Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccatas (2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Claire Huangci - Bach: Toccatas (2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Claire Huangci
Album: Bach: Toccatas
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2021
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:11:51
Total Tracks: 24
Total Size: 1,18 GB

Tracklist:

01. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata (Arr. by Busoni) (02:36)
02. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Fugue (Arr. by Busoni) (06:00)
03. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915: Introduction – Adagio (01:19)
04. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915: Allegro (02:06)
05. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915: Adagio (01:34)
06. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915: Fuga (03:48)
07. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914: Introduction – Un poco allegro (02:01)
08. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914: Adagio (02:07)
09. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914: Fuga. Allegro (02:36)
10. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911: Introduction – Adagio (03:15)
11. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911: Fuga. (Allegro) (06:38)
12. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Major, BWV 916: Introduction (01:54)
13. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Major, BWV 916: Adagio (02:17)
14. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in G Major, BWV 916: Fuga. Allegro e presto (02:44)
15. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913: Introduction – Presto (02:00)
16. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913: Thema – Presto (05:09)
17. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913: Allegro (03:59)
18. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 910: Introduction (01:07)
19. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 910: (Adagio) (02:07)
20. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 910: Presto e staccato (06:25)
21. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912: Introduction (00:27)
22. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912: Allegro (02:07)
23. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912: Adagio (04:28)
24. Claire Huangci – Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912: Presto – Fuga (02:55)

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On her most recent album, the pianist Claire Huangci made her first discographic foray into the chamber-music world of Ernest Chausson and Maurice Ravel. Her latest album creates a musical link almost back to the beginning of her professional career, to her highly acclaimed Scarlatti album, and proves yet again that she has a very close relationship with Baroque repertoire: with Johann Sebastian Bach’s varied and sparklingly virtuoso Toccatas she has taken ownership of a rarely heard collection of works, in which she presents the entire emotional spectrum of the young adult Bach.The album begins with the most famous toccata in music history, though it is not the sort of work we are used to hearing played on a solo piano recording. Ferruccio Busoni’s transcription of the world famous Bach D minor Toccata, which takes the work normally heard on a mighty Baroque organ and has it played in romanticised manner on a piano keyboard, provides a captivating start, seeming to blow the cobwebs out of the keys, and whets our appetite for the original Bach and all of his seven Toccatas. All were written during Bach’s years in Weimar and bring him alive as a composer who is well versed in the serious art of Baroque counterpoint, yet contrasts this mastery with improvisational, virtuoso runs and dreamy slow passages.

In this programme Claire Huangci’s musical diversity comes perfectly into play, whether in the finely traced slow middle movement of the D major toccata, the dazzling brilliance of the beginning of the G minor toccata or the romanticised excesses of the Busoni transcription of BWV 565.

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