Víkingur Ólafsson - Johann Sebastian Bach (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Posted By: SERTiL
Víkingur Ólafsson - Johann Sebastian Bach (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Víkingur Ólafsson - Johann Sebastian Bach (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:12 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his new Deutsche Grammophon album, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson explores the wellspring of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard music, delivering experimental, innovative and timeless performances: Víkingur Ólafsson is a musical free spirit with a mission. He first made the classical world sit up and listen in early 2017 with his recording of solo piano works by Philip Glass – a fascinating journey through the time and space of their minimalist structures. Glass is now followed by Bach. Set for release in September, Ólafsson’s second Deutsche Grammophon album, the pithily entitled Bach, contains a mixture of original works and transcriptions, which the pianist has woven together in intriguing style.

“It would all mean nothing without Bach,” says Ólafsson. “If Glass’s music is minimal, then Bach’s is maximal!” Having studied his music intensively, he here casts new light on some of the composer’s many different faces. Excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier such as the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 855 or contrapuntal gems such as the Sinfonia No. 15 in B minor, BWV 801 showcase him as, in Ólafsson’s words, “the master of the short story”, while the larger-scale but playful Aria variata, BWV 989 forms the structural heart of the album. The original works are juxtaposed with colourful contributions from other composers, including Rachmaninov’s arrangement of the Gavotte from the Partita No. 3 for Violin in E major, BWV 1006; Busoni’s transcription of the chorale “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”; and Ólafsson’s own mesmerising transcription of the first aria from the solo cantata for alto “Widerstehe doch der Sünde”. As his Glass album demonstrated, the pianist is an intelligent and innovative sculptor of sound, an artist who defies conventional categorisation and is redefining classical music. On Bach, the 34-year-old’s lean but immensely expressive playing captivates listeners, his eloquence and the sensuous delight he takes in experimentation holding them spellbound.

The infinitely inspirational power of Bach’s music will be heard again on Ólafsson’s next recording. Scheduled for release on Deutsche Grammophon in late 2018/early 2019, the album will bring together atmospheric reworkings of music by composers such as Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Ben Frost, Peter Gregson and Valgeir Sigurðsson – reimaginings that artfully defragment the creations of Bach. It will also feature a moving and intimate new work Ólafsson has written in memory of his late friend and colleague Jóhann Jóhannsson.

“Everything is there in Johann Sebastian’s music: architectural perfection and profound emotion,” says Ólafsson. In his hands, the universe that is Bach shines with new light.

Tracklist:
1. Prelude & Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902: 1. Prelude 03:26
2. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, Chorale Prelude BWV 734 (Transcr. Wilhelm Kempff) 01:51
3. Prelude & Fugue in E Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 10), BWV 855: 1. Prelude 02:03
4. Prelude & Fugue in E Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 10), BWV 855: 2. Fugue 01:16
5. Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528: 2. Andante [Adagio] (Transcr. by August Stradal) 05:26
6. Prelude & Fugue in D Major (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 5), BWV 850: 1. Prelude 01:02
7. Prelude & Fugue in D Major (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 5), BWV 850: 2. Fugue 01:45
8. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni) 05:04
9. Prelude & Fugue in C Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 2), BWV 847: 1. Prelude 01:24
10. Prelude & Fugue in C Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 2), BWV 847: 2. Fugue 01:38
11. Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (Transcr. by Víkingur Ólafsson) 04:26
12. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Aria 01:50
13. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation I. Largo 01:09
14. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation II 00:55
15. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation III 00:55
16. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation IV. Allegro 00:55
17. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation V. Un poco allegro 00:59
18. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation VI. Andante 02:06
19. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation VII. Un poco allegro 00:47
20. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation VIII. Allegro 00:49
21. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation IX 01:08
22. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Variation X 01:46
23. Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989: Aria da capo 01:18
24. Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783 01:19
25. Sinfonia No. 12 in A Major, BWV 798 01:23
26. Suite from the Partita No.3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: 2. Gavotte (Transcr. by Sergey Rachmaninov) 02:48
27. Prelude & Fugue, BWV 855a: 1. Prelude No. 10 in B Minor (Transcr. by Alexander Siloti) 03:00
28. Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801 01:19
29. Invention No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 786 01:11
30. Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: 1. Andante 02:17
31. Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: 2. Adagio 04:10
32. Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: 3. Presto 03:31
33. Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude BWV 639 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni) 03:08
34. Fantasia & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904: 1. Fantasia 03:54
35. Fantasia & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904: 2. Fugue 05:13

Personnel:
Vikingur Olafsson, piano

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-07 11:06:30

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Víkingur Ólafsson / Johann Sebastian Bach
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR13 -3.34 dB -20.61 dB 3:26 01-Prelude & Fughetta in G Major, BWV 902 - 1. Prelude
DR13 -3.06 dB -19.36 dB 1:51 02-Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, Chorale Prelude BWV 734 (Transcr. Wilhelm Kempff)
DR12 -2.94 dB -21.26 dB 2:03 03-Prelude & Fugue in E Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 10), BWV 855 - 1. Prelude
DR12 -1.12 dB -16.96 dB 1:17 04-Prelude & Fugue in E Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 10), BWV 855 - 2. Fugue
DR12 -0.50 dB -18.74 dB 5:27 05-Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528 - 2. Andante [Adagio] (Transcr. by August Stradal)
DR11 -3.31 dB -19.08 dB 1:03 06-Prelude & Fugue in D Major (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 5), BWV 850 - 1. Prelude
DR11 -3.24 dB -20.88 dB 1:46 07-Prelude & Fugue in D Major (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 5), BWV 850 - 2. Fugue
DR15 -0.50 dB -21.04 dB 5:04 08-Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni)
DR11 -2.98 dB -20.53 dB 1:24 09-Prelude & Fugue in C Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 2), BWV 847 - 1. Prelude
DR12 -1.00 dB -18.82 dB 1:38 10-Prelude & Fugue in C Minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, No. 2), BWV 847 - 2. Fugue
DR13 -4.19 dB -22.52 dB 4:26 11-Widerstehe doch der Sunde, BWV 54 (Transcr. by Vikingur Olafsson)
DR12 -11.53 dB -28.33 dB 1:51 12-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Aria
DR15 -2.83 dB -22.20 dB 1:10 13-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation I. Largo
DR11 -2.59 dB -18.87 dB 0:56 14-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation II
DR12 -2.78 dB -18.97 dB 0:55 15-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation III
DR11 -3.12 dB -18.22 dB 0:56 16-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation IV. Allegro
DR13 -3.59 dB -20.76 dB 0:59 17-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation V. Un poco allegro
DR12 -10.57 dB -28.02 dB 2:06 18-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation VI. Andante
DR12 -3.10 dB -19.59 dB 0:47 19-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation VII. Un poco allegro
DR11 -3.87 dB -17.73 dB 0:49 20-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation VIII. Allegro
DR13 -4.78 dB -21.62 dB 1:08 21-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation IX
DR14 -4.85 dB -24.88 dB 1:47 22-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Variation X
DR11 -11.12 dB -31.78 dB 1:19 23-Aria variata (alla maniera italiana) in A Minor, BWV 989 - Aria da capo
DR11 -3.97 dB -18.80 dB 1:19 24-Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783
DR12 -4.19 dB -20.33 dB 1:24 25-Sinfonia No. 12 in A Major, BWV 798
DR13 -0.82 dB -19.02 dB 2:48 26-Suite from the Partita No.3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 - 2. Gavotte (Transcr. by Sergey Rachmaninov)
DR12 -9.80 dB -26.90 dB 3:00 27-Prelude & Fugue, BWV 855a - 1. Prelude No. 10 in B Minor (Transcr. by Alexander Siloti)
DR11 -3.84 dB -19.81 dB 1:19 28-Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
DR12 -5.81 dB -22.54 dB 1:12 29-Invention No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 786
DR13 -0.54 dB -19.02 dB 2:17 30-Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 - 1. Andante
DR14 -3.26 dB -26.72 dB 4:10 31-Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 - 2. Adagio
DR12 -1.56 dB -18.49 dB 3:31 32-Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 - 3. Presto
DR13 -7.33 dB -25.35 dB 3:08 33-Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude BWV 639 (Transcr. by Ferruccio Busoni)
DR13 -0.50 dB -19.55 dB 3:55 34-Fantasia & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904 - 1. Fantasia
DR10 -0.50 dB -14.48 dB 5:14 35-Fantasia & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904 - 2. Fugue
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 35
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2003 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================


Thanks to the Original customer.