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Bach on the Rauwolf Lute

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Catalogue numberBIS-2552 SACD
Release date2021-11-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time87:57

Bach was renowned as a keyboard player as well as being an accomplished violinist, but as far as we know he didn't play the lute. He seems to have been fascinated by the instrument’s special sound qualities, however, and was clearly inspired by the possibilities of the Lautenwerk. This was a gut-strung harpsichord designed to imitate the sound of the lute and at least some of the works usually referred to as ‘the Bach Lute Suites’ were probably composed for this instrument.

Jakob Lindberg recorded the complete suites in 1992. Returning to the composer almost three decades later, he does so in the company of his Rauwolf lute, an instrument built in Augsburg around 1590 and ‘modernised’ in 1715, during Bach’s lifetime. But this time, only two of the works belong to the standard lute repertoire – the Prelude BWV 999 and the Suite BWV 1006a, which in fact is the composer’s own arrangement of his Partita No. 3 for solo violin. For the remaining works on the disc Lindberg has taken the cue from Bach, making arrangements of Cello Suite No.1 and Sonata No. 1 for solo violin in full. He has also chosen individual movements from other solo works, including the highly complex fugue from Sonata No. 3 for solo violin. The amply filled album (88 minutes!) closes with the iconic Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor.
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
01 Prelude in D minor (orig.: C minor), BWV 999 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
 
  From Violin Sonata No. 3, BWV 1005 13:49
02 Fugue 10:46 $ 2.58 USD
03 Largo 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
 
  Suite in C major (arr. of Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007) 18:43
04 Prelude 02:39 $ 0.64 USD
05 Allemande 04:43 $ 1.13 USD
06 Courante 03:20 $ 0.80 USD
07 Sarabande 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
08 Menuet I & II 03:20 $ 0.80 USD
09 Gigue 01:57 $ 0.47 USD
 
  Suite in F major (orig.: E major), BWV 1006a 22:17
10 Prelude 05:03 $ 1.21 USD
11 Loure 03:49 $ 0.92 USD
12 Gavotte en Rondeau 03:27 $ 0.83 USD
13 Menuet I & II 04:55 $ 1.18 USD
14 Bourrée 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
15 Gigue 02:54 $ 0.70 USD
 
  Sonata in G minor (arr. of Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001) 16:16
16 Adagio 03:37 $ 0.87 USD
17 Fugue 06:06 $ 1.46 USD
18 Siciliana 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
19 Presto 03:35 $ 0.86 USD
 
  from Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004
20 Chaconne 14:33 $ 3.49 USD
 
  Album total 87:57
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ArrangerLindberg, Jakob

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