Emmanuel Despax – Spira, Spera (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Emmanuel Despax – Spira, Spera (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:20 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Signum Records

Emmanuel Despax returns to Signum with a programme of JS Bach transcriptions. The title quotes Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (“Breathe, Hope”), brought to Despax’s mind following the news of the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, where he had attended many concerts of Bach’s music as a child. Despax describes Bach’s music as being “of such clarity, coherence and expressive power, that it is able to transcend its original medium, and to some extent, style”.

This virtuosic programme combines both well-known transcriptions, such as the mighty Bach-Busoni Chaconne and Saint-Saën’s Overture, with recordings of several arrangements by the late 19th/early 20th century pianist Theodor Szántó’s – featuring his monumental and uncompromising transcriptions of the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, and the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.

Tracklist:
1. Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, Cantata BWV 29: Ouverture (Transcr. Camille Saint-Saëns) (03:52)
2. Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne (Transcr. Ferruccio Busoni) (16:17)
3. Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a (Transcr. Alexander Siloti) (03:06)
4. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 (Transcr. Franz Liszt): I. Prelude (03:48)
5. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 (Transcr. Franz Liszt): II. Fugue (06:33)
6. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, Chorale Prelude, BWV 734 (Transcr. Ferruccio Busoni) (02:02)
7. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Transcr. Ferruccio Busoni) (05:34)
8. Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (Transcr. Theodor Szántó): I. Passacaglia (09:03)
9. Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (Transcr. Theodor Szántó): II. Fugue (06:07)
10. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Chorale Prelude BWV 645 (Transcr. Ferruccio Busoni) (03:51)
11. Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude BWV 639 (Transcr. Ferruccio Busoni) (03:45)
12. Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 (Transcr. Theodor Szántó): I. Fantasia (06:54)
13. Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 (Transcr. Theodor Szántó): II. Fugue (05:37)
14. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Transcr. Myra Hess) (03:51)

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