Double - Johann Sebastian Bach / Gidon Kremer - The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo
Label: ECM New Series - ECM 1926/1927,ECM New Series - 476 7291,Universal Music Classical - B0005065-02 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
Never one to shy away from challenges, Gidon Kremer often confronts them in his recordings of new or unusual music, yet his expression is often under the cover of novelty, or shared with Double - Johann Sebastian Bach / Gidon Kremer - The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo players.
In this recording of Bach 's sonatas and partitas for violin solo, however, the challenges are all internal, as Kremer faces the music nakedly and directly, without recourse to cohorts, gimmicks, clever arrangements, or anything other than the notes on the page. This is, of course, the greatest challenge any musician faces in playing Bach 's solo works, and Kremer 's interaction with the music is certainly exposed, if not always No Limit - Mr.
Serv-On - Angry Tears (Heartside) the listener's delight. Kremer 's tone and expression are chimerical, unpredictable, and sometimes rawly emphasized, and it is sometimes hard to tell if he has deliberately marked out all his dynamics and bowings -- as if parsing all those running sixteenth notes into motives and cells -- or if he has merely left such decisions to the moment's inspiration and spontaneously poured himself out in wave after wave Nice Work If You Can Get It - Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Gershwin short, hiccuping phrases and exaggerated gestures.
It takes something of an analytical mind to appreciate the finely worked details and studied nuances in his performances; otherwise, listeners who like smoother interpretations will feel its bumpy ride all the way and find his playing more annoying than appealing. ECM's sound quality is topnotch.
Styles Chamber Music. Track Listing - Disc 1. Johann Sebastian Bach. Gidon Kremer. Tempo di Borea. Track Listing - Disc 2. Allegro assai. Gavotte en Rondeau. Menuet 1. Menuet 2. Sonata for solo violin No. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach.
Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach. Siciliana Johann Sebastian Bach. Presto Johann Sebastian Bach. Partita for solo violin No. Allemanda Johann Sebastian Bach. Double Johann Sebastian Bach. Corrente Johann Sebastian Bach. Sarabande Johann Sebastian Bach. Tempo di Borea Johann Sebastian Bach. Grave Johann Sebastian Bach. Fuga Johann Sebastian Bach. Andante Johann Sebastian Bach. Sarabanda Johann Sebastian Bach. Giga Johann Sebastian Bach.
Ciaccona Johann Sebastian Bach. Largo Johann Sebastian Bach. Allegro assai Johann Sebastian Bach. Preludio Johann Sebastian Bach. Loure Johann Sebastian Bach. Gavotte en Rondeau Johann Sebastian Bach.
Menuet 1 Johann Sebastian Double - Johann Sebastian Bach / Gidon Kremer - The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin Solo . Menuet 2 Johann Sebastian Bach. Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach.