Performer & Album Info –16:53
1. Allegro – 00:17
2. Adagio – 06:36
3. Allegro – 12:08

Andrew Filmer


WGBH Music


Live from the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH, violinist Soovin Kim performs the Ciaconna movement from J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 for Violin in D minor, BWV. 1004. Cathy Fuller is the host. Visit us online for more videos, podcasts, and performances: http://www.classicalnewengland.org

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Toccata and fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach
played on glass harp (musical glasses) by robert Tiso

Recorded and mixed at Blocco A, (PD) Italy by Giulio Ragno Favero and Giovanni Ferliga.

New Album “CRYSTAL SOUND” is now available.
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Bach’s most famous organ piece arranged for glass harp.

Free sheet music for this can be found here: http://www.classical-scores.com/free/…

A theory has recently (1981) been put forth that J. S. Bach did not write this piece. A brief summary of the supporting evidence for this theory can be read here:

To listen to a good organ version watch Kurt Ison, Sydney Town Hall.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr…

Or Karl Richter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_oIF…

Also arranged for symphonic orchestra for the famous Walt Disney cartoon “Fantasia” in 1940. Can be viewed at:

A very interesting version with a bar-graph score (midi sequencer score) gives you a visual idea of the voicing of this piece. watch:

Alexander Kellarev

J.S. Bach, Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur BWV 545
Recording from my concert on 17/10/2013
Performed on Rieger organ, III+P/44


Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 to begin their year long Cantata Pilgrimage.

Part I ‘For the First Day of Christmas’
Part II ‘For the Second Day of Christmas’
Part III ‘For the Third Day of Christmas’
Part IV ‘For the Feast of the Circumcision’
Part V ‘For the First Sunday in the New Year’
Part VI ‘For the Feats of Epiphany’

The Christmas Oratorio

Sir John Eliot Gardiner chose to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach in his own inimitable style: with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists he undertook an extended concert tour to perform the composer’s entire known output of sacred cantatas at churches and concert halls all over Europe. The tour began at the Herderkirche in Weimar, where on 23rd and 27th December 1999 all six parts of the Christmas Oratorio were performed and recorded.

Bach’s “Oratorio Performed Musically During the Holy Christmas Season in Both Principal Churches in Leipzig” – as the inscription on the printed libretto states – was written at the end of the year 1734/35. The “oratorio” is in fact a grouping of six cantatas and Bach intended the individual works to be performed on six separate feast days between Christmas and Epiphany. But in calling the piece an oratorio, is it possible that Bach perhaps intended a complete performance at a later date? This is unlikely. As the celebreated Bach scholar Albert Schweitzer wisely remarks, there is little to be gained by performing the entire oratorio in a single evening, since “the weary listener would be in no state to appreciate the beauty of the second part.” A more plausible theory, perhaps, is that it was easier to sell a compilation of cantatas rather than individual copies. But Bach’s real motives will probably remain hidden.

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christma…

The Christmas Oratorio (German: Weihnachtsoratorium) BWV 248, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 incorporating music from earlier compositions, including three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and a now lost church cantata, BWV 248a. The date is confirmed in Bach’s autograph manuscript. The next performance was not until 17 December 1857 by the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin under Eduard Grell. The Christmas Oratorio is a particularly sophisticated example of parody music. The author of the text is unknown, although a likely collaborator was Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander).

The work belongs to a group of three oratorios written towards the end of Bach’s career in 1734 and 1735 for major feasts, the others being the Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11) and the Easter Oratorio (BWV 249). All include a tenor Evangelist as narrator and parody earlier compositions, although the Christmas Oratorio is by far the longest and most complex work.

The oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended for performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period. The piece is often presented as a whole or split into two equal parts. The total running time for the entire work is nearly three hours. In a similar fashion to Bach’s other oratorios, a tenor Evangelist narrates the story.

The first part (for Christmas Day) describes the Birth of Jesus, the second (for December 26) the annunciation to the shepherds, the third (for December 27) the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth (for New Year’s Day) the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the fifth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi.


Kanál uživatele AchillesValda

Rosalyn Tureck – piano, recorded 1962

Flight Of The Bumble Bee  –  Rimsky-korsakoff

Paul Barton

Arranged for Piano by MYRA HESS. PIANO LESSON by Paul Barton on FEURICH 218 harmonic pedal piano.
*Correction at 7:59 – metronome beat should be 60 not 80.

Performance only in overhead keyboard view: http://youtu.be/1JpQkjRN4t8

Please see first up-loader’s comment for English language video dialogue as text as requested for online translators.

Public domain arrangement for piano Harold Bauer from IMSLP Music Library: http://petruccilibrary.ca/linkhandler…

Bach Complete

Bach J.S. Cantata BWV 16 “Herr Gott, dich loben wir”

Conductor- Helmuth Rilling | Enjoy listing, if you do please like, comment, subscribe and I will continue uploading, thank you.

Info source & credits go to Wikipedia please visit Wiki for more info on J.S. Bach.

Vikingur Olafsson


Vikingur Olafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson recording a CD with Bach’s Partitas and Chopin’s Preludes in Gewandhaus, Leipzig. Art by Hreinn Fridfinnsson

Byron Weigel Music Theory

Key are shown above the piano keyboard. D minor is the main key, but the music is sometimes in other, closely-related keys (F Major, Bb Major, A minor, G minor).
Non-Harmonic Tones are colored fuchsia.

Hélène Grimaud plays the “Adagio” from Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.23


Prussian Eagle

The famous portrait of Bach portrays a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat, yet his greatest works were composed 20 years earlier in an almost unrivalled blaze of creativity.
Gardiner reveals a convivial family man at the same time a rebellious spirit struggling with the hierarchies of state and church who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide.
(From the UK, in English and German) (Masterpiece) (Documentary)

Meet Britain’s best young pianist

Benjamin Grosvenor plays Britten’s Piano Concerto (BBC Proms 2011)

Benjamin Grosvenor plays J.S. Bach Partita No. 4 BWV 828 on the Bösendorfer concert grand



1. Allegro
Pierre Hantaï, Manfredo Kraemer, Riccardo Minasi, Paolo Grazzi, Alessandro Pique & Le Concert des Nations, cond. Jordi Savall
Benjamin Bleton / Karl More Productions / Mezzo
Bach “Dialogues instrumentaux & Réunion des Goûts”, Festival de Fontfroide, 2013

Arthur Rubinstein

Boris Giltburg performs Bach-Busoni – Chaconne in D minor at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition (May, 2011, Tel Aviv).

The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition is an international piano competition specializing in the classical music championed by Arthur Rubinstein. The competition has being held every three years in Tel Aviv, Israel since 1974. Subscribe for more classical piano music videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/AthurRubi.


Six-voice ricercar from J. S. Bach’s Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Q: What is a ricercar?
A: See:

Q: Is this the most significant piano work of the last millennium?
A: At least one person thinks so:

Q: What instrument is that?
A: It’s two instruments, actually: a harpsichord and an organ. The harpsichord is Atema’s “Pristine Harpsichord” (with all stops on); the organ is two Ahlborn-Galanti Archiv modules, using the following stops (in order from the top voice):
Prinzipal 8′
Cor Anglais 8′
Quintade 8′
Flauto Mirabilis 8′
Prinzipal 8′ + Gedackt 8′
Ophicleide 16′ (up an octave so that it’s at pitch)

Q: Where can I get the sheet music for this?
A: Here is Bach’s autograph …
… and here is a modern version …