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Bach: Sonatas For Solo Violin (Guitar Transcriptions) / Timo Korhonen


Release Date: 04/07/2009 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1128   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Timo Korhonen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording features Finnish guitarist Timo Korhonen with his own published transcriptions of famous violin works: Johann Sebastian Bach’s three Sonatas for Solo Violin. While many guitarists carry single movements in their repertoire, Timo Korhonen has arranged the entire set for modern guitar. His transcriptions remain very faithful to the original compositions, and the historically informed performance reveals Korhonen’s profound understanding of their style. His imaginative and innovative performances of contemporary and less known works continue to create much hype. His acclaimed recordings for Ondine include Leo Brouwer’s ‘Helsinki Concerto,’ dedicated to him by the composer, which won a Cannes Classical Award in Read more 2003. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Timo Korhonen (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Timo Korhonen. 
2. Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Timo Korhonen (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Timo Korhonen. 
3. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Timo Korhonen (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Timo Korhonen. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): II. Fuga
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): III. Siciliana
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): IV. Presto
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): I. Grave
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): II. Fuga
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): III. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): II. Fuga
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): III. Largo
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 (arr. T. Korhonen for Guitar): IV. Allegro assai

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