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Bach’s influence on Chopin’s music is apparently subtle yet powerful. Ever since the Polish master was introduced to Bach’s compositions by his first teacher, Adalbert Zywny, Chopin constantly turned to Bach as a supreme point of reference. This influence, which can be detected at various levels throughout his works, is at the core of this recording. Josep Colom’s exceptional vision and artistry brings out this two composer’s connection by pairing Bach’s Preludes and Chopin’s Études and Nocturnes and with the help of finely-drawn improvisatory passages that either connect a prelude to an étude or act as a transition into a new pairing.

Tracklist
01
Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 Johann Sebastian Bach
2:02
02
Etude in C major op. 10/1 Frédéric Chopin
2:33
03
Prelude No. 15 in G major BWV 860 Johann Sebastian Bach
0:53
04
Etude in G flat major op. 10/5 Frédéric Chopin
2:13
05
Prelude No. 10 in E minor BWV 855 Johann Sebastian Bach
2:52
06
Etude in E flat minor op. 10/6 Frédéric Chopin
3:04
07
Prelude No. 15 in G major BWV 884 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:16
08
Etude in F minor op. 10/9 Frédéric Chopin
2:56
09
Prelude No. 3 in C sharp major BWV 848 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:43
10
Etude in C sharp minor op. 10/4 Frédéric Chopin
2:18
11
Prelude No. 9 in E major BWV 854 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:48
12
Nocturne op. 9/3 Frédéric Chopin
7:19
13
Prelude No. 14 in F sharp minor BWV 883 Johann Sebastian Bach
3:11
14
Nocturne op. 48/2 Frédéric Chopin
7:17
15
Prelude No. 20 in A minor BWV 889 Johann Sebastian Bach
2:48
16
Etude in A minor op. 10/2 Frédéric Chopin
1:51
17
Prelude No. 5 in D major BWV 850 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:32
18
Etude in F major op. 10/8 Frédéric Chopin
3:13
19
Prelude No. 6 in D minor BWV 851 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:33
20
Etude in F minor op. 25/2 Frédéric Chopin
1:58
21
Prelude No. 21 in B flat major BWV 866 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:37
22
Etude in E flat major op. 10/11 Frédéric Chopin
2:40
23
Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor BWV 853 Johann Sebastian Bach
4:37
24
Nocturne op. 48/1 Frédéric Chopin
7:24
25
Prelude No. 2 in C minor BWV 847 Johann Sebastian Bach
1:19
26
Etude in C minor op. 25/12 - Confluence Frédéric Chopin
5:52
Tech Info
Format
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Year
2017
Recording date
March 25-27, 2016
Location
Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Zaragoza, Spain
Equipment
Sonodore, Neumann U89 and Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Bryston headphone amplifier; Amphion speakers.
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-1703 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-1703 (download version)
Barcode
8436551170299 (SACD version)
8436551170305 (download version)