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Bach: Complete Works for Lute / Imamura


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573936  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The considerable variety of Johann Sebastian Bach’s output for the lute stands witness to different periods of his life and career. This collection comprises Bach’s complete lute works, amply demonstrating his interest in its expressive qualities. These works include the technically demanding Partita BWV 1006a, Bach’s own transcription of his Cello Suite No. 5, three pieces from the St. John Passion and the St. Matthew Passion where the lute appears in an ensemble setting, and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998, described by the renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landowska as “of incomparable beauty… unique amongst Bach’s works.” Yasunori Imamura is recognized as one of the most prominent exponents of lute both as a soloist as well as a Read more continuo player, his more than 140 solo recordings receiving excellent reviews in various audio magazines, with the Diapason d’or and Joker de Crescendo awards for his recordings of Weiss’ Lute Sonatas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
6.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Fugue for Lute in G minor, BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1725; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 65, Ja! freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 31, Betrachte, meine seel' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Matthäus-Passion: Komm, süßes Kreuz, so will ich sagen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yasunori Imamura (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736 

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