Rondeau, Jean

IMAGINE

CD
27 Jan 2015

Barcode: 0825646220090

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bach, JS: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 (arr. Jean Rondeau): I. Prelude  - Jean Rondeau 
02 Bach, JS: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 (arr. Jean Rondeau): II. Fuga  - Jean Rondeau 
03 Bach, JS: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 (arr. Jean Rondeau): III. Sarabande  - Jean Rondeau 
04 Bach, JS: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 (arr. Jean Rondeau): IV. Gigue - Double  - Jean Rondeau 
05 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (arr. W. F. Bach): I. Grave  - Jean Rondeau 
06 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (arr. W. F. Bach): II. Fuga  - Jean Rondeau 
07 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (arr. W. F. Bach): III. Andante  - Jean Rondeau 
08 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (arr. W. F. Bach): IV. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
09 Bach, JS: Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 (arr. J. Brahms): V. Chaconne  - Jean Rondeau 
10 Bach, JS: Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (arr. Stéphane Delplace): I. Allemande  - Jean Rondeau 
11 Bach, JS: Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (arr. Stéphane Delplace): II. Corrente  - Jean Rondeau 
12 Bach, JS: Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (arr. Stéphane Delplace): III. Sarabande  - Jean Rondeau 
13 Bach, JS: Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (arr. Stéphane Delplace): IV. Bourrée Angloise  - Jean Rondeau 
14 Bach, JS: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 (arr. Jean Rondeau): I. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
15 Bach, JS: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 (arr. Jean Rondeau): II. Andante  - Jean Rondeau 
16 Bach, JS: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 (arr. Jean Rondeau): III. Allegro Vivace  - Jean Rondeau 
17 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata in C Major, BWV 1005 (arr. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach): I. Adagio  - Jean Rondeau 


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