Beatrice Berrut – Lux aeterna: Visions of Bach (2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Beatrice Berrut – Lux aeterna: Visions of Bach (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:12:25 minutes | 992 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Aparté

‘The meditation, sobriety and modesty of Bach’s music are profoundly moving. In this era when so much importance is granted to appearances, his music remains, pushes us to introspection and raises existential questions that, despite the passage of centuries, remain topical. ‘I have chosen works transcribed by Busoni, Siloti or Kempff, and not that of works written for harpsichord, for their transcriptions hold out a thread between Bach’s era and our modern world.

That is tangible proof of the universality and timelessness of his music: it throws a bridge between men of different centuries. ‘Thierry Escaich’s music also has its roots in Bach’s. So it is that his latest works recall the music of the cantor of Leipzig, whilst strangely tinting it with the colours of the 21st centuries: bouquets of colourful harmonies, wild rhythms, moments of mystical ecstasy… ‘Béatrice Berrut Recognized on the international scene and by her peers asa major artist, for her debut on the Aparté lable, the Swiss pianist Béatrice Berrut gives us a highly intimate vision of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music.

For this, she is accompanied by a Bösendorfer piano prototype and the microphones of Nicolas Bartholomée, set up in the setting of Flagey, a multi-disciplinary arts centre in Brussels.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
1 Siciliano, BWV 1031 (transcripted by Wilhelm Kempff) 04:01
2 Aria, BWV 1068 (transcripted by Alexander Siloti) 05:08
3 Chaconne, BWV 1004 (transcripted by Ferrucio Busoni) 14:42
4 Komm Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667 02:03
5 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) 03:09
6 Nun komm der heiden Heiland, BWV 659 04:13
7 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BWV 734 02:16
8 Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 02:55
9 Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617 01:46
1 0Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 01:57
11 Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 705 04:19
12 In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615 02:17
13 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665 05:45
14 Trois études baroques – I. Vivacissimo 01:52
15 Trois études baroques – II. Andante 04:05
16 Trois études baroques – III. Moderato 06:51
17 Jeux de doubles 05:06

Beatrice Berrut, piano