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Front illustration by Donya Claire James (b?)
Track(s) taken from CDA67767
Recording details: September 2008
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Hayes
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 2010
Total duration: 2 minutes 39 seconds

'Jonathan Plowright plays everything with calm, unforced assurance, nicely balancing Bach style and 1930s period manners, and making light of all the left-hand skips needed to suggest Bach's organ pedal parts. An immaculate recording and Calum MacDonald's detailed notes enhance the disc's appeal' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Every so often a CD comes along that I simply can't stop playing. Here's one such example … glorious interpretations by Jonathan Plowright' (The Observer)

'There are some gems here … this is an invaluable addition to Hyperion's Bach Piano Transcriptions series and Plowright has done us an enormous service in resurrecting these transcriptions and in rendering them so eloquently' (International Record Review)

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV727
composer
1708/17; Weimar
arranger
commissioned by Harriet Cohen and first published by Oxford University Press in A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen; first performed at the Queen's Hall on 17 October 1932

Other recordings available for download
Angela Hewitt (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
William Walton, in 1932 still a young rising star of British music, contributed a ‘free arrangement’ of Bach’s early chorale Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV727. Walton’s freedoms are nothing like as radical as Vaughan Williams’s, but they include frequent changes of register—taking the left hand to the remotest end of the piano at one spot—octave doublings, and the addition of staccato markings to some phrases. (Walton would return to this piece in 1940 and orchestrate it as the fourth movement of his ballet The Wise Virgins, which is entirely made up of Bach arrangements.)

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010


Other albums featuring this work
'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements

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