Russian National Orchestra

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Bach/Hilarion: Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Conductors: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Stephan Genz


5186593 (2017)

Acclaim for Bach/Hilarion: Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

"The program concludes with Alfeyev's orchestral arrangement of the Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 582, an organ work Bach wrote early in his career. In this piece Alfeyev attempts to make an orchestra sound like an organ (...). Alfeyev says he was trying "to show the immense inner and spiritual power of Bach's music." Flutist Alya Vodovozova helps carry the number. This was my favorite piece on the program because Alfeyev seems more than successful at doing exactly what he set out to do: making an orchestra sound like an organ, yet with the added breadth and splendor the added instruments bring with them."

Classical Candor (September 2017) [more]