1 800 222 6872

J.S. Bach: French Suites; Overture in the French Style / Vladimir Feltsman, piano

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite, for keyboard no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (BC L21)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Overture in the French Manner, partita for keyboard in B minor (Clavier-Übung II/2), BWV 831
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Bach composed three sets of suites for clavier: six English Suites, six French Suites, and six Partitas. The English Suites are the earliest, dating mostly to Bach's Weimar period. The French Suites, written in Cöthen between 1722 and1725, occupy the middle period, and the Partitas are the latest, written during Bach's time in Leipzig and published as the first book of the Clavierübung in 1738. The French Suites are smaller, more modest works than the English Suites and the Partitas, more gallant and more idiomatic in style and execution¬¬-less dramatic and contrapuntal than the English Suites, less ambitious and sophisticated than the Partitas.

Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestigious concert series and music festivals all over the world. Mr. Feltsmans extensive discography has been released on the Melodiya, Sony Classical, and Nimbus labels. His discography includes eight albums of clavier works of J.S. Bach, recordings of Beethoven's last five piano sonatas, solo piano works of Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Messiaen and Silvestrov, as well as concerti by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory (02/14/2002); Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (02/14/2002); Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory (12/07/2005/12/08/2005); Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite, for keyboard no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (BC L21)
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Notes: Fisher Performing Arts Center at Bard College, NY (12/07/2005/12/08/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Overture in the French Manner, partita for keyboard in B minor (Clavier-Übung II/2), BWV 831
  • Performer: Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1735