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J.S Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825830 (Clavierübung, Part I)

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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2
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Available
Release Date:
11-12-2020
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5060216340692
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Digipak
Catalog Number:
FHR092
J.S Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825830 (Clavierübung, Part I)
J.S Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825830 (Clavierübung, Part I)

Description

The Six Partitas, BWV 825830 were the first of a series of works for keyboard instruments that Bach published under the general title of Clavierübung (Keyboard Practice). They consist of a set of six harpsichord suites, are amongst the last set of keyboard suites Bach composed and the most technically demanding. In fact, although Bach was age 40 at the time, these were the first of his compositions to see publication.

The Partitas follow the basic form of the Baroque dance suite. An elaborate opening movement is followed by four stylized dances: the Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Gigue.

Harpsichordist Asako Ogawa is based in London and actively performs as a soloist and as a continuo player in UK, Europe and Japan. She is also a baroque repertoire coach at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Her main appearances include: the Halle International Handel Festival, Leicester International Music Festival, Faversham Music Festival, London Bach Festival. Brighton Early Music Festival, BBC Radio 3, and the Georgian Concert Society, Edinburgh. Ogawa is also a regular performer at the London Handel Festival since 2008, and one of the official accompanists for the London Handel Singing Competition after winning the Accompanist's Prize in 2007.

Ogawa's recently issued début recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations was praised by the critic Robert Hugill: 'There is a clarity to her approach; every detail of Bach's part-writing is clear'. Ogawa completed her Postgraduate Diploma and Fellowship as a harpsichordist at the Historical Performance Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she has also completed a MMus as a pianist and works as a staff accompanist. She has participated in the international courses and masterclasses given by Bob van Asperen, Colin Tilney, Ton Koopmann, Ketil Haugsand and Christophe Rousset. She studied harpsichord with Nicholas Parle, James Johnstone, and Laurence Cummings, and fortepiano with Steven Devine.

"[Asako Ogawa's] playing radiated excitement, and a vivid sense of the character of each individual piece." "Particular pleasures include the Gavottes, the Sarabandes in Partitas 3 and 4, the lovely breadth and grandeur of the closing Toccata and the graceful treatment of the final Gigue, which many other pianists turn into a circus act." Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine, 4 STARS / 4 STARS

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 I. Praeludium
  3. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 II. Allemande
  4. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 III. Corrente
  5. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 IV. Sarabande
  6. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 V. Menuet I - Menuet II
  7. Partita No. 1 In B Flat Major, BWV 825 VI. Giga
  8. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 I. Sinfonia
  9. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 II. Allemande
  10. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 III. Courante
  11. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 IV. Sarabande
  12. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 V. Rondeaux
  13. Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826 VI. Capriccio
  14. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 I. Ouverture
  15. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 II. Allemande
  16. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 III. Courante
  17. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 IV. Aria
  18. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 V. Sarabande
  19. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 VI. Menuet
  20. Partita No. 4 In D Major, BWV 828 VII. Gigue
  21. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 I. Fantasia
  22. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 II. Allemande
  23. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 III. Corrente
  24. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 IV. Sarabande
  25. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 V. Burlesca
  26. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 VI. Scherzo
  27. Partita No. 3 In A Minor, BWV 827 VII. Gigue
  28. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 I. Praeambulum
  29. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 II. Allemande
  30. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 III. Corrente
  31. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 IV. Sarabande
  32. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 V. Tempo Di Minuetto
  33. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 VI. Passepied
  34. Partita No. 5 In G Major, BWV 829 VII. Gigue
  35. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 I. Toccata
  36. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 II. Allemande
  37. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 III. Corrente
  38. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 IV. Air
  39. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 V. Sarabande
  40. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 VI. Tempo Di Gavotta
  41. Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV 830 VII. Gigue
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