Transfigured Bach

The Bach Transcriptions of Bartok, Lipatti and Friedman

Petronel Malan, Piano

Johann Sabastian Bach

Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565

1. Toccata

2. Fugue

Pastorale in F Major BWV 590 *World Premiere*

3. Andantino tranquillo

4. Allegretto grazioso

5. Andante cantabile

6. Allegro deciso

Bourrée, from Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002

7. Allegro, molto ritmico

“Schafe können sicher weiden” BWV 208

8. Andante, in modo pastorale

“Morgenlied” Version No. 2 BWV 645 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" *World Premiere*

9. Andante, meno moso

“Mein gläubiges Herze, frohlocke, sing’, scherze” BWV 68

10. Allegretto, con moto

First Movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV 1048

11. Vivo

Siciliano from Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major BWV 1031

12. Andante con moto

Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV 1006

13. Con spirito

"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 645 - Version No. 1

14. Andante, molto sostenuto

“Nun kommt, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659a

15. Largo, maestoso e molto serioso

Organ Sonata No. 6 in G Major BWV 530 *World Premiere*

16. Vivace

17. Lento

18. Allegro

Playing Time 65:26

Haenssler Classic 98.424

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Recorded at Skywalker Sound on a Blüthner Model 1 Concert Grand.

This recording was nominated for three Grammy Awards: 1. Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) - for Ms. Malan. 2. Best Engineered Album, Classical - for Ms. Leslie Ann Jones. 3. Producer of the Year, Classical - for Marina and Victor Ledin.

Press releases for Ms. Malan, Haenssler Classic; and a review of the recording.

First commercial recording of a major new artist, pianist Petronel Malan. First integral recording of the complete Bach transcriptions of Ignaz Friedman, Dinu Lipatti and Béla Bartók. The Lipatti and Bartók are recorded here for the first time ever! Malan is a dazzling virtuoso and this recording has received major attention from the music press. Following her European debut in Rome in 1987, Malan has continued to make orchestral, recital and chamber music appearances on four continents, including Carnegie Recital Hall and Orchestra Hall, Chicago.


Petronel Malan