This recording features Finnish guitarist Timo Korhonen with his own published transcriptions of famous violin works: Johann Sebastian Bach’s three Sonatas for Solo Violin. While many guitarists carry single movements in their repertoire, Timo Korhonen has arranged the entire set for modern guitar. His transcriptions remain very faithful to the original compositions, and the historically informed performance reveals Korhonen’s profound understanding of their style.
Janos Starker was one of the 20th century's best cellists, known for his warmth and expression, as well as a thorough knowledge of the instrument. On these historic recordings, Starker delivers Bach’s six suites for solo cello and sonatas with technical expertise and authenticity. Accompanied by pianist György Sebök, this re-release is captured with the pristine sound associated with the Mercury Living Presence series.
Between 1720 and 1723 J. S. Bach composed two sets of clavier pieces in two and three parts, designed to form part of the “Clavierbiichlein”, an instructional work intended for his son Wilhelm Friedemann, with provision in each set for fifteen compositions…
After a six-year stay at Prestige, jazz organist Shirley Scott began a lengthy run of albums on Impulse! This two-fer brings together her first two albums for the label, 1963's For Members Only and 1964's Great Scott!! Each album splits its tracks between Scott's regular trio setting (variously featuring rhythms by Earl May/Jimmy Cobb and Bob Cranshaw/Otis Finch) and arrangements written and conducted by Oliver Nelson. Scott's Hammond fits well into each setting, leading the trio with terrific energy and verve, and finding space for lower-wattage performances amid Nelson's charts.