Bach Piano 2
More Bach keyboard works performed on piano by Judith Lambden. Reviewer Toby Wong praised her first volume: '[Lambden’s] exceptional artistry … creates a compelling and vibrant musical narrative.'
This CD represents 17 years of Judith Lambden's expanding repertoire of Bach keyboard pieces, Bach Piano 2 culminates in this extraordinary collection of works!
In this latest edition of Bach Piano works from Judith Lambden, five major pieces from J.S. Bach are presented: The French Overture, Overture in F major, Capriccio, Aria Variata and Fantasia and Fugue in A minor.
The French Overture is a unique work. With an opening movement of about 14 minutes, it is most imposing and impressive, and then gives way to fancy in varying dances. Whilst Overture in F major, also in the French style is an earlier and less grand work, it has the same dotted rhythms in 6 movements.
Capriccio in B flat major (BWV 992) on the Departure of his Beloved brother, includes dramatic melodies of sorrow, of fear and ultimately grief, in 6 distinct movements. Aria Variata (BWV 989) with its sparse and plain rhythm, allows for rich ornamentation which fills and enhances the long sustained notes. Fantasia and Fugue in A minor was written for organ, but this is an arrangement for piano by Franz Liszt.
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.
“Throughout the album, Lambden’s profound connection to Bach’s music is evident, as she brings out the nuances and ever-changing characters of each composition. Her daring vision of negotiating between authentic and innovative performance styles of Bach’s works adds a unique dimension to the recordings.”Read full review
— Toby Wong, Music Trust e-zine Loud Mouth
- I. Ouverture
- II. Courante
- III. Gavottes 1 and 23
- IV. Passepieds 1 and 2
- V. Saranbande
- VI. Boureés 1 and 2
- I. Ouverture
- II. Entree
- III. Menuet and Trio
- IV. Boureé
- V. Gigue
- I. Arioso, Adagio: ‘Friends Gather and Try to Dissuade Him from departing’
- II. (Andante): ‘They Picture the Dangers Which May Befall Him’
- III. Adagiosissimo (or Adagissimo): ‘The Friends’ Lament’
- IV. (Andante con moto): ‘Since He Cannot Be Dissuaded, They Say Farewell’
- V. Allegro poco: ‘Aria of the Postilion’ (Aria di postiglione)
- VI.‘Fugue in Imitation of the Postilion’s Horn’: Fuga all’imitazione della cornetta di postiglione)
- Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 Johann Sebastian Bach
French Overture, BWV 831 Johann Sebastian Bach
Overture in F major, BWV 820 Johann Sebastian Bach
Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BWV 992 Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria Variata, BWV 989 Johann Sebastian Bach
- Judith Lambden · piano
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
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- August 2023
- © 2023 Judith Lambden
- ℗ 2023 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 653
- EAN 9314574065329