New " Bach and Italy" album

Justin Taylor

Justin presents his 4th solo album on Alpha, dedicated to Bach and Italy. Bach's encounter with the Venetian music of Vivaldi in the musical library of the ducal court will mark him forever. In love with this music he will transcribe some of these concertos for solo harpsichord. This Italian concertante effervescence will also influence other works by Bach, such as the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue or the Toccatas. The masterful Italian Concerto, written some twenty years later, achieves the incredible synthesis between Bach's genius and his encounter with Italian music: ardent, sparkling and moving. All of these pieces are features in this album together with pieces by Marcello and Scarlatti.