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Bach: Two-Part Inventions & Sinfonias / Andrea Bacchetti


Release Date: 05/26/2009 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 629   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Last year Arthaus released a DVD together with a CD of the young Andrea Bacchetti playing the Goldberg Variations, introducing them too, in a manic harangue. The CD is a great performance, though Bacchetti’s style is so emphatic that it prohibits really fast tempi. On the seventy tracks of these two new discs he plays in the same mode, but with some calmer patches. There isn’t a dull moment in two and a half hours, and even the simplest pieces – though all Bach’s simplicities are deceptive – turn out to be gems under Bacchetti’s passionate fingers.

For anyone who, like me, knows the Little Preludes and Fugues only as pieces to play, or attempt, with exasperation at their difficulties, their magnificence will be a revelation.
Read more These very small pieces tend not to be performed, and therefore not listened to, but none of them is dispensable. It goes without saying that the Two-Part Inventions and the Sinfonias (otherwise Three-Part Inventions) are masterpieces, even if they only last for two minutes. Bacchetti, like all great Bach players, endows every note with life, to the point of fanaticism. What is interesting is that in this context the two works that one is most likely to know, the Sixth French Suite and the Second Partita, don’t, as I expected, stand out from the rest, but show that Bach was almost incapable of writing an uninspired piece. The recording is slightly rattly, and catches Bacchetti’s odd gasp or groan - nothing Gouldian – but doesn’t undermine the exalted level of the performance.

-- BBC Music Magazine, September 2009
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Works on This Recording

1. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Two-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 773 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Two-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 774 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4. Two-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 775 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Two-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 776 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6. Two-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 777 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
7. Two-Part Invention no 7 in E minor, BWV 778 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
8. Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
9. Two-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 780 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
10. Two-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 781 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
11. Two-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 782 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
12. Two-Part Invention no 12 in A major, BWV 783 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
13. Two-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
14. Two-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 785 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
15. Two-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
16. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
17. Three-Part Invention no 2 in C minor, BWV 788 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
18. Three-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 789 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
19. Three-Part Invention no 4 in D minor, BWV 790 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
20. Three-Part Invention no 5 in E flat major, BWV 791 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
21. Three-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 792 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
22. Three-Part Invention no 7 in E minor, BWV 793 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
23. Three-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 794 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
24. Three-Part Invention no 9 in F minor, BWV 795 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
25. Three-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 796 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
26. Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
27. Three-Part Invention no 12 in A major, BWV 798 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
28. Three-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 799 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
29. Three-Part Invention no 14 in B flat major, BWV 800 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
30. Three-Part Invention no 15 in B minor, BWV 801 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
31. French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
32. Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
33. Little Preludes (6): no 1 in C major, BWV 933 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
34. Little Preludes (6): no 2 in C minor, BWV 934 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
35. Little Preludes (6): no 3 in D minor, BWV 935 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
36. Little Preludes (6): no 4 in D major, BWV 936 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
37. Little Preludes (6): no 5 in E major, BWV 937 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
38. Little Preludes (6): no 6 in E minor, BWV 938 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
39. Prelude in C major, BWV 939 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
40. Prelude in D minor, BWV 940 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
41. Prelude in E minor, BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
42. Prelude in A minor, BWV 942 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
43. Prelude in C major, BWV 943 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
44. Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
45. Prelude in C major, BWV 924 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
46. Prelude in D minor, BWV 926 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
47. Praeambulum in F major, BWV 927 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
48. Praeambulum in G minor, BWV 930 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
49. Prelude in F major, BWV 928 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
50. Prelude in D major, BWV 925 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
51. Prelude in A minor, BWV 931 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
52. Fughetta in C minor, BWV 961 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
53. Fugue in C major, BWV 952 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
54. Fugue in C major, BWV 953 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1723 
55. Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
56. Prelude and Fughetta in D minor, BWV 899 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
57. Prelude and Fughetta in E minor, BWV 900 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
58. Prelude and Fughetta in A minor, BWV 895 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrea Bacchetti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725 

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