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

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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.

“Four interrelated masterpieces constitute this unaccompanied violin recital. ...Barenboim’s ripe-toned playing is as meticulous, spontaneous and concentrated as his lineage suggests” Sunday Times, 12th March 2017

“Barenboim makes it all sound easy, though, with performances spilling over with life and drama. Every work's soul has been ignited and revealed, every second telling a story, all unmarred by a single glitch in intonation or articulation.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2017

“This unusual programme demands the kind of disciplined virtuosity that Michael Barenboim (son of David) has in spaces. His performances, flawlessly reproduced, are utterly persuasive and compelling. He has Boulez’s first-hand approval of his interpretation of the theatrical gestures of Anthèmes I & II and gives strikingly authoritative accounts, skilfully supported in Anthèmes II by Jeremie Henrot’s electronics” The Strad, April 2017

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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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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

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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

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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 ***

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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

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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.

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

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


‘One player, one instrument, one composer: Bach’s unaccompanied violin music has always been the greatest for any player, young or old. Alina Ibragimova, only 23, is already its equal’ (The Guardian)

‘Alina Ibragimova began to play unaccompanied Bach on the violin, and the hush became silence. This was spontaneous, the first sense that something new could happen’ (The Independent)

The dazzling young virtuoso Alina Ibragimova has enthralled audiences for years with her live Bach performances. Critics have acclaimed her faultless intonation, achingly beautiful tone, superlative technique and a musical wisdom far beyond her years. Now, in this important new recording of Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin, Ibragimova brings all these qualities and more to create an interpretation that is both excitingly original and profoundly humble. This is music of unfathomable subtlety, astounding virtuosity and great expressive and architectural beauty.

“Alina Ibragimova's… playing… forges a potent synthesis, uniting the steely, eyes-wide-open focus of Christian Tetzlaff (her one-time teacher) and the supple stylistic insights of a Rachel Podger. In the Partitas she's supremely alert to the idiomatic nuances of each dance, while in the Sonatas the fugues are always contrapuntally clear and purposeful in their forward momentum.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2009 *****

“Ibragimova's playing is uncommonly neat, with precise fingerwork and relaxed management of the bow; the virtuoso finale of the Third Sonata sparkles effortlessly while remaining for the most part at a piano dynamic. She plays unequal quavers in the Third Partita's Minuet as naturally as if she'd grown up in the 18th century. And finally, all her stylishness and technical refinement is at the service of an ingrained understanding of the music; she makes us feel where the points of harmonic tension and emphasis are, and she's able to do it without distorting the surface...” Gramophone Magazine, November 2009

“This is an absolutely compelling set of performances, the kind that have you on the edge of your seat wondering at the freshness of it all and what she might do next. Every phrase in these familiar works seems newly minted, every bar totally alive...its sheer energy and self-belief are genuinely thrilling.” The Guardian, 2nd October 2009 *****

“her mastery is very striking indeed. Hers are traditional readings and they pay no homage to the authentic-instrument lobby. She brings a refined, quiet sensitivity to the slow sarabandes of the First and Second Partitas...There is elegance and character in every single piece.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Guitar Recital: Goran Krivokapic

Guitar Recital: Goran Krivokapic

First Prize: 2004 Guitar Foundation of America Competition


Bach, J S:

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

(trans. Goran Krivokapic)

Bogdanovic:

Sonata No. 2 for Guitar

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K162 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K208 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K209 in A major

Werthmüller:

Guitar Sonata in A major, Op. 17

(trans. Franz Pfeifer)


Goran Krivokapic (guitar)

“Rarely have I heard such remarkable fluency and lightness. Rarely have I heard a guitar “sing” with such sonority…. fireworks of technical challenges [are] executed by Goran Krivokapic with almost casual ease and elegance…. I am already looking forward to hearing more [of] Goran Krivokapic’s playing.” MusicWeb International

Naxos Laureate Series Guitar Collections - 8557809

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

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


Julia Fischer (violin)

“Classic accounts by Milstein and Grumiaux have been usurped by this extraordinarily gifted newcomer” BBC Music Magazine, Proms issue 2005

“This is a masterly achievement from one of the most impressive of the younger generation of violinists.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

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