Bach, J S: Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

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Bach - Inventions & Partita

Bach - Inventions & Partita


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Transcribed for 2 Violins

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

transcribed for Violin, Viola and Cello


Janine Jansen (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola) & Torleif Thedeén (cello)

"[Bach's Inventions] are not played enough They deserve to be played! They are such wonderful, genius pieces." Janine Jansen

Recorded: Berlin, April 2007

“In a performance of BWV 1004 so vividly alive, the wary can relax. ..the great Chaconne is both purposefully plotted and breathtakingly executed - listen to the inexorably screwing-up of the tension as the music builds to the central D major section.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

“Both sets of Inventions receive exceptional performances, bursting with spirit and imagination. …[in the Partita] … Janine Jansen's…playing is remarkable for its sense of continuity and feeling for the long line. Her Corrente and Giga have a joyful élan...” Gramophone Magazine, Janurary 2008

Decca - 4759081

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J S Bach: Complete Inventions and Sinfonias

J S Bach: Complete Inventions and Sinfonias


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Janos Sebestyen (piano)

“It is well to have such excellent examples of their performance available - and so well recorded at that.” Gramophone Magazine

Naxos - 8550679

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J.S Bach: The Inventions

J.S Bach: The Inventions


Bach, J S:

Fantasia in C minor, BWV906

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903


“As close to how I would choose to hear [the music] as I have yet had the pleasure of doing” Gramophone Magazine

“Angela Hewitt's approach may be gleaned from her refreshingly lucid annotation, or simply by listening to what she does. 'A skilful player can [bring out the different voices] with different colours' and 'To be capable of producing a true legato without using the pedal will serve a pianist well in any repertoire.' She puts her fingers where her thoughts are. She never upsets the balance of the lines that it's in the nature of the harpsichord to yield, and her economy with the sustaining pedal helps preserve their clarity.
The two- and three-part Inventions are treated as music in their own right, not simply as invaluable exercises; each is given its distinctive character, with a wonderful variety of sensitive touch and shapely rubato that never threatens to become anachronistic. Her readings of the C minor Fantasia and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue are as eloquent and stimulating as any yet recorded by a harpsichordist.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Hyperion - Angela Hewitt Bach - CDA66746

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JS Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias

JS Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Karin Kei Nagano (piano)

Analekta is extremely proud to announce the release of the second album by young pianist Karin Kei Nagano, devoted to the Inventions and Sinfonias of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The daughter of Maestro Kent Nagano and pianist Mari Kodama, Karin Kei Nagano looked, for this album, at the original version of the work, entitled Klavierbüchlein. That version – which starts with the key containing the fewest sharps and flats and whose complexity increases with each key change, creating as such a symmetric cycle of keys – seemed more fluid in the eyes of the musician. Under the gifted pianist’s fingers, a fascinating musical dialogue unfolds, exposing little by little the structural, emotional and spiritual beauty of these Inventions and Sinfonias, creating highly distinct little worlds in each of the pieces. Karin Kei is the winner of a number of important distinctions, including first prize and special jury prize at the Scriabin International Piano Competition in 2007, first prize and best interpretation prize at the Berlin International Piano Competition in 2007, and first prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition, 2009-2010.

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Analekta - AN28771

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$15.50

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JS Bach: Inventions, Six Little Preludes & Duets

JS Bach: Inventions, Six Little Preludes & Duets


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

Six Little Preludes, BWV933-938

Duets Nos. 1-4, BWV802-805


Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestigious concert series and music festivals all over the world.

Nimbus Alliance - NI6223

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JS Bach: Inventions and Symphonies BWV772-801

JS Bach: Inventions and Symphonies BWV772-801


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Thomas Ragossnig (harpsichord)

Why a recording of Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias in altered order? The 1723 fair copy of both the Inventions and the Sinfonias has the keys ordered according to the ascending scale (C major / C minor; D major / D minor etc.). There is however no compelling reason to perform them that way; there are musically more meaningful and attractive sequences. Thomas Ragossnig presents one of them on this CD for the first time. He mixes the Inventions and Sinfonias in the same key and performs them in groups of two or four. The result is a musically exciting sequence of Inventions and Sinfonias that gives the listener the opportunity to linger longer in each key, as in a Baroque suite. Thomas Ragossnig zestfully interprets the various musical affections in these miniatures, so that these complex works function as a musically meaningful and stimulating cycle and not only as "contrapuntal references".

Solo Musica - SM236

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JS Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias - Vinyl Edition

JS Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias - Vinyl Edition


Bach, J S:

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786


Zhu Xiao‐Mei (piano)

'When Bach composed them, in his last years in Köthen, those pivotal years that were to lead him to Leipzig, he already had an incredible number of masterpieces behind him. He took the trouble to make a beautiful fair copy of this work. It’s a product of his maturity. But since these pieces serve as a basic tool for learning the piano, they’re inevitably overshadowed by the larger cycles, like The Well‐Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue and so on. But that’s a mistake, because there’s an extraordinary density of music in the Inventions and Sinfonias.' Zhu Xiao‐Mei

“She follows Bach’s instructions to perform in a “cantabile” style, the melodic lines always emerging with crystalline clarity over the counterpoint.” New York Times, 25th November 2015

Accentus Music - ACC40350

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$36.00

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JS Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias

JS Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Zhu Xiao‐Mei (piano)

When Bach composed them, in his last years in Köthen, those pivotal years that were to lead him to Leipzig, he already had an incredible number of masterpieces behind him. He took the trouble to make a beautiful fair copy of this work. It’s a product of his maturity. But since these pieces serve as a basic tool for learning the piano, they’re inevitably overshadowed by the larger cycles, like The Well‐Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue and so on. But that’s a mistake, because there’s an extraordinary density of music in the Inventions and Sinfonias. Zhu Xiao‐Mei

“She follows Bach’s instructions to perform in a “cantabile” style, the melodic lines always emerging with crystalline clarity over the counterpoint.” New York Times, 25th November 2015

Accentus Music - ACC30350

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$16.00

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JS Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias

JS Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Leonora Milà (piano)

Limit Records - RTAC012

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J.S.Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772-801

J.S.Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772-801


Bach, J S:

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Masako Ezaki (piano)

Triton - OVCT00092

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