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Guardian Angel - Biber, Bach, Tartini & Pisendel / Rachel Podger

Bach / Matteis / Tartini / Pisendel / Podger
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 35513   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe TartiniHeinrich Ignaz BiberJohann Sebastian BachJohann Georg Pisendel,   ... 
Performer:  Rachel Podger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Podger’s beautiful playing and her vital approach mix virtuosity with an element of grandeur. The impression is powerful, thanks to her customary polished delivery combined with a bold, temperamental style. Podger gives an outstanding performance, too, of the Biber Passacaglia, projecting the dynamic of the whole piece most persuasively and characterizing vividly each stage of Biber’s inventive elaboration of the simple ground bass. We’re left in no doubt that this is one of the peaks of Baroque violin music.

– Gramophone


Podger’s beautiful playing and her vital approach mix virtuosity with an element of grandeur. The impression is powerful, thanks to her customary polished delivery combined with a bold, temperamental style. Podger gives an outstanding performance, too, of the Biber Passacaglia, projecting the dynamic of the whole piece most persuasively and characterizing vividly each stage of Biber’s inventive elaboration of the simple ground bass. We’re left in no doubt that this is one of the peaks of Baroque violin music.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin in A minor, B a3 by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1760; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 20 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for violin in B minor, B. h1 by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1750 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata), for violin solo in G minor, C. 105 by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1676; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1720s; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 15 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for solo violin in A minor by Johann Georg Pisendel
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 14 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6.
Passagio rotto, for violin & continuo (from Ayrs, Book 2) by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Fantasia for solo violin in B flat major (from Ayrs for the Violin) by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Movimento incognito, for violin & basso continuo (from Ayrs, Book 2) by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Partita for Flute in A Minor, BWV 1013: I. Allemande
Partita for Flute in A Minor, BWV 1013: II. Corrente
Partita for Flute in A Minor, BWV 1013: III. Sarabanda
Partita for Flute in A Minor, BWV 1013: IV. Bouree Anglaise
From Other Ayrs, Preludes, Allemandes, Sarabands: I. Passaggio rotto
From Other Ayrs, Preludes, Allemandes, Sarabands: II. Fantasia
From Other Ayrs, Preludes, Allemandes, Sarabands: III. Movimento incognito
Sonata in A Minor: I. Cantabile
Sonata in A Minor: II. Allegro
Sonata in A Minor: III. Allegro
Sonata in A MInor: IV. Giga
Sonata in A Minor: V. Theme and Variations
Sonata in B Minor, No. 13: I. Andante
Sonata in B Minor, No. 13: II. Allegro Assai
Sonata in B Minor, No. 13: III. Giga - Allegro affettuoso
Sonata per violino solo: I.
Sonata per violino solo: II. Allegro
Sonata per violino solo: III. Giga
Sonata per violino solo: IV. Variation
Passacaglia in G Minor for solo violin: Passacaglia
Sonata Camera: Giga

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