Rafal Blechacz Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Rafal Blechacz

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 10, 2017 by Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Main artist: Rafal Blechacz

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (March 2017) - Prise de Son d'Exception (April 2017) - Le Choix de France Musique (March 2017) - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (March 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 23 tracks Total length : 01:05:53

    Italian Concerto In F Major, BWV 971 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  1. 1 1. (Allegro)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  2. 2 2. Andante

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  3. 3 3. Presto

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  4. Partita No.1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825
  5. 4 Prelude

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  6. 5 Allemande

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  7. 6 Courante

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  8. 7 Sarabande

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  9. 8 Menuet I & II

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  10. 9 Gigue

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  11. 4 Duettos
  12. 10 1. Duetto In E Minor, BWV 802

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  13. 11 2. Duetto In F Major, BWV 803

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  14. 12 3. Duetto In G Major, BWV 804

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  15. 13 4. Duetto In A Minor, BWV 805

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  16. Fantasia & Fugue In A Minor, BWV 944
  17. 14 Fantasia

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  18. 15 Fugue

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer - Philip Krause, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  19. Partita No.3 In A Minor, BWV 827
  20. 16 Fantasia

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  21. 17 Allemande

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  22. 18 Corrente

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  23. 19 Sarabande

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  24. 20 Burlesca

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  25. 21 Scherzo

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  26. 22 Gigue

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  27. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147
  28. 23 Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Arr. For Piano By Myra Hess)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Arend Prohmann, Producer - Rafal Blechacz, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rainer Maillard, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2016 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

About

Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz (pronunciation perilous for non-Poles, but try "BLEH-hotch") made his name as a young Chopin specialist, but has often featured Bach's Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971, in concert. The Bach-Chopin connection is one that would have made perfect sense to Chopin himself, and here Blechacz expands it to full program length, with impressive results indeed. He may remind you of Dinu Lipatti, another Eastern European Chopin player whose Bach was haunting: sample the gentle and yet awesomely clear first movement of the Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825. Blechacz's Italian Concerto has great forward urgency without ever breaking tempo. The program has an intelligent structure of its own, placing the rather rare Four Duets, BWV 802-805 -- essentially expanded two-part inventions -- at the center: the music seems to enter a deeper chromatic realm and then slowly depart from it with another partita, and finally, with the arrangement of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Dame Myra Hess, another pianist whom Blechacz may bring to mind. If it seems wrong to bring up these big names, well, just give the album a listen. With this release Blechacz definitively transcends young phenom status. The metal-oriented Friedrich-Ebert-Halle arena in Ludwigshafen is a bit large and impersonal for what Blechacz is trying to do here, although everything's clear.

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