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Albrecht Mayer

Bach Generations

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: August 4, 2023

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1 Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV1055 / I. Allegro  
2 II. Larghetto  
3 III. Allegro ma non tanto  
4 Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')  
5 Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067: Badinerie  
6 Bach, J C F: Keyboard Concerto in A major, YC91 / I. Allegro (Cadenza: Mayer)  
7 II. Andante ma non troppo (Cadenza: Mayer)  
8 III. Allegro (Cadenza: Mayer)  
9 Stölzel: Bist du bei mir  
10 Bach, J S: Easter Oratorio BWV249: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer  
11 Bach, C P E: Keyboard Concerto in G major, Wq. 9 (H412) / I. Allegro (Cadenza: Mayer)  
12 II. Adagio (Cadenza: Mayer)  
13 III. Allegro assai (Cadenza: Mayer)  
14 Bach, J C'ph: Ach, daB ich Wassers genug hätte  
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After the huge success of his previous Deutsche Grammophon album, devoted to works by Mozart, oboist Albrecht Mayer turns his attention to the uniquely talented Bach family. For Bach Generations, he has chosen a selection of music by four members of the family: Johann Sebastian himself (1685-1750), Johann Christoph (1642-1703), Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) and Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-1795). There is also a transcription of a work by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, previously attributed to J.S. Bach. Recorded with the Berliner Barock Solisten and Gottfried von der Goltz (solo violin/concertmaster), Bach Generations is set for release on CD and digitally on 4 August 2023. 

Mayer and his fellow performers present some of the Bach Generations repertoire in a concert filmed at Berlin’s Siemens-Villa, where they recorded the album, to be screened on STAGE+ on 3 June.  The oboist will also join Daniel Hope, Lang Lang and others to perform at a gala concert livestreamed by STAGE+ from Leipzig on 9 June. The event is part of the city’s Bach300 Festival, marking the 300th anniversary of J.S. Bach’s appointment as Kantor of the Thomasschule. The Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig will be conducted by the current Thomaskantor, Andreas Reize.

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