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Bach: 6 Partitas BWV 825-830 / Ashkenazy

Audio Samples

>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 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)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)

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 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)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Since Vladimir Ashkenazy's debut with Decca in 1963, with more than 200 albums as pianist or conductor, he has never recorded the Six Partitas. The 'master musician' (Sydney Morning Herald) infuses a lifetime of pianistic and philosophical discernment into the Six Partitas of Bach. This album will become an obligatory purchase for Bach and Ashkenazy fans: a summit-meeting of masters.

"Bach's impervious logicality here applied to such frothy material as the opening "Praeambulum" to the Partita No 5 in G major, and its later "Passepied" and "Gigue", where the balance of formality and courtly danceability is held in perfect equilibrium by Ashkenazy." -The Independent

"Bach's impervious logicality here applied to such frothy material as the opening "Praeambulum" to the Partita No 5 in G major, and its later "Passepied" and "Gigue", where the balance of formality and courtly danceability is held in perfect equilibrium by Ashkenazy." The Independent, 2nd July 2010 ****

"...he plays them with uncomplicated joy, content to let Bach's poetry and intellectual fibre speak for themselves. Articulation is crisp without ever being mannered, and the speedy dance numbers really dance. Stately preludes stand proud and tall...while the sarabandes shimmer with beauty." The Times, 17th July 2010 ****

"Bach's music seems to have lit a youthful spark under Vladimir Ashkenazy's 70-something fingers, and in fact there's nothing remotely arthritic about these joyful, invigorating and technically impressive Partita interpretations...Ashkenazy's innate musicality, impeccable taste and obvious love for these works permeate every bar." Gramophone Magazine, September 2010

"His playing is intense, focused, almost austere....Ashkenazy refuses to seduce us with tonal opulence on this engrossing recording, yet that itself is a kind of seduction." The Telegraph, 6th August 2010 ****

"Ashkenazy's dexterity is breathtaking. The bounding left hand of self-fulfilling sequences of the Capriccio and the breathless Gigue (No. 2) are thrilling...At the other extreme, Ashkenazy is intensely sensitive...A fascinating opportunity for direct access to Bach, with minimal obstruction from his interpreter," BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 ****

"The thrill of fresh discovery runs through this set, with some exciting movements - like the last of Partita No 2 - dashed off with effortless virtuosity, while the sarabandes are very intense and sustained." The Observer, 15th August 2010



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (02/16/2009-02/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (2009-08-14_2009-08-16&2009-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (2009-08-14_2009-08-16&2009-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (2009-08-14_2009-08-16&2009-)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (02/16/2009-02/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (02/16/2009-02/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731