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Bach 'n' Blues / Iskandar Widjaja

Poulenc / Ravel / Bach / Widjaja / Dranchuk
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 822   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis PoulencMaurice RavelHeinrich Ignaz BiberJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Iksander WidjajaAnastassiya Dranchuk
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the booklet that accompanies this CD, Iskandar Widjaja, born in 1986 in Berlin, describes the recording with these words: "These two worlds, "Bach“ and "Blues“ are extremes meant to reflect my musical schizophrenia. Music full of childlike imagination and religious intensity. Or childlike intensity and religious imagination?“ Iskandar Widjaja has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Spain and the USA in such concert halls as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Karajan Konzertsaal of the UdK Berlin, the Opera di Brescia, the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta and the Tel Aviv Opera. He regularly appears as a soloist and concertmaster with the Berlin Chamber Soloists. The artist Read more plays a Franciscus Geissenhof violin from 1793. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Iksander Widjaja (Violin), Anastassiya Dranchuk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Blues by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Iksander Widjaja (Violin), Anastassiya Dranchuk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 
3.
Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Iksander Widjaja (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Bohemia 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Iksander Widjaja (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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