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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas For Violin Solo / C. Tetzlaff


Release Date: 04/10/2007 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98250   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



An imaginative player offers an outstanding reading of the violin's 'old testament'

Christian Tetzlaff, always one of the most thoughtful, imaginative violinists, has obviously found Bach’s solo works a stimulating and rewarding challenge. Technically, he’s most impressive: using a modern bow, he can achieve, with each phrase, the kind of subtle give and take that’s normally the preserve of the best Baroque violinists. His chord playing, too, shows wonderful control; in the more densely polyphonic pieces – the Chaconne and the fugues in the three sonatas – it seems there’s often little choice between aggressive accentuation and rhythmic distortion caused
Read more by spreading the chords. Tetzlaff, however, manages to avoid both pitfalls, with varied arpeggiation that never fails to take account of the music’s rhythmic requirements.

The performances have a remarkable air of spontaneity, the result of a pervasive rubato especially notable in the ornamented opening movements of the first two sonatas, and in the freer sections of the Chaconne. There’s a sense of line and balance that ensures that each departure from metronomic regularity sounds entirely natural, unlocking the music’s expressive potential. I felt this even when, in a few movements in the partitas, the dance character suggests a more regular, metrical pulse. Apart from this, it’s notable how Tetzlaff realises the virtuosity of Bach’s violin writing – the moto perpetuo finales of the sonatas sound truly thrilling, full of temperament and fire. Even if you’ve fallen for Julia Fischer’s beautifully stylish, polished accounts, or the expressive richness of Richard Tognetti’s gut-strung Guadagnini, I’d urge you to investigate this outstanding set.

-- Duncan Druce, Gramophone [8/2007]
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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:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: I. Allemanda
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: II. Double
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: III. Corrente
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: IV. Double. Presto
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: V. Sarabanda
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VI. Double
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di Bourree
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VIII. Double
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: I. Grave
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: II. Fuga
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: IV. Allegro
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemanda
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: II. Corrente
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabanda
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: II. Fuga
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: III. Largo
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: IV. Allegro assai
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: II. Loure
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: IV. Menuet I
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: V. Menuet II
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: VI. Bourree
Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: VII. Giga

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