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! 🙂