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Bach Piano 1

Pianist Judith Lambden continues her project to record Bach's keyboard works. This CD includes four toccatas, the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, and the Italian Concerto.

It begins with four of Bach's Toccatas, which are amongst his earliest compositions. They are full of youthful passion and intensity. free and improvisatory. These "touch" pieces from "toccare" to touch, originated in Italy. They would be used to try out a new harpsichord or organ, and also to display the player's brilliance.

The Chromatic Fantasia also has many flourishes, and includes dramatic
recitative-like melodies. The fugue which follows has a chromatic scale in its subject, with contrasting light episodes. It is a formal work and builds up to a magnificent ending.

The Italian Concerto, published by Bach in 1735, is influenced by the style of Italian composers such as Vivaldi. The solo instrument is strong and is complemented by the quieter imitation of a string orchestra. There is a slow Aria-like middle movement, and the two outer movements which are joyous and exuberant, are very much in the Italian spirit.

Artist

Judith Lambden

Judith was born in Creswick, Victoria in Australia, She graduated from the Melbourne University Conservatorium with a B.Mus(Hons) degree. While still in Melbourne for a further seven years, her teachers were Gordon McKeown for piano and John Ingram for theory and composition. She won many prizes and made national broadcast performances for ABC radio.


Track Listing

  1. Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Toccata in D major, BWV 912 Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue, BWV 903 Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 Johann Sebastian Bach

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  8. Andante
  9. Presto

Performers

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.


Where to buy

Bach Piano 1 is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
December 2021
Copyright
© 2021 Judith Lambden
Phonogram
℗ 2021 Move Records
Categories
Baroque, Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 631
Alternate catalogue number
MCD631
Barcode
EAN 9314574063127