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Track Listing:

1
Invention no 1 en do majeur, BWV 772
 
2
Invention no 4 en re mineur, BWV 775
 
3
Invention no 7 en mi mineur, BWV 778
 
4
Invention no 8 en fa majeur, BWV 779
 
5
Invention no 10 en sol majeur, BWV 781
 
6
Invention no 13 en la mineur, BWV 784
 
7
Invention no 15 en si mineur, BWV 786
 
8
Invention no 14 en si bemol majeur, BWV 785
 
9
Invention no 12 en la majeur, BWV 783
 
10
Invention no 11 en sol mineur, BWV 782
 
11
Invention no 9 en fa mineur, BWV 780
 
12
Invention no 6 en mi majeur, BWV 777
 
13
Invention no 5 en mi bemol majeur, BWV 776
 
14
Invention no 3 en re majeur, BWV 774
 
15
Invention no 2 en do mineur, BWV 773
 
16
Sinfonie no 1 en do majeur, BWV 787
 
17
Sinfonie no 4 en re mineur, BWV 790
 
18
Sinfonie no 7 en mi mineur, BWV 793
 
19
Sinfonie no 8 en fa majeur, BWV 794
 
20
Sinfonie no 10 en sol majeur, BWV 796
 
21
Sinfonie no 13 en la mineur, BWV 799
 
22
Sinfonie no 15 en si mineur, BWV 801
 
23
Sinfonie no 14 en si bemol majeur, BWV 800
 
24
Sinfonie no 12 en la majeur, BWV 798
 
25
Sinfonie no 11 en sol mineur, BWV 797
 
26
Sinfonie no 9 en fa mineur, BWV 795
 
27
Sinfonie no 6 en mi majeur, BWV 792
 
28
Sinfonie no 5 en mi bemol majeur, BWV 791
 
29
Sinfonie no 3 en re majeur, BWV 789
 
30
Sinfonie no 2 en do mineur, BWV 788
 

Karin Kei Nagano :

Bach - Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801


Karin Kei Nagano, J.S. BACH: Inventions & Sinfonias, BWV 772-801
Release date: March 10, 2017


Analekta is extremely proud to announce the release of the second album by young pianist Karin Kei Nagano, devoted to the Inventions and Sinfonias of Johann Sebastian Bach. This cycle of 30 short studies, composed as musical exercises for Bach's eldest son, went on to become an invaluable reference tool among students and a true source of inspiration for numerous musicians.

The daughter of Maestro Kent Nagano and pianist Mari Kodama, Karin Kei Nagano looked, for this album, at the original version of the work, entitled Klavierbüchlein. That version – which starts with the key containing the fewest sharps and flats and whose complexity increases with each key change, creating as such a symmetric cycle of keys – seemed more fluid in the eyes of the musician.

Under the gifted pianist's fingers, a fascinating musical dialogue unfolds, exposing little by little the structural, emotional and spiritual beauty of these Inventions and Sinfonias, creating highly distinct little worlds in each of the pieces.

Born in Berkeley, California in 1998, Karin Kei Nagano began her music studies at the age of three, working over the years under such internationally recognized musicians as Germaine Mounier, Igor Lazko, Rita Wagner and Peter Frankl. She currently pursues her academic studies at Yale College. Karin Kei is the winner of a number of important distinctions, including first prize and special jury prize at the Scriabin International Piano Competition in 2007, first prize and best interpretation prize at the Berlin International Piano Competition in 2007, and first prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition, 2009-2010.

Her first album, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13, recorded with the Cecilia String Quartet and released in February 2014, was very favorably received by both critics and music lovers.

"But what makes you want to hear Nagano…is the cadenzas: they're hugely witty and brimming with personality." – Gramophone

"Nagano explores the works with great maturity and refinement…" – Classic FM (UK)

Karin Kei Nagano will offer a recital on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Bourgie Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Festival Montréal en lumière.