Bach Arrangements

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Gramophone magazine called Angela Hewitt "the Bach pianist of our time" -- high praise that happens to be completely deserved. Here is a player who can dance and sing through complex counterpoint, and who radiates joy in even the most solemn music. On this disc, Hewitt turns from Bach's original keyboard works to arrangements. The most famous of these is probably Myra Hess's transcription of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," played here with utter simplicity. Most of the other arrangements are less well known, but they are all worth hearing. Hewitt's interpretation of "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" arr. Wilhelm Kempff has a spring in its step, indicating that ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Gramophone magazine called Angela Hewitt "the Bach pianist of our time" -- high praise that happens to be completely deserved. Here is a player who can dance and sing through complex counterpoint, and who radiates joy in even the most solemn music. On this disc, Hewitt turns from Bach's original keyboard works to arrangements. The most famous of these is probably Myra Hess's transcription of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," played here with utter simplicity. Most of the other arrangements are less well known, but they are all worth hearing. Hewitt's interpretation of "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" arr. Wilhelm Kempff has a spring in its step, indicating that these sleepers woke up in a very good mood, indeed. An arrangement of "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross" by the English composer Herbert Howells is especially moving, its slow tread sustained with a beautiful, singing tone. Hewitt plays three of her own transcriptions from the Orgelb&uumlchlein, including the disc's final selection, "Alle Menschen m&uumlssen sterben." It is a quiet meditation that leaves the listener in a spirit of exalted tranquility and serves as the perfect foil for the mighty Passacaglia in C Minor arr. Eugen d'Albert that precedes it. This may be the most impressive entry yet in Hewitt's superb Bach cycle for Hyperion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571173092
  • Catalog Number: 67309
  • Sales rank: 60,142

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29: Sinfonia in D major - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (4:01)
  2. 2 Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Siciliano in G minor - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (3:54)
  3. 3 Chorale prelude for organ ("Nun komm der Heiden Heiland"), BWV 659 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (5:43)
  4. 4 Chorale prelude for organ ("Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"), (Schübler No. 1), BWV 645 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (4:18)
  5. 5 Chorale prelude for organ ("Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"), BWV 639 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:48)
  6. 6 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208: Sheep may safely graze - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (5:47)
  7. 7 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147: Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (3:50)
  8. 8 Chorale prelude for organ ("Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein"), BWV 641 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:29)
  9. 9 Chorale prelude for organ ("Das alte Jahr vergangen ist"), BWV 614 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:40)
  10. 10 Chorale prelude for organ ("In dulci jubilo"), BWV 729 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:01)
  11. 11 Chorale prelude for organ ("Herzlich tut mich verlangen"), BWV 727 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:36)
  12. 12 Chorale prelude for organ ("Meine Seele erhebet den Herren"), (Schübler No. 4), BWV 648 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (1:20)
  13. 13 Chorale prelude for organ ("O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross"), BWV 622 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (5:24)
  14. 14 Cantata No. 22, "Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe," BWV 22: Sanctify us by Thy goodness - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (2:28)
  15. 15 Cantata No. 127, "Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott," BWV 127: Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (5:29)
  16. 16 Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 582 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (11:45)
  17. 17 Chorale prelude for organ ("Alle Menschen müssen sterben"), BWV 643 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angela Hewitt Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Award winning CD

    Angela Hewitt's CD Bach Arrangements won the 2002 Juno Award as the best CD solo or classical. Truly a great CD.

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