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J.S. Bach: Arranged for Guitar - French Suite no 5; English Suite no 3; Suite, BWV 996 / Peter & Zóltan Katona, guitar

Audio Samples

  1. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  2. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  3. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  4. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Gavotte $0.99 on iTunes
  5. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Bourrée $0.99 on iTunes
  6. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Loure $0.99 on iTunes
  7. French Suite No. 5 in D Major, BWV 816 (orig. G Major): Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  8. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  9. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  10. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  11. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Sarabande - Les Agréments De La Même Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  12. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Gavotte I & Gavotte II ou la musette (Gavotte I da capo) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. English Suite No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 808 (orig. G Minor): Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in D Major, BWV 998 (orig. E-Flat Major): Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in D Major, BWV 998 (orig. E-Flat Major): Fugue $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in D Major, BWV 998 (orig. E-Flat Major): Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Suite in E Minor (BMV 996): Praeludio (Passaggio-Presto) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Bourrée $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Gigue $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996
Ensemble Composer
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Notes & Reviews:

On this disc, the Katona Twins perform two duets and two solo works by J.S. Bach. The duets were originally composed for the harpsichord and the solo pieces were originally for the lute. Because of the complexity and difficulty of lute works, many support the idea that these works were written for an instrument called the Lautenwerk or lute-harpsichord (a small harpsichord with a similarly shaped body to that of a lute). We know that Bach possessed at least two of these instruments, according to the inventory of instruments made at his death. Critically acclaimed by the Absolute Sound for their "fabulous guitar technique and highly refined musical instincts," Peter and Zoltán Katona approach these works from a fresh and vibrant perspective.

MusicWeb International, January 2015
Pure quality. This is a thoughtful, balanced and beautiful recording...the brothers play with care and confidence, with expressive intonation, letting Bach's wisdom shine through.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
The two keyboard transcriptions are both arranged for the duo. Their playing is beautiful. The Katonas are still exciting. The Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro and the lute suite are both played as composed, as solos. Both performances are very fine. Still a worthy addition to their discography.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer (09/2012).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Ensemble: Katona Twins
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808
  • Ensemble: Katona Twins
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998
  • Ensemble: Katona Twins
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740-1745

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for lute in E minor, BWV 996
  • Ensemble: Katona Twins
  • Running Time: 14 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1712