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Bach Imagine - Suite BWV 997; Sonata BWV 964; Chaconne; Partita BWV 1013; 'Italian' Concerto; Adagio BWV 968 / Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for solo violin in D minor, BWV 1004
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
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Notes & Reviews:

'Imagine' is the first Warner Classics release from dynamic young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau (b. 1991), who sees the album as "an exploration of all the possibilities that lie in the music of Bach and in the harpsichord." Praised by radio station France Musique for his "maturity, fabulous touch and originality," he is a musician with impeccable credentials in his instrument - and he has many prizes to prove it. With his multiple talents and interests - he is a musicologist, trained as an organist and a choral conductor, and as a pianist he is co-founder of Note Forget, the project that performs his jazz compositions - he defies simple categorization. 'Imagine' features one of Bach's most celebrated harpsichord works, the Italian Concerto BWV 971, as well as transcriptions of music that the composer conceived for other instruments.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2015
Not only is the trajectory utterly sure-footed; he can also generate palpable excitement without resorting to empty bravado...Rondeau is a natural communicator, unimpeded by the imperative to score academic points...Make no mistake - this is an auspicious debut.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2015
Rondeau evidently listens as well as he plays...He expertly projects the Italian Concerto's solo/tutti designations, yet his fastidious articulation slightly sacrifices forward impetus...The warm, full-bodied and well-balanced recorded sound further enhances Rondeau's thoughtful artistry.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for solo violin in D minor, BWV 1004 :: Chaconne
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
  • Performer: Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris (06/02/2014-06/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720