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Bach: Sonatas For Unaccompanied Violin / Nathan Milstein


Release Date: 02/13/2001 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 66869   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The late Nathan Milstein’s 1975 stereo remake (DG mid-price) was his own preferred version of these pillars of the violin repertoire with which he had been so associated since his youth in Odessa. But his (broadly faster) mid-Fifties New York account, now remastered and restored by EMI, was a famous yardstick of its time – a grandly phrased, aristocratically structured, Romantically resonant statement to treasure beside Menuhin and Heifetz. These are epic virtuoso performances justifying Milstein’s view that with this music the performer could ‘bask in the most glamorous light’. Stylistically, purists will object to their expressive liberty and gesture. But few will be able to resist their artistry or intensity of delivery.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1954 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 14 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1956 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 20 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1956 
Venue:  Capitol 46th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 21 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005: IV. Allegro assai
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Fuga (Allegro)
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Siciliano
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Presto
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Grave
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Fuga
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Andante
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro
Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio
Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Fuga
Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Largo
Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro assai

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