Ann-Helena Schluter – J.S. Bach: Fantasias & Duets (2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ann-Helena Schlüter – J.S. Bach: Fantasias & Duets (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:55 minutes | 519 MB | Genre: Classical
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My own music is influenced by the music of Bach. Having studied in the ‘Bach city’ of Leipzig, fallen in love with his fugues as a child and won with his Preludes in the Jugend musiziert competition, achieved my first Bach cycle with the Goldberg Variations, then I was moved more and more deeply by the Credo, the inner conviction, in Bach’s music. My imaginative powers, my musical energy (timbres, sounds, creativity, and poetry) must be imbued with this richness. New music looks quite different from what it was in Bach’s day (some even say it is all philosophy now, no melodies, notes or harmonies required). If modern music is still to be music, even today, and if it is still to enrich people’s lives, a thing of value that they can and will remember, then Bach’s store of wealth can always come to the aid of us composers. And so it is that J.S. Bach, who never left Germany and spent so long in Leipzig for want of a better position, today more than ever embraces the whole world with a web of his music, in all the places he never travelled to, whether Spain, Franconia, Hesse, Sweden, or far beyond Europe. (Ann-Helena Schlüter)

01. Capriccio in B-Flat Major, BWV 992 “On the Departure of the Beloved Brother”
02. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
03. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu, BWV 639 (Arr. for Piano)
04. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208: No. 9, Schafe können sicher weiden (Arr. for Piano)
05. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: No. 10, Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Arr. for Piano)
06. Duetto No. 1 in E Minor, BWV 802
07. Duetto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 803
08. Duetto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 804
09. Duetto No. 4 in A Minor, BWV 805
10. Fuga on “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr”, BWV 677 (Arr. for Piano)
11. Fuga on “Jesu Christus, unser Heiland”, BWV 689 (Arr. for Piano)
12. Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674 (Arr. for Piano)
13. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 (Excerpts Arr. for Piano): Ricercar a 3
14. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 (Excerpts Arr. for Piano): Ricercar a 6

Ann-Helena Schlüter, piano