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Bach: Violin Sonatas And Partitas / Itzhak Perlman


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 49483   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The range of tone in Perlman's playing adds to the power of these performances... [T]he sense of spontaneity, of the player's own enjoyment of the music, makes this set a unique, revelatory experience.

-- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]

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Every moment of Itzhak Perlman's 1988 Bach Sonatas and Partitas cycle constitutes sweetly singing, tonally generous, and technically irreproachable violin playing. His supreme bow control, for example, allows him to sustain unusually broad tempos in the D minor partita's Chaconne and the C major sonata's opening Adagio, while quicker movements burst forth with effortless, shimmering joy. Granted, Perlman's phrasing
Read more generally falls into symmetrical patterns and does not generate the same harmonic tension or melodic pointing that Nathan Milstein's DG recordings achieve. In addition, other violinists voice the difficult fugues with more varied articulations and dynamic shadings, as in the more intimate, lighter-toned interpretations by James Ehnes and Christian Tetzlaff. Yet in the realm of modern-day, mainstream fiddling, Perlman represents something close to the gold standard. His heartfelt musicianship and tasteful instincts serve both instrument and composer proud. If you're looking for a splendidly engineered violin counterpart to your favorite recording of the Bach Cello Suites, this definitely is it.

--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:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV. 1001: Adagio
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV. 1001: Fuga (Allegro)
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV. 1001: Siciliana
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV. 1001: Presto
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Allemanda
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Double
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Corrente
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Double (Presto)
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Sarabande
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Double
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Bourree
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV. 1002: Double
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV. 1003: Grave
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV. 1003: Fuga
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV. 1003: Andante
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV. 1003: Allegro
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.: Allemanda
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.: Corrente
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.: Sarabanda
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.: Giga
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.: Ciaccona
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV. 1005: Adagio
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV. 1005: Fuga
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV. 1005: Largo
Sonatas and Partitas, Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV. 1005: Allegro assai
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Preludio
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Loure
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Gavotte en Rondeau
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Menuet I
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Menuet II
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Bourree
Sonatas and Partitas, Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: Gigue

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