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Bach - Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 2

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2587 SACD
EAN 7318599925875
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2023
Total time 62'18

Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Bach’s works for solo violin
Since the mid-1980s, Frank Peter Zimmermann has earned recognition as one of the world’s leading violinists, admired not only for his technical skill and interpretive intelligence, but also for his versatility in a wide-ranging repertoire. His extensive discography ranges from Bach concertos and Beethoven sonatas to works by composers such as Martinů, Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg and Brett Dean. He waited until the fourth decade of his career, however, to take on Bach’s Sei solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin. The first disc (BIS-2577) dedicated to this absolute pinnacle &&&in the repertoire for the instrument was released in February 2022 to great critical acclaim. Now comes the much-awaited conclusion to this collection.

Zimmermann compares these works to ‘a mighty tree, which protects me and crushes me at the same time’, the music giving him hope and strength at the same time as it confronts him with his limits as a violinist. On this new release, he now offers us the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, as well as the B minor Partita No. 1 and the Sonata No. 3 in C major.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 14'44
01 I. Adagio 3'38
02 II. Fuga 4'54
03 III. Siciliana 2'37
04 IV. Presto 3'35
  Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002 25'20
05 I. Allemanda 4'35
06 I. Double 2'49
07 II. Corrente 2'36
08 II. Double 3'15
09 III. Sarabande 3'16
10 III. Double 2'28
11 IV. Tempo di Borea 3'13
12 IV. Double 3'08
  Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 22'06
13 I. Adagio 4'39
14 II. Fuga 9'07
15 III. Largo 2'56
16 IV. Allegro assai 5'24
  Album total 62'18
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
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