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Bach: Partitas No 2 & 6; Toccata / David Fray


Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 709442   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Fray, described as "perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach-player of his generation," launched his Virgin Classics career with Bach and this is his third album to feature the composer's keyboard music. "We shouldn't be afraid of acknowledging the expressiveness of Bach's music," says Fray. "The Romantics don't have a monopoly on expressivity!" David Fray, described as "perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach-player of his generation," launched his Virgin Classics career with Bach and this is his third album to feature the composer's keyboard music. "We shouldn't be afraid of acknowledging the expressiveness of Bach's music," says Fray. "The Romantics don't have a monopoly on expressivity!" Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 

Sound Samples

Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: I Sinfonia - Grave. Adagio - Andante
Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: II Allemande
Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: III Courante
Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: IV Sarabande
Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: V Rondeau
Partita No.2 in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 826: VI Capriccio
Toccata in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur BWV 911
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: I Toccata
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: II Allemande
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: III Courante
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: IV Air
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: V Sarabande
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: VI Tempo di gavotta
Partita No.6 in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur BWV 830: VII Gigue

Customer Reviews

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 Inspiring February 9, 2013 By Kathleen S. (Poulsbo, WA) See All My Reviews "I was inspired by the personal story of David Fray on the promo video. This is now the morning encouragement for a friend's third grade students, to settle to work for the day. The Bach selections are flowing, yet upbeat enough to energize the thinking process." Report Abuse
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