J.S. Bach
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Volume 11

Bach 2000: Volume 11 (Chamber Works)

Main Performer
or Conductor:
various
Soloists:Alice Harnoncourt, violin
Andreas Staier, harpsichord
Davitt Moroney, harpsichord and chamber organ
Frans Brüggen, transverse flute
Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord & organ
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
John Holloway, violin
Jordi Savall, viola da gamba
Leopold Stastny, transverse flute (BWV 1939)
Luca Pianca, lute
Michele Barchi, harpsichord
Musica Antique Koln, violin, viola, cello
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cello
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, viola da gamba
Reinhard Goebel, violin
Robert Veyron-Lacroix, harpsichord
Susan Sheppard, cello
Thomas Zehetmair, violin
Tini Mathot, harpsichord
Ton Koopman, harpsichord
Werner Ehrhardt, violin
Instrumentation:Cello
Flute
Harpsichord
Lute
Organ
Viola da Gamba
Violin
Viola
Lute-Harpsichord (Lautenwerck)
Individual Works:Disc 1:

BWV 995 Suite in G minor for solo lute
BWV 996 Suite in E minor for solo lute
BWV 997 Suite in C minor for solo lute/Lautenwerke
Luca Pianca, lute
Michele Barchi, lute-harpsichord

Disc 2:

BWV 998 Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat for solo lute
BWV 999 Prelude in C minor for solo lute
BWV 1000 Fugue in G minor for solo lute
BWV 1006a Suite in E major for solo lute
Luca Pianca, lute
Michele Barchi, harpsichord

Disc 3:

BWV 1002 Partita (violin solo) B minor
BWV 1001 Sonata (violin solo) G minor
BWV 1003 Sonata (violin solo) Aminor
Thomas Zehetmair, violin

Disc 4:

BWV 1004 Partita (violin solo) D minor
BWV 1005 Sonata (violin solo) C-dur
BWV 1006 Partita (violin solo) E major
Thomas Zehetmair, violin

Disc 6:

BWV 1007 Suite for solo cello in G major
BWV 1008 Suite for solo cello in D minor
BWV 1009 Suite for solo cello in C major
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cello

Disc 6:

BWV 1010 Suite for solo cello in E flat major
BWV 1011 Suite for solo cello in C minor
BWV 1012 Suite for solo cello in D major
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cello

Disc 7:
BWV 1014 Violin Sonata in B minor
BWV 1015 Violin Sonata in A major
BWV 1016 Violin Sonata in E major
BWV 1017 Violin Sonata in C minor
BWV 1018 Violin Sonata in F minor
Alice Harnoncourt, violin
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, viola da gamba
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord

Disc 8:

BWV 1019 Violin Sonata in G major
Alice Harnoncourt, violin
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, viola da gamba
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord


BWV 1019a Violin Sonata in G major
BWV 1021 Sonata in G for violin and continuo
BWV 1023 Sonata in E minor for violin and continuo
John Holloway, violin
Susan Sheppard, cello
Davitt Moroney, harpsichord and chamber organ

Disc 9:

BWV 1025 Suite in A major
BWV 1026 Fugue in G minor
Werner Ehrhardt, violin
Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord

BWV 1027 Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G major
BWV 1028 Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in D major
BWV 1029 Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G minor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, viola da gamba
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord

Disc 10:

BWV 1030 Sonata for flute and harpsichord in B minor
BWV 1032 Sonata in A major
BWV 1034 Sonata in E minor
BWV 1035 Sonata in E major
BWV 1038 Sonata in G major (1038/Anh. II 154)
BWV 1039 Trio Sonata in G major for two flutes and bass continuo
Frans Brüggen, transverse flute
Leopold Stastny, transverse flute (BWV 1939)
Alice Harnoncourt, violin (BWV 1038)
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cello
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord

Disc 11:

BWV 1080 #19 Fuga a 3 Sogetti (from Art of Fugue)
Ton Koopman, harpsichord
Tini Mathot, harpsichord

BWV 1072 Canon in 8 parts
BWV 1073 Canon in 4 parts
BWV 1074 Canon in 4 parts
BWV 1075 Canon in 2 parts
BWV 1076 Canon in 6 parts
BWV 1077 Canon in 3 parts
BWV 1078 Canon in 7 parts
BWV 1086/1078 Canon in 2 parts
Reinhard Goebel, violin
Musica Antique Koln, violin, viola, cello
Andreas Staier, harpsichord

BWV 1013 Partita in A minor
BWV 1031 Sonata for flute and harpsichord in E flat major
BWV 1033 Sonata in C major
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Robert Veyron-Lacroix, harpsichord
Jordi Savall, viola da gamba

Disc 12:

BWV 1079 Musical Offering
Concentus Musicus Wien:
Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord
Leopold Stastny, transverser flute
Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, violin
Kurt Theiner, viola
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, tenor viola, cello

Disc 13:

BWV 1080 Art of Fugue
Herbert Tachezi, organ

Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:3984-25716-2
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:disc 1: 57'41
disc 2: 38'43
disc 3: 57'19
disc 4: 61'58
disc 5: 61'47
disc 6: 78'49
disc 7: 70'57
disc 8: 52'21
disc 9: 77'26
disc 10: 75'35
disc 11: 46'05
disc 12: 46'38
disc 13: 72'36
Related Web Site:http://www.teldec.com/bach2000/b2k_frame2.htm
Comments:Review by Jan Hanford:

Outstanding performances. The unusual alternation of using the lute and lute-harpsichord for the Lute Suites is a delight. Also, this is the first time Nikolaus Harnoncourt's cello suites have been released on cd and they are a gem. One tends to think of him as only a conductor, but his performance throughout these works for cello and viola da gamba reveal his true gifts as a musician. Thomas Zehetmair's performance of the solo violin works is excellent; filled with contagious emotion and energy. The rarely-recorded and lovely canons are also included here, played by Reinhard Goebel and Musican Antique Koln.

This particular volume is filled with so many of Bach's most beautiful and moving music performed by such outstanding musicians that I can barely contain my enthusiasm. I listened to this volume several times, and gained an understanding of the music, and appreciation for the musicians, with each listening. It is a treasured addition to my collection of Bach's music.

David McKay said:

A lively, but gentle recording. It takes a while to adjust to the sound of the Baroque flute when you are used to the modern variety. There are some occasional quite out of tune notes. But my flautist wife says that these few bum notes are a small price to pay for such exquisite playing. As part of a set of Bach chamber music CDs, this one is well worth having. But I don't think I'd rush out and buy it as the best CD of these works.

Carlos Ibarias said:

Absolutely Fascinating!

This was what I thought the first days that I was listening and delighting with this beautiful collection of the whole chamber music of Bach. This time Teldec and their "Das Alte Werk", after years and years of work finally they have achieved a beautiful collection of the whole chamber music of Bach. To begin I mean that the recording of the lute suites for Luca Pianca is fascinating as well as the use of the already unknown "lautenwerck" for Barchi, as well as the recording of the sonatas written for the old viola da gamba for Harnoncourt.

Other pieces to highlight were the sonatas and partitas for alone violin (especially the III partita) recorded and executed by Zehetmair, which makes them sing with notable shine, after but of two centuries.
Also wanted to recommend the sonatas for two flutes which contaminate with all their happiness to everybody who listen them, as well as those something unknown canons for strings recorded by Goebel. And the charming and melodious sonatas and the quick partita for alone flute in A minor executed for Rampal, which know as all, was one of the best flutist in the world.
After this whole marvel, however, there is something that I don't like, and this is: the use of old recordings (or like one says, recordings ADD), me but well it had recorded all again in format DDD.

With all their small problems, it is a very advisable collection for all that enjoys the music of Bach.

Acknowledgements:
  • David McKay
  • Carlos Ibarias
  • And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
  • Date First Submitted:11/20/1999
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