J.S. Bach
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Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Eliot Fisk
Instrumentation:Guitar
Individual Works:Sonata I in G minor BWV 1001
Adaigio
Fuga
Siciliana
Presto

Partita I in B minor 1002
Allemanda
Double
Corrente
Double (presto)
Sarabande
Double
Tempo di Borea
Double

Sonata II in A minor BWV 1003
Grave
Fuga
Andante
Allegro

Partita II in D Minor BWV 1004
Allemanda
Corrente
Sarabanda
Giga
Ciaccona

Sonata III in C minor BWV 1005
Adagio
Fuga
Largo
Allegro assai

Partita III in E Major BWV 1006
Preludio
Loure
Gavotte en Rondeau
Menuets I & II
Bourree
Gigue
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Musical Heritage Society
Catalog Number:5260819
Year Released/Recorded:2000
Total Playing Time:124 mins (double cd)
Comments:Toby Cockburn said:

Absolutely awe-inspiring recording, Eliot Fisk plays in such a baroque style he makes it hard to believe this work was not intended for the modern guitar, fantastic recording made in a church in the UK buy the legendary John Taylor.
I am quite amazed this CD has not already been reviewed. Toby Cockburn

David Perrine said:

A kinder, gentler version of these violin pieces. As Fisk points out in the liner notes, Bach himself reworked several of these pieces for other instruments, often in a lower register. Problems with playing chords are eliminated on the guitar and they ring longer as well. Fisk's supple right hand allows him to bring out the counterpoint by varying the tone and articulation. Excellent recording!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Toby Cockburn
  • David Perrine
Date First Submitted:11/20/2003
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