BWV 639 CHORAL JS BACH I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ organ ICH RUF ZU DIR, HERR JESU CHRIST" http://goo.gl/iROqA
Orgelbüchlein Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
BWV 639 CHORAL "ICH RUF ZU DIR, HERR JESU CHRIST"
The Orgelbüchlein ("Little Organ Book") BWV 599−644 is a collection of 46 chorale preludes for organ written by Johann Sebastian Bach. All but three of them were composed during the period 1708–1717, while Bach was court organist at the ducal court in Weimar. The remaining three, along with a short two-bar fragment, were added in 1726 or later, after Bach's appointment as cantor at the Thomasschule in Leipzig.
The collection was originally planned as a set of 164 chorale preludes spanning the whole liturgical year. The chorale preludes form the first of Bach's masterpieces for organ with a mature compositional style in marked contrast to his previous compositions for the instrument. Although each of them takes a known Lutheran chorale and adds a motivic accompaniment, Bach explored a wide diversity of forms in the Orgelbüchlein. Many of the chorale preludes are short and in four parts, requiring only a single keyboard and pedal, with an unadorned cantus firmus. Others involve two keyboards and pedal: these include several canons, four ornamental four-part preludes, with elaborately decorated chorale lines, and a single chorale prelude in trio sonata form. The Orgelbüchlein is at the same time a collection of organ music for church services, a treatise on composition, a religious statement and a pedagogical manual.
Nariné Simonian est née en Armenie, où elle a commencé le piano dès son plus jeune âge. En 1990, elle obtient ses deux diplômes de pianiste-concertiste et organiste et réside en France à partir de 1991. Elève de Marie-Claire Alain au Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison, elle est récompensée par des nombreux prix à des concours (notamment le concours Liszt-Mendelssohn et Moret de Fribourg en 1994). Par la suite, elle enregistre plusieurs CD salués par la presse spécialisée et est distinguée de cinq Diapason pour son disque de J.-S. Bach, enregistré a St.-Pierre-Aux-Liens de Bulle, sur l'orgue construit par Aloys Mooser, sous la direction artistique d'André Bochud. On lui doit également un CD de Liszt-Mendelssohn, Guillou à St. Eustache à Paris, ainsi que la musique liturgique arménienne sur le Cavaillé-Coll de St.-Antoine des Quinze-Vingt à Paris.
Narine Simonian began studying music in Gyumri, Armenia, where she was born. From there, she went on to the Higher National Conservatory at Yerevan, attending the piano class conducted by Vahé Aharonian. In 1986, she was unanimously awarded a first prize in piano concertizing and chamber music.
The judges were likewise unanimous in nominating her for first prize in organ concertizing, at the conclusion on her organ studies, at the Yerevan Conservatory under Arthur Adamian, in 1989. From 1989 to 1991, she was a soloist with the Armenian Philarmonic at Yerevan. Since 1991, she has been pursuing advanced studies in France, under the direction of Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Louise Langlais and Susan Landale.
In 1993, Nariné Simonian won a first prize, by unanimous acclaim, in organ. In 1994, she earned special mention for excellence in the class of Marie-Claire Alain at the Rueil-Malmaison national conservatory (CNR), that same year, she won the grand prize at the Mendelssohn-Liszt-Moret international competition in Switzerland. In 1995, she took first prize in organ in the Ile-de-France competition. And in Susan Landale's class, at the Rueil-Malmaison CNR, she was unanimously awarded the first prize for excellence.
Nariné Simonian has a vast repertory, ranging from the classics to the romantics and the moderns. She has given numerous recitals in the ex-USSR and the Scandinavian countries, the U.S., Canada, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Turkey.