Bach, J.S. / Purcell / Handel: Stokowski Transcriptions
 
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Bach, J.S. / Purcell / Handel: Stokowski Transcriptions

1 Sep 2006

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Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" (arr. L. Stokowski)
5:39
2
Was mir behagt, BWV 208, "Hunt Cantata": Aria: Sheep may safely graze (arr. L. Stokowski)
5:39
3
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra): Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. L. Stokowski)
3:40
4
Komm, susser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. by L. Stokowski): Komm susser Tod, BWV 478 (arr. L. Stokowski)
4:09
5
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: Chorale: Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn (arr. by L. Stokowski): Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn (arr. L. Stokowski)
3:48
6
St. John Passion, BWV 245, Part II: Aria: Es ist vollbracht! (arr. L. Stokowski): St. John Passion, BWV 245: Aria: Es ist vollbracht! (arr. L. Stokowski)
8:46
7
Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einem Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra): Clavierubung III: Wir glauben all' an einem Gott, BWV 680 (arr. L. Stokowski)
3:33
8
Das Orgel-Buchlein: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra): Orgelbuchlein: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 (arr. L. Stokowski)
5:07
9
2 Ancient Liturgical Melodies (arr. L. Stokowski): Veni Creator Spiritus - Veni Emmanuel (arr. L. Stokowski)
6:07
10
Messiah, HWV 56 (arr. L. Stokowski): Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Pastoral Symphony, "Pifa" (arr. L. Stokowski)
3:47
11
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 (arr. L. Stokowski): Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth, "Dido's Lament" (arr. L. Stokowski)
4:23
12
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (arr. L. Stokowski)
13:07

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Sep 2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Naxos
  • Total Length: 1:07:51
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  • ASIN: B001LYPQPS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,418 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stokowski Lives Again! 21 Jun 2006
By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
As a ten-year-old piano student I learned the piano transcription of Bach's 'Little' G Minor Fugue for organ done by Olga Samaroff. One day my teacher asked, 'Would you like to hear what Madame Samaroff's husband has done with this fugue? He set it for full orchestra.' When she played a 78rpm recording of Stokowski's transcription I knew I'd entered an entirely delightful world. I bought my own record and played it until the grooves were worn down. I had the temerity, though, to ask my teacher if, when I performed the fugue, I should slow down at the climax like Stokowski did and she explained the difference between a keyboard and an orchestral climax, and said something about Stokowski 'taking liberties' on that account. 'It really works, doesn't it?' I'll say!

When I got this CD I went immediately to track 3 -- that same Little G Minor Fugue -- and heard it with the memory of Stokowski's recording in my mind's ear. This one stacks up beautifully and is in modern sound. Actually, though, that transcription is a bit out of character for Stokowski's Bach settings because it is so dependent on the sound of the wind section. His transcriptions typically are based on massed string sound -- he had, after all, the 'Philadelphia sound' (which, of course, he'd created) to work with, those silky, lush, deeply visceral Philadelphia strings. The Bournemouth strings have nothing to fear, though, when compared with the Philadelphia strings of old. There is much to like on this CD. For instance, there is the utter serenity of the first section of 'Es is vollbracht' (from the St. John Passion) which leads to the quicker triumphal middle section with celebratory brass before returning to the earlier calm. Or the sweet contemplation of 'Komm süsser Tod.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music... 19 April 2014
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I have heard much of Stokowski's music - the man was a genius! I particularly enjoyed the Handel on this disc - Dives and Lazarus being a special favourite of mine. Very happy with this purchase.
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