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BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (Kaler)


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From Two Worlds: Ilya Kaler talks to Jeremy Siepmann

BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (Kaler)

Profound in spirit and monumental in scope Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are arguably the most difficult original solo works ever written for the violin. Thier formidable technical challenges, especially the persistent use of multiple stops are not just virtuoso features but are the natural result of the complexity of Bach's musical ideas and his understanding of the instrument. The crowning glory of the set is the immense Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, a set of variations on a theme which makes unprecedented demands on the performer's expressive and technical abilities.

Disc 1

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
1.   I. Adagio 00:04:36
2.   II. Fuga: Allegro 00:05:25
3.   III. Siciliana 00:03:28
4.   IV. Presto 00:03:47
  Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002
5.   I. Allemanda 00:05:07
6.   II. Double 00:03:38
7.   III. Corrente 00:03:51
8.   IV. Double: Presto 00:04:14
9.   V. Sarabande 00:03:45
10.   VI. Double 00:02:39
11.   VII. Tempo di Borea 00:03:32
12.   VIII. Double 00:03:45
  Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
13.   I. Grave 00:04:45
14.   II. Fuga 00:07:57
15.   III. Andante 00:06:32
16.   IV. Allegro 00:06:01

Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
1.   I. Allemande 00:05:05
2.   II. Corrente 00:02:42
3.   III. Sarabande 00:04:24
4.   IV. Giga 00:04:25
5.   V. Ciaccona 00:13:49
  Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
6.   I. Adagio 00:04:56
7.   II. Fuga 00:10:32
8.   III. Largo 00:03:48
9.   IV. Allegro assai 00:05:12
  Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
10.   I. Preludio 00:03:52
11.   II. Loure 00:04:20
12.   III. Gavotte en rondeau 00:02:59
13.   IV. Menuet I and II 00:04:41
14.   V. Bourree 00:01:25
15.   VI. Gigue 00:02:11

Total Playing Time: 02:27:23

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Kaler, Ilya

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.570277-78

Barcode: 0747313027774

Physical Release: 04/2008

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