintet in E major, Op. 13/5)
  15. Air, transcription for orchestra (after Mattheson, from Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C minor)
  16. Andante cantabile, transcription for orchestra (after Haydn, from Quintet in F major, Op. 3, No. 5)
  17. Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, transcription for orchestra (after Bach, BWV 582): Fugue
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Stokowski: Bach Transcriptions, Vol. 2
2009, Naxos

UPC: 747313205073

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