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Saturday, September 28, 2013 Permalink

The Bach Connection

The "Re-Imagined" Bach

 

The orchestral transcription of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor is the memorable opening of the Disney film Fantasia, where the music was conducted by the man who created it — Leopold Stokowski.

But far less known are the Bach arrangements by Mahler, Respighi, Elgar, and Schoenberg, among others.

In this hour we’re going to take care of that, in a program of music that might be called “re-imagined Bach.”

 

RECORDINGS USED

CD Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

Bach Transcriptions

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sony Classical SK 89012

696998901223

Bach Transcriptions

BBC Philharmonic, Leonard Slatkin

Chandos CHAN 9835

095115983539

Bach/Bachianas

Yale Cellos

Delos D/CD 3041

013491304120

Grainger: Works for Wind Orchestra 2

Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Clark Rundell

Chandos CHAN 9630

094629301198

Jazz Sébastien Bach

Swingle Singers

Philips 824 703-2

04228247032

Compact Classics

Cambridge Buskers

Deutsche Grammophon 423 400-2

028942340022

Brandenburg Concertos for saxophone ensemble

Sax Antiqua

Lloria Discos [iTunes/Amazon download]