Bach, J S: Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne (Ciaccona)

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John Williams plays Bach

John Williams plays Bach


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

arr. for guitar by John Williams

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito

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

arr. for guitar by John Williams

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

arr. for guitar by John Williams

Lute Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV995

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996


John Williams (guitar)

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JS Bach: Imagine

JS Bach: Imagine


Bach, J S:

Suite in C minor, BWV997

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV964

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

transcr. Johannes Brahms

Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013

transcr. Stéphane Delplace

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Adagio in G major, BWV968


Jean Rondeau (harpsichord)

IMAGINE is the first Warner Classics release from the dynamic young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, who sees it as “an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord”. Praised by radio station France Musique for his “maturity, fabulous touch and originality,” the multi-talented Rondeau feels that, as a young musician today, he has “an incredible opportunity to break out of the concert hall and meet the world”.

“French prodigy Jean Rondeau on a mission to make the harpsichord hip… …his brooding looks make him the latest “sex symbol” in the classical firmament” The Independent

Born in 1991, Rondeau is a musician with impeccable credentials in his instrument – and he has many prizes to prove it – but, with his multiple talents and interests, he defies simple categorisation: he is also a musicologist and is trained as an organist and a choral conductor, while as a pianist he is co-founder of a group (called Note Forget – The Project) that performs his jazz compositions.

He feels that, as a young musician today, he has “an incredible opportunity to break out of the concert hall and meet the world”. He has already performed all over Europe and in the United States, is a member of the four-person Baroque ensemble Nevermind, and collaborates regularly with the European Baroque orchestra Les Ambassadeurs. “My aim is to be as genuine as possible in my relationship with the instrument and with the audience,” he says, “I want to share my passion for the harpsichord, and I know lots of young people who are drawn to classical music, so I also try to give it an image that is full of dynamism.”

He was only six years old when he fell in love with the sound of the harpsichord and decided he wanted to learn it. “The harpsichord has a special sound and timbre, and it can really charm an audience. Its possibilities are endless,” he says. His principal teacher was Blandine Verlet, especially renowned in the works of Bach and Couperin, and he went on to study at Paris’ Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, at the Sorbonne (where he took a degree in Musicology) and at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In 2012, at the age of 21 he was awarded first prize at the prestigious Bruges International Harpischord Competition, where the newspaper La Libre Belgique praised “his ability to make the harpsichord sing and to move the music forward ... a virtuosity that allows him to dash off lightning appoggiaturas, and phrasing that nourishes and refreshes the drama,” summing up his playing as “lively, ardent, captivating and always dynamically charged”. In that same year he also won second prize at the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition and received the European Union Baroque Orchestra’s Development Trust Award. In 2013 he was presented the Young Soloist Prize of Francophone Public Radio by the broadcaster France Musique, which singled him out for his “maturity, fabulous touch and originality.”

IMAGINE features one of Bach’s most celebrated harpsichord works, the Italian Concerto BWV 971, but it mainly comprises transcriptions of music that the composer conceived for other instruments: the violin, the lute and the flute. “This isn’t a disc of transcriptions, though,” says Rondeau. “As its name suggests, it is about imagination – an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and in the harpsichord. And though it’s not making a direct link to John Lennon, it’s nice if the title of the CD calls him to mind.”

“Not only is the trajectory utterly sure-footed; he can also generate palpable excitement without resorting to empty bravado...Rondeau is a natural communicator, unimpeded by the imperative to score academic points...Make no mistake - this is an auspicious debut.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 *****

“Rondeau evidently listens as well as he plays...He expertly projects the Italian Concerto's solo/tutti designations, yet his fastidious articulation slightly sacrifices forward impetus...The warm, full-bodied and well-balanced recorded sound further enhances Rondeau's thoughtful artistry.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2015

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Joshua Bell: Bach

Joshua Bell: Bach


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

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

arr. Mendelssohn/Milone

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Gavotte (Rondeau) from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV1006

arr. Schumann/Milone


As follow up to the 2013 acclaimed and chart-topping Beethoven album, Grammy® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell continues as Music Director and Conductor of the world-renowned ensemble, Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

On their new collaboration, this time with Bell also as a soloist, he conducts ASMF from the leader’s chair in an all-Bach program.

Joshua Bell is the first American and first person to hold the title of Music Director since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.

“The Gavotte makes a perfectly sweet, well-mannered miniature but the Chaconne, such a towering solo piece in itself, doesn’t gain a great deal from this treatment...There’s redemption, however, in crisp and exciting readings of the Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2 (BWV 1041 and 1042), with Bell and the players in perfect accord.” The Observer, 5th October 2014 ****

“such is Bell's particular brand of ease with which he mixes traditional sensibility with the lighter articulations and gestures of recent tastes that one is instantly spellbound...Locating small shapes within a larger architecture is one of Bell's crowning virtues, alongside a depth of sound of almost Henryk Szeryng-like dimensions... the conception is original and exceptionally executed with searing and soaring artistic intent.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“Bell describes his approach to Bach as 'a melding of the old and the new'. The former is evidenced in his suave, silky tone and extrovert virtuosity, in his expressive liberties with tempo and in the full-bodied orchestral sound; but Bell also pays tribute to more recent trends inspired by period performance practice.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ****

“In both concertos, Bell's ornamental flourishes are a welcome surprise and both [concertos] offer enjoyable perspectives on these familiar staples…the blistering heat of the Chaconne is rather dimmed by Mendelssohn's polite backing-track [but] Schumann's accompaniment offers gentility to music which can and often does sound startlingly new…the Air from the D major Orchestral Suite is an attractive addition to the album, which in all offers 50 minutes of engagingly turned and finely polished Bach” International Record Review, March 2015

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Editor's Choice - November 2014

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Heifetz in Performance

Heifetz in Performance


Bach, J S:

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

Bruch:

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Gershwin:

It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner' - Rondo

Prokofiev:

The Love for Three Oranges: March

Rachmaninov:

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3


Narration in English with optional German and French subtitles

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Rachel Podger at the Three Choirs Festival

Rachel Podger at the Three Choirs Festival


Bach, J S:

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

Giga from Violin Partita No. 2

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

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Loure

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E, BWV1006: Gavotte

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV1009: Bourrees I & II

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009: Gigue

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011: Prélude


Rachel Podger (violin/tutor); students: Colin Scobie, Violeta Barrena (violin); George Clifford (baroque violin); Hetti Price, Vladimir Waltham (baroque cello)

All regions; running time 2 hours and 39 minutes

“Podger is utterly undogmatic, preferring instead to see all instruments as tools at the service of any musician's primary focus: the music itself...The freedom in her own playing, it soon transpires, is built on an understanding of Bach's harmonic thinking...the spontaneity that informs Podger's every phrase ultimately derives from discipline” BBC Music Magazine, February 2013 ***

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Pentagram


Bach, J S:

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

Santana:

Suite HP

Pentagram Suite

Guinevere

Vallet:

Pavane en forme d'une Complainte


Lee Santana (lute)

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JS Bach: Suites and Partitas

JS Bach: Suites and Partitas


Bach, J S:

Suite in C minor, BWV997

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV964

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


Dom Laberge (keyboards)

Bach’s genius is intimately linked to the keyboard instruments of his time. Throughout his life, he never stopped composing for the organ and harpsichord. This CD is a re-issue of the exceptional recording of Dom Laberge, Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.

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Violinist and Teacher: Gérard Poulet

Violinist and Teacher: Gérard Poulet

a film by Catherine Zins


Bach, J S:

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

Brahms:

Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87

Debussy:

Violin Sonata

Mozart:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K211

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Ysaÿe:

Sonata for solo violin in A minor, Op. 27 No. 2


Gérard Poulet (violin)

Teaching is a practice essential to his condition as a soloist. students Renaud Capuçon, Thierry Huchin, Mary Scheuble

“Poulet, whose father's advice Debussy sought in writing his Violin Sonata, is a passionate, excitable presence” BBC Music Magazine, August 2011 ****

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Ray Chen: Virtuoso

Ray Chen: Virtuoso


Bach, J S:

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

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Tartini:

Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'

Wieniawski:

Légende in G minor, Op. 17

Variations on an Original Theme in A major, Op. 15


Ray Chen (violin) & Noreen Polera (piano)

After winning two of the worlds biggest violin competitions in the last couple of years, this talented young player releases his new album, featuring x10 recordings. These are some of his personal favourites & include works by Bach, Wieniawski, Tartini & Franck. Strong press support across Gramophone "One To Watch", other classical music mags & broadsheets.

“He gives the impression that violin playing comes easily to him, even when the music is technically complex, but he's also a thoughtful player, able to captivate the listener...With Wieniawski Chen is in his element...However, the most impressive part of the recital is surely the Franck. Here is a passionate, uninhibited account, but also a meticulous one” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

“this new violinist plays with a maturity that scarcely suggests someone still only 21...colours dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes. Hurrah, too, for Noreen Polera’s suave piano accompaniment.” The Times, 5th February 2011 ****

“I was charmed by Chen's emphasis on delicacy and beauty in Tartini's Devil's Trill, avoiding the temptation to go for the wow factor. It's a preference he demonstrates throughout; in the Wieniawski Variations he generates tremendous power and control in the virtuoso passages, but then introduces a tone of sweet intimacy. [The Franck] is mature and emotionally developed.” Classic FM Magazine

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Schumann: Sonatas

Schumann: Sonatas


Bach, J S:

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

Transcription by Schumann

Schumann:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

Daniel Sepec (violin)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Daniel Sepec (violin)

Gesänge der Frühe (5), Op. 133


Daniel Sepec (violin), Andreas Staier (piano Erard)

After his earlier Hommage à Bach album, played on the same 1837 Érard piano he uses here, Andreas Staier is joined by Daniel Sepec in a programme of considerably later works by Schumann. However, these two violin sonatas and the Gesänge der Frühe of 1853 show no retreat from the composer's ideal: here too, ‘the poet speaks' . . .

“Though Daniel Sepec's tone tends to astringency, his bowing is beautifully fluid, especially in the Second Grand Sonata. As accompanist and soloist, Staier is spellbinding. In works that seem about to topple over with ideas, fantasy is rooted in the most assured craftsmanship.” The Independent on Sunday, 8th August 2010

“Sepec and Staier give a fine performance, and the translucent tone of the 1837 piano by Pierre Erard...is even better suited to the Gesänge der Frühe...There's much to enjoy in the violin sonatas, too” BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 ****

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