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Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV734a

composer
1708/17; Weimar; doubtful attribution
arranger
1907/9

 
For Busoni, as for Bach, religion was a reality rather than a hypothesis, and his joy in such realisation is expressed in Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, a whirling moto perpetuo very much of the 19th century, to be played ‘lively and cheerfully’ (Busoni). The second half of the chorale is repeated and extended, its final cadence a joyful fortissimo conclusion.

from notes by Bryce Morrison © 2021

Pour Busoni, comme pour Bach, la religion est une réalité plutôt qu’une hypothèse, et sa joie dans une telle réalisation est exprimée dans Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, un moto perpetuo éblouissant si typique du 19ème siècle, à jouer «de manière animée et joviale» (Busoni). La seconde moitié du choral est répétée et prolongée; sa cadence finale est une joyeuse conclusion fortissimo.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bryce Morrison © 2021
Français: Sophie Leguil

Recordings

Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 - Ferruccio Busoni
CDA66566
Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales
CDA67213/42CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 7
Studio Master: SIGCD807Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Spira, spera - Bach transcriptions
Studio Master: SIGCD665Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP12Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

Track 13 on CDA66566 [2'09]
Track 24 on CDA67213/4 CD2 [2'03] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 6 on SIGCD665 [2'02] Download only
Track 5 on SIGCD807 [2'26] Download only
Track 24 on CDS44121/36 CD13 [2'03] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Track 26 on HYP12 [2'09] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

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