J.S. Bach

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Orchestral Suites Max Reger arrangement for Piano Duo

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Trenkner-Speidel Piano Duo
Soloists:Evelinde Trenkner and Sontraud Speidel
Individual Works:CD 1

Passacaglia C minor BWV 582
Suite No. 1 C major BWV 1066
Suite No. 2 B minor BWV 1067

CD 2

Toccata and Fugue D minor BWV 565
Suite No. 3 D major BWV 1068
Suite No. 4 D major BWV 1069
Prelude and Fugue E flat major BWV 552

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MDG
Catalog Number:MDG 330 1006-2
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:Disc 1: 73'27
Disc 2: 74'46
Related Web Site:http://www.mdg.de/
Comments:Comments by Jan Hanford:

Another excellent recording of Max Reger transcriptions of Bach for four hands on piano, wonderfully performed by Sonraud Speidel and Evelinde Trekner. Air on a G String for piano? Lovely. The Orchestral Suites translate to piano with dance-like qualities. The organ works are also outstanding, even if the Tocatta and Fugue is a bit overly dramatic. The Passacaglia in C minor is excellent with beautifully cascading octaves.

An extraordinary cd of some of Bach's most melodic orchestral works translated to piano duo: highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/17/1995