Bach: Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 Isabelle Faust

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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
04.12.2020

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Isabelle Faust

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004:
  • 1Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemanda05:36
  • 2Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: II. Corrente02:30
  • 3Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabanda04:22
  • 4Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga03:34
  • 5Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona12:32
  • Total Runtime28:34

Info for Bach: Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004

During Bach's lifetime, music for an unaccompanied melody instrument was still little explored territory, and his sonatas, partitas, and suites for solo violin or solo cello immediately established themselves as a high benchmark, unprecedented in their formidable technical challenges and infinite creativity. In his Partita in D minor, BWV 1004, Bach retains the standard sequence of dances typical of the suite, capping it with a movement of monumental proportions: this closing chaconne alone constitutes one of his most impressive creations! Isabelle Faust has gone back to the original manuscript sources to offer us her version of this absolute masterpiece of the violin repertoire. Diapason d'or of the Year (2010).

“In her concentration, the violinist acts like a medium through which this unique music reaches us today,” says the NZZ about Isabelle Faust’s interpretation of the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach. “What Faust is searching for on the inside is […] a truthfulness that results not only from the study of passed down conceptions of aesthetics, but also from today’s attitude towards life. Such a positioning between the fronts makes Faust’s violin playing as interesting as it is unique.”

Isabelle Faust, violin

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