SWINGING BACH

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Shaham, Gil - Violin
Stivin, Jiri - Saxophone

Shaham, Gil - Violin

Venue: Marktplatz, Liepzig
Date of Concert: 28-07-2000

Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 850 (arr. by J. Loussier)
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Keyboard Concerto in D major, BWV 972 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D major, RV 230) (arr. for brass ensemble)
Fudge Fugue in G minor (after Bach's Fugue in G minor, BWV 578)
Bach - Bach's Lunch
Variations on Winter
Deconstructing Johann
Improvisation on Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (arr. by J. Loussier)
Toccata and Funk and Choral in D minor (after Bach's Toccata in D minor, BWV 565)
Seven Steps to Bach
Overture (Suite) No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Bach Medley
Stivin, Jiri - Saxophone
Improvisation 1
Improvisation 2 (on themes by Bach)
Imrpovisation on Bach / Gounod's Ave Maria
Improvisation on Bach's Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (arr. for brass ensemble)
Keyboard Concerto in D major, BWV 1054 (arr. by J. Loussier)

Producer: Smaczny, Paul

Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5040
UPC: 880242504067

Bach meets Jazz! International musicians from the world of jazz and classical music assembled in the marketplace in Leipzig to celebrate the great master. The line up of performers could hardly be surpassed - it includes world-famous musicians from both genres, including Bobby McFerrin, the Jacques Loussier Trio, the King's Singers, Gil Shaham, the Turtle Island String Quartet and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, all of whom joined forces on this memorable day – exactly 250 years after the death of Johann Sebastian Bach in the city where he lived and composed some of his major works as St. Thomas Cantor. Bach's music is presented in the two-hour recording as extravagant arrangements of the composer's hits, and the concert took place under the motto that the music of Bach "is still vital, is still contemporary, and is still very much universal." It proves its point resoundingly in one of the most enjoyable crossover programmes ever recorded.

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