Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs Bach : Concertos for Organ and Strings

Bach : Concertos for Organ and Strings

Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs

Released on February 22, 2019 by Ramée

Main artist: Les Muffatti

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Diapason d'or ( April 2019)

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

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Although we know of at least five concertos J.S. Bach wrote for solo organ we have no surviving Bach organ concertos with orchestral accompaniment. Contrast this with the 200+ cantatas: of these, 18 feature organ obbligato, which Bach uses as a solo instrument in arias, choral sections and sinfonias. The most obviously conspicuous date to 1726. In May to November of that year, Bach composed six cantatas which assign a prominent solo role to the organ. Most of these are reworkings of movements of lost violin and oboe concertos written in Bach’s time at Weimar and Köthen. Why Bach wrote such a number of obbligato organ cantatas in such a short period remains unknown. One possible explanation may lie in Dresden, where Bach had given a concert on the new Silbermann organ in the Sophienkirche in 1725. Some scholars think that, in addition to other organ works, he also performed organ concertos, or at least a few earlier versions of the sinfonias, with obbligato organ and strings in order to show off the organ. From the cantatas mentioned above, along with the related violin and harpsichord concertos, it is perfectly possible to reconstruct a number of three-movement organ concertos of this type. By using this method, we hope to bring some of the music which Bach may have performed in Dresden in 1725 back to life. © Ramée/Outhere

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:19:48

    Concerto in D Major (Reconstructed after BWV 169 & BWV 49 by Bart Jacobs) (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  1. 1 I. [Allegro] (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 169/1, without oboes)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  2. 2 II. Siciliano (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 169/5, without the alto solo)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  3. 3 III. Allegro (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 49/1, transposed down a tone, without oboes)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  4. Concerto in D Minor (Reconstructed after BWV 146, BWV 188 & BWV 1052 by Bart Jacobs)
  5. 4 I. [Allegro] (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 146/1, without oboes, and with modifications in the violin parts)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  6. 5 II. Adagio (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 146/2, without the chorale)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  7. 6 III. Allegro (Reconstruction based on BWV 1052a/3rd movement, BWV 1052 & the sinfonia from BWV 188)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  8. Sinfonia in G Major (Reconstructed after Cantata BWV 156 by Bart Jacobs)
  9. 7 Sinfonia in G Major after Cantata BWV 156

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  10. Sinfonia in G Major (Reconstructed after Cantata BWV 75 by Bart Jacobs)
  11. 8 Sinfonia in G Major after Cantata BWV 75

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  12. Sinfonia in D Major (Reconstructed after BWV 120a & BWV 29 by Bart Jacobs)
  13. 9 Sinfonia in D Major after BWV 120a & BWV 29

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  14. Concerto in D Minor (Reconstructed after BWV 35 & BWV 1055 by Bart Jacobs)
  15. 10 I. Allegro (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 35/1, without oboes)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  16. 11 II. Larghetto (from harpsichord concerto BWV 1055/2, transposed up a semitone)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  17. 12 III. Presto (Sinfonia from cantata BWV 35/5, without oboes)

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  18. Concerto in G Minor (Reconstructed after BWV 1041 & BWV 1058 by Bart Jacobs)
  19. 13 I. Allegro

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  20. 14 II. Andante

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  21. 15 III. Allegro assai

    Les Muffatti - Bart Jacobs, Thomas Organ (2013) in Bornem (Belgium) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Copyright : © 2019 Outhere - ℗ 2019 Outhere

  • Album description
  • Although we know of at least five concertos J.S. Bach wrote for solo organ we have no surviving Bach organ concertos with orchestral accompaniment. Contrast this with the 200+ cantatas: of these, 18 feature organ obbligato, which Bach uses as a solo instrument in arias, choral sections and sinfonias. The most obviously conspicuous date to 1726. In May to November of that year, Bach composed six cantatas which assign a prominent solo role to the organ. Most of these are reworkings of movements of lost violin and oboe concertos written in Bach’s time at Weimar and Köthen. Why Bach wrote such a number of obbligato organ cantatas in such a short period remains unknown. One possible explanation may lie in Dresden, where Bach had given a concert on the new Silbermann organ in the Sophienkirche in 1725. Some scholars think that, in addition to other organ works, he also performed organ concertos, or at least a few earlier versions of the sinfonias, with obbligato organ and strings in order to show off the organ. From the cantatas mentioned above, along with the related violin and harpsichord concertos, it is perfectly possible to reconstruct a number of three-movement organ concertos of this type. By using this method, we hope to bring some of the music which Bach may have performed in Dresden in 1725 back to life. © Ramée/Outhere

Details of original recording:

Recorded in May, 2018 at the Church of Our Lady and St Leodegar, Bornem, Belgium

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