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Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV648

circa 1748/9; Schübler Chorale No 4; arrangement of Cantata 10 movement 5
August 1931; 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

Angela Hewitt (piano)
Recording details: April 2001
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ludger Böckenhoff
Engineered by Ludger Böckenhoff
Release date: August 2001
Total duration: 1 minutes 20 seconds

Cover artwork: Front photograph of Angela Hewitt by Steve J Sherman

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Jonathan Plowright (piano)


'A magnificent addition to both the Bach repertoire and Angela Hewitt's artistically unparallelled survey of Bach's keyboard compositions' (Fanfare, USA)

'A collection of rarities and oddities that makes for enjoyable listening. The quality of the Hyperion recording is excellent, with the right balance of ambience and instrument in the fine sounding Henry Wood Hall' (Pianist)

'For pure listening pleasure that is both delightful and profoundly moving, this one is hard to beat' (National Post)

'One of the foremost Bach interpreters of our time, Hewitt brings her own distinctive timing and touch. She makes the most of the piano’s sonority … demonstrating remarkable finger strength in sustaining the various lines of Bach’s melodies and counter-melodies and effectively drawing out the tenderness, vigour and serenity of the music. [An] attractive and impressive recording' (The Inverness Courier)

'Divine, uplifting' (Ottowa Citizen, Canada)
John Ireland chose to refashion Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn BWV648 from the ‘Schübler’ chorales; his manuscript is dated August 1931. His one-page setting underlines the fugal tendencies and questing chromaticism of Bach’s original, beginning in and finally retreating into the bass.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

John Ireland choisit de refaçonner Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn BWV648, tiré des chorals «Schübler»; son manuscrit est daté d’août 1931. Cette version d’une page souligne les tendances fuguées et le chromatisme pénétrant de l’original bachien, commençant et se retirant à la basse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2010
Français: Hypérion

John Ireland wählte Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn BWV648 aus den „Schüblerchorälen“; sein Manuskript ist vom August 1931 datiert. Die auf einer Seite untergebrachte Notierung unterstreicht die fugalen Tendenzen und die suchende Chromatik von Bachs Vorlage, beginnt im Bass und kehrt letztlich zum Bass zurück.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 - A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen
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