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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 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.

Press quote

“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.”

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— Toby Wong, Music Trust e-zine Loud Mouth

Track Listing

    French Overture, BWV 831 Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. I. Ouverture
  2. II. Courante
  3. III. Gavottes 1 and 23
  4. IV. Passepieds 1 and 2
  5. V. Saranbande
  6. VI. Boureés 1 and 2
  7. VII.Gigue
  8. VIII.Echo
  9. Overture in F major, BWV 820 Johann Sebastian Bach

  10. I. Ouverture
  11. II. Entree
  12. III. Menuet and Trio
  13. IV. Boureé
  14. V. Gigue
  15. Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BWV 992 Johann Sebastian Bach

  16. I. Arioso, Adagio: ‘Friends Gather and Try to Dissuade Him from departing’
  17. II. (Andante): ‘They Picture the Dangers Which May Befall Him’
  18. III. Adagiosissimo (or Adagissimo): ‘The Friends’ Lament’
  19. IV. (Andante con moto): ‘Since He Cannot Be Dissuaded, They Say Farewell’
  20. V. Allegro poco: ‘Aria of the Postilion’ (Aria di postiglione)
  21. VI.‘Fugue in Imitation of the Postilion’s Horn’: Fuga all’imitazione della cornetta di postiglione)
  22. Aria Variata, BWV 989 Johann Sebastian Bach

  23. Theme
  24. I.
  25. II.
  26. III.
  27. IV.
  28. V.
  29. VI.
  30. VII.
  31. VIII.
  32. IX.
  33. X.
  34. Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 Johann Sebastian Bach



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 2 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
August 2023
© 2023 Judith Lambden
℗ 2023 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 653
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574065329