Bach, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005

This page lists all recordings of Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Bach, Bartok & Boulez: Works for Solo Violin

Bach, Bartok & Boulez: Works for Solo Violin


Bach, J S:

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005

Bartók:

Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124, Sz. 117

Boulez:

Anthèmes

Anthèmes 2


Michael Barenboim (violin)

Conceived like a solo recital, Michael Barenboim's first solo album features the works of three composers that have had a profound impact on his musical upbringing. On paper, these pieces could not seem any more different, but together they create an unexpectedly astonishing listening experience. J. S. Bach’s Sonata No. 3 for solo violin demands the greatest artistic and technical skills of the violinist and yet its melodic simplicity remains unmatched in its beauty. Béla Bartók’s Sonata Sz.117 was clearly inspired by Bach’s works for solo violin, carrying Bach’s ideas into the music of the 20th century. Filled with contrasts and yet bearing a uniquely poetic aura, the work is equally demanding for the violinist - if not more so - as the Bach. Finally, in his "Anthèmes", Pierre Boulez explores the boundaries of what can actually be played on the violin. The abstractness of Boulez's "Anthèmes 1" is surpassed by "Anthèmes 2", where live electronic elements that Boulez helped to develop at the IRCAM studios in Paris are added into the music. These two works create an entirely new sonic experience that serves as a musical frame for this exceptionally unique and extraordinary recording.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Accentus Music - ACC30405

(CD)

$14.75

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

transcribed for solo guitar by Francesco Teopini


Francesco Teopini (classical guitar)

The 6 Sonatas and Partitas enjoy an iconic status: in few other works Bach achieved so much with such restricted means: less is more. The emotional range of these works is astonishing: from the carefree joy of the stylised dances to the human tragedy and redemption in the famous Chaconne.

For other instrumentalists it is tempting to play these monumental works as well, and classical guitarist Francesco Teopini wrote his own transcription for solo guitar, carefully including all of Bach’s notes and counterpoint. The result is astonishing: Teopini achieves an intense, dramatic and idiomatic performance, doing full justice to the richness of the original string version.

Famous Grammy winner guitarist David Russell said of this recording: “His interpretation shows a deep understanding of these major works..beautiful sound, faithfully recorded, congratulations!”.

The booklet text by the artist describes in the process of transcription in detail.

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Brilliant Classics - 95424BR

(CD - 2 discs)

$9.50

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

15th Anniversary Edition - Remastered


James Ehnes (violin)

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has been honored with many international prizes, including a GRAMMY, a Gramophone Award, and eleven JUNO Awards.

About this essential album in the Analekta discography : "Bach’s solo violin music has always very dear to my heart and central to my performing repertoire. Being able to record these monumental works early in my career was a rare privilege, and I will always be grateful to Analekta for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Though my interpretations have evolved over the years, and will continue to evolve throughout my life as I evolve myself, it gives me great pleasure to revisit these recordings and remember with pride the incredible journey of recording these masterpieces." James Ehnes

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Analekta - AN287723

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


After a career break of more than a decade she has announced the decision to return to the recording studio. With this album she fulfils a lifelong dream of recording the complete violin solo works by J.S. Bach, a project very close to her heart. The album, recorded at St George’s Bristol, will showcase Kyung Wha Chung as the maverick of the violin that she is with her inimitable and timeless sound.

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Warner Classics - 9029594416

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.00

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Bach2 The Future Vol. 2

Bach2 The Future Vol. 2


Bach, J S:

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005

Beamish:

Intrada e Fuga

Davies, Peter Maxwell:

Sonatina for Violin Alone, Op. 334

Sibelius:

En glad musikant (A Happy Musician), JS 70 (1924-26)

Stravinsky:

Elegy, for solo violin

Sutton, A:

Arpeggiare Variations

Ysaÿe:

Sonata for solo violin in D minor, Op. 27 No. 3 'Ballade'


Fenella Humphreys (violin)

Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo violin music of JS Bach, and mix with some of the best British composing talent of today and the result is: Fenella Humpreys’ “Bach 2 the Future”.

Fenella Humphreys came to performing Bach’s masterpieces in their complete form relatively recently, but was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside them.

A Kickstarter and remarkable fundraising drive ensued, and Fenella has been able to commission the works that appear on this CD by Adrian Sutton, Peter Maxwell Davies and Sally Beamish (the first volume included works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse and Piers Hellawell).

“impressive, both in the quality of the playing and the variety of the music…in Ysaye's Third Sonata she yields nothing to the finest recordings in her accuracy and passion, the recording capturing the full range of her tone in a rich but not over-resonant acoustic” BBC Music Magazine, January 2017 *****

“It’s not often that you can say that a commission, or set of commissions, fills a genuine hole in the repertoire. However, that’s precisely what Fenella Humphreys has bestowed upon the musical world with ‘Bach 2 the Future’...the new works themselves deserve long wider performance lives beyond this beautiful beginning.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2017

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Instrumental Choice - January 2017

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Champs Hill Records - CHRCD118

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$12.00

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Rachel Barton Pine: Testament

Rachel Barton Pine: Testament


Bach, J S:

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


'Testament' is Rachel Barton Pine's very personal homage to the music of J. S. Bach, on which she performs the composer's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in the acoustic of her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, where she first heard and fell in love with Bach's music.

Best-selling violinist Rachel Barton Pine's relationship with the music of Bach runs deep. She first heard and fell in love with Bach's music in her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, which had a stained glass window of the composer in the sanctuary. That church is where Rachel first played Bach's music, at the age of four, and where she returned to record Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas in its beautiful yet clear acoustic. Rachel says, "I'm so pleased to have recorded the Six Sonatas and Partitas in my favourite sound space for these works, the place that I consider to truly be my emotional home for playing them."

“There is a surprisingly striking contrast between its crystalline voicing, clear articulation and warm tone that makes the listener feel that it is concerned with the plain and simple beauty of the music as much as with the genius of its counterpoint and relationships between movements.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2016

Avie - AV2360

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$21.00

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

arr. for cello


Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (baroque cello)

With two Gramophone Awards to his name and a reputation synonymous with excellence, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola is a musician who is at the top of his profession.

With an established fan base built over his two decades with viol consort Phantasm, Luolajan-Mikkola makes his solo Linn debut in style, tackling what is considered the pinnacle of Bach’s output for violinists: the Sonatas and Partitas.

Transcribing these hugely popular works for cello, especially one in Baroque set-up, was not without its risks, although performing on Baroque cello also offers compelling advantages.

Luolajan-Mikkola takes his interpretative cue from the set-up of the Baroque instrument, which informs such issues as tuning, vibrato, fingering and articulation.

Performing the Sonatas and Partitas on the cello is so challenging that it is almost impossible to imagine a cellist of Bach’s day playing them, but Luolajan-Mikkola rises to the challenge with aplomb.

Luolajan-Mikkola’s main aim in this recording has been to capture emotion and convey expression according to the respective key and character of each movement, which he achieves in spades.

“Luolajan-Mikkola is nothing if not resolute, and he seems to embrace the struggle as an expressive end in itself. His staunch approach to articulation is tricky to love, but the payoff comes in the slow movements: Sarabandes sung low and husky, unadorned, flawed and beautiful.” The Guardian, 25th February 2016 ***

Linn - CKD548

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JS Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Vol. 1

JS Bach: Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Vol. 1

The Sonatas BWV 1001, 1003, 1005


Bach, J S:

Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001

Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005


Gunar Letzbor (violin)

The violinist Gunar Letzbor is an established specialist in performing Austrian baroque music. In particular, he has intensively grappled with works by Biber, Muffat and Schmelzer, to name but three examples. In so doing, he has sought a specifically Austrian baroque string sound.

He now turns his attention to the Sonatas and Partitas for Violin BWV1001-1006 by Bach – the Mount Olympus of every violinist, regardless of whether he/she has specialised in historical performance practice. After having immersed himself in these works and performed them in concerts, Letzbor is now introducing them on CD. In this first volume he has pursued an unusual approach. Through the positioning of the microphones in direct proximity to the violin, the listener becomes a participant to a certain extent, and has the opportunity to perceive even the finest nuances in a 'private' setting.

“The acoustics of Letzbor's performance are its principal players: their flatness, and the extreme closeness of the recording, adds an intimacy to these most intimate of pieces. Given Bach's own particularly close relationship with them, it is hard to imagine that he would not have approved.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2013

Pan Classics - PC10286

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$14.00

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JS Bach: ‘Sei Solo’

JS Bach: ‘Sei Solo’


Bach, J S:

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


Christine Busch (baroque violin)

Over the past 40 years Philippe Herreweghe has been working with some extraordinary soloists with whom he has had very fertile and stimulating dialogues, both musically and personally.

Philippe Herreweghe: “It seems important to give these musicians the opportunity to express themselves on the label PHI in works they are particularly fond of.”

This is the case of the present recording. Christine Busch, leader of the orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent, recorded the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach – a work she admires, and she has been playing since her childhood.

Philippe Herreweghe: “Christine Busch inspires by her technical perfection, her strength, her humility, her sense for poetry, as well as by her qualities needed to serve the greatest of all composer.”

“I find Busch's playing utterly compelling. As well as impeccable intonation, she sustains an eloquently punctuated and gently modulated dialogue, into which her listener is immediately drawn. Her spacious tempos seem chosen to convey the musical argument with cogency and expressive charm.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2013

“Busch brings a wide experience as a chamber and period-orchestra player as well as formidable technical and interpretative skills to these iconic works...Busch speaks directly through her instrument with a warmth and intelligence that engages and disarms.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2013

“Her probing musicianship and reluctance to take anything - editorially speaking - at face value is allied to a considered approach to all six works, generating performances of illuminating intelligence...For a historically informed set of the Sonatas and Partitas that reflects technical and expressive control, these performances are highly commended.” MusicWeb International, 16th July 2013

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - June 2013

PHI - LPH008

(CD - 2 discs)

$22.75

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JS Bach: Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

JS Bach: Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3


Bach, J S:

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

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005

Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003


Tomoka Mayeda (violin)

The Japanese violinist Tomoko Mayeda began playing the violin at the age of three and the piano at the age of four. She has given many concerts in Europe and Japan and has performed with Paul Badura-Skoda. She plays on a replica of a Stradivarius, made by Andreas Hellinge.

Gramola - GRAM98883

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$14.75

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