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Bach: Complete Lute Suites / Sharon Isbin


Release Date: 08/05/2003 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 62198   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Critics' Choice Recording of the Year
Gramophone

Performing all four lute suites at this level of mastery can be deemed nothing less than a triumph...The digital recording perfectly expresses the clarity of her sparkling technique and the attention she pays to each melodic voice.
Guitar Player Magazine

Editors' Choice Best Recording
An awesome tour de force that shows Isbin's total command of her instrument and Bach's music.

CD Review

Critics' Choice Recording of the Year
Gramophone

Performing all four lute suites at this level of mastery can be deemed nothing less than a triumph...The digital recording perfectly expresses the clarity of her sparkling technique and the attention she pays to each melodic voice.
Guitar Player Magazine

Editors' Choice Best Recording
An awesome tour de force that shows Isbin's total command of her instrument and Bach's music.

CD Review
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Public Radio, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 21 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is transposed and performed in a minor on this recording. 
2.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Public Radio, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 17 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Public Radio, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 22 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is transposed and performed in a minor on this recording. 
4.
Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Public Radio, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 17 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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