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Bach: Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin / Julia Fischer


Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186072   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Julia Fischer's solo Bach recordings add up to quite an impressive achievement for a 21-year-old violinist. Not only has she mastered her instrument on just about every level, but she also possesses an instinctive understanding of the rise and fall of Bach's melodies and how to project the composer's implied polyphony within a single line. In the G minor sonata's Presto, the B minor partita's Courrente and first Double, and the E major partita's Gigue, for example, Fischer colors her light, effortless bowing with phrasings and accents that clarify the music's inner rhythms and harmonic subtleties over the bar lines, yet without sacrificing dance-like momentum. She also achieves this by the consummate ease and focus with which she executes Read more Bach's four-note chords, notably in her broad and mesmerizingly sustained interpretation of the great D minor Chaconne.


The E major Preludio's perfectly terraced dynamics and uplifting drive evokes Bach's incarnation of the same music as the Sinfonia of his Cantata No. 29. Yet there are times when Fischer's phrase groupings convey a more fragmented, less cohesive line than she possibly intends, such as in the G minor partita's Siciliano and the C major sonata's opening Adagio. Both lack the sense of long line and pulsating lilt you hear in James Ehnes' more vividly characterized performances. I generally prefer the latter's cycle by virtue of his prettier tone and superior voicing of the fugues. In the main, however, Julia Fischer's heartfelt and accomplished Bach playing is nothing less than world class, and so is PentaTone's surround-sound engineering.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 17 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 30 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
5.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 31 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Fischer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 18 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

Customer Reviews

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 Bach solo violin - Julia Fischer July 30, 2013 By Alex Hansa (Yandina, Queensland) See All My Reviews "I have several CDs of these works but none are played with such warmth and sensitivity. Julia seems to engender a special tone from her instrument. A happy find!!" Report Abuse
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