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Bach:Reflected / Schmid


Release Date: 07/12/2019 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 1892  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachBenjamin SchmidKurt WeillCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Benjamin SchmidGeorg BreinschmidDiknu SchneebergerStian Carstensen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Austrian violin virtuoso Benjamin Schmid about this recording: “after 30 years of playing the master, the time felt right to improvise on Bach: Bach as the inventor of “walking bass“; master of improvisation; figured bass and Realbook; swing of the centuries; variation as form; Sarabande and Blues; Aria and leadsheet; pedalpoint and modal jazz; counterpoint and voicing; Cantata and Gospel; ultimate chamber music….. I just followed the temptation and inspiration took over!“ Benjamin Schmid was born in Vienna and grew up in Salzburg. Among other competitions, he won the Carl Flesch Competition in London 1992, where he was also awarded the Mozart-, the Beethoven- and the Audience Prize. Since then he has performed on the world’s major stages Read more with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, David Zinman, Seiji Ozawa or Valery Gergiev. As one of the most versatile of today's violinists Benjamin Schmid combines his qualities as a soloist, the extraordinary broad range of his repertoire – in addition to the usual works he also plays the violin concertos by Hartmann, Gulda, Korngold, Muthspiel, Szymanowski, Lutoslawski and Reger – with his remarkable skill in jazz improvisation Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Stian Carstensen (Accordion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 2nd movement, Loure by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Emiko Uchiyama (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
3.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Stian Carstensen (Accordion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Andante Autonom by Benjamin Schmid
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
5.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Emiko Uchiyama (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Youkali "Tango Habanera" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Stian Carstensen (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934/1946; USA 
7.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Emiko Uchiyama (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
8.
Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; United States 
9.
Brein's Knights, for violin, piano & contrabass by Georg Breinschmid
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Miklós Skuta (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
10.
Biber Extension by Benjamin Schmid
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
11.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Emiko Uchiyama (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Caravan by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar),
Miklós Skuta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
13.
Nuages by Django Reinhardt
Performer:  Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Diknu Schneeberger (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

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