Jazzy Bach

I wrote last year about classical music that had undergone something of a transformation in various ways.  In that post, I referenced Jacques Loussier’s arrangement of J S Bach’s Air on a G String.

I was reminded of this recently when I heard a jazzed-up version of some more of Bach’s work.  The piece played on the radio last Friday was Jaques Loussier’s arrangement of Bach’s Concerto for Two Pianos in C Major (after BWV 1061).  I love the way in which Loussier maintains the essence of the original, while adding a delicate, rippling enhancement.  Here is the first movement….

 

 

…and here are the second and third movements:

 

If you are interested, here is the original.  Completely stunning in its own right, of course:

 

Loussier is well know for his Bach arrangements – if you want to hear more, there are loads of examples on YouTube – enjoy! 🙂

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