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Testament: Bach - Complete Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin / Pine


Release Date: 04/01/2016 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Rachel Barton Pine’s ‘Testament’ is one of the best of this set of peerless works to have been released since Isabelle Faust’s definitive volumes of 2010 and 2012.

There is in her interpretation a surprisingly striking contrast between its crystalline voicing, clear articulation, and warm tone that makes the listener feel that it is concerned with the plain and simple beauty of the music as much as with the genius of its counterpoint and relationships between movements. All this is further supported by the sensible combination of Baroque bow and metal strings on a period instrument in modern set-up – the tuning is unfailingly accurate and the strength of
Read more the bowing means there is never any interference with the musical line by a squeak or break.

These are thoughtful and generous performances amplified by great maturity and depth.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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 intimate Back March 3, 2017 By Anthony Phillips (Chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "As with only the best of Bach interpreters, Rachel Barton Pines plays along the exquisite threshold between subtle respect and passionate embrace." Report Abuse
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