Jens E. Christensen – Schumann – The Roots & the Flower (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Jens E. Christensen – Schumann – The Roots & the Flower (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:03:19 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Classical
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Although Robert Schumann’s public role in the Bach revival is less well known than that of Felix Mendelssohn, Bach’s music would play an influential effect throughout his life. Schumann would in turn, arrange and perform many of Bach’s works including adding piano parts to the solo Violin Sonatas and Cellos Suites and trumpets to the St. John Passion! In 1843 he and Clara rented a custom-made pedalfl”ugel – a dreadnought of an instrument combining a Friedrich Wieck grand piano with a pedal keyboard that enabled Schumann’s to play Bach’s organ music at home. During one of his periodic bouts of depression, Schumann became gripped by what he called Fugen-passion and shortly thereafter his obsession with Bach would blossom in the Canons and Fugues of Op. 56 and Op. 58.

The curious name of this album references Carl Nielsen’s advice to fellow composer Ture Rangstr”om, namely, to get down to the roots of a piece so that it would truly flower. And so following Nielsen’s advice, acclaimed organist Jens E. Christensen, a master of styles ancient and modern, dug deep to uncover the roots of Schumann’s imagination for this truly extraordinary program, a lovingly cultivated German-Danish, Piano-Organ, Baroque-Romantic hybrid, that will no doubt become a perennial favorite for fans of Schumann’s most florid contrapuntal creations.

Tracklist:
01. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Langsam
02. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Lebhaft
03. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 1 in C Major, Nicht zu schnell
04. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 2 in A Minor, Mit innigem Ausdruck
05. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 3 in E Major, Andantino
06. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 3 in G Minor, Mit sanften Stimmen
07. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 4 in B-Flat Major, M”assig, doch nicht zu langsam
08. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 4 in A-Flat Major, Innig
09. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 5 in B Minor, Nicht zu schnell
10. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56: No. 6 in B Major, Adagio
11. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 5 in F Major, Lebhaft
12. Jens E. Christensen – 6 Fugues on “B.A.C.H.”, Op. 60: No. 6 in B-Flat Major, M”assig, nach und nach schneller

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