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Johann Sebastian Bach - Imagine - Jean Rondeau (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Johann Sebastian Bach - Imagine - Jean Rondeau (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Jean Rondeau
Title: Johann Sebastian Bach - Imagine
Genre: Classical
Label: © Erato/Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:24:28
Recorded: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris. 2 – 6. VI. 2014

IMAGINE is the first Warner Classics release from the dynamic young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, who sees it as “an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord”. Praised by radio station France Musique for his “maturity, fabulous touch and originality,” the multi-talented Rondeau feels that, as a young musician today, he has “an incredible opportunity to break out of the concert hall and meet the world”.
IMAGINE features one of Bach’s most celebrated harpsichord works, the Italian Concerto BWV 971, but it mainly comprises transcriptions of music that the composer conceived for other instruments: the violin, the lute and the flute, including the towering Chaconne in D Minor. “This isn’t a disc of transcriptions, though,” says Rondeau. “As its name suggests, it is about imagination – an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord. And though it’s not making a direct link to John Lennon, it’s nice if the title of the CD calls him to mind.”

The fashionable French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, who has studied jazz as well as classical music, here offers a Bach recital that's something of a mixed bag. Only two of the pieces, the Italian Concerto, BWV 971, and the Suite in C minor, BWV 997, appear in their original forms; the rest are transcriptions, and one, Johannes Brahms' one-hand piano version of the Chaconne from the Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004, is a daring choice on the harpsichord. In that work there are perhaps hints of Rondeau's jazz training, and the implacable build of the variations is perhaps lost. Rondeau's name surely brings to mind the French Baroque, and his opening movements, with ornaments powerful and glittering, suggest Couperin. He has a lot of power and drive, and he brings out the antiphonal structure of the Italian Concerto, significantly the only work on the program not in the French style, clearly and brilliantly. The result is an exciting program, even if one that's a bit unorthodox, and Rondeau is clearly a talent whose future directions and harnessing will be fascinating to watch. His power and intensity can speak for themselves and did not need help from the engineers, who produce a rather harsh sound from the old Notre-Dame du Bon Secours hospital in Paris. --James Manheim

Tracklist:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite BWV 997 in C minor
1 Prélude 4:20
2 Fuga 4:47
3 Sarabande 4:35
4 Gigue – Double 2:37
Sonata for solo violin in A minor BWV 1003 transc. for keyboard (BWV 964)
in D minor attr. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
5 Grave 3:27
6 Fuga 3:47
7 [Andante] 3:47
8 [Allegro] 3:36
from Partita for solo violin in D minor BWV 1004
in D minor transc. Johannes Brahms
9 Chaconne 11:48
Partita for flute BWV 1013 in A minor transc. Stéphane Delplace
10 Allemande 4:38
11 Corrente 3:51
12 Sarabande 4:34
13 Bourrée angloise 2:52
Concerto in the Italian style BWV 971 in F major
14 [Allegro] 3:58
15 Andante 5:13
16 Allegro vivace 4:29
from Sonata for solo violin in C major BWV 1005 transc. for keyboard (BWV 968)
in G major attr. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
17 Adagio 4:36
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
18 V. Menuets I & II 4:35

Personnel:
Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

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