WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Bach: Harpsichord Partitas No 3, 5 & 6 / Igor Kipnis


Release Date: 08/01/2000 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 74007   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Igor Kipnis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you want a representative sample of Igor Kipnis' Bach, start with the introductory toccata to the E minor Partita (No. 6). You get little of the music's introspective undertones, but Kipnis' subtle registration changes, resourceful ornamentation, and rhythmic extroversion proves quite insidious. Some of Kipnis' textual emendations will surprise you, such as his duple-meter reading of the Fifth Partita's Allemanda. Only on the repeats does Kipnis reinstate the middle notes of the right hand triplet groupings. Then, too, one might be caught off guard by the breezy Courantes or certain movements aimed more toward listeners than dancers. Yet how wonderful it is to hear performances that are so inherently musical and alive, served up by a Read more master harpsichordist who is not ashamed to enjoy his own virtuosity. I enjoy it too. Let's hope the remainder of this long unavailable cycle also will gain CD reissue soon. And while we're at it, EMI, how about bringing out Kipnis' Goldberg Variations, still the most entertaining harpsichord version of this work on record. It's long overdue for CD reissue.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Partita for Keyboard no 3 in A minor, BWV 827 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Fantasia
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Allemande
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Courante
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Sarabande
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): V. Burlesca
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): VI. Scherzo
Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827 (2000 Digital Remaster): VII. Gigue
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Praembulum
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Allemanda
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Corrente
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Sarabande
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): V. Tempo di Minuetto
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): VI. Passepied
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 (2000 Digital Remaster): VII. Gigue
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Toccata
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Allemande
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Courante
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Air
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): V. Sarabande
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): VI. Tempo di gavotta
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (2000 Digital Remaster): VII. Gigue

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In