The Grandeur of the Baroque / David Russell, guitar

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 6 in E minor, BWV 830
>     Toccata
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 (BC L43)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 (BC L46)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 6 in E major, BWV 792 (BC L47)
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
>Couperin, François : Vingt-Sixieme Ordre
>     La Convalescente
>     La Sophie
>     L'Epineuse
>     La Pantomime
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14
>     Allemande
>     Courante
>     Angloise
>     Sarabande
>     Minuet
>     Passagaille

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 6 in E minor, BWV 830
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 (BC L43)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 (BC L46)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 6 in E major, BWV 792 (BC L47)
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
>Couperin, François : Vingt-Sixieme Ordre
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14
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Notes & Reviews:

Multi award winning guitarist David Russell's latest recording for Telarc features a collection of some of his favourite music from the baroque repertoire including five pieces by J. S. Bach, and suites by Handel, Francois Couperin, and lutenist composer Silvius Weiss.

Winner of the 2005 Grammy award for best instrumental soloist, guitarist David Russell is internationally renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry. Since 1995, he has recorded exclusively for Telarc International, with which he has recorded 17 CDs, among them the Grammy award winning Aire Latino. Named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997, Russell has also won the Medal of Honor from the Conservatory of the Balearics, along with numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition. Two of his recent Telarc CDs were named 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone.

The Partita No. 6 in E minor (BWV 830) is one of Bach's most introspective keyboard compositions, with an unusual Toccata, here expanded to incorporate a vast fugue at its centre. Sinfonia No. 11 recalls the dignified 18th-century Sarabande, a style Russell has recorded in various forms throughout his discography. Handel's Suite No. 7 is filled with references to French music, including an overture inspired by the work of Jean-Baptiste Lully. The French theme also lends itself well to Vingt-Sixième Ordre from Book IV of Couperin's Pièces de Clavecin. The final selection on the CD is a suite by Weiss which has been part of David Russel's repertoire for many years.

Gramophone Magazine
Musicians of David Russell's taste and experience are like connoisseurs...What you lose in reduction and transposition, you gain in tone colour, dynamic control and an intimacy that encourages a more ruthlessly efficient apporach to structural delineation....Overall? Playing that, unlike nature, could hardly be improved upon.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
One of the consistent delights of this recording is Russell's crisp and precise ornamentation. It sparkles like inlaid jewelry - mostly executed in cross-string fingering. These performances are all more beautiful than all others.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Clonick Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 :: Toccata
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 (BC L43)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 (BC L46)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard no 6 in E major, BWV 792 (BC L47)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 20 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705-1707

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Vingt-Sixiéme Ordre :: La Convalescente
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Vingt-Sixiéme Ordre :: La Sophie
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Vingt-Sixiéme Ordre :: L'Epineuse
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Vingt-Sixiéme Ordre :: La Pantomime
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Allemande
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Courante
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Angloise
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Sarabande
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Minuet
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Suite no 14 :: Passagaille
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque