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Julien Libeer: J.S. Bach & Beyond – A Well-Tempered Conversation (24/96 FLAC)

Julien Libeer: J.S. Bach & Beyond - A Well-Tempered Conversation (24/96 FLAC)

Julien Libeer: J.S. Bach & Beyond – A Well-Tempered Conversation (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Frédéric François Chopin, Gabriel Urbain Fauré, György Ligeti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergey Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Max Reger, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Julien Libeer
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Catalogue: HMM90269697
Release: 2022
Size: 1.38 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
02. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C Major, BWV 846
03. Beethoven: Bagatelle (Presto), WoO 52
04. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
05. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
06. Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 50: No. 3, Moderato in C-Sharp Minor
07. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in D Major, BWV 850
08. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in D Major, BWV 850
09. Rachmaninov: 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 3, Tempo di minuetto in D minor
10. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in E-Flat Major, BWV 852
11. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 852
12. Fauré: 9 Preludes, Op. 103: No. 6, Prelude in E-Flat Minor
13. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in E Major, BWV 854
14. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in E Major, BWV 854
15. Le Tombeau de Couperin: I. Prélude in E Minor. Vif
16. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F Major, BWV 856
17. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F Major, BWV 856
18. Mozart: Fantasia in F Minor for a Mechanical Organ, K. 608 (Arr. for 2 pianos by Ferruccio Busoni)

CD 02
01. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858
02. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858
03. Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 76: No. 1, Capriccio. Un poco agitato, in F-Sharp Minor
04. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in G Major, BWV 860
05. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in G Major, BWV 860
06. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 34: No. 22, Prelude in G Minor
07. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A-Flat Major, BWV 862
08. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 862
09. Busoni: 24 Preludes, Op.37, BV 181: No. 12, Andantino in G-Sharp Minor
10. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A Major, BWV 864
11. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A Major, BWV 864
12. Ligeti: Musica Ricercata: I. Sostenuto
13. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B-Flat Major, BWV 866
14. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 866
15. Reger: 111 Canons in all Minor and Major Keys, Book 1, WoO III/4: Two-part Canon in B-Flat Minor, No. 19
16. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B Major, BWV 868
17. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B Major, BWV 868
18. Schönberg: Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
19. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 [II]

To mark the 300th anniversary of the publication of Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier, Julien Libeer had the idea of presenting it in an unusual light: here he initiates a dialogue in which Bach’s major-key prelude-and-fugue pairs “converse” with later pieces (in the corresponding minor keys) by composers who, in their own way, have built upon the advances Johann Sebastian made in his foundational undertaking. Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Ligeti, and Schoenberg are all part of the conversation with the Leipzig Cantor in this intricate play of mirrors…

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