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Bach Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 – 4 Duettos, BWV 802-805 – Brahms: 5 Studies for Piano, Anh, 1a/1: Chaconne – Daniel Fuchs, Piano


Johann Sebastian BACH: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: I. Toccata – II. Allemande – III. Courante – IV. Air – V. Sarabande – VI. Tempo di Gavotta – VI. Gigue – Johannes BRAHMS: 5 Studies for Piano, Anh, 1a/1: Chaconne by J. S. Bach BWV 1004 – Johann Sebastian BACH: 4 Duettos, BWV 802-805: No. 1 in E Minor, BWV 802 – No. 2 in F Major, BWV 803 – No. 3 in G Major, BWV 804 – No. 4 in A Minor, BWV 805.

Daniel Fuchs, Piano

Daniel Fuchs studied music at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in the classes of André Perret (piano) and Richard A. Jeandin (organ), then furthered his studies with Edith Fischer, then in Vevey, for piano, and with Jean-Jacques Grünenwald and Marie-Claire Alain, in Paris, for organ. He also attended classes taught by recognized figures such as Pierre Segond, Guy Bovet, Michel Bastet, and Eric Gaudibert.

After holding various positions as an organist in Geneva, he became the titular organist of the churches of Saint-Laurent and Saint-Paul in Lausanne in 1985, a position he still holds in 2016. Alongside this activity, Daniel Fuchs gives numerous concerts, solo recitals, chamber music performances (he founded the A Piacere trio in 1988 with violinist Hans Egidi and cellist Pascal Desarzens), or with orchestras — on the organ, celesta, or piano — such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, or the Lausanne Sinfonietta. He also collaborates with choirs, such as the Lausanne Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Michel Corboz, with whom he recorded Gounod’s Choral Mass in 1988 (Warner Classics International).

Among his recordings, it is worth mentioning the CD dedicated to the complete piano works of Jehan Alain in 1990, for which he received advice and encouragement from Marie-Claire Alain, the sister of the composer tragically lost in 1940 at the age of twenty-nine. Daniel Fuchs also recorded, with mezzo-soprano Brigitte Ravenel, the complete songs and keyboard pieces of Arthur Honegger (double CD, 2005) and, in 1988, in a completely different repertoire, the organ works of Georg Boehm (1661-1733), or with Armène Stakian (violin), Pascal Desarzens (cello), and Miguel Charosky (guitar), the chamber music works of Swiss composer Frank Martin (2005) or, more recently, some of the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009). Daniel Fuchs himself practices composition, for small ensembles or keyboard, and improvisation, on the organ and piano.

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