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Bach: Six Partitas / Pinnock

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5)
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Notes & Reviews:

"Pinnock's playing reveals an intuitive feeling for phrase structures and a disdain for anything that smacks of expressive contrivance or exaggerated, self-conscious rhythmic caprice...[Two] features of Pinnock's playing, his interpretative spontaneity and his strong technique, are likely to win many friends, for they are qualities which burnish one side of the coin--Bach's keyboard virtuosity--better than most..." **** -Anderson, BBC

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The six Partitas are virtually a compendium of Bach's keyboard styles, with toccatas and French overtures, fugues and fantasies and all manner of dances. Trevor Pinnock rises to a new level of mastery in his new recording of them. We all know about the brilliance of his fingerwork and his beautifully sprung, ebullient rhythms; but here he goes further, showing a true grandeur of manner that embraces Bach at his most serious and pensive, his most learned, and - above all - his most vividly rhetorical.

Pinnock takes his time over the music: these are measured readings of the partitas, thought through, viewed whole. The natural and spontaneous musicianship of old is still there, but now it's given extra depth and meaning through the carefully judged articulation, JS Bach Instrumental the tiny moments of hesitation, all within a fluent larger rhythm, that lend extra point and shape to a phrase, a group of phrases, an entire musical paragraph.

The warm, rather resonant recording beautifully captures the rich sound of his instrument - a David Way copy from 1983 of a Hemsch original - as well as the detail of his playing. There could hardly have been a happier return to the recording studio for Pinnock than this fine set.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3)
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5)
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731