About the album
It is a sign of the brilliance of J.S. Bach that great pianists have chosen to recreate and reinterpret his works in so many ways. From Wilhelm Kempff’s subtle resetting of Wachet Auf to Ferruccio Busoni’s virtuosic grandeur in the Violin Partita Chaconne, these performances by star pianist Alessio Bax capture the reverence and resplendence of Bach’s music in thirteen great transcriptions.
Alessio Bax is universally praised for his lyrical playing and insightful interpretations. On April 23rd 2009 he was awarded the Avery Fischer Career Grant, presented once a year to talented instrumentalists who show great potential for solo careers, following in the footsteps of previous winners Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Gil Shaham.
11Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor: Adagio
12Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor: Fuga
13Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor: Siciliana
14Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor: Presto
15Sheep May Safely Graze
16Air from the Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major
17Gavotte (Tempo di Borea) from the Violin Partita No.1 in B minor
18Andante from the Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor
19Siciliano from the Flute Sonata in Eb major
110'Zion hört die Wächter singen', from the Cantata BWV 140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
111Largo from the Keyboard Concerto in F minor
112Bourreé from Cello Suite No.3 in C major
113Chaconne from the Violin Partita No.2 in D minor