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Bach: The Four Lute Suites / John Williams


Release Date: 08/01/2006 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 78738   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"For anyone who finds the sound of a solo lute for a long stretch too ascetic, this is an ideal disc. John Williams has so full a tone that it almost sounds like a harpsichord, playing with warmth and insight." -- BBC Music Magazine "For anyone who finds the sound of a solo lute for a long stretch too ascetic, this is an ideal disc. John Williams has so full a tone that it almost sounds like a harpsichord, playing with warmth and insight." -- BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Williams. 
2. Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Williams. 
3. Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Williams. 
4. Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Williams. 

Sound Samples

I. Passaggio - Presto
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. [Sarabande]
V. Bourrée
VI. [Gigue]
I. Preludio - Fuga
II. Sarabande
III. Gigue - Double
I. Prélude
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
IV. Menuetts I & II
V. Bourrée
VI. Gigue
I. Präludium - Presto
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I & II
VI. Gigue

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