J.S. Bach: Cello Suites, Vol. 2 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar) Jeffrey McFadden

Cover J.S. Bach: Cello Suites, Vol. 2 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar)

Album info

Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
22.10.2020

Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Jeffrey McFadden

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

?

Formats & Prices

FormatPriceIn CartBuy
FLAC 96 $ 8.00
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar):
  • 1Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): I. Prélude03:26
  • 2Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): II. Allemande04:13
  • 3Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): III. Courante03:24
  • 4Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): IV. Sarabande03:23
  • 5Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): V. Bourrées I & II04:35
  • 6Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): VI. Gigue02:34
  • Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar):
  • 7Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): I. Prélude05:22
  • 8Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): II. Allemande05:11
  • 9Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): III. Courante02:01
  • 10Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): IV. Sarabande02:37
  • 11Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): V. Gavottes I & II04:36
  • 12Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): VI. Gigue01:56
  • Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar):
  • 13Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): I. Prélude04:36
  • 14Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): II. Allemande06:58
  • 15Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): III. Courante03:36
  • 16Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): IV. Sarabande04:05
  • 17Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): V. Gavottes I & II04:08
  • 18Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar): VI. Gigue03:55
  • Total Runtime01:10:36

Info for J.S. Bach: Cello Suites, Vol. 2 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar)



J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites are believed to have been written in the Saxon town of Cöthen between 1717 and 1723. They stand near the apex of Bach’s compositions for a single instrument and contain some of his most beautiful and vivid writing. Jeffrey McFadden’s guitar arrangements augment these elements with their own harmonic complexity, creating a new string medium for these epochal works. Volume 1, containing the first three suites, is on 8.573625. ‘McFadden's ability to make the guitar sing is second to none’ (Daily Telegraph, UK).

"Completing Johann Sebastian Bach’s six unaccompanied Cello Suites, my June review of the first disc welcomed Jeffrey McFadden’s arrangement for solo guitar.

At the same time I posed the question whether the arrangement would have been similar to a Bach transcription for Baroque Lute? There is no easy answer to that, for you cannot bridge the gap on a change from the smooth lines created by the cello to that very different sound from an instrument of plucked strings. So forget Bach’s original, and listen to a very differing group of suites. At the same time we can admire and enjoy McFadden’s performance of his new creations that often challenging the dexterity of the performer’s right hand. Listen, for instance, to track 15, the Courante of the Sixth Suite, for his sheer virtuosity. Certainly we have to accept the limited dynamic range of the guitar compared to the cello, and the legato requirement of the Sarabands has to be sacrificed. Throughout the articulation of the famous Canadian is spotlessly clean, and he has the benefit of the impeccable Canadian recording team who capture an ideal guitar sound. If you have not already purchased my highly recommended first volume, it comes on 8.573625." (David Denton, David’s Review Corner)

Jeffrey McFadden, guitar



Jeffrey McFadden
Over the course of a twenty-five year career, Jeffrey McFadden has established a place among the most admired guitarists of his generation. Concert engagements have taken him throughout North America and Europe. He has been a featured performer at many international music festivals, since the late 1980's including Guitar ’87, the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Gitarren-Symposium Iserlohn, the National Flute Association (USA) Convention, the Festival Mediterraneo della Chitarra, and many others. In 1992, Jeffrey McFadden was awarded a Silver Medal in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition. This lead to his debut recording, the first in the Laureate Series on Naxos, which has sold in the tens of thousands of copies. He has recorded eight highly acclaimed albums since then, featuring the works of Fernando Sor, Napoléon Coste, Agustin Barrios, and most recently, Mauro Giuliani's arrangements for guitar duo of famous Rossini overtures (with guitarist Michael Kolk). Jeffrey McFadden is the first ever graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program at the University of Toronto studying under Norbert Kraft. An Eaton Fellow, he completed his dissertation in 2010. It forms the basis of his groundbreaking book, Fretboard Harmony: Common-Practice Harmony on the Guitar, published in 2010 by Les Productions d’Oz. McFadden is Head of Guitar Studies and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. A highly sought-after pedagogue and clinician, his students have garnered numerous Canadian and International awards and scholarships. He has worked with students at nearly every major University music program in Canada and many abroad. He is a prolific arranger and has for many years curated the Royal Conservatory of Music Guitar Series with his colleague Robert Hamilton. Jeffrey McFadden was the recipient of the 2012 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Music and is the founder and artistic director of the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival. https://www.facebook.com/jeffreymcfaddenmusician “McFadden's ability to make the guitar sing is second to none..” - Daily Telegraph (UK)

Booklet for J.S. Bach: Cello Suites, Vol. 2 (Arr. J. McFadden for Guitar)

© 2010-2020 HIGHRESAUDIO