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Play Bach Vol. 1

24 Feb. 2012 | Format: MP3

£7.92 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:25
30
2
5:02
30
3
4:21
30
4
2:48
30
5
8:56
30
6
4:56
30
7
1:54
30
8
1:49
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Feb. 2012
  • Release Date: 24 Feb. 2012
  • Label: Violet Hill Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Violet Hill Records
  • Total Length: 35:11
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  • ASIN: B007G7OD4E
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,271 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. P. Dibley on 11 Nov. 2006
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I originally had the album back in 1963, and subsequently bought No's 2 & 3. Mr. Loussier probably owes quite a lot to the Hamlet cigar adverts from the sixties through to the eighties. The music was always affectionatly known as "buggered Bach" by the rest of the family, who actually enjoyed the music as much as me. Today it's good to get it all on C.D's. The quality is very good although the stereo "splitting" of the time, (1959), sounds strange now, with the piano coming from one speaker and the bass and drums from the other. No's 1 - 5 are all a must have.
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By Lewis Graham VINE VOICE on 10 Aug. 2011
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If you're reading this, I expect you've either heard the name and are wondering what it's all about or know the music and want it on CD. For that latter, there's more below.

For the former, Jacques Loussier was a worldwide smash hit with these jazz arrangements of Bach. Similar in style to Dave Brubeck or The Modern Jazz Quartetin many ways, these arrangements swing along at a respectful but enjoyable pace. The original music is well represented and recognisable by those who have heard the originals. The ensemble playing is excellent - this is well rehearsed, well played chamber jazz.

The idea of arranging JS Bach is not universally popular: some regard these tracks as a terrible idea, taking a classic and reforming it. As to how to settle that discussion, the individual listener can make up their own minds.

For the owner of an LP of this music, this is an excellent reissue. The sound quality is superb - given the recordings are 50+ years old - and allow the performance to breathe.

For my own part, I hadn't heard this music for a very long time, but now I understand why my Father played them endlessly. As I come from this music from a classical background I might, just, fell a little guilty about someone rearranging such a great composer. But when it's this well done, there's no reason not to enjoy it.

PS - In a recent concert programme, Joanna MacGregor mentioned that JL's arrangement of one a piece from the "48" was her favourite arrangement - high praise indeed!
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Feb. 2001
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Just imagine one of the greatest classical composers such as Bach erupting into an jazzy piano improvisation half way through one of his compositions. This really sums up the whole CD. Lucier is maybe one of the most skilled pianists to have ever been able to change the way anyone has has ever heard classical music. Great stuff!
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By old man on 9 Jan. 2015
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What's not to like
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