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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin solo / C. Tetzlaff

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  1. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : I. Allemanda $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : II. Double $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : III. Corrente $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : IV. Double. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : V. Sarabanda $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : VI. Double $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : VII. Tempo Di Bourree $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 1 In B Minor, BWV 1002 : VIII. Double $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 2 In a Minor, BWV 1003: I. Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 2 In a Minor, BWV 1003: II. Fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 2 In a Minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 2 In a Minor, BWV 1003: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemanda $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: II. Corrente $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabanda $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona
  22. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 3 In C Major, BWV 1005: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 3 In C Major, BWV 1005: II. Fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 3 In C Major, BWV 1005: III. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Bach, J.S. — Violin Sonata No. 3 In C Major, BWV 1005: IV. Allegro Assai $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: II. Loure $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: IV. Menuet I $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: V. Menuet II $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: VI. Bourree $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Bach, J.S. — Violin Partita No. 3 In e Major, BWV 1006: VII. Giga $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
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Notes & Reviews:

"Supple and dextrous, Christian Tetzlaff finds plenty of grace and virtuosity in the Bach Sonatas and Partitas. There's the clean sound one often associates with period instruments (in fact he uses a modern instrument), but warmth too. There is precision, but also flexibility. Technically he is any violinist's equal and lacks nothing in virtuoso excitement. Bach fans will not want to miss this." -Gramophone (Editor's Choice)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Christian Tetzlaff, always one of the most thoughtful, imaginative violinists, has obviously found Bach's solo works a stimulating and rewarding challenge. Technically, he's most impressive: using a modern bow, he can achieve, with each phrase, the kind of subtle give and take that's normally the preserve of the best Baroque violinists. His chord playing, too, shows wonderful control; in the more densely polyphonic pieces - the Chaconne and the fugues in the three sonatas - it seems there's often little choice between aggressive accentuation and rhythmic distortion caused by spreading the chords. Tetzlaff, however, manages to avoid both pitfalls, with varied arpeggiation that never fails to take account of the music's rhythmic requirements.

The performances have a remarkable air of spontaneity, the result of a pervasive rubato, especially notable in the ornamented opening movements of the first two sonatas, and in the freer sections of the Chaconne. There's a sense of line and balance that ensures that each departure from metronomic regularity sounds entirely natural, unlocking the music's expressive potential. This is even felt when, in a few movements in the partitas, the dance character suggests a more regular, metrical pulse. Apart from this, it's notable how Tetzlaff realises the virtuosity of Bach's violin writing - the moto perpetuo finales of the sonatas sound truly thrilling, full of temperament and fire. Do investigate this outstanding set.

BBC Music Magazine
At some point... every great violinist must square up to the Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas. Tetzlaff has finally bitten the bullet - magnificently. Among other modern instrumental versions Julia Fischer's 2004 recording... sets much store in maintaining an even beauty of tone. Tetzlaff is edgier. He takes more risks, probes deeper, shows greater stylistic awareness and is refreshingly rooted in the rhetoric of the dance movements which lend a French accent to the Partitas...



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 27 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720