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Bach: Chaconne; Busoni, Lutz / Stern, Beyer

Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 50601   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edna SternAmandine Beyer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The chaconne, like the passacaglia, is an old dance of Spanish origin, often slow and solemn, which is built on a rhythmic scheme in triple time. The term chaconne came to designate a variation form founded on a theme of four or eight bars stated in the bass, and ending with a clearly marked perfect cadence. Cadential regularity, a slow and solemn tempo, triple time, and the ostinato principle are the essential characteristics of this imposing form whose majestic gait and demonstrative, ostentatious character make it a Baroque phenomenon par excellence. This major genre inseparable from the Baroque style, was to prove ideal terrain for the creators of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its unrivaled period of expansion, notable for Read more distinguished contributions from such men as Frescobaldi, Couperin, and Buxtehude, culminated in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, with such noted examples as the towering Passacaglia in C minor for organ, BWV582. Read less

Works on This Recording

Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 5, Chaconne by Bach by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edna Stern (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Amandine Beyer (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edna Stern (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Rudolf Lutz. 

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