One of the CD's apexes is the introduction to BWV
51, with the Baroque trumpet played by Jaroslav Roucek.
At Levels 9 and 10, the student may continue with the more difficult of the Bach Short Preludes such as the Prelude in D Major, BWV
936 (a delightful trio sonata), the Prelude in D Major, BWV
925 (a fughetta), and the Prelude in F Major, BWV
928 (displaying hints of a concerto grosso composed for keyboard).
And as if the Chaconne wasn't enough of a challenge for one evening, Beznosiuk preceded it with an even greater one with the Partita BWV
There followed another Bach piece, the Trio Sonata in C minor from "The Musical Offering" BWV
The complete two-part keyboard inventions, BWV
772-786, freely transcribed for guitar: the feasibility of performance remained the driving issue behind said editing.
Conductor Eric Cross shaped a sparkling performance of the Mass in G minor BWV
225 with the closing chorus a glorious highlight.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV
147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
He played the "Organ Chorale Prelude: Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland," BWV
659, a stately and complex piece with strong resonances from composer Dietrich Buxtehude, as well as monastic plainsong.
Saxophonist and composer Tim Garland - who has worked alongside such jazz greats as Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Ronnie Scott - has joined up with classical violinist Bradley Creswick, leader of the Northern Sinfonia, to offer a new slant on two of Bach's most popular works, the Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV
1059, and the Double Concerto in C minor, BWV
They are augmented by sonatas by both the composers--Bach's Sonata in D minor BWV
964 and Novak's Sonata brevis (like the Inventions written in 1960).
Discovery Series: Bach Cantata BWV
70, conducted by Helmuth Rilling.
Bach's Sonata BWV
1019 fared less well - perhaps because even the most expressive performance can no longer make Bach ring true in a 2000-seat hall.