MAX REGER (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Bach, Op. 81 (orch. Ira Levin), Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin, Op. 128, BACH/REGER: O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross, BWV 622.
Catalogue Number: 11V040
Description: The Bach variations were written for piano but their richness and virtuosity exceed the scope of the instrument. Ira Levin’s orchestration clarifies the structure, intensifies climaxes and reduces its length (although 26 minutes is still plenty!). Brandenburg State Orchestra; Ira Levin.