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Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Partitas

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
24-06-2009
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Barcode:
028947669913
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
4766991
Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Partitas
Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Partitas

Description

Following the completion of his highly-praised Beethoven cycle, Andras Schiff returns to Bach with a superb interpretation of the six Partitas, recorded live in September 2007 at Neumarkt Reitstadl, one of the best piano music venues in Europe.

"Andras Schiff is probably the most ingenious and resourceful performer of Bach on the modern piano around today" said the San Francisco Chronicle. Schiff's playing on stage combines spontaneity and intellectual depth, ravishing sound with flawless technical finish. The cycle, which in 1731 was the first group of works to be published by Bach himself, represents a unique stylistic synthesis of the suite form with a particular emphasis on most varied and imaginative opening movements. Compared to his London studio recording of 1983 this second rendering on disc demonstrates Schiff's stylistic development towards more freedom, sonic depth and sheer pleasure of phrasing. The pianist's rather unorthodox sequence of the partitas - 5 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 6 - draws an ascending line of keys leading from G major to e minor and reflects a long experience with the pieces in concert.

Personnel: Andras Schiff (piano)

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Partita V in G major, BWV 829 - Praeambulum
  3. Allemande
  4. Corrente
  5. Sarabande
  6. Tempo di Minuetta
  7. Passepied
  8. Gigue
  9. Partita III in a minor, BWV 827 - Fantasia
  10. Allemande
  11. Corrente
  12. Sarabande
  13. Burlesca
  14. Scherzo
  15. Gigue
  16. Partita I in B-flat major, BWV 825 - Praeludium
  17. Allemande
  18. Corrente
  19. Sarabande
  20. Menuet I
  21. Menuet II
  22. Gigue
  23. Partita II in c minor, BWV 826 - Sinfonia
  24. Allemande
  25. Courante
  26. Sarabande
  27. Rondeau
  28. Capriccio
  29. Partita IV in D major, BWV 828 - Ouverture
  30. Allemande
  31. Courante
  32. Aria
  33. Sarabande
  34. Menuet
  35. Gigue
  36. Partita VI in e minor, BWV 830 - Toccata
  37. Allemanda
  38. Corrente
  39. Air
  40. Sarabande
  41. Tempo di Gavotta
  42. Gigue
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