Thursday, November 26, 2009

BachBusters - Don Dorsey on Authentic Period Synthesizers






BachBusters - Don Dorsey on Authentic Period Synthesizers
Synthesized | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 198 MB
October 25, 1990 | Telarc | RapidShare



I first got my hands on this CD in the late 1980's (the 1990 release date listed by Amazon is incorrect) and it ignited a life-long love affair with the music of Bach. Everything on the disc, from the thundering chords of the Fugue in D Minor to the bouncy, almost pop-like beats of the Italian Concerto, is brilliant -- and, incredibly, the choice of instrumentation doesn't sound cheesy or annoying years later (as it does with, say, Wendy Carlos' Switched-On-Bach albums).

Dorsey's incredible rendition of the Fugue in D Minor drove me to learn to play the piece, a significant undertaking, which is probably the highest endorsement I can offer. And, as other reviewers have noted, the rendition of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is really quite breathtaking (although it hasn't aged as well as some of the other material on the disc). Dorsey's done a great job of making the music of Bach more accessible -- hats off.--Amazon


CD Content

Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 (BC L42)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 787 (BC L42)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 8 in F major, BWV 779 (BC L49)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 8 in F major, BWV 794 (BC L49)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 10 in G major, BWV 781 (BC L51)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 10 in G major, BWV 796 (BC L51)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 12 in A major, BWV 783 (BC L53)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 12 in A major, BWV 798 (BC L53)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 15 in B minor, BWV 786 (BC L56)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 15 in B minor, BWV 801 (BC L56)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Verschiedene Canones (14), for unspecified instruments or keyboard, BWV 1087
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey

Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Don Dorsey


2 comments:

  1. The Rapidshare link doesn't seem to be working. But thanks for letting us know about this.

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  2. I tested the links and they seem ok to me...

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