Editors’ Notes Guitarist Thibaut Garcia proves here that all roads lead to and from J.S. Bach. In a colorful homage to the 18th-century German master, arrangements of Bach’s music for guitar sit alongside five composers’ own tributes. Garcia begins his journey with Agustín Barrios’ Baroque-flavoured La catedral before turning to the album’s cornerstone, a technically and dramatically assured performance of Bach’s solo violin Chaconne. There are some fine discoveries here—Tansman’s Inventions are skilful pastiches while Bogdanovic’s Suite brève shines Bach’s music through a 20th-century prism. Soprano Elsa Dreisig brings passion and poise to Gounod’s Ave Maria and the aria from Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras No. 5.

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La catedral
La catedral: I. Preludio saudade
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La catedral: II. Andante religioso
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La catedral: III. Allegro solemne
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Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (Transc. Garcia for Guitar)
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Ave Maria, CG 89a (Transc. Garcia for Guitar)
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Inventions
Inventions: I. Passepied (Allegro con moto)
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Inventions: II. Sarabande (Lento cantabile)
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Inventions: III. Sicilienne (Allegretto)
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Inventions: IV. Toccata à deux voix (Moderato)
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Inventions: V. Aria (Lento cantabile)
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Pièce en forme de passacaille
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Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, W. 391: I. Aria
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5 Preludes, W. 419: No. 3, Andante in A Minor
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Suite brève
Suite brève: I. Toccata
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Suite brève: II. Fugue
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Suite brève: III. Sarabande
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Suite brève: IV. Chaconne
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Suite brève: V. Gigue
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: Chorale - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Arr. Garcia for Guitar)
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Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale - Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Arr. for Guitar)
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