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Albums by Keith Jarrett

G. I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns
Handel: Suites for Keyboard
Hymns / Spheres (24Bit96Khz Reissue)
Invocations / The Moth and the Flame
J. S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch I, BWV 846-869
J. S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch II, BWV 870-893
J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
J. S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Paris / London - Testament
Paris / London - Testament (24BIT96KHZ)
The Köln Concert(24BIT96KHZ)
The Melody At Night, With You
1
Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: I. Allemande Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: I. Allemande 2:47    
Album only
Track length:2:47
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353001
2
Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: II. Courante Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: II. Courante 3:00    
Album only
Track length:3:00
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353002
3
Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: III. Saraban… Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: III. Sarabande 2:15    
Album only
Track length:2:15
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353003
4
Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: IV. Gigue Suite in G Minor, HWV 452: IV. Gigue 1:29    
Album only
Track length:1:29
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353004
5
Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: I. Allemande Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: I. Allemande 2:06    
Album only
Track length:2:06
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353005
6
Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: II. Courante Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: II. Courante 2:31    
Album only
Track length:2:31
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353006
7
Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: III. Saraban… Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: III. Sarabande 1:51    
Album only
Track length:1:51
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353007
8
Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: IV. Gigue Suite in D Minor, HWV 447: IV. Gigue 1:13    
Album only
Track length:1:13
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353008
9
Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: I. Alle… Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: I. Allemande 2:00    
Album only
Track length:2:00
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353009
10
Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: II. Cou… Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: II. Courante 2:05    
Album only
Track length:2:05
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353010
11
Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: III. Sa… Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: III. Sarabande 2:38    
Album only
Track length:2:38
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353011
12
Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: IV. Gig… Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 440: IV. Gigue 1:30    
Album only
Track length:1:30
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353012
13
Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: I. Prélude Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: I. Prélude 5:03    
Album only
Track length:5:03
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353013
14
Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: II. Courante Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: II. Courante 2:54    
Album only
Track length:2:54
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353014
15
Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: III. Saraban… Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: III. Sarabande 2:39    
Album only
Track length:2:39
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353015
16
Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: IV. Gigue Suite in F Minor, HWV 433: IV. Gigue 2:17    
Album only
Track length:2:17
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353016
17
Suite in F Major, HWV 427: I. Adagio Suite in F Major, HWV 427: I. Adagio 2:45    
Album only
Track length:2:45
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353017
18
Suite in F Major, HWV 427: II. Allegro Suite in F Major, HWV 427: II. Allegro 2:48    
Album only
Track length:2:48
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353018
19
Suite in F Major, HWV 427: III. Adagio Suite in F Major, HWV 427: III. Adagio 1:46    
Album only
Track length:1:46
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353019
20
Suite in F Major, HWV 427: IV. Allegro Suite in F Major, HWV 427: IV. Allegro 2:09    
Album only
Track length:2:09
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353020
21
Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: I. Adagio Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: I. Adagio 3:37    
Album only
Track length:3:37
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353021
22
Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: II. Allemande Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: II. Allemande 2:07    
Album only
Track length:2:07
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353022
23
Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: III. Courante Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: III. Courante 2:53    
Album only
Track length:2:53
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353023
24
Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: IV. Sarabande Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: IV. Sarabande 3:23    
Album only
Track length:3:23
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353024
25
Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: V. Gigue Suite in E Minor, HWV 429: V. Gigue 2:02    
Album only
Track length:2:02
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353025
26
Suite in A Major, HWV 426: I. Prélude Suite in A Major, HWV 426: I. Prélude 2:31    
Album only
Track length:2:31
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353026
27
Suite in A Major, HWV 426: II. Allemande Suite in A Major, HWV 426: II. Allemande 3:29    
Album only
Track length:3:29
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353027
28
Suite in A Major, HWV 426: III. Courante Suite in A Major, HWV 426: III. Courante 3:13    
Album only
Track length:3:13
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353028
29
Suite in A Major, HWV 426: IV. Gigue Suite in A Major, HWV 426: IV. Gigue 3:15    
Album only
Track length:3:15
Artist: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Keith Jarrett (piano)
Genre: Piano
Publisher: Public Domain
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
ISRC: DEB339353029

Having paid tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach in a sequence of New Series recordings of the Well-tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations and the French Suites, Keith Jarrett now turns his attention to Bach's near contemporary, Georg Friedrich Händel. The project, in fact, has been in preparation for a long time; Jarrett's liner note informs us that he first began to record Händel's keyboard suites some 20 years ago. The present recording is of particular interest for a number of reasons and not least because it is the first of his albums of baroque music to feature the piano - as opposed to harpsichord - since Book One of the Well-tempered Clavier was issued in 1988. Where, in his Bach recordings, Keith Jarrett has striven to obliterate his musical personality ("This music does not need my assistance"), he feels Händel's "basically unknown" solo keyboard music needs a measure of special pleading. And, though he has gone to "the least tampered with editions" of the suites in the interests of "correctness both musicological and musical", in making the case for their reassessment he permits himself some interpretive leeway in matters of tempi and phrasing. The result is an extremely attractive reading of seven of the Suites for Keyboard that can perhaps be more readily related - particularly in the adagio movements, where Jarrett takes full advantage of the lyrical warmth and textural richness of the material - to aspects of the pianist's improvised recordings than can his Bach interpretations. (Or, to put it another way, these pieces, in the right hands, retain the freshness of improvisation). "Händel was a keyboardist, " Jarrett notes, "and his keyboard works should occupy a higher position in our awareness than they do." Keith Jarrett's playing on this recording invites comparison with his interpretation of Dmitri Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 (a work that creates a bridge, via Bachian inspirational sources, from the baroque to the "modern"). Jarrett's Shostakovich prompted John Rockwell to declare, in the pages of the New York Times: "With this recording, Mr. Jarrett has finally staked an indisputable claim to distinction in the realm of classical music. Even in our multicultural, multistylistic age, it is extremely difficult to cross over from one field to another. Mr. Jarrett, having long since established himself in jazz, can now be called a classical pianist of the first rank."

Recorded September 1993

Keith Jarrett piano

About Keith Jarrett:

Over the past 40 years, Keith Jarrett has come to be recognized as one of the most creative musicians of our times - universally acclaimed as an improviser of unsurpassed genius; a master of jazz piano; a classical keyboardist of great depth; and as a composer who has written hundreds of pieces for his various jazz groups, plus extended works for orchestra, soloist, and chamber ensemble.

Born May 8, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Keith Jarrett began playing the piano at age 3 and undertook classical music studies throughout his youth; performing as a child in programs at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and at Madison Square Garden. He undertook formal composition studies at age 15, before moving to Boston to briefly study at the Berklee College of Music. While still in his late teens, arrangements were made to study composition in Paris with the great pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, but then canceled at the last moment in favor of moving to New York in 1964 to ...