Bach: Italian Concertos - Transcriptions for Organ. Brilliant Classics 94203.
08] Matthias Havinga (organ) rec. 14-15 September 2010, Lutheran Church, Kotka, Finland. DDD BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94203. The catalogue of Bach's oeuvre includes five transcriptions for organ of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Marcello and Prince Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar. Another concerto (BWV 597) is considered spurious and is usually omitted from recordings. Bach made these transcriptions during his time as court organist in Weimar.
Matthias Havinga is employed as organist of the Round Lutheran Church in Amsterdam, organizing concerts and tending to the historic Bätz-organ (1830). He performs many solo concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. Matthias was contracted by the international label Brilliant Classics to record two CD's.
edt: Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971, transcribed for orchestra. Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Berliner Philharmoniker. A&R Music 280712 Brilliant NI Omnium. Bach: Transcriptions I. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971, transcribed for violin & cello. Vera Hilger (Violin); Norbert Hilger (Cello).
Matthias Havinga (organ). Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974. Matthias Havinga (organ). What fun he must have had making these arrangements - a welcome change from the day to day duties that kept him from travelling.
Bach: Italian Concertos. Johann Sebastian Bach. Matthias Havinga at the Martti Porthan organ in the Lutheran Church, Kotka. What fun he mast have had making these arrangements – a welcome change from the day to day duties that kept him from travelling. Other information - Recorded in 2010. In Bach’s time it was common practice to arrange works of other composers for different instruments. Bach transcribed solo concertos (for instance violin concertos, wind concertos) of such famous composers like Vivaldi and Marcello for organ solo. Performed by prize-winning organist Matthias Havinga.