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Bach: Sonaten & Partiten / Nathan Milstein


Release Date: 02/10/1998 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 457701   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nathan Milstein. Deutsche Grammophon 457 701 [2 CDs]

Nathan Milstein plays these magnificent pieces with patrician elegance, easily overcoming their all-but-insurmountable difficulties. His burnished tone has a warmth like that of mahogany, and his fine fingerwork and flawless bowing make for an assured connection of ideas. In the Chaconne to the D minor Partita – which can make even a very good violinist sound woefully overmatched and inept – he zeroes in with the sort of concentration one thought was reserved for chess champions. Here, as elsewhere in the cycle, Milstein projects not only the music’s emotive force, but Bach’s grand architecture as well. And thanks to the “Originals” remastering, his sound is more burnished
Read more than ever. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 
5.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Conway Hall, London, England 

Sound Samples

Sonata For Violin Solo No.1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: 1. Adagio
Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: 1. Allemande
Sonata For Violin Solo No.1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: 2. Fuga (Allegro)
Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: 2. Corrente
Sonata For Violin Solo No.1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: 3. Siciliana
Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: 3. Sarabande
Sonata For Violin Solo No.1 In G Minor, BWV 1001: 4. Presto
Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: 4. Giga
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: 1a. Allemanda
Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Ciaccona
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: - Double
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: - Double
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: - Double
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: - Double
Sonata For Violin Solo No.3 In C, BWV 1005: 1. Adagio
Sonata For Violin Solo No.3 In C, BWV 1005: 2. Fuga
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: 2a. Corrente
Sonata For Violin Solo No.3 In C, BWV 1005: 3. Largo
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: 3a. Sarabande
Sonata For Violin Solo No.3 In C, BWV 1005: 4. Allegro assai
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
Partita For Violin Solo No.1 In B Minor, BWV 1002: 4a. Tempo di Borea
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 2. Loure
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 3. Gavotte en Rondeau
Sonata For Violin Solo No.2 In A Minor, BWV 1003: 1. Grave
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 4a. Minuet I
Sonata For Violin Solo No.2 In A Minor, BWV 1003: 2. Fuga
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 4b. Minuet II
Sonata For Violin Solo No.2 In A Minor, BWV 1003: 3. Andante
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 5. Bourrée
Sonata For Violin Solo No.2 In A Minor, BWV 1003: 4. Allegro
Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E, BWV 1006: 6. Gigue

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