JS Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach, Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico —actualmente estado federado alemán de Turingia—, 21 de marzo./ 31 de marzo de 1685.-Leipzig, Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico —Sajonia—, 28 de julio de 1750) fue un compositor, organista, clavecinista, violinista, violista, maestro de capilla y Kantor alemán del periodo barroco. Fue el miembro más importante de una de las familias de músicos más destacadas de la historia, con más de 35 compositores famosos. Tuvo una gran fama como organista y clavecinista en toda Europa por su gran técnica y capacidad de improvisar música al teclado. Además del órgano y del clavecín, tocaba el violín y la viola da gamba.

Jorg Demus, 1970: Anna Magdalena Notebook - Polonaise, BWV 125

In this recording released in 1970, Jörg Demus performs the Polonaise, BWV 125, from Bach's Anna Magdalena Notebook. I created this video from the LP shown above, issued on the Musical Heritage Society label, serial number OR 173. The Library of Congress online catalog listing for this album is available for review here: http://lccn.loc.gov/74751036

Jorg Demus, 1970: Anna Magdalena Notebook - Aria, BWV 988 (from the Goldberg Variations)

In this recording released in 1970, Jörg Demus performs the Aria, BWV 988 (Goldberg Variations), from Bach's Anna Magdalena Notebook. I created this video from the LP shown above, issued on the Musical Heritage Society label, serial number OR 173. The Library of Congress online catalog listing for this album is available for review here: http://lccn.loc.gov/74751036

Jorg Demus, 1970: Anna Magdalena Notebook - Solo for Cembalo, BWV Anh. 129

In this recording released in 1970, Jörg Demus performs the Solo for Cembalo, BWV Anh. 129, from Bach's Anna Magdalena Notebook. I created this video from the LP shown above, issued on the Musical Heritage Society label, serial number OR 173. The Library of Congress online catalog listing for this album is available for review here: http://lccn.loc.gov/74751036

Villa-Lobos, 1958: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 (transcribed for Cellos by Villa-Lobos)

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducts the Violincello Society in this 1958 recording of Bach's Fugue in C major, BWB 846, from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. Villa-Lobos transcribed this work (as well as several others from Book 1 of the WTC) for what the LP jacket describes as an "orchestra of cellos." I created this video from the LP you can see above, issued in 1959 on the Everest label, serial number LPBR-6024.

Villa-Lobos, 1958: Prelude No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867 (transcribed by Villa-Lobos)

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducts the Violincello Society in this 1958 recording of Bach's Prelude No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867, from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. Villa-Lobos transcribed this work (as well as several others from Book 1 of the WTC) for what the LP jacket describes as an "orchestra of cellos." I created this video from the LP you can see above, issued in 1959 on the Everest label, serial number LPBR-6024.

Villa-Lobos, 1958: Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 (transcribed by Villa-Lobos)

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducts the Violincello Society in this 1958 recording of Bach's Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853, from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. Villa-Lobos transcribed this work (as well as several others from Book 1 of the WTC) for what the LP jacket describes as an "orchestra of cellos." I created this video from the LP you can see above, issued in 1959 on the Everest label, serial number LPBR-6024.

Jacqueline du Pré, 1962: Adagio, from the Toccata in C, BWV 564

In this performance recorded July 15, 1962, seventeen year-old Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987), accompanied by Roy Jesson (1926-1972), performs the Adagio from Bach's Toccata in C major, BWV 564. I created this music video from the LP, "A Jacqueline du Pré Recital," issued on the Angel label, serial number S-37900. All images, with the exception of those at the video's conclusion, are taken from the LP and LP jacket.

Villa-Lobos, 1958: Fugue No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 890 (transcribed by Villa-Lobos)

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducts the Violincello Society in this 1958 recording of Bach's Fugue No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 890, from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. Villa-Lobos transcribed this work (as well as several others from Book 1 of the WTC) for what the LP jacket describes as an "orchestra of cellos." I created this video from the LP you can see above, issued in 1959 on the Everest label, serial number LPBR-6024.

Villa-Lobos, 1958: Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 (transcribed by Villa-Lobos)

Heitor Villa-Lobos conducts the Violincello Society in this 1958 recording of Bach's Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853, from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier. Villa-Lobos transcribed this work (as well as several others from Book 1 of the WTC) for what the LP jacket describes as an "orchestra of cellos." I created this video from the LP you can see above, issued in 1959 on the Everest label, serial number LPBR-6024.

Karl Münchinger, 1951: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (Affettuoso)

In this 1951 recording, Karl Münchinger (1915-1990) conducts the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the second movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050. I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued in 1953 on the London label, serial number LL 222. This recording won the 1951 Grand Prix Du Disque.

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