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Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin

By Cellini Consort

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By Cellini Consort. By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #RAM1911. Published by Naxos (NX.RAM1911).

Item Number: NX.RAM1911

In earlier times, adaptations and rearrangements of their own works or those of others formed an integral part of the daily lives of musicians and composers. So-called 'historically informed' performance practice, which has developed out of a strictly historical perspective on past eras of music, long left this way of treating an existing composition almost totally unexplored. Today, however, it is enjoying a renaissance and is part of a musician's training. The idea of arranging Bach's works is a natural one, since the composer himself was an inveterate transcriber. Most of the programme recorded here consists of solo keyboard works rescored for a chamber formation - in other words, the performers have chosen an approach that is the contrary of Bach's usual practice. A fascination for the timbral possibilities of the viola da gamba trio and a shared passion for Bach's music prompted the Cellini Consort to create this original and personal programme.

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