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Bach: Arrangements for Guitar Quartet / Quartetto Chitarrisco Ars Nova


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Iii Millennio   Catalog #: 0247  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachStefano Mingo
Performer:  Stefano Mingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Faced with the musical legacy left to us by Johann Sebastian Bach, with the ineluctability of every single note in the mathematical and yet mystical corpus of his work, we are filled with sublime wonder, as in contemplating a natural landscape in which grandeur and balance imply a synthesis in the "Bach" experience. His control of sound is strikingly natural, and the objectivity of his composition almost reduces the instrumental destination to a detail. A unique case in history, Bach's musical legacy has remained intact, regardless of the instrument on which it is played. From this premise, it seemed to us to be a stimulating idea to pass through the Bach repertoire and re-read some passages with a versatile formation such as the Read more guitar quartet. In this ensemble, the interaction of four isntruments, already individually dedicated to polyphony, gave us the possibility to articulate multi-part musical discourses, to build a consistent body of sound and to play with a mix of timbres. Furthermore, the use of a bass guitar and a soprano guitar in certain pieces allowed us to move outside the range to which the traditional six-stringed instrument is normally limited. In this way we were able, in the choice of pieces presented in this project, to move freely between the compositions of the German master written for the most varied groups, including even orchestral pieces, distributed across a wide spectrum of registers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
5.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 368 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8.
Orgelbüchlein: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 6 a 4 in stylo Francese by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Germany 
13.
Am Bach for 4 Guitars by Stefano Mingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Chitarristico Ars Nova
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 
14.
Quacrendo invenietis for Guitar by Stefano Mingo
Performer:  Stefano Mingo (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 

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