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Bach: French & English Suites / Stefan Temmingh


Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 795  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan TemminghAxel WolfDomen Marincic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For a modern recorder player, historical performance practice is certainly both principle as well as a native musical language. But if one wants to perform the works of J.S. Bach, the repertoire is very slim. Stefan Temmingh’s love of Bach pushed him to take on this challenge and concern himself with performance practice in the baroque. In an extensive booklet text, he argues that the harpsichord literature in the baroque era was transcribed for other instruments quasi as a “lingua franca”. Reorchestrated versions of Bach’s Concerto for Four Harpsichords (itself an arrangement of Vivaldi compositions), for example, can be found from the 18th century, usually for one or two melody instruments with continuo.

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Read more practice predominated in France, e.g. in connection with works by Couperin and Dieupart, which were certainly some of the sources of inspiration for Bach’s French Suites. Stefan Temmingh continues the long tradition of arranging such pieces for a melody instrument. Domen Marincic on the viola da gamba and Axel Wolf on the lute provide the ideal support for the basic sound of the recorder. Although this combination of instruments emphasizes another aspect of the composition, the fundamental idea behind the music does not change.
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Works on This Recording

1. Pedal-Exercitium, BWV 598 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
2. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017: 1st movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3. English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
4. French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
5. French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
7. Fugue for Lute in G minor, BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefan Temmingh (Recorder), Axel Wolf (Lute), Domen Marincic (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1725; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Sonata No. 4 for Harpsichord and Violin in C minor, BWV 1017 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): Sonata No. 4 for Harpsichord and Violin in C minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano: Largo (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute)
Pedal-Exercitium in G minor, BWV 598 (arr. for viola da gamba)
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): II. Allemande
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): III. Courante
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): IV. Sarabande
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): V. Bourree I-II
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): VI. Gigue
Lute Partita in E major, BWV 1006a: I. Preludio
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): I. Allemande
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): II. Courante
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): III. Sarabande
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): IV. Gavotte
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): V. Bourree
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): VI. Loure
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): VII. Gigue
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): I. Allemande
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): II. Courante
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): III. Sarabande
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): IV. Anglaise
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): V. Menuet - Trio
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): VI. Gigue
6 Schubler Chorales, BWV 645-650 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute): 6 Schubler Chorales, BWV 645-650: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. for recorder, viola da gamba and lute)
Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (arr. for lute)

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