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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DCD 061 - Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

The 61st episode of the "DCD Classical 'Cast" features the violin artistry of Garrett Fischbach. His recording of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin has garnered critical acclaim, and the CD has done well since its initial release.

This two disc set includes all three sonatas and partitas for solo violin that Bach composed. These solo works provide ample opportunity for artistic expression, and Fischbach delivers on every track.

As The American Record Guide said:

The playing is very clean... His textures are refreshingly light, and he often rolls his chords, as was done in the 18th Century, rather than break them. Sections of movements are clearly distinguished by changes in dynamics or articulation. [Fischbach] sometimes inserts his own personal touches, as in the Fugue in Sonata 1 where he plays one passage sul ponticello.
We present three selections from this extraordinary recording on this podcast episode.

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- Ralph

This episode we play:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001 (Adagio and Fugue)
Garrett Fischbach, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 (Chaconne)
Garrett Fischbach, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 (mvts. 3-5)
Garrett Fischbach, violin

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